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Journal of Building Engineering



Universities and research institutions in Netherlands

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Elsevier BV



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The Journal of Building Engineering 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. The journal will cover, but is not limited to, the following topics: • Acoustics • Architectural design • Building maintenance • Building materials • Building pathology • Building performance • Coatings and claddings • Computer aided-design and simulation • Construction engineering management • Construction technology • Energy efficiency • Environmental design and assessment • Façade and envelope engineering • Facilities management • Fire safety engineering • Health and wellbeing • HVAC systems • Indoor environment • Inspection and diagnosis • Life cycle assessment • Solar and lighting • Retrofit and refurbishment of existing buildings • Service life prediction • Strengthening and rehabilitation • Structural analysis • Structural assessment • Structural design • Structural monitoring and testing • Sustainable buildings • Thermo-hygrometric design • Water systems and sanitation • Whole life cost 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 Construction2016Q2
Building and Construction2017Q2
Building and Construction2018Q2
Building and Construction2019Q1
Civil and Structural Engineering2016Q2
Civil and Structural Engineering2017Q2
Civil and Structural Engineering2018Q2
Civil and Structural Engineering2019Q1
Mechanics of Materials2016Q2
Mechanics of Materials2017Q2
Mechanics of Materials2018Q2
Mechanics of Materials2019Q1
Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality2016Q2
Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality2017Q2
Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality2018Q2
Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality2019Q1

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)20150.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20162.283
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20172.974
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20183.054
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20194.322
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20162.283
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20172.974
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20183.054
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20194.273
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20162.283
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20172.974
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.906
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20194.276
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 Cites20150
Self Cites201619
Self Cites201768
Self Cites201898
Self Cites2019253
Total Cites20150
Total Cites2016137
Total Cites2017562
Total Cites20181026
Total Cites20192226
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 document20150
External Cites per document20161.967
External Cites per document20172.614
External Cites per document20182.762
External Cites per document20193.787
Cites per document20150.000
Cites per document20162.283
Cites per document20172.974
Cites per document20183.054
Cites per document20194.273
% 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 documents20150
Non-citable documents20162
Non-citable documents20173
Non-citable documents20183
Non-citable documents20192
Citable documents20150
Citable documents201660
Citable documents2017189
Citable documents2018336
Citable documents2019521
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 documents20150
Uncited documents201613
Uncited documents201735
Uncited documents201865
Uncited documents201969
Cited documents20150
Cited documents201649
Cited documents2017157
Cited documents2018274
Cited documents2019454
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