Review Process


Editorial Review Process

Before submitting their papers, authors are encouraged to use the services of a qualified editor and/or proofreader to ensure the professionalism and accuracy of the paper’s writing quality including but not limted to content, style, clear writing, organization and correct language and grammar usage. 

Papers are subjected to a blind review by a minimum of three members of the ASC International Board of Reviewers. All contributions, whether invited or unsolicited, are critically reviewed. Manuscripts must demonstrate clear communication and authority of knowledge of the topic to ensure acceptance. Authors are encouraged to make liberal use of multimedia to visually present data and ideas.

Reviewers are selected from those having content knowledge concerning the manuscript's topic. This review process generally takes from eight to ten weeks. Authors are notified upon receipt and completion of the review process. Once your manuscript has been accepted you will be notified and given instructions concerning copyrights.

Submission to the Proceeding implies the manuscript is not being considered nor has been published elsewhere.  Authors are expected to present their respective paper(s) at the Annual Conference.

Review Board Evaluation

Before evaluation of any paper, the reviewer will consider the following summary of the ASC goals and objectives, as listed in Article I, Section 2 of the bylaws. The paper is to be evaluated as to its potential contribution towards the goals and objectives of the ASC, and the specific topic area of the paper.

Goal of this association is to develop and advance construction higher education by sharing ideas and knowledge, providing guidance, and promoting excellence in curricula, teaching, research, and service.

Objectives:

to assist institutions in the establishment, development, and advancement of construction education programs

to establish and promote professional and technical ideals, standards and identity for construction education

to innovate, improve and adjust curricula, educational and teaching processes

to promote the welfare and standing of construction education in other institutions and related fields

to encourage, coordinate and participate in research for construction

The reviewer will consider the technical content of the professional approach to the topic. Please consider the following "review criteria" when writing your paper. 

Organization

Content

Overall Quality

Purpose of the Paper
Logical Order of Information

Meets the Purpose of the ASC
New Information or New Approaches to Existing Knowledge
Technically Correct
Accuracy/Usage of Technical Terms

Professional Appearance
Grammar/Sentence Structure
Clarity of Figures and Tables
Conclusions/Recommendations

Protected Access

The Annual Proceedings editor/publisher assigns content qualified reviewers to each paper from the ASC Reviewer Board membership. Upon receipt, the paper is posted below.  Each group of at least three reviewers and the respected author(s) are given a user name and a password for their anonymity and private access to the paper. Only these individuals (and the editor/publisher) will be able to access the paper in question.

Discussion Between Author and Reviewers

The reviewer is encouraged to complete the "Reviewer Comments" section for each paper reviewed. A professional approach is used to make comments.  The purpose of the paper review is to supply constructive feedback to the author(s) and to improve the overall quality of the paper. Authors and reviewers remain anonymous in this process.

Notification and Acceptance/Denial

Authors are notified of the Proceedings receipt of their paper as indicated in the review process schedule. Once the paper has been reviewed, the author(s) is expected to submit a revised paper that included either the suggested changes or a rebuttal in defense of questioned content. The final paper will be reviewed by the same panel as the first panel. Verification of acceptance or denial will be forwarded at the completion of the review process.

 

Dr. Tulio Sulbaran, ASC Proceedings Editor/Publisher

Department of Construction Science

The University of Texas at San Antonio

San Antonio, TX 78249

Associated Schools of Construction International Proceedings of the Annual Conference

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