Journal of Facade Design and Engineering

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5; 4 issues
Last issue (4:3-4) online on 11 July 2017
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5:1 scheduled for October 2017
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Architecture & Design
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The Journal of Facade Design and Engineering presents new research results and new proven practice of 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
• Building Engineering
• Structural design
• Climate design
• Building Services Engineering
• Building Physics
• Design Management
• Facility Management

The journal will – initially - 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.


Editors-in Chief
Ulrich Knaack
Tillmann Klein
Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Contact Editorial Office

Thaleia Konstantinou
Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Associate Editors
Enrico de Angelis, Polytechnico Milano, Milan, Italy
Julen Astudillo, Tecnalia Research & Innovation, San Sebastian, Spain
Carlo Battisti, Eurac Reseach, Bolzano, Italy  
Anne Beim, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, Denmark
Jan Belis, Ghent University, Gent, Belgium
Jan Cremers, Hochschule für Technik Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
Andy van der Dobbelsteen, Delft Technical University, Delft, The Netherlands
Paul Donnelly, Washington University, St. Louis, USA
Chris Geurts, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Marco Hemmerling, Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Sciences, Detmold, Germany
Mikkel Kragh, Dow Corning, Vice Chairman Society of Façade Engineering
Klaus Kreher, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Art, Lucerne, Switzerland
Bert Lieverse, Association of the Dutch Façade Industry, Nieuwegein, The Netherlands
Steve Lo, University of Bath, Bath, United Kingdom
Andreas Luible, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Art, Lucerne, Switzerland
David Metcalfe, Centre for Window and Cladding Technology, Bath, United Kingdom
Mauro Overend, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Urs-Peter Menti, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Art, Lucerne, Switzerland
Uta Pottgießer, Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Sciences, Detmold, Germany
Josemi Rico Martínez , University of the Basque Country, Donostia- San Sebastian, Spain
Paolo Rigone, UNICMI, Milan, Italy
Holger Strauß, Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Sciences, Detmold, Germany
Jens Schneider, University of Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany
Holger Techen, University of Applied Sciences Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany
Nil Turkeri, Istanbul Technical University, Instanbul, Turkey
Claudio Vásquez Zaldívar, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiage, Chile
Stephen Wittkopf, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Art, Lucerne, Switzerland

Submission of Manuscripts

All manuscripts and any supplementary material should be submitted to the editorial office (, through the Open Journal System at the following link:

To be able to use the OJS to submit a manuscript, you will need to register as user and create a profile. Please do not forget to choose the role as author. After the profile is created and you are logged in, you can proceed with the 5-step submission process, by clicking at the “New Submission” at the “User Home”

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Peer Review

The review of JFDE papers is executed by 24 associate editors and numerous additional reviewers. The list of editors can be found on the website. The reviewers are chosen according to their expertise and an unbiased situation to the author. JFDE also publishes special issues for which guest editors are appointed when needed, in order to guarantee the scientific quality. An example is the Special Issue Glass (Volume 2, Issue 1-2).

JFDE is using a double blind peer reviewed process. Before papers are sent for review a formal check is executed (language, form, citation style). The reviewers give a detailed, substantiated judgement, concluding with the statement: accepted, accepted with minor or major changes or rejected. Possibly including advice on how to improve the papers or confidential notes to the editors. A second review cycle is needed in many cases. The final decision on how to treat papers lies with the editor in chief.

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Colour figures
It is possible to have figures printed in colour, provided the cost of their reproduction is paid for by the author. See Preparation of Manuscripts for the required file formats.

Open Access
Journal papers will be published Open Access (OA. The article will be freely available from the moment it is published, also in the pre-press module. Within the first three years no article processing charges are required.
See also our website for more information about this option IOS Press Open Library®

They will be licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

Preparation of manuscripts
Papers should be between 4000 and 8000 words in length.

Organization of the paper and style of presentation
Manuscripts must be written in English. Authors whose native language is not English are advised to seek the advice of a native English speaker, before submitting their manuscripts. Peerwith offers a language and copyediting service to all scientists who want to publish their manuscript in scientific peer-reviewed periodicals and books.

Manuscripts should be prepared with wide margins and double spacing throughout, including the abstract, footnotes and references. Every page of the manuscript, including the title page, references, tables, etc., should be numbered. However, in the text no reference should be made to page numbers; if necessary, one may refer to sections. Try to avoid the excessive use of italics and bold face.

