Focus and Scope

Focus and Scope

A submission to “Construction and Geotechnics” must be the original work and must not be published elsewhere or under consideration for another publication in its submitted or a substantially similar form in any language. A submission must contain significant results in construction and geotechnics, including:

  1. Soils, foundations, geotechnics;
  2. Environmental geotechnics;
  3. Sustainable geotechnics;
  4. Underground space development;
  5. Heat supply, ventilation, air-conditioning, gas supply, lighting
  6. Water supply, sewerage, building systems of water conservation;
  7. Constructional materials and products;
  8. Technologies and management of civil engineering;
  9. Reconstruction of buildings and structures;
  10. Energy saving in buildings and constructions;
  11. Effectiveness research of the use of machinery, equipment, installations, tools, vehicles, automation systems in construction;
  12. Design and construction of roads, subways, airfields, bridges and transport tunnels;
  13. Constructional mechanics;
  14. Mathematical modelling, numerical methods and software complexes in civil engineering;
  15. Ecology in civil engineering.

Thematically, Journal articles can be divided into three categories:

  1. Review articles on the current state of the problems, description of existing models and approaches.
  2. Articles devoted to a particular section of this topic, for example, models of a particular media, its potential and limitations, the results obtained in the framework of the model.
  3. Articles devoted to solving specific problems, describes the results of modeling a particular process or effect, received directly by the authors.

Since the publication is an educational burden, articles on the first two sections should be confined, that is to include all the necessary definitions, formulations of the basic principles, etc. This would allow to get acquainted with the article without the involvement of a large number of additional sources. In addition, it is desirable to give a rather complete bibliography of scientific references, in which the interested reader can find a detailed exposition of the theory.




Peer Review Process



1.1. Journal “Construction and Geotechnics” is a periodical peer-review scientific journal (ISSN of the printed version – 2687-0894, ISSN of the electronic version – 2687-0908). Journal “Construction and Geotechnics” is registered by the Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology, and Mass Media (Roskomnadzor), Certificate Nr. FS77-77999 of March 03, 2020.

1.2. The founder and publisher of the Journal is Federal State Autonomous Educational Institution of Higher Education "Perm National Research Polytechnic University”.

1.3. At work the Editorial Board of the Journal follows The Russian Federation Law of December 27, 1991, Nr.2124-1 “Concerning Mass Media”, The Russian Federation Law of July 10, 1992, Nr.  3266-1 “Conecrning Education”, Federal Law of August 22, 1996, Nr. 125-FZ “ Concerning Higher and Postgraduate Vocational Education”, Statutes of Federal State Autonomous Educational Institution of Higher Education "Perm National Research Polytechnic University” and Statutes of Journal Editorial Board “Construction and Geotechnics”, the policy of the scientific Journal “Construction and Geotechnics” with regard to ethical practices in publishing papers which are accepted and approved by the Editorial Board. 


2.1. First, the materials submitted to the Editorial Board are checked:

2.1.1. If the submitted package complies with the requirements of the Editorial Board, which are available at the website of the Journal:

2.1.2. If manuscripts meet the submission guidelines which can be found at Publication Terms of “Construction and Geotechnics” website:  and available in the example of a manuscript.

2.2. Manuscripts submitted not in accordance with Publication Terms of “Construction and Geotechnics” will not be accepted; in this case an author will be informed that the manuscript has been rejected because it does not comply with the Terms.

2.3. In case a manuscript corresponds with Publication Terms and the submitted package is complete, the Editorial Board will forward the manuscript for reviewing. 


3.1. A reviewer of the Journal is a prominent scientist working in the area of the manuscript contents.

3.2. An author or co-author of a reviewed paper cannot be a reviewer, as well as academic supervisors of external doctoral candidates and division staff where an author works. The Journal use single-blind type of reviewing.

3.3. Authors may submitt an external review tother with the manuscript; however, it doesn’t change the regular terms of reviewing.

3.4. Reviewers are not entitled to use the information of paper contents in their own interests before it is published.

3.5. Reviewers must follow the approved Policy of Journal “Construction and Geotechnics” with regard to ethical practices for publication of papers, which can be found at the Journal website:

3.6. A review is to be made according to the standard form of the Editorial Board or in any other form including such obligatory issues:

- relevance of the submitted paper;

- scientific novelty of research considered in the paper;

- significance of problem (task) setting or obtained results for further development of theorical and practical knowledge in the studied area;

- sufficiency and relevance of research methods;

- completeness of the material of research;

- correctness of discussing the obtained results;

- compliance of conclusions with the aim and targets of research;

- proper length of a manuscript in general and its elements (text, tables, illustrations, references);

 - appropriateness of tables, illustrations and its compliance with the discussed problem;

- high quality of papers;

- proper style, terminology, language.

