Aim & Scope

Turkish Journal of Civil Engineering (TJCE), a non-profit, open access scientific and technical periodical of UCTEA Chamber of Civil Engineers, publishes papers reporting original research work and major projects of interest in the area of civil engineering. TJCE annually publishes six issues and is open to papers in English and Turkish. Both printed and electronic versions of the journal are presented to the service of the civil engineering community. It should be noted that TJCE (formerly, Teknik Dergi/Technical Journal of Turkish Chamber of Civil Engineers) is being published regularly for more than 30 years since 1990 and is indexed by Web of Science (Journal Citation Indicator: 0.14 - 2021) and Scopus (CiteScore: 1.2 – 2022), among others.

The main objective of Turkish Journal of Civil Engineering is to inform the Turkish and international civil engineering communities, primarily the members of the Turkish Chamber of Civil Engineers about the recent scientific and technical developments, thus to contribute to the betterment of the civil engineering practice and to the improvement of the profession. In other words, to establish a bridge between the world of research and the world of practice.

Its bi-lingual character enables an easy access to those Turkish civil engineers who prefer to read in Turkish and at the same time to make itself heard internationally and thus to reach the civil engineering community globally.

The scope of Turkish Journal of Civil Engineering is naturally confined with the subjects falling in the area of civil engineering. However, the area of civil engineering has recently been significantly enlarged, even the definition of civil engineering has somewhat changed.

Half a century ago, engineering was simply defined as “the art of using and converting the natural resources for the benefit of the mankind”. Today, the same objective is expected to be realised (i) by complying with the desire and expectations of the people concerned and (ii) without wasting the resources and within the sustainability principles. This change has required an interaction between engineering and social and administrative sciences. Some subjects at the borderline between civil engineering and social and administrative sciences have consequently been included in the area of civil engineering.

Turkish Journal of Civil Engineering defines its scope in line with this understanding. However, it requires the papers falling in the borderline to have a significant component of civil engineering.