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Title: it must be left-justified using 14-point Times New Roman, bold and with upper and lower-case letters, including the symbols that require lower case letters.

Initial of the first author’s name. One last name1*. Initial of the second author’s name. One last name2 (12-point Times New Roman font will be used)

*Contact author: autor.contacto@email.com (marked with an asterisk among the authors)

 DOI: is assigned when the article is published

 

Reception: DD/MM/AAAA | Acceptance: DD/MM/AAAA | Publication: DD/MM/AAAA

 

ABSTRACT (13-point Times New Roman, bold)

An abstract must be in the following order: objective, methodology, results, limitations, originality and conclusions in a maximum of 120 words. Use 12-point Times New Roman. References should be avoided wherever possible. Furthermore, non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but if they are essential they should be defined in their first mention in the abstract itself. The abstract must be translated into English and Portuguese.

Once the article has been accepted by the journal, the translation of the final article (English and Portuguese) must be submitted.

Keywords: up to a maximum of 5 words to identify the area of knowledge of the work, in descending order of importance, from general to specific. Separate each word with a semicolon (;). Use 12-point Times New Roman.

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Cite as: Initial of the first author’s name. One last name1*, Initial of the second author’s name. One last name2 (12-point Times New Roman font will be used) (Year of Publication), “Title of the article”, Revista ALCONPAT, Volume (Issue), pp. x-x.

Group or Department, School or Faculty, University or Institution, City, Country

Group or Department, School or Faculty, University or Institution, City, Country

 

 

 

 

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Revista ALCONPAT is a quarterly publication by the Asociación Latinoamericana de Control de Calidad, Patología y Recuperación de la Construcción, Internacional, A.C., Km. 6 antigua carretera a Progreso, Mérida, Yucatán, 97310, Tel.5219997385893, alconpat.int@gmail.com, Website: www.alconpat.org

Responsible editor: Pedro Castro Borges, Ph.D. Reservation of rights for exclusive use No.04-2013-011717330300-203, and ISSN 2007-6835, both granted by the Instituto Nacional de Derecho de Autor. Responsible for the last update of this issue, Informatics Unit ALCONPAT, Elizabeth Sabido Maldonado, Km. 6, antigua carretera a Progreso, Mérida, Yucatán, C.P. 97310.

The views of the authors do not necessarily reflect the position of the editor.

The total or partial reproduction of the contents and images of the publication is strictly prohibited without the previous authorization of ALCONPAT Internacional A.C.

Any dispute, including the replies of the authors, will be published in the (first, second, or third) issue of 2017 provided that the information is received before the closing of the (1st, 2nd or 3rd) issue of 2017.

 

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1. INTRODUCTION

This document provides information and instructions for the preparation of the articles for Revista ALCONPAT. It is of the utmost importance to respect the parameters of the indicated style, in order to allow a uniform appearance of the memoires of the journal. You can use this pre-established format as a guide for the drafting of your article (letter size (21.29 x 27.94 cm) DO NOT USE A4 PAPER. The text must be written in one column justified format, no spacing between paragraphs, with a 2.5 cm (1”) margin to each side, top and bottom, 12-point Times New Roman font for the Abstract and for the main text, in lines with single spacing). Do not change the type and size of the font, the spacing, the margins and the general structure of the document. Do not insert page numbers or headers/footnotes. The first page must include: the title of the work, the authors (initial of the name and one last name), the contact author with e-mail address (marked with an asterisk between the authors), and the abstract in the language of the article with keywords, how to cite the article, affiliation of the authors and legal information.

The second page must include the abstract and the keywords in English and Portuguese, followed by the full text.

The work must not be longer than 15 pages.

The works will be submitted in Word format along with their letter of authenticity through the OJS Portal www.revistaalconpat.org (compressed files will not be accepted).

As part of the submission process, the authors are obligated to provide proof that their submission complies with all the elements shown below. The works that do not comply with these guidelines will be returned to the authors.

