The Journal was established in 1993 by the Department of Quantity Surveying and Construction Management of the University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa. The annual volume became a bi-annually publication in 2000. Since 2003, the Journal has accreditation from the Department of Higher Education in South Africa. In March 2007 the Journal was endorsed by the South African Council for the Quantity Surveying Profession to promote research and Continuing Professional Development (CPD). The Journal is supported by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
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.
Acta Structilia is an Open Access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author.
Acta Structilia articles in digital format are archived on the journal's website; the National Library of South Africa, KovsieScholar and in the AJOL Open Access Titles. All content within KovsieScholar is digitally preserved through DuraSpace. DuraSpace is a leading digital preservation service worldwide. The content is preserved as an archival version and is not publically accessible via DuraSpace, but is provided when required under specific conditions, such as discontinuation of the collection or catastrophic failure of the website.
There are no submission fees or article-processing charges.
Acta Structilia is accredited by the Department of Higher Education and Training of South Africa as it is indexed by the following collections:
- African Journals Online (AJOL)
- Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
- Ebsco Discovery Service
Sabinet African Electronic Publications (SA ePublications)
African Journal Archive (AJA)