About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The Telemática journal is a scientific-technical journal dedicated to the wide field of Telematics and Telecommunications, which is constantly being updated. Its articles address scientific and innovative topics that include the state of the art of the technologies involved and results obtained in the area of interest. It is aimed at academics, researchers, and students related to Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and aims to disseminate research, increase the level of theoretical and practical knowledge in the field and promote the technological and scientific development of the country and national and international scientific discussion.

  • Communications and wireless systems. Emerging communication systems. Passive and active microwave devices.
  • The convergence of networks, services, equipment, terminals, and applications for voice, data, and video.
  • Network management, services, and telecommunications business.
  • Technologies and services for the Internet.
  • Information integration and management.
  • Security in telecommunications and telematics.
  • Energy, environment, and telecommunications.
  • Standards and technical norms for telecommunications and telematics.
  • Radar applications (to meteorology, space geophysics, and others) and radio astronomy (the study of the sun).
  • Digital television.
  • Digital signal processing and pattern recognition applied to telecommunications
  • The teaching of telecommunications and telematics.

Peer Review Process

Article selection and refereeing method

Papers submitted for publication must be original and unpublished and not have been published in any other medium. The criteria for selecting articles will be conditioned by the quality of the articles and will be subject to a peer-review process.

The selection process begins with the submission of the paper by the author(s) in electronic form. The articles are initially evaluated by the Editorial Committee to see if they comply with the Editorial Standards and if they correspond to the originality and level required for the journal, then they go through the arbitration process.

In the review process of the articles, the peer-review system is applied, where two high-level referees intervene in a confidential and anonymous, double-blind manner. The Editorial Committee will select and propose a pair of reviewers in a review process that avoids the identification of the reviewers by the authors and of the authors by the reviewers. At all times, the Editorial Board, as well as the committee of experts (both internal and external to the institution) who review the manuscripts, will ensure that special care is taken to maintain established ethical standards and avoid conflicts of interest. In the event of a discrepancy between the reports of the two referees, a third party will be appointed.

Each arbitrator will issue a report on the appropriateness or not of their publication, this report will be taken into consideration by the Editorial Committee for the publication or not of the article.

The arbitrators may recommend to the Editorial Committee that the article be:

  1. Accepted.
  2. Accepted with modifications. The author has a period of 15 days to send a new version with the proposed corrections, after this term, if the new version has not been received, the Editorial Committee will consider the article rejected.
  3. Rejected.

Essential aspects of the acceptance of the presented works:

  • Correspondence with the topics of the magazine.
  • Originality, novelty, or validity of the proposed work.
  • Quality of the study of the state of the art.
  • Quality of the content of the work.
  • Quality of the exhibition in its structure and writing.
  • Updating and importance of the bibliographical references.
  • Compliance with the Editorial Standards.

The fundamental reasons for the rejection of received works will be given by:

  • Lack of originality.
  • Poor scientific strength.
  • Deficient study of the state of the art.
  • The methods and procedures used are not reliable.
  • Poor bibliographical references in quantity, quality, or value and actuality.
  • Of little interest to the journal's audience.
  • The journal's editorial staff will acknowledge the authors of the papers that arrive and will subsequently inform them of their acceptance or rejection. The journal's Editorial Committee reserves the right to reject articles that it does not consider appropriate for publication.

Publication Frequency

The journal publishes quarterly, three issues per year with a pre-set number of 8 articles. The modality of continuous publication has been adopted, therefore, the period corresponding to each number is: the first number of the year includes (January-April), the second (May-August), and the third (September-December). Each of the published issues has its own table of contents.

Open Access Policy

The Telemática journal is open access and therefore provides immediate free access to its content under the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater exchange of global knowledge. Submission of manuscripts, processing and publication is free of charge to authors.

The contents of the journal are distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 Unported License. This means that they may be copied and distributed by any means, as long as the authors are acknowledged and no commercial use is made of the works.

The full license can be found at: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 Unported License

Reviewer's Committee

It is comprised of professionals from different specialties related to Telecommunications/ICT from different institutions in the country and abroad. The arbitrators are active professionals and are evaluated biannually to be ratified or not in their functions. They must also comply with the ethical obligations of the arbitrators (reviewing the code of ethics) and with the principles described in the COPE Ethics Committee.

Archive

The journal executes the self-archiving policy, through its conservation in the institutional repository of the Havana University of Technology "José Antonio Echeverría", CUJAE, where the digital information of the published issues is stored and preserved. It uses as a legal deposit the Registry of Cuban Serial Publications. 

The journal is registered in the Registro Nacional de Publicaciones Seriadas (RNPS 2029) with ISSN: 1729-3804 and provides free access to its content under the Creative Commons license.

Besides, Telemática promotes and recommends the initiative of Open Research Data available in public repositories.

Plagiarism detection

The journal is opposed to plagiarism and other fraudulent practices, so all articles received will be reviewed for originality before being submitted for peer review and again before publication.

