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The Civil Engineering Dimension (Dimensi Teknik Sipil) is published biannually, in March and September, by The Institute of Research and Community Outreach, Petra Christian University, Surabaya, Indonesia. 

Civil Engineering Dimension (CED)provides an international forum for the dissemination of research and development in the field of civil engineering, incorporating viewpoints of different diciplines.The aims of Civil Engineering Dimension is to publish a wide range of research and application papers which describe, but not restricted to, laboratory, numerical investigations, report on full scale projects, detailed case studies, review articles as well as short communications and discussions.Civil Engineering Dimension welcomes papers with the above aim and scopes.

Submission and Correspondence
Author shall submit paper by using our online submission system. File shall be named as follows: first three letters shall be CED, followed by the first name of the first author and first word of the title, e.g.: CED-hadi-comparison. Our online submission system guides you stepwise through the process of entering your article details and uploading your files. Editable files (e.g., MS-Word) are required to typeset your article[P1] . All correspondences, including notification of the Editor's decision and requests for revision, will be sent through our online system.

Manuscripts should be editable(e.g., MS-Word), typed double spaced (12-pitch font size) in a single column format on A4 size paper with 2.5-cm wide margin (top, bottom, left, right). The length of a manuscript should be limited to maximum of 20 pages total (references, figures, tables, appendices, etc. inclusive). All pages should be numbered consecutively.

All correspondences to the Editor should be addressed to:
The Editor, Civil Engineering Dimension (Dimensi Teknik Sipil)
The Institute of Research and Community Outreach

Petra Christian University
Jl. Siwalankerto 121-131 Surabaya, Indonesia 60236
Tel. +62-31-843-9040



Publication Charges
Civil Engineering Dimension does NOT apply any Article Processing Charges (APC) as Article Submission Charges.


Open Access and Publication Charges
Civil Engineering Dimension (ISSN 1979-570X and 1410-9530) is an Open Access journal, which is free to access and read on the Internet.


The language of the journal is English.Please write your manuscript in good English. Authors who feel their English language manuscript may require editing to eliminate possible grammatical or spelling errors and to conform to correct scientific English may wish to use the English Language Editing service.

Manuscripts should be organized in the following order: Title; authors and affiliations; abstract and key words; main body of paper; acknowledgment (where applicable); references; appendices (where applicable). 

Abstract should not exceed 150 words. The abstract should state briefly the state-of-the art, research gap, purpose of the research, methods, the principal results and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. For this reason, References should be avoided, but if essential, then cite the author(s) and year(s). Also, non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but if essential they must be defined at their first mention in the abstract itself. so it may become a useful document in an information-retrieval system. Three to ten key words should be included.

SI units must be used throughout in the manuscript. If other units must be used, equivalent SI units shall follow in parentheses. No rigid rules concerning notation or abbreviation need to be observed, but each manuscript should be self-contained as to symbols and units, which should be properly defined. 

Figures and Tables
Photographs, charts, illustrations and diagrams are to be referred to as "Figure(s)". All figures and tables should be placed within the text and identified with consecutive Arabic (not Roman) number in the order they are referred (separate numbers for tables and figures). All lettering, lines and symbols must be of uniform size and cropped to remove irrelevant information. It is better to use several simple tables than one large, complex table. All figures should be clear and suitable for reduction (up to 50% original size). Lettering must be clear and must be large enough to be reduced by the same proportion. All tables and figures must be accompanied by a self-explanatory caption.

Mathematical Expressions
Mathematical symbols and formulae should be typed. Particular care should be exercised in identifying all symbols and in avoiding ambiguities. Distinction should be made between the number one (1) and the letter l, or i and between the number zero (0) and the letter o. Equations must be numbered consecutively. Equation numbers should appear in parentheses. All equation number must appear on the right-hand side of the equation and should be referred to within the text. Use following sequence of parenthesis; )] }.


