About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The purpose of the Revista de Ciencias Tecnológicas is to disseminate the original research and technological development carried out by the scientific community in all areas that include engineering and technology.

14 main thematic axes are included:

  1. Aerospace
  2. Biofuels
  3. Applied Bioengineering
  4. Material science
  5. Construction and Building
  6. City
  7. Design
  8. Design Sciences
  9. Mechanical Design and Manufacturing
  10. Electronics and Instrumentation
  11. Technological Innovation and Development Strategies
  12. Energy Systems
  13. Software and Emerging Technologies
  14. Nanotechnology

As well as other related lines. All published works are original and their copyright belongs to the magazine.

 MISSION

The Revista de Ciencias Tecnológicas (RECIT) belongs to the Faculty of Engineering Sciences and Technology of the Autonomous University of Baja California, which publishes multidisciplinary research articles in engineering, architecture, and design. The contents are intended to promote relevant analyzes focused on addressing the various international and regional problems in economic, environmental, social, and technological terms. The main purpose of the published works is to support the work of interested parties: researchers, government agencies, civil associations, NGOs, as well as the industrial, educational, health, and construction sectors.

VISION

By January 2025, the Revista de Ciencias Tecnológicas  (RECIT) will be integrated into the most prestigious international indices such as Scielo, Scimago, and Scopus, reaching an impact factor equal to or greater than 1.50 when promoting its contents among researchers, events and graduate programs at the national and international level. The publication of articles will be strongly influenced by the relevance to contribute to the solution of international and regional problems. For this, the opinions of the manuscripts received will be made in a period no longer than two months after their reception; Through forming an editorial committee with researchers of national and international prestige, with clearly defined responsibilities and providing opportunities to move up within their hierarchy according to the quality of their participation and their level of commitment.

VALUES

In accordance with the Code of Ethics of the Autonomous University of Baja California; RECIT highlights the following values, in order to achieve the guidelines outlined in its Mission and

Vision:

Honesty, Loyalty, Freedom, Perseverance, Responsibility, and Solidarity.

Honesty: I conduct myself with truth and authenticity, from respect, honesty, and transparency.

Guiding criteria:

  • I conduct myself before others in a congruent and authentic way, without cheating with my actions.
  • I respect and value the work of others by giving credit to the authorship of the sources consulted.
  • I express myself with truth and sincerity in carrying out my activities, inside and outside the institution.

Loyalty: I act from fidelity and commitment to myself and others. I identify myself from a sense of belonging with the objectives of the institution, maintaining a relationship worthy of trust.

Guiding criteria:

  • I recognize and identify myself with the philosophy of the University and I am committed to its ideals.
  • I refrain from making dishonest comments or criticisms that damage the reputation or prestige of any member of the University.
  • I act to the best of my ability to build a better University.

Freedom: I think and conduct myself autonomously out of conviction, by making responsible, thoughtful decisions and respecting diversity, by considering my own well-being and that of others.

Guiding criteria:

  • I express my ideas independently of criteria based on reflection.
  • I am autonomous in making responsible decisions for the benefit of the university community.
  • I protect my own privacy and that of others regarding personal, academic, and work information.

Perseverance: I commit myself to the work that I undertake with clarity, effort, discipline, and determination, achieving what was planned in the face of adversity and obstacles.

Guiding criteria:

  • I firmly face the difficulties I encounter in the achievement of my academic, professional, and personal goals.
  • I insist on the need to specify individual and collective projects by taking advantage of the specific potential of each person.
  • I am constant, disciplined and I establish lines of action to find the solution to difficult situations that arise.

 Responsibility: I comply with the obligations that correspond to me in all orders, including university, social, and environmental, by recognizing and assuming the consequences of actions carried out freely.

Guiding criteria:

  • I respond seriously and prudently to commitments.
  • I assume the consequences of my actions, by recognizing and repairing my mistakes.

