About the journal


Focus and scope
Acta Structilia is a South African accredited journal for independently adjudicated research articles on any topic in the field of the physical and development sciences. Each peer refereed article is indicated as such in the journal. The editorial staff considers articles in English and Afrikaans, written from any responsible point of view on subjects in any applicable field of scholarship, i.e. architecture, urban and regional planning, quantity surveying, construction management and project management, building economy, engineering and property or community development. Authors are requested to write their manuscripts in a manner and style that is intelligible to specialists and non-specialists alike. Research contributions, which are peer reviewed, are of two kinds: Review Articles and Research Articles. Book reviews and Commentaries are also considered. The format for these categories can be found in the Guidelines to authors.

Frequency and distribution
Acta Structilia is published biannually by the University of the Free State. The journal is forwarded to all relevant research units and universities, Southern African research libraries, selected research institutions and libraries abroad. 

Open access
This is an Open Access Journal and no article submission charges apply for this journal. Views and opinions expressed in this journal are those of the author(s). Publication thereof does not indicate that the Editorial Staff or the University of the Free State accept responsibility for it.

Journal policies and procedures 

Publication ethics and malpractice


Acta Structilia is accredited by the Department of Higher Education and Training of South Africa as it is indexed by the following collections:

    • The journal is also currently under review by: 
                             SciELO SA journals indexed by the Web of Science

Author agreement
It is important that you return this form upon submission. Your article will not be considered without completion and return of this form.

Publishing agreement