Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Journal of Civil Engineering (JCE) publish scientific article which is specific for civil engineering. JCE article must be written either in Indonesian or English languages. The focus and scope of the journal are:
1. Structures (High-Rise Building, Bridges, Long-Span Bridges)
2. Materials (Concrete, Steel, Fiber-Reinforced Concrete, Composites)
3. Hydraulics and Hydrology
4. Geotechnics (Foundation, Embankment Stability)
5. Construction Management
6. Transportations (Highways, Trains, etc.) 


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

How many reviewers are assigned? At minimum, two reviewer will be assigned for each article.

How does the review process run? The review process is carried out using single blind review. The reviewer will appear anonymous while the authors name will be available for the reviewer.

Reviewer Reports: Reviewers will be asked to examine the submitted manuscript such that:

  • The manuscript is original
  • The manuscript has been written in a coherent research methodology
  • The manuscript follows the appropriate ethical guidelines
  • The manuscript provides the results in a clear manner and the conclusions are written in concise form
  • The manuscript provides references which are relevant to the work carried out by the author

It is expected that the submitted manuscript already has enough written language. Therefore, inside the peer review process, the reviewer will not correct on how the style of manuscript is written but will focus on the content of the manuscript. However, the reviewer may suggest corrections to the manuscript if the reviewer wish to do it.

How long does the review process take? Review process in the Journal of Civil Engineering takes approximately four weeks. Faster review process less that four weeks may be possible and is dependent on the reviewer responses. At least two reviewers will be assigned for each manuscript. However, if the reviewers report contradicts one another, additional reviewers will be added. In cases where it is difficult to find the second reviewer and the first reviewer report has proven to be complete and has convinced the editor, the decision could be made by the editor by solely considering the report from the first reviewer. The author will be notified by email about the Editor’s decision based on the recommendations made by the reviewers. In the reviewer’s reports, any recommendations and verbatim comments should be considered by the author. There is possibility that the revised manuscript that has been resubmitted to be returned to the initial reviewers which then again there is possibility for further request for another revision of the resubmitted revised version of the manuscript.

Final report: The final report which contains a final decision either to accept, revised or reject the manuscript will be sent to the author by email. In case there is a revision status required, the author is strongly recommended to revise the manuscript based on recommendations from the reviewers.

Editor’s Decision is absolute and final: In Journal of Civil Engineering, the reviewer will advise the editor on the quality of the submitted manuscript. The final decision to either accept, revised or reject the article is based on the Editor’s decision by considering the advice from the reviewer.

Becoming a reviewer for Journal of Civil Engineering: If at present you are not a reviewer of Journal of Civil Engineering and you would like to be considered as a reviewer, please contact the editor in chief. One of the benefits of becoming the Journal of Civil Engineering reviewer is to enable the opportunity to evaluate the latest work in your area of expertise earlier. In addition, you can directly contribute to improve the integrity and quality of the submitted manuscript which will be more useful for your research work community.


Publication Frequency

Journal of Civil Engineering publish two issue in a year. For each issue, at minimum, five articles will be published. The first issue will be published on May/June while the second issue will be published on November/December.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



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Article Processing Charges

The journal requires no Article Processing Charge (APC), that includes submission charges, processing charges, extra page charges, and colour charges, from an author(s) for any manuscript that has been submitted, processed, and published through Journal of Civil Engineering

Nevertheless, the author has a full responsibility of any charge/cost incurred as the result of preparing or proofreading his/her manuscript on personal initiative.


Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Journal of Civil Engineering is a peer-reviewed electronic international journal. This statement clarifies ethical behaviour of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in this journal, including the author, the chief editor, the Editorial Board, the peer reviewer and the publisher (Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember). This statement is based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.


Screening for Plagiarism

To avoid plagiarism, Journal of Civil Engineering do carried out screening for plagiarism using ithenticate once the paper is accepted for publication. In case where the individual plagiarism percentage is higher than 10%, the author will be asked for further revision.

Creative Commons License

ITS Journal of Civil Engineering by Department of Civil Engineering is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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