Journal of Building Physics
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Journal of Building Physics

Formerly Known as Journal of Thermal Envelope and Building Science
2015 Impact Factor: 1.000
2015 Ranking: 30/61 in Construction & Building Technology
2016 Release of Journal Citation Reports, Source: 2015 Web of Science Data

Editor
Mark Bomberg McMaster U, Hamilton, ON, Canada and University of Warmia and Mazury, Poland

eISSN: 17442583| ISSN: 17442591|Current volume: 40|Current issue: 1 Frequency: Bi-monthly

Now accepted into Science Citation Index

Journal of Building Physics (J. Bldg. Phys) is an international, peer-reviewed journal that publishes a high quality research and state of the art “integrated” papers to promote scientifically thorough advancement of all the areas of non-structural performance of a building and particularly in heat, air, moisture transfer.

Turn to the Journal of Building Physics for the latest advances in:

  • Heat, air, and moisture aspects of the building system
  • All types of insulation and building envelope materials and systems including polymeric, mineral, cellulose-based, and composites
  • New test procedures and improved methods of field measurement
  • Heat, Air and Moisture modeling
  • Building interactions with the environment, occupants, and allied building materials, components, and sub-systems.
  • Green roofing, double skinned envelopes, envelope as mechanical systems and many other topics

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Electronic Access:

Journal of Building Physics is available electronically on SAGE Journals Online at http://jen.sagepub.com

Journal of Building Physics is an international, peer-reviewed journal that publishes a high quality research and state of the art “integrated” papers to promote scientifically thorough advancement of all the areas of non-structural performance of a building and particularly in heat, air, moisture transfer.

Our goal is to enhance deeper insight and understanding, and enable the development of scientifically-based design tools, which are crucial for the implementation of a performance-based engineering approach in building design.

Recently the scope of the journal has been broadened, in response to readers' interests-and as a result of the shift in focus of the leading-edge building research organizations. Formerly titled Journal of Thermal Envelope and Building Science, the vision of the JBP is to facilitate the integration and implementation of a scientific approach in building physics with the various domains of building performance.

Buildings have enormous impact on global environment, renewable and non-renewable resources and quality of life and durability of the building envelope is one of the critical elements deciding upon the sustainability of built environment. The journal's expanded coverage will stress durability and long-term performance of building envelope systems. Specific stress is placed on environmental aspects and thermal protection of materials, elements and components used construction.

Turn to the Journal of Building Physics for the latest advances in:

  • Heat, air, and moisture aspects of the building system
  • All types of insulation and building envelope materials and systems including polymeric, mineral, cellulose-based, and composites
  • New test procedures and improved methods of field measurement
  • Heat, Air and Moisture transfer modeling
  • Building interactions with the environment, occupants, and allied building materials, components, and sub-systems.
  • Green roofing, double skinned envelopes, interaction of building enclosure with mechanical systems and many other topics

The Journal provides two sections of peer reviewed papers: Research Papers and Technical Papers or generally shorter Technical Notes. The research papers have a publication priority so that the publication cycle is as short as possible. Technical papers provide valuable technology updates, and invited state-of-the-art papers written by recognized experts.

You can count on the Journal of Building Physics for in-depth coverage of both research and practice. Just complete the order form to tap into this wealth of information and ideas.

Editorial Board
Marc Olivier Abadie University of La Rochelle, France
R. Becker Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa
Thomas Bednar Technische Universität Wien, Austria
Robert Cerny Czech Technical University, Czech Republic
Vasco Peixoto de Freitas University of Porto, Portugal
Dariusz Gawin Lodz Technical University, Poland
Hua Ge Concordia University, Canada
John Grunewald TU Dresden, Germany
Sabine Hoffmann University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
Hans Janssen Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
Manfred Kehrer Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Hartwig M. Kuenzel University of Stuttgart, Germany
Ardeshir Mahdavi Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Peter Matiasovsky Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia
Nathan Mendes PUCPR - Catholic University of Paran&#224, Brazil
Andreas Nicolai Technical University of Dresden, Germany
Daisuke Ogura Kyoto University, Japan
Martin Pazera Owens Corning Corporation, USA
Bernard Perrin Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse, France
Carsten Rode Danish TU, Denmark
S. Roels Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, UK
Hamed Saber National Research Council, Canada
Xing Shi Southeast University, China
Carey Simonson University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Satoru Takada Kobe University, Japan
Iain Walker Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
Monika Woloszyn University Savoie, France
David W. Yarbrough R & D Services, Inc, USA
Zhiqiang (John) Zhai University of Colorado at Boulder, USA
Jian Zhang Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA
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  • This Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics

    There are no fees payable to submit or publish in this journal. 

