Buildings is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal on building science, building engineering and architecture published monthly online by MDPI. The International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB) is affiliated with Buildings and their members receive a discount on the article processing charges.
  • Open Access— free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
  • High Visibility: indexed within Scopus, SCIE (Web of Science), Inspec, and other databases.
  • Journal Rank: JCR - Q2 (Engineering, Civil) / CiteScore - Q1 (Architecture)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision is provided to authors approximately 14.6 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.6 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2023).
  • Recognition of Reviewers: reviewers who provide timely, thorough peer-review reports receive vouchers entitling them to a discount on the APC of their next publication in any MDPI journal, in appreciation of the work done.
  • Companion Journal: Architecture.
Impact Factor: 3.8 (2022); 5-Year Impact Factor: 3.8 (2022)
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Topic in Buildings, Energies, Smart Cities, Sustainability, Urban Science
Trends and Prospects for Energy Communities in Europe Topic Editors: Francesco Reda, Rosaria Volpe
Deadline: 31 May 2024
Topic in Applied Sciences, Buildings, Energies, Sustainability, Urban Science
Integrated Modeling and Analytics for Sustainable Urban Energy Systems Topic Editors: Zheng Yang, Lingqi Su, Yilong Han
Deadline: 30 June 2024
Topic in Atmosphere, Buildings, Materials, Remote Sensing, Sensors
Condition Perception and Performance Evaluation of Engineering Structures Topic Editors: Jingzhou Xin, Hong Zhang, Yan Jiang, Simon X. Yang
Deadline: 31 August 2024
Topic in Buildings, Sensors, Smart Cities, Sustainability, Urban Science, Applied Sciences
Smart Cities: Infrastructure, Innovation, Technology, Governance and Citizenship Topic Editors: Luis Hernández-Callejo, Sergio Nesmachnow, Pedro Moreno-Bernal
Deadline: 30 September 2024
Special Issue in Buildings
Development, Characterization and Evaluation of Advanced and Sustainable Cement-Based Materials Guest Editors: Michael Angelo B. Promentilla, Takafumi Sugiyama
Deadline: 25 May 2024
Special Issue in Buildings
Cold-Formed Steel Structures Guest Editor: Krishanu Roy
Deadline: 31 May 2024
Special Issue in Buildings
Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites for Construction Guest Editors: Rui Guo, Bo Wang, Muye Yang, Weidong He, Chuntao Zhang
Deadline: 10 June 2024
Special Issue in Buildings
Construction Scheduling, Quality and Risk Management Guest Editor: Syed M. Ahmed
Deadline: 30 June 2024
Topical Collection in Buildings
Strategies for Sustainable Urban Development Collection Editors: Liyin Shen, Jorge Ochoa, Haijun Bao
Topical Collection in Buildings
Green and Sustainable Building Materials Collection Editors: João Gomes Ferreira, Ana Isabel Marques
Topical Collection in Buildings
Seismic Safety Assessment and Strengthening of Existing Constructions Collection Editor: Xavier Romão
Topical Collection in Buildings
Innovation of Materials and Technologies in Civil Construction Collection Editors: Bingxiang Yuan, Yong Liu, Xudong Zhang, Yonghong Wang
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