Aims and scope
The publication Ingeníera Solidaría is a scientific publication which has for its objective to publish the results of applied and sustainable investigations in a context of social vocation, in all the different fields of engineering.

General area
Classification OCDE
Principal Engineering Classification OCDE
Secondary area

Publication history
The publication was first published, twice yearly, in 2005 and in January 2017 it changed its publication frequency to four times a year. In May of the same year, Ingeniería Solidaría became a digital publication.

Author Guidelines

Editorial process
• The reception of articles is permanent since the publication has a continuous edition

• Articles must be sent through the Journal’s Open Journal platform; for this process it is necessary for the author to register on this content management platform.

• Authenticity. All the articles submitted to the arbitration process of the publication Ingeniería Solidaría must be unpublished. We ask the authors not to submit works that have been published partially or in their entirety on other platforms – except for online publications of working documents. In the case of translations, the relevance and the contribution of the theme for the discipline will be taken into account.

• When an author sends their article through the OJS, the platform automatically forwards a reception message acknowledging receipt and the editorial team will proceed to check (in the shortest time possible) whether the article fulfills the basic requirements required (citations norms and formatting presentation, as well as its relevance to appear in a scientific publication, objectives, theoretical framework, methodology, conclusions and bibliography). In cases where it does not conform to this standard, it will be rejected. If the articles satisfies the publication norms, the arbitration process will commence.

Article Categories

In accordance with the requirements of academic quality of scientific publications, Ingeniería Solidaría is seeking to publish the following types of article:

• Articles of scientific and technological investigation. Documents presenting, in detail, the original results of investigation projects, completed or in process.

• Articles of reflection following an investigation. Documents presenting the results of investigations already completed and published in other academic publications from an analytical, interpretative or critical perspective by the person writing the reflection article, on a specific theme, referring to the original sources.

• Review articles. Documents resulting from a completed investigation in which the results of the published investigations in a scientific or technological field, with the purpose of accounting for progress and development trends are analysed, systematized or integrated. This type of article is characterised by a careful bibliographical review of a minimum of 50 references.

Editorial policies and presentation guidelines
Authenticity. All the articles submitted to the arbitration process of the publication Ingeniería Solidaría must be unpublished. We ask the authors not to submit works that have been published partially or in their entirety on other platforms – except for online publications of working documents. In the case of translations, the relevance and the contribution of the theme for the discipline will be taken into account.

Should evidence of similar or identical documents already published be detected, the manuscript will be automatically rejected.

Periodicity. Ingeniería Solidaría is published three times a year (January, May, September). The publication will also publish special thematic editions at the initiative of the editor, the members of the committees or external collaborators, and its publication may be done in an special edition within the volume (the conditions or particularities of the special edition will be reported through a specific Call for Papers).
Structure of the articles. The basic structure of an article consists of the following: title, abstract, key words, main body of the text (introduction, methodology, results, discussion and conclusions) and list of references. The details an author has to take into account at the time of preparing his article for Ingeniería Solidaría are described very extensively in the template created for that end.

All the articles have to conform to the article template of the publication Ingeniería Solidaría.

Length. It is suggested that the articles have a minimum length of four thousand words (4000) and a maximum of eight thousand words (8000).

Use of the contents and self-archiving. The journal publishes its contents in open access, without any embargo period. In addition, all works are published under a Creative Commons’ Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0), and their use must adhere to these licensing conditions.

Literature section. Citation Style: IEEE
The styles of citations allow for the presentation, in an organised manner, of the bibliography support on which a text is based (its antecedents, arguments, methodology, etc.) and facilitates the localisation and direct consultation of those sources. In the case of Ingeniería Solidaría, the standards adopted are those designed by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, association known by the initials of IEEE (“i triple e”) and which are commonly used in publications of the area of engineering.

Below are some requirements for the correct use of the norms of the IEEE and particularities of the publication.

Main body of the text. Although it is not necessary with the norms of IEEE to mention the author(s) when a reference is made in the body of the text, the publication Ingeniería Solidaría, in order to avoid confusions of grammar or of drafting, prefers that in the majority of cases the surnames of the authors from which ideas have been used are inserted, and then the number of the full reference which must appear in the final list of the article is inserted in brackets. For example: “Ortiz [1] presents a methodology for the analysis of mathematical problems.” To this aim, all the references incorporated in the main body of the text must appear in the list of references at the end of the article. Similarly, a bibliography which has not been used or quoted in the text must not appear in the list of references (in other words, the correspondence between both sections must be exact). The references mentioned in the text must be listed in order of use in brackets. – Ortiz (1), Grothendieck [2], Gómez [3], and must be organised in this format in the final list, not by alphabetical order. Finally, if the same reference is used several times in the body of the text, it is then necessary to incorporate the new information in the section of the text which it refers to or for any other particularities it will be necessary to indicate the place of the reference number, such as: “Ortiz[1, p84] o Ortiz [1, Fig 16].”

