Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

FOCUS:

 

The purpose of the UKaRsT publication is as a means of the writing of national scientific articles in the field of civil engineering as well as publishing and disseminating the results of research of the academic community in the field of civil engineering to the national level. UNIK UKaRsT accommodates the presentation of scientific information in the form of research articles, technical articles, conceptual articles, or case study report articles by the focus and scope of this Journal. 

 

SCIENCE OF CIVIL ENGINEERING:

  1. GEOTECHNICAL
  2. BUILDING STRUCTURE
  3. BRIDGE STRUCTURE
  4. AIRPORT STRUCTURE
  5. FOUNDATION STRUCTURE
  6. MATERIAL RESEARCH
  7. MANAGEMENT PROJECT
  8. OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY
  9. TRANSPORTATION
  10. GEOMETRIC ROADS
  11. WATER BUILDING

 

 

Section Policies

Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

Peer Review Process:

The Journal operates a peer review process and promotes blind reviewing process. Detailed information of peer reviewed process is in here

The acceptance or rejection of articles will be decided by the editorial boards based the review results supplied by the reviewers.

There are no communications between authors and editors concerning the rejection decision.

Authors whose papers are rejected will be informed with the reasons of the rejection.

Review policy:

Every script submitted to UKaRsT will be reviewed by the reviewer. The reviewer is not aware of the identity of the writer, and vice versa, the writer is also not aware of the identity of the reviewer. The process per review will consider new things, objectivity, methods, scientific impact, conclusions, and references.

 

 

 

Publication Frequency

This journal will be published two times a year on the following months: April and October. Every issue consist of 9 articles and therefor every volume has 18 artticles/reviews.

 

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.

Lisensi Creative Commons
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

 

 

 

Submission Guidelines

 

The author must register first as an Author here. The authors must fill out the form in as much detail as possible where the starred form must be entered. After all the textbox forms have been filled, the author clicks the "Register" button to continue registration. Therefore, the Author is taken to the online author submission interface where the Author must click on "New Submission." In the Start New Submission section, click "Click Here: to go to the first step of the five-step submission process." The following are the five steps in the online shipping process:

 

Step 1 - Begin Submission: The author must check the submission checklist and agree to the UKaRsT copyright notice by checking the copyright notification checklist. Then, click "Save and Continue."

 

Step 2 - Uploading the Submission: To upload the manuscript to this journal, click "Browse" on the Upload file submission item and select the manuscript document file (.doc / .docx) to send, then click the "Upload" button until the file button has been uploaded. Do not upload cover letters and other additional files here. Then, click "Save and Continue."

 

Step 3 - Enter Submission Metadata: In this step, the metadata author's details must be included, including the associated authors marked. After that, the title of the manuscript and abstract must be uploaded by copying the text and pasting in the text box, including keywords. Then, click "Save and Continue."

 

Step 4 - Uploading Additional Files: If you have additional files, click the "Browse" button, select the file, then click the "Upload" button. This step is optional; if you don't have additional files, just click "Save and Continue."

 

Step 5 - Confirming Submission: The author must examine the manuscript document uploaded in this step. To send the manuscript to UKaRsT, click the "Finish Delivering" button after the document is correct.

 

After this submission, the author who sent the manuscript will get a confirmation email about the submission. Therefore, Authors can track their delivery status at any time by logging into the online shipping interface. Delivery tracking includes the status of the manuscript review and editorial process.


If you experience problems, please contact us via ukarst@unik-kediri.ac.id

 

 

Guidellines For Journal Publication

PUBLICATION ETHICS AND PUBLICATION MALPRACTICE STATEMENT
(Based on Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME)'s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors)


Ethical guidelines for journal publication
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The publication of an article in the peer-reviewed journals published by Universitas Kadiri is process of permanent knowledge improvement. It is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. It is therefore important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behaviour for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, the publisher and the society of society-owned or sponsored journals.

We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions. In addition, Editorial Board will assist in communications with other journals and/or publishers where this is useful to editors.


DUTIES OF AUTHORS
(Based on Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME)'s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors)

Reporting standards
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Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. "Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable". Review and professional publication articles should also be accurate and objective, and editorial opinion works should be clearly identified as such.


