Template for article preparation

We suggest that the authors present the articles according to the criteria of style and format, following the guidelines that are given and making use of the "Template for authors". Remember that only articles that conform to the formal conditions of presentation are evaluated.


Template for authors


Style Recommendations

Format: The mandatory format is two columns, a single space between lines of text, leaving a space between subtitle and text, and without leaving space between paragraphs. The paper size should be "letter" (21.59 in width by 27.94 in length), vertically. The margins should be: 2.5 cm in all directions. All the text of the article (including headings of tables, figure captions and bibliographical references) must be written using the Century Schoolbook font, with the exception of section titles, in which the Britannic Bold font should be used. For the main text of the article should use a font size of 11 pts., For tables, headings of tables, feet of figures, and references this will be 9 pts. Section titles should be written in a capital letter, with a size of 12 pts, while subsection titles should be of 11 pts and the initial capitalization for the first word and for proper names should be used.

Tables and figures that come from analysis equipment, control instruments or similar instruments, and that do not meet the standards of clarity, clarity, and simplicity should not be incorporated. Do not insert figures and tables with unnecessary funds and ornaments. The figures can be in color, as long as it is guaranteed that their quality is preserved when printed in gray scale.

Title: The title of the article must be in English and Spanish. The title must clearly, accurately and concisely represent the content of the work. Where possible, the title should not make use of abbreviations or acronyms. The title should be centered between the margins, written in capital letters and bold, in a font of 14 pts.

Authors: The citation names (name used by the author in scientific publications) of each of the authors must be included, including in any case at least the first name and the first surname, for example, they are valid: Juan Pérez or Juan M Pérez or Juan Pérez-González, but not J. Pérez. The consecutive elements in the list of authors must be separated by commas, written in italics. Inserted numbers should be used as superscripts at the end of each author's last name to indicate their filiation later.

Affiliations: The name of the institution to which the author is affiliated and the email address must be specified. In the case of authors affiliated with universities, the name of the academic unit, school or department must be followed by the name of the university. In the case of authors affiliated with companies, the name of the department, division or section must first be given, followed by the name of the company. Affiliations are listed preceded by the number that was inserted as a superscript at the end of each author's surname.

Possible evaluators: The name, institution and institutional electronic mail of three possible evaluators of the article must be included. These should not belong to the ITM nor to the affiliations institutions of the authors; neither must they have participated in publications with any of the authors, in the three years prior to submitting the article.

Summary: The summary must be a paragraph and must contain exactly what is presented, in a simple and direct language (must have between 200 and 300 words). The summary must: (i) establish the objective and scope of the study conducted and presented; (ii) describe the methodology; (iii) summarize the most important results; and (iv) establish the main conclusions. A summary should not contain information or conclusions that are not included in the article, abbreviations should not be used and references should not be cited.

Keywords: Five keywords must be included. Consecutive items in the keyword list must be separated by commas. Each element of the keyword list can consist of a maximum of four words including prepositions.

Abstrac: It must be a correct and accurate translation into the English language of the text that appears in the summary in Spanish. Authors who do not have a good command of English should be advised to ensure that the translation is of high quality. The same editing format specified for the summary in Spanish should be used.

Keywords: It must be a correct and accurate translation into the English language of each keyword. Authors who do not have a good command of English should be advised to ensure that the translation is of high quality. It is recommended for the assignment of the keywords to consult thesauri specialized in the subject treated to specify the terminology that represents the content of the manuscript.

Main text: For articles of scientific and technological research, the main text of the work should be composed of five sections: 1. Introduction, 2. Methodology, 3. Results and discussion, 4. Conclusions, 5. References. If applicable, an additional section for Acknowledgments may be included. A title should be included for each of these sections that should be written adjusted to the left margin with uppercase and bold letters, without underlining or numeration. The subtitles, also adjusted to the left, must be written in lowercase letters, without bold letters, except for the first letter and the first letter of the proper names, which must be written with a capital letter.

A space must be left before each subtitle. The use of footnotes is not allowed, everything must be included in the text. All foreign language names and words should be written as they are used in their language, except in cases where there is an accepted Spanish language. The names of countries, institutions and people should follow the official spelling that distinguishes them.

When the sentence ends with parentheses, stripe or quotation marks, the point will be placed immediately after such signs. The ellipsis are three, only. The question marks in Spanish are placed both in the opening and in the closing of the sentence. Same the exclamation mark. The word that follows the question mark or the word of admiration does not necessarily have to start with a capital letter. It depends on the context. The point of both signs serves as a point, in case the phrase that follows them is separated by a period.

Equations: They should appear centered with respect to the main text. Consecutive Arabic numerals (written in parentheses near the right margin) should be used to label the equations, as in (1). All equations must be referenced in the text. The equations must be written in the MS Office Word® equation editor and not embedded as images in the text.

Refer to the equations as "(1)", not as "Ec. (1) "or" equation (1) ", except at the beginning of a sentence. It is important that the meaning and the units used in each term of the expressions be fully defined. The use of the International System of Units (SI) is recommended. For all the numerical quantities that are reported in the main text of the work and in the equations, tables and figures, the comma should be used to separate the decimal figures.

Tables: Embedded tables are not accepted as an image. These must be created in MS Office Word® or MS Office Excel®. The tables must be numbered consecutively using Arabic numerals and according to the order of appearance in the text including an explanatory title at the top of the table (eg: see Table 1). At the end of the explanatory title, the source of the table must be included, even if it has been developed by the authors. All tables must be cited in the text as "Table X", where X is the corresponding number. The columns in the table must have headers. Only horizontal lines should be used to separate the entries in the table. Vertical lines should not be used to separate the columns in the table. Tables should be "inserted" into the text of the article and placed close to the text and after they are mentioned. In case the table occupies the total width of the page, it should be located at the end of the page or the beginning of the next one (See Table 1.).

