Publication Ethics

Terms of intense fighting against abuse Plagiarism

Ethical standards for publication exist to ensure high-quality scientific publications, public trust in scientific findings, and that people receive credit for their ideas. We accept all terms and conditions of COPE about plagiarism and in case, any attempt of plagiarism is brought to our attention accompanied with convincing evidence, we act based on flowcharts and workflows determined in COPE. Journal of Civil Engineering and Materials Application is committed to publishing only original material, i.e., material that has neither been published elsewhere, nor is under review elsewhere. Manuscripts that are found to have been plagiarized from a manuscript by other authors, whether published or unpublished, will incur plagiarism sanctions. All authors should consider that all submissions carefully checked by Pendar Web.    

Violation of Publication Ethics

  1. Plagiarism: Plagiarism is the deliberate use of someone else's ideas or other creative material as though it were one's own. Plagiarism is defined by JCEMA Journals as copying even one phrase from another person's paper, or from one of your own that has already been published, without proper reference. Plagiarism prevention software is used to screen all publications under review or published with JCEMA. Plagiarism is thus a significant breach of publishing ethics. CrossCheck is a service that assists editors in verifying the originality of publications. CrossCheck is driven by iParadigms' Ithenticate software, which is well-known in the academic field as a Turnitin vendor. Visit for a searchable list of all journals in the CrossCheck database.
  2. Data Fabrication and Falsification: Data fabrication and falsification imply that the researcher did not really conduct the study, but instead made up data or results and documented or reported them. Data falsification occurs when a researcher conducts an experiment but alters, changes, or omits data or outcomes from the findings.
  3. Simultaneous Submission: Simultaneous submission happens when a manuscript (or large parts of a document) is submitted to one journal while being reviewed by another.
  4. Duplicate Publication: Duplicate publishing happens when two or more publications with basically the identical hypothesis, data, discussion points, and conclusions are published without thorough cross-referencing.
  5. Redundant Publications: Redundant publications are the result of the improper split of study results into many pieces, which is usually motivated by a desire to beef up one's academic vitae.
  6. Improper Author Contribution or Attribution: All mentioned authors must have made a meaningful scientific contribution to the manuscript's research and must have given their approval to all of its claims. Remember to include students and laboratory personnel in your list of people who contributed significantly to science.
  7. Citation Manipulation: Excessive citations in a submitted manuscript that do not contribute to the scientific substance of the article and were inserted merely to increase citations to a certain author's work or publications published in a certain journal are referred to as citation manipulation. This is a sort of scientific misconduct since it misrepresents the significance of the specific work and publication in which it appears.

Handling Cases of Misconduct

After confirming a violation of JCEMA's publishing ethics, JCEMA actively tackles ethical concerns using the issue-specific standard methodology outlined below.

  1. The journal Editor's initial step is to notify the JCEMA Editorial Office by sending copies of the relevant material and a draft letter to the related author, asking for a nonjudgmental explanation.
  2. If the author's answer is unacceptable and substantial unethical behavior appears to have occurred, the subject is submitted to the Publication Committee through the Editorial Office. The Committee will decide whether the situation is significant enough to warrant a ban on future submissions after consideration.
  3. If the infraction is minor, the Editor, on the recommendation of the Publication Committee, sends the author a letter of reprimand and reminds the author of JCEMA publication policies; if the manuscript has already been published, the Editor may ask the author to publish an apology in the journal to correct the record.
  4. The corresponding author will be notified, and any work by the author responsible for the violation, as well as any work coauthored by these individuals, that is currently under review by the JCEMA journal, will be rejected immediately.
  5. The authors are not permitted to serve on the JCEMA editorial board or as a reviewer for the JCEMA Journal. JCEMA maintains the right to take additional steps if necessary.
  6. In extreme circumstances, notices will be given to the authors' affiliations, and the authors will be barred from submitting work to JCEMA for a period of three years.
  7. A retraction notice will be published in the journal and linked to the article in the online edition in major examples of fraud that result in retraction of the paper. The online version will be labelled "retracted" and will include the retraction date.


    In the event that there are documented violations of any of the above mentioned policies in Journal of Civil Engineering and Materials Application, regardless of whether or not the violations occurred in Journal of Civil Engineering and Materials Application, the following sanctions will be applied:

  1. Immediate rejection (with editor or under review) or remove (inpress or published) of the infringing manuscript 
  3. Immediate rejection of every other manuscript submitted to Journal of Civil Engineering and Materials Application by any of the authors of the infringing manuscript. The professional black list system that provided by Pendar Web carefully follows all authors. 
  5. Prohibition against all of the authors for any new submissions to Journal of Civil Engineering and Materials Application, either individually or in combination with other authors of the infringing manuscript, as well as in combination with any other authors. This prohibition will be imposed for a minimum of 24 months. 
  7. Prohibition against all of the authors from serving on the Editorial Board of Journal of Civil Engineering and Materials Application (for major abuse). 
  9. If the authors somehow attempting to deceive the journal by make copy from other References without citing them, have data fabrication, disagreement between writers or failure to respect the ethical rights for the cases studied in clinical trials, then their paper at any step, for instance: with editor, under review, inpress or published, to be removed from the Pendra Web database and a report based on their wrong performance will be published in journal website. Therefore we expected, that authors respect for the rules, so everything is ideal both for Journal of Civil Engineering and Materials Application and authors.

Duties and Responsibilities of Publishers

  1. JCEMA pledges that all editorial decisions on article submissions will be final.
  2. JCEMA promises that decisions on manuscript submissions will be made solely on the basis of professional judgment and will not be influenced by financial interests.
  3. JCEMA pledges to uphold the academic and research records' integrity.
  4. The Editor-in-Chief, Associate Editors, Editorial Board Members, Reviewers, Authors, and Readers of JCEMA keep an eye on the ethics.
  5. Plagiarism and false data concerns in submitted manuscripts are constantly checked by JCEMA.
  6. As and when necessary, JCEMA is always happy to provide corrections, clarifications, and retractions affecting its publications.

