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Aims and scope

The DYNA journal, consistent with the aim of disseminating research in engineering, covers all disciplines within the large area of Engineering and Technology (OECD), through research articles, case studies and review articles resulting from work of national and international researchers.



The DYNA magazine is a bimonthly publication.


Authors are advised to submit their articles in English, since publications in this language have a better chance of increasing international visibility and citation, both for the authors as well as for the journal.


Article submission

Your submitted article must be accompanied by a Cover Letter, requesting the article’s publication in the journal, stating that the article has been approved by all of its authors. 4 possible peer review candidates must be recommended (2 national peers and 2 international peers) for the articles’ specific topic; if needed, attach any necessary permissions to republish previously published material. Along with the Cover Letter, the article will be submitted to the Open Journal System, OJS, in the UN’s Virtual Library (go to Article Submission).

By institutional policies, an author can publish only one article per year in the journal DYNA, to avoid inbreeding

Articles with the following characteristics will NOT be considered for publication:

  • Previously published in another scientific/informative journal or magazine.
  • A translation or use of material protected by intellectual property rights.
  • A critique of the state of the art of engineering which does not contribute to or innovate on the topic.
  • An article which comes from class notes.
  • Articles which are offensive or severe intended for individuals, research groups, products and/or other services.

Authors will submit their articles through the Open Journal System (OJS), after going to the OJS System website and registering as a user.

Authors must adjust their articles to comply with the Presentation Format and consult the Article Submission Format Model.

Load the manuscript in WORD suitable for blind review "without informing the authors" (NOT .ZIP or other compressed file), in their original version. Upload supplementary files (letters of use and originality, images, original version of the paper as it should be, with names of authors, instittucional affiliation, city, country, email and others, etc.)

Authors must complete the Register of Articles (in the system OJS) and send it, along with the Cover Letter, as an attached file, through the Open Journal System (OJS).

Once the Article, the Cover Letter and the Article Registration Form have been properly submitted through the OJS, the system will send acknowledgement of receipt to the author registered in the system. All communication regarding the article and the supplementary material’s process will take place through the registered email of the article’s principal author.

In the event that the article is accepted for publishing, the authors must read the Transfer of Economic Rights to DYNA document carefully and completely. It must be signed by all of the authors and it is to be handed in once the final version has been vetted for publishing.


Article Format

  1. The maximum length permitted is 10 single-spaced, letter size pages, including the ABSTRACT (150 words maximum) in English and Spanish (RESUMEN), and the KEY WORDS (between 3 and 10 words), also in English and Spanish (PALABRAS CLAVE).

  2. Every article will be subjected to a peer review, designed by the Editorial Committee. Exceptions will be determined by the Committee.

  3. Articles shall be submitted according to the Article Submission Format Model. Due to layout limitations, footnotes will not be permitted.

  4. The following items must be written under the article’s title (in Spanish and in English):

  • Author(s)’s  name(s),
  • Highest degree or qualification earned,
  • Each author’s institutional affiliation (complete name of the Institution, without abbreviations nor acronyms), city and country.
  • Email address. In case the addresses belong to the same domain, they should NOT be grouped, but written out completely and separately.

At the end of the article, after the References a biography of each author (maximum 150 per biography). See Model Format for Submitting Articles.


  1. Regarding graphics, tables and figures, these must be placed in the appropriate location, designated as "graphic objects" (in order to facilitate the text’s assessment). The titles for these tables, figures or images must clearly describe their content.

  2. The figures, photos and images lose resolution when inserted into Word and will only be accepted in this state for reviewing purposes.  If the article is approved for publishing, the authors must send the final version, along with the appropriate high resolution file, in EPS, TIFF or JPG formats, with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi. You may use any graphics program you like to do this. Images must be sent in black and white or in grays, avoiding colors.

  3. Equations must be clearly written, preferably using Word’s equation editor, complying with the international notation system.

  4. When using acronyms, they must be explained the first time that it is mentioned. The same rule applies to the definition of the variables used in the equations which are presented.

  5. In the Acknowledgements, you may include the research that originated the article and its source of funding.

  6. The bibliographic references must go at the end of the article, following the journal’s proposed formatting guidelines. Consult the Bibliographic Reference Elaboration Guide. Include reference to the end of the DOI identifier references in those who own it..

  7. During the review process, the journal may request that the author(s) send a digital or scanned copy of any material quoted in the article, if they appear as cited references.

  8. For the purpose of technical assessment of the submitted article, the author(s) may send the attached material that they deem pertinent, especially articles that they have published themselves which are related to the current article, as well as any other material which has been referenced in the text, or for which there was not sufficient space in the article.

Current Issue   
  Year 85 , Issue 207
   Diciembre 2018

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