Focus and scope

TecnoLógicas is an open access scientific journal, edited by the Instituto Tecnológico Metropolitano of Medellin, created to promote the dissemination of knowledge that leads to improve academic training and professional practice in the fields of engineering and applied technology. The journal TecnoLógicas is a peer-reviewed publication, which uses a double blind peer review system; publishes research, review or reflection articles, original and relevant in the area. High quality contributions are welcome on a permanent basis.

The journal TecnoLógicas publishes articles that are framed in the following fields of research:

  • Biotecnología
  • Ciencias de la tierra y medioambientales
  • Computación y ciencias de la información
  • Ingeniería agrícola y de alimentos
  • Ingeniería eléctrica y electrónica
  • Ingeniería informática y sistemas de información
  • Ingeniería de materiales
  • Ingeniería mecánica
  • Ingeniería química
  • Otras ingenierías y tecnologías

Open access policy

This journal is freely available online on the TecnoLógicas web site. The journal contents can be totally or partially reproduced as long as the relevant citation (authors and journal details) is included and the information is used for scientific research or educational purposes. The view-points and opinions expressed in the published papers and what others may do of them are the responsibility of the authors.

Publication charges

As a source of financing, the magazine counts for its operation with the resources assigned by the Metropolitan Technological Institute, a public entity.

The jorunal TecnoLógicas in any of its sections, charges no fee for processes of review, edition or publication of articles.

Publication frecuency

The journal TecnoLógicas publishes 3 issues per year (as of 2017): January - April, May - August and September - December.

The journal has a digital object identifier (DOI) for electronic editions and their respective published articles, in order to guarantee permanent access, interoperability, intellectual property and increase scientific visibility.

Copyright notice

With the declaration of originality and ineditude, either through a signed letter or acceptance of terms, in the magazine's sending platform; the authors declare under oath that the submitted manuscript is an original and unpublished work created by those who submit it and that all the aforementioned authors made a substantial creative contribution to the work. They also declare that no equal or substantially similar article has been published or submitted for publication, in any format or means of publication prior to this request.

In the event that the manuscript is approved for publication, the authors must assign free of charge to the INSTITUTO TECNOLÓGICO METROPOLITANO all the corresponding patrimonial rights of authors, including but not limited to the rights of reproduction, public communication, placing disposition, distribution and transformation, without any limit as to the number of copies and the means through which said reproduction, public communication, making available, distribution and transformation will take place, which could be any known or unknown means.

The METROPOLITAN TECHNOLOGICAL INSTITUTE shall be the sole holder of the rights of reproduction, distribution, public communication, making available and transformation on THE ARTICLE which may reproduce, distribute, communicate and make available to the public totally or partially, free of charge or onerous, in any format, including, but not limited to printed format, pdf, xml, and html, in electronic media, print, internet, and other media known or unknown. In addition, you can include THE ARTICLE in international indexes and databases.

Additionally, the authors must state that they will keep the INSTITUTO TECNOLÓGICO METROPOLITANO harmless against any judicial, extrajudicial, administrative or any other claim on the patrimonial rights of authors that fall on the authors of THE ARTICLE and will be in defense of the METROPOLITAN TECHNOLOGICAL INSTITUTE before any requirement that is made regarding the originality, ineditude and patrimonial rights of the author on THE ARTICLE.

That, the METROPOLITAN TECHNOLOGICAL INSTITUTE, according to its editorial policies, authorizes the self-archiving or deposit of THE ARTICLE at the time of the acceptance of the work and in its post-print version (editorial version) in personal web pages and in institutional or thematic repositories.

The texts published in this magazine, as of June of the year 2018, are under a Creative Commons License "Recognition-Non-Commercial-Share Equal" that allows others:

In accordance with the provisions of Agreement 034 of 2014 (ITM Intellectual Property Statute) Article 19 "The ideas expressed in the works and investigations published and / or manifested by their professors, contractors, administrative officers, servers, collaborators, apprentices, Visitors, students and researchers in any context are the sole responsibility of their authors and are not expressions of the Institution's official thinking. "

History of the journal

In December 1998 the TecnoLógicas magazine was published for the first time, with the aim of disseminating the investigative work of the Metropolitan Technological Institute. Also, its purpose has been to build the practice of periodic recording of its production, accompanied by a work of dissemination of universal knowledge. The journal, therefore, accommodates the results of research carried out by local professors and researchers, academic texts and foreign writers. Today, with the demands of education and scientific production, the journal faces the challenges of greater quality and efficiency. Therefore, the articles are subject to the evaluation of specialized arbitrators in the subjects, in such a way that they guarantee their general editors and the beneficiary community, the scientific quality, the originality, the true contribution to the educational development with critical positions, analytical or interpretative that help the national and international visibility of the magazine.

Digital preservation policy 

As a mechanism of control, preservation and long-term guarantee of the availability of the works published in the magazine and in compliance with the Colombian legal deposit, backups of each edition are sent to the National Library of Colombia, to the Carlos Castro Saavedra Departmental Library , the National University Library and the Library of Congress.