Guidelines for Authors

Científica publishes theoretical and experimental research on Electromechanical and Electronics Engineering, Computer Engineering, Telecommunications, and also Education in Engineering.

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:

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • All figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end. Tables and Equations are editable not images.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the file with format and instructions for authors locate in this folder in gdrive.
  • The proccess must do on our Open Journal System plattform.
  • You must have the 2 files to be uploaded to the platform at the time of registration. The submission consists of: 1) the text of the article where the authorship data is omitted both in the writing and in the metadata of the file [article text], 2) the text of the article with all the data [authorship data].
  • Where available, URLs or DOIs for the references have been provided.
  • Author accepts sending his/her paper the Editorial Board Policies.

Peer Review Process

Manuscripts could be written in English or Spanish and upload into our Open Journal Systems, there the Editorial Board chooses two referees (peer review process) for a double anonymized review, they are selected for their expertise in a given field. Authors should only submit original work that has neither appeared elsewhere for publication, nor which is under review for another refereed journal.
Author accepts sending his/her paper the Editorial Board Policies, Científica should not guarantee manuscript acceptance or very short peer review. Once a manuscript has received the final approval of the reviewers and Chief Editor, the author will be notified and sent a copyright form, in any event, authors must transfer copyright to Científica, there are not fees or charges for manuscript processing and/or publishing materials in Científica.

Brief Guide

Must be concise and no longer than 3 lines using capital and lower case letters.
Authors’ Name and Affiliations.
The authors’ name must be written below the title using a one column format staring with the given name followed by one or two family names in bold. Below each author's name must be written the affiliation including ORCID and email.
The abstract with about 200 words must give a brief description about the research including some comments about the experimental or simulation results and conclusion.
Resumen (Spanish abstract).
It is desirable that, if it is possible, a Spanish abstract be provided.
Index words or Key words (palabras clave).
All papers must contain index terms as provided by the authors. They should be incorporated in Spanish too.
Body of the Manuscript.
The body of the manuscript must include an introduction in which the relevance of the research must be explained. A review of related research works by either, the same or another authors must be included. The structure must follow IEEE's for papers.
Reference list.
A numbered list of references must be provided at the end of the paper. The list should be arranged in the order of citation in text, not in alphabetical order. List only one reference per reference number. It is not necessary to mention the authors of a reference unless such mention is relevant to the text. (IEEE Reference Guide 2020, it is posible to use the tool on BibGuru, do not forget to point IEEE option):

[1] N. Last name, "Title," Journal, volume, number, pages, month, year, DOI or URL.
[1] R. Ponce-Morales, F. Sánchez-Silva, I. Carvajal-Mariscal, M. Toledo-Velázquez, J. S. Cruz-Maya, "Estudio experimental de la reducción de fricción en la conducción de fluidos usando surfactantes," Ingeniería Mecánica. Tecnología y Desarrollo, vol. 4, no. 6, pp. 205-217, Jun. 2014. URL: http://www.

[2] N. Last name, Title, edition number, city, country, editorial, year, DOI or URL.
[2] J. P. Alperin, D. Babini, G. E. Fischman, Indicadores de acceso abierto y comunicaciones académicas en América Latina, 1a ed., Buenos Aires, Argentina: CLACSO, 2014. Available:

[3] N. Last name, "Title", grade, department, institution, city, country, year, DOI or URL.
[3] O. I. López-Suárez, "Análisis del desempeño de una prótesis cardíaca en posición aórtica," tesis de maestría, Depto. Ing. Mecánica, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Ciudad de México, México, 2010. [Online]. Available:

[4] N. Last name, "Title," in Congress, city, country, date, year, pages, DOI or URL.
[4] S. Agrawal, P. Chaporkar, R. Udwani, "Call admission control for real-time applications in wireless network," en INFOCOM, 2013 Proceedings IEEE, Turín, Italia, 14-19 abril, 2013. DOI: 10.1109/INFCOM.2013.6566789

Figures comments must be below them and tables comments above. It is necessary to use the International Systems of Units not abbreviations.
In order to achieve the highest quality of reproduction, resolutions of 600 dpi (1 bit/sample) at final printed size for line art (graphs, charts or drawing) and 300 dpi (8 bits/sample) at final printed size for photographs and other grayscale images are required.
Científica assumes that material submitted to its publication is properly available for general dissemination for the readership of this publication. It is the responsibility of the authors, not Científica, to determine whether disclosure of their material requires the prior consent of other parties and, if so, to obtain that consent. If an author uses charts, photographs, or other graphics from previously printed material, he/she is responsible for obtaining written permission from the publisher to use the material in his/her manuscript.
Científica does not provide drafting or art services. Thus, the better the quality of the material submitted, the better the published result. Try to adhere to the accepted style as much as possible. Of particular importance here is the references list, editing references guidelines are from the IEEE Editorial Style Manual (Chapter V. Editing References, pp. 34-40)