Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope



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. 






Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Peer Review Process:


The publication of articles in UKaRsT depends solely on the scientific validity of the results of our editor's and/or reviewer's review, which will also assess whether the writing can be understood and whether the work makes a useful contribution in the field of Civil Engineering. UKaRsT acknowledges the efforts and suggestions made by the reviewer.


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

UKaRsT publishes two volumes per year, April and November Editions.



Open Access Policy

Open Access Policy

This UKaRsT provides direct open access to its content with the principle of making this research freely available to the public and supporting greater global knowledge exchange.

Benefits of open access for writers, including:

  • Free access for all users throughout the world.
  • The author can maintain the copyright of his work
  • Increase visibility and number of readers
  • Fast publication without spatial constraints.

Articles can be read, downloaded, and used by the public as soon as the article is published. UNIK UKaRsT does not apply an embargo for such access, nor does it require a subscription to be able to access published articles.

Provisions on UKaRsT are: owning copyright, no exclusive publishing rights and no transfer of commercial rights.


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



Publication Ethics

Publication Ethics Statement


The publication code of conduct statement is a statement of code of ethics for all parties involved in the publication process in the Journal of the University of Civil Engineering Research Attendance (UKaRsT), namely managers, editors, bestari partners, and writers. This statement of scientific publications code of ethics is based on the Committee on Publication Ethics, which has been adopted in the Head of LIPI Regulation No. 5 of 2014 concerning the Scientific Publication Ethics Code.


The statement of ethics of scientific publications is a statement of the code of ethics of all parties involved in the process of publication of this scientific journal, namely managers, editors, bestari partners, and authors. The Code of Ethics for Scientific Publications essentially upholds three ethical values in publications, namely (i) Neutrality, which is free from conflicting interests in managing publications; (ii) Justice, namely giving authorship rights to those entitled as authors; and (iii) Honesty, i.e., free from duplication, fabrication, falsification, and plagiarism in publications.


A. Duties and Responsibilities of Journal Managers


  1. Determine the name of the journal, scope of science, validity, and accreditation if necessary;
  2. Determine editorial board membership;
  3. Define the relationship between the publisher, editor, bestari partner, and other parties in a contract;
  4. Respect confidential matters, both for contributing researchers, writers, editors, and bestari partners;
  5. Apply norms and provisions regarding intellectual property rights, especially copyrights;
  6. Examining journal policies and submitting them to the authors, editorial board, bestari partners, and readers;
  7. Creating a code of conduct guide for editors and bestari partners;
  8. Publish journals regularly;
  9. Guarantee the availability of financial resources for the sustainability of journal publishing;
  10. Building a network of cooperation and marketing; and Prepare licensing and other aspects of legality.

B. Duties and Responsibilities of Journal Editor

  1. Meeting the needs of readers and writers;
  2. Strive to improve the quality of publications continuously;
  3. Implement a process to guarantee the quality of published works;
  4. Promoting freedom of opinion objectively;
  5. Maintaining the integrity of the author's academic track record;
  6. Submit corrections, clarifications, withdrawals, and apologies if needed;
  7. Responsible for the style and format of the paper, while the contents and all statements in the paper are the responsibility of the author;
  8. Actively soliciting the opinions of writers, readers, bestari partners, and editorial board members to improve the quality of publications;
  9. Encourage the evaluation of the journal if there are findings;
  10. Supporting initiatives to reduce research and publication errors by asking authors to attach an ethical clearance form that has been approved by the ethical clearance commission;
  11. Support initiatives to educate researchers about the ethics of publications;
  12. Reviewing the effects of published policies on the attitudes of writers and bestari partners and fixing them to increase responsibility and minimize errors;
  13. Having an open mind for new opinions or other people's views that may conflict with personal opinions;
  14. Not maintaining the opinions of themselves, authors, or third parties that can lead to decisions that are not objective; and
  15. Encourage writers, so they can improve their writings so that they are suitable for publication.

C. Duties and Responsibilities of Bestari Partners (Peer-Reviewer)

  1. Obtain the task of the editor to study the paper and submit its review to the editor as material for determining the eligibility of a paper to be published;
  2. Not reviewing papers which involve him, both directly and indirectly;
  3. Maintain the confidentiality of the author by not disseminating the results of corrections, suggestions, and recommendations for the manuscript he studied;
  4. Encourage writers to improve the script;
  5. Re-examine the paper that has been repaired by the specified standards; and
  6. Reviewing the manuscript promptly by the style of the journal's environment and based on scientific principles (data collection methods, the legality of the author, drawing conclusions, etc.).

D. Duties and Responsibilities of the Author

  1. Ensure that those who are on the writer's list meet the criteria as an author;
  2. Collective responsibility for work and contents of manuscripts/articles which include methods, analysis, calculations, and details;
  3. Stating the origin of resources (including funding), both directly and indirectly;
  4. Explain limitations in research;
  5. Respond to comments made by bestari partners in a professional and timely manner;
  6. Inform the editor if he will retract his writing, and make a statement that the paper submitted for publication is original, has never been published anywhere in any language, and is not in the process of being submitted to other publishers.


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.



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