About the Journal

Scope and focus 

The Journal of Construction Business and Management (JCBM) is an open-access journal published bi-annually by the University of Cape Town Libraries, South Africa. The Journal is hosted by the Construction Business and Management Research Group of the University of Cape Town. The journal aims to explore the experience of construction industry stakeholders and trends in the global system. It aims to publish peer-reviewed and high-quality papers emanating from original theoretical based research, rigorous review of literature, conceptual papers and development of theories, case studies and practical notes. The journal also welcomes papers with diverse methodological research approaches including qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods. Contributions are expected from academia, public administrators, professionals in the public sector and private practice (such as contracting organizations and consulting firms) and other related bodies and institutions (such as financial, legal and NGOs).

The Journal is indexed in the ARCOM database and in Google Scholar.

Peer-review policy

All research papers submitted to JCBM are subjected to rigorous blind peer-review by experts in the construction field for better enhancement of research.

Copyright Notice

The JCBM is an open access journal, and the authors retain copyright.  Authors should be properly acknowledged when works are cited. Authors retain re-use , sharing and redistribution rights without any restrictions or need.

Open access policy

Work published in this journals is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. This license lets others remix, adapt, and build upon your work non-commercially, as long as they credit the author and license their new creations under the identical terms.

Self-archiving policy

Authors are allowed to self-archive the final published PDF or Version of Record on institutional repositories, personal websites or academic social media platforms.

Plagiarism Report

All manuscripts submitted to JCBM must be accompanied by a plagiarism report from a reputable plagiarism checker, such as Turnitin or iThenticate. Please upload the plagiarism report at the submission stage.