Editorial Policy

ASCEVille.org is committed to serving the civil engineering community by providing accurate, up-to-date, and technically sound content that enhances professional knowledge and supports the advancement of engineering practices.

This editorial policy outlines our standards and processes to ensure the integrity and quality of the information we provide.

Content Scope

The website features research articles, news, interviews with experts, commentary, project updates, and educational materials.

Emphasizes all areas of civil engineering, including structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, transportation and infrastructure, environmental engineering, water resources, and construction management.

Content Creation

  • Authorship: All content creators, whether staff or guest contributors, must possess expertise in civil engineering or a closely related field, demonstrated through academic qualifications or professional experience.
  • Research and Fact-Checking: Rigorous research and fact-checking are mandatory for all technical content. Sources include peer-reviewed journals, authoritative industry reports, and interviews with experts.
  • Originality: All content must be original or properly credited if sourced from external content. Plagiarism is strictly prohibited.

Editorial Review Process

Technical articles undergo a peer review process conducted by at least two independent experts to validate the content’s accuracy and relevance.

An internal editorial team reviews all content for adherence to journalistic and ethical standards, clarity, and coherence before publication.

Corrections, Updates, and Retractions

  • Corrections: Errors in content will be corrected promptly upon discovery, with an accompanying note explaining the correction.
  • Updates: Technical content is reviewed annually or as new information becomes available to ensure continued relevance and accuracy.
  • Retractions: In cases where content is found to be significantly flawed or misleading, it will be retracted with an explanation provided to the readers.

Ethical Standards

Contributors must disclose any conflicts of interest that could influence the content’s integrity. This includes sponsorships, affiliations, or financial interests related to the content.

Protecting the privacy of individuals and the confidentiality of sensitive information is paramount. Personal data will not be disclosed without consent.


  • Funding and Sponsorship: Any external funding or sponsorships for specific content will be clearly disclosed to maintain transparency with our audience.
  • Editorial Independence: ASCEVille.org maintains complete editorial independence from sponsors and advertisers; external funding does not influence the editorial content.

User Engagement

The website encourages active engagement and feedback from users. Comments are moderated to maintain professional and constructive discussions.

Users can submit complaints or grievances regarding content, which will be addressed by the editorial team in accordance with our standards for fairness and integrity.

Privacy and Data Protection

All personal data collected from users will be handled securely and in compliance with relevant data protection regulations.

Policy Review and Update

This editorial policy is reviewed annually to adapt to new ethical standards, legal requirements, and best practices in publishing.