Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing

Sixteen check list of compliance of the journal to the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing published September 15, 2022 (joint statement by Committee on Publication Ethics [COPE], Directory of Open Access Journals [DOAJ], the Open Access Scholarly Publishing Association [OASPA];, and the World Association of Medical Editors [WAME]; was as follows :

  1. Name of Journal
  2. Website
  3. Publishing Schedule
  4. Archiving
  5. Copyright
  6. Licensing
  1. Publication Ethics and Related Editorial Policies
  2. Peer Review
  3. Access
  1. Ownership and Management
  2. Advisory Body
  3. Editorial Team and Contact Information
  1. Author Fees
  2. Other Revenue
  3. Advertising
  4. Direct Marketing


1. Name of Journal

The official journal title is the Korean Journal of Construction Engineering and Management (KJCEM). The abbreviated title is Korean J Constr. Eng. Mgmt.

2. Website

The URL address of the official journal website is The KJCEM managing team endeavors to make a good website. The KJCEM website demonstrates that care has been taken to ensure high ethical and professional standards.

  • Aims and scope:

    KJCEM is the official, academic journal of the Korean Institute of Construction Engineering and Management (KICEM). It aims to promote and share knowledge on construction engineering and management for successful implementation and provision of capital assets both domestically and internationally.

    The journal invites research focused on identifying and formalizing approaches to improve construction management practices in contract and tender strategies, organization structures, project cost and schedule control, and supply chain logistics. It also welcomes studies exploring emerging Information Technologies (such as Building Information Modeling, Artificial Intelligence and mobile/cloud computing), and next-generation construction technologies (including Internet of Things, Virtual and Augmented Reality, modularization, robotics and intelligent equipment) to ensure successful project delivery.

    KJCEM offers a unique forum for knowledge dissemination related to the Korean AECO industry, which provide engineering and construction services to a wide range of assets including high-rise buildings, high-tech manufacturing plants (e.g., semi-conductor, biotech, etc.), and state-of-the-art infrastructure in local and global markets. Research related to these aspects and specialties should thus be of interest to both Korean and international audiences.

    To achieve these aims, the journal publishes peer-reviewed original articles, review articles, and case reports, in Korean or English, bimonthly, covering theoretical foundations, empirical case developments, and novel applications of systems and technologies (

  • Readership:

    KJCEM is an open-access journal publishing at the ISSN (ISSN 2005-6095, eISSN 2465-9703) and digital object identifier (DOI). It is indexed in CrossRef metadata, Korea Citation Index, and Google Scholar, and is easily available to wide international researchers. Each article provides excellent research and engineering applications related to construction engineering and management.

  • Author Ethics:

3. Publishing Schedule

KJCEM is now published bi-monthly and will be published quarterly from 2024 at

4. Archiving

It is accessible without a barrier from the Korea Citation Index ( or National Library of Korea ( in the event a journal is no longer published.

5. Copyright

Copyright policy: All published papers become the permanent property of KJCEM. Copyrights of all published materials are owned by KJCEM and must not be published elsewhere without written permission from the Society. Permission must be obtained from the KJCEM for any commercial use of materials. Every author should sign the copyright transfer agreement forms that are identical to the Creative Commons (Attribution-Noncommercial) at:

6. Licensing

KJCEM is an open-access journal distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial license, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited for non-commercial purposes (

7. Publication Ethics and Related Editorial Policies:

8. Peer Review

KJCEM has an online submission and peer review system at

All manuscripts will be reviewed initially by the Editor-In-Chief to verify whether they meet the editorial standards of the Journal (within one week of submission). KJCEM uses a blinded peer review process. Following the initial review, each manuscript will be reviewed by three reviewers. Reviewers are qualified scholars and experts who have adequate knowledge in the field. In addition, suggested reviewers may not be at the same institution as any of the manuscript authors.

The authors’ names and affiliations are not disclosed to reviewers during the review. Only limited information would be given to a member of the editorial board if he or she is among the authors. They will not be given special treatment. An initial decision will be made, and reviewer comments will be presented to authors within 6 weeks of submission via the online submission system.

Acceptance of the manuscript is decided based on the critiques and recommended decisions of the reviewers. The reviewers are requested to identify one of four recommendations for publication: accept as is, accept with minor revisions, revision and resubmission, and reject. If two reviewers decide to reject the submission of the manuscript, it may not be considered for publication. If required, the corresponding author should resubmit a revised manuscript and indicate the alterations that have been made in response to the reviewers’ comments item by item. Failure to resubmit the revised manuscript within three months is regarded as a withdrawal. For submission of the revised manuscript, authors may contact the Editorial Board to check if it may be possible to delay submission. The reviewers should return the decisions of review for the revised manuscript within 30 days. The final decision for publication will be made by the Editor-In-Chief (

9. Access

KJCEM is an open-access journal distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (, which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. JKWRA allows open access to all published articles. A free full text in both PDF and XML format is available at

Subscription Information: Neither registration nor subscription is required to access the electronic version of articles published in KJCEM.

10. Ownership and Management

This journal is owned by the publisher, KJCEM (, and it is managed by the editorial board members (

11. Advisory Body

The advisory (governing) body is the journal's editorial board. The full names and affiliations of the journal’s editors are displayed on the ‘Editorial Board (’ tab of the journal website.

12. Editorial Team and Contact Information

The editorial team is available from the journal website's ‘Editorial Board (’.

Co-Editors-in-Chief : Dr. Jang, Hyounseung and Dr. Koo Bonsang

Assistant Manager : Yang Sunmi

Editorial Office : Research Center 1102, Secretariat 1101, Korea Science and Technology Center 1st Building, 22, Teheran-ro 7-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea (06130)

TEL: +82-2-556-5186~6 / Fax: +82-2-556-2408


13. Author Fees

14. Other Revenue

Revenue sources of the journal were from the support of the publisher (KJCEM) and Korea Government’s support.

15. Advertising

KJCEM does not accept advertisements

16. Direct Marketing

Journal propagation has been done through the journal website and the distribution of an introduction pamphlet. Invitations to submit a manuscript are usually focused on the presenters at conferences, seminars, or workshops if the topic is related to the journal's aims and scope. Full-text PDF files are also available on the official website (

To order a printed subscription to KJCEM, please contact our editorial office. The KJCEM will send the printed journal to member institutions freely and to member individuals with an annual subscription fee of 30,000 Korean Won.