Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Jurnal Arsitektur Zonasi Objectives

Jurnal Arsitektur Zonasi 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. Jurnal Arsitektur Zonasi 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.


Jurnal Arsitektur Zonasi 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 Jurnal Arsitektur Zonasi:

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 Jurnal Arsitektur Zonasi 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 Jurnal Arsitektur Zonasi 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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Peer Review Process

Submitted manuscripts will be screened with authenticate to detect and prevent plagiarism. The accepted similarity index is range between 20%, with notes that Author(s) has used the appropriate citation

After a manuscript is screened, the Editor will review the submitted manuscript in accordance with the journal scope and focus

If a manuscript is approved, Editor then forwards the manuscript to Reviewers to review the substance of the manuscript in accordance with scientific principles (suitability, update, clarity, correlation, concise) and the journal focus. In addition, Editors and Reviewers can give a suggestion in order to improve the manuscript

Editors or Reviewers are eligible to change and improve the spelling, writing, and grammar without reducing the principal substance from the manuscript.

More details:

Some of the policies of the Jurnal Arsitektur Zonasi are:

  1. Every incoming text will be checked using the anti-plagiarism website, Turnitin.
  2. Every incoming text will go through a review process
  3. The review process uses a double-blind review.
  4. In the review process, the bebestari partner considers the novelty, scientific impact, conclusions and references used.

The reviewer's decision will be the editor's consideration to:

  1. Accept Submission
  2. Revisions Required
  3. Resubmit for review
  4. Resubmit elsewhere
  5. Decline Submission

The manuscripts that were rejected for publication due to several reasons, namely:

  1. The article does not fit the scope of the journal.
  2. Articles do not follow the rules of writing scientific papers or journal writing guidelines.
  3. Fatal error in methodology.
  4. The author rejects suggestions for improvement given by reviewers without acceptable reasons.
  5. The script indicated plagiarism with a similarity of more than 20%.


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.