The final part of a review is to contain valid conclusions related to the paper in general and a clear recommendation if the paper can be published in the Journal or it should be improved.

In case of a negative review of a manuscript in general (recommendation not to publish the manuscript) a reviewer is to justify his conclusions.

In case a manuscript does not comply with one or some criteria, a reviewer is to indicate the need in paper improval including reviewer recommendations for improvement (specifying author’s discrepancies and mistakes).

3.7. The Editorial Board informs an author of the review result.  Papers improved by an author are sent to the same reviewer for the second time or to another reviewer at the discretion of the Editorial Board.

3.8. If an author disagrees with the reviewer remarks, he should request for the second review or withdraw the paper and inform the Journal Editorial Board about it.

3.9. In case of a negative review, the paper will be given to another reviewer that will not be informed of the previous review results. In case of the second negative review, the copies of them will be sent to the author(s).

3.10. The final decision that a paper should be published after reviewing will be taken by the Editorial Board.

3.11. The following manuscripts will not be published in the Journal:

- papers which topics are not related to the Journal; 

- papers which do not meet the submission guidelines, if authors refuse to technically improve their papers;

- papers that are not improved by their authors according to a reviewer’s comments.

3.12. The period of time accepted for studying and reviewing manuscripts is less than 3 months.

3.13. The Journal Editorial Board stores reviews for 5 years. 

3.14. The Editorial Board does not store rejected manuscripts. Manuscripts accepted for publication will not be returned.


Publication Frequency

The journal is published by Perm National Research Polytechnic University. The journal is published quarterly – 4 times a year


Open Access Policy

“Construction and Geotechnics” is an open access journal. All articles are made freely available to readers immediatly upon publication.

Our open access policy is in accordance with the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) definition - it means that articles have free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. The only constraint on reproduction and distribution, and the only role for copyright in this domain, should be to give authors control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited.

Editorial office currently does not distribute the copies of journals to the authors. Free versions of full articles are available online.


Editorial board


A.B. Ponomaryov – Prof., DrSc
(Perm, Russian Federation)

SCOPUS Author ID 6603146403
Researcher ID  A-8668-2013
ORCID 0000-0001-6521-9423

Deputy Editor

V.G. Ofrikhter – DrSc
(Perm, Russian Federation)

SCOPUS Author ID 6507708259
Researcher ID  

Editorial Board

G.G. Boldyrev – Prof., DrSc
(Penza, Russian Federation)

SCOPUS Author ID 6603216014
ORCID 0000-0001-8264-1431

H. Brandl – Prof., DrSc
(Vienna, Austria)

SCOPUS Author ID 7005773070

I. Vanicek – Prof., DrSc
(Prague, Czech Republic)

SCOPUS Author ID 6506887989

S. Varaksin – Prof.
(Paris, France)

SCOPUS Author ID 36560393600

N.I. Vatin – Prof., DrSc
(Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation)

SCOPUS Author ID 6508103761
Researcher ID  O-6995-2019
ORCID 0000-0002-1196-8004

A.L. Gotman – Prof., DrSc
(Moscow, Russian Federation)

SCOPUS Author ID 6602331817

N.Z. Gotman – Prof., DrSc
(Moscow, Russian Federation)

SCOPUS Author ID 6508315316

V.P. Dyba – Prof., DrSc
(Novocherkassk, Russian Federation)

SCOPUS Author ID 20633962400
ORCID 0000-0003-0685-1861

A. Dominijanni – PhD
(Torino, Italy)

SCOPUS Author ID 6506926656
ORCID 0000-0002-0254-6002

A.Zh. Zhusupbekov – Prof., DrSc
(Astana, Kazakhstan)

SCOPUS Author ID 55370544300
Researcher ID  E-4049-2015

V.A. Ilichev – Academician of RAASN, Prof., DrSc
(Moscow, Russian Federation)

SCOPUS Author ID 6602884896
Researcher ID  AAA-9274-2019

S.A. Kudryavtsev – Corresponding member of RAASN, Prof., DrSc
(Khabarovsk, Russian Federation)

SCOPUS Author ID 8257641200
Researcher ID  AAA-6935-2020

L.Yu. Levin – Corresponding member of the RAS, DrSc
(Perm, Russian Federation)

SCOPUS Author ID 56358515000
Researcher ID  P-8120-2017
ORCID 0000-0003-0767-9207

