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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • All illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.

Author Guidelines

The journal encourages articles from both academic and industrial domains. In general, the journal is open to quality articles from any area of Structural Engineering. Engineers from academia and industry are welcome to submit articles for review. All submissions will be kept confidential. Manuscripts should be in Microsoft Word format. 

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Instructions for manuscript preparation

The format should be as follows:

Title page:

  • Manuscript title
  • Author(s)
  • Institution and address for all authors
  • E-mail address of the author for correspondence
  • Abstract: Abstract (Maximum 150 words) should be self-explanatory and without citations.
  • Keywords for subject search.

Introduction: The introduction should include a description of the background and aims of the work and what has been accomplished to date. 

Materials and Methods: Include full descriptions of all numerical, analytical, or experimental procedures.

Results: Results should be clearly stated and supported by figures, tables, or graphical representations of the findings.

Discussion: The discussion should address the importance of the major findings of the work, expanding upon the results.

Conclusions: A summary of important findings and their implications to the area of research that is the paper's focus.

Acknowledgments: Should be brief.


In the text, use Author-Date format. At the end of the paper, list all references in alphabetical order underneath the heading REFERENCES (Reference heading   tag). The references should be typed in small text (10 pt on 11 pt) and second and further lines should be indented 5.0 mm (0.2") (Reference text tag). If several works by the same author are cited, entries should be chronological:

Larch, A.A. 1996a. Development ...

Larch, A.A. 1996b. Facilities ...

Larch, A.A. 1997. Computer ...

Larch, A.A. & Jensen, M.C. 1996. Effects of ...

Larch, A.A. & Smith, B.P. 1993. Alpine ...

Any references to papers that appeared earlier in EJSE or another electronic journal, should include a standard HTML link. 

Reviewing and publication process

Manuscripts are selected for publication in the EJSE based on the editorial assessment of their suitability and the reports from reviewers. Articles that satisfy editorial criteria will be sent to two reviewers who have agreed to assess the article quickly. This journal uses double-blind peer-review, which means that the reviewers of the paper won’t get to know the identity of the author(s), and the author(s) won’t get to know the identity of the reviewer. The idea is that everyone should get a similar and unbiased review. Contributors may suggest reviewers; requests for the exclusion of specific reviewers will also be considered.


If plagiarism is detected during the peer review process, the manuscript may be rejected. If plagiarism is detected after publication, we may issue a correction or retract the paper, as appropriate.

Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to:

  • Directly copying text, ideas, images, or data from other sources without attribution
  • Reusing text from your own previous publications without attribution or agreement of the editor
  • Using an idea from another source with slightly modified language without attribution.


Statements and opinions expressed in the articles and communications are those of the individual contributors and not the statements and opinions of EJSE International. EJSE assumes no responsibility or liability for any damages or injury to persons or property arising out of the use of any materials, instructions, methods, or ideas contained herein. EJSE expressly disclaims any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose

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