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Peer-review policy

Peer-review is the system used to assess the quality of a manuscript before it is published. Independent researchers in the relevant research area assess submitted manuscripts for originality, validity and significance to help editors determine whether the manuscript should be published in their journal. You can read more about the peer-review process here.

Built Heritage operates a double-blind peer-review system, where the reviewers do not know the names or affiliations of the authors and the reviewer reports provided to the authors are anonymous. Submitted manuscripts will generally be reviewed by two to three experts who will be asked to evaluate whether the manuscript is scientifically sound and coherent, whether it duplicates already published work, and whether or not the manuscript is sufficiently clear for publication. Reviewers will also be asked to indicate how interesting and significant the research is. The Editors will reach a decision based on these reports and, where necessary, they will consult with members of the Editorial Board.

Affiliated with

The Journal is financially supported by Chinese Fund for the Humanities and Social Sciences

Abstract and indexing coverage

  • Chinese Science Citation Database
  • CNKI
  • Dimensions 
  • DOAJ
  • EBSCO Discovery Service
  • Google Scholar
  • Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China 
  • Naver 
  • OCLC WorldCat Discovery Service
  • ProQuest-ExLibris Primo
  • ProQuest-ExLibris Summon
  • Scopus 



Annual Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact
    0.2    CiteScore 2021
    0.153 SJR 2021
    0.180 SNIP 2021 

    Speed
    35 days to first decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    98 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only (Median)

    Usage 
    99,673 downloads (2021)

    Social Media Impact
    189 Altmetric mentions (2021)

Call for papers

Global Climate Change and Built Heritage
Guest Editors: Dr Chris J. Whitman, Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University; Lui Tam, Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University; Prof Oriel Prizeman, Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University