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 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 13.8 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.8 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first 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, COVID, Energies, Environments, IJERPH, Sustainability
Advanced Ventilation in and beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic Topic Editors: John Z Lin, Zhaosong Fang, Sheng Zhang, Jian Liu, Yong Cheng, Chao Huan
Deadline: 20 October 2023
Topic in Buildings, Designs, Energies, Infrastructures, Sustainability
Resilient Civil Infrastructure Topic Editors: De-Cheng Feng, Ji-Gang Xu, Xuyang Cao
Deadline: 31 October 2023
Topic in Buildings, JMSE, Materials, Remote Sensing, Sensors, Sustainability, Infrastructures, Mathematics
Development of Monitoring, Analysis and Maintenance Technics of Infrastructures Topic Editors: Chunxu Qu, Jinhe Gao, Rui Zhang, Ziguang Jia, Jiaxiang Li
Deadline: 20 November 2023
Topic in Applied Sciences, Buildings, CivilEng, Materials, Remote Sensing, Sensors
Structural Health Monitoring Based on Materials, Mathematical Methods, and Sensing Technology Topic Editors: Chongshi Gu, Lei Tang, Meng Yang
Deadline: 20 December 2023
Special Issue in Buildings
Advances in the Indoor Environments and Respiratory Health Guest Editor: Ju-Hyeong Park
Deadline: 1 September 2023
Special Issue in Buildings
Bioclimatic Layers of Built Environment Guest Editor: Marie Davidová
Deadline: 10 September 2023
Special Issue in Buildings
Assessment and Retrofit of Buildings Guest Editors: Andreas Kappos, Leonidas Alexandros S. Kouris
Deadline: 30 September 2023
Special Issue in Buildings
Innovative Structures and Materials: Analysis, Design and Application Guest Editors: Gaochuang Cai, Amir Si Larbi, Konstantinos Daniel Tsavdaridis
Deadline: 20 October 2023
Topical Collection in Buildings
Construction Management – Future Innovations, Methods, Techniques and Technologies Collection Editors: Agnieszka Leśniak, Krzysztof Zima
Topical Collection in Buildings
Structural Analysis for Earthquake-Resistant Design of Buildings Collection Editors: Daniele Perrone, Emanuele Brunesi
Topical Collection in Buildings
Non-linear Modelling and Analysis of Buildings Collection Editors: Maria Polese, Marco Gaetani d'Aragona
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