Checklist for the preparation of submissions

  1. The submission has not been previously published or is being considered for publication by another journal (or an explanation in this regard has been provided in the Comments to the editor).
  2. Letter of Authenticity Format (download and fill out the format). Attach this document in the last step for the submission of an article (add as a complementary file).
  3. The file that is being submitted must be in Word format for Windows, version 2003 or higher, or PDF; it must not be larger than 2MB, if it is larger, then upload the PDF file without authors or affiliations and send the WORD file to the following e-mail editorial.revista.alconpat@gmail.com
  4. The work must be adapted to the journal format template. If the manuscript is not in the format established by the RA, it will be returned for a new modification.
  5. The submitted document MUST NOT CONTAIN AUTHORS, AFFILIATION, OR CONTACT AUTHORS, this information is saved at the time of adding the authors to the record (it is necessary that, at the time of registering the article, all authors are included).
  6. The extension of the document does not exceed 15 pages and is letter sized (neither compressed files nor A4 SIZED SHEETS will be accepted).
  7. ABSTRACT (13-point Times New Roman, bold)

An abstract must be in the following order: OBJECTIVE, METHODOLOGY, RESULTS, LIMITATIONS, ORIGINALITY AND CONCLUSIONS IN A MAXIMUM OF 120 WORDS. Use 10-point Times New Roman. References should be avoided wherever possible. Furthermore, non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but if they are essential they should be defined in their first mention in the abstract itself.

Keywords: up to a maximum of 5 words to identify the area of knowledge of the work, in descending order of importance, from general to specific. Separate each word with a semicolon. Use 10-point Times New Roman.

  1. Whenever possible, provide URL addresses and the DOI number for references.
  2. The figures, tables, graphs and full text of the article follow the format of the author’s guidelines.
  3. The text adheres to the style and bibliographical requirements summarized in the author’s guidelines that appear in the About section of the journal.

In case of employing copyrighted material, the author must include the written permission from the copyright owner, and recognize the origin and copyright owner on a footnote.

If the article has been previously published or presented partially in a congress or journal, the author must let the readers know about this through a footnote and with a citation in the references of the work.

The works that do not strictly comply with the guidelines described here for the submission of works will not be published.

2. PROCEDURE (The header must be written in upper case and bold letters in 14-point Times New Roman, left-justified, leaving a space of one line before beginning the draft)

Write directly on this format. The content of the work shall begin on the second page, with 2.5 cm (1”) margins on all four sides; it may be written in Spanish, Portuguese or English for the revision stage. Each author shall choose their preferred language for the evaluation, with the second language being mandatory in the accepted version and English being one of the languages. A space of one line shall be left between the title of the section and the first line of each paragraph.

2.1 Subheadings (must be aligned with the left margin, beginning with capital 12-point bold Times New Roman letters. It must be numbered as a subheading (2.1. Subheading, 2.2. Subheading, etc.). There shall be no spacing between the subheading and the subsequent paragraph.

2.1.1 Third level of subheadings (must be aligned with the left margin, beginning with capital and italic 12-point font without spacing between this and the subheading)

Write directly on this format. The text must be written in one column with simple and justified spacing. Use 12-point Times New Roman font.

The abstract must be located on the first page of the article. The first section of the article must be the “Introduction” and it must begin on the second page.

3. EQUATIONS

The equations must be separated from the text by two lines of space on the upper and bottom parts. They must be numbered consecutively.

 

                                         (1)

 

As shown in (1), enclose the number of the equation between parentheses and place it on the right side of the column. When you refer to an equation in the text, write (1). When you refer to several consecutive equations in the text, write (1)-(3).

4.TABLES AND FIGURES

Every table or figure in the text must be referenced. Number the tables and figures separately and consecutively with numerals, for example: Figure 1., Figure 2., Table 1. and Table 2. “Figure #” must be used to refer to it within the text. If possible, place the tables and figures in the order mentioned in the text, and preferably in the upper or lower parts of the columns, as close to the reference of the text as possible. The tables and the figures must not repeat the data provided in another part of the article, taking into consideration that figures, tables, and titles must be centered.

