Materials and Structures, the flagship publication of the International Union of Laboratories and Experts in Construction Materials, Systems and Structures (RILEM), provides a unique international and interdisciplinary forum for new research findings on the performance of construction materials. A leader in cutting-edge research, the journal is dedicated to the publication of high quality papers examining the fundamental properties of building materials, their characterization and processing techniques, modeling, standardization of test methods, and the application of research results in building and civil engineering. Materials and Structures also publishes comprehensive reports prepared by the RILEM’s technical committees.

  • Provides a unique interdisciplinary forum for new research findings on the performance of construction materials
  • Flagship publication of the International Union of Laboratories and Experts in Construction Materials, Systems and Structures (RILEM)
  • Publishes comprehensive reports prepared by the RILEM’s technical committees
  • 94% of authors who answered a survey reported that they would definitely publish or probably publish in the journal again

Journal information

Editor-in-Chief
  • John Provis
Deputy Editor-in-Chief
  • Giovanni Plizzari,
  • Nele De Belie
Publishing model
Hybrid (Transformative Journal). Learn about publishing Open Access with us

Journal metrics

3.428 (2020)
Impact factor
4.04 (2020)
Five year impact factor
46 days
Submission to first decision
161 days
Submission to acceptance
410,595 (2020)
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  • COVID-19 and impact on peer review

    As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

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    Over 200 RILEM Technical Recommendations have been produced by RILEM Technical Committees. Many of these recommendations have been adopted in research and practice, and are used by international standardisation bodies, as a basis for their work. See the latest Recommendations here.

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Electronic ISSN
1871-6873
Print ISSN
1359-5997
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