Preparation of Articles and Submission Avances en Ciencias e Ingenieria (ACI)

Preparation of Articles and Submission

Any manuscript must include the necessary sections of an international arbitrated and indexed publication. This implies that it must have: Introduction (information that support its work duly documented and referenced, including objectives) Materials and Methods (Methodology, Mathematical Development, Modeling, etc. which describes the procedure, reagents, quantities, equipments, used models), Results, Discussion ( or Results and Discussion where the obtained results can be analyzed and discussed, supported by figures, results’ tables, comparison with results obtained by other authors and their respective references, proposals, etc. by verifying the objectives’ fulfillment), Conclusions (main ideas, as a corollary, developed in brief and concrete paragraphs) and References (where the literature cited in the work is listed, said references must be updated to present). The work must be prepared according with the following general structure:

First page

The first page is intended to include the title, abstract and key words (in both Spanish and English), authors ‘names and their institutional addresses (Institution, Faculty, Street, City, Country, etc.) The maximum number of authors in the work must not exceed 6.
The title of the work (whether in Spanish or English) must have a maximum of 2 or three lines, considering that the font type and size is Tahoma 14.
Abstract must be between 130 and 150 words. In said abstract the objective, used methodology, description of some relevant results and conclusion must be included. Content must reflect what is written, in both Spanish and English.
Key words (which must be in total 4) must agree with the content of the work. On the other hand, phrases or abbreviations as key works must not be used. Also, key words that are included in the title of the work must be avoided.

Second Page onwards

The sections of the work such as Introduction, Methodology, Results, References, etc., must be included from the second page onwards. Sections and subsections must not be numbered. Manuscript must be written in Spanish language.
The work’s general format of is one column using single spacing. Letter size sheet, with top and bottom margins of 3 cm and left and right margins of 2 cm. Font type to be used is Tahoma at size 10 and the text must be justified. An impersonal style (3rd person) must be used in the text wording. A space between each paragraph and between titles, subtitles and paragraph must be included. Excess of subtitles must be avoided. Font of titles must be in capital and bold letters, while subtitles must be in lowercase, not bold or italic letters.
Figures must have good resolution (if inserted, they must be in jpg format, paying attention to the file size, since the complete manuscript must not exceed 2MB). Preferably, they must be inserted in black and white (or in color whenever necessary). In addition, graphics must be simple, without including too much information in them (in axes and inside the figure). Axes must be clearly defined (indicating its meaning and respective scale). Tables, in general, must be prepared in a simple way, with simple lines, avoiding the use of colors. If a value, variable or equation inside the table is desired to be highlighted, this must be in bold (not italic) letter. Tahoma font in size 9 can be used inside the table.
Figures and Tables must be placed (as far as possible) at the ends of the page and they must be included, preferably, in the same page where they were cited in the text.
Format to be used in legends of figures and tables is the following:
  • Fig. 1: Comparative Graphic of size … (legend must be included beneath the figure with font size 9 and centered paragraph)
  • Table 1: Statistical results by applying … (legend must be included above the table and with centered paragraph)
Both figures and tables legends must not exceed two lines. A space between space and figure and/or table and legend, and legend and paragraphs must be included. For quoting figures and tables in the text, the following example format must be used:
  • «as observed in Figure 1 or Table 1, …» or «the results show (Figure 1 or Table 1) that curves continue …» (as the case may be).
Footnotes are not allowed in any part of the manuscript.
Equations, if included in the body of the article, must be placed including a space above and beneath the text. Equation must be placed at the left side of the page and its respective numbering (in parentheses) on the right side.
To refer an equation in the text, the following format must be used: according to equation 1 (or eq. 1), it is established that velocity of …. is proportional to… (see equation 1 or see eq. 1)
Nomenclature, if applicable, must be provided after Conclusions and before References.
Acknowledgements, if the authors consider including them, must be written in a simple way, using no more than 3 lines, and must come before References.

