further standardize the degree granting and continuously improve the quality of
postgraduate education and scientific research, the following requirements,
which are in accordance with the Regulations on the Academic Publications for
Doctoral degree and Master Degree candidates in
Xiamen University( XMU2014,No.31), and meanwhile in accordance with
the characteristics of disciplines in School of Architecture and
Civil Engineering, are required by the school for doctoral degree applicants in
the discipline of "Building
Environment Monitoring and Protection " :
Part 1 Academic
achievements required for doctoral degree applicants:
The academic paper shall be 3000 words in minimum and be related to the thesis
of the applicants. The signature unit must be
Xiamen university and the applicants must be corresponding authors or first
authors (The applicants can be considered as first author under the circumstance that the
supervisor is the first author when the postgraduate is
the second author). If included in SCI, SSCI and EI, the acceptance letters is
qualified. In terms of other publications, published paper should be submitted
when applying for a doctoral degree. The academic paper included in EI should
be journal papers.
Since the entrance of PhD study, the PhD student should publish one academic
paper in JCR (first division or second division), or two academic papers included
in SCI, or one academic paper included by SCI and one academic paper included
by EI before applying for a doctorate degree. Academic papers included in EI
must be journal papers.
Master-Doctor combined program graduate students should at least publish one
extra academic paper in Chinese core publications of academic papers, or in
higher levels of academic journals, aside from the article 2 of the paper
requirements from the enrollment of master program to obtaining a doctoral
degree. Chinese publications do not included supplements, special issue, and
Joint training doctoral students under “Government Sponsored Study Abroad Program”who
as the corresponding author or the first author (The applicants can be considered as first author under the
circumstance that the supervisor in Xiamen University or in joint training
overseas university is the first author when the PhD student is
the second author) ,and Xiamen University or the joint training overseas university be the signature unit of the first
author, the published paper is recognized.
With regards to the research achievement of PhD student, under the circumstance
that the student is the first author (The applicants can be considered as the first author under the
circumstance that the supervisor in Xiamen University is the first author when
is the second author), and that Xiamen University is the first application
unit, the national or overseas license of invention patent, one or above, could
only be considered as one piece of academic paper included in JCR (fourth
In principle, for overseas PhD students or PhD
students from Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao, the requirements of academic
publications to apply doctoral degree are the same with the above articles.
The application for a doctor’s degree should be within six years after the pass
of oral defense. If doctoral students do not submit it within required time, it
will be considered as the abandonment of the degree application.
Part 2 Other
These regulations are the minimum requirements for PhD students' applications
for degree and publications of academic papers.
A PhD student can graduate and obtain a diploma under all the following circumstances:
1) the student has completed all learning projects required by training
program.2) All the student's examination results are qualified. 3) The student
has obtained the required credits. 4) The student has passed
the thesis defense. Only when all the requirements above are met, the
PhD student is qualified to apply for a doctoral degree.
The academic publication requirements for part-time PhD students who want to
apply for a doctor's degree with an equivalent educational level, should be
referred to the relevant provisions of the school.
The requirements of research achievements for the PhD students participated in
“Confidential Military Project”, should follow the “Interim Provisions on the
Management of Confidential Dissertations of Graduate Students in Xiamen
University” (No. 31  Xiamen University).
With regards to the qualification of the joint first authors: If the
published paper is included in first or second division of JCR, the first two
authors of the joint first authors shall be recognized. If the
published paper is included in the third division or divisions below of JCR,
only the first author is qualified.
The recognitions of JCR division and core publications shall be referred by the
latest versions of JCR division and Catalog of Core Academic Publications of
Xiamen University. The old versions shall remain valid for one year after the
publication of new editions.
7. The regulations shall take effect upon
promulgation. The unmentioned matters in the articles and special circumstances
could be submitted to the Subcommittee of the
Degree Assessment’s decision.
of Degree Assessment
Architecture and Civil Engineering