JCEU EndNote Style
Manuscript Template (MS Word)
Sample Articles
Declaration form
Policies and Publication Ethics

Instructions for Author


Manuscript as Original Research Paper, Short Communication, Case Reports and Review are invited for rapid peer-review publishing in the Journal of Civil Engineering and Urbanism (ISSN 2252-0430)...view full aims and scope


Submission
The manuscript and other correspondence should be submit online. Please embed all figures and tables in the manuscript to become one single file for submission. Once submission is complete, the system will generate a manuscript ID and password sent to author's contact emails: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . All manuscripts must be checked (by English native speaker) and submitted in English for evaluation in totally confidential and impartial way.

Supplementary information
The online submission form allows supplementary information to be submitted together with the main manuscript file and covering letter. If you have more than one supplementary files, you can submit the extra ones by email after the initial submission. Author guidelines are specific for each journal. Our Word template can assist you by modifying your page layout, text formatting, headings, title page, image placement, and citations/references such that they agree with the guidelines of journal. If you believe your article is fully edited per journal style, please use our MS Word template before submission. Supplementary materials may include figures, tables, methods, videos, and other materials. They are available online linked to the original published article. Supplementary tables and figures should be labeled with a "S", e.g. "Table S1" and "Figure S1". The maximum file size for supplementary materials is 10MB each. Please keet the files as small possible to avoid the frustrations experienced by readers with downloading large files.

Submission to the Journal is on the understanding that
1.The article has not been previously published in any other form and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere;
2.All authors have approved the submission and have obtained permission for publish work.
3.If the approval of an ethics committee is required, please provide the name of the committee and the approval number obtained.


S225204301500032-5Graphical Abstract
Authors should provide a graphical abstract (a beautifully designed feature figure) to represent the paper aiming to catch the attention and interest of readers. Graphical abstract will be published online in the table of content. The graphical abstract should be colored, and kept within an area of 12 cm (width) x 6 cm (height) or with similar format. Image should have a minimum resolution of 300 dpi and line art 1200dpi. Note: Height of the image should be no more than the width. Please avoid putting too much information into the graphical abstract as it occupies only a small space.

Authors can provide the graphical abstract in the format of PDF, Word, PowerPoint, jpg, or png, after a manuscript is accepted for publication. See more sample graphical abstracts in archive.

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Presentation of the article

Main Format
First page of the manuscripts must be properly identified by the title and the name(s) of the author(s). It should be typed in Times New Roman (font sizes: 17pt in capitalization for the title, 10pt for the section headings in the body of the text and the main text, double spaced, in A4 format with 2cm margins (both doc./docx formats). All pages and lines of the main text should be numbered consecutively throughout the manuscript. Abbreviations in the article title are not allowed. Manuscripts should be arranged in the following order:

1. TITLE (brief, attractive and targeted);
2. Name(s) and Affiliation(s) of author(s) (including post code and corresponding Email);
3. ABSTRACT;
4. Key words (separate by semicolons; or comma,);
5. Abbreviations (those used throughout the manuscript);
6. INTRODUCTION (clear statement of the problem, the relevant literature on the subject, and the proposed approach or solution);
7. METHODOLOGY (should be complete enough to allow experiments to be reproduced);
8. RESULTS;
9. DISCUSSION;
10. CONCLUSION;
11. DECLARATIONS (Acknowledgements, Consent to publish, Competing interests, Authors' contributions, and Availability of data etc.)
12. REFERENCES;
13. Tables;
14. Figures;

15. Graphs

Results and Discussion can be presented jointly.
Discussion and Conclusion can be presented jointly.

Article Sections Format

Title should be a brief phrase describing the contents of the paper. The first letter of each word in title should use upper case. The Title Page should include the author(s)'s full names and affiliations, the name of the corresponding author along with phone and e-mail information. Present address (es) of author(s) should appear as a footnote.

Abstract should be informative and completely self-explanatory, briefly present the topic, state the scope of the experiments, indicate significant data, and point out major findings and conclusions. The abstract should be 150 to 300 words in length. Complete sentences, active verbs, and the third person should be used, and the abstract should be written in the past tense. Standard nomenclature should be used and abbreviations should be avoided. No literature should be cited.

Following the abstract, about 3 to 8 key words that will provide indexing references should be listed.

