Each participant may submit up to two papers to the conference as long as the papers adhere to the guidelines and paper topics outlined below. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the process, please contact Dr. Amelia Saul (CITCpapers@gmail.com)


CITC-12 proceedings will be indexed by SCOPUS. Expanded versions of selected papers will be submitted for peer-review and possible publication in the Springer International Journal of Civil Engineering


  1. Submit Paper: Click Here
  2. Register: Coming Soon


Full Draft Paper Due: December 15, 2021
Final Paper Due: January 15, 2022
Registration Due: January 15, 2022
*Preliminary abstract submission is not required 


  • Papers should be limited to 8 pages, and require an English edit before final submission.

  • When submitting your full-length paper, all identifying information will be removed from your paper for the blind review process. You will be given a Paper ID to use for all future communications about your paper(s). 

  • Please use the Writing Guidelines (below) when preparing papers. A sample paper and template are also provided for your convenience.


Please write your paper on one of the following topics:


  • Leadership in Engineering & Construction

  • Building Information Modeling

  • Lean Construction Practices

  • 3D Printing

  • Augmented and/or Mixed Reality

  • Legal Issues in Construction

  • Value Engineering

  • Project and Program Management

  • Quality and Productivity Improvement

  • Sustainable Design and Construction

  • Concrete Technology

  • Construction Contracts

  • Construction Safety

  • Construction Scheduling

  • Cost Analysis & Control

  • Cultural Issues in Construction

  • Design-Build Construction

  • Engineering & Construction Materials

  • Ethical Issues in Engineering and Construction

  • Information Technology and Systems

  • Infrastructure Systems and Management

  • International Construction Issue

  • Materials and Technology Research

  • ​Structural Design                 




In order to submit a paper to the conference, you will need to complete the following steps:


  1. Submit a 6-8 page paper to our submission email, which can be accessed clicking here: CITCpapers@gmail.com (see directions below) written on one of the topics above.
    *CITC-12 does not require a preliminary abstract submission. Please submit full papers only.*

  2. After the paper is submitted, it will go through a double-blind peer-review process, providing beneficial feedback for your final paper submission. Your name and the names of your co-authors will be removed from the paper and a paper ID will be provided. 

  3. You will be able to review the comments of your peer reviewers and make changes to your paper.

  4. You will polish your final version (with peer-revision corrections) and submit to CITCpapers@gmail.com with the heading "Paper ID: ###". 

  5. Please make sure your final paper adheres to the paper template (see bottom of this page) AND includes all author's names.

  6. Once your FINAL paper is submitted, you will need to submit a copyright form, see below.

  7. The final step to securing your paper submission is to register for the conference.

  8. (Optional) Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to stay updated on CITC announcements!

  1. Click the following link to access CITCpapers@gmail.com 

  2. Please send using a MS Word Document.

  3. Because CITC-12 uses a double-blind review process, your name and contact information will be removed before your paper is sent to the reviewers. You will be provided with a paper ID. Use the Paper ID in all future communications about your paper(s). 

  4. After your paper has been reviewed, CITC-12 will send you an e-mail notification informing you of the status of acceptance. Once your paper is reviewed and accepted, you add your name and contact information to your paper for the final published draft.



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Construction in the 21st Century International Conferences (CITC) commits itself to promote the highest standard of professional ethical norms and values for all its participants (practitioners, academics and students).


All participating authors of CITC submit a paper on the understanding that the manuscript has been read and approved by all authors and that all authors agree to the submission of the manuscript to this journal. Authors submitting a paper also do so maintaining they are the original creators of the work. 

Ethical Standards

To submit an article for presentation and publication in Construction in the 21st Century International Conference proceedings, the quality, and integrity of research must be ensured. Each submitted paper to CITC goes through a double-blind peer-review process, providing beneficial feedback for final paper submission. This ensures the quality and integrity of research as well as respects the confidentiality and anonymity of researchers. An International Scientific Committee of renowned experts from around the world review all full papers. Acceptance is based on quality, relevance, and originality. Participants submit papers to CITC conferences voluntarily. Research topics provided for CITC are independent and impartial with no conflict of interest present. 

  • Publishers and editors shall take reasonable steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred.

  • In no case shall a journal or its editors encourage such misconduct, or knowingly allow such misconduct to take place.

  • In the event that a journal’s publisher or editors are made aware of any allegation of research misconduct, the publisher or editor shall deal with allegations appropriately.

  • The journal should have guidelines for retracting or correcting articles when needed.

  • Publishers and editors should always be willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions, and apologies when needed


Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statements

Publication malpractice is an unfortunate occurrence in the world of scholarly literature. It happens in all subject areas and in all jurisdictions, and few journals or books are immune. The prevention of publication malpractice is the responsibility of every author, editor, reviewer, publisher, and institution.

Scopus requires that every journal we index has clear and publicly available statements of publication ethics and publication malpractice. Scopus will hold each publisher listed in the database accountable for the performance and compliance with these policies. Scopus does not mandate any specific wording of publication ethics and publication malpractice statements, but notes that:

  • Major publishers already publish comprehensive statements of compliance on their websites. See Elsevier for an example.

  • A number of industry organizations publish comprehensive guidelines and advice that can be readily adopted by any publisher. Such notable organizations include:

    • Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)

    • World Association of Medical Editors (WAME)

    • International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE)

    • Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT)

  • Guidelines for what a Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement should adhere to (PEMS)