About the Journal


The Journal for the Advancement of Performance Information and Value (JAPIV) presents the development of performance-based value models pertaining to management, leadership, and service delivery aspects in civil engineering, as well as other service delivery environments, including education. The journal publishes peer-reviewed, open-access issues in rolling format; engaging traditional journal article style with innovative publishing technology to ensure faster, yet prestigious, publication for authors.


Publisher: Kashiwagi Solution Model Inc.

Research Institution: Performance Based Studies Research Group ( https://pbsrg.com/)

Supported by: CIB Working Commission 117 (W117) – Performance Measurement in Construction ( https://cibw117.org/)

Issues: 2 per year (5 - 6 articles per issue)

Subscription rates: Open access and free online

ISSN (print): 1941-191X

ISSN (online): 2169-0464



JAPIV is a prominent international journal that publishes articles that are leading-edge, original, and provide a value or improvement to the international community. The journal also publishes innovative case studies and original information papers of international significance.  

The journal was founded in 2012, out of a need recognized by academic and industry professionals to optimize the utilization of performance information in the built environment and beyond in order to pioneer its development.  The journal serves as a mean to document and share examples of best cases, practices, and documented results.


Scope and Call for Papers

Performance information is a key contributor to process improvements and the development of the industry by providing quantitative and qualitative impetus.  Examples of performance information include: cost and schedule deviations, satisfaction ratings, metrics to quantify risk, environmental factors, and measures of change at the organizational level.  The industry can be defined as the built environment, the delivery of services, goods, and information technology.

The value in performance information can be seen in the application of the information to: identify a challenge, improve or refine a process, and initiate change.  The value can be perceived at numerous levels and entities within an organization or across a project.

The journal is open access, with all current and previous issues appearing online.  We welcome anyone to register online to submit or be a reviewer for our journal who supports and works towards our goals.



The journal seeks to: be a source for documented performance information and to serve as a guidepost for lessons learned, best practices, and the proliferation of performance-based value models in the international built environment.  The JAPIV seeks to engage researchers and practitioners alike in the exploration, development, and improvement of performance information and value-based models through its publication and peer-review process.



The journal accepts for review all original papers related to the scope and objectives of this journal.  The principal areas covered include: approaches to the delivery of projects, best practices, change management, efficiency, performance metrics, procurement, organizational management, risk management, supply chain, value-based.