Focus and Scope

The Journal publishes previously unpublished papers of scientific and/or technological significance, dealing with all relevant construction engineering subject areas, such as structural engineering, science and technology of materials, project management, highway engineering, building engineering, and construction technology and processes. The Journal includes papers reporting research results, as well as bibliographic reviews, case studies or brief communications regarding findings or discussions about already published papers.

 

Section Policies

Original Research

These items come from original research and have not been previously published, in whole or in part, in another journal. Paper presented in detail, the original results of research projects. Structure generally used contains four parts: introduction, methodology, results and conclusions. Scientific papers will be limited to an area of 5,000 words.

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Biography Review

Is defined as work review article whose main purpose is to summarize, analyze and discuss published, related to a single topic. Result of a research paper which analyzes, classifies and integrates research findings published or unpublished, on a field of science or technology, in order to account for the progress and development trends. It is characterized by a careful review of the literature of at least 50 references. Review Articles can not exceed 5,000 words.

 

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Case Study

Case study is a document that presents the results of a study on a particular situation in order to present the technical and methodological experiences given in a specific. Includes an annotated systematic review of the literature on similar cases. He is regarded as a research strategy that includes all the logic design specific approaches to data collection and analysis of data. The Articles of study can not exceed 5,000 words.

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Technical Notes

It is work that presents observations and brief scientific descriptions, which are detailed methods and experimental results, however, their introduction and discussion are presented succinctly and in order to locate the study within the scientific context. Technical notes are the way to inform the scientific community about a new method, technique or procedure that is considered of interest to readers of the Journal. Technical notes should not exceed 2,000 words and it will published in their original language.

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Peer Review Process

the editorial team ensures that all papers have been assessed by specialists in the field, and that this assessment process is not biased. The editorial team also reserves the right to maintain the anonymity of the names of both referees and authors.


All manuscripts submitted for a potential publication are evaluated in a blind procedure, under the following scheme: a) first they are subjected to a plagiarism detection software; b) they shall comply with the Journal’s editorial regulations, c) and be submitted to peer reviews. This evaluation includes, at least, checking:

    The conformity of the subject matter with the contents of the Journal
    The originality, innovation and interest of the subject covered
    The scientific/technological contribution of the subject covered
    The proper compliance with the ethical standards of the journal: exclusivity of contributions, declaration of conflicts of interest and the contribution of each author.
    Meeting the formal requirements
    The acceptance of the publication conditions

If approved, the manuscripts will be anonymously assessed by the external peer reviewers. For the adequate and timely assessment of each manuscript, the peer reports are necessary.

Once the process of external assessment of the manuscript has been completed, the associate editor will make a recommendation to the editor of the journal who will make the decision, based on any of the following resolutions:
    a) Rejecting the manuscript
    b) Requesting a reviewed version of the manuscript
    c) Requesting a revised version of the manuscript with minor adjustments
    d) Accepting the manuscript for publication

The decision on the assessment and the reports of the reviewers and associate editor is communicated to the corresponding author in writing through the platform.

 

Publication Frequency

Four-monthly
The Journal has a quarterly frequency. Issues are published on April 30, August 30, and December 30.


AOP
Revista Ingeniería de Construcción is working with Ahead-of-Print (AOP) versions for our manuscripts accepted as of mid-2021. The AOP version will not change its DOI number, because it incorporates the advance publishing date, and papers can be cited prior to print publication.

 

Open Access Policy

This Journal is an Open Access International Online Journal guided by the principle of making research available to the public free of charge, thereby encouraging a wider exchange of global knowledge.

 

Archiving

This journal uses the LOCKSS system to create an archive distributed among participating libraries, allowing these libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for preservation and restoration purposes.More information...

 

Statement of ethics and best editorial practices

The responsibility of the Editor includes the verification and review of the manuscripts submitted by the authors. The editor has to ensure the scientific quality and avoid malpractice in the publication and manage in a timely manner the assessment of the works received.

In most cases, this is a simple process. However, it is important to mention that ethical challenges may arise during the review process and after publication. Among the possible ethical problems that can be found are:

    a) plagiarism
    b) publication of content previously published by the authors
    c) simultaneous submission to other journals
    d) authors who did not contribute
    e) contributors who are not the authors
    f) conflicts of interest
    g) falsification or fabrication of data
    h) non-recognition of financing sources.


The journal puts its trust in the work of the authors and especially in the corresponding author who must explicitly state when submitting the manuscript that the ethics standards of RIC are respected.

