Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Sistemas y Telemática S&T (Systems and Telematics) is a scientific periodic publication of engineering, quarterly edited by the Faculty of Engineering of the Universidad Icesi in Cali, with the mission of contributing to the diffusion of innovation and knowledge of engineering areas. In a broad sense systems engineering and communication engineering. It publishing original articles of high quality, related with research in the areas of systems engineering, computing, telematics, computing and other sciences related to them.

His target for readers includes engineers who develop their professional activities primarily in Colombia, CIO, responsible for leading technology companies, professors and university students and researchers and academic community. To ensure that your contribution is available to the Colombian’s university community, S&T comes in printed form and is free distributed to libraries of engineering schools in Colombia. It’s also available for download in PDF format and for reading on line in: this site (see Archives), Universidad Icesi Web Site (http://www.icesi.edu.co/sistemas_telematica), and Calameo (www.calameo.com).

S&T is a refereed publication. Anonymous academic peers, with institutional affiliation different from author’s, following a formal structured and documented review process (detailed in Authoring Guidelines) are in charge of the review and approval of contributions. The journal welcomes contributions written in English and Spanish, throughout the year. Its policy is to publish articles that are accepted, in their original language. The contributions must observe the cited guidelines' document.

Because S&T promotes the scientific Exchange, is open to subscribe Exchange agreements with other publications. The interested must send an e-mail to editor.


Section Policies

Original Research

Documentos que presentan, de manera detallada, los resultados originales de proyectos terminados de investigación. La estructura generalmente utilizada contiene cuatro apartes importantes: introducción, metodología, resultados y conclusiones (Colciencias, Tipo 1).

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Discussion papers

Documentos que presentan resultados de investigación terminada desde una perspectiva analítica, interpretativa o crítica del autor, sobre un tema específico, recurriendo a fuentes originales (Colciencias Tipo 2).


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Articulos de revisión. Documentos que resultan de una investigación terminada donde se analizan, sistematizan e integran los resultados de investigaciones publicadas o no publicadas, sobre un campo en ciencia o tecnología, con el fin de dar cuenta de los avances y las tendencias de desarrollo. Se caracteriza por presentar una cuidadosa revisión bibliográfica de por lo menos 50 referencias (Colciencias, Tipo 3.


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Working papers

Documentos breves que presentan resultados originales preliminares o parciales de una investigación.

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Case Report

Documentos que presentan el resultado de un estudio sobre una situación particular con el fin de dar a conocer las experiencias técnicas y metodológicas consideradas en un caso específico. Incluye una revisión sistemática comentada de la literatura sobre casos análogos

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Brief Review

Documento resultado de la revisión crítica de la literatura sobre un tema en particular.

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Documento escrito por el editor, un miembro del comité editorial o un investigador invitado sobre orientaciones en el dominio temático de la revista

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(Colciencias, Tipo 10)

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Book Review



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Peer Review Process

S & T is a refereed publication under double blind method. Anonymous academic peers, with an institutional affiliations different to the from author's, following a formal, structured and documented procedure are responsible for reviewing and approving contributions. The process of articles acceptance consists of two stages: pre- grading and reference (refereed articles).

Pre- grading is made by the editorial and the scientific committees. The former checks that the contribution responds to the mission of the publication whether it is scientific, relevant and unpublished, and that it reasonably covers the criteria explained in this guide. The latter, by reviewing the article summary, states its concept in terms of topic’s relevance and appropriateness of author’s approach. The outcome of this stage can be: preliminary acceptance of the paper and delivery to reference; non- acceptance of the paper, with recommendations for improvement to the author; definitive non- acceptance.

Reference is conducted by well known professionals with academic training at postgraduate university level, and extensive knowledge of the central main topic of the paper. Reference process includes using a standard format. In their decisions referees can recommend: publication without changes, publication subject to adjustment, and no publication. If the author disagrees with the referee’s decision, the journal will proceed to send the paper to a new referee, whose decision will be definitive and final.

Decisions of the pre- grading and reference process are formally communicated to the authors by the editor of the journal. It is expected that the reception and decision process described be completed in a period not exceeding 30 days. At the time of their publication, articles will include the date when they were received and the date in which their publication was approved.


Open Access Policy

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