Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Journal founded in 1949 at the Technical Institute for Construction and Cement under the heading Últimos avances en materiales de construcción. Boletín de circulación limitada (ISSN 1698-9333). In 1958 was renamed as Materiales de Construcción. Ultimos avances (ISSN 0465-2746) and published with its actual name from 1974.

Materiales de Construcción is a quarterly, scientific Journal published in English, intended for researchers, plant technicians and other professionals engaged in the area of Construction, Materials Science and Technology. Scientific articles focus mainly on:

- Physics and chemistry of the formation of cement and other binders.
- Cement and concrete. Components (aggregate, admixtures, additions and similar). Behaviour and properties.
- Durability and corrosion of other construction materials.
- Restoration and conservation of the materials in heritage monuments.
- Weathering and the deterioration of construction materials.
- Use of industrial waste and by-products in construction.
- Manufacture and properties of other construction materials, such as: gypsum/plaster, lime, composite materials, polymers, recycled materials, stone, brick and tile, glass, wood and so forth.
All articles are reviewed by at least two national or international specialists of renown prior to publication.

Materiales de Construcción is geared to researchers, plant technicians and other professionals engaging in the area of construction materials science and technology.

 

Section Policies

Editorial

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Research Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Congress and Seminars

Checked Open Submissions Unchecked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Technical Note

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

Materiales de Construcción will confirm receipt of all original manuscripts received.

The Editorial Board may reject an article without evaluating if it does not adhere rigorously to the guidelines, both formal and content, or if its contents do not fall within the scope of the journal.

After this preliminary analysis all articles will be submitted to an external review according to the double-blind peer review process in which at least two external referees will participate, appealing to a third party if necessary. Those referees should be prestigious researchers specialized in the subject. The anonymity of both the author and the reviewers will be maintained, however, the lists of external reviewers who have collaborated with the journal in previous years will be published periodically, with prior authorization.

Authors will be notified on the acceptance or definitive rejection of the article.

Dates of receipt and approval will be indicated in each published article.

The Editorial Board, attending the external reports, will be in charge of making the decision on whether to reject or accept each article.

 

Publication Frequency

Materiales de Construcción is published in one yearly volume, divided into four quarterly issues appearing in March, June, September and December.

 

Open Access Policy

Materiales de Construcción provides immediate and unrestricted full text access to all its contents. There are no processing charges.

 

Anti-plagiarism Policy

Editorial CSIC is a member of Similarity Check, a multi-publisher initiative started by Crossref to screen published and submitted content for originality.

Through Similarity Check, we use the iThenticate software to detect instances of overlapping and similar text in submitted or published manuscripts.

By depositing all of our content in the Similarity Check database we allow other Similarity Check members to screen their submissions against our published articles.

Further details on our authorship, originality and plagiarism policies can be found in our Good editorial practice guidelines section.

Crossref Similarity Check

 

Authorship identification

This Journal applies the ORCID ® persistent digital identifier as a way to ensure proper authorship normalisation.

 

Sales and Subscriptions

Subscriptions Contact
Editorial CSIC
Vitruvio, 8. 28006 Madrid
Sección de Revistas.
Phone: +34915681402
E-Mail: publ@csic.es

PRINT EDITION
For enquiry about printed format email to publ@csic.es

ONLINE EDITION
You may purchase single full issues or subscribe to the digital collection as PDF through the following vendors:
Casalini Libri s.p.a.
Digitalia US
e-Libro Corp. e-Libro.net and e-Libro.com

 

Exemption of responsability

The opinions and facts stated in each article are the exclusive responsibility of the authors. The “Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas” is not responsible in any case of the credibility and authenticity of the work.

 

Indexing systems

Materiales de Construcción is covered by Web of Science: Journal Citation Reports (JCR) y Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI); SCOPUS, CWTS Leiden Ranking (Journal indicators), REDIB, DOAJ, Chemical Abstracts, Ceramic Abstracts, Analytical Abstracts, Metadex, Pascal, Fundación Getty, Urbadoc, Sumaris Scimago Web and ICYT. Also included in Latindex Catalogue and endorsed by the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB).

 

Interoperability protocols

Materiales de Construcción provides an interface OAI-PMH (Open Archives Initiative – Protocol for Metadata Harvesting) that allows other websites and information services to harvest the published content metadata.

Specifications:

OAI-PMH Protocol Version 2.0
Dublin Core Metadata

URL for harvesters:

http://materconstrucc.revistas.csic.es/index.php/materconstrucc/oai

 

Digital preservation policy

This journal develops various processes in order to preserve permanent access to digital objects hosted on its own servers:

- Backups.
- Monitoring of the technological environment to foresee possible migrations of obsolete formats or software.
- Digital preservation metadata.
- Use of DOI.

The files published on this website are available in easily reproducible formats (PDF, HTML and XML-JATS labeled according to NLM Journal Publishing 3.0).

This journal is part of the Public Knowledge Project’s Private LOCKSS Network (PKP-PLN). PKP-PLN generates a decentralized archive system distributed among collaborating libraries in order to create permanent archives of the journal for preservation of the authentic original version of the content and its restoration if necessary.

A list of journal issues currently preserved in the PKP PN is available.

Digital preservation policy will be periodically reviewed by Editorial CSIC.

 

Research data policy

We recommend authors depositing data obtained from the research developed for the preparation of their article in repositories of recognized prestige, specific to the discipline or of a generalist nature. In any case, it must be a FAIR repository (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable), preferably in open access.

There are several repositories destined to conserve and disseminate concrete data such as results of surveys, observations, interviews, simulations, automatically collected data, samples, models ... If necessary, authors can consult the Registry of Research Data Repositories re3data taking into account that each repository has its own deposit rules.

Those CSIC authors who would like to deposit their datasets in Digital.CSIC may do so by following these guidelines. They can use the Servicio de Archivo Delegado made available by the Technical Office of DIGITAL.CSIC and the Red de Bibliotecas CSIC.

DIGITAL.CSIC generates DOIs for datasets and associated software and is certified as data repository in re3data and Repository Finder. More information at Política de datos en Digital.CSIC.

If the author has deposited datasets in a repository, he should mention it in the article providing a brief description of the type of data deposited, the name and URL of the repository, the identification code and the data of the license for use and distribution. This information must be included at the end of the article, immediately before the bibliographic listing, under the heading "Data availability".