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CT&F- Ciencia, Tecnología y Futuro (ISSN 0122-5383; e-ISSN 2382-4581) is an Open Access (under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License) peer reviewed international journal, published bianually by Ecopetrol S.A through the Center for Research, Development and Innovation – ICP.

The level of its articles has allowed it to be in Category B in the national index Publindex of Colciencias. Moreover is indexed in famous indexing services like Thomson Reuters, Scopus, ISI Web of Knowledge, SciELO, Georef, Petroleum Abstract, Engineering Village Ei Compendex, Redalyc, Latindex and Chemical Abstracts, among others.


CT&F, Ciencia, Tecnología y Futuro [Science, Technology and Future]. It started out as an idea to disseminate the results of the activity of the Instituto Colombiano del Petróleo [Colombian Petroleum Institute]: Ecopetrol's research and development. In 1995 first issue born as a mean to disseminate the results of ICP during its first ten years of activity.

In 2002 CT&F was included in France’s Pascal Database, then in 2005 the journal was indexed by the Network of Latin American and Caribbean, Spanish and Portuguese Scientific Journals – Redalyc. During this years a strategy of involvement with the industry was deployed by including articles presented at academic events with high technical and scientific level. That ́s how in 2008 CT&F reach the category “A” conferred by the National Index and Validating System of Specialized ST+I Journal of Colciencias due to its scientific and editorial quality, innovation , visibility and national and international recognition.

In 2009 CT&F in indexed in the prestigious Thomson Reuters Science Citation Index Expanded, Afterwards in 2010 its frequency was upgraded to biannual for the 25th anniversary of ICP, a special volume is presented in hard cover with the logo being changed and a new presentation, the technical notes were presented only in English and renewal its editorial board members with a large number of professionals with PhD level.

Now, 23 years later, it is presented as a strong, well-known publication in scenarios of technical scientific discussion and in business environments. CT&F has made changes in image and editorial policies. With the aim of offering a modern looking, more readable presentation, taking into account current trends in the delivery of scientific magazines, from the present issue of CT&F our readers will find new features, like the inclusion of DOI identifier for papers, a different set of options for referencing, a new paper layout, polychromatic appearance, and pictures related to our facilities and equipment. But the most important change is the inclusion of new policies from the CT&F Editorial Board, which want to promote the publication of topics that can enhance the technological knowledge around focused research and technology themes, relevant to the energy industry.



The manuscripts submitted must be original and innovative and neither previously published, nor simultaneously published in other journals. The content of published articles includes:

SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL RESEARCH ARTICLES: Documents which present in detail the original results of research projects. Manuscript’s structure generally includes four important parts: introduction, methodology, results and conclusions.

CAREFUL CONSIDERATION ARTICLES: Documents which present results from the analytical, interpretative, or critical perspective of the author, on a specific topic, referring to original sources.

REVIEW ARTICLES: Documents that are the result of research that integrates, systemizes, analyzes and express a review on the results of published or unpublished scientific and technological research, by giving an account of the advances and development trends. These are characterized by presenting a careful bibliographical revision of at least 50 references.

Note: Submission of a manuscript implies that the work described has not been unpublished works that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. The opinion expressed in them is the sole responsibility of the authors. The reception of a manuscript does not imply its publication; it shall be subject to various revisions and evaluations prior to publication.


 Focus and Scope

The objective of CT&F is to publish the achievements of scientific research and technological developments of Ecopetrol S.A. and the research of other institutions in the field of oil, gas and alternative energy sources.

CT&F welcomes original, novel and high-impact contributions from all the fields in the oil and gas industry like: Acquisition and Exploration technologies, Basins characterization and modeling, Petroleum geology, Reservoir modeling, Enhanced Oil Recovery Technologies, Unconventional resources, Petroleum refining, Petrochemistry, Upgrading technologies, Technologies for fuels quality, Process modeling and optimization, Supply chain optimization, Biofuels, Renewable energies.


Editorial Process Description

Submission to this journal proceeds totally online, manuscripts in technical english must be submitted through 'Make a Submission' to the Editorial Board coupled with the filled form GTN-F-005 (Submission declaration and Cover Letter) for each manuscript, at least six months in advance of the following date of publication of the journal, however, CT&F receives manuscripts for its both annually editions throughout the year.

Once a manuscript is received, is assigned a “reviser- advisor” who is a member of Editorial Board and will follow the entire editorial process of manuscript. Initially, the “reviser- advisor” evaluate the whole manuscript on the basis of quality of grammar or english language, originality, scientific rigor and concordance with the aims and scope of the journal.

Manuscripts that overcome this stage, then are sent to the external peer reviewers, CT&F has adopted the use of "double-blind” review, according this, the author must submit (name, affiliation and contact address) of at least 4 potential reviewer that meet with Publindex’s requirements (National Indexation Process), which demands that the reviewers must have Msc or ph.D degree, without any link or relationship to the institute to which you are affiliated, and at least have published one article in the last two years about topic in an indexed journal. The editor retains the sole right to decide whether or not the suggested reviewers are used.

Referees advise the editor, who is responsible for the final decision to accept or reject the article. Manuscripts passing to publication are checked on technical aspects such as compliance to the information of authors guide before be published, Below you will find a simplified diagram flow of our editorial process.