Publications Board

PhD. Juan Cárdenas Tapia PRESIDENT
PhD. Javier Herrán Gómez ABYA-YALA
PhD. José Juncosa Blasco ABYA-YALA
PhD. Angel Torres-Toukoumidis UNIVERSITAS EDITOR
PhD. Jaime Padilla Verdugo ALTERIDAD EDITOR
MSc. Sheila Serrano Vincenti GRANJA EDITOR
MSc. Jorge Cueva Estrada RETOS EDITOR
PhD. John Calle Sigüencia INGENIUS EDITOR
PhD. Floralba Aguilar Gordón SOPHIA EDITOR
MSc. Betty Rodas Soto UTOPÍA EDITOR
MSc. Mónica Ruiz Vásquez NOTI-UPS EDITOR
MSc. David Armendáriz González WEB EDITOR
PhD. Luis Álvarez Rodas GENERAL EDITOR

Technical board
PhD. Ángel Torres-Toukoumidis (OJS Support)
BSc. Soledad Aguilar (Marcalyc Support)
BSc. Christian Arpi (Community Managers Coordinator's team)
PhD. Marcia Peña (Style Reviewer, Centro Gráfico Salesiano - Editorial Don Bosco)
MSc. Marlon Quinde Abril (LaTeX layout designer)

Publication Service
Hernán Hermosa (General Coordination)
Marco Gutiérrez (OJS Layout)
Paulina Torres (Style Editing)
Raysa Andrade (Layout)
Martha Vinueza (Layout)
Adriana Curiel (Translation)

Editorial Abya Yala (Quito-Ecuador)
Avenida 12 de octubre N422 y Wilson, Bloque A, UPS Quito, Ecuador. Casilla 17-12-719 Teléfonos: (593-2) 3962800 ext. 2638 Correo electrónico:

Universidad Politécnica Salesiana from Ecuador contributes to the scientific excellence of the national and international academic community, sponsors maintaining six periodical scientific publications in various areas and disciplines of knowledge:


 Publication dedicated to studies related to the sciences of Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Computer Sciences, the contributions are also integrated in what is now known as Mechatronics.


«Universitas» is a bilingual scientific publication of the Salesian Polytechnic University of Ecuador, published since January 2002 in an uninterrupted manner, with a semi-annual periodicity, specializing in Social and Human Sciences and its interdisiplinary lines: Sociology, Anthropology, Social Psychology, Social Development , Communities, Latin American Studies, Sociopolitical Processes, among others.



«Retos» is a bilingual scientific publication of the Salesian Polytechnic University of Ecuador, published since January 2011 in an uninterrupted manner, with a fixed semiannual period (1 April and 1 October), specialized in Development and its transdisciplinary lines as Public Administration, Social Economy, Marketing, Tourism, Entrepreneurship, Management, Administrativeand Economic Sciences, among others.



Sophia's goal is to theorize education from a philosophical point of view, with data from individual and collective psychology, teaching-learning experiences, sociology, culture and the development of empirical sciences, to renew, update and better articulate the conceptual, procedural and experiential level of education sciences.


«La Granja» (pISSN: 1390-3799, eISSN: 1390-8596) is an international, physical, electronic, bilingual and bimonthly journal dedicated to the publication of original scientific articles with acceptance and review by academic peers or scientific referees. La Granja is a journal dedicated to studies related to chemical, biological, environmental, health, agronomic, livestock and veterinary sciences.



The goal of «Alteridad» is to contribute, from the Ibero-American context, to the socialization and debate of academic production in the field of Education, in the following lines: Curriculum and Cultures, Educational Policies and Teacher Training, Educational Evaluation, Education and Technologies, Special and Inclusive Education, and Education in relation to the other Social Sciences.

Journal History

In 2007, the Universidad Politécnica Salesiana of Ecuador, considering the scientific and technological contribution made by the university community in the field of Engineering and the exact Sciences, which in many cases was not disseminated, creates the Journal of Science and Technology INGENIUS.

The contributions received in the first issues were strengthening the quality and scientific rigor requiring to restructure the processes to guarantee aspects such as the review of blind pairs and the consolidation of a scientific structure of the manuscripts in such a way that they fulfill the criteria required and that the contributions are aligned with the recognized scientific criteria at a international level; this is why in 2009 the magazine was no longer published, but for October 2010 the publication is resumed and all the required elements are progressively complemented.

At the moment the journal has a semiannual periodicity, publishes two numbers in the months of January and June; It is indexed in Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) form web of Science,  LATINDEX catalog, Regional Online Information System for Scientific Journals of Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal, is part of the Directory of Journals of Open Access -DOAJ, belongs to the Ibero-American Network of Innovation and Scientific Knowledge, REDIB, Network of Scientific Journals of Latin America and the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal, REDALYC, besides is part of the Information Matrix for the Analysis of Jurnals, MIAR and is being evaluated in medium term to become part of important International Index SCOPUS.

Uses TURNITIN and CROSS_CHECK academic anti-plagiarism systems; the articles have Digital Object Identifier (DOI); Is a Open Access Publication with a Creative Commons license; The copyright and post-print policies are published in the SHERPA/ROMEO Auto-archive Policy Repository. The editorial process is managed through Open Journal Systems (OJS) and for the acceptance of the articles a scientific peer review process is carried out, with an editorial team and a review team of worldwide recognition.