The Journal of Housing and the Built Environment presents the refereed results of original scientific research, and new developments in policy and practice in the fields of housing, spatial planning, building and urban development.
The aim is to give international exposure to recent developments, providing a forum for the exchange and discussion of new ideas. The journal benefits a diverse readership of scientists, specialists, practitioners and policy-makers in government and in organizations dealing with housing and urban issues.

  • Presents original scientific research and new developments in policy and practice in the fields of housing, and the interaction of housing with the use, behavior, design, and development of the built environment. 
  • Gives international exposure to recent developments, thereby providing a forum for exchange and discussion of new ideas.
  • Includes papers on original scientific research as well as experiences from policy and practice, providing a unique confrontation of theory and practice.
  • The journal benefits a diverse and international (both Western and non-Western) readership of scientists, specialists, practitioners and policy-makers in government and in organizations dealing with housing and the built environment.

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Editors-in-Chief
  • Peter J. Boelhouwer,
  • Queena Qian
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Hybrid (Transformative Journal). How to publish with us, including Open Access

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2.033 (2021)
Impact factor
2.406 (2021)
Five year impact factor
124 days
Submission to first decision (Median)
231,603 (2021)
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1573-7772
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1566-4910
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