Manuscripts should be organized in the following order:

  • Title page
  • Abstract
  • Body of text (divided by subheadings)
    • Introduction
    • Methodology
    • Experiment/ research
    • Results
    • Conclusions
    • etc.
  • Acknowledgements
  • References
  • Tables
  • Figure captions
  • Figures

Headings and subheadings should be numbered and typed on a separate line, without indentation.

SI units should be used, i.e., the units based on the metre, kilogramme, second, etc.

Title page

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  • Name(s) of author(s); please indicate who is the corresponding author
  • Full affiliation(s)
  • Present address of author(s), if different from affiliation
  • Complete address of corresponding author, including tel. no., fax no. and e-mail address
  • Abstract; should be clear, descriptive, self-explanatory and not longer than 200 words, it should also be suitable for publication in abstracting services
  • Keywords (see list of keywords)


Number as Table 1, Table 2 etc, and refer to all of them in the text.
Each table should be provided on a separate page of the manuscript. Tables should not be included in the text.
Each table should have a brief and self-explanatory title.
Column headings should be brief, but sufficiently explanatory. Standard abbreviations of units of measurement should be added between parentheses.
Vertical lines should not be used to separate columns. Leave some extra space between the columns instead.


Number figures as Fig. 1, Fig. 2, etc and refer to all of them in the text.
Each figure should be provided as a separate file. Figures should also be included in the text in smaller file size.
Colour figures can be included, provided the cost of their reproduction is paid for by the author.
For the file formats of the figures please take the following into account:

  • Line art should be have a minimum resolution of 600 dpi, save as EPS or TIFF
  • Greyscales (incl. photos) should have a minimum resolution of 300 dpi (no lettering), or 500 dpi (when there is lettering); save as tiff
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  • For figures that should be printed in colour, please send a CMYK encoded EPS or TIFF

Figures should be designed with the format of the page of the journal in mind. They should be of such a size as to allow a reduction of 50%.
On maps and other figures where a scale is needed, use bar scales rather than numerical ones, i.e., do not use scales of the type 1:10,000. This avoids problems if the figures need to be reduced.

Each figure should have a self-explanatory caption. The captions to all figures should be typed on a separate sheet of the manuscript.
Photographs are only acceptable if they have good contrast and intensity.


For reference please use APA style.

 Reference Citations in Text

Works by a single author:

… from theory on bounded rationality (Simon, 1945)


Works by multiple authors:

… as has been shown (Leiter & Maslach, 1998)


Specific parts of a source:

(Stigter & Das, 1981, p. 96)


Reference list:

Journal article, two authors, accessed online:

Sanchez, D., & King-Toler, E. (2007). Addressing disparities consultation and outreach strategies for university settings. Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research, 59(4), 286-295. doi:10.1037/1065-



Books in print:

Frank, R. H., & Bernanke, B. (2007). Principles of macro-economics (3rd ed.). Boston, MA: McGraw-Hill/Irwin.


Dissertation (accessed online):

Young, R. F. (2007). Crossing boundaries in urban ecology: Pathways to sustainable cities (Doctoral dissertation).

Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses database. (UMI No. 327681)

 For more information see:


Footnotes should only be used if absolutely essential. In most cases it is possible to incorporate the information in the text.
If used, they should be numbered in the text, indicated by superscript numbers and kept as short as possible.


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Copyright of your article
Authors submitting a manuscript do so on the understanding that they have read and agreed to the terms of the IOS Press Author Copyright Agreement.

Quoting from other publications
An author, when quoting from someone else's work or when considering reproducing figures or table from a book or journal article, should make sure that he is not infringing a copyright. Although in general an author may quote from other published works, he should obtain permission from the holder of the copyright if he wishes to make substantial extracts or to reproduce tables, plates or other figures. If the copyright holder is not the author of the quoted or reproduced material, it is recommended that the permission of the author should also be sought. Material in unpublished letters and manuscripts is also protected and must not be published unless permission has been obtained. Submission of a paper will be interpreted as a statement that the author has obtained all the necessary permission. A suitable acknowledgement of any borrowed material must always be made.

The corresponding author will receive a PDF proof and is asked to check this proof carefully (the publisher will execute a cursory check only). Corrections other than printer's errors, however, should be avoided. Costs arising from such corrections will be charged to the authors.

An Author Order Form will be provided along with the PDF proof.

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