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  • The article is written in English or Spanish. The paper will be published in English, for these reason, when paper will be aproved, the authors should to translate or make a certificated professional English review on their own.
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  • The text carries out with the bibliographic and style requirements indicated in the author guidelines and it has not been previously published.
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General information

The journal Ingeniería y Universidad: Engineering for Development is edited by the School of Engineering at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. Ingeniería y Universidad: Engineering for Development aims to promote and disclose novel and relevant research work in the field of engineering.

The journal is aimed at engineering students, professional engineers, researchers, and more broadly, anyone interested in scientific and technological developments in engineering. The journal publishes only manuscripts in the English language. 

Topics of interest

Ingeniería y Universidad: Engineering for Development publishes scientific contributions and technological developments in the different areas of Engineering. The journal especially welcomes articles on topics related to robotics and industrial automation, bio-engineering, environmental engineering, industrial engineering and transportation engineering, and logistics.

Types of contributions

Original articles are particularly welcome, but also review articles and commentaries are considered.

Submission process (See Submission Guidelines Paper - Spanish)

Contributions must be submitted through the Open Journal System (OJS) platform: http://revistas.javeriana.edu.co/index.php/IyU/index. To submit manuscripts authors must first register. During the submission process, authors will be required to provide suitable independent reviewers to speed up the process. Authors must send manuscripts following the journal’s structure, format, and reference system.

Minimum formatting requirements (See template - Authors Information)
All contributions must comply with the following specifications:

• Fill the authors information form (Download here).

• Articles must be submitted in electronic format using a text editor, preferably MS Word.

• Articles should be written in Times New Roman, size 12, single-spaced. A maximum of 5400 words including references is acceptable.

• Articles should have a single column with justified text. 

All graphs, figures, and illustrations should be located in the article, indicating titles and source and in a low resolution.

In addition, all graphs, figures, and illustrations must be submitted as separate files using a high-quality format.

Suggested content for the articles (See template)

Structure of the articles (applies mainly to original research articles)

Keywords at least 3.
Materials and Methods

Abstract (See template)
The abstract must not exceed 200 words. It should be concrete and include the main results of the contribution. (See suggestion for abstract)

The abstract or summary should be structured. It consists of a paragraph formed by a set of sentences or short sentences that describe the most relevant of each part of the manuscript, the following sections: Objective; Methods and materials; Results and discussion; Conclusions and Keywords.


Objective: This research aims to observe the extent to which several surface treatment techniques increase the surface roughness of titanium alloy implants which was manufactured via electrical discharge machining (EDM). The effects of these techniques were also observed to decrease the Cu content on the implant surface. Materials and Methods: In this research, ultrasonic cleaning, rotary tumbler polishing, and brushing were employed as techniques to increase the roughness of a titanium implant which was manufactured via EDM, to the moderately rough category, and to reduce the contaminant element deposited on its surface. An MTT (3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yr)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide) assay test was also used to observe the effect of these engineered specimens with respect to mesenchymal stem cells’ proliferation. Results and Discussion: The results show that ultrasonic cleaning and rotary tumbler polishing created a significant increase (90% and 67%, respectively) in the surface roughness. On the other hand, brushing was shown to be the best benchmark for reducing the contamination of Copper (Cu). Furthermore, rotary tumbler polishing and brushing can increase the percentage of living cells compared to the original surface EDM specimens. Conclusion: All micro-finishing methods that were employed are able to increase the surface roughness of Ti alloy based-implant to a moderately rough category.

Writing style

The writing must be straightforward and technical. The International Unit system should be employed. All abbreviations and acronyms must be explained the first time they appear in the text. Equations and other numerical expressions must be numbered in sequence.

In the body of the article, the references must be cited according to the IEEE citation style (See manual).

Following the quoted sentence a sequential numbering within brackets after space, in the same line of text
and before any punctuation is used. Each number corresponds to a reference containing information from the cited source. Each work cited should be separated by a semicolon (;). For example:

         As affirmed by Bettan [1]; Bettan and Hassan [4]-[9]; and Barrera [12], the wear of the material is due to the silica content in the raw material.

The numbers in brackets may also be used as nouns:

         As shown in [1], [4] - [9] and [12], the wear of the material is due to the silica content in the raw material.

