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Editorial Policy

The journal is published according to the principles as outlined by Committee on Publication Ethics-COPE

Also read additional in the Committee on Publication Ethics, COPE. the flowcharts for malpractice in writing articles, plagiarism, change author, etc.

Copyright Statement

All the published articles in the journal of Ingeniería Mecánica are distributed under a distribution license "Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported” (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0). Permits the use not commercial of the published articles or part of their content whenever the source is cited. This condition has to be expressly stated when necessary.
The submitted papers must not contain any materials that cannot be published under those terms, such as figures with copyright. All data taken from a previous source must be properly identified and cited. The author must acknowledge and give proper attribution to those publications that have influenced and determined the nature of the article to be published.
This must be done with the aim of guiding the reader to previous work to assist the understanding of the work published.
If a paper has been accepted by an editor, the paper must be published.
The authors of a paper have the right to withdraw their manuscript in the middle of the evaluation process, without any explanations and without any prejudice for future publication

Rights and duties of the journal

By submitting the article authors should confirm that it has not been published in any media in advance nor have simultaneously submitted it to another journal. If it was sent to another journal and was not accepted the author should declare the causes of rejection. The journal follows the rules dictated by the Real Academia de la Lengua Española. RAE for publications in spanish language, and the standard usage of english.
The author should use the International System (SI) of Units except in cases where it is inappropriate. After the magnitude is expressed in SI, the value and units in another unit system can be added within parenthesis.

Policies regarding the contribution of the authors

All authors of a paper must have contributed significantly to the development of research, in all or most of its phases.
To protect the integrity of the authorship, only professionals who have collaborated in the investigation or project and preparation of the article are listed as co-authors. The author(s) attest(s) to the fact that all co-authors are included when submitting the Request for Publication. All authors must read the manuscript before submission and agree with its contents, and must accept their authorship, as well as the order of their names on the paper.

Partial or small contributions to a paper imply their authors to be included in the Acknowledgements section, but not in the list of authors.
In the Acknowledgements, authors should give credit to persons and institutions contributing to the research, including students, as well as source of material and/or financial support.
The author should not have changes in the content of their work after it has been accepted and has been returned to conduct the proposed corrections. If there is a compelling reason for change, the author should inform the Editorial Committee and it has the authority to approve or reject the proposed changes.
Editors are entitled to ask for the precise contribution of each author (in the case of multi-author papers, for example).

In order to allow replication of results (experiments, simulations, references), authors must handle any information regarding experimental or computational details –including codes– requested by the editors, or by other colleagues after reading their paper published.

The author should not fragment their research for publication. The authors have done their work on a system or group of related systems. Organizing the publication accordingly for the purpose of each work gives a complete description of a particular aspect of the overall study. It is unethical for an author to present more than one paper for publication describing the same research or project. Considering the negative effects of multiple publication (i.e., the fragmentation of a piece of research in small units in order to produce several papers and create an image of productivity), we do not accept incomplete results for publication. In the case it is unavoidable, we suggest authors to justify it in a separate letter to the journal.

Regarding ethical conflicts, our policy indicates that the authors are morally obliged to declare if there is any financial, personal or professional benefit in the publication of their contribution, beyond the dissemination of scientific results. Those interests do not automatically invalidate the publication, but are an element to be considered by the referees. In particular, the financial sources cannot be involved in the design of the research, data collection, analysis of results, or manuscript preparation.

The journal can correct errors detected after publication if it is requested by the authors. If the errors do not alter the basic results or conclusions of a given paper, an erratum note can be published. Otherwise, the results contained in the paper can be formally “taken back” also through a published note.

Policies related to the work of the referees

The reviewer should judge objectively the quality of the manuscript on its own merits and respect the intellectual independence of authors. Personal criticism is not appropriate.

