|Focus and Scope|
|Etics and Malpractice|
|Open Access Policy|
Journal of the Civil Engineering Study ( JCES) is a journal aims to be a an authoritative source of information. We publish original research papers, review articles, technical notes and editorial note focused on disaster related topics in Civil Engineering and has never been published elsewhere in any language, nor is it under review for publication anywhere. This following statement clarifies ethical behaviour of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in this journal, including the author, the editor, the reviewer, and the publisher. This statement is based on COPE’s Publication Ethics.
Duties of Authors
Duties of Editors
Duties of Reviewers
Allegations of Misconduct
Research misconduct means fabrication, falsification, citation manipulation, or plagiarism in producing, performing, or reviewing research and writing an article by authors, or in reporting research results. In cases of suspected misconduct, the Editors and Editorial Board will include an investigation of the allegation by the Editors. A submitted manuscript that is found to contain such misconduct will be rejected. In cases where a published paper is found to contain such misconduct, a retraction can be published and will be linked to the original article.
Authorships and Contributorship
Journal of the Civil Engineering Study ( JCES) want a transparency around who contributed to the work and in what capacity. If there is a case of authorship issue related to misleading action of one of author, deceased author, duplicate submission and any other authorship dispute then the editor have a right to reject the manuscript to avoid the potential authors dispute in the future. In a case where the paper has been published a retraction have to be done. The exception can be given to the case of deceased author, the rest authors could clarify the conflict of interest statement to obtain a notarized statement. For purposes of transparency, the editor will add a statement on the disclaimer, including the date in relation participation in authorship.
Complaints and Appeals
Journal of the Civil Engineering Study ( JCES) have a clear procedure for handling complaints against the journal, Editorial Staff, Editorial Board or Publisher. The complaints will be clarified to the respected person with respect to the case of complaint. The scope of complaints include anything related to the journal business process, i.e. editorial process, found citation manipulation, unfair editor/reviewer, peer-review manipulation, etc. The complaint cases will be processed according to COPE guideline.
Conflict of Interest / Competing Interests
The conflict of interest or competing interests should be declared in the paper as Disclaimer. The section of Disclaimer contain a declaration that there is no conflict before publication or post publication.
If the research work involves chemicals, human, animals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify these in the manuscript in order to obey ethical conduct of research using animals and human subjects. If required, Authors must provide legal ethical clearance from the association or legal organization. If the research involves confidential data and of business/marketing practices, authors should clearly justify this matter whether the data or information will be hidden securely or not.
Journal of the Civil Engineering Study ( JCES) provides an Authorship Agreement Form, to inform the author about the right of repoducibility after the paper is being published. The form can be downloaded on the website and send it through supplementaty files or Journal’s email.