Also, the journal must follow ethical procedures that ensure appropriate management of the information received. This responsibility involves mainly the compliance with the following principles:

Impartiality: the editorial team must be impartial in managing the papers, respecting the author(s) and their intellectual Independence.

Confidentiality: the editorial team must keep the information confidential and the main author or corresponding author is the first person to communicate any information or question regarding the paper submitted. No member of the journal team including reviewers can take advantage of the manuscripts submitted for possible publication. This includes, among other things, original ideas, data, arguments, and conclusions.

Transparency: the editorial team ensures that all papers have been assessed by specialists in the field, and that this assessment process is not biased. The editorial team also reserves the right to maintain the anonymity of the names of both referees and authors.

Acceptance or Rejection: this process is the responsibility of the Journal Editor who accepts or rejects for publication, based on referred reports.
RIC recognizes the corresponding author as the main author, who must guarantee the recognition of all those who have made an objective intellectual contribution to the manuscript.

Ethical Issues:
a) Plagiarism: articles submitted to this journal must be original and not previously published or in the process of being reviewed by another journal (see instructions for authors). No copies of other papers are allowed, this may be literal without permissions, or with the recognition of the source.

b) Publication of contents already published by the author(s). Regarding the originality of the articles, no manuscripts are allowed that substantially contain material already published by some of the authors in other sources (such as congresses, books, journals in the same language or another). This is considered to be self-plagiarism even if other words or figures, tables, or other parts of the manuscript are used or modified. The corresponding author must expressly state that this does not occur in the submitted manuscript.

c) Double submission: manuscripts sent to this journal for possible publication should not have been previously published, or be in the review process of another journal. The corresponding author should expressly state that the manuscript will not be and is not being assessed by another journal while it is under review in RIC.

d) Non-contributing authors: all manuscript authors must have made an objective intellectual contribution to the paper. Including people among the authors who did not make an intellectual contribution to the paper is a serious ethical problem since it responds to other criteria such as the return of favors as well as other inclusions as an author or seeking unfair advantages by including researchers of great prestige. The corresponding author must expressly state that all authors included have made an intellectual contribution to the submitted manuscript.

e) Contributors who are not authors: all people who have made an objective intellectual contribution to the work should be listed among the authors. The corresponding author must explicitly state that all people who have made an intellectual contribution to the submitted manuscript have been identified as authors.

f) Conflicts of interest: all manuscripts submitted for possible publication are assessed in an objective process. This allows for some impartiality in the assessment but does not ensure that reviewers prioritize their personal interests. For them, in the reviewer selection stage, we look for people who are experts in the subjects and who expressly state having no conflict of interest when carrying out the assessment.

g) Falsification or fabrication of data: RIC understands that in an original article all the data belong to the authors and are authentic. This allows the construction of analyses and conclusions supported by scientific evidence. Therefore, the authors must explicitly attest that all data and results used in the manuscript are their own and authentic.

h) Use of data without the proper protocols and authorizations: hundreds of research studies involve working with people and institutions. Therefore, information that involves people who will not be the authors of the manuscript is accessed or generated. The corresponding author is responsible for obtaining explicit authorization from persons and institutions for the use of the information and must expressly state that these tasks have been performed as appropriate.

i) Non-recognition of financing sources or other funders of the research: many studies are made possible through institutional funding or access to essential resources by the authors. Although this does not constitute authorship, such contribution should be properly acknowledged. The corresponding author is responsible for explicitly naming these supports in the acknowledgment section and must expressly state that these tasks have been performed as appropriate.

j) External plaintiffs: if an external plaintiff presents evidence that supports his or her claim, it must clearly indicate his or her allegation. The Journal reserves the right to make a previous investigation and inform all the authors of the article, to hear the defense without prejudice, and the decision must be made by the editor who can consult the executive committee having all the necessary information and support.

The journal assumes the right to investigate before making any decision and to present the background information to the author(s). If any of these faults are detected, the journal reserves the right to reject the manuscript immediately and inform those involved, such as other journals, and the authorities of the institutions where the authors work. If the detection occurs after an eventual acceptance and publication, the journal reserves the right to retract the article by publicly disclosing the fact. The journal also reserves the right to veto the corresponding author for future submissions.


PRIVACY STATEMENT
The names and e-mail addresses listed in this journal will be exclusively used for the purposes stated by this journal and will not be available for any other purpose or to any other person.

 

Open access policy

This Journal is an Open Access International Online Journal guided by the principle of making research available to the public free of charge, thereby encouraging a wider exchange of global knowledge.