Journal of Building Engineering

Journal of Building Engineering - ISSN 2352-7102
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 1.777 Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP):
SNIP measures contextual citation impact by weighting citations based on the total number of citations in a subject field.
SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 0.901 SCImago Journal Rank (SJR):
SJR is a prestige metric based on the idea that not all citations are the same. SJR uses a similar algorithm as the Google page rank; it provides a quantitative and a qualitative measure of the journal’s impact.
Impact Factor: 3.379 (2019) Impact Factor:
The Impact Factor measures the average number of citations received in a particular year by papers published in the journal during the two preceding years.
© 2017 Journal Citation Reports ® (Clarivate Analytics, 2017)
Volumes: Volume 12
Issues: 12 issues
ISSN: 23527102


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The Journal of Building Engineering (JOBE) is an interdisciplinary journal that covers all aspects of science and technology concerned with the whole life cycle of the built environment; from the design phase through to construction, operation, performance, maintenance and its deterioration. JOBE only publishes papers where significant scientific novelty is clearly demonstrated.

The journal will cover, but is not limited to, the following topics:

• Building Energy demand and management
• Building maintenance
• Building materials
• Building pathology
• Building performance
• Building retrofitting and energy efficiency
• Climate responsive architectural design
• Coatings and claddings
• Computer aided-design and simulation
• Construction technology and engineering
• Energy demand and management
• Energy efficiency (building envelope and system)
• Life cycle Assessment
• Environmental engineering design
• Facade and envelope engineering
• Facilities management and operation
• Fire safety engineering
• Health and wellbeing
• HVAC systems
• Indoor Environmental quality (acoustic, visual, thermal, moisture, air quality)
• Inspection and diagnosis
• Intelligent buildings (operation and control)
• Renewable energy applications (solar, daylight, wind)
• Retrofit and refurbishment of existing buildings
• Service life prediction
• Strengthening and rehabilitation
• Structural analysis
• Structural assessment
• Structural design
• Structural health monitoring
• Structural testing
• Sustainable design and operation
• Sustainable construction
• Whole life cost

Technical notes on projects, codes and standards are also welcomed.

Please do not contact the Editors for a status check of your manuscript as they handle a large number of submissions and unfortunately cannot answer all status requests. Please rather use the Track your submission option for this purpose. If your paper has been sent out for review, the Editors have to wait for the invited reviewers to agree to review the paper. Once the reviewers have kindly agreed to review the paper, they are requested to deliver their reviews within 21 days, however delays do occur unfortunately and this is not always possible. The Editors are aware of delayed manuscripts and reminders are sent to the reviewers of delayed papers to ask them to please upload their reviews at their earliest convenience. Once the Editors receive the required number of reviews they are then able to swiftly make their decision on a manuscript.

Authors can rest assured that Editors are using all their resources to make the revision and publication process as swift as possible.

Author duties: Acceptance of a manuscript for publication in the journal carries with it an understanding that the author, when requested, will fulfill an obligation to contribute their expertise to the review of others' manuscripts. Authors are also requested to suggest 3 independent referees together with their institutional email addresses. The named possible referees must not be from their own institution and some should be from different countries.