ISSN 0379-9123 printed version
ISSN 2617-4731 online version



Scope and policy

The Revista de la Sociedad Científica is a biannual refereed academic publication, open access and free of charge, which includes essays and research results oriented to science and its technological applications. It is aimed at university professors, researchers, students and graduates, as well as professionals from the industrial sector and scholars of science in general. Factual and formal sciences are considered. Contributions that critically review articles already published in the journal are also of interest.

In order to facilitate the submission, consideration and publication of manuscripts, the Editorial Board of the Journal has prepared the following guidelines which contributors should use as a guide during the preparation of their papers.

Manuscripts submitted for publication must be unpublished and original, whether in theoretical aspects, techniques or applications in any of the scientific fields. Manuscripts published or submitted at the same time to another journal will not be accepted. The journal accepts articles published on preprint servers.

Manuscripts are the responsibility of the authors and do not reflect the opinion of the Revista de la Sociedad Científica del Paraguay.

Criteria General

Manuscripts written in English, Spanish or Portuguese are accepted. Manuscripts should have a title (concise and informative). Summary in the article's original language and abstract in English and include keywords. Manuscripts in a language other than Spanish must have an abstract in Spanish and keywords.

The editors of the journal reserve the right to accept or reject articles submitted for publication, as well as to shorten and/or modify the texts if necessary, respecting their original meaning. The Journal of the Scientific Society of Paraguay is not responsible for articles and reviews published with the authors' signatures, nor for rejected material, once the authors have been informed.

Review process

Articles submitted to the journal will undergo a preliminary review by the Editorial Committee to determine the importance, relevance and depth of the manuscript, if the manuscript corresponds to the editorial line, if it adheres to the standards of the journal and meets the general criteria for publication.

Once the preliminary review has been carried out, the Editorial Committee will submit the manuscripts to a review by external peers, who will make the pertinent recommendations. The review is double-blind: both authors and reviewers are anonymous.
Authors must respect ethical standards, avoiding plagiarism and self-plagiarism. At this stage, a similarity check will be carried out using anti-plagiarism software. The journal will accept up to 20% similarity.

Peer Review: the manuscript will be evaluated by experts in the field using the double-blind method and following guidelines indicated by the journal. If their decisions are contrary, the manuscript will be submitted to a second round of review with other peer reviewers.
The final decision may be:
1. Accepted without modification
2. Accepted with modifications
3. Not accepted (with suggestions and restarting the process).

The decision will be communicated by mail to the corresponding author.

From and preparation of manuscripts

Articles should be written in Word, in Times New Roman font with 1.5 line spacing, size 12 for the main body and 10 for the abstract, and bibliographical references; table titles, photo captions, figures and footnotes 10.
Tables, graphs, equations and other elements must be inserted in the text. Photos must be original copies. At the same time, tables, graphs and figures must be submitted in separate format.
Tables must be processed in Microsoft Word, in separate files and must include: a) numbering of the table in Arabic numerals and consecutive numbers; b) corresponding statement (title) at the top, and c) table footnote, if appropriate for clarification of acronyms and abbreviations.
Graphs must be submitted in Excel file, including: a) numbering of the graph with Arabic numerals and consecutive numbers; b) corresponding statement (title) at the bottom, and c) footer of the graph, if applicable for clarification of data.
Photographs will be accepted in the usual high quality JPEG format. Black and white photographs shall have a minimum resolution of 300 dots per inch with a maximum of 2 MB.
Page setup is as follows: Paper size: custom, width 15.5 cm and height 22.5 cm. Top margin: 2.25 cm; bottom margin: 3.5 cm; left margin: 1.5 cm; right margin: 1.25 cm. Header 1.27 cm and footer: 2.42 cm.
Bibliographical citations should be clearly indicated in the text by successive numbers placed in parentheses and superscript on the same line and should be included at the end of the manuscript. The text of the articles should be concise and in a clear style. It is suggested to avoid colloquial style.
Authors must provide the following information:
- Details of each of the authors: full name(s) and surname(s); institutional affiliation: full name of the institution and department to which it belongs (from highest to lowest hierarchy), city and country. E-mail address of each author, Indicate author of correspondence, Orcid Id,
- Author's contribution: At the end of the text, the contribution of each author should be added. E.g. AA (author's initials) developed the methodological design; BB (author's initials) carried out the data collection and analysis; CC (author's initials) drafted the manuscript.
- Source of Funding: If applicable, state data such as project number and name, year and source of funding.
- Conflicts of Interest: Authors should indicate conflicts of interest if any. 
- Acknowledgements: If any.
- Date of submission: Include the date of submission of the manuscript.
Bibliographical references should be adapted to Vancouver Style/Standards.
Bibliographic citations should be mentioned with Arabic numerals in parentheses and in superscript, in order of appearance in the article, separated by commas or hyphen in the case of covering very long consecutive references.
For articles published in journals: author(s), title, abbreviated journal name, year, volume (no.): pp. For books and conference proceedings: author(s), title, (editor when applicable), city, publisher; year. For maps: Title and type, authors. Institution/institutions, city; year.
For Internet journals: author, title, journal abbreviation [internet]. Year (date consulted); volume (no.): pp. Available: URL of the article. For book or monograph on the Internet: author, title [internet] vol edition. City. Publisher. Publisher. Year. Date of last update and date of access.
The articles will consist of the following sections:
Introduction where the problem will be stated, its relation with the current literature and the objectives and their scopes, which must be clearly stated. Materials and Methodologies with experimental or theoretical approaches. Results and discussion when relevant, the results will be presented in tables or diagrams. These will be analysed and discussed in the light of updated bibliographical references. Conclusion a brief recapitulation of the findings. Bibliographical references.
For the sake of brevity and clarity, authors are requested to pay careful attention to the following points: a) the length of the article should be in accordance with the adequately presented results and discussion of them. b) introductory sections should be brief. c) techniques, unless they are standard procedures referred to by reference, should be described in detail. Only when the methods used are original, detailed technical descriptions of the methods are given. d) bibliographical references must be up to date.

Sending of manuscripts

To submit the publication, authors must register as users of the journal's platform, indicate their institutional affiliation and e-mail address.
All articles for the journal of the Scientific Society of Paraguay should be sent through the journal page at:

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