Normative Criteria Applied to Submitted Works

Virtual Journal
División de Estudios de Posgrado e Investigación
Instituto Tecnológico de Oaxaca

Biannual publication of regional and technological development reports

Normative Criteria Applied to Submitted Works

1.- Articles and research papers must feature original and innovative information derived from theoretical and practical research; written in clear precise and coherent statements and should adhere to a correct use of grammatical rules. The maximum number of written pages must be twenty, and should include a summary (in Spanish and English), methodology, results, conclusion and bibliography.

2.- Title page must include the following: title of article, which must be no longer than six words; name of the author; address and e-mail as well as the address e-mail and telephone number of the institution he or she is working for. Moreover, it must also include a summary in English and Spanish, both half a page long. Each summary must provide at least three key words.

3.- All articles must be written in Georgia lettering, size 12 with 1.5 spacing. All pages, including the title page, must be numbered. Paragraphs should have no extra space between them.

4.- Articles must be presented in printed form (original plus three copies) and in a CD that will include the article written via Microsoft Office, Word 2013 software.

5.- No more than four graphics and tables are allowed per article. If a greater number is required, editorial criteria will be applied in each particular case. Captions must not exceed three lines and must give the corresponding credits.

6.- A Works Cited List or Bibliography must be placed at the end of the article. Cataloguing data must be numbered in accordance with citations on the text. They must include: author’s full name, year of publication, title of article, title of journal or book, volume number, number of cited pages, editorial house, and country where printed. Electronic sources require the already mentioned data plus date of consultation.

7.- Articles that are not research papers and are closer to academic essays must include a main idea or hypothesis, from which an academic innovative discussion or theoretical revaluation could be established. Its outline must include introduction, argumentation and conclusion and must have a maximum extension of twelve pages. If a greater number of pages are required, the revision editors will be in charge of considering the particular case. Editorial policies are the same for all articles, research and academic papers.

8.- Reviews can feature textbooks, reference books or monographic material. It can include a critical and descriptive evaluation from the point of view of the writer of the review. It must be maximum six pages long. The very same editorial criteria will apply as with other submitted texts.

9.- Miscellaneous will encompass news on academic and cultural activities, as well as literary contributions related to the subjects of the journal.

10.- Works must be sent to the editor who will, in turn, submit them to an editorial committee. Authors will be notified of the verdicts within thirty days after reception. If the text is judged as to require corrections, authors can send in revised versions of articles or texts for publication.

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