Journal History

Journal History

General information

The journal Ingeniería y Universidad: Engineering for Development is edited and published at la Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, every six months.

Our average response time to final decision is 7.2 months.

•Ingeniería y Universidad has been recently indexed by Scopus, Wos via SciELO and Engineering Village


Ingeniería y Universidad aims to promote and divulgate relevant and novel research work in the field of industrial applications on engineering.

Considered Works:

Ingeniería y Universidad - Engineering for development publishes works focusing on sustainable human development. Target manuscripts consider Humans as final recipients of engineering research activity. This activity comes from any engineering field to provide useful solutions for the improvement of quality of life by reducing risks, using new sustainable materials, better using natural resources, satisfying energy and food demands, increasing industry competitiveness and designing new safe jobs for human beings. Contributions with global relevance with potential of local application considering social, ethical, cultural, economic, environmental aspects are especially welcomed.

Editorial Policies 

Ingeniería y Universidad publishes manuscripts of high quality and novelty in the different areas of Engineering. The journal is especially interested in local and regional contributions of global interest.

All contributions will be subjected to peer-review process. The names of both authors and reviewers will not be known to either party. The assigned reviewers will pronounce their concept as to the quality of the papers, both in their scientific content and their editorial content, following the guidelines and criteria established by de Journal’s Editorial Board.

Evaluation results will be announced in the following terms: To be published, pending some observations, and rejected. An article with a pending concept can be submitted again by the authors to be subjected to new peer review process. The Journal’s Editorial Board may also contribute suggestions in order to improve the manuscript and will ultimately decide whether the contribution is worth publishing in Ingeniería y Universidad.

The publication of an article does not imply that the Editor, the Journal’s Editorial Board or the Faculty of Engineering agree with its content. Responsibility for the work’s content falls entirely and exclusively on the authors. All papers must be original and unpublished. The author or authors must warrant the unpublished nature of their work and that they have obtained the relevant permit from whomever incumbent to use any material which does not belong to them. The Journal’s Editorial Board reserves the right to accept and publish work already published. In the last case, the author or authors must acknowledge this fact and thus include the respective bibliographic reference.

Authorization of Electronic Copies and Authors Rights Once a paper has been accepted for publication, the article in its entirety will be at the Journal’s disposal for its use whether directly or via intermediaries, whether in print or in electronic media, and will be free to publish it in print or electronic media, to keep it in electronic format for storage in its own Web sites or at any other publisher’s. The purpose of the above is to spread the relevant work among the national and international scientific and academic community and is strictly non-profit. Thus, the author or authors will submit a written authorization to allow the above mentioned publication outlets. The author or authors will keep moral and property rights.

Periodicity: Semiannual


Favio Andres Florez

Editorial Review

Editorial Pontificia Universidad Javeriana


Maria Angelica Ospina Martinez - Editorial Pontificia Universidad Javeriana

Ella Suarez - Editorial Pontificia Universidad Javeriana



Yezid Orlando Pérez Alemán

Ex Director and Editor

Dr. Perez was the founder and director of the Journal Ingeniería y Universidad since its creation in year 1997 until year 2012. Dr. Pérez studied Industrial Engineering at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. He also studied graduate studies in Finances at Universidad de los Andes and later completed doctoral studies in Economics at the Technische Universität Darmstadt, in the Federal Republic of Germany.

He started working at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in 1989. Since 1997, he was appointed Full professor. Between the year 2000 and 2006 he served as Director of the Department of Productive Processes (currently Department of Industrial Engineering) of the School of Engineering. Since May 2006 to 2012 he was adviser of the Administrative Vice-Presidency of the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. From March 2012 Dr. Perez is  the Secretary of Planning of the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana.

He has been visiting professor of the master's program in Energy and Environment at the University of Calgary and the Latin American Energy Organization and has completed stays as visiting researcher at the Technische Universität Darmstadt, at the Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien and at the Universität Dortmund.


5. Indexing

The Journal is included in the following indexation services, bibliographic databases and directories:

- SciVerse Scopus- ISI WoS

- Chemical Abstracts

- Directory of Open Access Journals

- Dialnet

- Universidad de La Rioja

- Ebsco –Information Journal Services

- Fuente Académica

- Google Scholar

- Índice Nacional de Publicaciones Periódicas Científicas y Tecnológicas


- Índice de Revistas Latinoamericanas en Ciencias

- Periódica Red de Información C&T para América Latina y El Caribe

- Red de Revistas Científicas de América Latina y el Caribe

- Redalyc

- Scielo - Colombia

- Sistema Regional de Información en Línea para Revistas Científicas de América Latina, el Caribe, España y Portugal - Latindex

- Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory

Databases open access electronic journals

- Elektronische Zeitschriftenbibliothek

- Universitätsbibliothek Braunschweig

- Elektronische Zeitschriftenbibliothek

- Universitätsbibliothek Regensburg

- Oxford University E-Journals


La revista está incluida en los siguientes índices, bases de datos bibliográficas y directorios:

SCImago Journal & Country Rank

Bases de datos de acceso abierto de revistas electrónicas>

Elektronische Zeitschriftenbibliothek - Universitätsbibliothek Braunschweig 

Elektronische Zeitschriftenbibliothek - Universitätsbibliothek Regensburg 

Oxford University E-Journals