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Key title: Journal of civil engineering (Dhaka. Print)

Abbreviated key title: J. civ. eng. (Dhaka, Print)

Variant title: Journal of civil engineering. The Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh

Variant title: JCE (IEB)

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Key title: Journal of civil engineering (Dhaka. Online)

Abbreviated key title: J. civ. eng. (Dhaka, Online)


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Guidelines for Authors

Manuscript page limit
There is no restriction on the number of pages, but brevity of papers is greatly encouraged. The length of a paper should be commensurate with the scientific information being reported. In particular, the introductory material should be limited to a few paragraphs and results presented in figures should not be repeated in tables.

Manuscripts should be written in English and it is the responsibility of each author to provide a grammatically correct manuscript for review. Papers may not be sent out for review and may be rejected if they are poorly written in English. Manuscripts should have wide margins. The Abstract should be single-spaced but the rest of the manuscript should use double spacing throughout. Every page of the manuscript, including the title page, references, tables, etc. should be numbered. Manuscripts in general should be organized in the following order:

- Title (should be clear, descriptive and not too long)
- Name(s) of author(s)
- Complete postal address(es)
- Full telephone number, fax number and e-mail address of the corresponding author
- Abstract: The abstract should be clear, descriptive and not longer than 400 words
- Key words (indexing terms): 3-6 items
- Introduction
- Material studied, area descriptions, methods, techniques, quality assurance/quality control program, etc.
- Results and Discussion
- Conclusion
- Acknowledgements and any additional information, research grants, etc.
- References
- Tables
- Figure captions

All the sections and subsections of the manuscript must be numbered. Prospective authors are requested to follow the most recent published volume of the Journal for the general style of presentation.

The Editorial Board reserves the privilege of returning to the author for revision manuscripts and illustrations which are not in the form as given in this instruction.

Tables should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals in order of appearance in the text. Type each table double-spaced on a separate page with a short descriptive title typed directly above and with essential footnotes below.

All illustrations (line drawings and photographs) should accompany the submitted manuscript but should not be included within the text. Number figures consecutively with Arabic numerals. Avoid colored figures and photographs since the Journal is currently published in black and white. Because of technical complications which can arise by converting color figures to 'grey scale', please submit in addition usable black and white prints corresponding to the color illustrations, if any.



In the text refer to the author's name (without initial) and the year of publication. Examples: "Since Peterson (1993) has shown that ... " "This is in agreement with results obtained later (Kramer, 1994)".


If reference is made in the text to a publication written by more than two authors, the name of the first author should be used followed by "et al." This indication, however, should not be used in the list of references. In this list names of first author and co-authors should be given.


Reference citations in the text should be arranged chronologically. This list of references should be arranged alphabetically on authors' names, and chronologically per author. Publications by the same author(s) in the same year should be listed as 1974a, 1974b, etc.


Use the following system for arranging your references (consult a recent issue of the journal if necessary):
a. For periodicals
Ahmed, B. and Chowdhury, S. R. (2002). “Coefficient method of analysis for octagonal slab”, Journal of Civil Engineering, Institution of Engineers Bangladesh (IEB); 30(2), 111-122.
b. For edited symposia, special issues, etc., published in a periodical
Saha, G.C., and Ali, M.A. (2004). “Accumulation of arsenic in agricultural soil from irrigation water in different regions of Bangladesh”, In: Proceedings of The Second International Symposium on Southeast Asian Water Environment, December 1–3, Hanoi, Vietnam, 63-70.
c. For books
Salvadori, M. G. and Baron, M. L. (1961), Numerical methods in engineering, Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ.


Abbreviate the titles of periodicals mentioned in the list of references; according to the International List of Periodical Title Word Abbreviations.


Work accepted for publication but not yet published should be referred to as "in press".


References concerning unpublished data and "personal communications" should not be cited in the reference list but may be mentioned in the text.


For a web based source, provide the name(s) of the author(s), the title of the report or article, the complete web address and the month and year the site was visited for the cited information.

All formulae should be written using an appropriate equation editor. All mathematical characteristics appearing in the text of the manuscript should also be written using an appropriate equation editor. For simple fractions use the solidus (/) instead of a horizontal line.


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