Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Telematics Magazine 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
  • Teaching of telecommunications and telematics.

 

Section Policies

Editorial

Prepared by persons with expertise in the field of telecommunications/ICT. It is the first entry in the table of contents of the number and serves as an introduction to the number. Its length should not exceed two pages. Among its characteristics are:

It is addressed to the magazine's readers to motivate them to read the issue.
It offers reflections on a specific topic in the issue in question or in the field of telecommunications/ICTs that may be highlighted by its topicality.
It summarises the contributions and contributions of the articles in the issue.
It may acknowledge a particular article, subject to agreement with the journal's management.
It may reflect the work of the institution producing the editorial note in relation to the promotion of research in the field of telecommunications.
It may reflect the future policies of Telemática magazine.
The editorial note is signed with the name of the author, his affiliation and scientific and academic degree.

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Papers

These are documents that describe the original results of completed research projects. Their structure is the following: Introduction, Methods and Materials, Results, and Discussion. The recommended length is between 6 and 12 pages.

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Technically speaking

Prepared by persons with expertise in the field of telecommunications/ICT.  Its length should not exceed four pages. The objective of this section is to illustrate and motivate the study and application of the technology of interest. It reflects lines of research associated with the technology and reflections on its potentialities, advantages, risks, and future directions.

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Noticias

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Eventos y Productos

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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 Telematics 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 Telematica magazine uses the LOCKSS system to create an archive distributed among the participating libraries, allowing these libraries to create permanent archives of the magazine for preservation and restoration purposes (further information).

 

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 case of finding any kind of plagiarism, self-plagiarism, scientific fraud, double candidacy, and conflict of interest, we will proceed to

  • 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 magazine is committed with 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.
  • Authors retain publication rights but are not allowed to publish the work in another journal.
  • 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 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.