Thematic profile

The thematic profile is divided into two sections with their corresponding formats: Scientific-Technical Section and Community Outreach Section.

The Scientific-Technical Section includes the following types of articles:

  1. Scientific Articles. Original research or personal experiences that have not been published previously nor submitted for review by specialists in other institutions. These articles will be submitted for review by three specialists in the area of the investigation. The articles from students most likely will be research in progress with the data collected in less than one year of study.
  2. Technical Notes. Report of preliminary results of investigations or exploratory experiments with limited statistical rigor but could serve as a model for more detailed and exhaustive studies.
  3. Translations. The translation into Spanish of an unedited scientific article. The condition must be that the writer has sufficient knowledge not only of the topic of the article but also of the two languages involved.
  4. Essays. Short exposition based on a problem or situation of considerable magnitude and relevance that does not have systematic rigor. The author of the essay must have recognized experience and knowledge of the topic.
  5. Book Reviews. Informative review about new publications, particularly books. The evaluation must be in terms of the scientific, academic, literary, philosophical or humanistic importance of the publication.
  6. Bibliographic Reviews.  Exhaustive, descriptive and analytical review of a specific topic, presented by a invited professional or a student’s work of high quality, recommended by the professor of the course.
  7. Manuals. Practical written document for detailed management of a particular subject.

In the Community Outreach section, the following types of articles are included:

  1. Reflection Paper. Synthesis of the topics in a current edition, in an editorial context.
  2. From the Classroom. Articles from students that do not qualify for the previous section but are recommended by the professor of the course.
  3. Communities. Experiences of community outreach and development.
  4. Letters. Commentaries and brief information sent to the journal.
  5. Campus. Informative notes about campus happenings in educational, scientific and artistic areas as well as concerning community outreach.
  6. Anecdote. Real life and humorous anecdotes and caricatures.