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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.

Additional Information

Submitted manuscripts are generally assigned to a handling editor. If they are deemed suitable for peer review, they will be peer-reviewed by two or more experts who will be asked to assess whether the manuscript is scientifically sound and coherent, whether it duplicates previously published work, and whether the manuscript is sufficiently clear for publication. The Editor-in-Chief will make a decision based on the Handling Editor's recommendation based on the reviews, and will consult with members of the Editorial Board as necessary.

When manuscripts are submitted to a collection, they will be assigned to a handling editor or guest editor, as appropriate 

Editorial Board members will not be involved in reviewing their own academic work. Submissions authored by Editorial Board members will be assigned to at least two independent external reviewers. Final Decisions are made by Editor-in-Chief who have no conflict of interest with the author. Journal staff will not be involved in the processing of their own papers submitted to the journal.

Affiliated with

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

ISSN: 2096-3041 (Print)
The print version is owned and produced by Tongji University 

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

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    1.2 - Citescore

    0.640 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.263 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2022 Speed
    39 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    146 days submission to accept (Median)

    2022 Usage 
    113,191 downloads
    68 Altmetric mentions 

Call for papers

20th-Century Built Heritage of Health: Challenges and Opportunities 
Guest Editor: Christina Malathouni, School of Architecture, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom

Industrial heritage sites and mega-events: An opportunity for urban redevelopment and social change?
Guest Editors: Florence Graezer Bideau, College of Humanities and Section of Architecture, EPFL, Switzerland; Anne-Marie Broudehoux, École du Design, UQAM, Canada                                                 

Historical Monuments for Countryside Conservation in Hong Kong and Its Surrounding Areas
Guest Editors: Sidney Cheung, Dept. of Anthropology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China; Thomas Chung, School of Architecture, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China

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

Peer Review Policy for Article Collections
All submissions to following collections have undergone rigorous peer review.