    Please read the guidelines below then visit the Journal’s submission site http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jen to upload your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.

    Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of Journal of Building Physics will be reviewed.

    As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you.

    1. Article types
    2. Editorial Policies
      2.1 Peer review policy
      2.2 Authorship
      2.3 Acknowledgments
      2.4 Funding
      2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests
      2.6 Data
    3. Publishing Policies
      3.1 Publication Ethics
      3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement
      3.3 Open Access and author archiving
      3.4 Permissions
    4. Preparing your manuscript
      4.1 Word processing formats
      4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
      4.3 Supplementary material
      4.4 Journal layout
      4.5 Reference style
      4.6 English language editing services
    5. Submitting your manuscript
      5.1 How to submit your manuscript
      5.2 Title, keywords and abstracts
      5.3 Corresponding author contact details
    6. On acceptance and publication
      6.1 SAGE Production
      6.2 Access to your published article
      6.3 Online First publication
    7. Further Information

    1. Article types

    Journal of Building Physics publishes high quality research and state of the art “integrated” papers to promote scientifically thorough advancement of all the areas of non-structural performance of a building. The Journal considers the following kinds of article for publication:
    1. Research Reports
    2. State of the Art Review.
    3. Technical Notes

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    2. Editorial policies

    2.1 Peer review policy

    Journal of Building Physics operates a conventional single-blind reviewing policy in which the reviewer’s name is always concealed from the submitting author.

    As part of the submission process you will be asked to provide the names of 2 peers who could be called upon to review your manuscript. Recommended reviewers should be experts in their fields and should be able to provide an objective assessment of the manuscript. Please be aware of any conflicts of interest when recommending reviewers. Examples of conflicts of interest include (but are not limited to) the below: 

    • The reviewer should have no prior knowledge of your submission
    • The reviewer should not have recently collaborated with any of the authors
    • Reviewer nominees from the same institution as any of the authors are not permitted

    Please note that the Editors are not obliged to invite any recommended/opposed reviewers to assess your manuscript.

    2.2 Authorship

    Papers should only be submitted for consideration once consent is given by all contributing authors. Those submitting papers should carefully check that all those whose work contributed to the paper are acknowledged as contributing authors.
    The list of authors should include all those who can legitimately claim authorship. This is all those who:

    1. Made a substantial contribution to the concept and design, acquisition of data or analysis and interpretation of data,
    2. Drafted the article or revised it critically for important intellectual content,
    3. Approved the version to be published.

    Authors should meet the conditions of all of the points above. Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content.
    When a large, multicentre group has conducted the work, the group should identify the individuals who accept direct responsibility for the manuscript. These individuals should fully meet the criteria for authorship.

    Acquisition of funding, collection of data, or general supervision of the research group alone does not constitute authorship, although all contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in the Acknowledgments section. Please refer to the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) authorship guidelines for more information on authorship.

    2.3 Acknowledgements

    All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support.

    2.3.1 Writing assistance

    Individuals who provided writing assistance, e.g. from a specialist communications company, do not qualify as authors and so should be included in the Acknowledgements section. Authors must disclose any writing assistance – including the individual’s name, company and level of input – and identify the entity that paid for this assistance.
    It is not necessary to disclose use of language polishing services.

    Any acknowledgements should appear first at the end of your article prior to your Declaration of Conflicting Interests (if applicable), any notes and your References.

    2.4 Funding

    Journal of Building Physics requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading.  Please visit the Funding Acknowledgements page on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding, or state that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.

    2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests

    It is the policy of Journal of Building Physics to require a declaration of conflicting interests from all authors enabling a statement to be carried within the paginated pages of all published articles.
    Please ensure that a ‘Declaration of Conflicting Interests’ statement is included at the end of your manuscript, after any acknowledgements and prior to the references. If no conflict exists, please state that ‘The Author(s) declare(s) that there is no conflict of interest’.

