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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.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point Simplified Arabic font for articles written in Arabic and/or a 12-point Times New Roman font for articles written in English; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The submitted manuscript adheres to the instructions mentioned in the Author Guidelines page including the writing and document style.
  • The instructions and guidelines illustrated in the Publication and Research Ethics section have been followed thoroughly.
  • The submitted manuscript fulfills the specific section policies of the section you intent to submit to.

Author Guidelines

PUBLISHING WORKFLOW DIAGRAM

The Iraqi Journal of Architecture and Planning uses Open Journal System Editorial and Publishing Process illustrated in the diagram below. Additional information on these processes and timings are described in the Authors Guide. (Author's Guide could be downloaded in PDF format)

 

PUBLISHING FEES

Please note that the Iraqi Journal of Architecture & Planning publish high quality acadmic articles free of charge.

Architectural Engineering

Definition

Emphasizes the engineering aspects of the building design and construction process. This is a multidiscipline engineering approach with a focus on architecture and design. Architectural Engineering includes the design of building systems including electrical, lighting, heating/ventilation/air conditioning (HVAC), and structural systems.

TAGs

Architectural Planning, Architectural Construction, Building Operation, Integrated Design, HVAC and Architecture, Plumbing and Architecture, Fire Protection, Acoustics, Smart buildings, Building Services, Structural Systems, Building Materials, Construction Project Management.

Special constraints

  • All types of research articles are welcomed, but casestudy based research is preferred for this section.
  • Manuscripts dealing with the new trending subjects and technologies, or subjects of high importance to the development of Iraq and the Middle East are highly welcomed.
  • Interdisciplinary comparative research articles are also preferred under this section.

Supplementary data policies

  • Statistical data should be in excel or SPSS file format.
  • Unpublished images, maps and charts used in the research should be submitted as supplementary data.
  • A brief description and technical specifications on any advanced technology used as an instrument/tool for the research, should be submitted as supplementary data.
  • A 10% sample of the questionnaires and survey raw data should be submitted for validation.

Architectural History

Definition

Studies the evolution and history of architecture across the world through a consideration of various influences including artistic, cultural, political, economic, and technological.

TAGs

Architectural History, Architectural Styles, Mesopotamian Architecture, Islamic Architecture, Arabian Architecture, Iraqi Architecture,  Heritage Architecture, Trending Architecture, Cultural Interaction & Architecture, Acculturation & Architecture, Architecture of Modern Movement.

Special constraints

  • The scope of historical cultures is broad, so articles on any cultures are welcomed, but articles on Mesopotamian ,Arabic, Middle Eastern, and Islamic Cultures are preferred.
  • Comparative analytical researches are specifically welcomed especially if it deals with the architecture of Arab or Islamic cultures.

Supplementary data policies

  • Unpublished images, maps and charts used in the research should be submitted as supplementary data.
  • Statistical data should be in excel or SPSS file format.
  • A 10% sample of the questionnaires and survey raw data should be submitted for validation.

Environmental & Sustainable Design

Definition

Emphasizes the integration of architecture with the environment to minimize the negative environmental impact of buildings by enhancing efficiency and moderation in the use of materials, energy, and development space. Deals with design that incorporates ecologically sustainable energy and waste systems; energy efficiency, renewable energy, water conservation, indoor air quality, and use of appropriate technology.

TAGs

Environment Design, Sustainable Design, Energy Assessment, lighting, daylighting, Thermal comfort, Visual Comfort, Technology in Architecture, Life Cycle Cost (LCC), Life Cycle Analysis (LCA), pre- and post-occupancy assessment of buildings, Passive Design, Responsive Buildings, Building Integrated Photovoltaics, Renewables.

Special constraints

  • For review articles, resources of the last decade (10 years) can be used with the possibility of no more than 20% of older resources if necessary.
  • For applied and empirical research, 80% of the resources used in a research article should be relatively new (not more than 5 years old) to ensure the state-of-the-art.
  • Articles should preferably be on Environmental Design in Iraq and Middle East but research on other locations are also welcomed.
  • New technologies, advanced approaches and methods are ideal topics for this section.


Supplementary data policies

  • Supplementary data should be in excel or SPSS file format.
  • Census data acquired from third-party sources should be submitted as supplementary data.
  • A 10% sample of the questionnaires and survey raw data should be submitted for validation.

General Architecture: Theory, Design, Methods

Definition

Prepares one for a professional career as a design specialist or a general practitioner. Employs a range of methodologies, processes and philosophies, techniques, and technologies.

TAGs

Theory of Architecture, Pedagogy in Architecture, Judgement in Architecture, Ethics and Values of Architectural Practice and Research, Architectural Research Methods and Methodologies, Decision Making.

Special constraints

  • For review articles, resources of the last decade (10 years) can be used with the possibility of no more than 30% of older resources if necessary.
  • For applied and empirical research, 80% of the resources used in an article should be relatively new (not more than 5 years old) to ensure the state-of-the-art.


Supplementary data policies

  • Census data acquired from third-party sources should be submitted as supplementary data.
  • A sample of data and analysis, if applicable, to be submitted to reviewers for validation. 

Historic Preservation and Conservation

Definition

Studies skills required to address issues relating to the restoration, rehabilitation, and adaptive use of existing buildings.

TAGs

Architectural and Urban Preservation, Architectural and Urban Conservation, Restoration, Rehabilitation, Adaptive re-use, Reconstruction, Replication, Stabilization, Reconstitution, Recreation, Documentation, DOCOMOMO, Modern Architecture Heritage, Reviving Cultural and Architectural Heritage, Traditional Urban fabric, Traditional Architecture, Historic Sites.