They should express their views and opinions in an objective, accurate, clear, truthful and convincing way, especially the negative judgments, for publishers and authors to understand the basis of their observations.
Reviewers must declare any conflict of interests related with the paper to be reviewed, such as family relations, competition, etc., even if they think that such conflict would not affect the refereeing process. If a manuscript submitted for review represents a potential conflict of interest or the reviewer has a personal opinion on it, the manuscript should be returned without delay and without conducting the review.
Reviewers will be chosen in such a way that they have not co-authored papers or collaborated directly with the authors in the last 12 months.

Authors can communicate the Editor about any person they want to exclude from the refereeing process, without justification. Those requests will be granted and treated confidentially in all cases.

The reviewer should note any substantial similarity between the manuscript to review and any other already published or if you know any manuscript submitted for publication elsewhere, in both cases will inform it of immediately to the editor.

The entire content of a submitted manuscript is confidential and property of the authors, it shall not be used in any way by the reviewer, or otherwise be exposed except with the consent of the author and proper attribution.
If a reviewer has convincing evidence that a article includes plagiarized content or falsification of research data or known to have been published, the director of the journal shall be notified promptly, which will take appropriate action.

Types of Papers Download Information for Authors

The manuscripts submitted can belong to the following categories:

Original article
This is the presentation of a theoretical or technological research: the first publication of the results of original research or project activity in a journal. This may include historical works. Not exceed ten (10) pages.

Review article
It compares results published in research papers to examine and issue a critical appraisal, sort it and place it in a perspective that allows reaching important conclusions or highlighting the progress and current development trends. You can review an item or work of a particular researcher or research team. You must submit a thorough and comprehensive literature review of more than 50 references.

Short article
It is a brief but comprehensive description of an investigation; contains preliminary or partial results of the same, which require rapid disclosure. This state does not exempt to be well documented and referenced. You can also include works on historical, theoretical discussions, etc. Its does not exceed four (4) pages.


The article will be sent to the Editorial Board in electronic form by email.

The submission should have attached a letter of request addressed to the Editorial Board requiring the work to be considered for publication, download the Request for the Publication of Articles, and the Document for the Transfer of Copyright that establishes permanent rights over the work to Journal Ingeniería Mecánica for its publication and dissemination as determined by the magazine.

Articles accepted for publication become copyright of the magazine, which reserves the right to make the editorial changes it deems necessary in the final version.

Selection of articles and revision process

Papers submitted for publication must be original and unpublished and have not been published in any other way, the criteria for selecting the articles will be conditioned by their quality and will undergo a peer review process.

The selection process begins with the submission of the work by the author or authors in electronic format according to the Drafting Rules for submitting articles to the magazine. Articles are evaluated initially by the Editorial Committee for compliance with the Edition Standards and if verifying that the work is original and of the required level for the magazine, then it passes to the review process.

Revision process

The revision process for the articles uses a peer review system that involves two referees remaining confidential and anonymous. The work is revised with a double-blind principle, implying that the document received by the referees does not have the names of the authors, their generals or any data that can disclose their identity, each referee will issue a report on whether or not publication is recommended, this report will be considered by the Editorial Committee for the publishing of the article. In case of discrepancy between the inform of both referees will be appealed to a third referee

Referees may recommend the Editorial Committee weather that the article is:

-Accepted with modifications. The author has fifteen (15) days to make the changes noted.

The essential aspects for the acceptance of the papers presented are:
-The article fit the general subject matter of the magazine.
-Originality, novelty or validity of the proposed work.
-Quality of the study the state of art.
-Quality of the content.
-Actuality and importance of the references.
-Compliance with the Edition Standards.

The main reasons for rejecting a work will be:
-Lack of originality.
-Poor scientific strength.
-Unreliable methods and procedures.
-Poor quality of the study the state of art.
-Poor quality of the reference.
-Puality or value and timeliness.
-Is of little interest to the audience of the magazine.

