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Author Guidelines

The Journal of Civil Engineering (JCE) manuscripts must be within the area of interest of Civil Engineering and further the knowledge in concrete materials, design, and construction; be original in authorship and publication; be based on adequate factual record; and be significant in data or treatment. Reviewers will evaluate the suitability of the manuscript for publication and state justification for publication. The language of publication is in English and the manuscript must be understandable and correct in spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

When arranging the manuscript, please follow the guidelines below:

  1. It is expected that the submitted manuscript has been 'spell checked' and 'grammar checked', also submitted manuscript should be free from plagiarism
  2. All references mentioned in the Reference List are cited in the text, and vice versa. It is expected that reference software such as Mendeley/Endnote to be used when citing references.
  3. Permission has been obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources (including the Internet)
  4. In the first section, paper should include a title, author names, affiliation, email address and an abstract summarizing the paper content for at least 150 words but no more than 250 words, and 3 – 6 keywords.
  5. The abstract must contain a short description of the paper which briefly summarizes the key information of the paper including background, objective, method, results, and conclusions.
  6. The introduction should explain the background of the study, the state of the art and importance of the research, any possible gap analysis, and the main objective of the research. In general, one or two paragraphs explain the necessities of the study being carried out as the background information.
  7. The literature review should highlight the state of the art of the research and clearly explains the possible gap analysis on existing research. Excessive citations without detailed explanations of the importance of existing studies and their connection with the present study should be avoided.
  8. There should be Research Significance section that inform the research significance of carried out in this study. The research significance highlights the unique contribution of the research to the existing knowledge.
  9. The methodology section should concisely describe the method to solve the research question including how the research is being carried out, a detailed sequence of experimental work, and how the results are being interpreted or compared with existing studies (if any)
  10. The result should explain the finding of the research carried out only in this study. The presentation of the resulting data can be shown as tables, charts, graphs, or written in sentences. The data shown in tables, charts, or graphs should be well explained in the sentences
  11. The conclusion should be written in maximum three paragraphs. The use of list or bulleted conclusions is permitted but limited to only three lists.
  12. Any mathematical formulation should be numbered and using the built-in formula editor in Microsoft Word or using Math Type.
  13. Figures and Tables can be presented in one-half page width or full-page width. These Figures and Tables should be cited in the text and explained in detail. Tables and Figures should be numbered.
  14. The manuscript should be typed in Microsoft Word, using 10 point-Times New Roman-font. The paper has 1.0 spacing and written in a double column.
  15. The authors may place their acknowledgments, please only write essential acknowledgments such as funding.
  16. Every reference must be cited in the text. It is not permitted to write citations without citing them in the text. The reference style should be written in IEEE style. The references must use reference software such as Mendeley or EndNote. 

For more detailed information on authors guidelines can be found in the word file template below:



Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).

  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.

  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.

  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.

  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.

  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.


Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

    1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a  Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.

    2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.

    3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).


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