Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Journal of Civil Engineering in Emerging Countries (JCEEC), The official publication of the Department of Civil Engineering, Universitas Syiah Kuala (USK) is devoted to original and interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed papers on research related to the broad spectrum of civil engineering. The journal provides a forum for the international civil engineering community to present and discuss substances of major interest the developments in civil engineering aspects particularly from the emerging countries cases. The topics are included but are not necessarily restricted to, the following:

  • Transportation Planning and Policy,
  • Highway and Traffic Engineering,
  • Hidrology, Coastal and Harbor Engineering,
  • Construction Management,
  • Geotechnical Engineering,
  • Structural Engineering,
  • Surveying and Geo-Spatial Engineering,
  • Construction Materials and Sustainable Development in Construction,
  • Infrastructure resilience and maintenance,
  • Earthquake Resistant and Design Practices,
  • Environmental Engineering & Management.

Section Policies


  • Checked Open Submissions
  • Checked Indexed
  • Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Every article that goes to the editorial staff will be selected through Initial Review processes by Editorial Board. Then, the articles will be sent to the peer reviewer and will go to the next selection by Blind Preview Process. After that, the articles will be returned to the authors to revise. These processes take a month for a maximum time. In the each manuscript, peer reviewer will be rated from the substantial and technical aspects. Peer reviewer that collaboration with Journal of the Civil Engineering Forum is the experts in the civil engineering area and issues around it. They were experienced in the prestigious journal management and publication that was spread around the national and abroad

Contribution to editorial decisions, Promptness, and Confidentiality

 Peer review assists editors in making editorial decisions and, through editorial communications with authors, may assist authors in improving their manuscripts. Peer review is an essential component of formal scholarly communication and lies at the heart of the scientific endeavor. Any invited referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should immediately notify the editors and decline the invitation to review so that alternative reviewers can be contacted. Any manuscripts received for review are confidential documents and must be treated as such; they must not be shown to or discussed with others except if authorized by the Editor-in-Chief (who would only do so under exceptional and specific circumstances). This also applies to invited reviewers who decline the review invitation.

 Standards of objectivity, Acknowledgement of sources and Disclosure and conflicts of interest

 Reviews should be conducted objectively, and observations formulated clearly with supporting arguments so that authors can use them for improving the manuscript. Personal criticism of the authors is inappropriate. Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that is an observation, derivation, or argument that has been reported in previous publications should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also notify the editors of any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other manuscript (published or unpublished) of which they have personal knowledge. Any invited referee who has conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the manuscript and the work described therein should immediately notify the editors to declare their conflicts of interest and decline the invitation to review so that alternative reviewers can be contacted. Unpublished material disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in a reviewer's own research without the express written consent of the authors. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for the reviewer's advantage. This also applies to invited reviewers who decline the review invitation.

Publication Frequency

The JCEEC is published 2 times a year, in Mei, and November.

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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