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Journal of Construction in Developing Countries


Discipline(s) / Subdiscipline(s):

     1. Engineering & Technology
         - Engineering
         - Architecture & design

E-ISSN: 2180-4222
Print ISSN: 1823-6499
Publisher: Universiti Sains Malaysia
Publication type: Print & Electronic
Publication frequency: 2 time(s) per year
Journal Website: http://web.usm.my/jcdc/

Contact Info

Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia
Universiti Sains Malaysia
11800 USM
Pulau Pinang

Phone no.: +604 653 4421 / 4425
Fax.: +604 657 5714
E-mail: jcdc.usm@gmail.com

The Journal of Construction in Developing Countries (JCDC) is a scholarly peer-reviewed international publication, invaluable to those who are interested in the issues relevant to the built environment of developing countries. The bi-annual journal is published by Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia in cooperation with the working Commission 107 (W107) of the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building Construction (CIB). It is building upon the work of the former Journal of Housing Building and Planning by expanding its scope. From the 11th volume onwards, the Journal of Housing Building and Planning is renamed the Journal of Construction in Developing Countries. It is a multi-disciplinary effort involving scientists, professionals and practitioners and it will specifically provide a unifying basis bringing together architects, landscape designers, engineers, project managers, construction managers, quantity surveyors, town planners, sociologists, property managers, facilities managers and designers, among others.

All contents of the journal are freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is all in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.

:: Aims and Scope

The Journal of Construction in Developing Countries seeks to provide a central vehicle for the exchange and dissemination of knowledge on issues relevant to the built environment of developing countries. The journal provides a wide range of original research an application papers on current developments and advances in the built environment as well as the economic, social, cultural and technological contexts of developing countries. It also publishes detailed case studies, as well as short communications and discussions. Topics covered include, but are not restricted to planning, urban economics, rural and regional development, housing, management and resource issues, sustiainability, knowledge and technology transfer, construction procurement, facilities management, information an communication technologies, strategies and policy issues, design issues, conservation and environmental issues.

:: Publication Ethics

Journal of Construction in Developing Countries adheres to the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) standards on publications ethics. For further details please visit:

Code of Conduct for Journal Editors
Code of Conduct for Journal Publishers



Abdul Rashid Abdul Aziz (Universiti Sains Malaysia)

Editorial Board

  1. Alfred Ngowi (Central University of Technology, South Africa)
  2. Abdul Naser Abdul Ghani (Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia)
  3. Adnan Enshassi (Islamic University of Gaza, Palestine)
  4. Aldrin Abdullah (Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia)
  5. Alfredo Serpell (Catholic University of Chile, Chile)
  6. Azizi Bahauddin (Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia)
  7. Azlan Raofuddin Hj. Nuruddin (Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia)
  8. BHW Hadikusumo (Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand)
  9. Carlos Formoso (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)
  10. George Ofori (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
  11. Graeme Newell (University of Western Sydney, Australia)
  12. Low Sui Pheng (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
  13. Nor'Aini Yusuf (Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia)
  14. Mastura Jaafar (Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia)
  15. Pantaleo Rwelamila (University of South Africa, South Africa)
  16. Sharifah Fairuz Syed Fadzil (Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia)
  17. Shen Li-Yin (Chongqing University, China)
  18. Sherif Mohamed (Griffith University, Australia)
  19. Stephen Ogunlana (Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom)



Articles that can be considered for publication include evaluation reviews of literature, definitive articles on methodology and procedures, quantitative and qualitative approaches to theory and empirical articles reporting original research are considered for publication. New techniques, methods, aspects of practical implementation, and industrial or technical approaches can also be considered for the Journal.

All contributions will be read by at least 3 referees to ensure material originality, accuracy and relevance. Contributions are subject to editorial amendment to suit house styles. The Journal does not accept contributions that have been published elsewhere or submitted elsewhere for review.

Manuscripts should be prepared according to the following style rules. Failure to comply these rules will cause delay in publication.

Manuscript Submission Guidelines

All submissions should be submitted to http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jcdc.

Download the Guidelines for Authors here.
Download the Copyright Transfer Form here.

The electronic version of the journal is available at http://web.usm.my/jcdc/index.html.
  Journal Coverage

Indexed by MyJurnal (2018)
H-Index 3
Immediacy Index 0.000
Rank 13/28,Q2(Engineering & Technology)
13/28,Q2(Engineering & Technology)
Indexed by Scopus (SCImago Journal Rankings 2016)
Impact Factor 0
Rank Q3 (Building and Construction)
Q3 (Civil and Structural Engineering)
Additional Information 0.247 (SJR)

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