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Guidelines for Authors

Manuscript Templates and Online Submission

Our template complies with Ernst & Sohn layout guidelines and is designed for you to write your manuscript directly in the template. You can download the template using the link at the end of the text block. It should be used for the journals listed below. These journals are connected to the manuscript management and submission system ScholarOne Manuscripts (S1M). Each of the journal names below links to the submission portal for the relevant journal:

Notes on ScholarOne

You must have an author account on this page to submit a contribution. When submitting a manuscript, the author decides which category it fits (see manuscript template for details also regarding length/number of characters):

Article: A research-focussed contribution (first publication) – this will be peer reviewed by independent experts before publication, the final decision being made by the Editor in Chief ( Length: in general up to 28,000 characters incl. spaces, tables and figure 12 to 16).

Report: An engineering contribution with a practical focus (includes second publications) – acceptance is directly by the editorial office and does not involve a peer review process (Length: between 17,500 and 24,000 characters incl. spaces, tables and figures 10 to 14).

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Research and International Visibility

civil engineering design

This is an e-only journal in English. It aims to provide scientists and researchers in civil engineering, construction, design, maintenance, life-cycle behaviour and other areas of structural engineering a way to publish in an independent journal quickly, catering to the needs of the international research community. The journal's name is linked to the submission portal.

Open Access

The journals Civil Engineering Design (CEND), ce/papers (cepa) and Steel Construction offer to publish your artcle in open access.  More details.

ce/papers – The online collection of conference papers in civil engineering

ce/papers is part of Ernst & Sohn’s open access portfolio. This journal gathers the proceedings from a conference into a single issue, published in a permanent online archive. This ensures the proceedings remain available to a broarder aufience, are easy to search through and can be cited by the scientific community using a DOI.

Hans Kannewitz will be happy to answer any questions you have on this.