Review/Decisions/Processing/Policy

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 three reviewers selected by section editor of JCEU respectively. Also, a reviewer result form is filled by reviewer to guide authors. Possible decisions are: accept as is, minor revision, major revision, or reject. See sample of evaluation form. 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-1105), 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. 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

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

Publication charges
No peer-reviewing charges are required. However, there is a 80 Euro(€) editor fee for the processing of each primary accepted paper. Payment can be made by credit card, bank transfer, Western Union, money order or check. Instruction for payment is sent during publication process as soon as manuscript is accepted. Meanwhile, this journal encourage the academic institutions in low-income countries to publish high quality scientific results, free of charges.

The Waiver policy
The submission fee will be waived for invited authors, authors of hot papers, and corresponding authors who are editorial board members of the Journal of Civil Engineering and Urbanism (JCEU). The Journal will consider requests to waive the fee for cases of financial hardship (for high quality manuscripts and upon acceptance for publication). Requests for waiver of the submission fee must be submitted via individual cover letter by the corresponding author and cosigned by an appropriate institutional official to verify that no institutional or grant funds are available for the payment of the fee. Letters including the manuscript title and manuscript ID number should be sent to: ojceu [at] ojceu.ir. It is expected that waiver requests will be processed and authors will be notified within two business day.

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.



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 February 2019)
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