About the Journal

The Journal of Construction Project Management and Innovation is published bi-annually (twice per year) through the Sustainable Human Settlement and Construction Research Centre (SHSCRC) with the South Africa Research Chair in Sustainable Construction Management and Leadership in the Built Environment of the University of Johannesburg.

The Journal of Construction Project Management and Innovation is an open-access journal that publishes all sorts of research on Construction project management; Project management; Design and construction management processes; Housing and infrastructure development; Stakeholder management; Project planning and project impact assessments; Design and implementation of labour-intensive projects; Procurement management; Management of construction companies; Industry development; Knowledge management in construction; Empowerment of women; Innovation; Project financing; Current and emerging infrastructure issues in developing countries as well as other issues. The goal of JCPMI is to broaden the knowledge of construction professionals and academicians by promoting free access and providing valuable insight to construction-related information, research and ideas. JCPMI is a bi-annual publication and all articles are peer-reviewed.

 

EDITORIAL POLICY AND SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Overview

As part of the process of ensuring quality, the Journal of Construction Project Management and Innovation (JCMPI) Editors subscribe to the open-access publishing code of the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf).

Only papers with a clear focus on construction project management and innovations with relevance to the built environment are and will be published in the journal.

The JCPMI is an open-access journal that publishes research scholarly work on construction project management; project management; design and construction management processes; housing and infrastructure development; stakeholder management; project planning and project impact assessments; design and implementation of labour-intensive projects; procurement management; management of construction companies; industry development; knowledge management in construction; empowerment of women; innovation; project financing; current and emerging infrastructure issues in developing countries as well as other issues. The goal of the JCPMI is to broaden the knowledge of construction professionals and academicians by promoting free access and providing valuable insight to construction-related information, research and ideas.

The journal strives to ensure diversity in its publication by ensuring papers from different countries are represented in each issue and volume published. Authors are encouraged to submit scholarly articles, review articles, practical library work, short communications, book reviews or letters to the editor. Items that have been published elsewhere should be submitted only with permission of the original publisher, and this should be clearly indicated and the improvement to such publication annotated for ease of reference.

Editing Procedure (Peer Review Policy)

All submitted manuscripts are reviewed by an editor and members of the Editorial Board or at least two qualified outside reviewers. Authors cannot nominate reviewers. Only reviewers selected from the journal’s database with specialization in the subject area will be contacted to evaluate the manuscripts. The review process will be double-blind review. The feedback from reviewers is checked and reviewed by the journal editor assigned to the manuscript to ensure quality and relevance of the review comments, while all final review communications are sent to the authors by the Editor-in-Chief.
In submitting a revised manuscript, authors are mandated to submit a report detailing how they have responded to the reviewers’ comments. The journal editor checks to ensure that all recommended changes for the improvement of the article have been substantively attended to before initiating a follow-up blind reviewer process. After the peer reviewers have read and evaluated the manuscript, one of the following three recommendations for publication is made:

• Accept the manuscript for publication with minor revisions.
• Accept the manuscript for publication with major revisions.
• Reject the manuscript for publication.

After the editor receives the peer reviewers’ recommendations, they are forwarded to the author, who will then perform the necessary revisions and submit a new draft within a time frame determined by the editor. The editor then reviews the final draft to determine whether the manuscript is ready for publication, or if it requires further peer review. Once a manuscript is ready for publication, it is forwarded to the copy editor who will review the manuscript to correct spelling, punctuation, and grammatical errors, and to ensure that the text adheres to JCPMI’s formatting and style guidelines. Once the copy editor’s work is done, the managing editor performs a final review of the manuscript and publishes it. It is the goal of the JCPMI to publish manuscripts within the shortest possible time after submission.
By submitting a manuscript to JCPMI, authors agree that journal editors have the right to check their manuscript via iThenticate. However, it is the responsibility of authors to check their papers for any plagiarism issue before submitting to the journal. But, all submitted papers are by default checked for plagiarism using iThenticate on the OJS platform. Should the editors detect potential plagiarism issues, the paper will be temporarily suspended and send back to the authors.

Conflict of Interest Statement
The Editors-in-Chief are allowed to publish papers occasionally in the journal. Such publication must be relevant to the built environment, and the full review process should be followed and managed by one of the deputy editors. Similarly, the Deputy Editors are allowed to publish papers occasionally in the journal. Such publication must be relevant to the built environment and the full review process should be followed and managed by one of the Editors-in-Chief.

Copyright Policy

Authors who publish in the Journal of Construction Project Management and Innovation agree to the following terms:

Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work and allow others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work’s authorship and initial publication in this journal.

Submission of a manuscript to JCPMI implies that the work described has not been published before (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture, or thesis); that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere; that if and when the manuscript is accepted for publication, the author(s) still hold the copyright and retain publishing rights without restrictions. Authors or others are allowed to multiply the article as long as it is not for commercial purposes. Any use and or copies of this journal in whole or in part must include the customary bibliographic citation, including author attribution, date and article title.

Errata

All articles published in JCPMI are subject to an editorial review process. On acceptance, electronic proofs will be sent (email attachment) to the corresponding author as a PDF file. Page proofs are considered to be the final version of the manuscript. With the exception of typographical or minor clerical errors, no changes will be made in the manuscript at the proof stage. After publication, authors who notice any error must contact the Journal Manager who will determine the impact of the change and decide the necessary line of action to be taken.

Submission Guidelines
See guidelines:
https://journals.uj.ac.za/index.php/JCPMI/about/submissions

Institutional Affiliation

JCPMI is an institutional journal, and editors are accountable to the University of Johannesburg.
JCPMI is published bi-annually (twice per year) through the Sustainable Human Settlement and Construction Research Centre (SHSCRC) of the University of Johannesburg by the University of Johannesburg.

JCPMI is an open-access journal, and pdf versions of all papers are available on the journal website https://journals.uj.ac.za/index.php/JCPMI/login 

JCPMI is accredited by the South African Department of Higher Education and Training, and the journal editors will continue to seek and maintain the quality standards necessary for ongoing accreditation.