Publication Ethics

Journal Manager

  1. The Journal Manager is responsible for formulating the Publication Policy and Program for the Journal of Sustainable Construction (JoSC).
  2. The Journal Manager is responsible for facilitating the work of editors and reviewers.
  3. The Journal Manager must respect the decisions made by the Editorial Board and reviewers.
  4. The Journal Manager ensures that the publication decision is devoid of bias or conflicts of interest, including those related to individuals, tribes, religions, races, and intergroups.
  5. The Journal Manager possesses the right to appoint sponsors and third parties for the JoSC.
  6. The Journal Manager ensures that all publications comply with the Code of Ethics.
  7. The Journal Manager guarantees that no sponsors or third parties request any form of compensation that may affect the policies and programs of JoSC.
  8. The Journal Manager ensures that regular publications are published according to the publication timetable.

Editorial Board

  1. The Editorial Board is responsible for making informed decisions on manuscript publication.
  2. The Editorial Board is responsible for creating comprehensive guidelines for authors to follow when submitting their manuscripts.
  3. The Editorial Board is responsible for creating reviewing guidelines to ensure that the manuscripts are reviewed appropriately.
  4. The Editorial Board is responsible for organizing manuscript reviews in a timely and professional manner.
  5. The Editorial Board ensures the confidentiality of the identities of authors and reviewers by implementing a double-blind review process.
  6. The Editorial Board guarantees the fairness and impartiality of the manuscript review results.
  7. The Editorial Board is obligated to maintain the confidentiality of information contained in the manuscript.
  8. The Editorial Board is responsible for preventing any misuse or unauthorized access to the manuscripts.
  9. The Editorial Board is responsible for maintaining high standards of manuscript writing and presentation.
  10. The Editorial Board has the right to request a statement of authenticity of the contents of the manuscript from the authors to ensure the veracity of the information.
  11. The Editorial Board is responsible for detecting and preventing any possible duplication of manuscripts.
  12. The Editorial Board has the right to request completeness of manuscript data in the form of acknowledgment of contribution, statement of authorship, and statement of funding sources for research results to ensure transparency and accountability.
  13. The Editorial Board is committed to treating all authors fairly and without discrimination.
  14. The Editorial Board has the right to withdraw publication if the manuscript contains unreliable information, procedural/calculation/data presentation errors, elements of plagiarism, has been previously published elsewhere, or does not meet the code of ethics.


  1. The manuscript undergoes a double-blind review process where the Reviewer evaluates it without knowledge of the author's identity and vice versa.
  2. The Reviewer evaluates the manuscript based on the guidelines provided by the Editorial Board, ensuring that the manuscript adheres to the highest standards of quality and accuracy.
  3. The Reviewer meticulously scrutinizes the accuracy and correctness of the data sources and references in the manuscript, ensuring that the information presented is reliable and trustworthy.
  4. The Reviewer assesses the manuscript's conceptual accuracy and objectivity, ensuring it conveys information free from bias.
  5. The Reviewer carries out reviews neutrally, free from conflicting interests of individuals, ethnicities, religions, ancestry, and groups of people.
  6. The Reviewer upholds the author's privacy by upholding confidentiality and refraining from sharing any information in the manuscript, including any corrections, suggestions, or recommendations.
  7. The Reviewer maintains the confidentiality of the manuscript and does not use any information or ideas obtained from it for personal gain, protecting the author's intellectual property rights.
  8. The Reviewer provides recommendations based on their evaluation of the manuscript, which are submitted to the Editorial Board for a final decision. The Editorial Board has the authority to make the final decision regarding the acceptance, rejection, or revision of the manuscript.


  1. The author must
  2. The author must provide a written statement confirming the originality of the manuscript submitted for publication. It should assert that the manuscript has not been published in any language and is not under consideration by any other publisher.
  3. The author holds complete responsibility for the work's outcomes and must ensure that the findings are accurate.
  4. The author must ensure that the author has listed the names of all the contributors in the order of their contributions and that all contributors have approved the order.
  5. The author should appropriately cite and reference the work of others using the Mendeley reference manager in the IEEE style format.
  6. The author must use reliable and appropriate references to support the research findings.
  7. The author must explain the origin of resources (including funding) used to create the manuscript, declare their role in research and development, and state this information in the "Acknowledgment" section.