Revista Ingenierías Universidad de Medellín adheres to the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), which means that it is obliged to monitor its procedures and must perform them transparently in front of its public. These are the ethical principles and procedures that guide the journal's action according to the different roles intervening on the process.

Regarding authors:

  • The author must manifest that the article is original, has not been published, must guarantee the veracity of data and that it has not been submitted and neither will be submitted to any other while undergoing an editorial process with Revista Ingenierías Universidad de Medellín.
  • They must know the guidelines for authors and comply with them.
  • The author must state with veracity and precision its academic titles, their enrollment in research groups, their ORCID code, their institutional affiliation, their address, city, phone number and email with which the author is registered in the OJS.
  • They must state any relevant conflict of interest for all the contributors if there were any.
  • They must guarantee that those who contributed to the elaboration process of the article and that made a significant contribution to the presented results are stated as authors.
  • Revista Ingenierías Universidad de Medellín rejects the bad practice of the reproduction of final degree works in undergraduate or graduate careers in which the directors of the works are included as co-authors without having made any contribution whatsoever. The journal encourages that the directors of final degree works or thesis and their students are involved in a fair proportion in the texts to submit
  • They must make aware to the editors if any individual must not review the submitted material, every time those requests are reasonable and viable.
  • They must know the publications dates of the journal, as well as the deadlines for submission and approval of articles.
  • The author can appeal against the editorial decisions.

Regarding reviewers or arbitrators:

  • The journal, in its peer review process, selects international arbitrators with expertise in the topics following a blind double peer system to guarantee that the review is in accordance with anonymity standards.
  • The reviewers must state any possible conflict of interests that might arise from the closeness or hostility against any of the authors. Likewise, if the reviewer identifies the author(s) despite the removal of their names from the manuscript. The arbitrators must declare any conflict of interests and reject the invitation of the editors for evaluating the manuscript when, for example, they identify the authorship of the manuscript, they are academically or family-related, they belong to the same university, department or research group, professional network, research project or any other kind of connection or professional proximity. Given any of these cases, the reviewer must decline the editor's invitations for arbitrating the article.
  • The arbitrators must review the article within the timeline stated by the journal (three weeks, maximum 6) to follow the stipulated times and paying due diligence to the authors and their works.
  • The reviewer must keep strict confidentiality in the assessment of the article and must not divulge its content to any third parties.
  • Reviewers can not, under any circumstance, use the material trusted by the journal for their publications or personal benefit. The contents of the articles can only be used properly citing the source and once the article is successfully edited and published.
  • The reviewers can not disclose the contents or the information of the evaluation with people different from the journal’s editors.
  • The opinion of the reviewers is vital for detecting the originality of the article and guaranteeing the scientific and literary quality of the manuscript.
  • The evaluations must have an exhaustive analysis of the manuscript, contrasting the information the article presents with the verification of the scientific literature used in the document and the reviewers must also present a detailed report on the suitability of the article to the editors.
  • The reviewers must make commentaries on the ethical problems arising from possible inadequate conducts of the publications of the research.

Regarding editors:

  • The editors must guarantee the quality of the material published in the journal.
  • They must also select expert peers with knowledge, experience and academic trajectory in the topic without conflict of interests.
  • They must guarantee that each article has at least two relevant and high-quality evaluations.
  • They must uphold intellectual rights.
  • Guarantee the confidentiality and anonymity of the authors and reviewers in the process; as well as in every aspect regarding consent and special requirements for research on human beings and animals.
  • They must publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies whenever necessary.
  • Actively search for points of view of authors, reader, reviewers and members of the committee of other journals of possible ways of improving its publishing processes.
  • Comply with the biannual periodicity declared by the journal.
  • Identify, select and review the composition of the members of the scientific and editorial committees in accordance with the experience and academic trajectory of its integrants.
  • Employ systems for the detection of falsifications as a routine procedure and in those pieces suspicious of plagiarism. For this regard, the journal employs the Turnitin software to determine the similarity of an article with other documents. Revista Ingenierías Universidad de Medellín explicitly and categorically rejects plagiarism in its articles and reports any of these conducts whenever necessary with due diligence with those involved.

Regarding the Editorial and Scientific Committees :

  • Give advice and recommendation to the editors on strategies and policies that allow the improvement of the scientific quality of the journal.
  • Evaluate the published issues to identify errors and suggest changes in the following issues.
  • Recommend new integrants for the Scientific and Editorial Committees of the journal.
  • Recommend topics and support the editorial process of the special issues of the journal.
  • Watch for the compliance of the editorial requirements of the journal and the new dispositions the journal has to perform for improving and keeping its visibility and international credibility.
  • Contribute to the assignation of peer reviewers for topics related to their areas whenever required to it.
  • Serve as arbitrators in case of controversies due to contradictory evaluations or dubious scientific quality.
This journal offers immediate open access to its contents under the principle of making available and free significant research to the public, which encourages a greater exchange of ideas and knowledge globally.

The University of Medellin keeps the economic rights of the published works and favours and allows their reuse.

The articles are published in the online digital issue of the journal under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) license declared for our contents, which means that they can be copied, used, broadcasted, transmitted and publicly exposed every time that:

  • The authorship and the source of publication are cited (journal, publisher and URL of the work).
  • It is not used for commercial purposes.
  • The existence and specifications of this license are mentioned.

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