About the Journal

MISSION
- To disseminate new knowledge, always preserving a high level of quality, high level of 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 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 socio-culturally and scientifically the environment by encouraging the participation of teachers and researchers of the local, regional, national and international academic community through the publication of 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, as a high-level and high-impact medium for the dissemination and diffusion of knowledge due to its scientific basis, flexibility, and academic richness. In addition, for the diversity and flexibility of its publications, for its relevance and timeliness, for its support of academic and research work, and for disseminating the latest developments and advances in different areas of scientific endeavor.

OBJECTIVES
1. a) To disseminate the results of the researchers carried out inside and outside Ecuador.
2. b) To contribute to the confrontation and dissemination of knowledge, as well as to 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

FOCUS AND SCOPE
Revista Minerva is a journal with national and international coverage that publishes articles in the area of 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, businessmen, 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 type of payment for consultation. More information is available at www.autanabooks.com
In Minerva Magazine you can find articles in Spanish and English, being allowed articles of technological scientific research, technical notes, case reports, letters to the editor, articles of reflection derived from research, essays, scientific articles, 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 for the resolution of specific problems in the industrial sector.
Technical Notes, are those contributions aimed at informing news and advances in the specialties covered by the Journal.
Scientific articles must be the result of research work, either bibliographic or experimental, in which results have been obtained, 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 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 must 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 area of study of the article. This process will last ten calendar days, is open, and takes into account the evaluation form present 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 identity of the authors and any other data referring to them, and 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.
That the article is rejected for not being of interest to the journal or for presenting a format that is 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 article with the suggested corrections, together with a letter stating the modifications made.
The editorial committee is in charge of evaluating whether the observations made have been complied with and, if it considers it pertinent, sends it again to the peer reviewer. The publication decision will be subject to the agreement of the peer reviewer and the editorial committee, taking into account 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 observations. 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, information in general, is included in the material to be published in 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.

That the article cannot be published because the modifications are too extensive or it is not suitable for the Journal.

COSTS
Minerva Revista Multidisciplianria de Investigación Científica does not charge for the publication of articles

PERIODICITY OR FREQUENCY OF THE JOURNAL

The Minerva Journal will be published every four months, in April, August, and December. Articles will be received throughout the year. Special calls for papers will be published on the Journal's website.

Minerva publishes a total of three regular issues per year:

1) April - July period.

2) August - Novemberperiod.

3) December-March period.

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/. Taking into account 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 should be added specifying this declaration, and the source of funding for the research that gave rise to the article should be included on the first page of the article.

PLAGIARISM AND SELF-PLAGIARISM
Authors interested in publishing in Revista Minerva must cite the data sources used, figures, and all information explicitly and clearly. Always taking into account the Journal's citation norms. Authors must guarantee the originality of the articles and the Journal will be in charge of reviewing these works to avoid bad publication practices such as duplicity, plagiarism, or self-plagiarism. The Plagiarism Checker software will be used to evaluate the percentage of originality, taking into account 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.