Focus and Scope

« Revista Ciencias de la Vida, La Granja» is a bilingual scientific publication from “Universidad Politécnica Salesiana”, Ecuador. This journal started in 2002 and has a fixed biannual periodicity. La Granja covers the topics of Environmental Sciences, such as: Earth Sciences, Geosciences, Biotechnology and Agricultural Sciences, among others.

Contents are peer-reviewed in accordance with the publication standards and follow a double-blind examination, guaranteeing the authors an impartial and transparent review process, facilitating the inclusion in the reference databases, repositories and international indexing. La Granja uses Harvard style citation rules.

«Revista Ciencias de la Vida, La Granja» is indexed in SCOPUS, Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) web of Science; LATINDEX catalog, Regional Online Information System for Scientific Journals of Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal. It is part of the Directory of Journals of Open Access –DOAJ; it also 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. It is part of the Information Matrix for the Analysis of Journals, MIAR; the Academic Search Engine of Bielefeld, SINDEX and it is in repositories such as ACADEMIC ONEFILE, libraries and specialized catalogs of Latin America.

Each number of the journal comes in a printed (ISSN: 1390-3799) and electronic format (e-ISSN: 1390-8596), in Spanish and English. Each paper is identified with a DOI (Digital Object Identifier System) number.

All articles are published in order to access their content in an open way without restrictions in the submission, review and publication phases of the manuscripts.

Type of articles

«Revista Ciencias de la Vida, La Granja» publishes original, empirical, theoretical or experimental research, written in Spanish and English, as well as points of view and reviews. It is the author‘s responsibility to guarantee that the information is original and has not been published previously or is in the process of being published in another journal. The contributions to this journal could be:

  • Scientific Articles: Between 5,000 and 6,000 words of text, including title, abstract, introduction, materials and methods, results, conclusions, tables, figures and references. The references must be cited, must be updated and selective from around 40 articles. 
  • Point of View: Between 3,000 and 6,500 words of text, including title, abstract, introduction, conclusions and references. They must be justified with sufficient references on current topics which require discussion at a scientific and/or technical level. The references must be cited, must be updated and selective from around 30 works. 
  • Reviews: Between 6,000 and 7,000 words of text, including references. The references must be cited, must be updated and selective from around 50 works.