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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 or Microsoft Word format. We do not accept PDF files for evaluation since the author identities must be deleted before the reviewer process can begin.
  • All illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • Where available, DOIs/URLs for the references have been provided.
  • I'm aware of the APC associated with the journal if my article gets accepted to be published in the journal eJSE.

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. For the reviewing process, manuscripts should be in Microsoft Word format with double spacing and line numbering.

Instructions for manuscript preparation

The manuscript should provide background information, explain limitations of earlier research, justify why the work was undertaken, and specify theoretical and practical contributions to ensure readers understand the study topic. The publication should also include research objectives, techniques, study instruments, analyses, evaluations, rigors data, results, and interpretive discussions. It should be written in English, with clarity and coherence, utilising scientific terminology. The article should also include enough materials and references to allow for replication of the work, with approximately 20 to 30 sources referenced in the introduction and following sections. The references should be directly related to the topic area of the study.

Figures and photos should be clear, not blurred.

Include relevant captions and notes placed below figures and photos, in lower case letter, centered; be numbered and cited in the text.

Tables should be formatted clearly and uniformly

Include titles placed above tables, in lower case letter, centered; be numbered and cited in the text.

Equations should be typed clearly using the MathType in Microsoft Office Word

Numbered in order and within parenthesis (…) on the right-hand side of the equation; cited in the text.

Units should be the international system of units (SI).


The content format should be as follows:

Title page:

  • Manuscript title - (about 20 words)
  • Author(s)
  • Institution and address for all authors
  • E-mail address of the author for correspondence
  • Abstract: Abstract (maximum 250 words) should be self-explanatory and without citations.
  • Keywords for subject search (about 5 to 10 words, separated by semicolons, in lower case letter).

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. The conclusion should be clearly supported by the key findings of the investigation, avoiding overstatement of the significance of the findings. The conclusions should be consistent with the stated research objectives and scope of the study in the introduction. The conclusions may also mention the study's limitations.

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). 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 or DOI 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. Because the journal is handled by a small group of academics rather than a large organisation, review times can range from 2 to 4 months. This time can be significantly reduced if the author suggests reviewers who are experts in the subject matter of the paper that they submit.

Responses to the Reviewers’ Questions

The Authors must respond to all questions and comments from the Reviewers in a clear manner. If the Authors disagree with the Reviewers' feedback, they should provide compelling evidence and comments that comply with ethical standards. Along with responding to the Reviewers, the Authors must revise the manuscript and indicate the edited content in red or highlight. Once the revision is complete, the Authors must submit the following attachments through the Online system:

  1. A fully revised manuscript in .docx
  2. Responses to the Reviewers' questions and comments in .docx (example: Google drive link)
  3. Other relevant documents (if any)
  4. Messages to the Editors (if any). If the Authors require further discussion with the Editors, they should send an additional attachment separate from the "Responses to the Reviewers' questions and comments," or use the message function in the Online system.


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. Any plagerisum detected in ithenticate above 25-30% will be rejected.

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

Author Fees

From July 30th, 2023 (articles submitted to the online system after this date), the journal will charge an APC of USD 250 before proceeding to the publishing stage to cover the expense of maintaining the standard services of the online journal publishing platform. The reason for this is primarily the greater cost of services available in the Australian geographic region.


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