It is necessary to use et al. if three or four authors are mentioned:

         According to Wong et al. [3], [10], wavelet packet division multiplexing (WPDM) using discrete wavelet packet decomposition...


In this section all references should be included, they must be correctly cited in the text. For the citation of bibliographical references according to the IEEE citation style (See manual)

The reference list should be presented in the order in which the sources are cited, i.e., in numerical order, not in alphabetical order by the first author. At the start of each new source, an identifier number in brackets (the same used in the text) is used.

The list of references should provide the necessary information to identify and to recover the sources used.

 It is essential that every one of the quotes that have been inserted in the text has its corresponding reference in the final list, and conversely, any entry in the list of references should be cited within the text.

 First and middle names should be abbreviated by putting only initials.

It is mandatory to reference the names and initials of all authors of a work. However, if the work has more than six (6) authors, the first author followed by expression et al. (in italics) will be referenced.

For anonymous works, the first element of the reference will be the title.

If the author is an organization, the name should be indicated as it appears in the source.

References should keep the original language of the publication.

To indicate the page range use “pp.” (pp. 111-122); to indicate a single page use “p.” (p. 111).

Below you will find the norms or codes for the most common references:


Basic Format:

[1] J. K. Author, “Name of paper,” Abbrev. Title of Periodical, vol. x, no. x, pp. xxx-xxx, Abbrev. Month, year.


[1] R. Fardel, M. Nagel, F. Nuesch, T. Lippert, and A. Wokaun, “Fabrication of organic light emitting diode pixels by laser-assisted forward transfer,” Appl. Phys. Lett., vol. 91, no. 6, Aug. 2007, Art. no. 061103.

             Periodicals Online

Basic Format:

[1] J. K. Author, “Name of paper,” Abbrev. Title of Periodical, vol. x, no. x, pp. xxx-xxx, Abbrev. Month, year. Accessed on: Month, Day, Year. doi: 10.1109.XXX.123456, [Online]. Available: site/path/file


[1] W. P. Risk, G. S. Kino, and H. J. Shaw, “Fiber-optic frequency shifter using a surface acoustic wave incident at an oblique angle,” Opt. Lett., vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 115–117, Feb. 1986. [Online]. Available: http://ol.osa.org/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-11-2-115


Basic Format:

[1] J. K. Author, “Title of chapter in the book,” in Title of His Published Book, xth ed. City of Publisher, (only U.S. State), Country: Abbrev. of Publisher, year, ch. x, sec. x, pp. xxx–xxx.


[1] R. L. Myer, “Parametric oscillators and nonlinear materials,” in Nonlinear Optics, vol. 4, P. G. Harper and B. S. Wherret, Eds. San Francisco, CA, USA: Academic, 1977, pp. 47-160.

             Books and Monographs Online

Basic Format:

[1] J. K. Author, “Title of chapter in the book,” in Title of Published Book, xth ed. City of Publisher, State, Country: Abbrev. of Publisher, year, ch. x, sec. x, pp. xxx–xxx. [Online]. Available: http://www.web.com


[1] G. O. Young, “Synthetic structure of industrial plastics,” in Plastics, vol. 3, Polymers of Hexadromicon, J. Peters, Ed., 2nd ed. New York, NY, USA: McGraw-Hill, 1964, pp. 15-64. [Online]. Available: http://www.bookref.com.


Basic Format:

[1] J. K. Author, “Title of report,” Abbrev. Name of Co., City of Co., Abbrev. State, Country, Rep. xxx, year.


[1] E. E. Reber, R. L. Michell, and C. J. Carter, “Oxygen absorption in the earth’s atmosphere,” Aerospace Corp., Los Angeles, CA, USA, Tech. Rep. TR-0200 (4230-46)-3, Nov. 1988.


Basic Format:

[1] Name of Manual/Handbook, x ed., Abbrev. Name of Co., City of Co., Abbrev. State, year, pp. xxx-xxx.


[1] Transmission Systems for Communications, 3rd ed., Western Electric Co., Winston-Salem, NC, 1985, pp. 44–60.

