About the Journal

Journal of Civil Engineering Researchers publishes peer-reviewed papers on technical investigations of civil engineering technologies with an emphasis on balanced studies containing both theoretical and experimental aspects.

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Online ISSN: 2538-516X

  • Title proper: Journal of civil engineering researchers.
  • Abbreviated key-title: J. civ. eng. res.
  • Subject: Civil and structural engineering in general
  • Corporate contributor: Journals and Researchers
  • Publisher: Morteza Jamshidi
  • Frequency: Quarterly
  • Type of resource: Periodical
  • Language: English
  • Country: Iran, Islamic Republic of

Journal’s Aims

Improving the scientific and technical knowledge of the Civil Engineering Researchers as much as possible.

Expanding the boundaries of human knowledge more and more.

Creating the possibility of communication between scientific and research centers as well as regional industrial and research centers and focusing as much as possible on research and development.

Publication and transmission of scientific and technical findings of educational and research centers, especially the findings of professors, MSc’ students and PhD students, as well as the achievements of experts.

Journal’s Scope

The following is a nonexhaustive list of topics considered to be within the scope of the journal:

  • Analysis, design and implementation of steel and concrete structures
  • Analysis, design and implementation of special structures
  • Seismic Retrofit or rehabilitation of the structures
  • Tall buildings
  • Construction management
  • New manufacturing methods, industrialization and new manufacturing technologies
  • Structural engineering
  • Earthquake Engineering
  • Fire engineering
  • Soil- structure interaction 
  • Structural dynamics, earthquake and seismology
  • Numerical methods in structural engineering
  • Structural damages
  • Stylization and conventional structural systems
  • Innovative load bearing systems of structures
  • Hydraulic structures
  • Coastal engineering
  • Infrastructures
  • Space structures
  • Composite structures
  • Structural engineering and natural hazards
  • Wind engineering
  • Dam engineering
  • Bridge engineering
  • Gas and petroleum structures
  • Active and passive control
  • Geotechnical engineering

Plagiarism Policy

Respecting intellectual property rights is a foundational principle of the SAP's Codes of Ethics. Plagiarism, in which one misrepresents ideas, words, computer codes or other creative expression as one's own, is a clear violation of such ethical principles. Plagiarism can also represent a violation of copyright law, punishable by statute. Plagiarism manifests itself in a variety of forms, including
• Verbatim copying, near-verbatim copying, or purposely paraphrasing portions of another author's paper
• Copying elements of another author's paper, such as equations or illustrations that are not common knowledge, or copying or purposely paraphrasing sentences without citing the source
• Verbatim copying of portions of another author's paper with citing but not clearly differentiating what text has been copied (e.g., not applying quotation marks correctly) and/or not citing the source correctly.

Self-plagiarism is a related issue. In this document we define self-plagiarism as the verbatim or near-verbatim reuse of significant portions of one's own copyrighted work without citing the original source. Note that self-plagiarism does not apply to publications based on the author's own previously copyrighted work (e.g., appearing in a conference proceedings) where an explicit reference is made to the prior publication. Such reuse does not require quotation marks to delineate the reused text but does require that the source be cited.

Plagiarism can be said to have clearly occurred when large chunks of text have been cut-and-pasted. Such manuscripts would not be considered for publication in SAP journals. Plagiarism in any form, at any level, is unacceptable and is considered a serious breach of professional conduct, with potentially severe ethical and legal consequences. All authors are deemed to be individually and collectively responsible for the content of papers published by SAP.
Important note: the journal may use Turnitin software to screen for plagiarism.
Peer Review
This journal operates a single blind review process. All contributions will be initially assessed by the editor for suitability for the journal. Papers deemed suitable are then typically sent to a minimum of two independent expert reviewers to assess the scientific quality of the paper. The Editor is responsible for the final decision regarding acceptance or rejection of articles. The Editor's decision is final. If your paper is rejected, please do not resubmit a modified version of this paper, as it will not be considered for publication.

Ethical Principles

It is authors' responsibility to ensure that the submitted article is of a quality that contributes to the academic field.
The works must be original and based on research. It should be made sure that other individuals shown as co-authors, have contributed to the research. It is contrary to the scientific ethics to add some, who are not academic contributors to the article, as co-authors or to put in order co-authors with non-academic criteria such as title, age, and gender regardless of the order of contribution. Citations and bibliography should be complete and realistic.
Referees should act with the awareness that they are the most basic determinant of the academic quality of the article to be published in the journal and should evaluate it with a view increasing the academic quality.
Referees should only accept the articles that they have the expertise necessary to make an appropriate appraisal. Also, they should only accept the articles that they can adhere to the double-blind peer-review secrecy and they should keep the details of the article in every way confidential.
Editorial Board
Editors should accept the articles that may contribute to the relevant areas expressed in the scope of the Journal to the evaluation process.
Editors should not be in any conflict of interest with the accepted or rejected articles nor take advantage from them.


Copyright Notice

Journal of Civil Engineering Researchers follows the regulations of the International Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and the ethical principles of publishing articles in this journal are set based on the rules of this committee, and in case of problems, it will be treated according to these rules.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0).

In short, copyright for articles published in this journal is retained by the authors, with first publication rights granted to the journal. By virtue of their appearance in this open access journal, articles are free to use, with proper attribution and link to the licensing, in educational, commercial, and non-commercial settings.

 Registration, article processing is free of charge for authors, and there is no publication fee.