In the event of a possible suspicion of plagiarism, self-plagiarism, scientific fraud, double postulation, and conflict of interest, the following actions will be taken:

  • withdraw the document from the editorial process
  • inform the author of this decision

Code of Ethics

To guarantee the ethics and quality of the published articles, Telematica has as reference the following Code of Ethics:

The editorial team of Telemática journal is committed to the scientific community in guaranteeing the ethics and quality of the published articles, that is why our magazine to draw up its code of ethics has as reference the Code of Conduct and Good Practices that, defines the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

It is recommended to read the flow charts of the Committee on Publication Ethics-COPE for bad practices in the writing of articles, plagiarism, changes of authors, etc.

Guidelines for authors:

  • Authors should present a concise and accurate narrative of the work developed, as well as an objective discussion of its intellectual and scientific significance.
  • Authors of manuscripts must ensure that the work is original, that it does not contain parts of other authors' work or other fragments of work already published by the authors.
  • The authors retain the exploitation rights of the published articles.
  • All authors of a manuscript must have contributed significantly to the development of the research, in all or most of its phases.
  • To protect the integrity of the authorship of the work, only professionals who have collaborated in the research or the design and preparation of the article will be listed as co-authors. The principal author attests to the fact that he or she has included all co-authors of the work when submitting the application for publication.
  • In the case of shared authorship, the authors must justify that there was the full consensus of all the authors concerned and that it has not been presented or published previously in any other media.
  • Authors must also commit to a review of the most current and relevant scientific literature on the subject under analysis.
  • All co-authors must have reviewed the article, agree to the order of their names, to the content and final form, and be in a position to publicly defend its content. By submitting the request for publication of the article, the Editorial Board assumes that this has been done, under the moral responsibility of the submitting author. 
  • In the Acknowledgements section, the authors must attribute the respective credits to all persons and institutions that have contributed to the research, including students. Sources of funding or logistical support that made their work possible should also be acknowledged.
  • The author should not present changes in the content of his or her work after it has been accepted and returned to him or her for proposed corrections. If there is a compelling reason to make changes, the author must inform the Editorial Board and the Board has the authority to approve or reject the proposed changes.
  • The author should not fragment his or her research work for publication. Authors who have worked on a system or group of related systems will organize the publication of their work so that each article gives a complete description of a special aspect of the overall study. It is unethical for an author to submit more than one paper describing the same research or project for publication. This unnecessary subdivision disperses the scientific information and makes it difficult to collect it later. Occasionally, there may be valid reasons for such fragmentation; if this is the case, authors should justify, in an independent communication to the editor, the reasons supporting this fact.

Sponsors

This jorunal is sponsored by the following organizations:

  • Ministerio de las Comunicaciones
  • Tecnomática
  • ETECSA

 

         

Journal History

The Telematics journal has its antecedents in the Network Bulletin that, during three years, from 1999 to 2002, distributed, with constancy and dedication, the Group of Networks of the CUJAE (Havana University of  Technology "José Antonio Echeverría"), covering the increasing need and demand of information in the field of the data networks that, by then, began to be massified in the country.

Telematics arises from the need for a Cuban publication, in electronic format, which would allow the dissemination of scientific and technical information in the field of Telecommunications and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and keep professionals who need to follow closely the dynamic development of this branch of knowledge.

On May 17, 2002, in homage to the "World Telecommunications Day" dedicated that year to the theme "ICTs for all: enabling people to overcome the digital divide", the magazine Telemática appeared for the first time. It was born as an extension project of the university that intended to become a source of periodic information. Until 2011, the Telematica magazine, although it had a website, was mainly distributed by mail, so that in each issue only one article was sent, initially with a weekly frequency and then fortnightly. This was done so that interested people who did not have Web access could receive the magazine. Each issue had, in addition to the article already mentioned, current news, a space to expand the technical vocabulary and promotions to products, services and events in the area of ICT.

Telemática is registered in the Rregistro Nacional de Publicaciones Seriadas in May 2011, June 2003, with RNPS 2029 and as an electronic publication, besides r. Later, in June 2011 it receives the Inscripción Internacional de Publicación Seriada with ISSN 1729-3804.

In 2012 the journal Telemática released a new format, using as a computer tool Open Journal System (OJS), maintaining its goal of disseminating scientific - technical knowledge in a field in constant evolution as the Telecommunications and Information Technology and Telecommunications Communications (ICT). This allowed Telematics to promote the dissemination of knowledge and experiences using a system of scientific publications in which national and foreign specialists collaborate.

Throughout these years, the members of the Editorial Committee of Telemática have made an effort and have been concerned with publishing original articles of great interest and high level, guaranteed by the consensus of its Committee of Arbitrators. In this way, Telematica journal has become an important publication in our country for specialized topics in Telecommunications/ICT.