Scope and policy
It publishes original and unpublished
articles both, in Spanish and English in all the relevant topics related
to construction engineering and management, like: construction materials,
construction methods, technologies and processes, construction management,
resources management, construction entrepreneurship, sustainable construction
rehabilitation of materials and structures and other interesting topics.
The journal includes articles that report research reports as well as
practice applications and case studies. The opinions expressed in the
articles are the sole responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily
reflect the points of view of the Department of Construction Engineering
and Management or the Editor. We invite researchers, academic personnel
and professionals interested in sharing their knowledge to contribute
with papers to be published in the journal or to send discussions about
previously published articles. The instructions for preparation and submission
of articles can be found on the inside back cover of each issue.
Form and preparation of manuscripts
1. Submitting papers
The papers are to be written in either Spanish or English and must be original and unpublished previously or in a process of publication in another journal.
2. Format of papers
The paper must have a maximum extension of 5000 words, in letter-sized paper and doubled-spaced with a left side margin of 3 cm and 2 cm in the other three sides. The font of the text is to be Times New Roman 12. Papers not abiding by the format indicated will be returned without submitting them to the Review Committee.
2.1. First page
The papers are to have a page with the title with the complete name of the author or authors and a complete address for correspondence, telephone, fax and e-mail. The title and identification of the authors must be in Spanish and English.
2.2. Abstract in Spanish, abstract in English and keywords
The abstract in Spanish is not to exceed 250 words and must summarize the key aspects of the paper and describe a synthesis of most important applications and conclusions which the paper furnishes. The abstract in English is to be a correct translation of the summary from Spanish into English. Five keywords are to be included, both in Spanish and in English.
2.3. Content of the paper
The paper must be well construed and structured. The structure of the paper is to include as a minimum the following sections: introduction, discussion and development, and conclusions. The introduction is to clearly establish the purpose of the work. The discussion and development are to include the main results and observations in paper, the methodology used, etc. The conclusions are to be relevant to the readers.
The Harvard system for references is used (www.ing.puc.cl/ric). These are to be complete and correct. In the text, the references are to be cited as follows: González (2001) or (Peralta and Molina, 1999). For more than two authors it is to be indicated as (Martínez et al., 2000). At the end of the paper, the references are to be added in alphabetical order according to the surname of the first author. The references of a same author of a same year are to be differences using 2000a, 2000b, etc. The style of the references must follow one of the following formats:
2.5. Tables and Formulas
Tables and formulas (equations) are to be numbered sequentially in the same order in which they appear in the text, with Arabic numbers and making reference to them as: table 1, table 2…, formula 1, formula 2…, etc., as the case may be. They must be introduced in the text in the same order in which they are referenced. In the case of tables, the title is to be placed on the lower part and must not duplicate the results presented in the graphs. The system of units to be used will be the International (IS).
The figures may include graphs, outlines, diagrams and photographs. The figures are to be sent in an as ready condition for the publication, with laser printing quality. If they are photographs, they are to be of high quality. They are to be numbered in a sequential manner, in the same order in which they are referenced in the text as: figure 1, figure 2, etc., and their title must be placed in the lower part. They must be included within the text as they are cited and besides they must be sent on separate sheets of paper and in the diskette, in the original software in which they were created.
Each author will receive two copies of the Journal where his/her/their paper was published, apart from a copy of the publication in PDF format.
4. Opinions expressed in the papers
The opinions stated in the papers published in the Journal are of the sole responsibility of the author or authors of the same, and do not necessarily reflect the points of view of the Department of Engineering and Construction Management of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
Submitting a paper to Revista Ingeniería de Construcción implies that it represents an original work, not published previously and not considered for publication elsewhere. The authors must transfer the author’s rights of their papers to the Editorial providing the article is accepted for publication, using a form provided by the Editorial. The copyrights cover the exclusive rights for the reproduction and distribution of the paper, including reprints, photographic reproductions, microfilms, scanning of documents or any other methods of reproduction of similar nature as well as the translations. Permission to use figures from other source must be obtained by the author prior to submitting the paper.
Sending of manuscripts
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Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Departamento de Ingeniería y Gestión de la Construcción
Avda. Vicuña Mackenna #4860, Macul
Campus San Joaquín - Edificio San Agustín - Piso 3
Casilla 306 - Correo 22
Santiago - Chile
Tel.: (56-2) 2354 4244
Fax: (56-2) 2354 4608