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General information about the journal

The journal “Dominio de las Ciencias”, is a multidisciplinary scientific and technical publication attached to the Polo de Capacitación, Investigación y Publicación (POCAIP), Ecuador.

For its profile, accepts national and foreign academic articles, with the results of theoretical and applied researches of the following areas: Health Sciences, Social and Political Sciences, Educational Sciences, Communication Sciences, Technology and Applied Sciences, Natural Sciences, Arts and Literature, Business and Economics, Mathematics and Computer Sciences; which will be grouped in each issue according to the type of the article submitted.

It has a quarterly basis, although can also present monographic and special numbers.

Contributions must be original and unpublished articles, and may not be postulated for other publications or publishing institutions simultaneously, except in the form of abstracts of communications at congresses or other scientific meetings, in which case should be referred.

Display Format

1) The articles will be presented in Spanish, English or Portuguese language in a Microsoft Word document.

2) It should has between 8 and 20 pages (excluding communications, wich extension does not exceed 7 pages) numbered with Arabic consecutively from the first, where figures, tables, equations and references are included. 1.5 spacing, Times New Roman, 12 points letter size. All margins to 2.5 cm. Justified text.

3) When using tables, figures or equations, they should appear after the paragraph where they are cited. They will be numbered consecutively: Table 1, Table 2; Figure 1, Figure 2. The so called equations are indicated within parentheses: (1) (2).

4) When using abbreviations and/or acronyms should be of international use and be preceded by the full name, the first time they are used in the text. They will not appear in titles or abstracts.

5) The units used should be contained in the International System of Units (SI).

a. Types of articles

The author must declare the type of article is making:

1) Scholarly papers: Articles where are disclosed general or partial results of an original research. This study aims to answer question(s) of inquiry and thereby expand knowledge about the subject.

2) Review articles: They examine the bibliography of a discipline in a deep and rigorous manner to reflect the historical evolution of a subject area, compare information on a topic, synthesize findings, conclusions, etc. The bibliography review should have at least 25 references.

3) Essays: In this type of article ideas and points of view on a particular topic of interest is argued. They should preferably provide the state of knowledge of the scanned object or area of study; or allow the identification of relations, contradictions or inconsistencies and propose solutions for further research.

4) Communications: brief description but complete of an investigation. It contains preliminary or partial results, which require a rapid dissemination.

The Journal also has a section on book reviews. Book reviews are contributions corresponding to the revision of books published during the last three years on issues related to the profile of the journal. The reviews will be critical and preferably not exceed the 5 pages. They should be headed with the full details of the work, including number of pages and ISBN. They must attach an image with the book cover in .jpg format.

b. Structure Articles

All contributions must include on the first page:

• Title in Spanish and English: no more than 15 words.

• Full Names of the author or authors, academic title and scientific degree of each, if they had it. The authors will be sorted according to their participation.

• Institution of affiliation of the author (full name, city and country).

• E-mail of all authors.

• Abstracts in Spanish and English with a length between 100 and 250 words in a single paragraph. They must state the objectives of the research, methods or procedures used and main results.

• Keywords in Spanish and English under each corresponding abstract (3 to 7 words).

The essays and  communications will have introduction, development and conclusion; these section will be declared explicitly. They can be structured in paragraphs.

Scholarly papers and review articles will be submitted with the following structure:

Introduction. The presentation of the problem or object of study and research goal, that summarizes the rationale for the study, why is done, its importance, usefulness and relevance (justification). It details the process of the bibliography review on the topic and its relevance (theoretical basis).

Methods or methodology. When required, the methods used are on the basis of the objectives and purposes of the investigation.

Results and discussion. The results clearly show the achievements of the study. In the discussion the results are contextualized in the subject area and compared with previous researches, highlighting the progress made or rectifying concepts already used by other authors.

References. Constitute a detailed list of those documentary sources that were cited in the article body, not in the bibliography consulted by the author. For the presentation of quotations and bibliographic references will be followed the Style Guide of the journal, based on the ISO 690:2010 Information and documentation - Guidelines for bibliographic references and citations to information resources

Sending the document

Authors interested in publishing will formally request the Director of the journal through the following email address: envios@dominiodelasciencias.com, attaching to their work, the Statement of Responsibility for the Article Authorship and the Conflict of Interests Declaration.

Review process

Once the author has sent this article, it is reviewed by the editor to verify that the thematic scope of the journal concerns and meets the standards of presentation of originals. If the editorial opinion is favorable, we will proceed to evaluate the scientific validity of the article. To do this, scholarly papers, review articles, essays and communications are subject to peer review. Book reviews take only an editorial revision.