References and Use of Reference Management Software
Increased discoverability of research and high quality peer review are ensured by online links to the sources cited. In order to allow us to create links to abstracting and indexing services, please ensure that data provided in the references are correct. Please note that incorrect surnames, journal/book titles, publication year and pagination may prevent link creation.

Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Unpublished results and personal communications are not recommended in the reference list, but may be mentioned in the text. If these references are included in the reference list they should follow the standard reference style of the journal and should include a substitution of the publication date with either 'Unpublished results' or 'Personal communication'. Citation of a reference as 'in press' implies that the item has been accepted for publication.

Authors should use reference management softwares, such as Mendeley, Zotero, or EndNote, for citations and for preparing the reference list. If no template is yet available for this journal, please follow the format of the sample references and citations as shown in this Guide.

References to published literatures should be quoted in the text in numerical order. Numerical citation should be typed on the line, not as a superscript, and enclosed in square bracket, [1]. The references should be listed together at the end of the text in consecutive order, with enough information to allow readers to find the cited item. Use of DOI is highly encouraged.

Reference to a journal publication:

1. Wade, R.L. and Harris, R.B., LOMARK: A Bidding Strategy, Journal of the Construction Division, ASCE, 102(1), 1976, pp. 197-211.

Reference to a book: 
2. Beer, F.P. and Johnston, E.R. Jr., Mechanics of Materials, Second edition, McGraw-Hill, London, 1992.

Reference to chapter in an edited book:
3. Mettam, G.R. and Adams, L.B., How to Prepare an Electronic Version of Your Article, In: Jones, B.S. and Smith, R.Z., Editors, Introduction to the Electronic Age, E-Publishing Inc, New York, 2009.

Reference to a conference paper:
4. Miki, C., Sasaki, E., and Shimozato, T., Seismic Resistance Verification of Fatigue Retrofitted Steel Bridge Bents (A Case Study in the Metropolitan Expressway), Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Urban Earth-quake Engineering, Tokyo, Japan, March 7-8, 2005, pp. 77-84.

Reference to a Standard/Code
5. JIS G 3106, Rolled Steels for Welded Structure, Japanese Industrial Standards Committee, 2008. (In Japanese).

Reference to an online journal 
6. Hardjito, D., Antoni, Wibowo, G.M., and Christianto, D., Pozzolanic Activity Assessment of LUSI Mud in Semi High Volume Pozzolanic Mortar, Materials, 5(9), 2012, pp. 1654-1660, retrieved from


Plagiarism Screening

Plagiarism is a threat to scholarly publishing in general and to Civil Engineering Dimension journal in particular. Originality of the submitted work can be assured through plagiarism screening and rejection of suspected material. For maximum effectiveness, all articles submitted to theCivil Engineering Dimensionshall be sent to a plagiarism detection process prior to submission.


All papers will be assigned to independent experts for peer-review. A single-blind review is applied, where authors' identities are known to reviewers. Based on the comments and advice of the peer-reviewers, the Editor will make a decision to accept, to reject, or to ask authors to revise the manuscript. For Minor Revisions the authors will have one week to resubmit their revised manuscript. For Major Revisions the authors will have two weeks to resubmit their revised manuscript. However, authors should contact the editorial office if extended revision time is anticipated. All reviewer comments should be responded to in a point-by-point fashion. Where the authors disagree with a reviewer, they must provide a clear response.


Production and Publication

Once accepted, the manuscript will undergo professional copy-editing, English editing, proofreading by the authors, final corrections, pagination, and, publication on the website.


Copyright/Open Access

Articles published in Civil Engineering Dimension will be Open-Access articles distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY).Civil Engineering Dimension allows the author(s) to hold the copyright and to retain the publishing rights. Civil Engineering Dimension will insert the following note at the end of the published text:


© 2016 by the authors; licensee Civil Engineering Dimension, Surabaya, Indonesia. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (

Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce any figures from other copyright holder, for which copyright exists.


Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain the copyright and publishing right, and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) followingthe publication of the article, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).


Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.


The Journal is published by The Institute of Research & Community Outreach - Petra Christian University.

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