Solidarity: I empathize with the needs of others and participate consciously and enthusiastically in collective projects, especially where vulnerable people or communities benefit under the principle of joint efforts.

Guiding criteria:

  • I reflect and value my environment to collaborate with others in an active and committed way in the design of effective strategies for the development of the community.
  • I propose to join forces to go beyond what I can individually achieve, for the benefit of communities in vulnerable situations.
  • I listen to the other in order to understand him better and help him with my possibilities.

Peer Review Process

The work sent by the authors will be submitted to a first review by the editor of the journal. The authors should send complementary files (databases, etc.) to verify the authenticity of the results reflected in the manuscript.

The originality of the article will be evaluated and that it follows the criteria of the format, title, and writing style of the IEEE standards. The work must follow the same logic and structure as the journal's research guide articles, monographs, book reviews, or thesis summaries.

The editor will ask to make the necessary corrections to improve the deficiencies found in the manuscript. Once the deficiencies are overcome, the article will be reviewed by two external reviewers specialized in the article's area of competence. These evaluators will conduct a comprehensive review using a previously established evaluation format. External evaluators will ask the author or authors of the work to make the necessary corrections to improve the deficiencies found in the work.

The review process will end when the external evaluators issue a final opinion to support the publication of the work. This will go to the editor and the editorial board of the journal will meet to approve the opinion.

The journal's policy handles a "double-blind" review, which means that the identity of the authors is unknown to the reviewers, and the identity of the reviewers is unknown to the authors, this promoting the efficacy and bias that involves an open review.

Assigned times

Editor confirmation and first review: 1-5 days after submission.

Reviewers invitation and confirmation: 1-15 days after the editor confirmation.

Review process: 21 days for the reviewer to deliver his corrections and comments to the editor.

First decision and request of corrections: 21 days for an author to deliver his correction to the editor.

Second decision or request a second review: If corrections are minor, editors take a decision, if correction is major a second review round is implemented (10 days are given to the reviewer to check if corrections were done accordingly)

Second decision or request of corrections: If a second round of correction is needed, the author have 21 days to send back correction to the editor.

Final decision: 1-5 days after the reviewer's decision, the editor checks if the manuscript is suitable for publication and gives a final decision

Copyediting process: 3-10 days for the editorial board to create the final version of the manuscript (manuscript is sent to authors for final review and confirmation of final version)

Production process: 1-5 days for the editorial to prepare the manuscript format for final publication.

Expected time of publication after submission: 1- 3 months approximately

Open Access Policy

The Revista de Ciencias Tecnológicas adheres to the different initiatives that promote free access to knowledge. Therefore, all the contents of the International Journal are freely accessible and published under a Creative-Commons license of the Attribution 4.0 International type.

This is an open-access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.

Política de identificadores persistentes (DOI & ORCID)

DOI
Todos los artículos publicados en la Revista de Ciencias Tecnológicas tienen asignado un identificador único y permanente de objetos digitales (doi) con la finalidad de facilitar su perpetuidad, localización y recuperación.

ORCID
Los autores que publican en la Revista de Ciencias Tecnológicas deberán proporcionar su identificador persistente ORCID con el propósito de eliminar la ambigüedad de sus nombres y firmas y facilitar la correcta atribución de la autoría de sus artículos.

Authorship and contribution policy

The Revista de Ciencias Tecnológicas (RECIT) uses the CRediT* (Contributor Roles Taxonomy) with the intention of recognizing individual author contributions, reducing authorship disputes, and facilitating collaboration.

CRediT offers authors the opportunity to share an accurate and detailed description of their diverse contributions to the published work.

  • The corresponding author is responsible for ensuring that the descriptions are accurate and agreed upon by all authors.
  • The role(s) of all authors should be listed, using the relevant above categories.
  • Authors may have contributed in multiple roles.
  • CRediT in no way changes the journal’s criteria to qualify for authorship.

