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 Applied Sciences, Buildings, Energies, Processes, Sustainability, Thermo
New Development for Decarbonization in Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning in Buildings Topic Editors: Yuehong Su, Michele Bottarelli, Carlos Jimenez-Bescos, Jingyu Cao, Jae-Weon Jeong, Devrim Aydin
Deadline: 30 March 2024
Topic in Buildings, JMSE, Materials, Remote Sensing, Sustainability
Advances in Intelligent Construction, Operation and Maintenance Topic Editors: Guangdong Zhou, Songhan Zhang, Jian Li
Deadline: 31 March 2024
Topic in Buildings, Forests, Land, Remote Sensing, Smart Cities, Sustainability
Biophilic Cities and Communities: Towards Natural Resources, Environmental and Social Sustainability Topic Editors: Xin-Chen Hong, Baojie He, Jiang Liu, Jinda Qi, Guangyu Wang, Shi Cheng
Deadline: 30 April 2024
Topic in Buildings, Infrastructures, Materials, Smart Cities, Sustainability
Smart Material and Smart Construction Technologies for Urban Development Topic Editors: Sathees Nava, Kate Nguyen
Deadline: 14 May 2024
Special Issue in Buildings
Digital and Intelligent Approaches for Sustainable Architectural Design Guest Editors: Yi-Kai Juan, Tsung-Hsien Wang
Deadline: 10 March 2024
Special Issue in Buildings
Study on Influencing Factors of Construction Management Sustainability Guest Editors: Rashid Maqbool, Xiaodong Li, Jingfeng Yuan
Deadline: 20 March 2024
Special Issue in Buildings
Thermal Performance of the Building Envelope—Original Methods and Advanced Solutions Guest Editors: Gianpiero Evola, Elena Lucchi
Deadline: 31 March 2024
Special Issue in Buildings
Sustainable Buildings, Resilient Cities and Infrastructure Systems Guest Editors: Ashwani Kumar, Chandan Swaroop Meena
Deadline: 20 April 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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