About the Journal

The Journal of Real Estate Studies (JRES) is an authoritative journal covering National and International key issues and insights in the field of Real Property Management, Valuation and Planning.

Renamed from: Sri Lankan Journal of Real Estate (SLJRE)-2008-2022 (Vol 01st - 19th)

Renamed to: Journal of Real Estate Studies (JRES)-From 2023 (Vol 20th onwards)

Published by:  The Centre for Real Estate Studies (CRES), Department of Estate Management and Valuation, Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, University of Sri Jayewardenepura

Frequency of Publication: Biannual [January and June]

Publication Fee: No processing charges

ISSN Online: 3051-4886

ISSN Print: 3051-4878


Prof. Nishani C. Wickramaarachchi
University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka

Focus and Scope

The journal of Real Estate Studies (JRES) mainly aims to publish current research findings/ book reviews/ case studies, covering all aspects of Property Management, Valuation, Planning, Environment, Economics Finance and Marketing. The journal invites on-time papers relevant to the wide scope provided below.

JRES provide a platform for academicians, researchers, practicing professionals, policy makers, and students, to disseminate their knowledge through research & publications, consultancy projects and enhance human capital through training and development in real estate and allied fields. . The journal provides open access to its content, opening a wider audience.

Broader Areas covered include:

  • Property Management, development, Building technology and construction
  • Theory and practice of Property Valuation, methodological debates, sustainability and valuation, taxation and issues in compulsory property acquisition
  • Property planning, concept of smart city, issues on land use changes, urbanization, theory and practice, Urban planning tools, GIS applications and Modelling
  • Issues on Environmetal aspects of property, disaster risk management, pollution habitable environment and well-being of residents, traffic and congestion
  • Housing, commercial and office Property market analysis
  • Property investment, financing and marketing
  • Property ownership, Land tenure and property law
  • Property economics, demand and supply changes, highest and best use, changes in property values, issues on market failure


The journal is currently indexed in EBSCOhost databases. 

Peer Review Process

Each prospective article will be blind-reviewed.

Open Access Policy

This 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. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.

Current Issue

Vol. 21 No. 1 (2024): Journal of Real Estate Studies
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