Special constraints

  • All types of research articles are welcomed, but casestudy based research is preferred for this section.
  • Manuscripts dealing with the subject of Historic Preservation/ Conservation in an international approach are especially welcomed.
  • Interdisciplinary comparative research articles are also preferred under this section.

Supplementary data policies

  • Statistical data should be in excel or SPSS file format.
  • Unpublished images, maps and charts used in the research should be submitted as supplementary data.
  • A brief description and technical specifications on any advanced technology used as an instrument/tool for the research, should be submitted as supplementary data.
  • A 10% sample of the questionnaires and survey raw data should be submitted for validation.

Interior Architecture

Definition

Deals with the process of creating and shaping interior space, as well as surface treatment.

TAGs

Interior conservation, traditional interior design practice, lighting and coloring design, economics and commercial aspect of interior, sociocultural interior design, behavioral relationships in interior architecture, the technology interior architecture.

Special constraints

  • 70% of the resources used in an article should be relatively new (not more than 5 years old)
  • Articles prefer to discuss current topics and concerns in the field of Interior Architecture.

Supplementary data policies

  • Statistical data should be in excel or SPSS file format.
  • Census data acquired from third-party sources should be submitted as supplementary data.
  • A 10% sample of the questionnaires and survey raw data should be submitted for validation.

Industrial Design

Definition

An applied art whereby the aesthetics and usability of products may be improved. Design aspects specified by the industrial designer may include the overall shape of the object, the location of details with respect to one another, colors, texture, sounds, and aspects concerning the use of the product ergonomics.

TAGs

Artisitic design, Ergonomics design work, Development of new products, Construction-architecture relationship, Product design and production management, Architectural detailing, Industrial beauty, Architectural & Industrial design process, Integrating Building Design and Production, Computer aided design (CAD), Computer aided manufacture (CAM) , Building Information Modeling (BIM).

Special constraints

  • Only articles dealing with building design, architecture, interior and exterior designing elements are accepted within this section.
  • Research articles dealing with the manufacturing of complex design and building elements and components are especially welcomed.
  • Research articles dealing with the management of the design and production of architectural and building components are especially welcomed.
  • At least 70% of the resources used in an article should be relatively new (no more than 7 years old).

Supplementary data policies

  • Statistical data should be in excel or SPSS file format.
  • Unpublished images and illustrations of special importance for the research should be submitted as supplementary data.
  • A brief description and technical specifications on any advanced technology used as an instrument/tool for the research, should be submitted as supplementary data.
  • A 10% sample of the questionnaires and survey raw data should be submitted for validation.

Landscape Architecture

Definition

Involves the art, planning, design, management, preservation, and rehabilitation of the land and the design of human made constructs. The scope of the profession includes architectural design, site planning, estate development, environmental restoration, town or urban planning, urban design, parks and recreation planning, regional planning, and historic preservation.

TAGs

Landscape Performance, Landscape Sustainability, Urban Landscape, Landscape Planning and Ecology, People-Environmental Relationships, Design Implementation, Landscape-Communication and Visualization, Service-Learning & Community-Engagement.

Special constraints

  • All research articles are welcomed. Research articles dealing with case studies from Iraq and the Middle East are preferred.
  • The use of unpublished sources is generally not preferred.
  • At least 80% of the resources should be relatively new (5-10 years old), unless the article is a historical study.

Supplementary data policies

  • Statistical data should be in excel or SPSS file format.
  • GIS Supplementary data should be in both (shp) or (gdb) file format.
  • Unpublished images, maps and charts used in the research should be submitted as supplementary data.
  • Census data acquired from third-party sources should be submitted as supplementary data.
  • A 10% sample of the questionnaires and survey raw data should be submitted for validation.

Urban Design

Definition

Urban design concerns the arrangement, appearance, and functionality of urban areas within towns and cities (Generally focuses on the use of public space).

TAGs

Urban Design, Open space design, Urban Morphology, Street design Analysis, Preservation and rehabilitation of Urban Space use, Cultural and social impact on design, Open Design and Urban Psychology, Site Planning, Estate Environmental Restoration, Parks and Recreation Planning.

Special constraints

  • 80% of the resources used should be relatively new (no more than 7 years old)
  • Research articles dealing with Iraqi and Arab cities aesthetics are preferred.
  • Interdisciplinary comparative research articles are also preferred under this section.

Supplementary data policies

  • Statistical data should be in excel or SPSS file format.
  • Unpublished images, maps and charts used in the research should be submitted as supplementary data.
  • A brief description and technical specifications on any advanced technology used as an instrument/tool for the research, should be submitted as supplementary data.
  • A 10% sample of the questionnaires and survey raw data should be submitted for validation.

Urban and Regional Planning

Definition

Urban planning deals with the efficient placement of land-use activities, infrastructure, and settlement growth across a large area of land, i.e. individual cities/towns to multiple countries.

TAGs

Community planning, Smart Cities, Urbanism, Housing policy, Sustainable development, Sustainable urban conservation, eco-development, Transportation.  

Special constraints

  • 80% of the resources used in an article, especially that refers to the main idea (novelty), should be relatively new (not more than 5 years old).
  • The priority of Articles’ subject prefers on urban planning of Iraq and the Middle East.

Supplementary data policies

  • All supplementary data should be in excel or SPSS file format.
  • Census data acquired from Authors or third-party sources should be submitted as supplementary data.
  • A 10% sample of the questionnaires and survey raw data should be submitted for validation.

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