The following minimum standards must be met in order to be awarded a doctoral degree:

1. publication of a minimum of two papers, of which at least one in journals or conference publications indexed in Web of Science (WOS) and at least one published in other international databases (BDI);

2. the doctoral candidate must be first author on at least one scientific article;

3. the international databases (BDI) considered for articles published in journals and volumes of scientific events are the following: Scopus, IEEE Xplore, Elsevier Science Direct, Engineering Village, Compendex, INSPEC, Springerlink, Cabi, EBSCO, CSA ILLUMINA/PROQUEST, Index Copernicus, Urlich's and INIS (International Nuclear Information System).