Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Journal founded in 1949 at the Technical Institute for Construction and Cement under the heading Últimos avances en materiales de construcción. Boletín de circulación limitada (ISSN 1698-9333). In 1958 was renamed as Materiales de Construcción. Ultimos avances (ISSN 0465-2746) and published with its actual name from 1974.

Materiales de Construcción is a quarterly, scientific Journal published in English, intended for researchers, plant technicians and other professionals engaged in the area of Construction, Materials Science and Technology. Scientific articles focus mainly on:

- Physics and chemistry of the formation of cement and other binders.
- Cement and concrete. Components (aggregate, admixtures, additions and similar). Behaviour and properties.
- Durability and corrosion of other construction materials.
- Restoration and conservation of the materials in heritage monuments.
- Weathering and the deterioration of construction materials.
- Use of industrial waste and by-products in construction.
- Manufacture and properties of other construction materials, such as: gypsum/plaster, lime, composite materials, polymers, recycled materials, stone, brick and tile, glass, wood and so forth.
All articles are reviewed by at least two national or international specialists of renown prior to publication.

Materiales de Construcción is geared to researchers, plant technicians and other professionals engaging in the area of construction materials science and technology.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Research Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Congress and Seminars

Checked Open Submissions Unchecked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Technical Note

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Submissions will be evaluated by two external reviewers, whose comments and suggestions will be send to the author(s)


Publication Frequency

MATERIALES DE CONSTRUCCIÓN is published in one yearly volume, divided into four quarterly issues, and in bilingual (Spanish and English) edition.


Open Access Policy

MATERIALES DE CONSTRUCCIÓN provides immediate and unrestricted full text access to all its contents. There are no processing charges.


Anti-plagiarism Policy

Editorial CSIC is a member of Similarity Check, a multi-publisher initiative started by Crossref to screen published and submitted content for originality.

Through Similarity Check, we use the iThenticate software to detect instances of overlapping and similar text in submitted or published manuscripts.

By depositing all of our content in the Similarity Check database we allow other Similarity Check members to screen their submissions against our published articles.

Further details on our authorship, originality and plagiarism policies can be found in our Good editorial practice guidelines section.

Crossref Similarity Check


Authorship identification

This Journal applies the ORCID ® persistent digital identifier as a way to ensure proper authorship normalisation.


Sales and Subscriptions

Subscriptions Contact
Editorial CSIC
Vitruvio, 8. 28006 Madrid
Sección de Revistas.
Phone: +34915681402
E-Mail: publ@csic.es

For enquiry about printed format email to publ@csic.es

You may purchase single full issues or subscribe to the digital collection as PDF through the following vendors:
Casalini Libri s.p.a.
Digitalia US
e-Libro Corp. e-Libro.net and e-Libro.com


Exemption of responsability

MATERIALES DE CONSTRUCCIÓN assumes no responsibility for the contents of the articles published, nor does its sponsorship of distribution necessarily entail agreement with the ideas expressed.


Indexing systems

Materiales de Construcción is covered by Web of Science: Journal Citation Reports (JCR) y Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI); SCOPUS, CWTS Leiden Ranking (Journal indicators), REDIB, DOAJ, Chemical Abstracts, Ceramic Abstracts, Analytical Abstracts, Metadex, Pascal, Fundación Getty, Urbadoc, Sumaris Scimago Web and ICYT. Also included in Latindex Catalogue and endorsed by the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB).