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Review/Decisions/Processing

Firstly, all manuscripts will be checked by ​Docol©c, a plagiarism finding tool. The received papers with plagiarism rate of more than 25% will be rejected. Manuscripts that are judged to be of insufficient quality or unlikely to be competitive enough for publication will be returned to the authors at the initial stage. The remaining manuscripts go through a double blind peer-review process by two reviewers selected by section editor (SE) or deputy SE of JCEU, who are research workers specializing in the relevant field of study. We always try to avoid delays in the reviewing process, but it relies on the time and cooperation of the referees that works without any remuneration, hence, it may take 2 weeks to 2 months. One unfavorable review means that the paper will not be published and possible decisions are: accept as is, minor revision, major revision, or reject.  The corresponding authors should submit back their revisions within 14 days in the case of minor revision, or 30 days in the case of major revision.

To submit a revision please click here, fill out the form, and mark "Revised", mention the article code (for example JCEU-1146), attach the revision (MS word) and continue submission. Manuscripts with significant results are typically reviewed and published at the highest priority. 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.

The submissions will be processed free of charge for lower-income countries, invited authors, authors of hot papers, and corresponding authors who are editorial board members of the Journal of Civil Engineering and Urbanism (JCEU). We don't normally ask any fee from international authors. The Journal management has the right to change the article fee or not to charge articles when it deems necessary. Hence, this journal encourages the academic institutions in low-income countries to publish high quality scientific results, free of charge.


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. See sample of Docol©c-Report.


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
All accepted articles are published bimonthly around 25th of January, March, May, July, September and November, each year in full text on the Internet.


The OA policy
Journal of Civil Engineering and Urbanism (JCEU) 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. For more information on Policies and Publication Ethics please visit Sciencline Publication ethics and misconduct based on COPE.


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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 24 May 2020)
Creative Commons License
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