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Essential reading on the design and construction of civil engineering structures and its associated applied research.

ISSN: 0965-0911
eISSN: 1751-7702

Aims and scope

A building is an enclosed structure, typically with a roof and walls. Buildings provide shelter from weather, as well as security, privacy, and a space to comfortably live and work. Buildings need to be designed to be economic and efficient, and to respond to the current climate emergency through their conception, construction, operation and end of life.

Structures and Buildings publishes peer-reviewed papers on state-of-art academic research, along with best practice in practical construction projects of civil engineering structures (against short-term and long-term static and dynamic (including seismic) loads. This monthly journal welcomes combined experimental and numerical investigations into the behaviour of either structural components and or overall structural systems comprising various combinations of steel, concrete, timber, fibre reinforced polymers (FRPs), bio-based materials, glass and other construction materials.

One of the crucially important topics is the impact of structural engineering on sustainable development. In addition, the emerging technologies, such as AI and big data and their applications in structures, will also be welcomed. Papers on people movement within and around buildings may also be considered.

To submit to this journal is free. Papers appear Ahead of Print (below) as soon as they are ready to be published. Ahead of print articles are fully citable using the DOI system.

Awards: Each year, the paper rated best by the Editorial Panel is given the ICE's Palmer Prize.

Open access: This is a Plan S compliant journal through its zero-month embargo period. This is a hybrid journal allowing for green or gold open access. Find out more about publishing open access with us, our article processing charges (APCs) and generous waivers. 


This journal is aligned with our sustainable structures and infrastructures goal

We recognise the transformative power of sustainable engineering, design and building practices in creating a world where our planet and its inhabitants can thrive.

SDG 3 Good health & well-being
SDG 6 Clean water & sanitation
SDG 7 Affordable & clean energy
SDG 9 Industry, innovation & infrastructure
SDG 11 Sustainable cities & communities
SDG 12 Responsible consumption & production
SDG 13 Climate action
Find out about our sustainable structures and infrastructures goal