Guide for Authors

Manuscript Submission

Manuscripts should be submitted through journal website: http://www.CEIJ.ir/.

 

Language

The journal's language is English. British English or American English spelling and terminology may be used. We appreciate any efforts that ensures the language before submission. This will greatly improve the legibility of your paper if English is not your first language.

 

Manuscript Presentation

Manuscript should contain titles such as: Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusion and finally References. No other subheadings should be given in the manuscript. Manuscripts should be typewritten on A4 paper, with a font Times New Roman of 12 pt, one side only, leaving adequate margins on all sides to allow reviewers' remarks. Please double space all material. Number the pages consecutively with the first page containing:

 

Running head (shortened title)

 

Title

 

Author(s) as: Mohammadi, A.R. (and not Mohammadi, Abdol Reza)

Affiliation(s): Title and Full address for authors, including telephone number, fax number and e-mail address. 

Corresponding author: For papers extracted from an academic research in universities, the corresponding author should be the supervisor.

Text

The text should include: Title, author(s) name and address, an abstract, key words, introduction, materials and methods, results and discussions, conclusion, acknowledgement and references.

 

Abstract

Please provide a short abstract of 150 to 250 words. The abstract should not contain any undefined abbreviations or references. It should report the main findings of the research.

 

Keywords

Please provide 5 to 7 key words.

 

Notes

Please avoid notes and footprints.

 

Acknowledgements

Acknowledgements of people, grants, funds, etc. should be placed in a separate section before the References.

 

References

All publication cited in the text should be presented in the list of references following the text of the manuscript. In the text refer to the authors' name (without initials) and year of publication (e. g. Williams, 2004). For three or more authors use the first author followed by "et al.," in the last. The list of references at the end of the manuscript should be arranged alphabetically authors' names and chronologically per author. Total number of references should be less than 50 and 50% of them should be published less than 7 years of the submission date. The list of references should be given in the following style:

 

1. Journal article:

Deegan, C. (2002). ”Introduction: the legitimizing effect of social and environmental disclosures – a theoretical foundation”, Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, 15(3), 283-311.

Cormier, D. and Magnan, M. (1999). ”Corporate environmental disclosure strategies: determinants, costs and benefits”, J. Accounting, Auditing & Finance, 14(3), 429–451.

Cormier, D., Magnan, M. and Van Velthoven, B. (2005). “Environmental disclosure quality: do firms respond to economic incentives, public pressures or institutional conditions?”,
European Accounting Review, 14(1), 1–37.

 

2. Book chapter:

Cutrona, C. E. & Russell, D. (1990). “Type of social support and specific stress: Towards a theory of optimum matching”, In I.G. Sarason, B.R. Sarason, & G. Pierce (Eds.), Social support: An interactional view, pp. 341-366, New York: Wiley.

 

3. Book, authored:

Capland, G. (1964). Principles of preventive psychiatry, Publisher, New York.

 

4. Book, edited:

Felner, R.D., Jason, L.A., Moritsugu, J.N. and Farber, S.S. (Eds.). (1983). Preventive psychology: Theory, research and practice, Pergamon Press, New York.

 

5. Paper presented at a conference:

Phelan, J.C., Link, B.G., Stueve, A. and Pescosolido, B.A. (1996). “Have public conceptions of mental health changed in the past half century? Does it matter?”, Proceedings of the 124th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, New York.

 

6. Dissertation:

Trent, J.W. (1975). “Experimental acute renal failure”, PhD Thesis, University of California.

 

7. Internet publication/Online document

 

7.1. Internet articles based on a print source

VandenBos, G., Knapp, S. and Doe, J. (2001). “Role of reference elements in the selection of resources by psychology undergraduates”, [Electronic version], J. Biological Research, 5, 117-123.

VandenBos, G., Knapp, S., and Doe, J. (2001). “Role of reference elements in the selection of resources by psychology undergraduates”, J. Biological Research, 5, 117-123. Retrieved October 13, 2001, from http://jbr.org/articles.html.

 

7.2. Article in an Internet-only journal

Fredrickson, B.L. (2000). “Cultivating positive emotions to optimize health and well-being”, Prevention & Treatment, 3, Article 0001a. Retrieved November 20, 2000, from http://journals.apa.org/prevent/vol3/pre03.html.

 

Figures
All photographs, graphs and diagrams should be referred to as a 'Figure' and they should be numbered consecutively (1, 2, etc.). Multipart figures ought to be labeled with lower case letters (a, b, etc.). Please insert keys and scale bars directly in the figures. Provide a detailed legend (without abbreviations) to each figure, refer to the figure in the text and note its approximate location in the margin. Only black and white figures must be submitted. The resolution of figure must at least be 300 dpi. Figures that are prepared by excel should be send along with their source of data. Each Figure should stand alone.

 

Tables

Each table should be numbered consecutively (1, 2, etc.). In tables, footnotes are preferable to long explanatory material in either the heading or body of the table. Such explanatory footnotes, identified by superscript letters, should be placed immediately below the table. Please provide a caption (without abbreviations) to each table, refer to the table in the text and note its approximate location in the margin. The same data should not be presented simultaneously in tables and figures.

 

Sample Copy

Please see one of the papers in published issues via the journal website

 

Review process

The objective is to provide detailed, constructive feedback on submitted papers and publish high quality papers within a very short period of time. The target for a first reply is three months. You may be requested by the Editor to submit a revision. Please assist us in achieving our ambitious goals for short publication times by submitting a revision at your earliest convenience.

 

Proofs

Proofs will be sent to the corresponding author by e-mail (if no email address is available or appears to be out of order, proofs will be sent by regular mail or Fax). Your response, with or without corrections, should be sent within 72 hours.

