PAPER SUBMIsSIONS

Each participant may submit up to two papers to the conference adhering to the guidelines and paper topics outlined below. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the process, please contact Ms. Norma Smith (citcglobal@ecu.edu)

CITC-11 proceedings will be published through Springer (after peer-review) with the possibility of being indexed through Web of Science, Scopus and EI Compendex. Expanded versions of selected papers will be submitted for peer-review and possible publication in the Springer International Journal of Civil Engineering

PUBLISHING

GUIDELINES & TOPICS

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

  • When submitting your full-length paper, please submit a blind version for the review process. Do not include any names, universities, organizations, or contact information in the file. When submitting the final version (after the review process), add that information back in.

  • 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                 

SUBMITTING YOUR PAPER USING THE OPENCONF SYSTEMS

 
  1. Click the following link to access www.openconf.org
     

  2. Under the "Authors" section, select the "Make a Submission". Once you enter and submit the requested information, you will see a “Submissions” page that will provide your Submission ID number. You will use this ID and password each time you access the online system. (It is NOT necessary that you enter in your abstract or keywords when you make your initial submission, as they will be included within the body of your paper once you are ready to upload your paper.)
     

  3. Once your paper is ready to be uploaded for the review process, please select “Upload a File” and follow the directions. You will use the ID you were assigned when making your initial submission, as well as the password you created. Please upload a MS Word Document.
     

  4. Because CITC-11 uses a double-blind review process, please DO NOT include your contact information in the body of the paper.
     

  5. After your paper has been reviewed, CITC-11 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.

    *Please include your submission ID in the email subject line in all correspondence so we may respond as efficiently and effectively as possible.

PAPER GUIDELINES & HELPFUL DOCUMENTS

Template for Industry Practitioner Case Studies

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

 

  1. Submit a 6-8 page paper using our OpenConf portal, which can be accessed clicking here: OpenConf.com (see directions below) written on one of the topics above WITHOUT your name on it for the blind review process. *CITC-11 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.

  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 it using OpenConf.

  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!

 

** Authors are not required to attend the conference OR present their papers, but if you would like your paper to be published, at least ONE author must pay the publishing fees.**

 

SUBMISSION PROCESS

SHORTCUTS:
  1. Submit Paper: Click Here
  2. Register: Click Here
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KEY DATES:
  • Full Paper Due: April 30, 2019
  • Final Paper Due: June 1, 2019
*Preliminary abstract submission is not required 

Preamble

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).
 

Authorship

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 a 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)

ETHICAL GUIDELINES

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