Short introduction to ITcon
The Journal of Information Technology in Construction (ITcon) is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal on the use of IT in architecture, civil engineering and facility management. ITcon articles are submitted and published electronically only. The Journal is committed to minimizing publication delays, and to promoting maximum flexibility in the ways that readers use the journal for teaching, research, and scholarship while maintaining strict peer-review standards. ITcon is an Open Access journal and its articles can freely and with no charge be read by anybody who has an Internet connection. The copyright of the articles remains with the authors, from the start of 2009 using the Creative Commons standard licence.
The management and operation of the journal is a voluntary effort combining forces of a global community of researchers in its field, and its group of editors and editorial board includes most of the leading researchers in the field. ITcon is a truly international journal, which is reflected in the origin of the authors who have published in ITcon over the years.
ITcon has its origins in the working commission W78 (Information Technology for Construction) of the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB), which has also been the official publisher of the journal since 2005. In 2005 the IT-AEC journal merged with ITcon, further strengthening the journal’s base of editors and reviewers. Professor Bo-Christer Björk was editor-in-chief from the launch of the journal until the end of 2010. Professor Žiga Turk was editor-in-chief from the end of 2010 to 2012. The current editor-in-chief is Professor Robert Amor.
From its founding in 1995 until the end of 2006 the journal used the title Electronic Journal of Information Technology in Construction, but the term electronic was dropped as superfluous since the majority of scientific journals are nowadays available also as electronic versions. ITcon is indexed in DOAJ, SCOPUS, ICONDA and the ITC Digital Library, and its articles are highly visible in web search engines such as Google and Google Scholar. The journal is also a member of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA).
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