About the Journal

MISSION
- To disseminate new knowledge, permanently preserving a high level of quality and research on various topics of scientific and multidisciplinary world affairs, the result of creation, research, criticism, and intellectual confrontation.
- To make visible the knowledge to which the undergraduate and graduate professional formation in our Latin American Universities is committed.
- To allow self-evaluation and continuous improvement of the communicative competencies of Latin American scientific and academic work.
- To welcome reflections on problems of public and social interest that comply with scientific rigor as a fundamental contribution to our projection and social and academic commitment.
- To impact the socio-culturally and scientific environment by encouraging the participation of teachers and researchers of the local, regional, national and international academic community by publishing scientific articles on various topics.

VISION
By 2021, the Minerva Scientific Journal will be recognized internationally as a journal with the highest standards for scientific publications and as a high-level and high-impact medium for disseminating and disseminating knowledge due to its scientific basis, flexibility, and academic richness. In addition, for the diversity and flexibility of its publications, relevance and timeliness, support of educational and research work, and dissemination of the latest developments and advances in scientific endeavor.

OBJECTIVES
1. a) To disseminate the research results inside and outside Ecuador.
2. b) To contribute to the confrontation and dissemination of knowledge and enable the exchange between peers from different universities and research institutes.
3. c) Contribute to the construction of scientific knowledge.
4. d) To stimulate critical reflection on theories, perspectives, and problems in the areas indicated.

DISCIPLINES
The Minerva Journal of Scientific Research covers the following disciplines
- Social Sciences
- Basic Sciences
- Health Sciences
- Medical Sciences
- Legal Sciences, Economics and Administration
- Environmental Sciences
- Forestry and Livestock Sciences
- Natural and Exact Sciences
- Technologies and Engineering Sciences
- Architecture
- Humanities
- Industrial Applications
- Development and Prototypes

AIMS AND SCOPE
Revista Minerva is a journal with national and international coverage that publishes articles in Science, Technology, and Innovation. It is multidisciplinary, with works related to research in all disciplines, with all publications complying with the peer review process and meeting ethical and quality criteria.
It is a multidisciplinary publication edited by AutanaBooks and is oriented to academics, researchers, scientists, students, business people, and entrepreneurs interested in disseminating their scientific productions. It has open access to printed and electronic versions at https://autanabooks.com/index.php/blog/revistaminerva. All the contents published in the Journal are open-access and do not require any payment for consultation. More information is available at www.autanabooks.com.
In Minerva Journal, you can find articles in Spanish and English, being allowed articles on technology, scientific research, technical notes, case reports, letters to the editor, articles of reflection derived from analysis, essays, and scientific papers, among others. The administration of articles is done in the Open Journal System publication management platform.

Types of contributions:
Technological, scientific research articles: these are products of Degree Works (Specialization, Master's, and Doctorate) or research in the university and industrial field, whether experimental or non-experimental and must represent a technological contribution to the resolution of specific problems in the industrial sector.
Technical Notes are those contributions to inform news and advances in the Journal's specialties.
Scientific articles must be the result of either bibliographic or experimental research work in which results have been obtained and discussed and conclusions reached with a significant contribution in some area of scientific interest.
Essays: must be the result of a personal analysis made by the author on a specific topic (historical, scientific, artistic, technical, among others), where the subjective predominates and where a personal criterion is presented, but with foundation and argumentation.

Reflection articles derived from the research: these are contributions that expose the result of research, but in them, the author's subjective criterion, analysis, and reflection on the results predominate.
Case reports are a medical contribution that shows the clinical experience of a particular case, where descriptive, detailed information is presented, which serves as a teaching tool for the medical and scientific community.
Book chapters: the publication of book chapters with a maximum length of 35 pages will be considered, and no more than one chapter per author may be published. The book chapter must be within the interests of the Revista Minerva and go through the peer-review process.

PEER REVIEW PROCESS
Authors must submit their products through the OJS platform and will be informed promptly of the dates for their submission.
In principle, the area of study, subject matter, format, and relevance of the article will be taken into account, notifying the authors of the following:
That the article has passed to the peer review stage, which is external to the scientific committee of the Journal, considered experts in the article's study area, this process will last ten calendar days, is open, and thinks the evaluation form in the OJS platform. This evaluation will be in double-blind mode for author(s) and evaluators, i.e., the evaluators will receive the article without the author's identity and any other data referring to them. The authors will receive the observations without the evaluators' data. If there is no coherence between the evaluations, a third evaluation will be considered, complying with the double-blind standard. The evaluators will perform their work under the criteria of confidentiality and impartiality.
The article is rejected for not being of interest to the Journal or for presenting a format not established by the Journal.
Once the article has been evaluated, the authors will be notified:

1.- That the article presents minor revisions that can be improved for its subsequent publication. Likewise, the author/s will have 15 calendar days to return the paper with the suggested corrections and a letter stating the modifications made.
The editorial committee evaluates whether the observations made have been complied with and sends it again to the peer review if it considers it pertinent. The publication decision will be subject to the agreement of the peer reviewer and the editorial committee, considering the observations made previously. In the case of disagreement with the peer reviewers' evaluations, the authors should send a letter of explanation justifying their position on the comments. The Journal reserves the right to edit the texts without changing the meaning of the article.

In cases where the article is already accepted, the authors must sign a declaration of originality and authorization of the rights of publication and reproduction of the same and the inclusion in databases, web pages, or electronic pages, national or international (Review: Declaration of Originality Formats and Norms for authors). All the content of the articles, including texts, tables, figures, and information in general, is included in the material to be published under the exclusive responsibility of the authors. Likewise, the article is the responsibility of its authors and does not necessarily reflect the thinking of the editorial committee.

The article cannot be published because the modifications are too extensive or unsuitable for the Journal.

COSTS
Minerva Revista Multidisciplinaria de Investigación Científica does not charge for publishing articles.

PERIODICITY OR FREQUENCY OF THE JOURNAL

In 2024, Minerva, a multidisciplinary scientific research journal, will be published continuously. Articles will be received throughout the year. Special calls for papers will be published on the journal's website.

In years before 2024, the Minerva journal was published every four months.

ETHICAL STANDARDS FOR PUBLICATION
The Minerva Journal follows the Code of Ethics and Best Practices for editors of scientific journals, as established by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) at http://publicationethics.org/. Considering what is established by COPE, the Journal is committed to meeting the scientific quality of its publications and to the appropriate treatment of the demands of its readers, authors, and evaluators.

CONFLICT OF INTEREST
Authors must include, in addition to the article submitted to the Journal, a Declaration of Originality and Declaration of Conflict of Interest Form (See Annex 2). In addition, at the end of the article, after the conclusions, a paragraph specifying this declaration and the source of funding for the research that gave rise to the paper should be included on the article's first page.

PLAGIARISM AND SELF-PLAGIARISM
Authors interested in publishing in Revista Minerva must cite the data sources used, figures, and all information explicitly and clearly. It is always taking into account the Journal's citation norms. Furthermore, authors must guarantee the originality of the articles, and the Journal will review these works to avoid bad publication practices such as duplicity, plagiarism, or self-plagiarism. The Plagiarism Checker software will be used to evaluate the originality percentage, considering that for a paper to be considered original, it should not exceed 20% of content contributed by other authors or its own. If the article presents originality irregularities, it will be rejected for publication.