Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

JOTSE is an international Journal aiming at publishing interdisciplinary research within the university education framework and it is especially focused on the fields of Technology and Science. JOTSE serves as an international forum of reference for Engineering education.

Teaching innovation oriented, the journal will be issued twice per year (every 6 months) and will include original works, research and projects dealing with the new learning methodologies and new learning supporting tools related to the wide range of disciplines the Engineering studies and profession involve.

In addition, JOTSE will also issue special numbers on more technological themes from the different areas of general interest in the industrial world, which may be used as practical cases in classroom tuition and practice. Thereby, getting the working world reality closer to the learning at University.

Among other areas of interest, our Journal will be focused on:

1. Education

2.General Science (Physics, Chemistry, Maths,…)


4.Electricity and Electronics

5.Industrial Computing (Digital, Analogic, Robotics, Ergonomics)

6.Aerospatial (aircraft design and building, engines, materials)

7. Automotive (automotive materials, automobile emissions)

JOTSE select the articles to be published with a double bind, peer review system, following the practices of good scholarly journals.

JOTSE is published semiannually exclusively on-line, and following an open access policy. On-line publication allows to reduce publishing costs, and to make more agile the process of reviewing and edition. Jotse defends that open access publishing fosters the advance of scientific knowledge, making it available to everyone. JOTSE publishes articles in English only, but JOTSE accepts papers in Spanish. When a paper written in Spanish is accepted we offer a translation service (ask about the price).


Section Policies

Regular Issue - Articles

These may be on any topic relevant to engineering education in higher education and may take the form of pedagogic research papers, case studies, critical reviews and evaluations; they may describe investigations of new methods and the results of action research; they may consider policy matters and the changing context of engineering education.

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Special Issue - CMIC2018

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Special Issue - Education and Applied Science

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Special Issue - Proyectos

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Special Issue - ICLIQE2019

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Special Issue - ICosMEE

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

The Editors-in-Chief will perform an initial appraisal of each submitted manuscript based on its fit with the focus and scope of the journal. If the submitted manuscript complies with these criteria, the Editors-in-Chief assigns it to one of the members of the Editorial Team (editors) who will perform a second appraisal of the manuscript based on the scientific merit and validity of the article and its methodology, the relevance of the article, the interest of the topic to the reader, and the presentation and understandability of the article itself.

If the submitted manuscript is suitable to be sent to a peer review, the submitted manuscript is reviewed by two members of the Reviewer Board (external evaluators) of the journal who don’t have potential conflicts of interests. If editors don’t find a specific reviewer for the submitted manuscript, they will search other specialist of the topic of equal repute and based on his/her expertise and standing in his/her field. The peer-review process is double blinded.

The reviewers will return their recommendations and reports to the editor, providing general comments to the editor and both general and specific comments to the author(s). Constructive comments that might help the authors improve their work are passed on anonymously (even if editor do not accept the submitted manuscript). After that, editor assesses them collectively, and then makes a decision, either on his or her own or in consultation with other editors on whether to reject the manuscript. The final decision on acceptability for publication lies with the Editors-in-Chief.

The editor will communicate the overall result of the evaluation (rejected, accepted or accepted with modifications), including the reviewer's comments. Revised manuscripts may be subject to further peer review if appropriate.


Publication Frequency

JOTSE is published twice a year (March and September). The two issues of one year are the two numbers of one volumen. Occasionally, JOTSE can publish special issues about specific research themes. These special issues can have specific editors. For these special issues, specific calls for papers will be announced.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



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