Author Guidelines

The editorial policy of the Amazonia Investiga Journal indicates that, as a priority, unpublished works derived from research projects will be included.

The journal will receive the following types of documents:

Research articles. It is a document that presents, in detail, the original results of finished research projects. The structure must contain the following:

Title, abstract, key words, introduction, theoretical framework / literature review, methodology, results and discussion, conclusions, bibliographic references. (Download template)

Review article. Document result of a finished research where the results of published research are analyzed, systematized and integrated, on a field in science or technology in order to account for progress and development trends. It is characterized by presenting a careful bibliographic review of at least 50 references. Your structure must contain the following:

Title, abstract, key words, introduction, theoretical framework, methodology, results and discussion, conclusions, bibliographic references.

Article submission

The author can send his article at any time of the year to the following email:

  1. Items must be original. The documents will be verified by Turnitin software.
  2. The author must register at ORCID and Publons. For Russian authors the SPIN code of the registry of must be included. The registrations on these pages are free and must be included in the document. The records of these platforms must be updated.
  3. The author must complete the declaration of originality form. [Declaration of originality]
  4. Articles must have a maximum length of 6000 words and must be written with APA standards version 6.0
  5. The document must have a maximum of 5 authors.
  6. The document must contain references to documents included in the Web of Science.
  7. Articles must have a minimum of 20 bibliographic references.
  8. The journal does not have charges for article submission
  9. The author covers the APC costs.
  10. The document review between 4 and 7 weeks.

The submission of the articles does not require Amazonia Investiga to publish them. The Journal reserves the right to publish or not an article. Likewise, the journal is empowered to make minor adjustments to the text that guarantee the quality of the publication.

This journal is open access. Our journal does not charge readers any fees for access to publications. The open access model allows academic publication so that anyone in the world has access to the full text of research articles for the best interests of the scientific community. The main advantage of this work is to help researchers living in many developing countries to easily access advances in cutting-edge technology.

Our editorial policy seeks to expand collaboration networks. The author who submits his manuscript to our Journal agrees to be contacted later for a possible revision.

The selection of reviewers in our journal is made considering the subject of the manuscript and the academic background and experience of the reviewer. Our team has contacted professionals from different disciplines located on different continents, as well as a technical team, software platforms and computer services to guarantee the publication of documents that meet the required standards.

Indexing. Amazonia Investiga is indexed in various databases, libraries and repositories; indexing processes are carried out on platforms external to ours, for this reason, the editorial team does not commit to indexing documents on external platforms. The incorporation or not, as well as the time of its incorporation in databases, repositories, indexers and virtual libraries where the journal is present are the responsibility of the organizations that carry out this activity.  [Indexing]

Evaluation Process

For the journal, the submission of an article implies that the authors certify and accept that it has not been published or accepted for publication in another journal, for which you must send the signed originality letter.

The articles submitted by the authors are preliminary reviewed by the editor of the publication, in the light of the editorial policy of the journal and the requirements established in the guidelines for the authors. Document similarity is verified through Turnitin Similary Check software. If any article does not satisfy this first review, it will be returned to the authors for adjustment and subsequent submission.

Regarding the evaluation process, the Editor first ensures that the articles meet the established requirements for authors. Once this is confirmed, the article is sent to two experts in the relevant field of knowledge for peer review. The anonymity of both the authors and reviewers is maintained.Regarding the evaluation process, the Editor first ensures that the articles meet the established requirements for authors. Once this is confirmed, the article is sent to two experts in the relevant field of knowledge for peer review. The anonymity of both the authors and reviewers is maintained.

Upon receiving the evaluation, whether favorable or unfavorable, the authors will be notified of the reviewers' decision along with any pertinent observations and recommendations. The authors must then address the suggested revisions and resubmit the article within the deadlines set by the editorial team. After this process is completed, the Editor will make the final decision on the publication of the article. If the manuscript is rejected, it will be permanently discarded and cannot be resubmitted to the journal.  [View Peer Review Process Workflow]

Policy on Submission of Previously Published Documents

Our journal is dedicated to preserving the originality of academic content. Therefore, we do not accept manuscripts that have been previously published elsewhere. All submitted documents must be unpublished and not under consideration by any other publication concurrently.

Detection and Procedure for Previously Published Content

We employ advanced similarity detection tools to identify any significant overlap with previously published works. Should a manuscript be found to contain previously published content, the editorial committee will conduct an investigation to determine the nature and extent of the infraction.

Sanctions for Authors

Should a manuscript be found in violation of this policy:

  • Manuscript Rejection: The manuscript will be immediately rejected.
  • Temporary or Permanent Ban: The authors responsible for the submission may face a temporary or permanent ban on future submissions to our journal.
  • Notification to Affiliated Institutions: We will inform the authors' affiliated institutions and research funders about the infraction.


Authors may appeal the decision by providing evidence that the content is original or that the use of previously published material is justified and complies with fair use policies and copyright laws. Appeals will be reviewed by the editorial committee, and the final decision will be communicated to the author.

These policies are designed to maintain the integrity of the academic literature and ensure that our journal only publishes original and high-quality work. We appreciate the cooperation of our authors in adhering to these guidelines.

Licensing Information

This work is licensed under the International Creative Commons


The views and opinions expressed by the authors do not necessarily reflect those of the publisher or of Amazonia Investiga.

