About the Journal

IPBE Focus and Scope

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Built Environment (IPBE) is an open access, peer-reviewed journal presenting high-quality research at the nexus of sustainability, health, and the built environment. IPBE is published by the InnoRenew CoE Renewable Materials and Healthy Environments Research and Innovation Centre of Excellence – the InnoRenew CoE – to advance the state-of-the-art in renewable materials and healthy, sustainable buildings.  

IPBE welcomes original findings, reviews, short communications, and registered reports from a broad range of disciplines with an emphasis on emerging science and innovations in bio-based materials, sustainable design, and advanced technologies that have the potential to improve human and ecological health in the built environment. Topics considered for publication include:

  • Human behaviour and perception 
  • Human factors  in the built environment
  • Human health in the built environment
  • ICT applications in sustainable buildings
  • Renewable materials design and construction 
  • Renewable materials in hybrid structures 
  • Renewable materials within the circular economy  
  • Restorative Environmental and  Ergonomic  Design  (REED)
  • Sustainability assessments
  • Sustainable buildings and built environments
  • Sustainable design  
  • Wood and health 

Because IPBE aims to amplify this multidisciplinary research area, work that falls outside of the topics listed may also be considered. 

Peer Review

IPBE uses a double-blind peer review process. Authors and referees remain unknown to each other throughout the review process. 

Open Access

IPBE content is free of charge and openly available as full text immediately upon publication with no embargo or delay. 

Copyright and License

IPBE content is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0), with copyrights retained by the respective authors without restriction.

Publication Charges and Frequency

IPBE has no article processing charges (APCs) and all content can be accessed free of charge.

IPBE publishes articles online-only as the final version of record in a continuous volume and issue throughout the year.