Data access and retention
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Authors may be asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data, if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.


Originality and plagiarism
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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. Plagiarism takes many forms, from 'passing off' another's paper as the author's own paper, to copying or paraphrasing substantial parts of another's paper (without attribution), to claiming results from research conducted by others. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.


Multiple, redundant or concurrent publication
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An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable. In general, an author should not submit for consideration in another journal a previously published paper. Publication of some kinds of articles (e.g. guidelines, translations) in more than one journal is sometimes justifiable, provided certain conditions are met. The authors and editors of the journals concerned must agree to the secondary publication, which must reflect the same data and interpretation of the primary document. The primary reference must be cited in the secondary publication.

 

Acknowledgement of sources
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Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work. Information obtained privately, as in conversation, correspondence, or discussion with third parties, must not be used or reported without explicit, written permission from the source. Information obtained in the course of confidential services, such as refereeing manuscripts or grant applications, must not be used without the explicit written permission of the author of the work involved in these services.


Authorship of the paper
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Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors ( so its mean that manuscript at least have author and co author). Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication. If the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify these in the manuscript.


Disclosure and conflicts of interest
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All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed. Examples of potential conflicts of interest which should be disclosed include employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony, patent applications/registrations, and grants or other funding. Potential conflicts of interest should be disclosed at the earliest stage possible.


Fundamental errors in published works
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When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author's obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper. If the editor or the publisher learns from a third party that a published work contains a significant error, it is the obligation of the author to promptly retract or correct the paper or provide evidence to the editor of the correctness of the original paper.


DUTIES OF THE EDITORIAL BOARD
(Based on Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME)'s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors)

Publication decisions
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The editor of a peer-reviewed JIJICT is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always drive such decisions. The editor may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editor may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.


Fair play
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An editor should evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.


Confidentiality
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The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.


Disclosure and conflicts of interest
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Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Editors should recuse themselves (i.e. should ask a co-editor, associate editor or other member of the editorial board instead to review and consider) from considering manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or (possibly) institutions connected to the papers. Editors should require all contributors to disclose relevant competing interests and publish corrections if competing interests are revealed after publication. If needed, other appropriate action should be taken, such as the publication of a retraction or expression of concern.


Involvement and cooperation in investigations
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An editor should take reasonably responsive measures when ethical complaints have been presented concerning a submitted manuscript or published paper, in conjunction with the publisher (or society). Such measures will generally include contacting the author of the manuscript or paper and giving due consideration of the respective complaint or claims made, but may also include further communications to the relevant institutions and research bodies, and if the complaint is upheld, the publication of a correction, retraction, expression of concern, or other note, as may be relevant. Every reported act of unethical publishing behavior must be looked into, even if it is discovered years after publication.


DUTIES OF REVIEWERS
(Based on Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME)'s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors)

Contribution to editorial decisions
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Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper. Peer review is an essential component of formal scholarly communication, and lies at the heart of the scientific method.


Promptness
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Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.


Confidentiality
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Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.


Standards of objectivity
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Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.


Acknowledgement of sources
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Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.


Disclosure and conflict of interest
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Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in a reviewer's own research without the express written consent of the author. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

 

CrossMark Policy

Crossmark is a multi-publisher initiative from Crossref to provide a standard way for readers to find the latest version of the content. By implementing the Crossmark logo (Kadiri University of Kediri), it is committed to maintaining the content it publishes and to remind readers of changes if and when they occur. Clicking on the Crossmark logo will let you know the current status of the document and can also provide you with additional publication notes about the document.

 

Retraction

The papers published in the U KaRsT will be considered to retract in the publication if :

  1. They have clear evidence that the findings are unreliable, either as a result of misconduct (e.g., data fabrication) or honest error (e.g., miscalculation or experimental error)
  2. the findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper crossreferencing, permission or justification (i.e., cases of redundant publication)
  3. it constitutes plagiarism
  4. it reports unethical research
The mechanism of retraction follows the Retraction Guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), which can be accessed at https://publicationethics.org/files/retraction%20guidelines.pdf.

 

Plagiarism Policy

Every manuscript that is entered in the exchange has gone through the plagiarism screening process. The plagiarism detector software using iThenticate