Figures: All figures (ie, plans, diagrams, illustrations, photographs, etc.) must be numbered consecutively using Arabic numerals and in order of appearance in the text and must include a very brief explanatory legend in the lower part of the figure (ex. .: see Fig. 1). At the end of the legend, the source of the figure must be included, as it has been done by the authors. All figures should be referenced in the text as "Fig. X ", where X is the corresponding number. The figures should be "inserted" in the text of the article and placed close to the text where they are referenced. In case the figure should occupy the width of the page, it should be located at the top or bottom of the page.

All the figures and images can be in color for the electronic version, however, the authors must provide a gray version for the printed version, which must also comply with the clarity and clarity standards; in the case of figures with several lines, they must show good contrast. The images and figures obtained by means of a scanner must be clear. The text included in the figures must be written in a font size that is readable when the figure is reduced during the process of diagramming. The figures must be included as original images imported or copied to the work file from a graphic tool with a sufficiently high resolution so that readability is not sacrificed when the size of the figures is adjusted during the editing process. The text inside the figure must be the same language as the article.

Conclusions: The article should include a section describing the main conclusions of the study presented, derived from the analysis of the results. This section must be clear and precise and must have a suitable extension concordant with the results of the work.

Acknowledgments: If the authors wish, it may include a section of Acknowledgments, written in a sober manner, of no more than 4 lines in a column and which will be located immediately after the Conclusions.

References: The citation system used is the IEEE. The numbering of the references must be done consecutively, in the order of appearance and in rectangular brackets, within the punctuation [1]. In the text, simply quote the reference number, as in [2]. Do not use "Ref. [2] "or" reference [2] "except at the beginning of a sentence. Multiple references should be numbered with separate brackets, for example: "... as demonstrated in [3], [4] and in accordance with [5] - [7]". The names of the authors can be indicated, but the reference number must always be given, for example: "... as demonstrated by Brown [8]; Brown and Jones [9], [10]; and Wood et al. [11] - [13] ". Use et al. only when three or more authors are given.

The list of bibliographical references should be given at the end of the text of the work after the Conclusions section, or Acknowledgments if this is the case. References are included organized according to the order of citation in the text, not in alphabetical order. Authors should carefully verify that all citations in the text of the article appear in the list of bibliographic references. Only the references that have been cited in the main text of the work, in the tables or in the figures should appear in the list. The word Bibliography should not be used as a synonym for References.

The number of citations and their references must be in accordance with the work, its extension and type. At least 50 references are required for review articles. You should avoid citing local reports of little scope and visibility or non-formal references, such as Web pages, blogs, among others. The following format should be used:

Journals: Author (s), "Title of the article," Abbreviated Name. of the Magazine, vol. X, no. X, pp. XXX-XXX, Month Abbrev., Year. Examples:

[1] R. E. Kalman, "New results in linear filtering and prediction theory," J. Basic Eng., Vol. 83, pp. 95-108, Mar. 1961.

[2] P. Bernardi, R. Cicchetti and O. Testa, "An accurate UTD model for the analysis of complex indoor radio environments in microwave WLAN systems," IEEE Trans. Antennas Propag., Vol. 52, no. 6, pp. 1509-1520, Jun. 2004.

Books: Author (s), Title of the book, Xth ed. City of the publisher, Country if it is not USA: Editorial, year. Examples:

[3] B. Klaus and P. Horn, Robot vision. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1986.

[4] J. P. Stiles, Handbook of non-conventional energy, 2nd ed. London, United Kingdom: Brooks Publishers, 1990.

Chapter of books: Author (s), "Title of the chapter of the book," in Title of the book, Xth ed. City of the publisher, Country if it is not USA: Editorial, year, ch. X, sec. X, pp. XXX-XXX. Examples:

[5] L. Stein, "Random patterns," in Computers and You, J. S. Brake, Ed. New York: Wiley, 1994, pp. 55-70.

[6] G. O. Young, "Synthetic structure of industrial plastics," in Plastics, vol. 3, Polymers of Hexadromicon, J. Peters, Ed., 2nd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1964, pp. 15-64.

Conferences or conferences: Author (s), "Title of the article," in Name of the conference, City, Country, year, pp. XXX-XXX. Examples:

[7] S. Arnofsky, P. Doshi, R. Kenneth, D. Hanover, R. Mercado and D. Schleck, "Radiofrequency field surveys in hospitals," in Proc. of the 1995 IEEE Bioengineering Conference, Bar Harbor, USA, 1995, pp. 129-131.

[8] D. B. Payne and J. R. Stern, "Wavelength-switched passively coupled single-mode optical network," in Proc. IOOC-ECOC, 1985, pp. 585-590.

Standard: Standard title, Standard number, date. Examples:

[9] IEEE Criteria for Class IE Electric Systems, IEEE Standard 308, 1969.

[10] Letter Symbols for Quantities, ANSI Standard Y10.5-1968.

 Thesis: Author, "Title of the thesis," Type of thesis, Abbrev. Dept., Abbrev. Univ., City of the Univ., Year. Examples:

[11] J. O. Williams, "Narrow-band analyzer," Ph.D. dissertation, Dept. Elect. Eng., Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA, 1993.

[12] N. Kawasaki, "Parametric study of thermal and chemical nonequilibrium nozzle flow," M.Sc. thesis, Dept. Electron. Eng., Osaka Univ., Osaka, Japan, 1993.

References should be entered into the text using a reference handler. Although any of the widely used (Zotero, EndNote, among others) is accepted, the use of Mendeley (https://www.mendeley.com) is suggested for this purpose. Additionally, in case your article is accepted, you must attach a file in .bib format, containing each of the references included in the text.