About

The general topic of the journal is the human habitat, from the inner details of constructions to spatial planning, including architectural design. The journal publishes original theoretical or applied research papers (structured as short communications or full papers) in urbanism (including theoretical and methodological developments, and examples from the practice of urban and spatial planning), architecture (including novel solutions and projects, reviews and theoretical papers), constructions (including constructive solutions, theory and practice of all building sciences and economy of constructions), and connected fields (urban and territorial geography, ecology, sociology, economics, demography etc., with territorial relevance), as well as literature reviews, conference or other event reports, and book reviews. The editorial policy focuses on peer-reviewing of submissions, while encouraging an extended panel of contributors from the academia (including outstanding student works), research, practice, administration and other related sector of activities. In addition, we strive to provide high-quality artwork, especially for the two disciplines focused on graphical content – architecture and urbanism. The journal has a strong international profile, with authors from Algeria, Argentina, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Finland, France, Iran, Italia, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Moldova, Nigeria, Norway, Poland, Portogal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain and the UK.

Editorial policy

Taking into account that the journal Urbanism. Architecture. Constructions does not charge its authors or readers, and its production is a time and resource consuming process based on volunteering, the journal yields to articles that comply to their best with the Author Gudelines, particularly those related to the format of references and in-text citations and refer in the text to all images or tables included.

Other policies include:
  • Peer review. No article will be published without peer review, consisting of an assessment of its scientific quality by external reviewers, and checked by the editorial team with respects to its compliance with the editing guidelines. The external reviewers will recommend whether the article can be published as submitted or conditioned by changes, and reject articles not meeting the quality standards. Articles found acceptable by the reviewers can be rejected if authors refuse systematically to observe the editing rules specified in the Author Guidelines. Conference reports and book reviews are not subject to peer review. Additional details on the ethical constraints of the peer review process are available in the “Ethics and malpractice” section.
  • Attestations and certificates. Our journal does NOT provide to authors, reviewers, or members of the Editorial Board any sealed certificates. Those who need an official document may receive per request a letter signed by the Managing/Executive Editor, with no seals or stamps, available only in electronic format.
  • Diversity. In order to ensure the diversity of authors, starting from vol. 10, issue no. 1 of 2019, the journal Urbanism. Architecture. Constructions will not allow the same author to publish more than one article per year as main authors and another as co-author. The publication of additional authors will be judged based on the perception of the first one by the readers.