About the Journal

Journal History

U Karst is a scientific research journal in the field of Civil Engineering published by Kadiri University. U Karst made its first publication in April 2017. Since then, U Karst has continuously improved its quality by making several changes. The notes for each change can be seen below.

  • Starting Volume 4 Number 1, U Karst uses a new article template and uses English Language.
  • On April 1, 2020, according to SK 85/M/KPT/2020 with the title Scientific Journal Accreditation Ranking Period I of 2020, U Karst has been accredited with SINTA 3.
  • Starting Volume 4 Number 2, U karst will publish 10 articles.
  • Starting from Volume 5 Number 2, U Karst requires authors to use a minimum of 25 references (minimum 5 years of article writing, except for limited discussion).
  • In Volume 5 Number 2, U Karst experienced delays in publishing journals, this was because there was a problem on the server that caused problems in the publication process.
  • On 12 July 2022, U karst has been indexed DOAJ.


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. This journal is open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to users or / institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to full text articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or author as long as acknowledge the original author as stated in Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License



U Karst is sponsored by the Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Kadiri, in cooperation with National Association of Indonesian Consultants Experts (INTAKINDO), Indonesian National Association of Consultants (INKINDO), and Indonesian Civil Engineering Higher Education Consultative Body (BMPTTSSI). In addition, U Karst is supervised by Indonesian Journal Volunteers (RJI)


Publication Frequency

This journal will be published two times a year: April and October. Every issue consist of 10 articles and therefor every volume has 20 articles/reviews.


Screening for Plagiarism

U Karst Editorial board recognizes that plagiarism is not acceptable and therefore establishes the following policy stating specific actions (penalties) upon identification of plagiarism/similarities in articles submitted for publication in U Kast. U Karst will use Turnitin software as the tool in detecting similarities of texts in article manuscripts and the final version articles ready for publication. A maximum of 20% of similarities is allowed for the submitted papers. Should we find more than 20% of the similarity index, the article will be returned to the author for correction and resubmission.


Article Withdrawal

Author is not allowed to withdraw submitted manuscripts, because the withdrawal is waste of valuable resources that editors and referees spent a great deal of time processing submitted manuscript, money and works invested by the publisher.
If author still requests withdrawal of his/her manuscript when the manuscript is still in the peer-reviewing process, author will be punished with paying IDR 1.500.000,- per manuscript, as withdrawal penalty to the publisher. However, it is unethical to withdraw a submitted manuscript from one journal if accepted by another journal. The withdrawal of manuscript after the manuscript is accepted for publication, author will be punished by paying IDR 3.000.000,- per manuscript. Withdrawal of manuscript is only allowed after withdrawal penalty has been fully paid to the Publisher.

If author don't agree to pay the penalty, the author and his/her affiliation will be blacklisted for publication in this journal.


Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Plagiarism Check: 100000.00 (IDR)

This payment is made to check for plagiarism of the paper before it is published. Plagiarism checks are carried out using the Turnitin software.

Fast-Track Review: 250000.00 (IDR)

With the payment of this fee, the review, editorial decision, and author notification on this manuscript is guaranteed to take place within 4 weeks.

Article Publication: 450000.00 (IDR)

If this paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay an Article Publication Fee to cover publications costs.



This journal utilizes the PKP-PN LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration.