NOTES FOR CONTRIBUTORS
All materials submitted for publication must be original, unpublished work and are NOT under consideration for publication elsewhere.
Papers/manuscripts must be submitted through an online system to the Editorial Board.
For the online submission, the author (contributor) should "register" as a user and "log in" through http://myjms.mohe.gov.my/index.php/bej
Assoc. Prof. Sr Dr Siti Aekbal Salleh
Built Environment Journal (BEJ)
Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying
Universiti Teknologi MARA
40450 Shah Alam
Editors reserve the right to edit/comment on the content of the manuscript. If major or substantial amendments are recommended by the editors the authors will be given the option to accept or reject the recommendations (and withdraw participation).
MANUSCRIPT PREPARATION (refer to the template)
The manuscript must be submitted in British English.
The manuscript should be within the range of 5000 – 7500 words in Times New Roman font, 11 point type. Authors are requested to state how many words their paper contains. The manuscripts should be typed and single spaced on one side of A4 paper only, with 4 cm margins on the sides, the top and the bottom. All text should be set aligned justified throughout. The pages should be numbered in order.
The first page of the manuscripts must contain the full title, name of author(s), designation(s) of affiliation(s), highest academic qualification and the present address(es) with the telephone/fax/e-mail contact information listed.
Abstract and Keywords
The abstract must not exceed 250 words and should summarise the paper including the main conclusions. There shall be not more than 5 keywords.
The order when typing manuscripts: Title, author(s), highest academic qualification, Affiliations, Abstract, Keywords, Main Text (Aim, Problem Statement/Issues, Methodology and Analysis),Conclusion and Recommendations, References, Acknowledgment and Appendix (if any). Simple language, short sentences and a good use of headings are encouraged. Headings should be numbered and the use of more than three levels of heading should be avoided. Headings and paragraphs should be separated by two carriage returns. Text following a heading should not be indented.
Photographs, diagrams and charts should be referred to as “Figure(s)” and numbered in the order in which they are referred to in the text. Maps and diagrams should be submitted in a form ready for reproduction, all in legible digital format. Please note that illustrations in the journal shall be printed in black-and-white or gray-scale.
All measurements and data should be given in metric units or, if other units are used, then the metric equivalent should be given in parentheses.
The APA 6th reference system is used. The reference is referred to in the text by the following manner:
Alesheikh, A. A., Ghorbanali, A., & Nouri, N. (2007). Coastline change detection using remote sensing. International Journal of Environmental Science & Technology, 4(1), 61-66.
Baig, M. H. A., Zhang, L., Shuai, T., & Tong, Q. (2014). Derivation of a tasseled cap transformation based on Landsat 8 at-satellite reflectance. Remote Sensing Letters, 5(5), 423-431.
Malcolm Taylor (2000) Avoiding Claims in Building Design: Risk Management in Practice, Blackwell Science Ltd, London
Hamzeh, F.R. (2011). The Lean Journey: Implementing the Last Planner System in Construction, Proceedings of the 19th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, IGLC 19, 13-15 July, Lima, Peru, pp. 379- 390
Editorial & reviewing Process
1. Submission of a manuscript by contributor/author through the online system.
2. Managing Editor makes a prescreening and assigns an Associate Editor for the manuscript, or rejects the manuscript [1 week].
3. Associate Editor assigns two (2) reviewers for the manuscript for revision purposes [1 week].
4. Double-blind reviewing [3 weeks].
5. Associate Editor receives comments from reviewers and instructs the author for correction and resubmission [1 week].
6. Author repairs and resubmits the manuscript [2 weeks].
7. Chief Editor makes a decision on the manuscript [1 week].
8. If accepted, an Associate Editor do the final formatting and editing [2 weeks].
9. Managing Editor publishes the manuscript [2 weeks].
Once published in the Built Environment Journal, the copyright including electronic copyrights of the article is automatically invested with UiTM. The copyright covers the exclusive use of rights to reproduce and distribute the article, including reprints, photography reproductions, microfilm, electronic publication or any reproduction of a similar nature and translations. Permission to publish illustrations must be obtained by the author before submission. Any acknowledgements should be included in the figure captions.