Instructions for Authors
Instruction for Author
An author should neither submit a previously published paper, nor a paper describing essentially the same research published elsewhere. Simultaneously submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. Every author listed on a paper must affirm that (s)he has read and approved the manuscript, thereby affirming the work's originality.
Conflict of interest and disclosure
All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. Examples of potential conflicts of interest that should be disclosed are as follows: employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony, patent applications/registrations, and grants or other funding. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed. The letter of transmission should include an explanation of any real or perceived conflicts of interest that may arise during the peer review process. Failure to disclose such conflicts may lead to the rejection of a submitted manuscript.
Each manuscript should include the following: title, author byline and affiliations, abstract, subject headings, text, conclusion, and references. Tables, figures, mathematics, and supplemental data are optional. The manuscript should be typewritten using MS word on ISO A4 paper with 2.5 cm margins. Type should appear on only one side of the page and pages should be numbered.
Length of an Article is limited to 10,000 words or word equivalents, including tables and figures. (A typical page has 250 words.)
Spelling should be in agreement with the Webster’s Third New International Dictionary or the Oxford English Dictionary. Authors are responsible for spelling consistency.
Abbreviations, nomenclature, and symbols for units of measurement should conform to international recommendations. SI units (Système International d'Unités) should be used or SI equivalents given. Some exceptions to SI units are allowed due to practical reasons.
Acronyms should be defined when first mentioned in the text.
Abstract - A concise and factual abstract of 150 to 175 words is required. The abstract should briefly state the purpose of the research, principal results and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. Authors are encouraged to submit abstracts in clear English. References should not be cited in the abstract. Up to ten keywords can be included and should be placed directly below the abstract.
Footnotes should be used sparingly. Their use in tables, however, is encouraged. Number them consecutively throughout the article, using superscript Arabic numbers. Each footnote should be typed on the page of its reference. Footnotes should not be included in the list of references.
Equations should be clearly typed; triple-spacing should be used whenever superscripts and/or subscripts are involved. Superscripts and subscripts should be legible and carefully placed. There should be a clear distinction between the lowercase letter L (l) and the numeral one (1), and between the capital letter o (O) and the numeral zero (0). A letter or symbol should represent only one entity and be used consistently throughout the paper. Every variable must be defined in the text, or in a List of Symbols to appear after the reference list. Variables representing vectors, matrices, vector matrices, and tensors must be clearly identified. Numbers identifying equations must be in square brackets and flushed left. In numbering, there is no distinction between mathematical and chemical equations.
Acknowledgments should be written in the third person and concisely recognize relevant contributions. Acknowledgments should be written in a separate section at the end of the article, before the references. Individuals who provided help during the research (e.g., language help, writing assistance or proof-reading) should be listed here.
References and their verification against the original article is the author’s responsibility. Every reference must be cited in the text using number(s) in square brackets. The actual authors can be referred to, but the reference number(s) must always be given.
The reference list must be placed at the end of the text. References must be listed in numbers in square brackets in the order in which they appear in the text. Names of periodicals should be written out in full. References to unpublished reports and to private communications should be stated in parentheses in the text or as footnotes. For private communication, the author’s initials and year of communication should be given. References should follow the form used in current issues of the Journal, as in the following examples.
 M. King, B. Zhu, S. Tang, “Optimal path planning”, Mobile Robots, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 520-531, 2001.
 S. Burton, P. Steane, “Surviving Your Thesis”, 1st ed., London: Routledge, pp. 21-44, 2004.
Chapter in an edited book:
 M. Beck, C. Hunter, “Private finance initiative uptake in UK local authorities”, in Public Private Partnerships: Managing risks and opportunities, Eds. A. Akintoye, M. Beck, C. Hardcastle, Blackwell Publishing, pp. 369-383, 2003.
Paper in conference proceedings:
 D. Mckinney, “Impact of Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) software on the interface between Systems and Software Engineering”, Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Software Engineering, Los Angeles, CA, USA, pp. 627-628, 1999.
Figures and Tables should be put in the place where they are mentioned; and they are centered. Larger tables and figures may be put at the top of a sheet or at the bottom across the whole breadth. Figures are drawn by computer and additionally presented by one of these fails: *.jpg, *.tif, *.wmf, *.pcx. The resolution of colored figures should be not smaller than 360 dpi, and that of the black-and-white type – 600 dpi. Pictures taken from Internet do not fit in printing. Photos (colored and black-and-white type) should be of good quality, clear and suitable for reproduction. If output problems happen during the printing process, authors may be asked to send their original image files. Figures and tables are separated from the text by one-line interval.
Figures and tables used in the appendix should be numbered sequentially but separately from those used in the main body of the paper, for example: Fig. A1, Table A1, etc.
Computer programs - It is not the policy of the Journal to publish detailed printouts of computer program statements. If the availability of these details enhances the paper’s usefulness, the author should submit two copies of the program (see Supplementary material).
Supplementary material - The Journal maintains a depository for supplementary materials, either at the request of the author or upon the Editor’s suggestion. Such material may include extensive tables of data, detailed calculations, and maps not essential in understanding and evaluating the paper. Such material must be clearly marked upon the manuscript’s submission. Tables and figures should be numbered consecutively and separately from those published with the paper (e.g., FIGURE SI, TABLE SI). The supplementary material should be referred to by footnotes.
Submission of electronic copy
The final manuscript should be prepared in MS Word and sent to the technical editor at email@example.com.
Copyright material - If excerpts from other copyrighted works are included, the author must obtain written permission from the copyright owners and submit documentation of this step. In the paper, the author must then credit the source of the material before reproducing it, whether in print or electronic format.
Galley proofs - Upon receipt of the galley proof, illustration proofs, copy-edited manuscript, and reprint order form, the author is responsible for checking all materials for accuracy. These proofs must be returned within 48 hours of receipt. Any cost attributed to changes introduced at this stage that are deemed excessive will be charged to the author's account.
Reprints - A reprint order form must be properly and completely filled out and returned with payment (by check, credit card, purchase order, or journal voucher) together with the corrected proofs and manuscript. Orders submitted after the Journal has been printed will be subject to higher prices. Reprints are mailed only after a purchase order number or payment is received.
Copyright transfer – Manuscript submission shall be accompanied by a copyright transfer form assigning all rights to KICEM. Copyright transfer forms are available via the following link (copyright transfer form)
Requests for reproduction or republication of the paper, in whole or in part, should be sent to KICEM.
The Journal publishes original research articles on construction engineering and project management. Articles should be written in English and prepared in MS Word. Detailed submission guidelines follow the requirements below.
Structure of the article
A paper should include the following: title, author byline and affiliations, abstract, subject headings, text, conclusion, and references. Tables, figures, mathematics, and supplemental data are optional. A paper should have fewer than 10,000 words, including figures, tables, etc.
Submission of papers
An author interested in participating in the Journal of Construction Engineering and Project Management can submit his/her paper through e-mail, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once the paper has been received by the technical editor, the author will receive a confirmation letter. The review process will be initiated by reviewers from various regions.
More information on formatting, and a paper template, can be found here.
Type of journal content
A paper eligible for submission is either a technical paper or a case study of related issues.