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, DOAJ 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. The average number of weeks between article submission & publication is about 14 weeks.

Copyright Notice

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

Open access policy

This is a diamond open access journal providing immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Authors retain copyright and works published in this journal are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 (CC BY 4.0). The CC BY license allows anyone to remix, adapt, and build upon one's work, even commercially, on the proviso that the author of the original work is acknowledged. JCBM has recently migrated from CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 license to CC BY 4.0 License to allow further sharing and use of knowledge with no restrictions. 

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 are first of all checked for originality and inappropriate copying using a reputable plagiarism checker, iThenticate, provided by the University of Cape Town.

Publication Fees

The journal does not charge Article Processing Charges.