CRediT statements should be provided during the submission process and will appear above the acknowledgment section of the published paper as shown further below (starting from Volume 4 (2) of the RECIT Journal)

Term

Definition

Conceptualization

Ideas; formulation or evolution of overarching research goals and aims

Methodology

Development or design of methodology; creation of models

Software

Programming, software development; designing computer programs; implementation of the computer code and supporting algorithms; testing of existing code components

Validation

Verification, whether as a part of the activity or separate, of the overall replication/ reproducibility of results/experiments and other research outputs

Formal analysis

Application of statistical, mathematical, computational, or other formal techniques to analyze or synthesize study data

Investigation

Conducting a research and investigation process, specifically performing the experiments, or data/evidence collection

Resources

Provision of study materials, reagents, materials, patients, laboratory samples, animals, instrumentation, computing resources, or other analysis tools

Data Curation

Management activities to annotate (produce metadata), scrub data, and maintain research data (including software code, where it is necessary for interpreting the data itself) for initial use and later reuse

Writing - Original Draft

Preparation, creation, and/or presentation of the published work, specifically writing the initial draft (including substantive translation)

Writing - Review & Editing

Preparation, creation and/or presentation of the published work by those from the original research group, specifically critical review, commentary, or revision – including pre-or post-publication stages

Visualization

Preparation, creation and/or presentation of the published work, specifically visualization/ data presentation

Supervision

Oversight and leadership responsibility for the research activity planning and execution, including mentorship external to the core team

Project administration

Management and coordination responsibility for the research activity planning and execution

Funding acquisition

Acquisition of the financial support for the project leading to this publication

* Brand A, Allen L, Altman M, Hlava M, Scott J. Beyond authorship: attribution, contribution, collaboration, and credit. Learn Publ [Internet]. 2015 Apr 1;28(2):151–5. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1087/20150211

Digital Preservation Policy

The journal, through its editorial committee, must set down mechanisms for the perpetual preservation of the information resources published on its official website.

This policy determines the preservation activities the journal carries out, through the people assigned each year by the editorial committee for such purposes, who, for this policy purposes, will be denominated the Preservation Team.

Information Backup

To guarantee the preservation of information, the Preservation Team will carry out the task of ensuring the documents are completely stored in its own institutional infrastructure, with the aim of ensuring both the access and the long-term preservation of the content.

To back up the information stored in the journal infrastructure, the Preservation Team will carry out a backup activity plan that covers the next aspects:

An integrated backup per semester from the journal to physical media should be stored in a different geographic location than the current servers (main or surveyed). This backup has to include the next points:

  1. Complete production environment software backup.

  2. Complete source code backup of the production environment software, including technical documentation

  3. Complete production environment database in the corresponding database server format.

  4. Complete archival and documentation backup.

  5. Database backup in text format or SQL standard.

The integration of a digital preservation model that includes:

  1. The generation of a unique bit string for each journal document, according to the good international practices associated with a checksum.

  2. The generation of a report that notifies the administrator of each content or informatic document structure disturbance.

  3. The generation of multiple document copies on at least two additional journal locations, one of which must be an external system (for example, LOCKSS).

  4. An inventory system implementation that does not allow the generation of altered copies generation due to a wrong documentation checksum, and allows restore copies without errors to replace imperfect copies.

Auto archive policy

Authors are allowed and encouraged to electronically disseminate post-print versions (a version of their works before publication as it favors their visualization and with it a possible increase in their citation and reach among the academic community in institutional thematic repositories or personal web pages.

Publication frequency

The Revista de Ciencias Tecnológicas is a quarterly publication ("January-March", "April-June", "July-September", "October-December")

Plagiarism detection and originality report

All works will be reviewed through Turnitin to detect if they have been plagiarized or not and send the authors a report of the originality of the work.

Authors will commit to reducing the similarity rate of their work to less than 25%, paying special attention to the parts that Turnitin has found similar to other published academic work.

