Scope and policy
We welcome original scientific work, in
Spanish, English or Portuguese language, covering all areas within the
Prior to their publication, papers are assessed by experts
from our Reviewer Committee according to the next procedure.
Papers assessment procedure:
The editorial board, conformed
by two professionals of the construction field and the Editor, have
the responsibility of receiving the papers and broadcast the first
judgment on the formal aspects, in addition to refuse an article
when this one does not fulfill with the basic publication instructions
and is out of the Journal subject-matters or is not provided with
enough scientific and academic merit.
The Editor will send the paper
to an external publishing institution arbiter (member of the Reviewer
Committee) specialist in the topic, which will have to realize the
evaluation in accordance with a guideline previously elaborated.
This arbiter will have to refuse, accept or accept with distinction
an article. In case of rejection, the arbiter will establish this
situation, and then the paper will be returned to the author with
the pertinent remarks.
The arbiter or reviewers will have
to verify that all the formal aspects are fulfilled, in addition
to verifying that the conclusions are according to the exposed methodological
designs and the raised targets. The arbiters will know the identity
of the authors, but the authors will not know their reviewers.
If the papers have
minor or medium remarks, and if the paper is accepted, the Editor
will contact the author for realize the modifications indicated
in a prudent term, as soon as these modifications were made, the
paper will be in conditions to be published.
If the paper is not
accepted it will be sent to another external arbiter; if the rejection
is confirmed, the paper will be definitely refused and the decision
will be communicated to the author and the corresponding evaluations
will be sent.
If the paper is rejected
by an arbiter and accepted for another one, the paper will be sent
to the author with the corresponding evaluations, once the modifications
were realized the Advisory Committee will include it again in the
list of papers to evaluate.
Form and preparation of manuscripts
Papers submitted for publication will
comply with the following requirements:
They must be written including at least the four
following sections Introduction, Results, Discussion and Conclusions.
Microsoft Office Word file (97 or older).
Text in Times New Roman or Arial, size: 12pt,
Title, Three Keywords and Abstract should be included
in both Spanish and English languages.
- Abstracts’ length should be between 100 to 200 words.
All equations, figures, photos, tables and diagrams
must be submitted separately from the text, in their original format.
- References are to be presented according to APA (American Psychology
The papers sent to Revista de la Construcción
do not have to be published or considered in another journal.
Papers must be submitted in a digital
format to firstname.lastname@example.org
[About the journal] [Editorial
Universidad Católica de Chile
Escuela de Construcción Civil
Vicuña Mackenna 4860 - Macul
C. P: 7820436
Santiago de Chile
Tel.: (56-2) 3544565 – 3544551
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