V.V. Lushnikov – Prof., DrSc
(Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation)

SCOPUS Author ID 6602754712

M. Manassero – Prof., DrSc
(Torino, Italy)

SCOPUS Author ID 7004047385
ORCID 0000-0001-7621-5022

R.A. Mangushev – Prof., DrS
(Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation)

SCOPUS Author ID 6602448617
Researcher ID  A-6752-2017
ORCID 0000-0003-1077-0562

S.A. Matveev – Prof., DrSc
(Omsk, Russian Federation)

SCOPUS Author ID 56297305000
Researcher ID  Y-3137-2018
ORCID 0000-0001-7362-0399

M. Mets – Prof., Ph.D. in Technical Sciences
(Tallinn, Estonia)

SCOPUS Author ID 7004584469
ORCID 0000-0002-3949-2554

A.L. Nevzorov – Prof., DrSc
(Arkhangelsk, Russian Federation)

SCOPUS Author ID 7004203097
Researcher ID  J-2809-2012
ORCID 0000-0002-6547-2741

N.S. Nikiforova – Prof., DrSc
(Moscow, Russian Federation)

SCOPUS Author ID 70055513559
Researcher ID  P-3429-2015
ORCID 0000-0002-0611-4354

L.V. Nuzhdin – Prof., DrSc
(Novosibirsk, Russian Federation)

SCOPUS Author ID 55378059200
ORCID 0000-0001-9727-9834

A.N. Bogomolov – Prof., DrSc (Volgograd, Russian Federation)

SCOPUS Author ID 55028772200
ORCID ID 0000-0002-7878-6846

A.I. Polishchiuk – Prof., DrSc
(Krasnodar, Russian Federation)

SCOPUS Author ID 7004476949
Researcher ID  AAD-7336-2020
ORCID 0000-0001-8525-4592

Ia.A. Pronozin – DrSc
(Tyumen, Russian Federation)

SCOPUS Author ID 55390829400
Researcher ID  B-1824-2018
ORCID 0000-0002-6173-2796

O.I. Ruchkinova – Prof., DrSc
(Perm, Russian Federation)

SCOPUS Author ID 8202662900

A.V. Savinov – DrSc
(Saratov, Russian Federation)

SCOPUS Author ID 8605323000

G.M. Skibin – Prof., DrSc
(Novocherkassk, Russian Federation)

SCOPUS Author ID 6504665565
Researcher ID  AAF-8126-2020
ORCID 0000-0003-4967-7226

A.Z. Ter-Martirosian – DrSc
(Moscow, Russian Federation)

SCOPUS Author ID 35621133900
Researcher ID  Q-8635-2017

U. Turczynski – Prof., DrSc
(Magdeburg, Germany)

SCOPUS Author ID 6505867922

N.V. Fedorova – Prof., DrSc
(Moscow, Russian Federation)

SCOPUS Author ID 57196437054
Researcher ID  V-7282-2018
ORCID 0000-0002-5392-9150

A.Z. Khasanov – Prof., DrSc
(Samarkand, Uzbekistan)

SCOPUS Author ID 56264696000
ORCID 0000-0002-8745-9943

E.C. Shin – Prof., DrSc
(Incheon, Korea)

SCOPUS Author ID 7202356425


V.I. Kleveko – PhD
(Perm, Russian Federation)

SCOPUS Author ID 6506059454
Researcher ID  G-8404-2016
ORCID 0000-0001-7251-9598

Executive Secretary

Dmitrii G. Zolotozubov, PhD


Publishing Ethics

The policy of ethical standards in the publication and malpractice statement of the scientific journal "Construction and Geotechnics"


1.1. This policy sets standards of ethical behavior for the parties involved in the publication process: authors, editorial board, reviewer, and publisher. The following standards are based on generally accepted and existing policies of Journal and Publisher.

1.2. Federal State Autonomous Educational Institution of Higher Education “Perm National Research Polytechnic University”, as the founder and editor of the scientific journal "Construction and Geotechnics", assumes obligations to control all stages of the publication process of articles and recognizes its ethical and other obligations related to the publication of articles.


2.1. Standard for access to the source research data and its storage 
The author is obliged to present the source materials (data) of the research at the request of the editorial board, if the article does not show the original data, and must be prepared to provide public access to them. The author should store this data in a reasonable time after the publication to allow their reproduction and verification.

2.2. Standard for originality (inadmissibility of plagiarism)
The author presents the article containing the results of original research to the editorial board for reviewing. If the author of the article used or includes an article excerpts from others works (citations), such use must be properly executed by specifying the original source in the references to the article. Plagiarism in any form is unethical and unacceptable behavior author.