Introduction should provide a clear statement of the problem, the relevant literature on the subject, and the proposed approach or solution. It should be understandable to colleagues from a broad range of scientific disciplines.

Methodology should be complete enough to allow experiments to be reproduced. However, only truly new procedures should be described in detail; previously published procedures should be cited, and important modifications of published procedures should be mentioned briefly. Capitalize trade names and include the manufacturer's name and address. Subheadings should be used. Methods in general use need not be described in detail.

Results should be presented with clarity and precision. The results should be written in the past tense when describing findings in the author(s)'s experiments. Previously published findings should be written in the present tense. Results should be explained, but largely without referring to the literature.

Discussion should interpret the findings in view of the results obtained in this and in past studies on this topic. State the conclusions in a few sentences at the end of the paper. The Results and Discussion sections can include subheadings, and when appropriate, both sections can be combined.

Conclusion should be brief and tight about the importance of the work or suggest the potential applications and extensions. This section should not be similar to the Abstract content.

Declarations including Acknowledgements, Authors' contributions, Competing interests, Consent to publish, and Availability of data etc.

Tables should be kept to a minimum and be designed to be as simple as possible. Tables are to be typed double-spaced throughout, including headings and footnotes. Each table should be on a separate page, numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals and supplied with a heading and a legend. Tables should be self-explanatory without reference to the text. The details of the methods used in the experiments should preferably be described in the legend instead of in the text. The same data should not be presented in both table and graph forms or repeated in the text.

Figure legends should be typed in numerical order on a separate sheet. Graphics should be prepared using applications capable of generating high resolution GIF, TIFF, JPEG or PowerPoint before pasting in the Microsoft Word manuscript file. Use Arabic numerals to designate figures and upper case letters for their parts (Figure 1). Begin each legend with a title and include sufficient description so that the figure is understandable without reading the text of the manuscript. Information given in legends should not be repeated in the text.


Declarations

Please ensure that the sections: Ethics (and consent to participate, if any), Acknowledgements, Authors' contributions, Competing interests, Consent to publish, Availability of data and materials are included at the end of your manuscript in a Declarations section.

Acknowledgements
We encourage authors to include an Acknowledgements section. Please acknowledge anyone who contributed towards the study by making substantial contributions to conception, design, acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data, or who was involved in drafting the manuscript or revising it critically for important intellectual content, but who does not meet the criteria for authorship. Please also include their source(s) of funding. Please also acknowledge anyone who contributed materials essential for the study. Authors should obtain permission to acknowledge from all those mentioned in the Acknowledgements. Please list the source(s) of funding for the study, for each author, and for the manuscript preparation in the acknowledgements section. Authors must describe the role of the funding body, if any, in study design; in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; in the writing of the manuscript; and in the decision to submit the manuscript for publication.

Authors’ Contributions
For manuscripts with more than one author, JCEU require an Authors' Contributions section to be placed after the Acknowledgementst section.
An 'author' is generally considered to be someone who has made substantive intellectual contributions to a published study. To qualify as an author one should 1) have made substantial contributions to conception and design, or acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data; 2) have been involved in drafting the manuscript or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and 3) have given final approval of the version to be published. Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content. Acquisition of funding, collection of data, or general supervision of the research group, alone, does not justify authorship.
We suggest the following format/example (please use initials to refer to each author's contribution): AB carried out the case studies, participated in the designing and drafted the manuscript. JY carried out the architectural drawing. MT participated in the design of the study and performed the statistical analysis. FG conceived of the study, and participated in its design and coordination and helped to draft the manuscript. All authors read and approved the final manuscript.
For authors that equally participated in a study please write 'All/Both authors contributed equally to this work.'
Contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an acknowledgements section.

Competing Interests
Competing interests that might interfere with the objective presentation of the research findings contained in the manuscript should be declared in a paragraph heading "Competing interests" (after Acknowledgment or Authors’ Contributions sections). Examples of competing interests are ownership of stock in a company, commercial grants, board membership, etc. If there is no competing interest, please use the statement "The authors declare that they have no competing interests.".

Consent to Publish
Please include a ‘Consent for publication’ section in your manuscript. If your manuscript contains any individual person’s data in any form (including individual details, images or videos), consent to publish must be obtained from that person, or in the case of children, their parent or legal guardian. All presentations of case reports must have consent to publish. You can use your institutional consent form or our consent form if you prefer. You should not send the form to us on submission, but we may request to see a copy at any stage (including after publication). If your manuscript does not contain any individual persons data, please state “Not applicable” in this section.

