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[Vol. 28, No. 2, 2023]


Published by
Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia

ISSN: 1823-6499
eISSN: 2180-4222
Frequency: Biannually
Current Issue: Volume 28, No. 2, 2023
Abstracting/Indexing: Scopus, ASEAN Citation Index (ACI), Malaysian Citation Index (MyCite), Malaysian Journal Management System (MyJurnal), EBSCO, Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), ProQuest, Genamics JournalSeek and Google Scholar.

Journal of Construction in Developing Countries is listed in ERA Ranked Journal List.

Journal of Construction in Developing Countries bags Ministry of Education CREAM Award
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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.

All articles are accessible via the journal's website and selected indexing databases.


:: 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

The Journal of Construction in Developing Countries adheres to the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) standards on publications ethics. Submission of a manuscript implies that:

  • The work described has not been published previously except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis.
  • It is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.
  • Its submission and publication in the Journal are known and approved by all the authors.
  • The work is the author’s and there is no falsification, fabrication of data or plagiarism including duplicate publication of the author’s work without proper citation.

The Journal reserves the right to reject manuscripts that do not comply with the above-mentioned guidelines. The author will be held responsible for false statements or failure to fulfil the above-mentioned guidelines.

Any cases of ethical misconduct are treated very seriously and will be dealt with using the guidelines issued by the COPE. For further details please visit: