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Author Guidelines

Notes to Contributors

Publication Ethics - Malpractice
ArchNet-IJAR: International Journal of Architectural Research is committed to adopting and implementing the highest standards of publication ethics and takes all possible measures against any publication malpractices. Contributors submitting their works to the ArchNet-IJAR for publication as original articles attest that the submitted works represent their actual contributions and have not been copied or plagiarized in whole or in part from other works. By submission of manuscripts to the chief editor, the authors acknowledge that they have disclosed all and any actual or potential conflicts of interest with their work or partial benefits associated with it. 
Archnet-IJAR  continues to follow the full Open Access Model with no processing fees required from individual contributors to regular issues.

ArchNet-IJAR: International Journal of Architectural Research is committed to objective and fair double-blind peer-review of the submitted contributions for publication and to preventing any actual or potential conflict of interests between the editorial and review personnel and the reviewed material.
Papers are reviewed based on the following criteria:

1. Originality: Does the paper contain new and/or significant information adequate to justify publication?

2. Relationship to Seminal Literature: Does the paper demonstrate an adequate understanding of the relevant literature in the field and cite an appropriate range of literature sources? Is any significant work ignored?

3. Research Methodology: Is the paper's argument built on an appropriate base of theory, concepts, or other ideas? Has the research or equivalent intellectual work on which the paper is based been well designed? Are the methods employed, robust, defendable and appropriate?

4. Results: Are results presented clearly and analysed appropriately? Do the conclusions adequately tie together all elements of the paper?

5. Interpretation, Implications for research, practice and/or society: Does the paper identify clearly any implications for research, practice and/or society? Does the paper bridge the gap between theory and practice? How can the research be used in practice (economic and commercial impact), in teaching, to influence public policy, in research (contributing to the body of knowledge)? What is the impact upon society (influencing public attitudes, affecting quality of life)? Are these implications consistent with the findings and conclusions of the paper?

6. Quality of Communication: Does the paper clearly express its case, measured against the technical language of the field and the expected knowledge of the journal's readership? Has attention been paid to the clarity of expression and readability, such as sentence structure, jargon use, acronyms, etc. Do the figures/tables aid the clarity of the paper?

Submission of Manuscripts 

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The submission should be in Microsoft Word or RTF document file format and must include full author names and affiliations.
Following the IJAR Template,  submissions should adhere to the formatting and requirements listed. Submissions may be returned to authors or rejected based on their technical and academic qualities and also based on adherence to the requirements.

Book Reviews and Notes
A book review should normally run between 700-1200 words, which gives scope for an assessment of the book and its contribution to knowledge and debate within the broad field of architecture, planning and design. Reviews should be typed following the IJAR Template, and should be submitted with a JPEG/TIFF image of the cover. The heading should include the title, author, origin, publisher, date, number of pages, price and ISBN number. Name, affiliation and address (e-mail) of reviewer should be provided.


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

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Copyright Notice

Authors must manage reproduction rights to any third party. The submission of an article to ArchNet-IJAR implies that the author(s) certifies that neither the article nor any portion of it is copyrighted by a third party. It is expected that all submissions are original and have not been published before, and are not currently under review for any journal or conference. However, papers previously presented at conferences can be submitted for possible publication provided that a written permission from the conference organizers is submitted before publishing.

View points and responsibilities on opinions submitted are the sole responsibility of the author.

All contributors retain copyright of their article and should sign a copyright permission form in which they indicate that they have granted Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) non-exclusive  worldwide rights and permission to reproduce, distribute, publicly display, and publicly perform their work in electronic format on ArchNet Internet web site at URL and on this site

Contributors should submit a signed copyright permission form when the final revised version of their papers are accepted. Copyright permission forms can be downloaded from this link. IJAR editorial team will inform contributors whose paper are accepted when and how to send the signed copyright permission form prior to publishing. 

Starting from Volume 4 Issue 1, articles are licensed under the Creative Commons license BY-NC-ND (attribution, non-commerical, no derivatives).

A "CC-BY-NC-ND" license means that users are free to copy, distribute, and display your work for non-commercial purposes only, but they must credit the copyright holder (author, photographer, etc.). Derivatives are not permitted. For more information about the CC-BY--NC-ND license, see the Creative Commons web site


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