Editorial Standard

The compliance of the editorial standards is obligatory, works that do not meet these requirements will not be accepted. The authors are responsible for the views and ideas that are declared in their work.
Before beginning to write the paper: read the Code of Ethical for the authors and the principles as outlined by Committee on Publication Ethics-COPE

Also read additional in the Committee on Publication Ethics. COPE. the flowcharts for malpractice in writing articles, plagiarism, change author, etc.

1. Manuscripts should be written in English, in compliance with the established specialized nomenclature. The terms in other languages must be written in italics. Extension of the work: the original text of an article or review, with the inclusion of figures, tables and other items should not exceed ten (10) pages.

2. Authors should prepare their articles in a word processor document format compatible with Microsoft Word.
Layout: margin left: 2,5 cm and the remainder 2 cm . Paper Size: letter.

3. Format: all the text should be Arial 10 points, to a single column, justified, no indentation, single-spaced, numbered pages in the upper right corner. Title, subtitles and captions in bold. Figures and tables inserted in places closest to their first call.

4. Use the International System (SI) of units except in cases where it is inappropriate. After the magnitude is expressed in SI, the value and units in another unit system can be added within parenthesis.

5. Each figure must have a numbered title; this should be brief, but sufficiently explanatory, so that it can be understood without reference to the text. The numbering and the title will be placed underneath, example: Figure 2. Signal that simulates the vibration.... Prepare the figures in a graphics editor with a resolution of 72 dpi. All figures should be in a image format. Photographs should be of good quality.

6. The tables should contain a brief numbered title, for example, Table No. 3. Results of the experiment…, to be located above, within the text these are cited by number, table No. 1. Tables should not be presented in image format.

7. To write the symbols (if necessary) and mathematical expressions an equation editor compatible with Microsoft Word should be used. Expressions are numbered consecutively, eg (2) and will use the same font that the rest of the article, they should be written completely and not be presented in image format. The subscripts and superscripts should be legible, written in an appropriate size. Use a table without border with two (2) columns, example:

Table for mathematical expressions and formulas

8. If using an original image that has been previously published, the author must have the permission for reproduction.

9. The elements included in the document must be formatted: wrapping style in line with the text.

10. Do not use text boxes and page breaks and sections.

11. Do not write in the header or footer, the latter will be used for footnotes.

12. Quotes: textual quotes should be in quotations and then referenced.

13. The notes are numbered consecutively and are to be presented in the text footnotes, limiting them to a minimum. References in notes should be avoided.

Article structure contents

The structure of the articles must conform to the following order:

Title: the title should not exceed 100 characters (including spaces) or 15 words. Should reflect a clearly and directly the content of the article. Avoid abbreviations.

Author names and affiliations: present complete names of authors, specialty, affiliation address of the institution to which each author is related, e-mail, fax and telephone, country code and city, province or state. In order to differentiate the filiation of each author use an index with Roman numbers. In the list of signing authors should only be those who have participated intellectually and actively in the development of the work, professionals who have had minor contributions may be in the acknowledgments, but not be cited as authors. Submissions with more than six (6) authors are not considered.


Dr. Rafael Goytisolo-Espinosa. Profesor. Mechanical Engineer
Universidad de Cienfuegos.
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering.
Carretera a Rodas, km. 4, Cuatro Caminos, Cienfuegos, Cuba. CP 59430.
Phone: (53-43)-511964. E-mail:

Abstract: you must have at least 100 words and maximum 150, structured according to the ISO 214: Introduction, Objective, Materials and Methods and Conclusions, write the principal results and major conclusions, don't use abbreviations and references, is spelled in past.

Key words: between 3 and 6 words, included in the title and in the abstract, avoid general and plural terms and multiple concepts. These keywords will be used for indexing purposes.

Structure the article of the following form: Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusions, Acknowledgements, References, Appendices.

Introduction: define the problem and the objectives, introduce a revision (without being extensive) of the literature on the topic, State of the Art. It are spelled in present time.

Material and methods: justify the selection of materials and methods, equipment and procedures, provide sufficient detail to allow the work to be reproduced. Methods published should be indicated by a reference.

