ISSN: 2027-1352 (Online) | ISSN: 0122-7483 (Print)

Universitas Scientiarum is an Open Access, multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed Journal. We published original interdisciplinary contributions from all fields of exact and natural sciences. Special emphasis is given to articles, reviews, and method articles which promote understanding to solve environmental and health problems within the Latin-American context. Aspects of particular interest include: mathematics; biological sciences; physics; chemistry; ecology; agriculture; environmental science; biochemistry & molecular biology; microbiology; immunology; genetics & heredity; health science; nutrition & dietetics; computer science & interdisciplinary applications.


Irrespective of the area, preferences will be given to original contributing to the advancement of growing research areas and the solution of present day human problems in the Tropics. These emphases are not covered by any other multidisciplinary journal in Latin-America.

Universitas Scientiarum (Univ. Sci.) (ISSN 0122-7483 printed version; ISSN 2027-1352 online version) was founded in 1987 by the Faculty of Science of the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogota, Colombia.  The journal accepts manuscripts in English, Spanish and Portuguese, although English is encouraged.


Ciencias multidisciplinares / Multidisciplinary sciences / Ciência multidisciplinares

Thermo-kinetics of Forest Waste Using Model-Free Methods

Alok Dhaundiyal, Abdulrahman Th Mohammad, Toth Laszlo


Entomología y Agricultura / Agriculture and Enthomology / Entomologia e Agricultura

Nutrient Absorption in Tithonia Diversifolia

Julián Mauricio Botero-Londoño, Arnulfo Gómez-Carabali, Mónica Andrea Botero-Londoño


Ciencia de los Materiales / Material Science / Ciência dos Materiais



Microbiología / Microbiology / Microbiologia

Reducing Cr6+ in electroplating wastewater with Bacillus cereus strain B1

Jennifer Andrea Moreno-Benavides, Enrique Javier Peña-Salamanca, Neyla Benítez-Campo


Biología Vegetal / Plant Biology / Biologia Vegetal

Assessing salt-stress tolerance in barley

Rajeswari Somasundaram, Neeru Sood, Gokhale Trupti Swarup, Ramachandran Subramanian

Biología molecular / Molecular biology / Biologia molecular

Virus-induced gene silencing (VIGS) in cape gooseberry (Physalis peruviana L., Solanaceae)

Jaime Andrés Osorio-Guarín, Francy Liliana García-Arias, Roxana Yockteng


Biología marina, Oceanografía, Ecología / Marine biology, Oceanography, Ecology / Biologia marinha, Oceanografia, Ecolog

Checklist of marine elasmobranchs of Colombia

Andrés Felipe Navia, Paola Mejía-Falla


Microbiología Aplicada / Applied Microbiology / Microbiologia aplicada

Assessment of a multiplex detection method for Salmonella enterica, Escherichia coli O157:H7, and Listeria monocytogenes in cow milk

Rocio Esperanza Patiño-Burbano, Ana Karina Carrascal, Jorge Luis Parra-Arango, José Luis Rodríguez-Bautista