If the opinion is unfavorable, the editor will notify the author that the article has been rejected by one of the following reasons:

1. By not corresponding to the theme of the journal

2. Failure to comply with the Guidelines for Submitting Originals

The process of academic peer review is conducted under the double-blind method, which guarantees the anonymity of both assessors and authors. In case of difference of opinion between reviewers, the article will be sent to a third expert.

The editor will notify authors of academic opinion, with one of the following criteria:

1. Approved without changes.

2. Approved with optional suggestions.

3. Approved, but subject to mandatory changes (forwards).

4. Rejected.

When the work is approved but it is subject to mandatory changes, the author, after receiving the views of the reviewers, will have up to 7 days to make arrangements outlined; then the article will be returned to the reviewers for a reevaluation. Two forwards will be accepted.

Reviewers will have up to 15 days for the first review and, if appropriate, up to 7 days for each of the following revisions.

An article may also be dismissed for failure to meet deadlines for delivery of corrections.

The authors have the right to withdraw their article by formal communication when they desist the intent to publish.

Correction process

Having been approved, the article automatically enters to the correction process, which is subject to further revision in order to detect grammatical and stylistic errors.

Layout and filtering

Subsequently, it is adapted to the format of publication of the Journal. The resulting model is reviewed again to ensure there are not grammar or style errors.


The result of the Journal is available online:



Authors retain copyright and guarantee the magazine the right to be the first publication of the article. These are covered by a Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) license that allows others to share the text with an acknowledgment of the article authorship and the initial publication in this journal.

Authors must accept that the journal assumes as its own the principles of open access, which is why it is published, non-profit, for the only purpose of contributing to scientific development.

To facilitate the drafting of the originals, we recommend to the authors using the Journal Template.

Papers that do not comply with these instructions will not be accepted.

Editorial Board of the journal “Dominio de las Ciencias”

Polo de Capacitación, Investigación y Publicación (POCAIP)

Manta, Ecuador, 2015

Health Sciences

Publishes scientific papers related to some (s) of the following subjects: medicine, nursing, health technology, clinical psychology, nutrition sciences, pharmacy, veterinary medicine and dentistry.

Social and Political Sciences

Publishes scientific papers related to some (s) of the following subjects: history, philosophy, sociology, psychology, anthropology, demography, urbanism, legal sciences, library science, ethnography, ethnology, criminology, political science, archeology, geography and theology.

Education Science

Publishes scientific papers related to some (s) of the following subjects: pedagogy, didactics, philosophy of education, educational psychology, history of education, education economics, anthropology of education, comparative education, educational policy, management education, curriculum and teaching and learning of foreign languages.

Communication Sciences

Publishes scientific articles related to some) of the following subjects: journalism, social communication, organizational communication, advertising and public relations.

Ciencias técnicas y aplicadas

Publishes scientific papers related to some (s) of the following areas: engineering, nanotechnology, surveying, agronomy, agriculture, astronautics, biotechnology, electronics, industry, metallurgy, mining, farming, fishing, food and transport.

Natural Sciences

Publishes scientific papers related to some (s) of the following subjects: astronomy, physics, geology, chemistry and biology; as well as the disciplines derived from crosses between these: astrophysics, geophysics, physical chemistry, biophysics, biochemistry, geochemistry, and astrobiology Astrochemistry. It also includes environmental science, oceanography and marine biology.

Arts and Humanities

Publishes scientific papers related to some (s) of the following topics: architecture, sculpture, visual arts, music, performing arts, film, photography, cartoon, art history, cognitive science and philology.

Economics and Business

Publishes scientific papers related to some (s) of the following subjects: economics, accounting, tourism, trade, marketing and sales, human resources, social and safety, business law, economics, tax systems, financial mathematics, informatics business, mathematics and statistics applied to business management, organization and business administration.

Mathematical Sciences

Publishes scientific articles related to some) of the following subjects: arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, logic, mathematical analysis and set theory.

Computer Sciences

Publishes scientific papers related to some (s) of the following subjects: computer science, theory of computation, algorithms and data structures, methods and programming languages, computer architecture, software engineering, artificial intelligence, computer networks and telecommunications systems, databases and operating systems.

Ciencias del deporte

Publica artí­culos cientí­ficos sobre temas relacionados con la actividad y salud fí­sicas, el deporte, la recreación y el bienestar humano en sentido general.

Book Reviews

Reviews of books published in the last three years on related topics to the journal profile.

Declaración de privacidad

Los nombres y las direcciones de correo electrónico introducidos en esta revista se usarán exclusivamente para los fines establecidos en ella y no se proporcionarán a terceros o para su uso con otros fines.