Change in authorship
We do not allow any change in authorship after provisional acceptance. We cannot allow any addition, deletion or change in sequence of author name. We have this policy to prevent the fraud.

Data Deposition
In computational studies where the information is unacceptable for inclusion in databases because of lack of experimental validation, the information can be published as an additional file with the article.


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REFERENCES

A JCEU reference style for EndNote may be found here.

  1. All references to publications made in the text should be presented in a list with their full bibliographical description.
  2. In the text, a reference identified by means of an author‘s name should be followed by the date of the reference in parentheses. When there are more than two authors, only the first author‘s surename should be mentioned, followed by ’et al‘. In the event that an author cited has had two or more works published during the same year, the reference, both in the text and in the reference list, should be identified by a lower case letter like ’a‘ and ’b‘ after the date to distinguish the works.
  3. References in the text should be arranged chronologically (e.g. Kelebeni, 1983; Usman and Smith, 1992 and Agindotan et al., 2003). The list of references should be arranged alphabetically on author's surnames, and chronologically per author. If an author's name in the list is also mentioned with co-authors, the following order should be used: Publications of the single author, arranged according to publication dates - publications of the same author with one co-author - publications of the author with more than one co-author. Publications by the same author(s) in the same year should be listed as 1992a, l992b,etc.
  4. Names of authors and title of journals, published in non-latin alphabets should be transliterated in English.
  5. A sample of standard reference is "1th Author surname A, 2th Author surname B , 3th Author surname C. 2017. Article title should be regular and 10 pt. Journal of Civil Engineering and Urbanism, Volume No., Issue No: 00-00." "DOI:XXX." or "the article link."
  6. Journal titles should be full in references. The titles should not be italic.
  7. References with more than 10 authors should list the first 10 authors followed by 'et al.'
  8. The color of references in the text of article is blue. Example: (Preziosi et al., 2002; Mills et al., 2015).

-Examples (at the text):
Abayomi (2000), Agindotan et al. (2003), (Kelebeni, 1983), (Usman and Smith, 1992), (Chege, 1998; Chukwura, 1987a,b; Tijani, 1993,1995), (Kumasi et al., 2001).

--Examples (at References section):

a) For journal:

Nohani E (2014). An Experimental Study on the Effect of Vortex Breakers on Discharge Coefficient for the Shaft Spillways with Sharp Edge and Wide Edge. J. Civil Eng. Urban., 4 (5): 546-549.. DOI: XXX
Tangpagasit J, Cheerarot R, Jaturapitakkul C, Kiattikomol K (2005). Packing Effect and Pozzolanic Reaction of Fly Ash in Mortar. Cement Concrete Research, 35: 1145– 1151. DOI: XXX

Usefi N, Abbasnia R and Mohajeri Nav F (2015). Finite Element Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Sub-Assemblage Under High Rate Loading in a Column Removal Scenario. Journal of Civil Engineering and Urbanism, 5 (6): 272-279. "PII: S225204301500035-5".

Najafzadeh M and Zahiri A (2015). Neuro-Fuzzy GMDH based Evolutionary Algorithms to Predict Flow Discharge in Straight Compound Channels. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering (ASCE Pub). "DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-558.001185."

Mobasser Sh and Firoozi AA (2016). Review of nanotechnology Applications in Science and Engineering. Journal of Civil Engineering and Urbanism, 6 (4): 84-93. PII: S225204301600011-6.

Hernández-Cruz A, Barajas-Fernández J, Soto-Cortés G, Rivera-Trejo F (2017). Hydraulic Analysis of an Arrangement of Groynes on a Diversion Channel. Journal of Civil Engineering and Urbanism, 7 (2): 25-29.

b) For symposia reports and abstracts, special issues, conferences etc.

Hall P (1993). Toward Sustainable; Liveable and Innovative Cities for 21st Century, In Proceeding of the Third Conference of the World Capitals, Tokyo, pp. 22-28.

Memon NA, Unar MA, Mastorakis NE, Khaskheli GB (2009). Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) modeling by artificial neural networks in the distribution system of drinking water of Hyderabad city. Proceedings of the 13th WSEAS International Conference on Computers, pp. 607-611.

d) For books:

Moghtader R (1993). 100 Years of Modernism in Iran’s Architecture and Urbanism. Iran-nameh. 42: 270-259.

