Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Jurnal Rekayasa Sipil (JRS-Unand) pubslished research article, literature article (review article), case report, technical report ini all fields of civil engineering include:

  • Material and structure
  • Transportation
  • Geotechnical
  • Water resource engineering
  • Project management
  • Disaster management


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Publication of articles in Jurnal Rekayasa Sipil (JRS) is dependent solely on scientific validity and coherence as judged by our editors and/or peer reviewers, who will also assess whether the writing is comprehensible and whether the work represents a useful contribution to the field. JRS acknowledged the effort and suggestions made by its reviewers. 

Initial evaluation of manuscripts

The Editor will first evaluate all manuscripts submitted. Although rare, yet it is entirely feasible for an exceptional manuscript to be accepted at this stage. Those rejected at this stage are insufficiently original, have serious scientific flaws, or are outside the aims and scope of the JRS. Those that meet the minimum criteria are passed on to experts for review.

Type of peer review

Submitted manuscripts will generally be reviewed by two to three experts who will be asked to evaluate whether the manuscript is scientifically sound and coherent, whether it duplicates the already published works, and whether or not the manuscript is sufficiently clear for publication.

Review reports

Reviewers are asked to evaluate whether the manuscript:

  • Is original by stating the objectives and gap clearly
  • Is methodologically sound
  • Follows appropriate ethical guidelines
  • Has results/findings which are clearly presented and support the conclusions
  • Correctly references previous relevant work
  • Reviewers are not expected to correct or copyedit manuscripts. Language correction is not part of the peer review process.


Reviewers advise the editor, who is responsible for the final decision to accept or reject the article. The Editors will reach a decision based on these reports and, where necessary, they will consult with members of the Editorial Board. Editor’s decision is final.

Becoming a Reviewer

If you are not currently a reviewer for JRS, but would like to be added to the list of reviewers, please contact us. The benefits of reviewing for JRS include the opportunity to see and evaluate the latest work in related research area at an early stage, and to be acknowledged in our list of reviewers. You may also be able to cite your work for JRS as part of your professional development requirements.


Publication Frequency

Jurnal Rekayasa Sipil (JRS-Unand) starts in 2020 publishes three editions in a year, in March, July, and Desember. JRS-Unand publishes 6-10 articles in each edition with 8-14 pages long for each article.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.
Benefits of open access for the author, include:

  •     Free access for all users worldwide
  •     Authors retain copyright to their work
  •     Increased visibility and readership
  •     Rapid publication
  •     No spatial constraints

Works/articles in this journals as are bound to Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.



JRS-Unand stores back issues and current articles following LOCKSS idea of keeping lots of copies of our items on several servers. Archives are stored in Universitas Andalas' repository server. JRS also implemented PKP Private LOCKSS Network (PLN) preservation function as can be seen in The Keepers Registry record at Portal ISSN here. The Keepers records are originated from PKP PLN and Portico.