Instructions for Authors   



Journal of Building Energy Efficiency(monthly), initiated in October 2006, supplies a platform for architects, mechanical engineers, civil engineers, energy researchers, energy policy makers and building industry to communicate on investigations, innovation, research and development of energy efficiency in buildings. The Journal has been classified into the “Catalog of High-quality Sci-Tech Journals of Building Science(2020, T3)” by the Architectural Society of China(ASC), certificated as the “Source Journal for Chinese Scientific and Technical Papers and Citations” by Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China(ISTIC) since 2013 and the “China Core Academic Journal of RCCSE” by Library of Wuhan University and other cooperating institutes since 2014.



Your submissions should mainly focus on the following but not necessarily restricted to:

●Carbon emission in buildings

●Carbon neutrality in buildings

●Sustainable architectural design

●Green buildings

●Thermal insulation



●Smart operation

●Renewable energy utilization

●Energy-saving retrofitting

●Standards and specifications analysis

●Electricity and intelligence

●AI integrated with buildings

●Building environment

●DC technologies for buildings

●Green construction

●Ecology and buildings

●Urban planning



Authors are encouraged to submit original papers and review articles with comprehensive analysis of literatures, accurate simulation, detailed data, profound expounding and persuasive conclusions. Submitted manuscripts must not have been published (in print or electronic format) or be currently under consideration by another journal, that its publication has been approved by all co-authors, if any, as well as-tacitly or explicitly-by the responsible authorities at the institution where the work was carried out. Papers with results based on simulations are welcome, but those with clear links to laboratory or field measurements are preferred. These links may include calibration, benchmarking, or comparisons of results. Replication studies should include brief introduction and discussion sections that succinctly report the goal of the original paper, and the original paper should be the work of a different author or group of authors. Authors wishing to include figures, tables, or text passages that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) and to include evidence that such permission has been granted when submitting their papers. Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from the author(s). All papers will be reviewed by the Editorial Board composing of well-known experts and scholars and a group of professional peer-reviewers with concrete suggestions back to authors for revision before publication. 




The journal’s language is Chinese and English. Either British English or American English spelling and terminology may be used, but the system chosen should be followed consistently throughout the article. The language should be corrected before submission.

●Manuscript structure

Title page, Authorship, Abstract, Keywords, List of symbols, Main text, Appendix, References; Tables, Figure captions, and Figures. The length of the paper is normally with no more than 8000 words.


Formulae, symbols and all subscripts, superscripts, Greek letters, and other characters must be legible and carefully checked. All symbols used in manuscript must be explained. A list of symbols should follow the abstract if such a list is needed. Standard mathematical notation should be used. All equations must be numbered.


The preferred figure format is TIFF or JPEG with minimum resolution of 300dpi relative to the final figure size.

Identify any previously published material by giving the original source in the form of a reference at the end of the caption.


The list of references should only include works that are cited in the text and that have been published or accepted for publication. Personal communications and unpublished works should only be mentioned in the text.


After Acceptance


Authors will be asked to transfer copyright of the article to the publishers (Journal of Building Energy Efficiency). This will ensure the widest possible protection and dissemination of information under copyright laws.

●Proof reading

The purpose of the proof is to check for typesetting errors and the completeness and accuracy of the text, tables and figures. Substantial changes in content, e.g., new results, corrected values, title and authorship, are not allowed without the approval of the Editors-in-Chief.


The articles will be published as the printed version firstly after receipt of the corrected proofs that can be cited by issue and page numbers with the DOI.

After publication, the further changes can only be made in the form of an Erratum, which will be hyperlinked to the article.

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Call for Papers

Welcome Global Authors’ Contribution to the Journal in Chinese and/or in English!

Currently, overseas authors should submit articles in English to the Journal directly to:


Journal of Building Energy EfficiencyMonthly


Supervised by

China Northeast Architectural Design and Research Institute CO. LTD.


Sponsored by

China Northeast Architectural Design and Research Institute CO. LTD.

China Association of Building Energy Efficiency(CABEE)


Guest Editor-in-chief

LIN Borong (School of Architecture, Tsinghua University)


ISSN 2096-9422/CN21-1612/TU

IF: 1.132


Add: Editorial Department of Building Energy Efficiency

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