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Open Access Civil engineering Journals

A list of Open Access Civil engineering journals for you to publish your manuscript in

Civil engineering is engineering discipline specializing in design, construction and maintenance of the built environment

Open Access journals publish papers that are free to the reader to download. OA papers have undergone peer review and are not more or less stringent than papers in closed journals — the main difference is in the business model.

We hope this list of Civil engineering OA journals will be helpful for you in deciding where to publish your Civil engineering manuscript.
We have thousands of high-impact factor Civil engineering journals in our list.Rather than just the top hits Civil engineering journals, we have made an exhaustive list of open accesss Civil engineering journals. Use our different columns — number of papers, number of citations, and relevance — to find the best Civil engineering venue for your manuscript.

The DOAJ columns refers to the The Directory of Open Access Journals, a list of open access journals, maintained by Infrastructure Services for Open Access.
There are certain criteria a journal must meet to be indexed by DOAJ, and thus inclusion in the DOAJ index is seen by scholars as a mark of quality.

All the open access Civil engineering journals in this list are indexed in
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Open Access Civil engineering Journals
NameISSNDOAJPublisherNo. of PapersCitationsRelevanceWebsite
Землетрясения Северной Евразии в ... году1818-6254Geophysical Survey of the Russian Academy of Sciences - GS RAS11837074.6
International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials1976-0485Springer Nature727798569.7Website
Collective dynamics2366-8539Forschungszentrum Julich, Zentralbibliotek13533568.9Website
International journal of particle therapy2331-5180International Journal of Particle Therapy306141868Website
Physical Review Special Topics-accelerators and Beams1098-4402American Physical Society24463919463.7Website
Journal of Transport and Land Use1938-7849Center for Transportation Studies504655262.7Website
Advances in Bridge Engineering2662-5407Springer Nature5510061.8Website
Physical review accelerators and beams2469-9888American Physical Society1558900161.4Website
Research in geophysics2038-9655PAGEPress Publications2818160.7
Journal of Water and Land Development1429-7426De Gruyter Open Sp. z o.o.605291458.5
International journal of high-rise buildings2234-7224Council on Tall Building and Urban Habitat Korea5815356.9
Journal of Architectural Engineering Technology2168-9717OMICS Publishing Group17236156.4
Journal of Sustainable Architecture and Civil Engineering2029-9990Kaunas University of Technology (KTU)30330955.8Website
The Open Construction and Building Technology Journal1874-8368Bentham Science525242254.9
Baltic Journal of Road and Bridge Engineering1822-427XRiga Technical University585372754.5Website
Architecture research2168-5088Scientific and Academic Publishing2410854.2
Living Reviews in Landscape Research1863-7329Living Reviews21134152.4Website
HBRC Journal1687-4048Taylor & Francis339468051.9Website
Open journal of earthquake research2169-9631Scientific Research Publishing, Inc.14331547.6
Fire Science and Technology0285-9521The Center for Fire Science and Technology, Research Institute for Science and Technology, Tokyo University of Science3616200846.9
Urban planning2183-7635Cogitatio486235346.1Website
Land2073-445XMDPI AG37421573546Website
American journal of geographic information system2163-1131Scientific and Academic Publishing117545.5
Underground Space2467-9674Elsevier777188644.7Website
Applications of Structural Fire Engineering2336-7318Czech Technical University in Prague - Central Library16218044.4
Spatium1450-569XNational Library of Serbia31895744Website
Journal of Civil Engineering and Construction Technology2141-2634Academic Journals5712643.9
Open Journal of Civil Engineering2164-3172Scientific Research Publishing, Inc.392130643.6
Journal of Civil Engineering Research2163-2316Scientific and Academic Publishing20452443.1
Sustainable Buildings2492-6035EDP Sciences268342.3Website
American Journal of Civil Engineering2330-873727466442
Rossijskij sejsmologičeskij žurnal2686-7907Geophysical Survey of the Russian Academy of Sciences - GS RAS934841.9Website
The Open Civil Engineering Journal1874-1495Bentham Science721204641.7
Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering1346-7581Taylor & Francis1689583841.6Website
Journal of Structures2314-6494Hindawi Limited4118041.5
Urban transformations2524-8162Springer Nature3914741Website
npj Urban Sustainability2661-8001Springer Nature6127641Website
International journal of geohazards and environment2368-5905Dalhousie Libraries2711040.7
Frontiers in Built Environment2297-3362Frontiers Media SA915437639.5Website
Buildings2075-5309MDPI AG1874320439.4Website
American Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture2328-399824860039.1
Urban science2413-8851MDPI AG490292239Website
Civil engineering and architecture2332-1091Horizon Research Publishing Co., Ltd.4509438.9
Current Urban Studies2328-4900Scientific Research Publishing, Inc.32064538.8
Stroitelʹnaâ mehanika inženernyh konstrukcij i sooruženij1815-5235Peoples' Friendship University of Russia29312738.2Website
Modular and Offsite Construction (MOC) Summit proceedings2562-5438University of Alberta Libraries19713638.1
Journal of Construction Engineering2314-5986Hindawi Limited5868137.9