Write the title of the tables above them, as indicated in Table 1. For the tables, take into consideration that the external and main borders must be bold and with a line weight of 2 ¼ points, and the secondary borders must be ½ point and without any vertical borders, only external ones. The main text should also be bold.

The title of the figures must be written underneath these, as indicated in Figure 1. The text and the symbols must be clear and have reasonable dimensions according to the size of the table or figure. Make sure that your tables and figures are legible and do not sacrifice their size, if necessary it can occupy both columns. Please verify that the tables and figures mentioned in the text really exist. Leave a line of space above and below the tables or figures.

Below are the examples of a table and a figure:

Table 1. Please verify that the tables and figures mentioned in the text really exist. Verify that they are written in the language of the article and in 12-point Times New Roman.

Figure 1. Images or graphs shall have legible text and appropriate font size. If necessary, the text can occupy both columns. Verify that the figures mentioned in the text really exist. Verify that they are written in the language of the article and in 12-point Times New Roman.

In the event that the figures are graphs, then make sure that the titles of the horizontal and vertical axes, as well as the text included in the images are written in the language of the article and in 12-point Times New Roman.

Every figure or table that is not the property of the author and is taken from another article of other journals, books, theses or memoires must be properly credited (provide references below the figure or table).

5. UNITS

The measurement units that shall be utilized will be from the International System of Units. If the Imperial Units system is used, then the equivalent in the international system shall be written between parentheses. If the international system is used, then it shall not be necessary to convert them to Imperial units.

6. USE OF TRADEMARKS

The generic name shall be used instead of the trademarks. When available, use the numbers of the Unified Numbering System (UNS) and of the specifications, as well as the chemical compositions instead of the trademarks. No trademarks should be present in the title of the work, abstract, tables, figures or the titles of the same. Trademarks may only be used once within the text and they must be identified with a footnote. A trademark is defined as: The name provided by the manufacturer or retailer to distinguish the product, process or service that they manufacture or provide, which may or may not be used or protected as a trademark. It also refers to any business name (company name, universities, associations, organizations, etc.). This definition includes the names of companies that produce software, URL addresses (web), and does not exclude the names that necessarily have copyright or a trademark.

7. ABBREVIATION AND ACRONYMS

The abbreviations that appear for the first time and that are uncommon for the reader must be spelled and followed by the abbreviation.

8. RESULTS

The results must be presented in a clear manner within the text, the graphs or the tables. The text must be used to provide vital information of the illustrations. All terms used in the text, tables and graphs must be defined.

9. CONCLUSIONS

Although a conclusion may summarize the main aspects of the article, it is advisable to draft some final conclusions in the article. In the event that you report your conclusions, do not use the abstract as the conclusion. A conclusion can be made by referencing the importance of the work or suggesting its applications and generalizations.

10. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

These must cite the individuals, organizations or institutions that provided their special support in the development of the work.

 

11. REFERENCES

All references must be listed in the text, placing them between parentheses and using the format of the last names of the authors followed by a coma and then the year. If there is more than one author, then they should be separated by a semicolon.

Example:
(Troconis de Rincón, 1991)
(Troconis de Rincón, 2003; Sánchez, 2005).

The list of references shall be done alphabetically and appear as the last section of the document. Any additional information, if available (DOI, names of the authors, dates, reference to an original publication, etc.) must be provided.

Given that the journal is published in three languages, if the reference title is in a language other than Spanish, the original title must be included at the end of the reference between parentheses.
As an example of this situation, the version in English and in Spanish of a journal reference is shown below. The same applies for books, theses, congress memoirs, or any another type of reference.

Examples:

Journals:

Cordeiro, G. C., Toledo, R. D. Fo and Fairbairn, E. M. R. (2009), Characterization of sugar cane bagasse ash for use as pozzolan in cementitious materials. Quimica Nova. 32(1):82-86. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-40422009000100016

 

Book:
Feliú, S., Andrade, C. (1992), “Manual de Inspección de Obras Dañadas por Corrosión”. CSIC, Madrid, España, p. 76.

