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Author Guidelines

Form and preparation of manuscripts

The articles should consist of Title, Summarize (200 words maximum), Key Words, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusions and References.

If the manuscript is writing in Spanish, the title, the summary and the key words, they should be written in Spanish and English.

The first page of the article should present: Title of the work and the author's name. The summarize, containing the objectives, procedure, results and conclusions; key words; abstract and keywords.

In the foot note to indicate the authors' position; name and address of the laboratory where the investigation was developed, besides specifying the electronic address to the one who to direct the correspondence.

Introduction: Should be defined the problem and to give an up-to-date vision of the existent knowledge in the topic in study. It should be that people without specific knowledge in the developed topic understand the general mark of the outlined problem.

Materials and Methods: It must be a precise description of the use procedure to encourage other scientists to repeat the same work.

Results and Discussion: The most important results should be presented and that they are consequence of the developed investigation, these should not be duplicated in charts and figures. It should be interpreted and to explain the results obtained on the base of the problem outlined in the introduction and to the observations obtained by other authors in related works.

Conclusions: The conclusions should be presented obtained as consequence of the analysis of the results. These should give answer to the outlined objectives.

References: The References should make an appointment in the text with the first author's name and the respective year of publication among parenthesis. If there are more than two authors, the nomenclature et al will be used. After the first author's last name and later on the year. The References should be listed at the end of the text in alphabetical order according to the author's last name. If it is a book: Author (it is), year, title, edition number, editorial, city. If it is a journal article: Author (it is), year, title, name of the journal, volume, number (in parenthesis) and number of pages. For example:

Book: ZOBEL, B.J.; JETT, J,B. 1995. Genetic of wood producction. Springer-Verlag, Berlin.

Journal article: ASTLEY, R.J.; STOL, K.A.; HARRINGTON, J.J.1998. Modelling the elastic properties of wood. Part 2: The cellular microstructure. Holz als Roh und Werkstoff 56 (1): 43-50.

Thesis: DING, F. 1999. The study of modern distribuited parameter control: Aplication to lumber drying process. Ph.D. Thesis, Laval University, Quebec, Canada.

The metric system must be used. Symbols should be normally typewritten, in italics. Their meaning should be clearly identified or explained. All equations should be numbered consecutively using numbers in parentheses on the right hand margin.

Figures, tables, drawings, photographs, ilustration should be used with discretion and included in the text. Their position within the text it must be clearly indicated.Manuscripts should be typed double-spaced in letter type New Times Roman of 12 points. The extension will be limited to 20 pages.


Sending of manuscripts


Contributions to this journal  should be sent in electronic file MS Word o compatible and submitted online. The file size must not exceed 2MB.

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  • Universidad del Bío-Bío
    Departamento de Ingeniería en Maderas
    Facultad de Ingeniería
    Concepcion, Chile

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The content of the articles published in each number of  Maderas ciencia y tecnologia  is the sole responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the thinking or compromise the opinion of the Universidad del Bío-Bío.

The authors will keep their authorship rights, however, they will guarantee the journal the right of first publication and dissemination of their work. The publication of the article in Maderas ciencia y tecnologia is subject to the Creative Commons CC BY-NC-ND  Recognition License that allows others to share-copy, transform or create new material from this work for non-commercial purposes, as long as they recognize themselves the authorship and the first publication in this magazine citing it correctly, as well as their new creations are under a license with the same terms.