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Journal of the Civil Engineering Study, with registered number ISSN XXX-XXX (online) is a scientific journal published by Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Sains dan Teknologi Universitas Islam Nahdalul Ulama Jepara. It is at the International level that covers a lot of common problems or issues related to civil and environmental engineering, natural and human-made disaster. The complete guidelines can be downloaded at Journal Template provided on the right side of JCEF-journal portal
2. Type of Paper
3. How to Write the Title, the Name, and the Author’s Address
Apply Title style to the paper’s title. This style has everything needed to define the title layout (font type and size, paragraph alignment, spacing). The title shall be 16 points Roman type font, title case (Capitalize the first character of each text, except for preposition), left aligned, single line spacing, 20 point spacing before and after the paragraph.
Type the name of the authors by their initials followed by their last name. Group the authors by their affiliation. If there is only one co-author and he/she has the same affiliation with that of the first author, put the word “and” to separate their names. Apply Author style to the author paragraph. The authors are written in 12 points Roman type font, left aligned, single line spacing, zero spacing before and after the paragraph. Apply Author Affiliation style to the affiliation paragraph. The paragraph should be 10 points roman type, left aligned, single line spacing, zero spacing before and 10 point spacing after the paragraph. Author(s) affiliation should contain the following: company/institute/university, city, country.
4. The Manuscript General Guidelines
The manuscript text general guidelines are as follows:
5. The Guidelines for The Manuscript Body Text
The title of the manuscript: The title should be informative and be written both briefly and clearly. It cannot diverse multi interpretations. It has to be pinpoint with the issues that will be discussed. The beginning word is written in a capital case and symmetrically. The article title does not contain any uncommon abbreviation. The main ideas should be written first and followed then by its explanations. The article title should be written within maximally 10 (ten) words (in English).
Abstract: A concise and factual abstract is required (range from 250 to 300 words). The abstract should state briefly the background, purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. It is written in single line spacing and 8 points Noto Sans text style.
Keywords: Keywords are a tool to help indexers and search engines find relevant papers. If database search engines can find your journal manuscript, readers will be able to find it too. This will increase the number of people reading your manuscript, and likely lead to more citations.
However, to be effective, Keywords must be chosen carefully. They should:
Introduction: The introduction must consist of the background of the study, state of the art, gap analysis and aim of the study. The background is one or two paragraph explains the reason why this study is conducted. State of the art consists of literature studies which lead to a knowledge gap among the existing studies. The state of the art should be a guide to find a novelty of the study. Gap analysis is a statement to describe finding from the state of the art and the emergence reason for a study is important to be conducted. The gap analysis must state that the study is never conducted elsewhere before. The last paragraph should contain the aim of study which is generated from gap analysis. The last sentences in The Introduction should state the possible contribution of the study to the existing literature or the existing situation.
Methods: The methods section should describe what was done to answer the research question, describe how it was done, justify the experimental design, and explain how the results were analyzed. Scientific writing is direct and orderly. In the methods section it is customary to use a form of the simple past tense to describe what the author did in his/her study. Passive voice is often used. Examples: Total phosphorous (TP) and total nitrogen (TN) were measured in the laboratory using standard procedures. In the method, it is important to describe the type of research; what kind of data and how data is collected and/or selected your data; how data is analyzed; any tools or materials used in the research; the rationale for choosing these methods. The reason for selecting a method should be supported by references.
Result: The results section should include the findings of the study and ONLY the findings of the study. The findings include data presented in tables, charts, graphs, and other figures (maybe placed among research text or on a separate page) A contextual analysis of this data explaining its meaning in sentence form. The results section should simply state the findings, without bias or interpretation, and arranged in a logical sequence. Typically most of the sentences in the results section will be in the past tense, some will be in the present tense, and very few, if any, will be in the future tense.
Discussion: The purpose of the discussion is to interpret and describe the significance of the study’s findings in light of what was already known about the research problem being investigated, and to explain any new understanding or fresh insights about the problem after study has taken the findings into consideration. To do this, follow three important suggestions: answer those questions posed in the introduction (central research questions); show how the answers are supported by the results and explain how the answers fit relative to the existing body of knowledge about the subject. In the discussion section, the past tense is generally used to summarize the findings. But when interpreting the results or describing the significance of the findings, the present tense should be used.
Conclusions: The conclusion should be written in one paragraph. The conclusion must summarize the whole paper and explain its main purpose. Important things to write in conclusion: Restate hypothesis or research question; restate major findings; the contribution of the study to the existing literature, highlight any limitations in the study and state future directions for research/recommendations.
References: All the references used in the article must be listed in this part.
6. The Guidelines for the Citations and References
Every text citation must be listed under the heading “References” at the end of the text. All the references (minimum 10 references) used in the article must be listed in this part. In this part, all the used references must be taken from primary sources (scientific journals articles). The numbers of journal articles at least 50% of all the references and published in the last ten years. Apply Heading Not-numbered style to the heading of this reference. The reference must be in Harvard style and listed in alphabetical order, by surname of the first author followed by initials. All the cited references in the article taken from the other author articles should attach the reference sources. The references should use reference application management such as Mendeley, EndNote, or Zotero. Reference application management enables you to deposit any research data (including raw and processed data, video, code, software, algorithms, protocols, and methods) associated with your manuscript in a free-to-use, open access repository. Please include the DOI of the deposited dataset(s) in your main manuscript file.
7. The Online Submission Manuscript Guidelines
The manuscript text must be submitted by one of two systems ( the second procedure is more preferable):