 

Bakker, R. M. F. (1988), Initiation period. In: Schiess P. “Corrosion of steel in concrete”, London, Chapman and Hall, cap. 3, pp. 22-55

 

Thesis:
Rejón, S. (2000), “Efectividad de imprimaciones al refuerzo del concreto bajo diferentes condiciones superficiales”, Masters Thesis, Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán, p. 35.

Graeff, A. G. (2007), “Avaliação experimental e modelagem dos efeitos estruturais da propagação da corrosão em elementos de concreto armado”, Dissertação de Mestrado em Engenharia, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre.

 

Congress memoirs, proceedings:

De Coss, R., Murrieta, G., Castro, P. (1998). “Effect of weather cycles on chloride diffusion in porous concrete” in: P. Castro, O. Troconis, C. Andrade (Eds.), Rehabilitation of Corrosion Damaged Infrastructure, NACE International, Houston: TX (USA), pp. 285-293.

 

Standard:

Associação Brasileira de Normas Técnicas. (2007). NBR 5739: Cimento Portland - Determinação da resistência à compressão – Método de ensaio. Rio de Janeiro.

ASTM International. (2003). ASTM C231/C231M-17a Standard Test Method for Air Content of Freshly Mixed Concrete by the Pressure Method. https://doi.org/10.1520/C0231_C0231M-17A  

Comisión Permanente del Hormigón, EHE (2008), “Instrucción de Hormigón Estructural. Ministério de obras públicas e urbanismo”. Madrid, Espanha.

 

Web references 

As a minimum, the full URL should be given and the date when the reference was last accessed.

 

FINAL COMMENTS

The articles that do not follow these instructions may be returned to their authors so that they are rewritten according to the specifications.

The authors are fully responsible for their articles. It is important to remind the authors that only original and unpublished works may be submitted.

Where applicable, authors must take the necessary steps to obtain the corresponding permission to use any material that may be protected by copyright.

 

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published or is being considered for publication by another journal (or an explanation in this regard has been provided in the Comments to the editor).
  2. Letter of Authenticity Format (download and fill out the format). Attach this document in the last step for the submission of an article (add as a complementary file)
  3. The file that is being submitted must be in Word format for Windows, version 2003 or higher, or PDF; it must not be larger than 2MB, if it is larger, then upload the PDF file without authors or affiliations and send the WORD file to the following e-mail editorial.revista.alconpat@gmail.com.
  4. The work must be adapted to the journal format template. If the manuscript is not in the format established by the RA, it will be returned for a new modification.
  5. The submitted document MUST NOT CONTAIN AUTHORS, AFFILIATION, OR CONTACT AUTHORS, this information is saved at the time of adding the authors to the record (it is necessary that, at the time of registering the article, all authors are included).
  6. The extension of the document does not exceed 15 pages and is letter sized (neither compressed files nor A4 SIZED SHEETS will be accepted).
  7. ABSTRACT (13-point Times New Roman, bold)

    An abstract must be in the following order: OBJECTIVE, METHODOLOGY, RESULTS, LIMITATIONS, ORIGINALITY AND CONCLUSIONS IN A MAXIMUM OF 120 WORDS. Use 10-point Times New Roman. References should be avoided wherever possible. Furthermore, non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but if they are essential they should be defined in their first mention in the abstract itself.

    Keywords: up to a maximum of 5 words to identify the area of knowledge of the work, in descending order of importance, from general to specific. Separate each word with a semicolon. Use 10-point Times New Roman.

  8. Whenever possible, provide URL addresses and the DOI number for references.
  9. The figures, tables, graphs and full text of the article follow the format of the author’s guidelines.
  10. The text adheres to the style and bibliographical requirements summarized in the author’s guidelines that appear in the About section of the journal.
 

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