Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Journal of Architectural Research and Education (JARE) Objectives

Journal of Architectural Research and Education (JARE) objective is to establish a bridge between theory and practice in the fields of architectural and design research, urban planning, and built environment studies. It reports on the latest research findings and innovative approaches for creating responsive environments, with a special focus on architecture and planning in developing countries. Journal of Architectural Research and Education (JARE) is truly international and aims at strengthening ties between scholars from different parts of the world with contributors and readers reaching across geography, boundaries, and cultures.

Journal of Architectural Research and Education (JARE) publishes research studies, criticisms and critical analyses about the creation, use, and evaluation of different types of environments at the macro and micro scales. The journal includes original empirical research papers, analytical case studies, and high-quality position papers that contribute to the advancement of knowledge in architecture and urbanism.

Four major areas are covered by Journal of Architectural Research and Education (JARE):

Architectural and Design Research
Topics include but not limited to: architectural pedagogy and design studio teaching practices; architectural and sustainable design; design methods and architectural theories; architectural criticism; design and project programming; environment-behavior studies; information technology; Islamic architecture; computer applications and virtual environments; post-occupancy and facility performance evaluation; and social and cultural factors in design.

Urban and Built Environment Studies
Topics include but not limited to: administrative and political factors contributing to the shaping of communities, cities and urban regions, community planning; sustainable urban conservation; environmental planning and eco-development; housing policy, planning, and design; new urbanism; everyday urbanism; sustainable development; space syntax and GIS applications; and way-finding and signage systems.

Critical Essays on Architectural and Planning Projects
Essays that cover the above topics; critically discussing projects in use; after they have been designed, built and occupied. Articles are preferred to utilize the case study approach as a critical method in built environment research.

Reviews and Trigger Articles
In this section, non-refereed, thought-provoking articles are published while book reviews, conference announcements of interest to Journal of Architectural Research and Education (JARE) readers are outlined and summarized including critical reviews of recent books. The intention of this section is to give room for more voices so that the debate goes beyond pure academic writing. Therefore, this section represents a means of rapidly disseminating innovative ideas or lessons learned from experience and practice. However, while following the same graphical format, submissions are reviewed by the chief editor and interested board members principally on the basis of usefulness and interest to Journal of Architectural Research and Education (JARE) readers. However, the section is not necessarily a regular section and it will be available based on the quality of submissions received.


Section Policies


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Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.