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Author Guidelines

AIMS AND SCOPE
The Journal of Civil Engineering Research and Practice aims to publish original research papers of high standard, containing material of broad interest and of significant contribution to civil engineering, with emphasis being placed on material that is applicable to the solution of practical problems.

LENGTH AND LAYOUT
Each manuscript, in clear and concise English, is limited to a maximum of 16 single-spaced pages of A4 size; additional pages will be charged accordingly. It is strongly advised to utilize the full space that is allocated to each paper. Since your papers will be printed directly from the manuscripts you submit please follow all the instructions to ensure uniformity in the appearance of paper. All text and artwork (including figure captions) should fall within a typing area that ensures an all round margin of 25mm on A4 size paper. Do not number the pages. The Editors reserve the right to adjust style to certain standards of uniformity. Authors are encouraged to consult a recent issue of the journal.

TYPING
The text should be typed in black or word-processed using New Times Roman, 12 pt. The normal typing font (PICA typeface or equivalent size) with single space is strongly recommended.

TITLE
The title should be short, specific and informative, and should be placed 45 mm from the top of the front page. Type the exact title of the paper in Upper and Lower Case with Bold Typeface Using Font 14. Please centre the title.

AUTHOR'S NAME AND AFFILIATION
Type the name(s) of author(s) with bold typeface font 12, and centered below the title. Each name should appear in the order of first name, middle name and last name. Please designate affiliation of each author by typing superscript numbers next to his/her name in the list of authors(s). The complete list of affiliation(s) and the full postal address should be given after the list of author(s) in font 12, and should be left aligned.

ABSTRACT
A single-paragraph abstract outlining the aims, scope and conclusions of the paper should be given within 15 lines, using New Times Roman, 12 pt. Do not have references or displayed equations in the abstract. A list of up to five keywords may be included in italics below the Abstract.

STYLE OF TEXT
The main text should be in New Times Roman, 12 pt, and should follow a standard sequence (e.g. INTRODUCTION, METHOD, RESULTS AND DISCUSSION, CONCLUSION, REFERENCES, etc). Headings and subheadings for different sections of the paper should be clearly indicated. A main heading should be in capital letters and has one line space above and below it. A secondary heading should have one line of space above it but no space below it. A third grade heading should have one line of space above it. There is no full stop following the heading.
Paragraphs should be indented five (5) character spaces without any line space above. Words such as “he”, “she”, “we”, “I”, etc. should be avoided. The text must be ORIGINAL and clear.

UNITS
All measurements and data should be given in SI units. In case of unusual units and symbols, please include an explanatory note the first time it is used.

TABLES AND FIGURES
Tables should be numbered consecutively and should not duplicate results presented elsewhere in the manuscript e.g. in the graphs. All graphs, diagrams and other drawings should be referred to as Figures e.g. Fig. 1, and numbered consecutively. Place table titles above the tables, and figure captions below the figures. Allow one line of space between the table or figure and the adjacent text.

EQUATIONS
All equations must be set or clearly typed. When referring to equations in the text, preface the number with the word “Eq.”. All equations should be centered and have one line space between equations and text material. Displayed equations should be numbered simply (1), (2), (3). The numbers should appear at the extreme right of the line in parentheses.

REFERENCES
References cited in the text should be fully listed at the end of the paper in alphabetical order of the last name of the 1st author or order of appearance in the text, and should be referred to in the text by a number in square brackets e.g. [12]. Please ensure that references are complete as given the following format:
12) Yun, C.B, Kim, K.S., Kim, S.K and Lee, J.J. (2004), “Recent research and application activities on structural health monitoring in Korea”, J. Civ. Eng. Res. Pract., 9(1), 1-12.

SUBMISSIONS
Manuscripts (together with a covering letter) should be submitted (e-mailed or posted) to;

Prof. Walter O. Oyawa
Editor-in-Chief
Journal of Civil Engineering Research and Practice
Department of Civil Engineering, JKUAT
P. O. Box 62000 - 00200, Nairobi, KENYA
(E-mail: oyawa@jkuat.ac.ke or oyawaw@yahoo.com)

 

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