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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, 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 these 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 OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); 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.

Author Guidelines


Journal of Civil Engineering Researches invites unsolicited contributions of several forms: articles, reviews and discussion articles, translations, and fora. Contributions should fall within the broad scope of the journal, as outlined in the statement of scope and focus. Contributors should present their material in a form that is accessible to a general anthropological readership. We especially invite contributions that engage with debates from previously published articles in the journal.

Submissions are double-blind peer-reviewed in accordance with our policy. Submissions will be immediately acknowledged but due to the review process, acceptance may take up to three months. Submissions should be submitted via our website submission form (see links above for registration and login). Once you login, make sure your user profile has "author" selected, then click "new submission" and follow the instructions carefully to submit your article. If problems arise, first check the FAQ and Troubleshooting guide posted below. If you are still experiencing difficulty, articles can be submitted to the editors as email attachments.

Each article should be accompanied by a title page that includes: all authors’ names, institutional affiliations, address, telephone numbers and e-mail address. Papers should be no longer than 10,000 words (inclusive of abstract 100-150 words, footnotes, bibliography and notes on contributors), unless permission for a longer submission has been granted in advance by the Editors. Each article must include a 100 words “note on contributor(s)” together will full institutional address details, including email address. We request that you submit this material (title page and notes on the contributors) as "supplementary files" rather than in the article itself, which will need to be blinded for peer-review.

We are unable to pay for permissions to publish pieces whose copyright is not held by the author. Authors should secure rights before submitting translations, illustrations or long quotes. The views expressed in all articles are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the journal or its editors. After acceptance, authors and Special Issue guest editors whose institutions have an Open Access library fund must commit to apply to assist in article production costs. Proof of application will be requested. Though publication is not usually contingent on the availability of funding, the Journal is generally under no obligation to publish a work if funding which can be destined to support open access is not made available.

 Word template and guidelines

Our tailored Word template and guidelines will help you format and structure your article, with useful general advice and Word tips.

(La)TeX template and guidelines
We welcome submissions of (La)TeX files.  If you have used any .bib files when creating your article, please include these with your submission so that we can generate the reference list and citations in the journal-specific style

Artwork guidelines
Illustrations, pictures and graphs, should be supplied with the highest quality and in an electronic format that helps us to publish your article in the best way possible. Please follow the guidelines below to enable us to prepare your artwork for the printed issue as well as the online version.

  • Format: TIFF, JPEG: Common format for pictures (containing no text or graphs).
    EPS: Preferred format for graphs and line art (retains quality when enlarging/zooming in).
  • Placement: Figures/charts and tables created in MS Word should be included in the main text rather than at the end of the document.
    Figures and other files created outside Word (i.e. Excel, PowerPoint, JPG, TIFF, EPS, and PDF) should be submitted separately. Please add a placeholder note in the running text (i.e. “[insert Figure 1.]")
  • Resolution: Rasterized based files (i.e. with .tiff or .jpeg extension) require a resolution of at least 300 dpi (dots per inch). Line art should be supplied with a minimum resolution of 800 dpi.
  • Colour: Please note that images supplied in colour will be published in colour online and black and white in print (unless otherwise arranged). Therefore, it is important that you supply images that are comprehensible in black and white as well (i.e. by using colour with a distinctive pattern or dotted lines). The captions should reflect this by not using words indicating colour.
  • Dimension: Check that the artworks supplied match or exceed the dimensions of the journal. Images cannot be scaled up after origination
  • Fonts: The lettering used in the artwork should not vary too much in size and type (usually sans serif font as a default).

Authors services:

For reformatting your manuscript to fit the requirement of the Journal of Civil Engineering Researchers  and/or English language editing please send an email to the following address:

Noted: There is a fixed charge for these mentioned services that is a function of the manuscript length. The amount of this charge will be notified through a reply email.




I cannot log in to the system. How do I acquire a new user name and password?

If you cannot remember your username, please write an email to  (, who will locate your username and notify you. If you know your username, but cannot remember your password, please click the "Login" link on the left-hand menu at homepage. Below the fields for entering your username and password, you will notice a link that asks "Forgot your password?"; click that link and then enter your email adddress to reset your password. You will be sent an automated message with a temporary password and instructions for how to create a new password. TIP: If you do not receive the automated email in your inbox, please check your SPAM or Junk Mail folder. For any other issues, please contact our Managing Editor,Kamyar Bagherinejad (

How do I locate the online submission form and fill it out?

First you need to register or login (see above). Once you are logged in, make sure the "roles" section of your profile has "Author" selected. Once you assign yourself the role of "Author," save your profile and then click the "New Submission" link on your user home page.

Once you arrive at the submission form page, please read the instructions carefully filling out all necessary information. Unless specified otherwise by the editors, the journal section to be selected for your submission should be "Artlcles." Proceed to the remaining sections, checking all boxes of the submission preparation checklist, and checking the box in the copyright notice section (thus agreeing to journals-researchers's copyright terms). Once the first page is completed, click "Save and Continue." The next page allows you to upload your submission. Use the form to choose your file from your computer. Make sure you click "Upload." The page will refresh and you may then click "Save and Continue." You will then proceed to a page for entering the metadata for your article. Please fill out all required fields and any further information you can provide. Click "Save and Continue." The next page allows you to upload supplementary files (images, audiovisual materials, etc.). These are not required, but if you wish to provide supplementary materials, please upload them here (do no forget to click "Upload." Then click "Save and Continue." This brings you to the final page of the submission form. Please click "Finish Submission" in order to close the submission process. You wil then be notified by email that your article has been successfully submitted. TIP: If you do not receive the automated email in your inbox, please check your SPAM or Junk Mail folder. For any other issues, please contact our Managing Editor, Kamyar Bagherinejad (

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Unfortunately, some automated messages from Open Journal Systems arrive in users' Spam (or Junk Mail) folders. First, check those folders to see if the message was filtered into there. You may also change the settings of your email by editing your preferences to accept all mail from [jcer] and related email accounts.


I am trying to upload a revised article following an initial round of peer-review, but I cannot locate where to upload the article. Where do I submit a revised article?

Follow the login process outlined above and when you successfully login you will see on your user home page a link next to "Author" for "active" articles in our system (usually it is only one article, but if you have mulitple submissions currently in our system, the number could be higher. Click the "Active" link and you will be led to a page that lists your authored articles currently in our system. Click the link under the column labeled "Status" and this will take you to a page showing the current review status of your article. At the very bottom of the screen, you will see an upload form under the heading "Editor decision." Here you may upload your revised article. An automated email will be sent to the editors and you may also notify them directly via email. You may then logout.

I successfully submitted an article; how long will it take for the editors to respond to me with a decision.

For all articles that are recommended for peer-review, the editors of JCER strive to notify authors of a decision within 4-6 weeks. You may contact JCER's Managing Editor, Kamyar Bagherinejad ( if you have any questions relating to the review process and its duration.

For all other inquiries, please contact: Kamyar Bagherinejad (Managing Editor)

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The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.