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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • Submission information inserted in the web site, must be complete:

    - all requested fields, both english and spanish

    - all authors, with its affiliation data
  • The document has complete information about authors (the editors will adapt the document for the double blind review)
  • The document has not been previously published or submitted for review to another journal or conference.
  • The document is 100% adapted to the provided template Word Template; it is a Word 2010 (or above) file
  • The document is fully compliant with bibliographic and style requirements, as mentioned in the Author Guidelines,

Author Guidelines

Guidelines for authors

Template

Here you can download the template that should be used to create the article: Word Template.

The manuscript should be delivered "ready for publication", it must fully comply (100%) with the template's format and must be submitted in editable Word format.

Types of articles and topics

Manuscripts must present original works of scientific and technological research in engineering.

Topics to be considered are mainly within the field of Engineering careers: Food, Environmental, Mechatronics, Industrial, Petroleum, Automotive and Computer Science.

Manuscripts will be addressed to the community of teachers, researchers and university students, undergraduate and graduate students in general.

Delivery deadlines

Enfoque UTE receives manuscripts constantly during the year; they are immediately included in the review process. Accepted manuscripts will be scheduled for publication in a later edition of the journal.

Receiving a manuscript for review, in no way guarantees its acceptance.

Enfoque UTE can not assure any time limit for the mansucripts reviewing process. From reception of a manuscript to its acceptance or definitive rejection, an indeterminate time may pass; however, the average delay is usually between 3 - 6 months.

Publication frequency

Enfoque UTE publishes four issues a year, at the end of the months of March, June, September and December.

Peer review process

The Editorial Committee reserves the right to decide if the proposed article meets the initial criteria, in accordance with the editorial guidelines of the journal, including: originality, novelty, interest, style, focus, relevance, and all those appropriate to the interests of the journal. Only if the article meets all the criteria of the editorial line will it proceed to the next stage.

Articles considered relevant will undergo a double-blind peer review process. The Editorial Committee, in consultation with the collaborators of the journal, will appoint specialist reviewers on the topic of the article.

The experts will evaluate the work and issue an opinion. If modifications are recommended, a detailed report will be sent to the author with the pertinent observations to make the appropriate changes. As soon as the work is accepted or rejected definitively, the author will receive an official communication.

Originality and rights

The authors, when submitting their manuscripts to the journal, commit to the following:

- They ensure that the material is original, the result of their work and of the co-authors.
- The article has not been accepted for publication, nor is it in the process of being reviewed in another journal.
- The author and his co-authors own the rights to all the material used in the article.
- As soon as the article is accepted for publication in the journal, the main author will send a signed document in which he confirms the aforementioned and transfers the publication rights to the journal. This document is an essential requirement to publish an article in Enfoque UTE.

General Instructions

The article must be written in Spanish or English.

Title, summary and keywords must be presented in both English and Spanish, and should preferably not consider words included in the title.

The list of authors should be restricted only to those who have made significant contributions to the research.

The length of the article should be between 10 and 15 pages, respecting the format of the template, which is briefly summarized below.

The number of figures (images, photographs) will be reduced to the minimum strictly necessary. Too many figures will be considered negatively in the evaluation. Photographs must be high resolution (minimum 300dpi) and their location within the text must be clearly indicated. All figures, tables, diagrams and graphs must be presented integrated in the text.

Document Structure

All articles must have the following structure ordering:

TITLE. The title should be brief and explicit. Written in English and Spanish (TÍTULO)

AUTHORS. For every author, add the following information to the first page footer: Institution, City, Country, email. All the authors of the same Institution will share a single footer reference, including a compact list of all the emails: {email1, email2, email3} @ x.y

ABSTRACT. The abstract is a very important element of the document that is submitted for evaluation, so it must meet the following requirements: Written in English and Spanish (RESUMEN). Should describe the work done in a few words. The author must use his ability to synthesize in order to distinguish in the abstract the important from the accessory. Highlight the most relevant points of the work and include a brief summary of the main conclusions reached, without covering them all. Create interest in the reader. The author should present those points of view or angles of the approaches of the subject, in broader contexts, so that they motivate those reading the abstract, to read the entire document. The abstract extension cannot be more than 200 words.

KEYWORDS. Maximum five words that serve as descriptors of the work. Written in English and Spanish (PALABRAS CLAVE).

INTRODUCTION. Point out what the complete work consists of, its objective, background, current state of the art, hypothesis and the proposed objectives.

MATERIALS AND METHODS. Describe precisely the procedure performed to verify the hypothesis and the resources used in them.

RESULTS. Explain the product of the work clearly, you can present measurement or quantification data.

DISCUSSION. Interpret the results according to similar studies, ie correlate the results of the study with other studies, state the advantages of the study, their contributions, avoiding adjectives that praise the results.

CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS. Specify which results were obtained and if they allowed to fulfill the objectives, to propose perspectives of the study, the application of the results.

BIBLIOGRAPHY. List the main bibliographical sources consulted, using the APA style.

Additional Information

If you require additional information or special help, please contact extensions 2232 or 2238, or email: enfoque@ute.edu.ec