Building Simulation: An International Journal publishes original, high quality, peer-reviewed research papers and review articles dealing with modeling and simulation of buildings including their systems. The goal is to promote the field of building science and technology to such a level that modeling will eventually be used in every aspect of building construction as a routine instead of an exception. Of particular interest are papers that reflect recent developments and applications of modeling tools and their impact on advances of building science and technology.

Paper submission is solicited for the following five fixed sections:

A: Building thermal, lighting, and acoustics modeling

B: Building systems and components

C: Indoor/outdoor airflow and air quality

D: Architecture and human behavior

E: Advances in modeling and simulation tools

The above scope will develop as the field of building simulation evolves. Authors are encouraged to contribute papers from different angles of interest, making Building Simulation: An International Journal a dynamic channel and valuable resource for new scientific findings and engineering applications.

  • Presents papers covering the modeling and simulation of buildings, including systems, environment and human occupancy
  • Reports on current development and application of modeling tools, and their applications to building science and technology
  • Covers building, environmental and human behavioral sciences from a multidisciplinary, international perspective

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Editor-in-Chief
  • Da Yan
Managing Editor
  • Jie Zeng
Publishing model
Hybrid (Transformative Journal). How to publish with us, including Open Access

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4.008 (2021)
Impact factor
4.075 (2021)
Five year impact factor
8 days
Submission to first decision (Median)
73,883 (2021)
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  • Call for Papers: Special Issue on Healthy and Low-carbon Communities: Design, Optimization, and New Technologies

    We sincerely invite you to submit your original work to this special issue and are looking forward to sharing your outstanding research outcomes with the peers around the world.

    Only original manuscripts can be submitted, according to the ‘submission guidelines’ of Building Simulation, which can be downloaded from the Journal website (https://www.springer.com/journal/12273/submission-guidelines). The authors are invited to follow the link “Submit manuscript”, located in the main page of the Journal website, to submit manuscript to this Special Issue with the mark “Special issue on Healthy and Low-carbon Communities: Design, Optimization, and New Technologies” in your cover letter.

    Important Dates:

    Submission deadline of full papers: May 01, 2023
    Issue published: August 01, 2023

  • Call for papers: Special issue on Flexible Building-Integrated Solar Energy Technologies Towards Carbon Neutrality

    We sincerely invite you to submit your original work to this special issue and are looking forward to sharing your outstanding research outcomes with the peers around the world.

    Paper submissions: When preparing your manuscript, please follow the Instructions for Authors of Building Simulation, which can be downloaded from the journal website (www.springer.com/journal/12273). 

    Submit your paper online at http://www.editorialmanager.com/buil and mark “Flexible Building-Integrated Solar Energy Technologies Towards Carbon Neutrality” in your manuscript.

    Important Dates:

    • Submission deadline of full papers: January 31, 2023
    • Completion of the first-round review: February 28, 2023
    • Submission deadline of revised papers: March 31, 2023
    • Final notification: April 30, 2023
    • Issue published: June 2023
  • Call for Papers: Special issue on High-Performance Envelope Materials for Low-Carbon Buildings

    We sincerely invite you to submit your original work to this special issue and are looking forward to sharing your outstanding research outcomes with the peers around the world.

    Paper submissions: When preparing your manuscript, please follow the Instructions for Authors of Building Simulation, which can be downloaded from the journal website (www.springer.com/journal/12273).

    Submit your paper online at http://www.editorialmanager.com/buil and mark Special issue on High-Performance Envelope Materials for Low-Carbon Buildings” in your manuscript.

    Important Dates:

    • Submission deadline of full papers: December 31, 2022
    • Completion of the first-round review: February 15, 2023
    • Submission deadline of revised papers: March 15, 2023
    • Final notification: April 15, 2023
    • Issue published: May 2023
  • Call for Papers: Special Issue on "COVID-19 Prevention and Control in the Built Environment with Low Resource Consumption"

    We sincerely invite you to submit your original work to this topical issue and are looking forward to sharing your outstanding research outcomes with the peers around the world.

    Paper submissions: When preparing your manuscript, please follow the Instructions for Authors of Building Simulation, which can be downloaded from the journal website (www.springer.com/journal/12273).

    Submit your paper online at http://www.editorialmanager.com/buil and mark “Special issue on COVID-19 Prevention and Control in the Built Environment with Low Resource Consumption” in your manuscript.

    Important Dates:

    Submission deadline of full papers: October 30, 2022
    Completion of the first-round review: January 15, 2023
    Submission deadline of revised papers: March 1, 2023
    Final notification: April 15, 2023
    Issue published: May 2023

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1996-8744
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1996-3599
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