Buildings is an international, scientific, 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 many other databases.
  • Journal Rank: JCR - Q2 (Construction & Building Technology) / CiteScore - Q1 (Architecture)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 16.2 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 3.2 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2022).
  • 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: 3.324 (2021) ; 5-Year Impact Factor: 3.354 (2021)
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Topic in Architecture, Buildings, Land, Sustainability, Urban Science
Architectures, Materials and Urban Design Topic Editors: Nikos A. Salingaros, Alexandros A. Lavdas, Michael W. Mehaffy, Ann Sussman
Deadline: 15 October 2022
Topic in Batteries, Buildings, Electricity, Electronics, Energies
Smart Energy Systems Topic Editors: Rui Castro, Hugo Morais
Deadline: 30 October 2022
Topic in Buildings, Energies, Sustainability, Urban Science
New Perspectives on Lighting Topic Editors: Antonio Peña-García, Lambros T. Doulos, Li Qin
Deadline: 20 November 2022
Topic in Energies, Buildings, Designs, Architecture
Building Energy and Environment Topic Editors: Shi-Jie Cao, Wei Feng
Deadline: 30 December 2022
Special Issue in Buildings
Post-COVID Architecture Research Guest Editor: Dirk H.R. Spennemann
Deadline: 10 July 2022
Special Issue in Buildings
Advances in Modelling and Testing the Performance of Masonry Structures Guest Editors: Chisari Corrado, Bartolomeo Pantò
Deadline: 30 July 2022
Special Issue in Buildings
Bio-Based Solutions for the Building Energy System Guest Editors: Antonio Isalgue, Carlos Alonso-Montolio, Judit Lopez-Besora, Moritz Wegener
Deadline: 31 July 2022
Special Issue in Buildings
Computational Analytical Methods for Buildings and Cities: Space Syntax and Shape Grammar Guest Editors: Michael Ostwald, Ju Hyun Lee
Deadline: 15 August 2022
Topical Collection in Buildings
Structural Dynamics and Analysis of Civil Structures and Engineering Materials Collection Editors: Giuseppina Uva, Sergio Ruggieri
Topical Collection in Buildings
Sustainable Building Materials: Design and Digitization Collection Editors: Shazim Memon, Arsalan Khushnood, Asad Hanif, Luciana Restuccia
Topical Collection in Buildings
Women in Buildings Collection Editors: Chiara Bedon, Flora Faleschini, Laura Galuppi, Linda Giresini
Topical Collection in Buildings
Creation of a Low-Carbon Healthy Building Environment with Intelligent Technologies Collection Editors: Shi-Jie Cao, Dahai Qi, Junqi Wang, Gwanggil Jeon
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