2.3. Standard for semelincident publication
The author presents to the editorial board manuscript, unpublished, and not given to the editorial board of any other journal. The manuscript is submitted simultaneously in several journals is unethical and unacceptable. The same applies to translation article into a foreign language.

2.4. Standard for sources confirmation
The author undertakes to specify the correct scientific and other sources that were used in the research and which have had a significant impact on the results of a research in the references. The information obtained from informal (private) sources should not be used when making a scientific article.

2.5. Standard for manuscript authorships
All persons who have made significant contributions to the research should be listed as co-authors of the article. The list of authors should be limited to only those persons.
The author, who presents a manuscript to the editorial board, ensures that  it have all co-authors, and they all have seen and approved the final manuscript and agree to its submission to the editorial board of the scientific journal "Construction and Geotechnics" for publication.

2.6. Conflict of interest policy
Authors must disclose conflicts of interest that may affect the evaluation and interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the article (grants, state programs, projects, etc.) should be disclosed and necessarily listed in the manuscript.

2.7. Standard for error correction in the published literature
If the author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in the article already published, the author immediately notifies the editorial board and help it in correcting the error. If the editorial board or third parties recognize the error in the article, the author is obliged to immediately correct the error or to provide evidence of its absence.


3.1. Standard for decision to publish articles
The editorial board makes a decision on which of submitted articles, should to be published, based on the results of test for the requirements and the results of peer review. When making the decision to publish the manuscript editorial board is guided by the policy of ethical standards and does not permit the publication of articles with signs of libel, slander, plagiarism, copyright violations or conflict of interest. The final decision on publication of the article or to its refuse accepted by the editor-in-chief of the journal.

3.2. Standard for all authors equality
Editorial board evaluates submitted manuscripts regardless of race, gender, nationality, ethnic origin, citizenship, occupation, affiliation and residence, as well as its political, philosophical, religious or other views.

3.3. Privacy standards
Editorial board will not disclose information about the submitted manuscript to anyone other than the author, the reviewer (with single-blind review), and if necessary - the publisher.

3.4. Conflict of interest policy
Editorial board ensures that the refused manuscripts will not be used in another study of the editorial staff, without the written agreement of the author. The Editorial board will refuse to review manuscripts, if it is no competitive relationship with the author or organization associated with the results of the study, or if there is a conflict of interest. Editors shall require all participants in the publication process the disclosure of competing interests.

3.5. Standard for the author unethical behavior claims consideration
Editorial board reviews promptly each claim of unethical behavior of manuscript’s authors regardless of the time of receipt. Editors will take appropriate reasonable steps in respect of such claims. If the arguments of the claims are true, then the Editorial board right to refuse publication of the article, to cease further cooperation with the author, to publish a rebuttal, and to take other necessary steps to prevent further unethical conduct by the person.


4.1. Standard for reviewer contribution to editorial decisions
Peer review of the manuscript provided by the reviewer promotes the adoption of editorial decisions, and helps the author to improve the manuscript. The decisions to accept the manuscript for publication, to returned the manuscript for revision, or rejection of the publication are accepted by the editorial board based on peer review results.

4.2. Standard for reviewing deadlines
The reviewer must provide a review in time for a date specified by Editorial board. If the review and preparation of the manuscript reviews on these dates is not possible, then the reviewer should notify the Editor.

4.3. Standard for privacy by the reviewer
Manuscript submitted for review should be treated as a confidential document, regardless of the form of peer-review chosen by the journal. The reviewer may show it or discuss it with others only with the agreement of the editor-in-chief.

4.4. Standard for review objective
The reviewer shall carry out peer review of the manuscript objectively. Reviewer's personal criticism is not valid. All reviewer conclusions should be strictly based and supplied with references to authoritative sources.

4.5. Standard for sources confirmation
Reviewers should indicate the presence of sources that have influenced the results of the research, but were not given by the author. The reviewer must pay attention to the substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and the other previously published work, which is known reviewer.

4.6. Conflict of interest policy
The reviewer must not use the materials in an unpublished manuscript for his own researches without the written agreement of the author. The reviewer must refrain from reviewing the manuscript, in connection with which he has a conflict of interest because of the competitive, cooperative or other relationship with the authors or organizations related to the manuscript.


Publication Fee

Publication in "Construction and Geotechnics" journal is free for all authors.

The "Construction and Geotechnics" journal charges no publication fees for authors - including those of peer-review management, manuscript processing, journal production, Open-Access, online hosting and archiving.

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