Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Journal of Infrastructure, Policy and Development (JIPD) aims to stimulate the exchange of scholarly ideas through innovative technology, outstanding service and utmost dedication. Its overarching goal is to establish itself as a credible source of information covering areas of "hard" and "soft" infrastructure, along with other related policies and economic development matters.

With the global context, relevant topics to JIPD include, but are not limited to:

  • Institutional infrastructure
  • Infrastructure planning
  • Infrastructure system
  • Infrastructure finance
  • Urban infrastructure
  • Infrastructure policy
  • Infrastructure regulation
  • Infrastructure and environment
  • Infrastructure and development
  • Public and private roles in infrastructure

 

Section Policies

Editorial

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Invited Opening Piece

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Original Article

Original articles should contain completely new principal research testifying major contributions to the field. The study should represent new findings or discoveries in a subject area that were not published before. The report may contain significant findings, methodology importance and considerable evidence to the conclusions.

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Policy Dialogue

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Policy Insight

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Case Study

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Guest Editorials

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Review Articles

Reviews articles are summarized descriptions of recent findings and significant developments at particular subject area of research considering the Journal’s scope. They should include critical assessments of novel technologies, evaluation of subject advancement, elucidate unresolved questions, comparative analysis with a substantial coverage of previous works and highlight future prospects. Although there are no restrictions with the length and content of a review, authors should consider drawing reader’s attention and interest with quality information.

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Invited Review Articles

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Short Communications

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Letters to the Editor

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Position Papers

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Commentary

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Short Reports

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Editors' Words

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Erratum

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Peer Review Process

All papers submitted to Journal of Infrastructure, Policy and Development are subjected to a stringent peer review process. This is to uphold the high quality of papers published in JIPD and ensure that the reporting of research work is truthful and accurate.

  • Upon submission, the article is reviewed by JIPD in-house editors to assess its suitability for the journal based on the editorial policy and procedural guidelines.
  • The Editor-in-Chief (EIC) carefully evaluates each manuscript to determine if its topic and content are suitable for consideration.
  • The accepted manuscripts are then assigned by the EIC to the associate editors according to their respective areas of expertise.
  • The associate editor selects reviewers from the editorial board or external reviewers who are suitably qualified to assess the paper.
  • Reviewers are asked to evaluate the manuscript’s originality, methodology, contribution to the literature, presentation of results and support for the conclusions, and appropriate referencing of previous relevant studies
  • Post-evaluation by the reviewers, the manuscript is sent to the associate editor who makes one of the following recommendations: accept, accept with minor revision, or reject.
  • The manuscript is then passed to the EIC who makes the final decision.
  • If EIC suggests minor revisions, authors are given a maximum of 30 days to revise and resubmit the article.
  • If EIC suggests major revisions, authors are given a maximum of 90 days to revise and resubmit the article.
  • After re-submission of the revised manuscript, the above steps are repeated before the paper is accepted for publication.
  • Authors of rejected submissions are advised to make an appeal in writing to jipd@enpress-publisher.com
  • Written appeals should include specific reasons for the appeal and point-by-point response to the reviewers' suggestions and criticisms.
  • Decisions made on appeals by the EIC are final and no further considerations will be made.

 

Publication Frequency

The publication frequency of Journal of Infrastructure, Policy and Development is half-yearly.

 

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.

 

Publishing Ethics

EnPress Publisher requests all members involved in the journal publishing process to adhere to the Core Practices on publication ethics as stipulated by Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) in compliance with the information and guidelines on handling publishing ethics allegations as described in the Publishing Ethics Resource Kit (PERK).

The publisher strictly adheres to the guidelines and best practices, which include Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals from the International Committee of Medical Journals Editors (ICMJE) and the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing developed by Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) and World Association of Medical Editors (WAME).

The publisher journal editors take all possible misconducts seriously. The Editors, authors or readers can forward their concerns to the journal if they find out that the description in a submitted article may constitute an academic fraud, research misconduct or publication malpractice. The concerns or complaints on the possible allegations submitted to the journal will be dealt with promptly and appropriately according to the procedure set out in the COPE flowchart on complaints and in PERK. The complainant may direct all inquiries and correspondence to the publisher at editorial@eppubl.com.

The Journal of Infrastructure, Policy and Development (JIPD) adopts a zero-tolerance policy concerning any academic misconducts and ethical violations in research and publication regardless of the severity of these issues. The violations include plagiarism, falsification of research, data fabrication, submitting manuscripts of others as one’s own, submission of same manuscript to different publication venues at the same time and breached intellectual property rights. In cases of suspected misconduct and ethical violation, a panel will be formed to investigate the allegation. If the allegation is supported by evidence, the submitted manuscript in question will be declined for consideration in the journal and all authors will be informed in this regard. A retraction initiated by authors or by the journal is required to take place if the paper has already been published, and the retraction will be made public. Authors of the work in question will receive the panel’s Decision via email and all appeals regarding the decision will have to be made to the publisher at editorial@eppubl.com within 30 days of the decision date.