Manuscript Review Charges (Article Processing Charges or APCs)

All manuscripts sent to the journal are exempt from any charge for their revision or publication.

Rejections of manuscripts

If the manuscript does not meet the minimum requirements set out in the checklist for the preparation of submissions, the author or authors will first be notified of the reasons for rejection. According to the journal's metrics, the current rejection rate can be calculated based on the following formula: rejection rate = 100% - [(items published / total shipments) * 100]

Ethical statement on publication and bad practices

The publication of articles in the refereed Revista de Ciencias Tecnológicas constitutes a process of permanent knowledge production. The journal promotes the publication of open-access digital articles. In addition, he considers that it is his duty to ensure the transmission of scientific knowledge, guaranteeing its rigor and quality, under an ethical commitment to the scientific and academic community. The protocols and guidelines described here are good practices in common practice in internationally renowned publishers. In this line, the Code of Conduct that has been established by the Publications Ethics Committee (COPE) for editors of scientific journals is taken as a reference.

Conflict of interest policy

The authors of a manuscript, the editors of the journal that receives it, and its reviewers (internal and external), must disclose any conflict of interest that could influence the manuscript or its review and approval. In the event that the authors declare a conflict of interest, this must be informed to the reviewers of the manuscript. In turn, those invited to review a manuscript should excuse themselves from doing so if they have a conflict of interest with the authors or the subject. The journal guarantees that the most suitable reviewers will be selected also in terms of thematic and academic compatibility.
In case of controversy, the Revista de Ciencias Tecnológicas undertakes to resolve these cases through its Editorial Board of Ethics. That it will be in charge of solving these cases, and the most pertinent measures will be taken to identify and prevent the publication of articles in which there have been cases of misconduct in the investigation. In no case will the Revista de Ciencias Tecnológicas encourage such improper conduct, nor will it knowingly allow such conduct to occur.
In the event that the journal editor or editors learn of any allegation of misconduct in the investigation, the editor will address the allegations, retracting or correcting the articles when necessary. Publishing the corrections, clarifications, retractions, and apologies, if necessary.

To resolve disputes, we follow COPE guidelines where applicable.

Obligations and responsibilities.
The Revista de Ciencias Tecnológicas undertakes to:
• ensure the quality of the scientific material it publishes
• ensure freedom of expression
• maintain the academic integrity of its content, ensuring that the material it publishes conforms to internationally accepted ethical standards.
• be willing to post corrections, clarifications, retractions, and apologies when necessary.


Authors' obligations
The authors must guarantee the authorship of the documents they present. Authorship corresponds to those who have made a significant contribution to the work. If the work has significant contributions from more than one author, they must appear as co-authors.
The authors should provide contact information to facilitate communication with other researchers regarding the published work. These data will be disseminated together with it.


Originality and plagiarism
Authors must guarantee that they have the rights they present in their work, as well as that they have made use of the right to quote the work of other authors.
Those originals in which plagiarism is detected will be rejected. Likewise, an author should not submit originals that essentially describe the same work that they have already published in another work.

Intellectual Property Policy

The Revista de Ciencias Tecnológicas considers that science is a public good and therefore the research products should be used socially, for the well-being of the world population, therefore, the information published in the magazine is open access without discrediting the copyrights established in the Federal Copyright Law, the Industrial Property Law (patents, trademarks, industrial designs, geographical indication and denomination of origin); as well as the provisions of Article 27 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The Revista de Ciencias Tecnológicas does not require the authors to waive their copyright. Authors can reuse their manuscripts in their future works without requiring the permission of the journal editor, in exchange, they are asked to indicate that the material was previously published either in its entirety or that the version is modified from the published one. originally on the pages of the magazine.

Publications under the editorial seal of the Revista de Ciencias Tecnológicas are integrated into the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). All open access articles are published under Creative Commons licenses.


