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Journal of Green Building


United States

Universities and research institutions in United States

Subject Area and Category


College Publishing



Publication type



19434618, 15526100





How to publish in this journal


The purpose of the Journal of Green Building is to present the very best peer-reviewed research in green building design, construction, engineering, technological innovation, facilities management, building information modeling, and community and urban planning. The Research section of the Journal of Green Building publishes peer-reviewed articles in the fields of engineering, architecture, construction, construction management, building science, facilities management, landscape architecture, interior design, urban and community planning, and all disciplines related to the built environment. In addition, the Journal of Green Building offers the following sections: Industry Corner that offers applied articles of successfully completed sustainable buildings and landscapes; New Directions in Teaching and Research that offers guidance from teachers and researchers on incorporating innovative sustainable learning into the curriculum or the likely directions of future research; and Campus Sustainability that offers articles from programs dedicated to greening the university campus. Join the conversation about this journal

The set of journals have been ranked according to their SJR and divided into four equal groups, four quartiles. Q1 (green) comprises the quarter of the journals with the highest values, Q2 (yellow) the second highest values, Q3 (orange) the third highest values and Q4 (red) the lowest values.

Building and Construction2018Q3
Building and Construction2019Q3
Civil and Structural Engineering2018Q3
Civil and Structural Engineering2019Q3
Environmental Engineering2018Q3
Environmental Engineering2019Q3
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2007Q3
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2008Q3
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2009Q3
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2010Q3
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2011Q3
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2012Q3
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2013Q3
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2014Q3
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2015Q3
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2016Q3
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2017Q3
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2018Q3
Environmental Science (miscellaneous)2019Q3
Geography, Planning and Development2007Q3
Geography, Planning and Development2008Q3
Geography, Planning and Development2009Q3
Geography, Planning and Development2010Q3
Geography, Planning and Development2011Q3
Geography, Planning and Development2012Q3
Geography, Planning and Development2013Q2
Geography, Planning and Development2014Q3
Geography, Planning and Development2015Q3
Geography, Planning and Development2016Q3
Geography, Planning and Development2017Q3
Geography, Planning and Development2018Q3
Geography, Planning and Development2019Q3
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2018Q3
Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law2019Q3
Nature and Landscape Conservation2018Q3
Nature and Landscape Conservation2019Q3
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health2018Q3
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health2019Q3

The SJR is a size-independent prestige indicator that ranks journals by their 'average prestige per article'. It is based on the idea that 'all citations are not created equal'. SJR is a measure of scientific influence of journals that accounts for both the number of citations received by a journal and the importance or prestige of the journals where such citations come from It measures the scientific influence of the average article in a journal, it expresses how central to the global scientific discussion an average article of the journal is.

Citations per document

This indicator counts the number of citations received by documents from a journal and divides them by the total number of documents published in that journal. The chart shows the evolution of the average number of times documents published in a journal in the past two, three and four years have been cited in the current year. The two years line is equivalent to journal impact factor ™ (Thomson Reuters) metric.

Cites per documentYearValue
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20060.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20070.226
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20080.144
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.227
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.246
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.268
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.404
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.517
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.526
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.484
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.439
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.720
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20180.669
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20190.736
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20060.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20070.226
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20080.144
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.227
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.240
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.238
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.398
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.542
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.542
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.397
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.379
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.590
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.661
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20190.805
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20060.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20070.226
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20080.144
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.277
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.162
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.247
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.357
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.494
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.473
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.365
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.275
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.552
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.838
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20190.855
Total Cites 

Evolution of the total number of citations and journal's self-citations received by a journal's published documents during the three previous years.
Journal Self-citation is defined as the number of citation from a journal citing article to articles published by the same journal.

Self Cites20060
Self Cites200710
Self Cites20083
Self Cites20093
Self Cites201014
Self Cites20114
Self Cites20122
Self Cites20139
Self Cites20142
Self Cites20159
Self Cites20164
Self Cites201715
Self Cites20185
Self Cites20197
Total Cites20060
Total Cites200712
Total Cites200815
Total Cites200935
Total Cites201036
Total Cites201134
Total Cites201253
Total Cites201371
Total Cites201471
Total Cites201548
Total Cites201647
Total Cites201769
Total Cites201882
Total Cites201991
External Cites per Doc 
Cites per Doc

Evolution of the number of total citation per document and external citation per document (i.e. journal self-citations removed) received by a journal's published documents during the three previous years. External citations are calculated by subtracting the number of self-citations from the total number of citations received by the journal’s documents.

External Cites per document20060
External Cites per document20070.038
External Cites per document20080.115
External Cites per document20090.208
External Cites per document20100.147
External Cites per document20110.210
External Cites per document20120.383
External Cites per document20130.473
External Cites per document20140.527
External Cites per document20150.322
External Cites per document20160.347
External Cites per document20170.462
External Cites per document20180.621
External Cites per document20190.743
Cites per document20060.000
Cites per document20070.226
Cites per document20080.144
Cites per document20090.227
Cites per document20100.240
Cites per document20110.238
Cites per document20120.398
Cites per document20130.542
Cites per document20140.542
Cites per document20150.397
Cites per document20160.379
Cites per document20170.590
Cites per document20180.661
Cites per document20190.805
% International Collaboration

International Collaboration accounts for the articles that have been produced by researchers from several countries. The chart shows the ratio of a journal's documents signed by researchers from more than one country; that is including more than one country address.

YearInternational Collaboration
Citable documents 
Non-citable documents

Not every article in a journal is considered primary research and therefore "citable", this chart shows the ratio of a journal's articles including substantial research (research articles, conference papers and reviews) in three year windows vs. those documents other than research articles, reviews and conference papers.

Non-citable documents20060
Non-citable documents20070
Non-citable documents20080
Non-citable documents20090
Non-citable documents20100
Non-citable documents20111
Non-citable documents20129
Non-citable documents20139
Non-citable documents20148
Non-citable documents20152
Non-citable documents20167
Non-citable documents20177
Non-citable documents20185
Non-citable documents20191
Citable documents20060
Citable documents200753
Citable documents2008104
Citable documents2009154
Citable documents2010150
Citable documents2011143
Citable documents2012133
Citable documents2013131
Citable documents2014131
Citable documents2015121
Citable documents2016124
Citable documents2017117
Citable documents2018124
Citable documents2019113
Cited documents 
Uncited documents

Ratio of a journal's items, grouped in three years windows, that have been cited at least once vs. those not cited during the following year.

Uncited documents20060
Uncited documents200744
Uncited documents200892
Uncited documents2009127
Uncited documents2010122
Uncited documents2011119
Uncited documents2012110
Uncited documents201395
Uncited documents2014102
Uncited documents201589
Uncited documents2016102
Uncited documents201781
Uncited documents201878
Uncited documents201961
Cited documents20060
Cited documents20079
Cited documents200812
Cited documents200927
Cited documents201028
Cited documents201125
Cited documents201232
Cited documents201345
Cited documents201437
Cited documents201534
Cited documents201629
Cited documents201743
Cited documents201851
Cited documents201953
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