Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Aim

To produce a world acclaimed journal dedicated to the propagation and dissemination of well articulated research results in the built environment and allied fields in Nigeria, Africa and the world at large.

Objectives

  • To provide a platform for multi-disciplinary interaction between academics and practitioners;
  • To provide an intentionally recognized platform for the built environment practitioners;
  • To disseminate innovate and cutting edge practices in the services delivery and customer services activities in the built environment and
  • To contribute to the built environment body of knowledge

Scope

The scope of the journal would be broad and will encompass all activities of the built environment. This includes, but not limited to:

  • Relationships with building design, construction, property valuation, management and market structure
  • Education for the building design, construction,services, and management professions
  • Integration of international technology and universal knowledge with local, social and cultural traditions for building design , construction and management operations
  • The philosophy and policies and policies of building construction research costing environmental valuation and architectural science
  • The environmental performance of buildings , building systems and components
  • Human responses to the built environment, in and around buildings and in other enclosed spaces

 

Section Policies

Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

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.

 

Editor-in-Chief

Prof. Ajibola Mayowa

 

Assistant Editor

Dr. E. Ibem

 

Associate Editors

Prof. Ekundayo A. Adeyemi 
Prof. Timothy M. Mosaku

 

Editorial Advisory Board

S/N   Name   University
1   Prof. Adenrele Awotona   University of Massachusetts, Boston
2   Prof. Musibau Shofolue   North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, North Carolina
3   Prof. Stephen Ogunlana   Heroit-Walt University, Scotland, UK
4   Prof. Chimay Anumba   Penn State University
5   Prof. Joseph Handibury M. Tah   Oxford Brookes University, UK
6   Prof. O.F. Job, University of Jos   Jos, Plateau State
7   Prof. G.I. Idoro   University of Lagos, Akoka Lagos State
8   Dr. O.O. Amole   Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife, Osun State
9   Prof. K.T. Odusami   University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos Sate

 

Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Ethics: The Editors of Covenant University Journals (CUJ) strictly ensure that all research must have been carried out within an appropriate ethical framework. If there is suspicion that the work has not taken place within an appropriate ethical framework, Editors will follow the Misconduct policy and may reject the manuscript, and/or contact the author(s), institution or ethics committee. On rare occasions, if the Editor has serious concerns about the ethics of a study, the manuscript may be rejected on ethical grounds.

Confidentiality: Editors will treat all manuscripts submitted to all CU Journals in confidence. Reviewers are also required to treat manuscripts confidentially. CUJ will not share manuscripts with third parties outside of CUJ, except in cases of suspected misconduct. Manuscripts may be shared with other Editors of CUJ, unless authors indicate on submission that they do not wish their manuscript to be passed on beyond the journal they submitted to.

Consent: For all research involving human subjects, informed consent to participate in the study should be obtained from participants (or their parent or guardian in the case of children under 18) and a statement to this effect should appear in the manuscript.

Misconduct: CUJ takes seriously all allegations of potential misconduct. As members of COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics), all CU Journals will follow COPE guidelines outlining how to deal with cases of suspected misconduct. In cases of suspected research or publication misconduct, it may be necessary for Editors to contact and share manuscripts with third parties, for example, author(s)’ institution(s) and ethics Committee(s). CUJ may also seek advice from COPE and discuss anonymized cases in the COPE forum.

Research Misconduct: All research must be carried out within an appropriate ethical framework. If there is suspicion that research has not taken place within an appropriate ethical framework, Editors may reject a manuscript and may inform third parties, for example, author(s)’ institution(s) and ethics Committee(s). In cases of proven research misconduct involving published articles, such articles may be retracted.

Publication misconduct: As members of COPE, all CU journals will follow COPE guidelines outlining how to deal with cases of potential publication misconduct.

Plagiarism: CUJ is a member of Crosscheck’s plagiarism detection initiative and uses plagiarism detection software. If plagiarism is identified, COPE guidelines on plagiarism will be followed.

 

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