Results: show the true contribution of the work, with a like detail that justifies the conclusions, write them clear and concise.

Discussion: write the significance of the results of the work, their practical applications and the conclusions that they are derived, not repeat them. A combined Results and Discussion section is often appropriate.

Conclusions: the principal conclusions of the study should edit clear and concise, according to the objectives and the scientific questions.

Acknowledgements: write them at the end of the article before the references. List here those individuals that supported to the elaboration of the article.

Appendices: they are spelled before the references and should be identified as A, B, etc.


To write the references use the International Standard ISO 690.

Will be listed in order of appearance and should comply with:

-50% must be from the past 5 years.
-70% should be international.
-40% belonging to works available on the Internet.
There is a correspondence of 25/70/5 of books, monographs, manuals/serials/and other types, included in the references used.

Be cited as published online works that have been published by recognized institutions: universities, research centers, international organizations, high level companies, etc.

The rate of self-citation to the Journal of Mechanical Engineering will be less than 10%.

References style contents

Avoid the excess of references. They should only cite really necessary references and directly pertinent to the topic of the investigation.

References should be written with arabic numerals in brackets, eg [23], [1, 5, 12], serial references [2-5].

Example:"...another tendency [3, 6], it base on the present theory in the bevel gear assembly [14-16].

Don't endorse an asseveration with more than three references, example: [2, 4, 7, 10, 12, 15].

Don't sustain, by means of references, statements that all the audience knows.

Any references cited in the article must be given in full. If an item has an international standard number (e.g. ISBN, ISAN, ISMN, ISRC) or other international identifier, e.g. Digital Object Identifier (DOI), that uniquely identifies the resource, it shall be included in the reference.

Web references: the full URL should be given and the date when the reference was last accessed
Don't write but

Example: ...[Viewed: June 2011]. Available from:

Types of documents:


Çengel, Y. A. y Boles, M. A. Thermodynamics: An Engineering Approach. 5th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, p. 334-385. 946 p. ISBN 978-0070606593.

Dillon, B.S. Engineering maintenance: a modern approach. USA: Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data. Printed in the United States of America, 2002. [Viewed: February 2011]. Available from: ISBN 1-58716-142-7.

Journal publication:

Coronado, J. J. "Fracture mechanics approach of repaired top roll shafts in cane mill". Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Materials. 2005. vol. 16, nº. 6, p. 419-429. [Viewed: February 2011].
Available from: ISSN 200334-8938.


Mendoza, F.C. Oven for preparing fried food products. USA: Off Gaz US Pat Trademark Off Pat, 1987, US Patent- 471164. December, 8. vol. 956, nº. 2, p. 636, 1987.

Martín Carvajal, L. Cisneros, A. y García, A. Dispositivo para el rodillado en tornos horizontales de muñones de ejes. Cuba. Oficina Cubana de la Propiedad Industrial, OCPI. Patente 23418. 2009-07-24.


US-NRC. Information Digest 2009-2010. NUREG 1350. Washington DC 20555-001: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 2009, Vol. 21, [Viewed: June 2011],
Available from:
ISBN 10:0160814421.

Digital Thesis:

Fernández, Rodrigo. "Calcined Clayey Soils as a Potential Replacement for Cement in Developing Countries". Tutor: Karen Scrivener. PhD thesis, EPFL, Laussana, Switzerland: Materials laboratory, 2008.[Viewed: March 2010]. Available from: http://www.mat.sw/library/thesis/2356.pdf.


International Organization for Standardization. Gears-Calculation of load capacity of Wormgears. ISO TR 14521: 2010. Geneva. Switzerland: Edited by ISO. 2010.


Thamizhmanii, S., y Hasan, S., "Investigation of surface roughness and flank wear by CBN and PCBN tools on hard Cr-Mo steel". In: Proceedings of the World Congress on Engineering, vol. I, London, U.K., 2009. ISBN 978-988-17012-5-1.

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