ISSN 2528-7966 print version
ISSN 2588-0934 online version



Basic Information

Ñawi: Art Design Communication is a biannual scientific research journal of the Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral (ESPOL). It was founded in 2016, with ISSN 2528-7966 and e-ISNN 2588-0934, and it publishes scientific articles in Spanish and English. The periodicity of the journal is biannual, with publications in January and July. It is a journal refereed by external peers, and it uses the APA editing standards. Currently, it is indexed in the Catalog 2.0 of LATINDEX, SCIELO Ecuador, DOAJ, EBSCO, GOOGLE SCHOLAR, in the directories of PUBLONS, ULRICHWEB CROSSREF, and it is registered in the identifiers ORCID and DOI.


Peer review proces

Ñawi: Art Design Communication is a refereed magazine that is governed by the double-blind anonymous peer review system. The articles sent by the authors are previously evaluated by the Drafting Committee to check if they comply with the publishing rules and thematic policies of the journal. When the article passes this first filter, it is sent to two external evaluators who are experts in the subject addressed by the author. To comply with and defend the ethics of research, these evaluators are never part of the institution to which the author belongs. They decide whether it responds to the scientific interests of the journal and on whether it is published. In the final assessment, the reviewers decide between the following options: publishable, publishable with minor modifications, publishable with major modifications, or non-publishable. If there is disparity of opinion between reviewers of the Scientific Committee, it will be submitted to the judgment of a third expert, who will resolve the conflict of opinions.


Open access policy

Ñawi: Art Design Communication> provides immediate open access to its content, which seeks to make research freely available to the public supporting a greater global exchange of knowledge.


Ethics and Good Practices

The authors who submit their texts to the evaluation process will not pay for the work of this evaluation, which will be carried out by the members of the Editorial Board and / or Scientific Committee of the journal. Likewise, reviewers (blind peers) will never charge for their work. The journal Ñawi: Art Design Communication> defends an academic practice far from inbreeding. For this reason, the texts approved for each issue will be external by at least 70%. In other words, 70% of the published works must come from professors and researchers outside the publishing entity and the ESPOL. Likewise, Ñawi: Art Design Communication stands for the non-predatory nature of scientific publications, mainly regarding possible payments for publishing or excessive self-quotes. The opinions, interpretations, reflections, and information provided in each article are the sole responsibility of their authors. The Editorial Board and the Scientific Committee of the journal are not responsible, in any case, for the credibility and authenticity of the works. When sending a text for evaluation by the journal, the author alone is responsible for ensuring that all its contents are original and that they have the corresponding authorizations for their reproduction. The journal requires sending a certificate of originality when a text is submitted for revision, which must be sent to the general editorial email address of the journal: By submitting the article, the author expressly states that, in the case of co-authorship, all authors are aware of and agree with the content and with the submission to the journal for evaluation. In cases of multiple authorship (more than five authors), an annex must be sent justifying the insertion of several authors and their responsibilities in the text, signed by each of them. The editorial board reserves the right to verify sources and to adapt the graphic information to the editorial requirements of the journal. The articles will be submitted to a peer review (double blind) arbitration process. The identity of the referees will always be protected, and under no circumstances may this identity be revealed. The editor will guarantee, in the same way, that the arbitrators do not know the identity or affiliation of the authors submitted to arbitration. Of course, the acceptance or rejection of an article will only attend to epistemological criteria related to the importance, the originality, and the clarity of the writing, as well as its relevance regarding the subject area of the journal. The author undertakes that once the arbitration process has begun, he will not withdraw the text for its publication in another journal. The content of the documents sent for evaluation is the responsibility of the author / s. In case of acceptance, the author agrees to send a certificate of transfer of rights to the journal. The author or authors of the work must not maintain any commercial, financial, or private relationship with people or institutions that may have interests related to the proposed work. In other words, they must avoid any conflict of interest. The journal Ñawi: Art Design Communication follows the regulations established in the Higher Education laws in force in Ecuador, as well as the ethical criteria established in different international laws and regulations.



The original manuscripts published in the printed and electronic editions of the journal Ñawi: Art Design Communication are property of the Faculty of Art, Design and Audiovisual Communication (FADCOM), of the Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral (ESPOL), Guayaquil, Republic of Ecuador. Therefore, it is necessary to cite the origin in any partial or total reproduction of the published contents (texts or images). Ñawi: Art Design Communication provides open and immediate access to its content, as we firmly believe in public access to knowledge, which does not prevent the citation of the source from being mandatory for anyone who wishes to reproduce content from this journal. In the same way, the intellectual property of the articles or texts published in the journal Ñawi: Art Design Communication belongs to the author/s. This circumstance must be expressly stated when necessary. All content maintains a digital content license granted by Creative Commons


Privacy Statement and Deposit Policies

The names and email addresses entered will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and they will not be available for any other purpose nor provided to a third party. This circumstance must be expressly stated when necessary.


About Deposit Policies (Digital Preservation and Backup Systems)

Ñawi: Art Design Communication is supported by the Technology and Information Services Management (GSTI) of the Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral (ESPOL) to supervise and manage the correct operation of the backup and restoration system. The GSTI uses IBM Spectrum as IT infrastructure to manage the ÑAWI web server together with the database of articles published in our journal. Also, VmWare Data Protection generates monthly backups of the virtual machine that hosts our journal. Additionally, the journal has a subscription to LOCKSS service granted by PKP to preserve the journal over time.



Ñawi: Art Design Communication uses tools to detect plagiarism in texts received under the URKUND system: If any form of plagiarism is found in the articles received, they will be automatically rejected, and the author will be prohibited from publishing in the number for which it is being reviewed and any future numbers. The Journal reserves the right to report plagiarism to the states that govern higher education, both in the Republic of Ecuador and in the country of origin of the author.


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P.O. Box 09-01-5863, Guayaquil, Ecuador, Tel.: (593-4) 3708 000