Information For Authors

Submission & Review process

What do you have to know?

Vitae is a journal of pharmaceutical and food sciences. It publishes the results of research works related to these areas. The journal publishes quarterly, and we have no Call of papers nor deadline for manuscript submission. Our authors can send their ideas everyday of the year.

The editorial process

The Editorial Board may reject a manuscript without going through a peer reviewing process, the paper is outside the scope of the Journal, or if it is poorly written or formatted, meaningless, or lack of novelty. For this purpose, the editorial board could ask for an opinion of an expert.


The Editorial Board seeks the scientific advice of two Peer Reviewers (minimum), who are active in the research field related to the manuscript. The Reviewers will perform the evaluation process and will assign a written assessment through the Open Journal System platform. The Peer Reviewers act only in an advisory capacity, and the final decision is the responsibility of the Editorial Board, and as a result manuscripts may be approved or rejected definitely. In case of approving the publication, the Editorial Board asks for corrections and improvements, and the authors must send back a new manuscript version within 14 (fourteen) calendar days since the date of notification through the Open Journal System platform. The article will be published online after reception of the corrected proofs. This is the official first publication with an assigned DOI. Once the printed version, is released the paper can also be cited with an issue and page numbers. Authors whose manuscripts are published in the Journal will be expected to review manuscripts submitted by other researchers from time to time.

Authors forms and instructions

There is a list of forms and instructions that improves the flow of the information and speeds up the publishing process. They are regulated by the Quality Management System of the journal and are as follows:

DetailsEnglish Version
Information about the manuscript research programDOC
Quick CV of each author DOC
Check ListDOC
Manuscript Open LicensePDF
Authors instructions & guidelinesPDF

Referees forms and guidelines

There is a list of forms that improves the flow of the information and speeds up the publishing process. They are regulated by the Quality Management System of the journal and are as follows:

DetailsEnglish Version
Manuscript evaluation formDOC
Review Evaluation FormDOC
Referee’s Curriculum VitaeDOC
Referee’s final decssion formDOC
Referee’s final decission form(REVIEW)DOC

Publishing fees

For keeping the policies of open-access, Vitae decided to ask to the authors for some publishing fees. The following are the actual costs of this process:

ItemValue
National publishing feesInternational publishing feesNational color-page publishingInternational color-page publishing
COP$500,000US$220COP$100,000US$65



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