As part of the submission process, authors are required to verify that their submission meets all the items shown below. Submissions that do not meet these guidelines will be returned to authors.

  • If the submission has more than one author, each author is duly registered on the platform with his/her highest grade, research group, and the name of the institution to which they belong. Also, the author must use the institutional email, not a personal one.
  • Each one of the registered authors must include the ORCID Id in its profile.
  • On the first page, the title of the article must have a footer indicating whether the article is derived from, it can be a completed or ongoing research, a review or, a reflection. When applicable, the funding source of the research must be included.
  • The article’s text must be double line spacing; the font size is 12 points; italics are used instead of underlining (except URL’s) and must not exceed 5,000 words for articles derived from research and up to 6,000 words for review articles (excluding titles, abstracts, keywords, and references).
  • Web addresses should be added to bibliographical references where possible. Each of the cited articles must include its respective DOI (clickable) in the list of references (when it is available).
  • We encourage the authors to suggest at least three (3) peer reviewers, two of which are from a different country than the authors. Suggested peers are suitable academics and must have at least one publication in indexed journals during the last two years before the date of submission.
  • We normally check the articles for plagiarism on turnitin software before being submitted for peer review. We also do that during the stage of style correction previous to the final publication.

 Guidelines for authors

Those authors who send articles destined for publication in any of the journals of the University of Medellín accept that the submission is has not been published, that it is their authorship, and that has not been proposed for publication in any other medium simultaneously. Furthermore, they confer the rights to the University of Medellín and authorize it to disseminate these articles by any means, printed or electronic, including the Internet.

Revista Ingenierías Universidad de Medellín is a scientific journal that publishes high-quality articles, resulting from research in the field of engineering. The journal will give priority to the first three types of articles described below and will evaluate the advisability of accepting non-research derivatives according to their relevance and quality. 

1) Original article. A paper presenting in detail, the original results of completed research projects. The structure usually has the following five sections: introduction, methodology, results, discussion, and conclusions.

2) Review article. A paper derived from completed research where the results of published research in a field of science or technology are analyzed, systematized, and integrated, to account for progress and trends in development. It is characterized by presenting a careful bibliographic review of at least 50 references

3) Article derived from proceedings. Those are the results of completed or ongoing research projects that present original and relevant contributions in science that require prompt disclosure. They are made from papers from academic quality scientific events.

4) Article not derived from research. A document that presents original points of view that arise from a review of a topic, from reflection on a particular problem, from the interest to open the debate or from the continued analysis of a problem of interest to science in time.

Authors interested in submitting their writings for evaluation, destined for publication in Revista Ingenierías Universidad de Medellín, must meet the conditions set out below. Articles that do not set to the theme or style of the journal will be returned without review.

To facilitate the evaluation process, we encourage the submission of papers in English; the articles can be submitted in English, Portuguese or Spanish. After the approval for publication, the authors must send the final revised version in well written English. If the authors do not give the final version of the article in English (even after the peer review approval) the manuscript will be rejected. For RIUM all the publications will be entirely in English. We do not accept papers already published or under review with any other journal.

The article must be sent through our online system available at For any questions regarding the management of the platform, please write to

The article must be presented in MS Office Word®, in letter size (215 x 280 mm or 8.5 x 11 inches), double-spaced, one column, with 2.5 cm margins on all four sides, in Arial font size 12 and with a maximum length of 5000 words for articles derived from research, and up to 6000 words for review articles, excluding title, abstract, keywords and the references. Articles of a longer length are not accepted. All pages of the article must be consecutively numbered in the upper right corner.

  • In the submission of the article, the authors must suggest at least three peer reviewers, two of them from a different country than their own. The peer reviewers must be academics with a recognized track record and have at least one publication in indexed journals in the two years before the submission date of submission of the article to our journal. To make these suggestions, the authors must indicate it in the "Author's Comments" section found on the platform during the submission. The journal reserves the right to consider these peer-reviewers.
  • Except for review articles, they must contain at least 50 references, the other articles must have a minimum of 15 references.
  • In original and conference articles, at least 30% of citations must be recent (from the last 5 years)
  • References related to monographs or degree works must be a maximum of 15% of the total of references.