Garber NJ and Hoel LA (2010). Traffic and Highway Engineering” 4th Edition, Cenage Learning.


In referring to a personal communication the two words are followed by the year, e.g. (Brown, J. M., personal communication, 1982). In this case initials are given in the text. Papers that have not been published should be cited as “unpublished”. Papers that have been accepted for publication, but not yet specified for an issue should be cited as “to be published”. Papers that have been submitted for publication should be cited as “submitted for publication".


Nomenclature and Abbreviations:
Standard abbreviations are preferable. If a new abbreviation is used, it should be defined at its first usage. Abbreviations should be presented in one paragraph, in the format: "term: definition". Please separate the items by ";".
E.g. ANN: artificial neural network; CFS: closed form solution; ...

Abbreviations of units should conform with those shown below:

Decilitre
dl
Kilogram
kg
Milligram
mg
hours
h
Micrometer
mm
Minutes
min
Percent
%
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Formulae, numbers and symbols:

  1. Typewritten formulae are preferred. Subscripts and superscripts are important. Check disparities between zero (0) and the letter 0, and between one (1) and the letter I.
  2. Describe all symbols immediately after the equation in which they are first used.
  3. For simple fractions, use the solidus (/), e.g. 10 /38.
  4. Equations should be presented into parentheses on the right-hand side, in tandem.
  5. Levels of statistical significance which can be used without further explanations are *P < 0.05, **P < 0.01, and ***P < 0.001
  6. In the English articles, a decimal point should be used instead of a decimal comma.
  7. In chemical formulae, valence of ions should be given, e.g. Ca2+ and CO32-, not as Ca++ or CO3.
  8. Numbers up to 10 should be written in the text by words. Numbers above 1000 are recommended to be given as 10 powered x.
  9. Greek letters should be explained in the margins with their names as follows: Αα - alpha, Ββ - beta, Γγ - gamma, Δδ - delta, Εε - epsilon, Ζζ - zeta, Ηη - eta, Θθ - theta, Ιι - iota, Κκ - kappa, Λλ - lambda, Μμ - mu, Νν - nu, Ξξ - xi, Οο - omicron, Ππ - pi, Ρρ - rho, Σσ - sigma, Ττ - tau, Υυ - ipsilon, Φφ - phi, Χχ - chi, Ψψ - psi, Ωω - omega.

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Review/Decisions/Processing
Firstly, all manuscripts will be checked by ​Docol©c​, a plagiarism finding tool. A single blind reviewing model is used by JCEU for non-plagiarized papers. The manuscript is edited and reviewed by the English language editor and two reviewers selected by section editor of JCEU respectively. Also, a reviewer result form is filled by reviewer to guide authors. The review process may take 2-4 weeks. Possible decisions are: accept as is, minor revision, major revision, or reject. Authors should submit back their revisions within 14 days in the case of minor revision, or 30 days in the case of major revision. The publication process may take 4-8 weeks.

To submit a revision please visit here, fill out the form, and mark "Revised", attach the revision (MS word) and continue submission. After review and editing the article, a final formatted proof is sent to the corresponding author once again to apply all suggested corrections during the article process. The editor who received the final revisions from the corresponding authors shall not be hold responsible for any mistakes shown in the final publication. Manuscripts with significant results are typically reviewed and published at the highest priority.

Plagiarism: There is a zero-tolerance policy towards plagiarism (including self-plagiarism) in our journals. Manuscripts are screened for plagiarism by Docol©c a plagiarism finding tool, before or during publication, and if found they will be rejected at any stage of processing.

Declaration
After manuscript accepted for publication, a declaration form will be sent to the corresponding author who that is responsible to coauthors' agreements to publication of submitted work in JCEU after any amendments arising from the peer review.

Date of issue
The journal will be issued on 25th of January, March, May, July, September and November, each year.

Publication charges
No peer-reviewing and publication charges are required. All the articles will be processed free of charge.

The OA policy
Journal of Civil Engineering and Urbanism is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of Open Access.

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Paper Submission Flow

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Submission Preparation Checklist

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 the following guidelines.

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).

The submission file is in Microsoft Word, RTF, or PDF document file format.

Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.

The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.

The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

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(Revised on 16 February 2021)
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