ISSN 1390-6712 online version



Focus and Scope


Disseminate original technical research studies developed by national and international researchers to contribute to the scientific development of society.


The documents submitted for consideration by Maskay Journal may be of a theoretical, technical, or application nature. They must be the product of research, practical experience of the profession, or a review of a specific topic and must be framed within one of the following fields:

  • Telecommunications
  • Automation and control
  • Networks and data communication
  • Electromagnetism and applied optics
  • Signals processing
  • Digital systems
  • Electronics systems
  • Electric systems
  • Power electronics
  • Renewable energy electrical systems
  • To meet the criteria of scientific quality, the documents sent to the Editorial Committee of the Journal must meet one of the following typologies:

  • Scientific and technological research paper: a document that presents, in detail, the original results of completed research projects. The structure generally used contains five important sections: introduction, theoretical foundations, methodology, results, and conclusions.
  • Reflection paper: a document that presents the results of completed research from an analytical, interpretative, or critical perspective of the author, on a specific topic, using original sources.
  • Review paper: a document resulting from completed research where the results of published or unpublished research are analyzed, systematized, and integrated, on a field in science or technology, to account for progress and development trends. It is characterized by presenting a careful bibliographic review of at least 50 references.
  • Short paper: a short document that presents preliminary or partial original results of scientific or technological research, which generally require prompt dissemination.
  • Case report: a document that presents the results of a study on a particular situation to publicize the technical and methodological experiences considered in a specific case. It includes an annotated systematic review of the literature on similar cases.
  • Editorial: a document written by the editor, a member of the editorial committee, or an invited researcher on orientations in the thematic domain of the journal.
  • Reflection papers are not derived from the research: papers not derived from research related to academic networks or collaborative work. These reflections should be carried out within committees, working groups, or communities that work on the topic.
  • For paper subbmission, authors must register in the journal. Interested authors should also review the journal's policies and form requirements before submitting the paper for evaluation.


    Author Guidelines

    The work must be original and must be sent through the OJS platform of Maskay journal. The submitted file must be in PDF or Microsoft Word® formats and must be prepared according to the format defined by the journal (download here). You can include graphics, tables, photos, maps, plans, among others, as long as they are within the maximum page limit of the document. If your work includes an interactive application, it must be registered as an additional file. Articles may be sent in Spanish, Portuguese and English and will be published in the language in which it was sent. The length of the articles should be between 8 and 10 pages. The articles submitted to the journal should use for their structure and references the format defined by the IEEE for Conference Proceedings. An important variation of format in Maskay journal is the inclusion of the title, abstract, and keywords in two languages. If the article is written in Spanish or Portuguese, it is recommended that the additional language would be English.


    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 work has not been previously published, nor has it been submitted to another magazine (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the editor).
  • The file sent is in PDF or Microsoft Word® formats and it does not exceed 10 pages.
  • Title, abstract and keywords in two languages have been included.
  • Format of the text : a)The text has simple line spacing. b) The font size is 10 points. c) Italics is used instead of underlining (except URLs) d) All illustrations, figures and tables are inside the text, in the right place and not at the end of the whole.
  • Web addresses have been added for references where possible.
  • LaTeX and Microsoft Word templates can be downloaded here.

    On-line Submission

    This journal uses Open Journal Systems, which is an open-access journal manager and software developed, financed, and distributed free of charge by the Public Knowledge Project subject to the GNU General Public License. To access the submission system click here

    Registration and login are required to submit papers online and to check the status of recent submissions.


    Peer Review Process

    The paper reviewing process of Maskay Journal is established as follows:

  • The Editorial Committee will first assess the relevance of the received papers.
  • If the paper is initially accepted by the Editorial Committee, it will be assigned at least two peer reviewers who will carry out a single-blind reviewing process.
  • Each peer reviewer will inform, through the platform implemented for this purpose, if articles are acceptable for publication, if they require corrections, or if they are not suitable for publication in the journal.
  • Based on the reviewers' comments, three decisions can be made:
    • 1. Accepted without changes.
    • 2. Accepted with minor changes.
    • 3. Requires new revision with major changes.
    • 4. Rejected (The article does not meet the quality or sufficient innovation to be published).
    • 5. Rejected (Full rewriting is necessary; encourage document resubmit).
    • 6. Rejected (The document does not meet any criteria of the journal. Do not encourage its resubmit).
  • In all cases, the authors will be informed of the decision taken.
  • In the case of papers accepted for publication, the Editor-in-Chief will inform in which volume and number the publication will be made. The authors must fill out the originality certification form for the article and the transfer of copyright.

    Publication Ethics

    Maskay is a peer-reviewed scientific journal, inspired by the code of ethics for publications developed by the Committee on Publications Ethics (COPE).

    Editors Responsibilities

    a) Publication decisions
    The Editor of the journal is responsible for deciding whether or not to publish the articles. The Editor relies on the Scientific Committee of the journal and is subject to the requirements of the applicable laws regarding defamation, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. The Journal Editor may communicate with other editors or reviewers to make his/her own decisions.

    b) Equity
    The Editor of the journal evaluates the articles proposed for publication based on their content without discrimination on the grounds of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political orientation of the authors.

    c) Confidentiality
    The Editor and any member of the journal Editorial Team may not disclose any information about a manuscript submitted for journal evaluation to anyone except the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, editorial consultant, and section editors as appropriate.

    d) Conflicts of interest and disclosure
    The Editor-in-Chief and the Editorial Committee of the journal must have no conflict of interest concerning the texts presented. Unpublished materials contained in a submitted manuscript should not be used in research by the Editor or a member of the journal's Editorial Team without the express written consent of the author.