    For guidance on conflict of interest statements, please see the ICMJE recommendations

    2.6 Data

    Journal of Building Physics requests all authors submitting any primary data used in their research articles alongside their article submissions to be published in the online version of the journal, or provide detailed information in their articles on how the data can be obtained. This information should include links to third-party data repositories or detailed contact information for third-party data sources. Data available only on an author-maintained website will need to be loaded onto either the journal’s platform or a third-party platform to ensure continuing accessibility. Examples of data types include but are not limited to statistical data files, replication code, text files, audio files, images, videos, appendices, and additional charts and graphs necessary to understand the original research. [The editor(s) may consider limited embargoes on proprietary data.] The editor can also grant exceptions for data that cannot legally or ethically be released. All data submitted should comply with Institutional or Ethical Review Board requirements and applicable government regulations. For further information, please contact the editorial office at mark.bomberg@gmail.com

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    3. Publishing policies

    3.1 Publication ethics

    SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway

    3.1.1 Plagiarism

    Journal of Building Physics and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.

    3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement

    Before publication, SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. SAGE’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement is an exclusive licence agreement which means that the author retains copyright in the work but grants SAGE the sole and exclusive right and licence to publish for the full legal term of copyright. Exceptions may exist where an assignment of copyright is required or preferred by a proprietor other than SAGE. In this case copyright in the work will be assigned from the author to the society. For more information please visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

    3.3 Open Access and author archiving

    Journal of Building Physics offers optional open access publishing via the SAGE Choice programme. For more information please visit the SAGE Choice website. For information on funding body compliance, and depositing your article in repositories, please visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

    3.4 Permissions

    Authors are responsible for obtaining permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway

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    4. Preparing your manuscript

    4.1 Word processing formats

    Preferred formats for the text and tables of your manuscript are Word DOC, RTF, XLS. LaTeX files are also accepted. The text should be double-spaced throughout and with a minimum of 3cm for left and right hand margins and 5cm at head and foot. Text should be standard 10 or 12 point. Word and (La)Tex templates are available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author Gateway.

    4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics

    For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines  
    Figures supplied in colour will appear in colour online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version. For specifically requested colour reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from SAGE after receipt of your accepted article.

    4.3 Supplementary material

    Journal of Building Physics does not currently accept supplemental files.

    4.4 Journal layout

    Journal of Building Physics conforms to the SAGE house style. Review the guidelines on SAGE UK House Style.

    4.5 Reference style

    Journal of Building Physics adheres to the SAGE Harvard reference style. Review the guidelines on SAGE Harvard to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

    If you use EndNote to manage references, you can download the SAGE Vancouver output file

    4.6 English language editing services

    Authors seeking assistance with English language editing, translation, or figure and manuscript formatting to fit the journal’s specifications should consider using SAGE Language Services. Visit SAGE Language Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.

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    5. Submitting your manuscript

    5.1 How to submit your manuscript

    Journal of Building Physics is hosted on SAGE Track, a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Visit http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jen to login and submit your article online.

    IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely that you will have had an account created.  For further guidance on submitting your manuscript online please visit ScholarOne Online Help.

    5.2 Title, keywords and abstracts

    Please supply a title, short title, an abstract and keywords to accompany your article. The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article online through online search engines such as Google. Please refer to the information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords by visiting the SAGE Journal Author Gateway for guidelines on How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online

    5.3 Corresponding author contact details

    Provide full contact details for the corresponding author including email, mailing address and telephone numbers. Academic affiliations are required for all co-authors. These details should be presented separately to the main text of the article to facilitate anonymous peer review.

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    6. On acceptance and publication

    6.1 SAGE Production

    Your SAGE Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the production process. Proofs will be sent by PDF to the corresponding author and should be returned promptly.

    6.2 Access to your published article

    SAGE provides authors with online access to their final article.

    6.3 Online First publication

    Online First allows final revision articles (completed articles in queue for assignment to an upcoming issue) to be published online prior to their inclusion in a final journal issue which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. For more information please visit our Online First Fact Sheet

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    7. Further Information

    Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to the journal editorial office as follows:

    Mark Bomberg,
    2022 Deerhurst Court,
    Gloucester,
    ON, K1J 8H1,
    Canada.
    mark.bomberg@gmail.com

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