Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Wahana Teknik Sipil: Jurnal Pengembangan Teknik Sipil or Civil Engineering Forum: Journal of Civil Engineering Development is a medium of communication and dissemination of research results, case studies, and scientific reviews (applied) to scientists and practitioners in the field of Civil Engineering. This journal is published by the Civil Engineering Department of Semarang State Polytechnic periodically 6 (six) months, ie June and December.

Scopes of Wahana Teknik Sipil: Jurnal Pengembangan Teknik Sipil or Civil Engineering Forum: Journal of Civil Engineering Development are:

1. Civil and Structural Engineeering

2. Environmental Engineering

3. Geotechnical Engineering

4. Transport Egineering

5. Water Resources Engineering

6. Constructions Management 

7. Building Constructions.

8. Disaster Management.



Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Unchecked Open Submissions Unchecked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

All manuscripts submitted to this journal must follow focus and scope, and author guidelines of this journal. The submitted manuscripts must address scientific merit or novelty appropriate to the focus and scope. All manuscripts must be free from plagiarism contents. All authors are suggested to use plagiarism detection softaware to do the similarity checking. Editors check the plagiarism detection of articles in this journal by using a Turnitin software.

The research article submitted to this journal will be peer-reviewed at least 2 (two) or more expert reviewers. The reviewers give scientific valuable comments improving the contents of the manuscript.

Final decision of articles acceptance will be made by Editors according to reviewers comments. Publication of accepted articles including the sequence of published articles will be made by Editor in Chief by considering sequence of accepted date and geographical distribution of authors as well as thematic issue.


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.


Publication Ethics

Duties of Authors

  1. Reporting Standars: 
    Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are unacceptable.
  2. Data Access and Retention: 
    Authors are asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data (consistent with the ALPSP-STM Statement on Data and Databases), if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.
  3. Originality and Plagiarism: The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted. Its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out.
  4. Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication: 
    An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication (except in the form of a conference abstract or as part of a published lecture or thesis for an academic qualification), and under consideration for publication elsewhere. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.
  5. Acknowledgement of Sources: 
    Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.
  6. Authorship of the Paper: 
    Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.
  7. Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: 
    All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.
  8. Fundamental errors in published works: 
    When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.
  9. Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects: 
    If the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify these in the manuscript.

Duties of Editors

  1. Fair Play: 
    An editor at any time evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.
  2. Confidentiality: 
    The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.
  3. Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: 
    Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author.
  4. Publication Decisions: 
    The editor board journal are responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always drive such decisions. The editors may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editors may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.
  5. Review of Manuscripts: 
    Editor must ensure that each manuscript is initially evaluated by the editor for originality. The editor should organize and use peer review fairly and wisely. Editors should explain their peer review processes in the information for authors and also indicate which parts of the journal are peer reviewed. Editor should use appropriate peer reviewers for papers that are considered for publication by selecting people with sufficient expertise and avoiding those with conflicts of interest.

Duties of Reviewers

  1. Contribution to Editorial Decisions:
    Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.
  2. Promptness: 
    Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process
  3. Standards of Objectivity: 
    Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
  4. Confidentiality: 
    Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.
  5. Disclosure and Conflict of Interest: 
    Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.
  6. Acknowledgement of Sources: 

    Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.


Indexing & Abstracting

Wahana Teknik Sipil has been indexed in:





Screening for Plagiarism

Manuscripts submitted to Wahana Teknik Sipil : Jurnal Pengembangan Teknik Sipil will be screened for plagiarism and self-plagiarism using TURNITIN and Google-based search engines. Depending on the level of originality and similarities with other documents, the managing editor will decide on whether to immediately reject the manuscripts, contact authors for further clarifications, or to proceed to the peer-review process


Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Publication: 500.000,- (IDR)


Reviewer Team

Prof. Dr. MUHAMMAD MUKHLISIN, [Scopus ID: 18634679000]Department of Civil Engineering, Politeknik Negeri Semarang

Prof. Dr. MOCHAMMAD AGUNG WIBOWO, [Scopus ID: 57170403400], Department of Civil Engineering, Universitas Diponegoro

Prof. Dr. AHMED HUSSEIN KAMEL AHMED ELSHAFIE. [Scopus ID : 16068189400Department of Civil Engineering. Faculty of Engineering. University of Malaya. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Assoc. Prof. Dr. SUHARYANTO, [Scopus ID: 42762319800], Department of Civil Engineering, Universitas Diponegoro

Assoc. Prof. Dr. KHAIRUL NIZAM ABDUL MAULUD, [scopus ID: 57203784250], Department of Civil & Structural Engineering, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Malaysia

Assoc. Prof. Dr. TEDJO MULYONO, [SINTA ID : 6159674], Department of Civil Engineering, Politeknik Negeri Semarang

Assoc. Prof. Dr. EDY SUHARTONO, [SINTA ID : 5981065], Department of Civil Engineering, Politeknik Negeri Semarang

Assoc. Prof. Dr. ANIZA IBRAHIM, [Scopus ID : 57200808847], Department of Civil EngineeringNational Defence University Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Assoc. Prof. Dr. RINI KUSUMAWARDANI, [Scopus ID: 57094177400], Department of Civil Engineering, Universitas Negeri Semarang

Assoc. Prof. Dr. SRI WAHYUNI[Scopus ID: 57214981361], Department of Water Resources Engineering, Universitas Brawijaya

Prof. Dr. ANTONIUS, [Scopus ID: 55552424200]Department of Civil Engineering, Universitas Islam Sultan Agung

Assoc. Prof. Dr. MUHAMMAD RAMLI[Scopus ID: 57220515479], Department of Mining Engineering, Universitas Hasanuddin

Dr. PRIMA YANE PUTRI, [Scopu ID: 56527367300], Department of Civil Engineering, Universitas Negeri Padang

TOGANI CAHYADI UPOMO, [Scopus ID: 57151400000], Department of Civil Engineering, Universitas Negeri Semarang

Assoc. Prof. Dr. STEFANUS SANTOSA, [SINTA ID: 6029463], Department of Civil Engineering, Politeknik Negeri Semarang