Author Guidelines

  1. Accepted articles are articles that have never been published in any journal in the form of or not in the status of having been accepted for publication.

  2. Articles are included in the scope and scope of civil engineering including: Structural Engineering, Construction Engineering & Management, Geotechnical Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, Transportation Engineering.

  3. All manuscripts are reviewed by Reviewers who are appointed to review according to their field of competence. Authors are given the opportunity to make improvements to the manuscript based on recommendations/suggestions from reviewers. The review process uses a double blind system.


  1. The manuscript (file)/article is made in Microsoft Word. The main text format consists of one column using A4 paper size. Text margins adjust to the template provided. The manuscript is written with 1 space, Times New Roman 11pt. Manuscript consists of 8-14 pages, English Language. Download the template

  2. All stages of the process are carried out in full using the OJS system (Full OJS). Manuscripts can be submitted here Submissions. The manuscript can also be sent to the editor as an attachment, to the email address:

  3. The systematic writing of the article is: title, author's name (without academic degree); description of the author's origin, abstract (which contains research objectives, methods, and research results); keywords; introduction (without title) which contains background and research objectives; methods; results and discussion; conclusion; references (only contains sources referred to in the body of the manuscript).

  4. Article Writing Requirements:

    1. The title is made as short as possible with a maximum of 14 words, capable of explaining the content precisely. The title of the article should represent or indicate the content of the article, be informative, and must contain the "highlight" of the "finding" of the article content. A title should use the shortest possible words that accurately describe the content of the paper. The title should state the main idea of the article first, followed by other explanations. The title should pinpoint the problem to be addressed. An effective title does not use common repetitive words such as: "the effect of .... on ....", "the relationship between" ... and .... "the effect of...".

    2. Authors' names are listed without abbreviations and without academic titles and are placed below the title of the manuscript. The author's name (without title) should consist of two words (first and last names), the last name should not be abbreviated. In the OJS metadata, both must be filled in, if the author's name is only one word, just repeat it, do not fill it with a full stop.

    3. Description of the author's origin in the following order: Study programme, institution, institution address, and email (according to the template provided). The name of the author's institution (major/department and university or research institution, not title or status) should be written in full and not abbreviated and do not provide a mobile phone number.

    4. A well-written abstract can help the reader in summarising the main content of the paper quickly and precisely, knowing whether it is suitable for his/her interests, so that he/she can make a decision to continue reading the entire document or not. The abstract should contain clear informative sentences, revealing the problem, the approach or solution offered, and the important things that were found or concluded. The abstract consists of a brief and clear summary of: (1) Brief background/problem. (2) Research objectives and/or scope of the research. (3) Methods (briefly) used. (4) Summary of results/findings. and (5) Conclusion. The abstract should contain 100 to 250 words in familiar terms, without abbreviations and without citations. Abstracts should be written in past tense (for English abstracts). Abstracts are made in Indonesian and English.

    5. Keywords contain words that can be used as additional references in the indexing system and abstract manager in addition to the title of the article. The use of good and appropriate keywords can make it easier for those who need to find the article. Keywords: maximum 5 words.

    6. The introduction begins (briefly, for example a maximum of 1 paragraph) the general background of the study. then it should contain the State of the Art (a review of the literature or previous studies briefly, 1-2 paragraphs) with the aim of justifying / strengthening the statement of novelty or significance or scientific contribution or originality of this article and try to have references to articles from journals in the last 10 years that strengthen the justification of originality or contribution). Before writing the purpose of the study, there must be a Gap Analysis or a statement of the gap (originality) or a novelty contribution statement clearly and explicitly, or the unique difference of this research compared to previous studies, also in terms of whether or not the research is important. then write the research objectives in this article straightforwardly and clearly. NOT like this (Based on this background, the purpose of this research....).

    7. Updating of reference literature, especially especially those used to justify originality or novelty (in the Introduction) should be within the last 10 years. Preferred references are primary sources in the form of research reports (including theses, theses, dissertations) or research articles in scientific journals and/or magazines. Writing citations from the bibliography is done in APA style (

    8. In Research Methods, small and non-main tools (already common in the lab, such as: scissors, measuring cups, pencils) do not need to be written down, but just write down the main set of equipment only, or the main tools used for analysis and / or characterisation, even need to go to type and accuracy. Write in full the location of the research, the number of respondents, how to process the results of observations or interviews or questionnaires, how to measure performance benchmarks. common methods do not need to be written in detail, but simply refer to the reference book. Experimental procedures should be written in the form of news sentences, not command sentences. All text in the figure/table should be legible, preferably not blurred. Each equation must be numbered. Writing symbol descriptions in equations is made in descriptive paragraphs, not list items like in book writing.

    9. Data that has been written in the table does not need to be rewritten in the text. Each figure/table must be referred to and discussed in the text. Referencing should not use location (e.g. below, above, here, etc.). Tables should not be cut off on another page. Writing tables, figures, graphs, equations, etc. should have high resolution (min 300 dpi). Avoid Crop images or screenshots for writing tables and equations. We recommend using the latest version of Ms Equation Editor (included in the latest version of Ms Word) or using the Mathtype application.

    10. The Results and Discussion should contain at least: (1) (what/how element) has the data presented been processed (not raw data), poured in the form of tables or figures (choose one), and given a description that is easy to understand? Write down the findings, but do not discuss the discussion here. (2) (the why element) in the discussion section, is there a link between the results obtained and the basic concepts and/or hypotheses? In some fields of science, the discussion must even go up to the level of studying molecular aspects. The discussion made must be supported by real and clear facts. and (3) (what else element) is there compatibility or contradiction with the results of other people's research?

    11. Are the results of the important findings or findings appropriate or not appropriate, better or better, compared to previous research studies, especially those listed in the State of the Art section in the Introduction. The sharpness of analysis and synthesis at least includes: a description of the findings of the work that discusses sharply equipped with clear facts, its relationship with previous theoretical concepts or the depth of interpretation of the findings, comparing critically with the work of others, and strengthening correcting previous findings.

    12. Important: Comparison with previous similar research results; Relevance to other similar studies; Novelty or real contribution; Uniqueness of research.

    13. If there are decimal numbers, use commas instead of periods (except for full English manuscripts). The maximum number of decimals behind the comma is 4 numbers.

    14. The conclusion should only answer the research problems or objectives, or it can also produce a new theory/concept based on the existing facts/analysis. Do not seem to discuss again in the Conclusion section. You may add implications or suggestions (not required). Should be written in paragraph form, not in the form of list/numbering items. If forced to have list/numbering items, but write them in paragraph form. Do not divide into a conclusion sub-chapter and a suggestion sub-chapter.

    15. Drawing conclusions can produce new findings that are outlined accurately and in depth. New findings can be in the form of theories, postulates, formulas, rules, methods, models, prototypes, or equivalent. Conclusions must be in accordance with the research objectives. The conclusion must be supported by sufficient research data. You may also add implications or suggestions at the end of the Conclusion. Do not divide between the Conclusion sub-chapter and the Suggestion sub-chapter. It is recommended to be written in descriptive paragraph form, not in bullet numbering form.

    16. References and citations are written in APA style The number of references in the bibliography should be at least 15. The primacy of the reference literature, try to get at least 80 per cent from primary literature / scientific journals (for exact sciences). Books containing theoretical concepts may be used as references, but try to make a maximum of only 20%.