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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the "Author Guidelines".

Author Guidelines


All materials submitted for publication must be original, unpublished work and are NOT under consideration for publication elsewhere.

Papers/manuscripts must be submitted through the online system to the Editorial Board.

For the online submission, author (contributor) should "register" as a user and "log in" at this page.



Dr Mohd Azrai Azman

Managing Editor

Built Environment Journal (BEJ)

College of Built Environment

Universiti Teknologi MARA

40450 Shah Alam

Selangor, Malaysia.


Editors reserve the right to edit/comment on the content of the manuscript. If major or substantial amendments are recommended by the editors the authors will be given the option to accept or reject the recommendations (and withdraw participation).


MANUSCRIPT PREPARATION (refer to template)


The manuscript must be submitted in British English.


The manuscript should be within the range of 5000 – 7500 words in Times New Roman font, 11 point type. Authors are requested to state how many words their paper contains. The manuscripts should be typed and single spaced on one side of A4 paper only, with 4 cm margins on the sides, the top and the bottom. All text should be set aligned justified throughout. The pages should be numbered in order.

Title Page

The first page of the manuscripts must contain the full title, the name of author(s), designation(s) of affiliation(s), highest academic qualification and the present address(es) with the telephone/fax/e-mail contact information listed.

Abstract and Keywords

The abstract must not exceed 250 words and should summarise the paper including the main conclusions. There shall be not more than 5 keywords.


The order when typing manuscripts: Title, author(s), highest academic qualification, Affiliations, Abstract, Keywords, Main Text (Aim, Problem Statement/Issues, Methodology and Analysis), Conclusion and Recommendations, References, Acknowledgment and Appendix (if any). Simple language, short sentences and a good use of headings are encouraged. Headings should be numbered and the use of more than three levels of heading should be avoided. Headings and paragraphs should be separated by two carriage returns. Text following a heading should not be indented.


Photographs, diagrams and charts should be referred to as “Figure(s)” and numbered in the order in which they are referred to in the text. Maps and diagrams should be submitted in a form ready for reproduction, all in legible digital format. Please note that illustrations in the journal shall be printed in black-and-white or gray-scale.


All measurements and data should be given in metric units or, if other units are used, then the metric equivalent should be given in parentheses.


The APA 6th reference system is used. The reference is referred to in the text by the following manner:



Alesheikh, A. A., Ghorbanali, A., & Nouri, N. (2007). Coastline change detection using remote sensing. International Journal of Environmental Science & Technology4(1), 61-66.

Baig, M. H. A., Zhang, L., Shuai, T., & Tong, Q. (2014). Derivation of a tasselled cap transformation based on Landsat 8 at-satellite reflectance. Remote Sensing Letters5(5), 423-431.


Malcolm Taylor (2000) Avoiding Claims in Building Design: Risk Management in Practice, Blackwell Science Ltd, London

Conference Proceeding

Hamzeh, F.R. (2011). The Lean Journey: Implementing the Last Planner System in Construction, Proceedings of the 19th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, IGLC 19, 13-15 July, Lima, Peru, pp. 379- 390



Once published in the Built Environment Journal, the copyright including electronic copyrights of the article is automatically invested with UiTM. The copyright covers the exclusive use of rights to reproduce and distribute the article, including reprints, photography reproductions, microfilm, electronic publication or any reproduction of a similar nature and translations. Permission to publish illustrations must be obtained by the author before submission. Any acknowledgements should be included in the figure captions.