Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

MALAYSIAN JOURNAL OF CIVIL ENGINEERING (MJCE) is an international peer-reviewed journal published triannually  by the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). It has been published since 1989 and is regarded as the longest-running scientific journal for Civil Engineering discipline in Malaysia. The journal publishes original papers, reviews, short notes, technical notes, and commentaries dealing with all aspects of Civil Engineering disciplines.

The aim of the journal is to provide alternative venue for promoting and disseminating new knowledge and research findings of high scientific standard among engineers, academicians, researchers, policy makers and other relevant professionals. The journal covers all aspects of civil engineering field which include structures, materials, construction management and IT, water supply and resources, hydraulics and hydrology, transportation and highways, geotechnique and soil mechanics, environmental engineering, engineering education and reliability engineering.

 

Section Policies

Articles

Editors
  • Norhazilan Md. Noor
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

The practice of peer review is to ensure that good paper is published. It is an objective process at the heart of good scholarly publishing and is carried out on all reputable scientific journals. Our referees therefore play a vital role in maintaining the high standards of MJCE.


Special issues and/or conference proceedings may have different peer review procedures involving, for example, Guest Editors, conference organisers or scientific committees. Authors contributing to these projects may receive full details of the peer review process on request from the editorial office.

 

Publication Frequency

MJCE is published online with a frequency of three (3) issues per year (April, August and December). Besides that, special issues of MJCE will be published non-periodically from time to time.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

Ethics

  1. Authorship should be limited to
    • those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study.
    • those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors.
    • others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors.
       
  2. The corresponding author should
    • ensure that all appropriate co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper.
    • have agreed to its submission for publication.
    • manage any requests to add, delete or rearrange author names in an article published in an online issue.
       
  3. The authors should
    • ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others, that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.
    • secured the necessary reproduction rights with the rights holder for any third party material (images, digital content, etc.) you have used prior to submission.
    • ensure that they have acknowledge any funding that have contributed to the publication.
    • provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access and retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.
    • NOT in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication.
    • NOT submit the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.
    • include disclosure of all relationships that could be viewed as presenting a potential conflict of interest.
    • promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.
    • ensure that the manuscript contains a statement that all procedures were performed in compliance with relevant laws and institutional guidelines and that the appropriate institutional committee(s) has approved them.
    • include a statement in the manuscript that informed consent was obtained for experimentation with human subjects.
    • obtain appropriate consents, permissions and releases where an author wishes to include case details or other personal information or images of patients and any other individuals.
       
  4. The Editors and/or Editorial Board should
    • keep information pertaining to submitted manuscripts confidential.
    • disclose any conflicts of interest.
    • evaluate manuscripts only for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.
    • be responsible for making publication decisions for submitted manuscripts.
    • review suspected incidents of plagiarism.
       
  5. Reviewers should
    • notify the journal of any conflicts of interest.
    • keep information pertaining to the manuscript confidential.
    • bring to the attention of the Editors any information that may be reason to reject publication of a manuscript.
    • evaluate manuscripts only for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.