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Thematic issues and scope

Revista Politécnica is a quarterly periodic publication, edited by the Escuela Politécnica Nacional of Ecuador, whose objective is to contribute to scientific and technological knowledge, through the publication of scientific studies related to the areas of basic sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics) and engineering (Chemical and Agroindustry, Civil and Environmental, Electrical and Electronic, Geology and Petroleum, Mechanics, and Systems). Revista Politécnica is aimed at professionals and researchers who work in these fields of knowledge.


Process of selection, evaluation and publication of articles

Selection process

Each article received will undergo an initial evaluation to verify the journal's guidelines: scope / subject, format, structure and readability. If the manuscript is not within the scope of the journal, it will be returned to the author. In addition, its similarity with other existing jobs will be checked through the Turnitin tool.

When a manuscript does not meet the formatting requirements, it will be returned to the authors to make the suggested changes. In case of not receiving a response to the request, the manuscript will be automatically rejected.

Peer evaluation process

All articles must comply with a blind peer review, which consists of:

  • Review of the manuscript by two or three peer reviewers. Revista Politécnica currently has internal, external and international reviewers, who send the editor their evaluation of the article and their suggestions on how to improve it.
  • The editor gathers the comments and sends them to the author.
  • Based on the comments of the reviewers, the editor decides if the manuscript is published.
  • When an article receives opposing evaluations, both positive and negative, the editor can request additional evaluations from other reviewers, and based on all evaluations, a final decision will be made.

All the evaluation is subject to a double-blind peer process; that is, the authors do not know who their reviewers are, nor the reviewers know the authors of the article.

The evaluation of articles is rated based on the following parameters:

  • Reviewer's Experience
  • Article Novelty
  • Technical Content
  • Quality of the Presentation

The articles, after the peer review, can be cataloged in the system as:

  • Accept Submission: The article is accepted by the reviewers.
  • Revisions are needed: The article requires minor corrections before being accepted (form changes).
  • Forward for Review: The article requires major corrections to be accepted (changes of content or background).
  • Refuse Submission: The manuscript is rejected.

For the cases: "Revisions are needed" and "Resend for revision", the articles will be sent back to their authors to make the corrections of form and substance suggested by the reviewers.

The corrections made by the authors will have to be detailed in a reply letter to the reviewers, as well as indicated in the document returned to the journal, in order to facilitate the review process by peer reviewers.

In order to guarantee high quality in each article, the Editorial Committee of the journal reserves the right to reject articles at any stage of the process.

Publication process

Subsequently, the articles will be submitted to a final review by the Editorial Committee, who will verify that all authors have the information requested at the time of submission (ORCID, short biography, photograph, and contact email), and will evaluate compliance with the quality of the articles. In case of new observations, the articles will be sent back to the authors for the respective corrections.

Finally, the articles, once approved, undergo a format, style and language review.

The Editorial Committee of the Revista Politécnica reserves the decision on the order of publication of the articles, as well as the volume and number in which they will appear.


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 petition has not been previously published, nor it has been submitted to another journal (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The file sent is in Microsoft Word or LaTeX format.
  • Web addresses were added to the references which have been possible.
  • The text has simple line spacing; the font size is 10 points; italics is used instead of underlining (except URLs); and all the illustrations, figures and tables are inside the text in the right place and not at the end of the whole.
  • The text complies with the bibliographic and style requirements indicated in the Rules for authors, which can be found in "About the Journal".
  • If you are submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, you need to make sure that the instructions in Ensuring a blind review have been followed.
  • Each author needs ORCID, short biography of maximum 100 words, contact email, and updated photograph.


Process to send an article

In the "HELP" section you can find the help manual for authors, as well as the format for submitting articles from the Revista Politécnica.

  1. Create a username and password to access the web portal of Revista Politécnica, for more information please contact the email
  2. Enter the web portal and begin the submitting process
  3. Start Submitting
  4. Place sending requirements
  5. Upload the article
  6. Enter metadata
  7. Upload additional files
  8. Confirm submitting


Copyright notice

Authors who publish in this journal agree with the following terms:

  • Authors retain 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 to share the work with 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 (See The Effect of Open Access).


Privacy statement

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 to any other person.


Bibliographic standards

The list of references should be arranged alphabetically according to the last name of the first author (APA format). Adding et al should not be in italics. Please note that all references listed here must be directly cited in the text using (last name, year). Footnotes should be avoided as far as possible.

The article should contain a minimum of 6 references.

Follow the format below according to the type of reference:


Basic format for reference books:

Last Name, First Name. (Year). Title of the book. City, Country: Editorial.


  • Books with one author:
  • In references:

    King, M. (2000). Wrestling with the angel: A life of Janet Frame. Auckland, New Zealand: Viking.

    Citation in the text:

    (King, 2000) o King (2000) argues that ...


  • Books with two authors:
  • In references:

    Treviño, L. K., y Nelson, K. A. (2007). Managing business ethics: Straight talk about how to do it right. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley

    Citation in the text:

    (Treviño y Nelson, 2007) o Treviño y Nelson (2007) illustrate ...


  • Books with two or more authors:
  • In references:

    Krause, K., Bochner, S., and Duchesne, S. (2006). Educational psychology for learning and teaching (2nd ed.). South Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Thomson.

    Citation in the text:

    According Mezey et al. (2002) o ... (Mezey et al., 2002).


    Basic format for referencing scientific articles:

    Last Name, First Name. (Year). Article title. Title / Initials Magazine. Volume number (Tomo), pages.


  • Journal articles:
  • In references:

    Sainaghi, R. (2008). Strategic position and performance of winter destinations. Tourism Review, 63(4), 40-57.

    Citation in the text:

    (Sainaghi, 2008) o Sainaghi (2008) suggests ...


  • Articles with DOI
  • In references:

    Shepherd, R. Barnett, J., Cooper, H., Coyle, A., Moran, J., Senior, V., & Walton, C. (2007). Towards an understanding of British public attitudes Concerning human cloning. Social Science & Medicine, 65(2), 377-392.

    Citation in the text:

    Shepherd et al. (2007) o Shepherd et al. (2007) highlight the ...


  • Articles without DOI
  • In references:

    Harrison, B., & Papa, R. (2005). The development of an indigenous knowledge program in a New Zealand Maori-language immersion school. Anthropology and Education Quarterly, 36(1), 57-72. Obtained from the database Academic Research Library

    Citation in the text:

    (Harrison y Papa, 2005) or in their research, Harrison and Pope (2005) established ...


  • Articles online
  • In references:

    Snell, D., & Hodgetts, D. (n.d.). The psychology of heavy metal communities and white supremacy. Te Kura Kete Aronui, 1. Obtained de: (Mayo, 2015).

    Citation in the text:

    (Snell y Hodgetts, n.d.) o Snell y Hodgetts (n.d.) identified "..."


    Format for articles

    The submission formats for the Revista Politécnica can be downloaded from:

    Word: FORMAT - RP 2021 WORD

    Latex: FORMAT - RP 2021 LATEX


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