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AUTHOR GUIDELINES

1. Type of contributions

2. Languages

3. Format

4. APA references

5. Template to draft manuscripts

6. Example of drawn manuscript

7. Originality letter

8. Submission of articles

9. Accepted works template for publication

10. Example of final format

 

TYPE OF CONTRIBUTIONS

The journal Tecnología y Ciencias del Agua publishes papers that present original scientific and technological input on water as a resource and its environment.

The collaborations must be unpublished articles or notes.

Article: scientific document that reports for the first time the results of a successful research or innovation, whose contributions increase the current knowledge in the matter of water; maximum 34 sheets.

Note: text that deals with developments in the field of hydraulics and professional practice in the matter of water, without it being necessarily an original input, although it must always be an unpublished work; maximum 19 sheets.

Subject areas

  • Water and energy
  • Water quality
  • Hydro-agricultural sciences
  • Political and social sciences
  • Water management
  • Hydrology
  • Hydraulics

LANGUAGES

Text may refer in english or spanish

When the work is accepted for publication, authors must sent the final version in both languages: english and spanish

FORMAT

Font: Verdana for the entire document (text body, pictures and illustrations).

Letter size: Font size: the document must be presented in 16, 14, 13 and 12 points, as explained in the following chart (refer to the template to draft manuscripts):

Element Font size Alignment Style Spaces Observations
Original title 14 points Centered Bold Blank line between original title and translated title

 

Translated title 14 points Centered Bold Blank line between translated title and authors If there are more translations, write each of them in a different line
Summary 12 points Left aligned Bold No blank line between the word summary and the text

 

Summary text 12 points Justified Normal No blank line between the text and key words

 

Keywords 12 points Left aligned Bold

Blank line between keywords and the abstract. Each keyword must be separated by a comma or semicolon

 

Abstract 12 points Left aligned Bold No blank line between the word abstract and the text

 

Keywords 12 points Left aligned Bold NO line break between the abstract and the keywords. Each keyword must be separated by a comma

 

Abstract text 12 points Justified Normal No blank line between the text and keywords

 

Section titles 16 points Centered Bold Two blank lines before the section title and two after

 

Section subtitles 14 points Centered Bold

Two blank lines before the section subtitle and two after

When subsections of subsections exist, format font size to 13, bold and centered

Body text 12 points Justified Normal NO line break between paragraphs

 

Mention of images in text 12 points

 

Respect printed style

 

Initial letter capitalized
Image

 

Centered

 

 

Images such as figures, graphs, photos, maps must be after they have been mentioned, at the end of the paragraph
Formula

 

Centered

 

 

Formulas must be created with the equations editor of Word, Insert/Equation (in Pi symbol). Not as objects, nor inside the tables as individual elements, expect if they are a part of completed data table.

Formulas variables inside the work body

 

Left aligned

 

 

Variables must be made from the text with the use of sub-indices or superscript, otherwise they may be created with Word´s equation editor, Insert/ Equation (in Pi symbol). Not as objects

Images title 12 points Centered, below image Bold No space

Images such as tables, pictures and formulas will remain as text

Image description 12 points Centered, below image Normal No space Todas las notas al pie de imagen van centradas
Every image endnote must be centered
Tables Between 10 y 12 points Centered

Author's choice for the accurate understanding of presented information

You may use the entirety of the page width, it is not necessary to respect page margin.

Every table must be editable, the font size is decision of the author as long as it remains within the mentioned range, and must be set after its mention at the end of the paragraph

Tables titles 12 points Centered, above table Bold No space Images such as tables, pictures and formulas will remain as text
Tables descriptions 12 points Centered, above table Normal No space

All tables must be editable

Acknowledgments 12 points Centered Bold A blank line before and after

 

References 12 points Justified Normal Line per reference The word References in bold

Spacing: 1 (simple).

Spacing after paragraph: 5 points.

Margins: superior-inferior: 2.5cm; sides: 3 cm, normal. (With the exception of the tables)

Page numbering: All pages must be numbered

Columns: One column.

Page orientation: Vertical through the document

Extent

●        Article: 34 sheets (numbered), including figures and tables.

●        Note: 19 sheets (numbered), including figures and tables.

Content

Title

The title, drafted in english and spanish must be informative, and no more than 12 words long.

Summary

The summary, drafted in english and spanish (abstract) must be concise and provide a broad view of the research (objective, method, results and conclusions), and no more than 250 words long.

Keywords

A relation of maximum eight keywords or sentences must be drafted in english and spanish that will facilitate information retrieval

Footers

Not admitted. They must be incorporated into the text.

Acknowledgments

Will be included after the texts and before references.

Equations

Equations must be made with Word´s equation editor, other equation formats will be rejected.

Figures and tables

Figures and tables within text, where they must be.

High resolution is mandatory.

Note: Those same figures must be sent as a separate file (JPG or PNG format), in high resolution (300 ppp) and with only one element per figure, figures composed of independent elements will not be admitted; tables must not be images, but editable text.

References

In APA format sixth edition 2017

In the text APA system of author-date quotation will be used.

References at the end of the text must be in alphabetical order.

Number separation and use of the decimal point

The division between thousands will be pointed by a blank space; the point will be used to separate whole numbers from its fractions.

Thereon,  will be resumed what the Diccionario panhispánico de dudas, published by the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE) and the Association of academies of the spanish language, in 2005, states about the numerical expressions: “its accepted the anglosaxon usage of the point, common in some hispanic speaking countries…: π = 3.1416.”

Letter of Originality

 

Its indispensable, refer the letter of originality signed by all the authors, in step 4 of sending “Load complimentary files”

Download here the Word format of the letter: “Letter of originality”

 

Job submissions

To send an article it must be through the OJS system with the URL: http://revistatyca.org.mx/ojs/index.php/tyca/login

Remember: the work file must not include data of the authors, these have to be registered in the OJS system in the section “INTRODUCE METADATA” in the section “Authors” and once the process is finished it cannot be modified.

In the case of not having an account, you may register in: http://revistatyca.org.mx/ojs/index.php/tyca/user/register

For doubts about the OJS system you may right an email to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 

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