Computational Urban Science2730-6852Springer Nature515137.3Website
Iconarp international journal architecture and planning2147-9380Iconarp International Journal of Architecture and Planning20611536.9Website
Geosciences2163-1697Scientific and Academic Publishing1913336.8
Advances in Civil Engineering1687-8086Hindawi Limited45281327336.7Website
Urban rail transit2199-6679Springer Nature497736.7Website
City, Territory and Architecture2195-2701Springer Nature16762336.5Website
Infrastructures2412-3811MDPI AG555217136Website
Journal of Urban Management2226-5856Elsevier229169935.8Website
Han-gukgujomuljindanyujigwalligonghakoe nonmunjip2234-6937Korea Institute for Structural Maintenance Inspection58151135.6
Structural Engineering / Earthquake Engineering0289-8063Japan Society of Civil Engineers17793535.6
International Journal of Advanced Remote Sensing and GIS2320-0243Cloud Publications34672735.5
Vitruvio2444-9091Universitat Politecnica de Valencia968835.4Website
Arhitektura i Urbanizam0354-6055Centre for Evaluation in Education and Science29912134.8Website
Earthquake Science1674-4519Earthquake Science691302434.6
Geoplanning: Journal of Geomatics and Planning2355-6544Institute of Research and Community Services Diponegoro University (LPPM UNDIP)13115034.4Website
Environmental Science and Sustainable Development2357-0849International Experts for Research Enrichment and Knowledge Exchange (IEREK)1665234.3Website
Journal of Synchrotron Radiation0909-0495International Union of Crystallography46719062434.3Website
International journal of transportation science and technology2046-0430Elsevier402299734.1Website
International journal of built environment and sustainability2289-8948Penerbit UTM Press23342933.9Website
Built Heritage2096-3041Springer Nature15615333.3Website
Architectural research1229-6163Architectural Institute of Korea39643432.3
CivilEng2673-4109MDPI AG11812932.2Website
Journal of rock mechanics and geotechnical engineering1674-7755Elsevier11941853232Website
Natural hazards research2666-5921Elsevier445531.8Website
Local sustainability2211-27828518931.8
Civil and Environmental Engineering1336-5835De Gruyter Open Sp. z o.o.26753431.8
Zemleustrìj, kadastr ì monìtorìng zemelʹ2306-1677National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine25911131.7Website
The Egyptian Journal of Remote Sensing and Space Science1110-9823Elsevier517648131.7Website
Civil and Environmental Engineering Reports2080-5187De Gruyter Open Sp. z o.o.63891331.5Website
Asian journal of behavioural studies2398-4295e-IPH Ltd.19717931
Journal of The South African Institution of Civil Engineering1021-2019Academy of Science of South Africa406101731
Frontiers of Architectural Research2095-2635Elsevier19435630.9Website
Landscape Online1865-1542Landscape Online107198030.8Website
Architecture and engineering2500-0055Saint Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering (SPSUACE)20928830.6Website
International Journal of Sustainable Construction Engineering and Technology2180-3242Penerbit UTHM33580030.4
Creative space2321-3892Chitkara University Publications1005230
ARCHive-SR2537-0154International Experts for Research Enrichment and Knowledge Exchange (IEREK)2117529.9Website
Journal of Geography and Regional Planning2070-1845Academic Journals412217429.9
Journal of Design and the Built Environment1823-4208Univ. of Malaya23148729.9Website
Journal of Transportation Technologies2160-0473Scientific Research Publishing, Inc.357156729.7
Journal of Civil Engineering and Management1392-3730Vilnius Gediminas Technical University21931943729.5Website
Future cities and environment2363-9075Ubiquity Press, Ltd.11642729.3Website
International Review for Spatial Planning and Sustainable Development2187-3666International Community of Spatial Planning and Sustainable Development35158629.3
Journal of Geographic Information System2151-1950Scientific Research Publishing, Inc.599317129.2
European Transport Research Review1866-8887Springer Nature549655929Website
Geoenvironmental Disasters2197-8670Springer Nature216219928.7Website
Curved and Layered Structures2353-7396De Gruyter Open Sp. z o.o.18299828.6Website
Journal of large-scale research facilities JLSRF2364-091XForschungszentrum Julich, Zentralbibliotek144229328.5Website
Case Studies in Construction Materials2214-5095Elsevier1322517628.4Website
International journal of structural glass and advanced materials research2616-4507Science Publications719628.2
Latin American Journal of Solids and Structures1679-7817SciELO1305886028.2Website
Journal of Advanced Transportation0197-6729Hindawi Limited31862146028.1Website
Journal of building construction and planning research2328-4889Scientific Research Publishing, Inc.15342128.1
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Open Access (OA)?
Open Access refers to free access to information and unrestricted use of electronic resources for everyone. Any kind of digital content can be open access, from texts and data to software, audio, and video.
What does “relevance” mean in the table?
In the table above, relevance is used to determine the level of association between a journal and the concept it is listed under, from 0-100.
How do you count total number of citations?
The citations show how often works from this journal are referenced in other research papers. This data is obtained from OpenAlex. Even though the accuracy is debatable, it could help you determine how prestigious a journal is on the whole.
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