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, Forests, Land, IJERPH, Atmosphere
Sustainable Landscape in Rural Areas: Theories, Strategies, and Practices Topic Editors: Bo Hong, Zhe Li, Yike Hu, Liang Li, Kai Wang
Deadline: 20 August 2023
Topic in Buildings, Energies, Smart Cities, Sustainability, Standards
Building Energy Efficiency Topic Editors: John Gardner, Seongjin Lee, Kee Han Kim, Sukjoon Oh
Deadline: 31 August 2023
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
Special Issue in Buildings
Dynamics Analysis of Structures with Viscoelastic Elements Guest Editors: Roman Lewandowski, Zdzisław Pawlak
Deadline: 10 August 2023
Special Issue in Buildings
Towards a Carbon Neutral Roadmap of the Building Sector by Mid-Century Guest Editors: Minda Ma, Weiguang Cai
Deadline: 20 August 2023
Special Issue in Buildings
Application of Computer Technology in Buildings Guest Editor: Svetlana J. Olbina
Deadline: 31 August 2023
Special Issue in Buildings
Bioclimatic Layers of Built Environment Guest Editor: Marie Davidová
Deadline: 10 September 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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