The article should be divided into the following sequence of sections, we suggest that submitted articles should follow the sequence of the next sections.

  1. On the first page, the title centered. Anonymity must be guaranteed in the double-blind evaluation. Consequently, the authors are not mentioned or included in the submitted article. However, the authors, in the registration process on the platform, must include their academic titles and/or positions, the physical address, the telephone numbers, and the institutional email address. Personal email addresses should not be used. The ORCID Id of each author must be included during registration.
  2. In a footer associated with the title, authors must indicate if the article is from a finished or an ongoing research, a review, or a conference, or not derived from any research. The title of the research derived from, its execution time, and the financing entities must be indicated.
  3. The abstract will have a maximum length of 300 words and will be accompanied by no more than 10 keywords at the end. The keywords must be extracted from a thesaurus to allow their international homologation.
  4. On the following pages, the introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion, acknowledgments, and references will be placed in that order. These titles are in capital letters. The section numbering begins in materials and methods with 1 in Arabic. The introduction and references are not numbered.

Tables, figures and equations

  • Tables, equations, and figures should be cited in the text. They must be listed in the order in which they are first cited. Avoid redundancy between tables, figures, and text. The labeling of each table should be at the top of the table. The source and symbolism should appear at the bottom of the table.
  • Equations should be listed in Arabic in parentheses at the far right of each. Equations are required to be written in the MS Office Word® equation editor and not embedded as images in the text. Equations should be mentioned in the body of the article and should be avoided "as shown in the following equation". Any terms in the equations should be described and named later.
  • All illustrations, including photos, diagrams, maps and charts, are classified as figures and should have a resolution of no less than 300dpi. Figures should be made in high quality and resolution, with lines and letters of sufficient size, so that they remain legible when processed for publication. The photographs must be of excellent quality. A number and a legend should be placed at the bottom of each figure, as well as its respective source, and referenced in the appropriate place in the text. If the figure is self-made, it should be so indicated: Source: own elaboration. The legend of each figure or table must be sufficiently eloquent so that the figure or table can be read independently of the text.
  • The figures, as far as possible, should be in an editable format that allows, for example, adjustment of the size or type of lettering.
  • Embedded tables are not accepted as images. They must be made in MS Office Word® or MS Office Excel®.

Abbreviations and style

  • The use of footnotes in the text is not allowed, except for the one necessary to indicate the origin of the article.
  • The metric system and its abbreviations should be used for all measurements and decimals should be used instead of fractions (e.g. 0.6) except in equations.
  • Do not include page breaks or section endings.
  • If you want to highlight words or phrases in the text, do not use bold but italics.


When quoting references in the text, the IEEE style guidelines as used from the Mendeley® software should be used. The inclusion of DOIs is mandatory as long as they are available for each reference. Please refer to the use of that standard and consult the Journal for any questions.



Since it is a refereed publication, each paper is reviewed by an appointed editor who in turn decides whether the article is rejected or whether it goes to peer review. After the peer review and based on this specialized concept, the editor in charge requests adjustments to the article from the authors. At this stage, the article may be rejected if the authors exceed the response time indicated by the editor. Once the adjustments to the article are satisfactory, the editor in charge approves the article for publication. The general editor decides the number in which the article will be included.

An additional cause for rejection is if during the stage of style correction, after the evaluation and correction from the authors, relevant problems of syntax, consistency, problems of originality not previously detected, writing or organization that make the text unreadable or clearly hinder the communication sought by the article, as well as if it is detected that the article or much of it has already been published by another medium or in another journal.


Authors should specify in their register in the OJS which of them is the author of correspondence. This will be the only person with whom the Editor or Editorial Comitee will have a contact for all matters relating to the editorial process and publication.

Note: the journal does not charge a fee for the publication of manuscripts.