About the Journal

MISSION

To disseminate high-impact research results, with a diversity of topics in the academic world in general, multidisciplinary, and with critical and intellectual character. To allow dialogue and self-evaluation for the improvement of professions, scientific research, and academic work in general.

VISION

The vision of Universidad, Ciencia y Tecnología journal is to reach the highest quality standards, with publications of outstanding scientific relevance, as a journal of knowledge and scientific approach, with pertinence and actuality, in all areas of science.

OBJECTIVES

a) To ethically and responsibly disseminate the research results of national and international scholars.
b) To collaborate with academic and research exchange between centers and universities.
c) To promote criticism and professional exchange of ideas, theories, and scientific projects that contribute to the development of new research.

ISSN

print ISSN: 1316-4821, digital ISSN: 2542-3401.

TARGET AUDIENCE

The Revista Universidad, Ciencia y Tecnología addresses its publications to professionals, academics, researchers, innovators, and students, from all educational disciplines with interest and motivation for scientific production and research.

DISCIPLINES

Universidad, Ciencia y Tecnología Journal covers the following disciplines:
- Social Sciences
- Basic Sciences
- Health Sciences
- Forestry and Agricultural Sciences
- Natural and exact sciences
- Technologies and Engineering Sciences
- Medical Sciences
- Legal Sciences, Economics and Administration
- Environmental Sciences
- Architecture
- Humanities
- Industrial Applications
- Developments and prototypes

FOCUS AND SCOPE

Universidad, Ciencia y Tecnología Journal, is a journal that publishes research results in scientific and technological areas, is multidisciplinary, and complies with peer review processes, with ethics and professional quality.

Revista Universidad, Ciencia y Tecnología, is a journal of the Universidad Experimental Politécnica Antonio José de Sucre, Vice Rectorado Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela, managed in Ecuador by AutanaBooks. It is oriented to the dissemination of academic results of a research and scientific nature.Universidad, Ciencia y Tecnología Journal has printed and digital version in two countries:

Venezuela: www.uct.unexpo.edu.ve/index.php/uct

Ecuador: https://www.uctunexpo.autanabooks.com/index.php/uct

All the contents published in the journal are freely accessible and do not require any type of payment for consultation.

The journal handles articles in English and Spanish and allows scientific and technological research articles, technical notes, case reports, letters to the editor, research-derived reflection articles, essays, scientific articles, among others. Articles are managed through the Open Journal System publication management platform.

Types of contributions:

Technology scientific research articles: they are products of Degree Works (Specialization, Master's and Doctorate) or research in the university and industrial field, either experimental or non-experimental and must mean a technological contribution for the resolution of specific problems in the industrial sector.

Technical notes: are those contributions aimed at informing news and advances in the specialties covered by the Journal.

Scientific articles: must be the result of research work, either bibliographic or experimental, where the results and the discussions of them, generating important conclusions in some area of scientific interest.

Essays: they must be the result of a personal analysis made by the author on a specific topic (historical, scientific, artistic, technical, among others), where the subjective predominates and where a personal criterion is exposed, but with foundation and argumentation.

Reflection articles derived from the research: these are contributions that present the research findings, but in which the author's subjective criteria, analysis, and reflection on the results predominate.

Case reports: It's a medical contribution that shows the clinical experience of a particular case, where descriptive, detailed information that serves as a teaching tool for the medical and scientific community is presented.

Book chapters: the publication of book chapters with a maximum length of 35 pages will be considered, and no more than one chapter per author may be published. The book chapter must be within the interests of the Revista Minerva and must go through the peer-review process.

PEER REVIEW PROCESS

Authors should submit their products through the OJS platform and will be informed in a timely manner of the dates for their submission.

In principle, the area of study, subject matter, format, and relevance of the article will be taken into account, notifying the authors of the following:

1.- That the article has passed to the peer review stage. This process will last between 10 and 15 days, taking into account the evaluation form of the OJS platform. The evaluation is double-blind and therefore the authors will receive the observations without data from the evaluators and vice versa. If there is no coherence between the evaluations, a third evaluation with the same double-blind characteristics will be carried out.

2.- That the article was rejected, either for not being of interest to the journal or for not presenting the appropriate characteristics for scientific dissemination.

Once the article has been evaluated, the authors will be notified:

1.- That the article presents minor observations that can be improved for its subsequent publication. The author/s will have 15 calendar days to return the corrected paper.
2.- That the article cannot be published because it does not meet the necessary characteristics for publication.

COST

The Revista Universidad, Ciencia y Tecnología is free of charge.

PERIODICITY AND FREQUENCY
In the year 2021, the periodicity of the journal is quarterly (March-May, June-August, September-November, December-February).

In 2020, Universidad, Ciencia y Tecnología journal, has a monthly periodicity (January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, and December), also including special issues for events and congresses.

Universidad, Ciencia y Tecnología journal had a bimonthly periodicity in 2019: February, April, June, August, October, December. The calls for papers will be published on the journal's website and may be published at dates outside the regular issues. They may also be considered for publication according to the decisions of the academic body.

Universidad, Ciencia y Tecnología Journal had a quarterly periodicity in years prior to 2019.

ETHICAL STANDARDS FOR PUBLICATION

Universidad, Ciencia y Tecnología journal takes as its Code of Ethics and Good Practices for editors of scientific journals, which is established by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) in its page http://publicationethics.org/. Taking into account what is established by the COPE, the journal commits itself to attend to the scientific quality of the publications and with an appropriate treatment to the demands of its readers, authors, and evaluators.

CONFLICT OF INTEREST

Authors must submit the article and also include a letter of Declaration of Originality and Declaration of Conflict of Interest. In addition, in the last paragraph of the article, after the conclusions, these declarations should be specified.

PLAGIARISM AND SELF-PLAGIARISM

Authors who wish to publish in La Revista Universidad, Ciencia y Tecnología must comply with the ethical norms of research and must cite the data sources used, figures, and all information explicitly and clearly. The Plagiarism Checker software will be used as the main tool. Software such as Grammarly, Plagium, Copionic, WriteCheck, PaperRater, Plagarisma.net, Viper Plagiarism Scanner, or CrossCheck can also be used to check originality, plagiarism, and duplicity.

PRIVACY POLICY

The articles, opinions, and collaborations published in this magazine do not necessarily represent the informative or institutional philosophy of the Universidad Politécnica Antonio José de Sucre Puerto Ordaz, nor of AutanaBooks Ecuador. All published material may be reproduced with the prior authorization of the editor and authors. In case of reproduction, works must comply with the appropriate citations and references.