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Smart and Sustainable Built Environment

Smart and Sustainable Built Environment

ISSN: 2046-6099

This journal is a Hybrid Open Access journal
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Emerging Sources
Citation Index

CiteScore 2018: 1.04
CiteScoreTracker 2019: 1.20 (Updated Monthly)

Editorial ObjectivesA CIB-encouraged journal.

Smart and Sustainable Built Environment (SASBE) aims to inform research and industry practice on integrated approaches to developing smart and sustainable built environments, linking together the various sustainable targets, bottom-lines, endpoints and project deliverables through whole development cycles and project processes.

The objective of the journal is to identify, develop and promote research and practice in integration between innovation and sustainability. The journal highlights holistic problem solving and decision making, collaborative system and product development, innovative solutions enhancing sustainability, and mutually beneficial outcomes for all stakeholders of the built environment. It also gives emphasis to international collaboration, emerging challenges, issues arising from developing economies, and knowledge transfer to businesses and industries.

Smart and Sustainable Built Environment has been awarded the distinction of CIB Encouraged Journal by the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB) for its relevance and link with industry and academia.

Editorial criteria

SASBE is double blind reviewed - for a full list of our review board, please see below. It produces four issues a year, which cover original research contributions that focus on the linking of, and the holistic solutions for, key aspects of developing the built environment from project conceptualisation; through building, infrastructure and urban design; construction development; and facility operation and management; to deconstruction, recycling and reuse; for long term sustainable outcomes.

Original papers, review papers, case studies, and research reports are encouraged. The journal also includes commentaries, technical notes, book reviews and conference news. Special issues focusing on important aspects of innovation and sustainability are published periodically.


The coverage of the journal includes, but is not limited to:

  • Sustainable buildings, infrastructure, districts, cities and the community
  • Smart and healthy workplace and living environments
  • Innovative systems, technologies and products responding to emerging challenges
  • Smart and sustainable design, construction, and operation of new built facilities and regeneration of existing ones
  • Sustainable development processes, regulations, governance and community engagement
  • Management of information and knowledge on innovation and sustainability
  • Communication, education and training of sustainability principles and professional skills.

Key benefits

  • SASBE is the only journal that focuses on integrated approaches to developing innovative systems, methods, and practices for sustainable products and outcomes of the built environments
  • SASBE places an emphasis on providing practical solutions on key aspects of developing sustainable built environment through complete project development cycles, linking design and construction, buildings and infrastructure, and processes and governance
  • SASBE promotes global networking and collaboration, through coverage of issues of emerging economies as well as learned lessons of developed countries
  • SASBE is encouraged by the CIB and by iiSBE

Key journal audiences

  • Universities and research organizations involved with built environment development
  • Professional bodies in built environment and engineering
  • Practitioners in design, engineering, construction, urban planning, production, operation and maintenance, facility management, and project management
  • Policy makers and government agencies involved with planning and legislation of the above.

SASBE is indexed and abstracted in:

  • Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) Journal Quality List 
  • British Library
  • Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities in Computer Science - Business Information Systems, Economics & Finance and Management
  • Construction Management Abstracts
  • Emerging Sources Citation Index (Clarivate Analytics)
  • ICONDA®CIBlibrary
  • Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals
  • ReadCube Discover
  • Summon

SASBE is ranked in:

  • Scopus

Smart and Sustainable Built Environment is available as part of an online subscription to the Emerald Property Management & Built Environment eJournals Collection. For more information, please email [email protected] or visit the Emerald Property Management & Built Environment eJournals Collection page.

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