List of references. The list of references must be organised by numerical order which is determined in accordance by the apparition of each reference in the text (the first author or text which is quoted is number [1], the second one [2] and so on). To the difference of other styles, as there is no alphabetical organisation of the references by surnames, the names of the authors must be recorded starting by the initials and then the surname: [2] A. Grotendieck.” Below, we shall show the system for quoting a book, a chapter of a book and an article of a publication, with examples in each case.


[#] Initials of the name. Surname, Title of the book in cursive letters. Town: Editor, year, pp. (range of pages consulted).


[1] R.H. Ballou, Business Logistics: Supply Chain Management. New York: Prentice Hall, 2003, pp 250-300

Chapter of book

[#] Initials of the name, Surname, “Title of the chapter” in Title of the book, edition number. Name of the editor, Ed. Town: Editor, year, range of pages.


[1] R. Anderson, “Access control” in Security Engineering, 2nd ed. New York: Wiley, pp 93-128

Article of publication

[#] Initials of the name, Surname, “Title of the article”. Title of the publication (abbreviation), Vol. No (month), pp. (range of pages of the article), year

[1] S. Zhang, C. Zhu, J. K. O. Sin and P. K. T. Mok, "A novel ultrathin elevated channel low-temperature poly-Si TFT". IEEE Electron Device Lett. Vol. 20, Nov., pp. 569-571, 1999.

Should you wish or need to see further examples for quoting other types of texts, please contact the editor of the publication or directly consult the IEEE page (IEEE style manual), at the following link:

Graphic aspects and other particularities

Equations, graphs, tables and figures. Mathematical expressions must be entered with an appropriate formula editor. Special symbols will be defined when appearing for the first time, whether in figures, tables or in the text. Each table, figure or graph must indicate its source (or whether it is of one’s own making), signalling the reference with the corresponding number. The graphs, figures and tables must always be submitted in a format which can be edited (Excel is suggested). In the case of photographs or images, these must be sent with a minimum resolution of 350dpi, jpg extension, and the authors must guarantee that they have permission to use or reproduce them.
Nomenclature. We use the international unit system (SI units) and the corresponding symbols. In disciplines where the current practice consists in using the technical metric system (with force in kilograms) it will be possible to use this system, but in such a case the quantities will be followed by its equivalent in the SI system, written in brackets. Where other units are used, these will be written in brackets, followed by their equivalent in the SI system.

Submission. Ingeniería Solidaría publishes articles written in Spanish, English or Portuguese. Articles submitted must be sent in Word format, the text being adjusted to fit the template suggested by the publication and only electronically through the Open Journal System. Together with the article, each of the authors must submit an author’s file and Ethics promise and license agreement granting Ingeniería Solidaría rights to use their contribution (forms that will be met in the authors copyright notice section).

Publication costs. The submission of works to the publication and its edition process, should the works be accepted, is free; there are no costs involved at any stage to the authors. The publication is financed in its entirety by the Ediciones Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia.

Digital preservation of the contents. Ediciones Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia will guarantee the digital preservation of the contents which are published so that the authors will always be able to recover their articles in time and maintain access to each of those who have contributed to the history and evolution of the publication.

Arbitration system

All the articles presented to the publication for its editions will be submitted to a double blind arbitration process which will be done with the help of a pair of experts external to the editorial institution for each theme.

Evaluation profile. The pair of experts of Ingeniería Solidaría will possess at a minimum a Masters’degree, with preferably the title of Doctor, have papers published in the area that they are asked to evaluate and be external to the educational institution that supports the publication. The participation of the pair of experts will be ad honorem and it is hoped that it will be assumed as a pact of academic reciprocity, intended to try to contribute in a constructive manner to the strengthening (and validation) of the investigation and knowledge of other colleagues within the discipline.

Exclusivity. The articles which are submitted to arbitration with Ingeniería Solidaría cannot have been evaluated by other publications, nor must they be presented simultaneously to other arbitration processes.

Timings. Once the article has been assigned for evaluation, the arbitration process will hopefully take 30 calendar days. The evaluator will make three types of judgment: approved without adjustments, approved with adjustments and rejected. If the pair of experts ask for adjustments, this will be notified to the authors for them to prepare a new version of the article which will be submitted for a second review.

Confidentiality. As the arbitration is effected through a “double blind system”, with the aim of guaranteeing greater independence of all parties (neither the authors, nor the evaluators will have data of each other’s identities, academic profile or origin), that information will only be known to those responsible for the publication and will not be revealed to third parties.

Ethics. The publication and its editorial team will promote, through its policies and actions, the ethics in the investigation process, the appropriate use of contents protected by copyright and the quality of the works that it publishes, so that the different collaborators (editors, authors and evaluators) interact according to the principle of academic integrity. The publication follows the recommendations of the Committee of Publication Ethics (COPE) for the management of inappropriate behaviour in academic publication.
Retractions, corrections and conflict resolutions. The publication follows the guidelines ( and the procedures ( of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) for the management of inappropriate behaviour in academic publication. Likewise, it will follow the COPE guidelines for the retractions or corrections of articles already published presenting errors affecting its scientific quality or the proper recognition of its authors, either by involuntary mistakes in the investigation process and publication or because of serious ethics issues such as plagiarism, manipulation of data, amongst others.