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Journal of Building Engineering

  • Volume 18Issue 18

  • ISSN: 2352-7102
  • 5 Year impact factor: 6.5
  • Impact factor: 6.4

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 env… Read more

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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 maintenance
• Building materials
• Building pathology
• Building retrofitting for 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. Manuscripts about materials, structures, energy and other applications to non-building infrastructure (roads, bridges, tunnels, etc.) are unfortunately outside the scope of this journal. Please do not resubmit a rejected manuscript (unless the Editors have invited you to resubmit) as it will not be considered and will be rejected without review.

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.