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Country United States  - SIR icon
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Subject Area and CategoryEngineering
Building and Construction
Civil and Structural Engineering
Publisher MDPI Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Publication typeJournals
Coverage2001, 2011-2020
Scope Buildings covers the following scope of research: -architecture- architectural/building engineering- design- building construction- construction management- building materials- energy and buildings- building operations- building physics- building structures- building mechanical systems- building lighting systems- green buildings- building/facility management- the philosophy, art and science of architecture designing- the linkages and interactions between the built environment and ecology, natural resources, climate, local communities, public policy, and economic development.


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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 Construction2014Q4
Building and Construction2015Q3
Building and Construction2016Q2
Building and Construction2017Q2
Building and Construction2018Q2
Building and Construction2019Q2
Civil and Structural Engineering2014Q4
Civil and Structural Engineering2015Q3
Civil and Structural Engineering2016Q3
Civil and Structural Engineering2017Q2
Civil and Structural Engineering2018Q2
Civil and Structural Engineering2019Q2

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)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20121.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.778
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.662
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20151.194
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20161.194
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20171.686
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20182.258
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20192.628
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20121.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.778
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.662
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20151.206
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20161.032
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20171.663
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20182.307
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20192.541
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20121.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.778
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.672
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20151.062
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20161.078
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20171.626
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20182.251
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20192.635
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 Cites20110
Self Cites20120
Self Cites20133
Self Cites20144
Self Cites201514
Self Cites201611
Self Cites201725
Self Cites201879
Self Cites201987
Total Cites20110
Total Cites20121
Total Cites201321
Total Cites201443
Total Cites2015129
Total Cites2016159
Total Cites2017276
Total Cites2018563
Total Cites2019907
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 document20110
External Cites per document20121.000
External Cites per document20130.667
External Cites per document20140.600
External Cites per document20151.075
External Cites per document20160.961
External Cites per document20171.512
External Cites per document20181.984
External Cites per document20192.297
Cites per document20110.000
Cites per document20121.000
Cites per document20130.778
Cites per document20140.662
Cites per document20151.206
Cites per document20161.032
Cites per document20171.663
Cites per document20182.307
Cites per document20192.541
% 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 documents20110
Non-citable documents20121
Non-citable documents20132
Non-citable documents20143
Non-citable documents20155
Non-citable documents20166
Non-citable documents20176
Non-citable documents20183
Non-citable documents20193
Citable documents20110
Citable documents20121
Citable documents201327
Citable documents201465
Citable documents2015107
Citable documents2016154
Citable documents2017166
Citable documents2018244
Citable documents2019357
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 documents20110
Uncited documents20121
Uncited documents201314
Uncited documents201441
Uncited documents201555
Uncited documents201683
Uncited documents201766
Uncited documents201863
Uncited documents201992
Cited documents20110
Cited documents20121
Cited documents201315
Cited documents201427
Cited documents201557
Cited documents201677
Cited documents2017106
Cited documents2018184
Cited documents2019268
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