Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Journal of Computations and Materials in Civil Engineering (ISSN 2371-2325) is an open access, internationally peer-reviewed journal that is published bi-monthly in English by Golden Spiral Publishing Incorporation (Alberta, Canada). The main focus of Computations and Materials in Civil Engineering (CMCE) is original research articles, review papers and technical reports in several fields of civil engineering. The subject areas covered by the journal are:

   » Geotechnical Engineering
   » Transportation Engineering
   » Earthquake Engineering
   » Environmental Engineering
   » Structural Engineering
   » Construction Management
   » Water Resources Engineering
   » Surveying Engineering
   » Rock Mechanics
   » Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
   » Remote Sensing

The CMCE is composed of a team of dedicated skilled individuals. The editorial board of CMCE is composed of academics and professionals from leading research institutes. The office of CMCE is currently located in Calgary, Alberta (Canada).

Our objectives:

  • To transform the CMCE into a self-sustaining, world-class peer-reviewed journal for Civil engineering domains, publishing high-quality research works in English from all around the world.
  • To transform the CMCE into a high impact factor journal with indexed content and readily searchable/available in the World Wide Web. 
  • To establish CMCE’s online presence with a powerful and dynamic website accessible not only to all engineers but also to anyone who wish to know more about research in engineering.

 Special Issues:

Special Issues deal with focused topics that are within the scope of the journal with high international interest. Special Issue proposals are welcome at any time during the year. For most of the engineering conferences, it is possible to submit papers presented at the conference for subsequent publication in a special issues of CMCE after modification.

 

Section Policies

Research Papers

The abstract should contain no more than 300 words (including characters) with a structured format comprising of the objective(s), methodology, results/discussion and conclusion(s).

Research articles should not exceed 30 typewritten pages (including tables, figures, illustrations and references) or 6000 words.

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Review Papers

Review papers provide information on the “state-of-the-art” computational and experimental research in engineering. IJCEME encourages those review papers that not only summarize current understanding of a particular topic but also describe significant gaps in the research, and current debates.

Review articles should not exceed 40 typewritten pages (including tables, figures, illustrations and references) or 8000 words.

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Technical Reports

Technical reports should not exceed 15 typewritten pages (including tables, figures, illustrations and references) or 3000 words.

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Peer Review Process

Once submission requirements are satisfactorily met, each manuscript undergoes an initial screening by the editor(s) to evaluate on the overall quality of the manuscript. Thereafter, peer reviewers are assigned by the Editor-in-Chief and/or Vice Editor-in-Chief. The CMCE implements a strict peer review policy using standard criteria. Reviewers are chosen among the international experts in the fields. A final review is done on each article by the assigned editor(s) before acceptance/rejection.

 

Open Access Policy

CMCE provides immediate open access to the content of articles upon publication. CMCE supports the principle that making research freely available to the public provides an easier and more efficient global exchange of knowledge.

 

Publication Frequency

Journal of Computations and Materials in Civil Engineering (CMCE) is published as a bi-monthly (6 issues) journal throughout the year.

 

Publication Ethics

Author(s) is/are responsible for the originality of the manuscript submitted to Computations and Materials in Civil Engineering . Author(s) is/are further responsible for the content of the manuscript including claims, conclusions, appropriate citation, conflict of interest, acknowledgments, and authors’s contributions. Under certain conditions, the raw/original data based on which the manuscript has been provided might be requested by Editor-in-Chief for verification purposes only.

Authors of Computations and Materials in Civil Engineering must consider:

  • submitted manuscript must be the original work of the author(s)
  • only unpublished manuscript should be submitted (or justification must be provided to the Editor-in-Chief)
  • any conflict of interest must be clearly stated
  • acknowledge the sources of data used in the development of the manuscript
  • all errors discovered in the manuscript after submission must be clearly and promptly communicated to the Editor-in-Chief.

 

Plagiarism

Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to:

  • directly copying text from other sources without attribution and/or referencing
  • copying ideas, images, or data from other sources without attribution and/or referencing
  • reusing text from your own previous publications without attribution or agreement of the editor
  • using an idea from another source with slightly modified language without attribution.

If plagiarism is detected during the peer review process, the manuscript will be rejected. If plagiarism is detected after publication, CMCE will retract the paper and issue a correction/note to the readers.