             Reports and Handbooks Online

Basic Format:

[1] J. K. Author, “Title of report,” Abbrev. Name of Co., City of Co., Abbrev. State, Country, Rep. no., vol./issue, year. [Online]. Available: site/path/file

[2] J. K. Author. (year, month). Title. Company. City, State, Country. [Type of Medium]. Available: site/path/file


[1] R. J. Hijmans and J. van Etten, “Raster: Geographic analysis and modeling with raster data,” R Package Version 2.0-12, Jan. 12, 2012. [Online]. Available: http://CRAN.R-project.org/package=raster

             Published Conference Proceedings

Basic Format:

[1] J. K. Author, “Title of paper,” in Abbreviated Name of Conf., (location of conference is optional), year, pp. xxx-xxx.


[1] S. P. Bingulac, “On the compatibility of adaptive controllers,” in Proc. 4th Annu. Allerton Conf. Circuit and Systems Theory, New York, 1994, pp. 8–16.

             Papers Presented at Conferences

Basic Format:

[1] J. K. Author, “Title of paper,” presented at the abbrev. Name of Conf., City of Conf., Abbrev. State, year.


[1] J. G. Kreifeldt, “An analysis of surface-detected EMG as an amplitude-modulated noise,” presented at the 1989 Int. Conf. Medicine and Biological Engineering, Chicago, IL, USA, Nov. 9–12, 1989.

             Papers Presented at Conferences Online

Basic Format:

[1] J. K. Author. Title. presented at abbrev. Conference title. [Type of Medium]. Available: site/path/file


[1] Process Software Corp., MA. Intranets: Internet technologies deployed behind the firewall for corporate productivity. presented at INET’96 Annu. Meeting [Online]. Available: http://www.process.com/Intranets/wp2.htp


Basic Format:

[1] J. K. Author, “Title of patent,” U.S. Patent x xxx xxx, Abbrev. Month, day, year.


[1] J. P. Wilkinson, “Nonlinear resonant circuit devices,” U.S. Patent 3 624 125, July 16, 1990.

             Patents Online

Basic Format:

[1] Name of the invention, by inventor’s name. (year, month day). Patent Number [Type of medium]. Available:site/path/file


[1] Musical toothbrush with adjustable neck and mirror, by L.M.R. Brooks. (1992, May 19). Patent D 326 189 [Online]. Available: NEXIS Library: LEXPAT File: DESIGN

             Theses (B.S., M.S.) and Dissertations (Ph.D.)

Basic Format:

[1] J. K. Author, “Title of thesis,” M.S. thesis, Abbrev. Dept., Abbrev. Univ., City of Univ., Abbrev. State, year.

[2] J. K. Author, “Title of dissertation,” Ph.D. dissertation, Abbrev. Dept., Abbrev. Univ., City of Univ., Abbrev. State, year.


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

[2] N. Kawasaki, “Parametric study of thermal and chemical nonequilibrium nozzle flow,” M.S. thesis, Dept. Electron. Eng., Osaka Univ., Osaka, Japan, 1993.


Basic Format:

[1] J. K. Author, private communication, Abbrev. Month, year.

[2] J. K. Author, “Title of paper,” unpublished.


[1] A. Harrison, private communication, May 1995.

[2] B. Smith, “An approach to graphs of linear forms,” unpublished.


Basic Format:

[1] Title of Standard, Standard number, date.


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

             U.S. Government Documents Online

Basic Format:

[1] Legislative body. Number of Congress, Session. (year, month day). Number of bill or resolution, Title. [Type of medium]. Available: site/path/file


[1] U.S. House. 102nd Congress, 1st Session. (1991, Jan. 11). H. Con. Res. 1, Sense of the Congress on Approval of Military Action. [Online]. Available: LEXIS Library: GENFED File: BILLS

             Manuals/Software Online


[1] L. Breimann. (2003). Manual on Setting Up, Using, and Understanding Random Forests v4.0. [Online]. Available: http://oz.berkeley.edu/users/breiman/Using_random_forests_v4.0.pdf, Accessed on: Apr. 16, 2014.

[2] M. Kuhn. The Caret Package. (2012) [Online]. Available: http://cranr-project.org/web/packages /caret/caret.pdf

[3] Antcom, Torrance, CA, USA. Antenna Products. (2011) [Online]. Available: http://www.antcom.com/documents/catalogs /L1L2GPSAntennas.pdf, Accessed on: Feb. 12, 2014.

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