    Reviewer Responsibilities

    a) Contributing to the editorial decision
    The peer-review process helps the journal Editor to make editorial decisions and through the editorial communication with the author, it also helps improve the quality and text of a manuscript submitted to the journal. The reviewers undertake to conduct a critical, constructive, and honest review of the scientific quality of a manuscript.

    b) Respect for review deadlines
    The reviewer who does not feel adequate to carry out the proposed task or who believes that he or she cannot review in the time required by the journal must inform the Editor immediately.

    c) Confidentiality
    Any text assigned for reading will be considered confidential. Therefore, these texts should not be discussed with other people without the express permission of the Editor.

    d) Objectivity
    Peer-review must be done objectively. Any personal judgment about the author is inappropriate. Reviewers are required to adequately justify the judgments and comments made on a manuscript.

    e) Recognition of information sources
    Reviewers undertake to indicate accurately the bibliographic references of key works that the author might miss. These recommendations should be made transparently without wanting to increase citations to works done by the same reviewers. The reviewer must also inform the Editor of any similarity or overlap of the received text for review with other works known to him.

    f) Conflicts of interest and disclosure
    Confidential information or feedback obtained during the peer review process should be considered confidential and cannot be used for personal purposes. Reviewers are required not to agree to review articles for which there is a conflict of interest due to collaborative or competitive relationships with the author and/or their institution of origin.

    Authors Responsibilities

    a) Access and retention of data
    If the Editor considers it appropriate, the authors of the articles should also make available the sources or data on which the developed research is based, so that they can be kept for a reasonable period after publication and possibly make them visible.

    b) Originality and plagiarism
    Authors must guarantee that they have written completely original works and if the authors have used the work and/or the words of others, they must indicate or cite it correctly in the manuscript.

    c) Multiple, repetitive, and/or concurrent publications
    The author should not publish articles describing the same research in more than one journal. Proposing the same text to more than one journal at the same time is ethically wrong and unacceptable.

    d) Source specifications
    The author should always provide the correct indication of the sources and contributions mentioned in the article. An article must contain enough details and references to allow a response.

    e) Authorship of the work
    The authorship of the work must be correctly attributed and all those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, organization, implementation, and reworking of the research that is the basis of the article must be indicated as co-authors. If other people have participated significantly in certain phases of the research, their contribution must be explicitly acknowledged. In case of multiple contributions, the author who submits the text to the journal must declare that he has correctly indicated the names of all the other co-authors, that he has obtained the approval of the final version of the article and their consent for its publication in the journal.

    f) Conflicts of interest and disclosure
    All authors should indicate in their manuscript any financial or other conflicts of interest that may be interpreted in a way that influences the results or interpretation of their work. All sources of financial support for the project must be properly disclosed.

    g) Errors in published articles
    When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in their published work, they should immediately notify the journal Editor to remove or correct the text.


    Plagiarism Detection

    Maskay journal encourages the honesty of authors and their publications. In this sense, once the Editor-in-Chief receives the submission of a new article, it is in charge of passing it through the URKUND plagiarism detection system, a system that will analyze the complete content of each manuscript and generate a report about its originality. After this process, the Editor-in-Chief will analyze this report and according to these results (percentage of similarity) and always considering that the copyrights of third works are respected, will determine if the submitted article can continue with the peer-review process.

  • Manuscripts that present a similarity percentage of less than 20% and that have respected the copyrights of third parties will be processed directly.
  • Manuscripts that present a similarity percentage of less than 20% where it is evidenced that the copyrights of third parties have not been respected will be returned to their authors with the respective comments so that they can make the pertinent corrections.
  • Manuscripts that present a moderate percentage of similarity, that is, between 20% and 50%, will be returned to their authors with the respective comments so that they can make the necessary modifications to reduce the percentage of similarity. Besides, the authors will be asked to send a letter justifying a moderate percentage of similarity.
  • Manuscripts that present a high percentage of similarity, that is, greater than 50%, will be rejected and their authors will become part of a list of risk authors of the journal. Once the authors have been entered in this list, they may request to leave it as long as they present a letter where the high percentage of similarity achieved is extensively justified.

    Copyright Notice

    Authors who publish in this journal agree to the following terms: Authors retain the copyright and guarantee the journal the right to be the first publication of the work, as well as, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others share the work with an acknowledgment of the authorship of the work and the initial publication in this journal. Authors may separately establish additional agreements for the non-exclusive distribution of the version of the work published in the journal (for example, placing it in an institutional repository or publishing it in a book), with acknowledgment of its initial publication in this journal. Authors are allowed and encouraged to disseminate their work electronically (for example, in institutional repositories or on their own website) before and during the submission process, as it may lead to productive exchanges as well as further citation earliest and oldest of published works.


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    The names and email addresses entered in this journal will be used exclusively for the purposes stated by this journal and will not be available for any other purpose or other person.



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