Peer review process
The decisions of the members of the editorial committee to accept or reject a document for publication are based solely on the relevance of the work, its originality, and clarity, as well as the relevance of the study in relation to the editorial line.
It is guaranteed that the material submitted for publication will be considered as a reserved and confidential matter while it is being evaluated and, in the case of being rejected, no evaluating member may make the original public.
The identity of the evaluators is protected at all times, guaranteeing their anonymity.


Claims
The Revista de Ciencias Tecnológicas undertakes to respond quickly to the complaints received. In any case, if the interested parties are unable to satisfy their claims, it is considered that they have the right to raise their protests to other instances.


Protection of individual data
The Revista de Ciencias Tecnológicas guarantees the confidentiality of individual information. It is the final responsibility of the authors to have the pertinent authorizations for the use of the images and trademarks that appear in their works, as well as other personal data (age, sex, social level, etc.).


Tracking bad practices
The Revista de Ciencias Tecnológicas assumes its obligation to act accordingly in case of suspicion of bad practices or inappropriate behavior. Manuscripts that raise questions about possible misconduct will be rejected.
All reasonable efforts will be made to ensure that the work submitted for evaluation is rigorous and ethically appropriate.


Integrity and academic rigor
Any time a published work is known to contain material inaccuracies, misleading or distorted statements, it should be corrected immediately.
If any work whose content is fraudulent is detected, it will be removed as soon as it is known, immediately informing both readers and indexing systems.

Post-publication discussions and corrections

The Revista de Ciencias Tecnológicas recognizes, in case of incurring errors or omissions in previously published contributions, its responsibility to correct them. It is institutional editorial policy to consider the refutations (founded criticisms of the readers) of the works published in our journals and, where appropriate, to publish them (briefly), these being founded and motivated, by providing categorical evidence of the error in the original article, prior peer review and, if possible, they will be the same referees who did the review of the original work.

The texts of the refutations will be sent to the author for correspondence of the original work so that he exercises his right of reply through signed comments. The rebuttals will be published in a special section of the digital version of the magazine. Sometimes the authors themselves send retractions. In the event that only one or some of the authors of the text send a retraction, it will be communicated to him or the others so that they can express what is appropriate to their right.

Complaints, disagreements, and other issues about the text that arise should be directed to the Editor-in-Chief of the Revista de Ciencias Tecnológicas, in accordance with the provisions of its editorial guidelines that are available on the website.

In the event that an error is detected in the advanced versions of articles (Advance online publication, AOP) before the version has been printed, said publication will be modified by inserting a legend that refers to the error in question. If the error is detected until the printed version, the correction will be made in the online version with the annotation of the detection of the error in both versions, indicating the dates of publication online, the date of the correction, identifying them with a doi.

Complaints / complaints
Any author, reader, or evaluator can send their complaints through the email of the Journal of Technological Sciences: recit.ecitecvlp@uabc.edu.mx

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Journal History

REVISTA DE CIENCIAS TECNOLÓGICAS, year 4, no. 3, September 2021, is a quarterly publication "January-March", "April-June", "July-September", October-December "published by the Universidad Autónoma de Baja California. Av. Reforma 1375. Col Nueva, CP 21100. Tel. (686) 552-1056, web page of the journal: https://recituabc.weebly.com, and https://citecuvp.tij.uabc.mx. Editor in Chief: Dr. Luis Jesús Villarreal Gómez, whose e-mail address is recit.fcitec@uabc.edu.mx. Reservation of Rights to the Exclusive Use of Title No. 04-2018-070614032000-203, ISSN: 2594-1925, both granted by the Instituto Nacional del Derecho de Autor. Responsible for the latest update of this issue, Dr. Luis Jesús Villarreal Gómez, recit.fcitec@uabc.edu.mx, Facultad de Ciencias de la Ingeniería y Tecnología, Blvd. Universitario No. 1000. Valle de las Palmas Unit, Tijuana, Baja California, CP 21500. Date of last modification, September 10 2021