 

Copyright

Authors will be asked, upon acceptance of an article, to transfer copyright of the article to the Publisher. This will ensure the widest possible dissemination of information under copyright laws. Authors are requested to download the Copyright and Covering letter from journal website: http://www.CEIJ.ir/. Please send a completed and signed form either by mail or fax to the Civil Engineering Infrastructures office.

 

Conflict of Interest

Public trust in the peer-review process and the credibility of published articles depend in part on how well conflict of interest is handled during writing, peer review, and editorial decision making. Conflict of interest exists when the authors, affiliated institutions, reviewers or editors have financial or personal relationships that inappropriately influence their actions. The potential for conflict of interests can exist regardless of whether an individual believes that the relationship affects his or her scientific judgment.

All participants in the journal’s peer-review process of all submissions must disclose any relationship that could be potential conflicts of interest. Editors may use the disclosure statements as the basis for making editorial decisions. The journal editors should publish this information if they believe it is important in judging the manuscripts. Incidence of potential conflicts of interest may include, but not limited to, the following:

1. Authors’ Commitment: Authors are responsible for disclosing all financial and personal relationships that might bias their submissions.  They must state explicitly whether potential conflicts exist. Authors should identify Individuals who provided writing or other assistance and disclose the funding source(s).

2. Source of Funding: Studies may receive funding from sources, including commercial firms, non-profit foundations and/or government. The conditions of funding may have the potential to bias or discredit the studies. The journal’s editors may choose to reject an article if a sponsor has asserted control over the authors’ right to publish.

You can download the Conflict of Interest Form from here.

 

 

INTERNATIONAL DIVERSITY OF ITS AUTHORSHIP

 AUTHORSHIP

Authorship is a way of making explicit both credit and responsibility for the contents of published articles. Credit and responsibility are inseparable. The guiding principle for authorship decisions is to present an honest account of what took place. Criteria for authorship apply to all intellectual products, including print and electronic publications of words, data, and images. Journals should make their own policies on authorship transparent and accessible. Authorship confers credit and has important academic, social, and financial implications. Authorship also implies responsibility and accountability for published work. The contributors who have made substantive intellectual contributions to a paper are given credit as authors, but also that contributors credited as authors understand their role in taking responsibility and being accountable for what is published. Because authorship does not communicate what contributions qualified an individual to be an author, Editors are strongly encouraged to develop and implement a contributorship policy, as well as a policy that identifies who is responsible for the integrity of the work as a whole. Such policies remove much of the ambiguity surrounding contributions, but leave unresolved the question of the quantity and quality of contribution that qualify an individual for authorship.

CHANGES TO AUTHORSHIP

After the manuscript is submitted or accepted for publication, the corresponding author is required to send a request through the signed change of authorship form to add or remove an author or to rearrange the author names of the submitted/accepted manuscript. In order to download the change of authorship form click here.

CRITERIA FOR AUTHORSHIP

Everyone who has made substantial intellectual contributions to the study on which the article is based (for example, to the research question, design, analysis, interpretation, and written description) should be an author. Only an individual who has made substantial intellectual contributions should be an author. Performing technical services, translating text, identifying patients for study, supplying materials, and providing funding or administrative oversight over facilities where the work was done are not, in themselves, sufficient for authorship, although these contributions may be acknowledged in the manuscript. One author (a “guarantor”) should take responsibility for the integrity of the work as a whole. Often this is the corresponding author, the one who sends in the manuscript and receives reviews, but other authors can have this role. All authors should approve the final version of the manuscript.  It is preferable that all authors be familiar with all aspects of the work. However, modern research is often done in teams with complementary expertise so that every author may not be equally familiar with all aspects of the work. Therefore, some authors’ contributions may be limited to specific aspects of the work as a whole.

NUMBER OF AUTHORS

Editors should not arbitrarily limit the number of authors. There are legitimate reasons for multiple authors in some kinds of research, such as multi-center, randomized controlled trials. In these situations, a subset of authors may be listed with the title, with the notation that they have prepared the manuscript on behalf of all contributors, who are then listed in an appendix to the published article. Alternatively, a “corporate” author (e.g., a “Group” name) representing all authors in a named study may be listed, as long as one investigator takes responsibility for the work as a whole. In either case, all individuals listed as authors should meet criteria for authorship whether or not they are listed explicitly on the byline. If editors believe the number of authors is unusually large, relative to the scope and complexity of the work, they can ask for a detailed description of each author’s contributions to the work. If some do not meet criteria for authorship, editors can require that their names be removed as a condition of publication. 

ORDER OF AUTHORSHIP

The authors themselves should decide the order in which authors are listed in an article. No one else knows as well as they do their respective contributions and the agreements they have made among themselves. Many different criteria are used to decide order of authorship. Among these are relative contributions to the work and, in situations where all authors have contributed equally, alphabetical or random order. Readers cannot know, and should not assume, the meaning of order of authorship unless the approach to assigning order has been described by the authors. Authors may want to include with their manuscript a description of how order was decided. If so, editors should welcome this information and publish it with the manuscript.

AUTHORSHIP DISPUTES

Disputes about authorship are best settled at the local level, before journal reviews the manuscript. However, at their discretion editors may become involved in resolving authorship disputes. Changes in authorship at any stage of manuscript review, revision, or acceptance should be accompanied by a written request and explanation from all of the original authors.

 

Note

Editors of the Journal reserve the right to accept, reject and edit any article in any stage, if necessary. The sole responsibility for the whole contents if the article remains only with the authors. The submitted materials may be considered for inclusion but cannot be returned.

 

Additional Information

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Civil Engineering Infrastructures

University College of Engineering,

University of Tehran

P.O. Box: 11155- 4563

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Tel/ Fax: +98-21-88956097

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Email: CEIJ@ut.ac.ir