Focus and Scope

Mapta Journal of Architecture, Urbanism and Civil Engineering (MJAUCE) is an international, peer reviewed journal, which aims to publish high quality scientific papers. The main purpose of the journal is to provide an effective way for dissemination of original research findings and advanced development results in all areas of architecture, civil engineering and urbanism. MJAUCE includes research papers, short research communication, letter, review and mini-review.

The journal is published tri annual and covers a wide variety of topics including (but not limited to):

 Architecture engineering fields:

1.acoustics management
6.indoor environmental quality and daylighting
8.rehabilitation of existing structures
9.structural assessment
10.structural engineering
11.sustainable construction/design


Urbanism engineering fields:

1.Transportation effects of new urbanism financially manageable housing, new urbanism and city growth
2.Crime and its effects on new urbanism
3.Influences of design on environmental perception, social justice, affordability, the real estate market, transportation, the environment and urban livability
4.Outcomes and models for public participation methods
5.Studies of living preferences
6.Effects of walk able communities on children and the elderly
7.Social capital and the built environment
8.Theories of urban architecture and urbanism
9.Urban morphology 
10.Biourbanism (architecture, planning, and built environment studies) 
11.Oriental urbanism vs. occidental urbanism


Civil engineering fields:

1.Education in civil engineering, 
2.Numerical methods in civil engineering, 
3.Steel and reinforced concrete structures 
4.New technologies in civil engineering
5.Ecology in building 
6.Building materials and processes
7.Environmental engineering 
8.Hydraulic engineering
9.Water resources engineering
10.Structural engineering
11.Transportation engineering
12.Sustainable building
13.Value and ethics in civil engineering
15.Geodesy and geomatics
16.Geotechnical engineering
17.Roads and bridges
18.Modern, theory and design of structures 
19.Earthquake engineering
20.Structural earthquake engineering
21.Earthquake-resistant design of structures
22.Structural control (passive, hybrid, semi-active, and active) 
23.Seismic applications of smart materials (shape memory alloys, magneto/Electro-rheological fluids, piezoelectrics, magnetostrive materials, etc.) 
24.Aseismic base isolation 
25.Anti-seismic retrofitk 


 Section Policies

Research Articles
  • Checked Open Submissions
  • Checked Indexed
  • Checked Peer Reviewed
Review Articles
  • Checked Open Submissions
  • Checked Indexed
  • Checked Peer Reviewed
Technical Note
  • Checked Open Submissions
  • Checked Indexed
  • Checked Peer Reviewed
  • Checked Open Submissions
  • Checked Indexed
  • Checked Peer Reviewed


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.


Indexing, Abstracting and Membership

  • Checked Creative Commons
  • Checked Open Access
  • Checked Google Scholar
  • Checked CNKI Scholar
  • Checked Cite Factore (Academic Scientific Journals)
  • Checked WorldCat


Publication Ethics

Authors are responsible for the originality of manuscripts submitted to Mapta Journal of Architecture, Urbanism and Civil Engineering (MJAUCE) and the original data based on which the manuscript is provided must be available upon on editor request. Authors are responsible for the contents of their manuscript, including article claims, conclusions, and appropriate citation, acknowledgments, and author contribution.

Authors of Mapta Journal of Architecture, Urbanism and Civil Engineering (MJAUCE) must confirm the following:

  • Checked Submitted manuscripts must be the original work of the author(s)
  • Checked Only unpublished manuscripts should be submitted
  • Checked It is unethical to submit a manuscript to more than one journal concurrently
  • Checked Any conflict of interest must be clearly stated
  • Checked Acknowledge the sources of data used in the development of the manuscript
  • Checked All errors discovered in the manuscript after submission must be swiftly communicated to the Editor



Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to:

  • Checked Directly copying text from other sources without attribution
  • Checked Copying ideas, images, or data from other sources without attribution
  • Checked Reusing text from your own previous publications without attribution or agreement of the editor (Exception: Reusing text from the Methods section in the author’s previous publications, with attribution to the source, is acceptable.
  • Checked Using an idea from another source with slightly modified language without attribution

If plagiarism is detected during the peer review process, the manuscript may be rejected. If plagiarism is detected after publication, we may issue a correction or retract the paper, as appropriate. Mapta Journal of Architecture, Urbanism and Civil Engineering (MJAUCE) use "iThenticate" software to detect plagiarism.


Errata and Corrigenda (Changes/additions to accepted articles)

All content of published articles is subject to the editorial review process, organized by and under the auspices of the editor. Should the authors wish to add to their article after acceptance, they must submit a request to the editor and the new content will be reviewed.

  • Checked If the new material is added to the accepted article, it must be submitted for peer review as a new manuscript, referring back to the original.
  • Checked If the new material should replace the original content of the accepted article, the editor may consider the publication of an erratum or a corrigendum.



An erratum refers to a correction of errors introduced to the article by the publisher. All publisher-introduced changes are highlighted to the author at the proof stage and any errors are ideally identified by the author and corrected by the publisher before final publication.



A corrigendum refers to a change to their article that the author wishes to publish at any time after acceptance. Authors should contact the editor of the journal, who will determine the impact of the change and decide on the appropriate course of action.


Peer Review Process

All published articles in Mapta Journal of Architecture, Urbanism and Civil Engineering (MJAUCE) must be passed through peer review process. 

The submitted manuscript is firstly reviewed by editorial team. It will be evaluated in the office whether it is suitable with focus and scope or not. Manuscripts that do not meet this criteria are returned to the authors within one week of receipt. Every submitted manuscript which passes this step will be checked to identify any plagiarism before being reviewed by reviewers. Regarding the plagiarism, editorial team will be used plagiarism checker and Google Scholar network.

Manuscripts that pass the initial review are assigned to an Associate Editor, who selects several referees based on their expertise in that particular field. Each manuscript is reviewed by at least two referees under a double-blind peer review process, where both the referees and the authors are kept anonymous. Referees are asked to evaluate the manuscript based on its originality, soundness of methodology, impact to design research, and relevance to design practices. To facilitate timely publication, referees are asked to complete their reviews within three weeks. After collecting the referees' reports, the Associate Editor makes a recommendation on the acceptability of the manuscript to the Editor-in-Chief.

Based on the referees' comments and the Associate Editor's recommendation, the Editor-in-Chief makes a final decision on the acceptability of the manuscript and communicates to the authors the decision, along with referees' reports. The final decision can be "Accept Submission", "Revisions Required", "Resubmit for Review", "Resubmit Elsewhere", or "Decline Submission." A revised manuscript should be re-submitted within six months of the decision. It will usually be returned to the original referees for evaluation.


Complaints Policy

We aim to respond to and resolve all complaints quickly and constructively. The procedures to investigate and resolve complaints followed by MJAUCE aims to be fair and balanced for those making complaints and for those being complained about. The complaint can be made by writing an email. Please email to:

All complaints will be acknowledged within one week.


Publication Frequency

The journal is published annually.