Duties and Responsibilities of Editors

  1. The journal's editors should have complete power over whether or not a paper is accepted or rejected.
  2. The journal's editors should keep submitted papers under evaluation or until they are published secret.
  3. With the help of other editors and reviewers, the Editor-in-Chief should make a judgment on whether or not to publish submitted papers.
  4. Reviewers' identities should be protected by the journal's editors.
  5. The journal's editors should declare any potential conflicts of interest and make every effort to prevent them.
  6. The journal's editors should uphold academic integrity while attempting to suit the demands of readers and writers.
  7. The journal's editors should be willing to look into allegations of plagiarism and falsified data, as well as publish changes, clarifications, retractions, and apologies when necessary.
  8. The journal's editors should confine themselves to simply the academic substance.
  9. The journal's Editors are prohibited from disclosing any information regarding submitted manuscripts to anybody other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and, where required, the publisher.
  10. The editor and members of the editorial board will not use unpublished materials provided in a submitted work for their own study without the author's prior written authorization.

Duties and Responsibilities of Reviewers

  1. The journal's reviewers should aid the Editors in making decisions about whether or not to publish the submissions that have been submitted.
  2. Reviewers must preserve the confidentially of the submissions they are asked to assess.
  3. Reviewers should give timely comments that will assist editors in making a judgment on whether or not to publish the submitted paper.
  4. Reviewers are obligated to keep the manuscripts they receive for peer review secret and not to utilize the information gained via peer review for personal gain.
  5. The comments made by reviewers in response to each invited submission should be technical, professional, and objective.
  6. Reviewers should refrain from commenting on papers in which they have discovered conflicts of interest with any of the authors, corporations, or institutions.
  7. Reviewers should declare any potential conflicts of interest and make every effort to avoid them.

Duties and Responsibilities of Authors

  1. Manuscripts must be written entirely in English and should adhere to correct grammar and vocabulary.
  2. Manuscripts must be submitted with the assumption that they have not been published elsewhere and are not presently being considered by another journal or publisher.
  3. The submitting corresponding author is responsible for ensuring that all other coauthors have given their approval for the manuscript article to be published.
  4. In order to keep the peer review system going, writers must engage in the process of evaluating other people's papers.
  5. It is also the authors' obligation to guarantee that papers coming from a specific university are submitted with the required institution's approval.
  6. It is a requirement for submitting a manuscript that the authors consent to the work being edited for readability.
  7. Authors must explicitly indicate who provided financial support for the study and/or article preparation, as well as briefly describe the founder/participation sponsor's in any section of the work.
  8. To be legally liable for the Journal ethics and privacy policy, a copy right release form must be signed by the corresponding author in case of multiple authorship, prior to the manuscript being accepted for publication by all authors.
  9. Authors maintain copyright for their information under an open access license, but anybody can download, reuse, reprint, alter, distribute, and/or copy it as long as the original authors and source are correctly attributed.
  10. All authors have agreed to enable the corresponding author to act as the editorial office's correspondent and to examine and proof the revised manuscript.
  11. If an author discovers a serious error or mistake in his or her own published work, he or she must quickly tell the journal editor or publisher and request that the article be retracted or corrected.
  12. All authors must be aware that all works submitted for evaluation or publication with JCEMA are susceptible to plagiarism detection utilizing Plagiarism Prevention Software. Plagiarism is a significant breach of publishing standards.
  13. Before submitting to the JCEMA, all authors must confirm that they have reviewed the submission final checklist.

Principles of Transparency

  1. Peer review process: The Journal of Civil Engineering and Materials Application (JCEMA) is a double-blind peer-reviewed electronic and print magazine that covers all elements of civil engineering science. On the journal's Web site ( ), this method, as well as any regulations linked to the journal's peer review methods, is fully defined.
  2. Governing Body: The editorial board of JCEMA is quite strong, having members who are acknowledged specialists in the topic areas covered by the journal. On the journal's Web site (Journal of Civil Engineering and Materials Application - Editorial Board (, the full names and affiliations of the journal's editors are listed.
  3. Contact information: The editorial office of JCEMA's contact information is supplied to the Journal (
  4. Author fees / Access: The Journal database is completely open access, and the full text of all published papers is available to anybody with free access to the Journal website.
  5. Copyright: Journals made it clear what form of copyright will be used to publish authors' work. Authors will be required to fill out a "Journal Publishing Agreement" once their paper has been accepted.
  6. Detecting and responding to claims of research misconduct: The Editor-in-Chief takes reasonable efforts to detect and prevent the publishing of publications containing research misconduct, such as plagiarism, citation manipulation, and data falsification/fabrication.
  7. Web site: A journal's Web site ( states that high ethical and professional standards have been adhered to.
  8. Publication name: The name of the publication, Journal of Civil Engineering and Materials Application (JCEMA), is unique and should not be mistaken with the name of another journal.
  9. Conflicts of interest: Authors are asked to declare whether or not they have any potential conflicts of interest when submitting their papers to JCEMA using the Conflict of Interest Disclosure form.
  10. Publication schedule: A journal's publication schedule is clearly stated (
  11. Archiving: A journal's plan for electronic backup and preservation of access to the journal's material ( is clearly stated.


Repository Policy

We encourage authors to post their pre-publication manuscript in institutional repositories or on their websites prior to and during the submission process and to post the Publisher’s final formatted PDF version after publication without embargo. These practices benefit authors with productive exchanges as well as earlier and greater citation of published work.



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    Journal of Civil Engineering and Materials Application Editorial Office