About the Journal

Serial title

Journal of Facade Design and Engineering (JFDE)

Focus and Scope

The Journal of Facade Design and Engineering presents new research results and new proven practice in the field of facade design and engineering. The goal is to improve building technologies, as well as process management and architectural design.

This journal is a valuable resource for professionals and academics involved in the design and engineering of building envelopes, including the following disciplines:

  • Architecture
  • Façade Engineering
  • Climate Design
  • Building Services Integration
  • Building Physics
  • Façade Design and Construction Management
  • Novel Material Applications.

The journal will be directed at the scientific community, but it will also feature papers that focus on the dissemination of science into practice and industrial innovations. In this way, readers explore the interaction between scientific developments, technical considerations and management issues.

Applied Practice Section

In our discipline, innovation is rooted in the interesting field between science and practice, which is why we believe that the JFDE journal must provide high-quality scientific content as well as papers which demonstrate the state of the art in façade building. In this section, high-quality contributions on façade projects will be published, including novel building technologies, design and building processes, digital tools and groundbreaking façade design.

Applied practice papers are subjected to the same review standards as all other papers and the JFDE team will actively follow and stimulate your contribution. We guarantee a broad visibility through open access publication presence in online databases.

Open Access Policy

JFDE is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) licence. You are free to use the work, but you have to attribute (refer to) the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work). The easiest way to refer to an article is to use the HOWTO CITE tool that you find alongside each article in the right sidebar.

Copyrights and publishing rights

JFDE allows the author(s) to hold the copyright without restrictions. JFDE allows the author(s) to retain publishing rights without restrictions.

Article processing charges (APC)

For handling and publishing an article JFDE charges an APC of €500. They apply once the article has been accepted for publication. Discounts may apply, in case of articles for special issues, journal sponsors, members of the editorial board etc. If you belong to such a category or having different reasons to qualify for discount, please let us know.


Authors can archive the pre-print and post-print versions of the work they have submitted to JFDE, including the pdf-version of the article (the so-called publisher's version) that is available on this website. Authors are explicitly free to copy and redistribute the work they have submitted in any medium or format and to remix, transform, and build upon the work they have submitted to JFDE for any purpose.


JFDE grants you the right to publish the metadata of the series, it's issues and articles under the terms of the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).

Publication ethics

Editors, authors and publisher adopt the guidelines developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Review Process

JFDE operates a double-blind review process. The contribution is typically sent to a minimum of two independent expert reviewers to assess the scientific quality. The issue editors take the final decision regarding acceptance or rejection of contributions, based on the reviews. The decisions by the editors are final.

JFDE uses the following principles during the review process:

  • Timing – preprints;
  • Identifiability – reviews are double-blinded;
  • Mediation – editors mediate all interactions between reviewers and authors;
  • Publication – peer reviews are not published;
  • Facilitation – reviews are facilitated by the journal;
  • Ownership – reviews are owned by the journal.


JFDE is indexed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), Google Scholar and Scopus.


2213-302X print

2213-3038 online


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JFDE received in 2012 a start-up grant from the NWO Incentive Fund Open Access Journals. NWO is the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research.