References and quotes in the text

An important part of a publication is supported in the respective literature, which supports and validates the provided research paper. Therefore, the manuscript must necessarily include this section (to be known as References), which will be placed at the end of the work, after the Conclusions and Acknowledgements (if included). The respective References’ quotes must be included where appropriate (as applicable). Emphasis should be given in references coming from articles published in first level journals.
In the section, references must be numbered and alphabetically arranged according to the author’s last name (the format of the authors in the references is: author’s last name and initials of the name or names) separated by a space from each other. Work, references should follow the following format (based on APA style), depending on their origin:
Texts (with no specific pages)
  • Skoog, D.A. & West, D.M. (1989). Química analítica. 4ª ed. Madrid: McGraw-Hill.
Text referred to a chapter part of a book or specific pages from it (as applicable)
  • Skoog, D.A. & West, D.M. (1989). Química analítica, Cap. 4, pp. 353-385. 4ª ed. Madrid: McGraw-Hill.
Book chapter written by author, which is part of a larger work of one or more authors
  • Rizvi, S.S.H. (1986). Thermodynamic properties of foods in dehydration. En M.A. Rao & S.S.H. Rizvi (Eds.). Engineering Properties of Foods (pp. 133-214): Marcel Dekker, New York.
Unpublished thesis work (PhD or Masters)
  • Wiman, J. (1997). Hydrodynamics, erosion and heat transfer in pressurized Fuidized beds. Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Thermo and Fluid Dynamics, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden.
Printed articles of scientific journals (Journal) (with an author)
  • Mellers, B.A. (2000). Choice and the relative pleasure of consequences. Psychological Bulletin, 126, 910-924.
Printed articles of scientific journals (Journal) (with two authors)
  • Ahmed, I. A. & Robinson, R. K. (1999). The ability of date extracts to support the production of aflatoxins. Food Chemistry, 66(3), 307-312
Printed articles of scientific journals (Journal) (3 up to 6 authors)
  • Bosnick, K.A., Haslett, T.L., Fedrigo, S., Moskovits, M., Chan, W-T. & Fournier, R. (1999). Triccaped tetrahedral Ag: A structural determination by resonance Raman spectroscopy and density functional theory. J. Chem. Phys., 111(19), 8867-8870
Printed articles of scientific journals (Journal) (More than 6 authors)
  • Du, G., Zhuang, X., Querol, X., Izquierdo, M., Alastuey, A., Moreno, T. et al. (2009). Ge distribution in the Wulantuga high-germanium coal deposit in the Shengli coalfield, Inner Mongolia, northeastern China. International Journal of Coal Geology, 78(1), 16-26.
Journal article in press
  • Coloma, F., Sepúlveda, A., Romero, J.N. & Rodríguez, F. (en prensa). Gas phase hydrogenation of crotonaldehyde over platinum supported of oxidized carbon black. Carbon
Printed journal article obtained from an electronic version
  • Streets, D.G., Zhang, Q. & Wu, Y. (2009). Projections of global mercury emissions in 2050 [electronic version]. Environmental Science and Technology, 43(8), 2983-2988
Electronic Journal article (Electronic Journal)
  • Fredrickson, B. L. (2000, marzo 7). Cultivating positive emotions to optimize health and well-being. Prevention & Treatment, 3, artículo 0001a. Downloaded november 20, 2000, from
Documents available on the website of a program or a university department
  • Muller, C. (1984). Manejo de Céspedes. Recovery, Agosto 15, 2011, de Facultad de Ciencias Agrarias, Veterinarias y Forestales, Departamento de Producción Agrícola, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile. Website:
Congresses, conferences, workshops
  • Meadowcroft, D.B., Montrone, E.D., Oakey, J.E. & Stott, J. (1991) Experience of combating tube bank wastage in the Grimethorpe PFBC. Proceedings of the Institute of Energy’s Fifth International Fluidized Combustion, London, pp. 105-114.
Unpublished papers
  • Rojas, C. (2005, november). Estudio del impacto de las calificaciones en las carreras de ciencias, en la deserción universitaria. Paper presented of the Facultad de Ciencias e Ingeniería de la Universidad Internacional de la Empresa, Chile.
In the text, references (author of books, publications, theses, etc..) shall be quoted using the author (s)’ last name (s) in accordance with the following format:
  • For references with one author, use: (Alonso, 2007) or: in accordance with Alonso (2007).
  • For references with two authors, use: (Wheat & Valdes, 2008) or: as indicated by Wheat & Valdes (2008).
  • For references with more than two authors (three or more) use: (Garrido et al., 2008) or: according to Garrido et al. (2008).
  • To indicate book pages, the following format may be used: (Garrido, 2008:232) or: according to Garrido’s publication (2008:232).
Only references quoted in the article should be listed. Avoid to list references of an unpublished material. Accuracy and relevance of the references is the responsibility of the author. Usually, references quoted in the text should be easily accessible to the reader; otherwise, it is preferable not to include them. Also, it is advisable to avoid self-quotations (unless strictly necessary).

Information of Authors

Due to the requirements of the databases, it is necessary that, together with the submission of articles, all involved authors provide a summary curriculum or, in their absence, the ORCID code.

Article Submission

Manuscripts that meets the standards for preparing papers shall be sent (in doc and pdf formats), together with other documents and information required (cover and ethical commitment letters, reviewer suggestions and corresponding payment), to the Managing Editor of Avances en Ciencias e Ingeniería, to and/or Once received the articles and documents, it shall acknowledge receipt thereof.

Articles that meet the stated requirements (including the evidence of payment) will be brought to evaluation, and authors will be notified by sending official notice of receipt and submission of the manuscript.