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Scope and editorial policy

Centro Azúcar Scope and editorial policy

It publishes original articles and short communications in Spanish or English on a quarterly basis related to the industry of sugar cane and its derivatives, obtaining of biofuels, technical, economic, environmental and social problems of its operation and development, chemical processes in general and derivatives , Simulation and optimization of processes, environmental management, Chemical Engineering in general and has a miscellaneous section. It is an open access journal and its articles are refereed peer review by highly experienced and prestigious specialists.


Form and preparation of manuscripts

The Publishing Committee to consider any article for it further publication in Centro Azúcar journal, it must follow certain regulations: Articles must be written in Microsoft Word for Windows, normal 12 font size in Times New Roman, and one and a half line spacing. It must consist of the following parts: Title, Authors, Abstract, Keywords, these last four also in Spanish, and Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusions, Acknowledgements (if applicable) and Bibliographic References. The article should be divided into numbered sections clearly defined, from the Introduction to the Conclusions. The sub-sections should be numbered 1.1 (then 1.1.1, 1.1.2,...), etc. The, abstract, acknowledgments and references are not included in section numbering.

Title, abstract and key words: must be written in Spanish and English. The title should be explanatory and preferably short (no more than 18 words). The abstract, of approximately 250 words, should be the synthesis of the manuscript. Acronyms, abbreviations should not be used and the language must be technical and precise, including the methodology, results and conclusions. Both should be written in third person. Key words: keywords should be separated by commas (,) and not exceed 6; reflect all the work, allowing its classification and set out in alphabetical order.

Authors, should appear below the title, in order and separated by commas. If authors are from several institutions after each name a number will appear in superscript with the indicator of the institution to which it belongs and the country. An asterisk will expose the author to whom correspondence should be addressed. Following and below the list of authors will appear the number followed by the referred author's institution, postal and email address, this latter is very important.

Introduction, brief, with the exposed problems and objectives embodied therein. It should not contain tables or figures.

Materials and Methods , must be written in third person; it must appear followed methodologies and the main aspects of the investigation. In field experiments, the experimental design and the soil and climatic characteristics of the site should appear. The statistical package used and evaluated components should appear. The international system of units of measurement and chemical nomenclature is used. Equations should be "all" written with the editor of Word, in the appropriate place in the text, centered and numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals in parentheses.

Results and Discussion, The research results must be specific and supported by tables and figures. Discussion of the results in comparison with those presented by other authors may appear. There must be differences between treatments and the corresponding statistics should appear. a. Tables will appear above named with consecutive Arabic numerals; the title will be in normal 11 font size in Times New Roman. They must be in the text where appropriate, after the reference. If there are any abbreviations, they should be referred under the table in a legend in 10 font size. b. Figures should be made in Word or Excel for Windows, (originals), it can be in color. The title of the figure should appear below it, with the same writing regulation of the tables’ title. c. Photos if required, these must be of excellent quality in color or black and white and with good contrast between them and the author of this picture. Decimal numbers should be separated by commas and only are accepted separated by periods if the article is in English.

Conclusions, should express concretely and synthesized the results.

References (see regulations below)

Other components that can be considered optional are:

Acknowledgements:, if any, they should preferably be brief and include the essential inputs for the development work.


Brief Communications, will have the same requirements as those for the title, bibliographic regulations and conclusions. They will not have specific part at all. Propose up to three keywords of the same.

Bibliographic references:
In all articles, bibliographic references should be included at the end of the article and pointing them in alphabetical order within the document like this: for example, Perez (2014), when it is a single author; (Lozano and Ramirez, 2012), when they are two authors, when more than two (Rodriguez and col., 2013) if it's in Spanish and (Rodriguez et al, 2013) if it is in English. The basic standards required for the structure of this bibliography can be interpreted in the following examples; you should only refer to the cited bibliography within the article:


Sending of manuscripts

The manuscripts will be sent to the e-mail of the magazine, using the template of the magazine (maximum 10 pages), which can be accessed at Once Received the article, an acknowledgment of receipt will be sent electronically to be evaluated with an edition code that must be preserved by the authors. The submitted works must be original and not be published or postulated for another magazine. Once the letter is received by the editor, the arbitration process begins. The manuscripts shall be considered as confidential documents, and the authors' anonymity shall be preserved for subsequent arbitration. They will be submitted to a review by two or more referees for the "peer review" system; "Double blind" and editors. Once evaluated, the author will be informed of the results of the evaluation, published without modification, published with modifications or not published. Each article will be subject to a maximum of three (3) re-submissions if it requires corrections by the authors. Once approved, a letter of acceptance and location will be sent to the authors in the corresponding issue.

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