The Journal of Civil Engineering is aimed to publish the original research works conducted in the following broad areas of civil engineering discipline:

Structural Engineering

Original discussion on the art and science of structural design; investigating physical properties of engineering materials as related to structural behavior; developing analytical methods; studying the merits of various types of structures and their construction methods; bridge engineering including materials, design, fabrication, construction, inspection, evaluation, safety, performance, management, retrofitting, rehabilitation, repair, and demolition of different structural forms. Furthermore, research on computational mechanics; computer-aided engineering; dynamics of structures; constitutive modeling including elasticity, viscosity, creep, plasticity, localization, fracture and instabilities; experimental analysis and instrumentation; flow of granular media; inelastic structures; probabilistic methods; development, processing, evaluation, applications, and performance of construction materials; properties of materials; stability of structural elements and systems are also covered in this broad area.

Environmental Engineering

Original works dedicated to environmental engineering science; systems engineering; water supply; sanitation; low cost technologies; water pollution and control; air pollution and control; solid waste management and environmental impact assessment are covered. Furthermore, the papers that particularly focus on design, development of engineering methods; management, governmental policies, and societal impacts of wastewater collection and treatment; the fate and transport of contaminants on watersheds, in surface waters, in groundwater, in soil, and in the atmosphere; environmental biology, microbiology, chemistry, fluid mechanics, and physical processes that control natural concentrations and dispersion of wastes in air, water, and soil; nonpoint-source pollution on watersheds, in streams, in groundwater, in lakes, and in estuaries and coastal areas; treatment, management, and control of hazardous wastes; control and monitoring of air pollution and acid deposition; airshed management; and design and management of solid waste facilities are also covered in this broad area.

Geotechnical Engineering

Papers are written on topics such as foundations; retaining structures; soil dynamics; engineering behavior of soil and rock; site characterization; slope stability; dams; rock engineering; earthquake engineering; environmental geotechnics; geosynthetics; computer modeling; groundwater monitoring and restoration; experimental analysis and instrumentation; performance of constructed facilities are covered. Applications of interdisciplinary topics such as geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering; mining and geological engineering; rock and blasting engineering; underground structures; engineering geophysics; offshore and marine geotechnology; geothermal energy; and ice mechanics also fall within this broad area. Specific topics covered within this area include numerical and analytical methods; constitutive modeling including elasticity, plasticity, creep, localization, fracture and instabilities; computational mechanics; neural networks; expert systems; optimization and reliability; statics and dynamics of interacting structures and foundations; liquid and gas flow through geologic media; contaminant transport and groundwater problems; borehole stability, geohazards such as earthquakes, landslides and subsidence; soil/rock improvement; and the development of model validations using laboratory and field measurements.

Transportation Engineering

This broad area covers original works, technical and professional contributions on the planning, design, construction, maintenance, and operation of air, highway, and urban transportation, as well as pipeline facilities for water, oil, and gas. Specific topics include airport and highway pavement design, maintenance and performance; management of roads and bridges; traffic management technology; accident research; construction and operation of pipelines; facilities supporting urban and rural communities; communications, and economics and environmental aspects of urban transportation systems are also covered.

Water Resources Engineering

Original works on methods, theories, and applications to current engineering problems related to hydrologic and hydraulic sciences; analytical, numerical, and experimental methods for the investigation and modeling of hydrological and hydraulic processes; fluid mechanics; all phases of irrigation, drainage, and related water resources management subjects, such as watershed management, weather modification, water quality, groundwater, and surface water can be published under this broad area. Furthermore, engineering aspects of dredging; floods; ice; pollution; sediment transport; and tidal wave action that affect shorelines, waterways, and harbors; the development and operation of ports, harbors, and offshore facilities, as well as deep ocean engineering and shore protection and enhancement, are also covered.

Surveying Engineering

This broad area covers original work on construction surveys; control surveys; photogrammetric mapping; engineering layout; deformation measurements; precise alignment and boundary surveying. It also includes newer development such as satellite positioning; spatial database design, quality assurance, and information management of geographic information systems; computer applications involving modeling, data structures, algorithms, and information processing; digital mapping, coordinate systems, cartographic representations, and the role of surveying engineering professionals in an information society.