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Universitas Scientiarum

Universitas Scientiarum: (ISSN: 0122-7483; E-ISSN: 2027-1352) is a multidisciplinary, Open-Acces, peer-reviewed, first-online journal devoted to the promotion of the recent progresses in all fields of exact and natural sciences. The objective of Universitas Scientiarum is to publish timely (three times per year: April, August, and December), useful and informative results that will be of value to a general audience. All articles published in Universitas Scientiarum have undergone rigorous peer review by at least two international anonymous referees. Universitas Scientiarum was founded in 1987 by the Faculty of Sciences of the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá D.C., Colombia.


Aims and scope

Univ. Sci.  is an multi-disciplinary & inter-disciplinary journal that offers prompt publication of original theoretical and experimental papers related to all branches of science. The scope extends to, but is no restricted to: mathematics & statistics, physics, chemistry, biochemistry, biology, natural history, genetics & evolution, taxonomy & systematics, biodiversity, biogeography, ecology and conservation biology.

Univ. Sci. publishes only original research articles (theoretical and experimental) in English and, by direct invitation, topical reviews. Once it has been accepted, every paper is published as first online (free open access). We print also an issue three times a year (April, August and December).

Univ. Sci. The publisher's final versions of articles can be used, archiver and preserved in any repository with proper attribution to the original contents and authors. Univ. Sci., has no processing fees for authors (no publication charge for page, color figures, processing, hosting, or PDF use) neither for the readers, wich are allowed to download the manuscripts for free. 

Advantages when publishing in Universitas Scientiarum.

  • Optimized editorial processing, nine months on average. (antiplagiarism by iThenticateTM)

  • Articles published as soon as they are accepted (first online)

  • Unrestricted open access

  • No pages charges

  • Color page free of charge

  • Free PDF

  • Paper citation update (analytics)

  • Univ Sci is member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE): A group of journal editors that are compromise with all aspects of publication ethics following the Code of conduct for Journal Editors. 

  • Univ. Sci. is registered under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Public License



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Facts and figures

International standard serial number (ISSN): 0122-7483. E-ISSN: 2027-1352

Publisher: Faculty of Sciences, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana.

Frequency: Three times per year.

Subject category:  Scopus (Q3), Publindex (B), 3rd in Latin America (Scimago).

Editorial Team
Juan Carlos Salcedo-Reyes Ph.D. 
Associate Professor
Thin Films & Nanophotonics Group (TF&NPG)
Physics Department
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana
Bogotá, D.C. Colombia)

Editorial Office 

Náyade Cortés Chong (Editorial Assistant) 


Jenny Esmeralda Granados Herrera (Librarian)


Design Team

Daniel Felipe Riaño 
Marliliana Rincón

Universitas Scientiarum
Facultad de Ciencias
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana
Carrera 7 No. 43-82, Ed. 52 (Carlos Ortiz), Of. 627
Tel. (57-1) 3208320, Ext. 4159 - 4070

Scientific Committee

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Bernardo Vargas, Ph.D. 

Marine ecology and Monitoring

NOAA, University of Hawaii.

Leonardo Castañeda C, Ph.D. 



Observatorio Astronomico Nacional Universidad Nacional de Colombia.

Rafael Baquero Parra, Ph.D


Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional CINVESTAV - IPN

Refugio Rodriguez V, Ph.D

Environmental biotechnology, Biological treatment of water and soil

Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional CINVESTAV - IPN