•  Submission of the manuscript

Authors are required to use the online submission system to submit the manucripts (MS Word is preferred). Manuscripts should be submitted to the regional editors as follows for arrangement of review.

Asian Pacific , African and organizing editor : Professor S.L. Chan

American editor : Professor W.F. Chen

European editor : Professor R. Zandonini

All manuscripts submitted to the journal are highly recommended to accompany with a list of four potential reviewers suggested by the author(s). This list should include the complete name, address, telephone and fax numbers, email address, and at least five keywords that identify the expertise of each reviewer. This scheme will improve the process of review.

•  Style of manuscript


Author(s) should provide full postal and email addresses and fax number for correspondence. The manuscript including abstract, keywords, references, figures and tables should be in English with pages numbered and typed with double line spacing on single side of A4 or letter-sized paper. The front page of the article should contain:

•  a short title (reflecting the content of the paper);

•  all the name(s) and postal and email addresses of author(s) specifying the author to whom correspondence and proofs should be sent;

•  an abstract of 100-200 words; and

•  5 to 8 keywords.

The paper must contain an introduction and a conclusion. The length of paper should not exceed 25 journal pages (approximately 15,000 words equivalents).

Tables and figures:

Tables and figures including photographs should be typed, numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals and with short titles. They should be referred in the text as Figure 1, Table 2, etc. Originally drawn figures and photographs should be provided in a form suitable for photographic reproduction and reduction in the journal.

Mathematical expressions and units:

The Systeme Internationale (SI) should be followed whenever possible. The numbers identifying the displayed mathematical expression should be referred to in the text as Eq. (1), Eq. (2).


References to published literature should be referred in the text, in the order of citation with Arabic numerals, by the last name(s) of the author(s) (e.g. Zandonini, R.). References should be in English with occasional allowance of 1-2 exceptional references in local languages and reflect the current state-of-technology. Journal titles should be abbreviated in the style of the Word List of Scientific Periodicals. References should be cited in the following style.

Journal: Chen, W.F. and Kishi, N., “Semi-rigid steel beam-to-column connections, data base and modeling”, Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, 1989, 115(1), pp.105-119.

Book: Chan, S.L. and Chui, P.P.T., "Non-linear static and cyclic analysis of semi-rigid steel frames", Elsevier Science, 2000, pp.336.

Proceedings: Zandonini, R. and Zanon, P., “Experimental analysis of steel beams with semi-rigid joints”, Proceedings of International Conference on Advances in Steel Structures, Hong Kong, 1996, vol. 1, pp.356-364.

•  Proofs

Proof will be sent to the corresponding author to correct any typesetting errors. Alternations to the original manuscript at this stage will not be accepted. Proofs should be returned within 48 hours of receipt by Express Mail, Fax or Email.

•  Copyright

Submission of an article to “Advanced Steel Construction” implies that it presents the original and unpublished work, and not under consideration for publication nor published elsewhere. On acceptance of a manuscript submitted, the copyright thereof is transferred to the publisher by the Transfer of Copyright Agreement and upon the acceptance of publication for the papers, the corresponding author must sign the form for Transfer of Copyright.

•  Permission

Quoting from this journal is granted provided that the customary acknowledgement is given to the source.

•  Page charge and Reprints

There will be no page charges if the length of paper is within the limit of 25 journal pages. A total of 30 free offprints will be supplied free of charge to the corresponding author. Purchasing orders for additional offprints can be made on order forms which will be sent to the authors. These instructions can be obtained at the Hong Kong Institute of Steel Construction, Journal website: http://www.ascjournal.com 

The International Journal of Advanced Steel Construction is published quarterly by non-profit making learnt society, The Hong Kong Institute of Steel Construction, c/o Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon , Hong Kong .