Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The journal articles reflect diverse research results concerning real estate sector, related sectors and interacting branches of science in the context of contemporary market development, which allows classifying the journal in the category of interdisciplinary scientific journals.

Fields of study/ research directions:

•built environment;
•property and real estate finance;
•property development; property valuation;
•property and real estate practice management;
•property policy;
•budgeting and financial controls;
•enhancing residential property value;
•real estate valuation and investment;
•innovations in residential management;
•housing finance;
•sustainability and housing development;
•information technologies in property management;
•mathematical methods in property management;
•theoretical and conceptual frameworks for real estate economic and construction management;
•sustainable real estate market development policies;
•alternative economic paradigms in real estate and civil construction;
•life cycle development and assessment of buildings, facilities and real estate; 
•life cycle assessment of housing; 
•legislation of sustainable real estate development;
•social, economic and political aspects of sustainable construction development;
•the choice of sustainable design and materials;
•decision-making theory;
•land management;
•sustainable development systems, their application in civil construction and real estate;
•sustainable development strategies, approaches and methods;
•sustainable development problems, opportunities and solutions to entrepreneurship and management;
•issues of sustainable development in construction, manufacturing, health care;
•the role of education in sustainable development;
•ecologically-based management;
•environmental impact assessment;
•other related fields.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

All manuscripts are subject to double-blind peer review by two internationally recognised experts. Article undergoes the double-blind peer review process after the evaluation of article according to the general requirements of the BJREECM Journal and after passing the CrossCheck plagiarism test procedures.

Peer review process may take up to one month (average). The average term, given to the reviewer, are two weeks, but, some delays are possible. In case the topic of the article is very specific, and delay in the review process may happen, but the aim is to provide the review results to authors as soon as possible – in one month, or earlier. Fees for reviewers are not practiced.

Reviewers should make reviews objectively. Personal criticism of author(s) should be avoided. Information received in the review process is confidential from scientific, legal and ethical points of view.

Corrections to the article can be suggested to the author also before the peer review stage by the Editorial Team. Resulting evaluation of the article can be as follows: accept, accept with minor corrections, accept only after corrections and repeated review, refuse. If not sufficient corrections have been done by authors after receiving the review, where some corrections to the article were asked, the Editor-in-Chief has the right to reject the article.

The Editor-in-Chief makes a decision on the article publication based on minimum two referee reviews. Documents, such as a preface etc., should not be peer-reviewed.

The confidentiality of authors and reviewers is ensured in the double-blind peer review process.


Publication Frequency

Journal is published as a continuous publication. It allows to publish single articles within an issue. Articles are publishd all year long.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Post-publication discussions and corrections

Post-publication discussions and correction opportunities are in the process of development and discussion. Technical corrections in affiliations, ORCID iD numbers and some other information (spelling mistakes etc.) are possible. Post-publication discussion can be done by contacting the corresponding author directly or the Journal editors by bjreecm@rtu.lv. The opportunity to add supplementary files after online publication of an article (e.g., publication of additional files with data), is not practiced yet in the Journal.


Plagiarism and Copyright Infringement

Authors are responsible for ensuring that their works are unique, and that they fully acknowledge the source of any content which is not entirely the authors’ own. The journal will check articles for plagiarism (i.e. reproducing any content without attribution and permission) using Similarity Check (iThenticate tool) and considers the inclusion of plagiarised content to be misconduct by the authors.

The editorial board is participating in a growing community of Similarity Check System's users in order to ensure that the content published is original and trustworthy. Similarity Check is a medium that allows for comprehensive manuscripts screening, aimed to eliminate plagiarism and provide a high standard and quality peer-review process.

Detailed description of the Similarity Check System can be found at:


Publication Ethics Guidelines

Please read RTU Press Publication Ethics Guidelines


Fees and Charges

The journal is not charging Article Publication Charges for any accepted article.