About the Journal

Focus and Scope

This journal discusses issues relating to sustainability in the economic, social, environmental, and institutional dimensions of urban development and planning in Indonesia and throughout the world which include the following ;

  1. - Building Structure
  2. - Construction Management
  3. - Hydrology and hydraulic
  4. - Transportation Planning
  5. - Urban development
  6. - Rural and Regional Planning
  7. - Disaster and environment
  8. - Tourism Planning
  9. - Preservation and conservation
  10. - Building Design
  11. - Settlement and housing
  12. - Information and mapping

Peer Review Process

Publication decisions

The editor of the Jurnal Rekayasa is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always drive such decisions. The editors may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. The plagiarism screening of the manuscripts is done by application Turnitin. The editors may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.



Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.



Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.


Policy in screening of plagiarism

Plagiarism is strictly prohibited in Jurnal Rekayasa. Plagiarism screening in this journal is completed through Turnitin and Google search. The Journal team will judge any case of plagiarism. If plagiarism is detected before the article is published, we will alert the author(s), asking them to either rewrite the text or quote the exact text and cite the original source.

Galley proof will be scanned for detecting the plagiarism level. The tolerance for the plagiarism level for each article is < 20%. We use Plagiarism Detector Program subscribed by the Jurnal Rekayasa, Faculty of Civil Engineering and planning, Bung Hatta University. 

If plagiarism is detected after publication, the Journal team will conduct an investigation on its own merits. If plagiarism is found, the journal editorial office will contact the authors. Depending on the extent of the plagiarism, the paper may also be formally retracted.

Publication Frequency

Published twice a year, namely in June and December

Open Access Policy

this journal provides direct open access to its content with the principle that making research freely available to the public and supporting global knowledge exchange.

Benefits of open access for writers, including:

          Free access for all users throughout the world

          The authors retain copyrights to their work

          Increase visibility and number of readers

          Fast publication

          There are no spatial restrictions

However, the works / articles in this journal are bound by the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.


Publication Ethic Statement

Jurnal Rekayasa is a peer-reviewed journal. This statement clarifies the ethical behavior of all parties involved in the act of publishing articles in this journal, including authors, editor in chief, Editorial Board, peer reviewers and publishers (Bung Hatta University). This statement is based on the COPE Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

Ethical Guideline for Journal Publication

Publication of articles in peer-reviewed Jurnal Rekayasa is an important part of developing coherent and respected knowledge networks. This is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and institutions that support them. Articles that are reviewed by colleagues support and embody the scientific method. It is therefore important to agree on the standards of ethical behavior expected for all parties involved in publishing actions: writers, journal editors, and peer reviewers.

Authority and Responsibility

As an Editor must have the following performance and responsibilities;

  1. Editors are responsible for the journal content and continuity of the publications.
  2. Editors are obliged to make a writing guide for the author along with the template.
  3. Editors assess that writing is free from violations, honest and objective and independent.
  4. Editors ensure that the review process is transparent, objective and fair manner.
  5. Editors ensure that all papers are published through a review process by qualified partners.
  6. Editors guaranteed the reviewer are selected according to their competencies.
  7. Editors refuse article without review process or not in accordance with the scope of the journal or low quality
  8. Editor must disclose any information about the manuscript, except the author, reviewer, editorial board, and publisher.


Duties of Authors in making report;

Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are unacceptable. Besides this, there are several author obligations :

  1. Authors make a statement that the paper submitted for publication is authentic, has never been published anywhere in any language, and is not in the process of being submitted to another publisher.
  2. Authors ensure that the names listed as authors in accordance with the order of their contribution and are approved by all members. If there is any change, subtraction, or addition of the author's name, it is agreed upon by the other author.
  3. Authors responsible for the work and content of the article which includes methods, analysis, calculations and details.
  4. Authors will inform the editor if want to withdraw the writing.
  5. Authors must ensure that the written is original work. Authors not involved in plagiarism.


A Reviewer must be committed to carrying out their duties;

All manuscripts submitted in Jurnal Rekayasa will be peer reviewed by blind reviewer. The manuscript will be made anonym both for the reviewer and the authors(s). The final decision is determined by the agreement between the editorial board and the reviewer.

  1. Reviewer must be honest, objective, unbiased, independent, and stand in scientific truth.
  2. Reviewer must be critical in assessing the content of a paper in accordance with the field of expertise, keeping secrets, not taking personal advantage, and having the enthusiasm to improve the writings that have been studied
  3. Reviewer help editors in making decisions and helping the author to improve the quality of the manuscript.
  4. Reviewer required to always uphold the basic principles and scientific analysis in carrying out the process of reviewing a paper.
  5. The results of the review are delivered honestly, objectively and supported by clear arguments.
  6. Information or ideas obtained in the review process must be kept confidential and not used for personal gain.