Intellectual property

The documents sent by the authors will be understood as original, unpublished. It will also be understood that they are not currently under consideration for publication on any other site. Therefore, with the submission of the article, the author expressly states that:

(i) The article submitted has not been published nor is it being evaluated for publication in another journal.

(ii) That the publication of a previous version as working paper (or “gray literature”) or on a website has not been reported.

(iii) All authors know and agree with its content.


Criteria and requirements for article authors - Structure for submitting articles.

Title: The title should be short, clear, and collect the essence of the work in maximum 15 words.

Author data: The author of the article can be individual or corporate, includes the following information in the reference of each author: ORCID code, academic degrees, current institutional affiliation, current institutional position, research group to which it belongs, institutional email, city ​​Country.

Abstract: The abstract must have a length of words; It should describe the objective, the methodology and the most important findings. The text must be presented in a single paragraph. This section must have a maximum of 200 words.

Keywords: Authors are required to identify 5 keywords that succinctly describe the content of their document. These keywords must be listed in strict alphabetical order. To ensure effective searchability in bibliographic databases and indexes, it is essential that these descriptors are standardized. For this purpose, Amazonia Investiga recommends consulting the UNESCO Thesaurus for appropriate terms, available at:

Introduction: The introduction is the approach to the topic to be discussed. It must provide information on the problem addressed in the study and its justification. Likewise, it should briefly show what the reader will find in each section.

Theoretical framework or Literature Review: The theoretical framework will establish the theories on which the study is based. The literature review will establish the most relevant investigations of the object of study.

Methodology: Here the type of investigation, method and applied techniques are established in a descriptive way. This section establishes the rigidity with which the study was carried out and allows the reader to understand how to carry out the investigation and replicate it if required

Results and discussion: This section presents the information obtained in a clear way, specifying the main findings from the interpretation of the data in light of the theoretical references or the literature review. This section seeks to fulfill the objective of the investigation.

Conclusions: The conclusions must be precise and show the balance of the investigation.

Bibliographic references: Citations and references must be in accordance with APA standards (6th edition). You must ensure that each appointment has its corresponding reference


About APA standards

Quotes in the text

Direct appointment. It is enclosed in quotes if the quotation has less than 40 words. At the end of the citation, the author, the year and the page, or the paragraph number when the material is not numbered is added in parentheses. Point is written after the end of the sentence that includes the quotation and all the data, otherwise continue the sentence after the parentheses.

If the quotation has more than 40 words, they are written apart from the text, with left indentation applied to the paragraph and without quotes. At the end of the appointment the point is placed after the data. The paragraph is left to a space and the font is decreased by one point. In any direct quotation, what the material cited says, including spelling and punctuation, must be reproduced verbatim.

Indirect Appointments or Paraphrase. In the paraphrase quote the ideas of an author are used, but in the writer's own words. In this quotation it is necessary to include the author's last name and the year of publication. It may also vary according to the emphasis made.

If the sentence includes the author's last name, only the date is written in parentheses. Example:

Viadero (2007) reports that an analysis of more than two hundred studies shows the correlation between the teaching of social skills and the improvement of school performance.

If the author is not included in the sentence, the last name and date are written in parentheses. Example:

An analysis of more than two hundred studies shows the correlation between the teaching of social skills and the improvement of school performance (Viadero, 2007).

If the work has more than two authors, the first time is cited with all last names. In subsequent mentions, only the last name of the first author is written, followed by the phrase et al.


The term emotional intelligence was first used by Salovey and Mayer in 1990 (Álvarez Manilla, Valdés Krieg & Curiel de Valdés, 2006).

Regarding school performance, Álvarez Manilla et al. (2006) found that emotional intelligence does not affect it.

If there are more than six authors, et al. from the first mention


Bibliographic references

General considerations:

  • Alphabetical order by the first letter of the reference
  • Works by the same author are ordered chronologically

There are different types of bibliographic references according to the material. The most used are:


Article printed

Surname, A. A., Surname, B. B. & Surname, C. C. (Year). Article title. Publication title, volume (Number), pp-pp.

Book with author

Surname, A. A. (Year). Title. City: Editorial.

Book with editor

Surname, A. A. (Ed.). (Year). Title. City: Editorial.

Electronic version of printed book

Last name, A A (Year). Title. Recovered from http: //www.example.c om

Chapter of a book

Surname, A. A. & Surnames, A. A. (Year). Chapter Title In A. A. Surname (Ed.), Title of the book (p. Nn-nn). City: Editorial.


Surname, A. A. (Year). Title web page. Recovered from

Symposia and conferences

Surname, A., & Surname, A. (Month, Year). Title of presentation. In A. Surname of the President of the Congress (Presidency), Title of the symposium. Symposium led by Name of the Organizing Institution, Place.


Surname, A., & Surname, A. (Year). Thesis title (Undergraduate, master's or doctoral thesis). Name of the Institution, Place. Recovered from


Content aspects

Papers must be unpublished and have no editorial commitments to another publication.

Be relevant to current research and its theoretical implications.

Have a deep level of analysis and scientific rigor.

Relate it to other research in the field.

Be precise in the concepts and terminology used.

All items must pass peer evaluation.