Authorship confers credit and has important academic, social, and financial implications. It also implies responsibility for what is published and its results.

The Revista Ciencia Digital states that authorship is based on the following four criteria:

  1. Substantial contributions to data design, acquisition, analysis, or interpretation;
  2. Writing and critical review of intellectual content;
  3. Final approval of the version to be published;
  4. Agreement to be responsible for all aspects of the work and its outcome.

All those designated as authors must meet all four authorship criteria. An author must be able to identify which co-authors are responsible for other specific parts of the work and must have confidence in the integrity of their co-authors' contributions. Those who do not meet all four criteria should be recognized in acknowledgments.

The articles published in the Revista Ciencia Digital retain the economic rights (copyright) of the published works, which favors and allows the reuse of them under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 Ecuador license, for which they can be copied, used, disseminated, transmitted and publicly exposed, as long as the authorship and original source of their publication is cited. are not used for commercial or valuable purposes, and the existence and specifications of this license to use are mentioned.

Author Charges

The journal does not charge fees for the submission, review, publication and editorial of articles. The implicit costs of the journal are made up of the fees of the reviewers and editors when the author so requires.

Costs are determined by Editorial Ciencia Digital, when requested by the author (preferential time). The editorial processes to the articles apply a chronological process to the date of receipt, when the author requires publication in a short period (between four and twelve weeks, depending on the availability of the volume), the process will be applied by publication cost, for preferential and differentiated time, for students, teachers and independent researchers. The percentage of articles that receive this treatment is a maximum of 10% of all publications.

The editorial process for free and cost-effective publications is the same, complying with all the standards required by good editorial practices.