Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Nova Scientia is a multidisciplinary, electronic publication that publishes biannually in the months of May and November; it is published by the Universidad De La Salle Bajío and aims to distribute unpublished and original papers from the different scientific disciplines written by national and international researchers and academics. It does not publish reviews, bibliographical revisions, or professional applications.

 

Section Policies

Natural Sciences and Engineering

Following the practice of the area of Natural Sciences and Engineering for peer reviews, the variant open to arbitration will be used. Reviews, bibliographical revisions or professional applications will not be published.

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Human and Social Sciences

According to the normal practice of the area of Human and Social Sciences, the Double Blind study will be used. Reviews, bibliographical revisions or professional applications will not be published.

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Letters to the editor

The section of Letters to the Editor is designed for original contributions in the form of comments, replies or mistakes of already published articles, in addition to the preliminary results of researches that deserve to be published but that have not yet met the requirements of a valid article. Their length has been limited to 4 pages.

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Peer Review Process

Evaluation of pertinence

In order to assess the quality, feasibility and scientific rigor of the articles received, the Editorial Board of Nova Scientia reviews its pertinence before submitting them to the evaluation system denominated as ‘peer review’ carried out by the experts.

 

Arbitration process

Peer-review comprises two external reviewers that read and analyze the articles in order to determine both the validity of the ideas and the results, as well as their probable scientific impact. Following the practices of the different specialties for the area of Natural Sciences and Engineering, the open to arbitration variant will be used, in which the arbitrators know the name of the author they evaluate. For the area of Human and Social sciences, the double-blind study variant will be used, in which the anonymity of the arbitrator and the author is preserved. Generally, a publication is considered valid only when it has obtained the acceptance of both arbitrators. In case of controversy, the Editorial Board shall name a third arbitrator, who will have the role of awarding authority. Situations different to the ones described herein shall be resolved on a first instance by the Director of the journal and/or his Editorial Board. It is the intention of Nova Scientia that the arbitrators be selected among the most competent people of the specialty of the work that is going to be evaluated.

 

Letters to the Editor

They will be submitted to the same evaluation requirements and processes as the standard articles, unless the evaluation is done by an arbitrator, preferably one from the Editorial Board in order to quicken the revision and publication processes.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides open access to its content, based on the principle that offering free access to the public to investigations helps a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

Archiving

This journal uses the LOCKSS system to create a filing system distributed among the participating libraries and allows the creation of permanent files in the journal for preservation and restoration purposes. More...