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, Chile, China, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Iran, Italia, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Moldova, Nigeria, United Kingdom, and Vietnam.

Editorial policies

  • Open access. The journal Urbanism. Architecture. Constructions adheres to the principle of presenting scientific researches to public for free, in order to help increasing global information sharing, and supports also the Budapest Open Access Initiative. The journal Urbanism. Architecture. Constructions is Open Access according to the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) definition, meaning that the published articles have "free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself". Access to the electronic format of the journal, identified by 2069-6469, is free and unrestricted. The electronic version includes all papers published, but no advertisements. Neither readers, nor their institutions will be charged for accessing the articles published on the journal website, and can read, download, copy, distribute, print, search or link to the full text of articles. This is equivalent to a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-ND).

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  • Editorial priorities. 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.
  • 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. 12, issue no. 1 of 2021, the journal Urbanism. Architecture. Constructions will not allow the same author to publish more than one article per year, and will not publish more than one article per country in the same issue. In both cases, the publication of additional articles will be judged based on the perception of the first one by the readers. This policy does not affect the review process, but only the actual publication of articles. Potential authors can track the forthcoming articles, placed under "Accepted papers".
  • Ownership and management. The journal is edited and managed by NIRD URBAN-INCERC. The journal logo and name are a trademark of NIRD URBAN-INCERC (Romanian Trademark Office certificate no. 134158 of 2014).
  • Production schedule. “Urbanism Architecture Constructions” is a semestrial journal. The official publication dates are 30 June and 31 December. So far, the journal was always published before the deadline. Submissions are expected at any moment (there are no specific deadlines) and will enter the peer review immediately. Once accepted in their final format, the articles will be made available online under “Accepted papers” and included in next issue to be published. The publication of each issue is conditioned by accepting at least six scientific articles. Articles are included in the order of their final acceptance, conditioned by successfully completing the peer review process and the checking of compliance with the Author Guidelines. Articles that were found acceptable based on the peer review can still be rejected if the authors refuse systematically to comply with the Author Guidelines. The journal does not produce special issues and had a single thematic one. However, in special circumstances, per the request of authors articles can be published later than scheduled based on the moment when the evaluation process ended.
  • Archiving. The journal website exists also in an off-line format, allowing for its being moved on a different server if technical (or other) issues make it necessary. The journal content is also fully available through special databases and content aggregators, including Index Copernicus International, Ebscohost, ProQuest and CEEOL. In this case, the journal offers the articles free of any charge, but the pricing policies of the databases or aggregators apply.