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Rules of ethics for authors

The publication of a scientific paper is an essential part of the disclosure and construction of knowledge, and evidence the quality of research and the authors themselves. With each publication is put into question also the seriousness and commitment to building knowledge of the institutions that support the publication. Therefore it is expected that all parties involved in the publishing process know and respect a series of agreements on ethical behavior to guarantee the correct development of the process of dissemination of knowledge.

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Duties of editors

  • The decision to publish
  • Confidentiality
  • Disclosure and conflicts of interest
  • Contribution to the editorial decision
  • Speed
  • Objective criteria
  • Mention source


Duties of Authors

  • Reporting Standards
  • Data Access and Retention
  • The originality and plagiarism
  • Multiple, redundant or concurrent publication
  • Recognition sources
  • Hazard human or animal subjects
  • Disclosure and conflicts of interest>
  • Fundamental errors in published works


About the authors and submission

For our editorial board, all the authors of a manuscript have made substantial contributions to the research and to the manuscript, and they share the responsability when the article presents errors, it is fraudulent in some way or there are violations to copyrights. After the submission of a manuscript, the journal does not accept the addition, deleting or change in the order of the authors.

Also, DYNA reserve the right to free the manuscript when it has submitted and in any way the journal will accept the removal of an article during any phase of editorial process.

Plagiarism detection and inadequate appointment, and ethical guidelines.

Plagiarism is defined as the use of ideas, processes, results, or words of another person without explicitly recognize the original author and source, plagiarism is unacceptable in any form and is considered a serious breach of professional ethics, which also can result in legal and criminal penalties.

The editorial team will verify the originality of the text for cases of improper citation or possible plagiarism use Turnitin service (; this tool contrasts the manuscript evaluated against current and archived web pages, student papers and publications of major scientific publishers such as Elsevier, Taylor & Francis or IEEE. When a manuscript presents minor problems citation, which will be returned to the authors to make the appropriate changes, but any other problems cause the manuscript be automatically rejected the manuscript, even without having been reviewed by academic peers.


Overlapping publications (Multiple Publication)

Our editorial board discourages any form of overlapping publications, where significant portion of texts, ideas or findings are duplicated. Overlapping publications include the following cases: dual or duplicate publication (publication of the same article in varios journals), inflated or meal-extended publication (a new publication is obtained by adding new data or cases but with similar conclusions of the previous publication), salami publication (the research results are divided as many low quality manuscripts as possible with the aim of maximizing the total number of publications), and redundant publication (several publications are based on the same data). Note that publishing the same research in different languages is a form of duplicate publication because the contributions are the same.

In our case, works published as thesis or extended abstracts are considered as not published. Our journals automatically reject manuscripts previously published in conference proceedings.


On copyright

The author of a paper accepted for publication in any of the journals published by the School of Mines will yield all the property to the National University of Colombia rights free of charge, within which include article: the right to edit, publish, reproduce and distribute both print and digital media, as well as to include article in international indexes and / or databases, likewise, empowering the publisher to use images, tables and / or graphic material presented in Article for designing covers or posters of the magazine. By assuming economic rights of the article, may be reproduced partially or totally in any printed or digital media without express permission of the same.


Other considerations

Recognition of sources: the author must properly cite all the sources used in the manuscript (see example)

Data access and retention: if necessary, the author must be willing to submit data obtained during the investigation and other information requested by peers and / or publisher.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest: the presentation of an article must include disclosure of all relationships that could be viewed as presenting a possible actual conflict of interest or potential including financial relationships, personal or otherwise with other persons or organizations which could inappropriately influence or be perceived to influence their work.

Fundamental errors in published works: When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his own published work must immediately notify the publisher and cooperate as necessary to correct it.


Ethical issues for reviewers

  • Plagiarism: If during the review it is detected that possibly the manuscript copy is in large measure of another, the reviewer must inform the editor immediately suspected, further indicating, previous work.
  • Fraud: if the reviewer suspects that the results of an article are not true, must likewise report their suspicions to the editor

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