Information For Authors

The submission of a paper to the Journal of Civil Engineering and Environmental Systems Engineering means that a corresponding author has obtained the permission of all authors listed in the submitted manuscript. The authors shall also guarantee that the submitted manuscript is original research work. The corresponding author is responsible for ensuring that all references, tables, and figures mentioned in the manuscript are properly cited. To submit an article, follow the process on our website after clicking the submission tab.

A.   Structure of Paper

It is advised that manuscripts are structured in the following format:

·        Abstract

1.   Introduction

2.   Materials and Methods

3.   Results and Discussion

4.   Conclusions

·        Authorship Contribution Statement

·        Conflict of Interests

·        Acknowledgments (If any)

·        References

The abstract should be a single paragraph of not more than 250 words and summarizes the content of the paper. At the end of the abstract, 7 keywords should be provided.

B.   Paper/Article Format

Manuscripts accepted for publication in the Journal of Civil Engineering and Environmental Systems Engineering should include:

1.    Author Affiliations: State fully the affiliations of all authors

2.    Font Size and Style:

a)   Paper Title: Title case, Size 12, Bold, Times New Roman

b)   Authors Name and Affiliations: Title case, Size 12, Times New Roman

c)    Main headings: Title case, Size 14, Bold, Times New Roman

d)    Subheadings: Title case, Size 12, Times New Roman

e)    Document Text (Body of paper): Sentence case, Size 12, justified, Times New Roman

f)     Text within tables: Sentence case, Size 12, Times New Roman

g)    Notes to tables: Sentence case, Size 10, italic, Times New Roman

h)    Tables & Figures Heading: Title case, Size 12, Times New Roman

i)     Text within figures: Sentence or Title case, Size 10, Times New Roman

3.    Acronyms

The use of acronyms is allowed everywhere in the paper EXCEPT in the title or abstract. Acronyms should be defined when fist used in the paper.

      4. Tables

Place tables in the text as you wish them to appear and in conjunction with the corresponding discussion. Tables must include a title and be numbered consecutively as “Table 1: Description” and so forth. The title must appear outside the table. Titles for tables should be in title case in a Times New Roman Font of 11. Tables must be black and white only. Do not use colour in tables. Define all variables in your table within the table or in the note to the table and in the text of the document.

    5. Figures

Place figures in the text as you wish them to appear and in conjunction with the corresponding discussion. Figures must be numbered consecutively as “Figure 1: Description” and so forth. Use the word “Figure” as the label. Titles for figures should be separate from the figure itself and in title case, in a Times New Roman Font of 11. Use an Arial font of 8 for text within figures.

    6. Equations 

Equations should be stated using the Microsoft Word Equation Tool. The equation numbers should be stated. For example:

7. References

All reference works cited in the paper must appear in a list of references that follow the formatting pattern shown below. References not cited should not be listed. Citing and Listing of references should be according to the following:

Citing references in the body of the paper:

  •  For citations with one author, include the author’s name and year e.g. (Nwankwo, 2016). In cases where we have two authors, include both authors’ names e.g. (Osuji and Okoye, 2015). In cases where we have three or more authors, list only the first author’s name followed by et al. e.g. (Ehiorobo et al., 2014)
  • Authors should cite references chronologically e.g. (Osaro et al. 2014; Ehiorobo and Isiyor, 2015; Osamuyi, 2016)
  • In cases where you have multiple citations with the same first author, list single-author entries by year using 2016a, 2016b, etc. For example: (Uyi et al., 2016a)

Listing of References:


In the reference section at the end of the document, include a single space between each reference. Do not indent references. For journal articles, be sure to include, author names, year of publication, article title, Journal Name, volume number, issue number, and page numbers. For example:

  • Sample journal article citation: Izinyon, O.C. and Ehiorobo, J.O., (2014). L-moments approach for flood frequency analysis of river Okhuwan in Benin-Owena River basin in Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Technology, 33(1), pp.10-19.
  • Sample book citation: Bond, W.R., Smith, J.T., Brown, K.L. & George, M., (1996). Management of small firms, McGraw-Hill, Sydney.
  • Sample chapter-in-book citation: Beadle, G. W., (1957). The role of the nucleus in heredity, pp. 3-22 in The Chemical Basis of Heredity, edited by W. D. McElroy and B. Glass. Johns Hopkins Press, Baltimore.
  • Sample website citation: Ehiorobo, J. (2014). Fire Safety Engineering. [online] Engineering Safety. Available at: %6BAccessed 16 Jan. 2016.