 

Authorship

Authorship of a scholarly paper should be limited to individuals who have contributed substantially to its intellectual content. Participation solely in the acquisition of funding or general supervision of the research group is not sufficient for authorship. All authors should hold the responsibility of fairly evaluating their respective roles and their co-authors’ roles in the project. This is to ensure that authorship is attributed according to a fixed standard in all publications for which they will be listed as authors.

In order to be listed as an author for a paper, one should have contributed sufficiently to the project. A co-author is expected to have contributed to some component of the work which led to the paper or be involved in the interpretation of its results. All authors should have a say in the final approval of the version to be published, in addition to reviewing the final manuscript prior to submission.

Individuals who do not meet the above requirements, but have provided a valuable contribution to the work, may be acknowledged for their contribution as appropriate to the publication.

 

Conflict of Interest

Conflicts of interest may exist when professional judgements concerning a primary interest have the possibility of being influenced by a secondary interest (e.g.: financial gains). It is to be noted that even perceptions of conflicts of interest are as important as the actual conflicts of interest.

Any agreements with study sponsors (for profit or non-profit), which interfere with the authors’ access to the study data, ability to analyze or interpret the data and publish manuscripts independently according to their own decision, should be avoided by authors at all costs.

A declaration of interests for all authors must be received before an article can be reviewed and accepted for publication.

 

Plagiarism

Authors are advised to observe high standards in the aspect of publication ethics. Any plagiarism (fabrication or falsification of data) are strictly unacceptable practices in JIPD, including duplicate publication of the author’s work without proper citation.

Every manuscript submitted for publication is checked for plagiarism via CrossCheck (powered by iThenticate) after submission and before being sent to the editor for editorial review. Any detection of overlapping and similar texts in the manuscripts submitted will be investigated promptly and may lead to the manuscript being rejected.

 

Publication Fees

The Journal of Infrastructure, Policy and Development does not require any publication fee for the time being.

 

Language

The language used in manuscripts submitted to Journal of Infrastructure, Policy and Development is English. Authors whose first language is not English may want to have their manuscripts professionally edited before the final submission to ensure that the academic content of the paper is fully understood by its prospective readers.

 

Withdrawal Policy

If the author decides to withdraw an article that has already been submitted to the journal, he/she would be required to pay a penalty fee. Authors are advised to keep in mind that an article should only be withdrawn if the authors detect significant error or flaws, as it is not an acceptable practice to withdraw an article after it has been sent for peer review. The withdrawal process is considered to be complete once the author receives a confirmation of withdrawal from the Journal Editorial Office.

 

Waiver Policy

The Journal of Infrastructure, Policy and Development is committed to ensuring that financial constraints do not present a barrier to knowledge sharing and learning, and thus has developed a waiver policy especially for authors from low- or middle-income countries. Authors who are interested in applying for a waiver may contact the editorial office prior to submitting their article. JIPD reserves the right to approve or reject a waiver application.

 

Permission and Reprints

Any part of materials published in Journal of Infrastructure, Policy and Development may not be reproduced without written permission of the publisher. Please click here to write in the permission request.

 

Editorial Policies

Authors should read the “Author Guidelines” before making a submission, and make sure that the manuscripts were written in accordance to the style and specifications of the journal’s policy.

All manuscripts submitted to Journal of Infrastructure, Policy and Development are subject to rigorous peer review. Prior to peer review process, the manuscripts will be screened for acceptable English language, novelty and relevance to the Focus and Scope of the journal.

Any manuscripts submitted to Journal of Infrastructure, Policy and Development will be treated as confidential materials. The manuscripts will not be disclosed to anyone except individuals such as editorial staff, reviewers and editors who participate in the initial screening, review, processing and preparation of the manuscript for publication (if accepted).

A manuscript would not be accepted if it has been published or is currently under consideration for publication in any other journals. The authors are required to notify the editorial team if the findings and data in their submissions have been presented in conferences.

 

Indexing & Archiving

Indexing

Journal of Infrastructure, Policy and Development (JIPD) is indexed, cataloged and/or included by several world-class abstracting/indexing databases:

  • Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)
  • Base
  • Crossref
  • Google Scholar
  • National Library Board of Singapore
  • Scilit
  • Worldcat

Archives

The contents of JIPD are archived and preserved by Portico.








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