The annual Scientific Journal of Riga Technical University, Architecture and Urban Planning reflects most of the research themes and content of global and local problems in the regional context not only of Baltic Sea area, but also other regions in Europe, Asia, North and South America. The authors of articles are researchers and PhD students. The journal is focused on such themes as History of Architecture and Urbanism, Preservation and Development of Cultural Heritage, Theories and Criticism of Architecture and Urbanism, Local and Global Tendencies in Architecture and Urban Planning, Sustainable Architecture and Urban Environment; and Landscape Architecture.
The Scientific Journal publishes articles Ahead of Print during the year and closes the issue in December.
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The journal Architecture and Urban Planning reflects most of the research themes and content of global and local problems in the context of the countries of Baltic Sea region and beyond. The journal is focused on such themes as History of Architecture and Urbanism, Preservation and Development of Cultural Heritage, Theories and Criticism of Architecture and Urbanism, Local and Global Tendencies in Architecture and Urban Planning, Sustainable Architecture and Urban Environment, and Landscape Architecture.
The Editorial board members are academics and researchers from Northern and Eastern Europe and from US. Architecture and Urban Planning is an Open Access journal. There are no article processing charges. We provide comprehensive, double-blind peer review.
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Jānis Krastiņš, Riga Technical University, Latvia
Deputy/ Managing Editor
Alisa Korolova, Riga Technical University, Latvia
Editorial Advisory Board
Uģis Bratuškins, Riga Technical University, Latvia
Sandra Treija, Riga Technical University, Latvia
Ojārs Spārītis, Art Academy of Latvia, Latvia
Gintaras Stauskis, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania
Claes Caldenby, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Mart Kalm, Estonian Academy of Arts, Estonia
Frank Eckardt, Bauhaus Universität Weimar, Germany
Helka-Liisa Hentilä, University of Oulu, Finland
Daniel B. Hess, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, Buffalo, New York
Avelino Pinto Oliveira, Universidade Fernando Pessoa, Portugal
Alenka Fikfak, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Arnaldo “Bibo” Cecchini, University of Sassari, Italy
Silvio Caputo, University of Porthmouth, England, UK
Roger Caves, San Diego State University, San Diego, California, US
Kęstutis Zaleckis, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
Indrė Gražulevičiūtė–Vileniškė, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
Jūratė Kamičaitytė-Virbašienė, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
Leena Soudunsaari, University of Oulu, Finland
Janne Pihlajaniemi, University of Oulu, Finland
Edgars Bondars, Riga Technical University, Latvia
Marija Drėmaitė, Vilnius University, Lithuania
Anu Soikkeli, University of Oulu, Oulu School of Architecture, Finland
Epp Lankots, Estonian Academy of Arts, Estonia
Agate Ēniņa, Riga Technical University, Latvia
Liutauras Nekrošius, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania
Aija ZIemeļniece, Latvian University of Life Sciences and Technologies, Latvia
Daiga Zigmunde, Latvian University of Life Sciences and Technologies, Latvia
Vytautas Petrušonis, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania
Renee Puusepp, Estonian Academy of Arts, Estonia
Boukarta Soufiane, The University of Blida, Algeria
Ira Verma, Aalto University, Finland
Pirjo Sanaksenaho, Aalto University, Finland
Alisa Korolova, Riga Technical University, Latvia
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The Journal of Architecture and Urban Planning is an Open Access journal; articles are published during the year, with the closing of annual issue in December. Articles are assigned a DOI (Digital Object Identifier) number whereby it becomes possible to search and cite them without delay. The journal focuses on such themes as History of Architecture and Urbanism, Preservation and Development of Cultural Heritage, Theories and Criticism of Architecture and Urbanism, Local and Global Tendencies in Architecture and Urban Planning, Sustainable Architecture and Urban Environment, as well as Landscape Architecture. The manuscripts submitted for consideration should contain previously unpublished material.
Instructions for Authors
The manuscripts are accepted in English. The submissions should be made online at aup-journals.rtu.lv/about/submissions#onlineSubmissions and comply with the requirements set in the Submission Preparation Checklist.
The submitted manuscripts are double-blind peer reviewed by two experts of the relevant field. The author(s) are provided with feedback. After the peer review, the managing editor assesses the paper’s suitability for publication in the journal and informs the author(s) about the decision.
There are no Article Processing Charges or any other publication charges.
The author(s) are asked to sign License to Publish governed by the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license as currently displayed on https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/, throughout the world, in any form, in any language, for the full term of copyright, effective upon acceptance for publication. The author(s) warrant that the article is original, written by stated author(s), has not been published before, contains no unlawful statements, does not infringe the rights of others, is subject to copyright that is vested exclusively in the author(s) and free of any third-party rights, and that any necessary written permissions to quote from other sources have been obtained by the author(s).
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Type of Manuscripts
The journal accepts the following types of manuscripts for publication (submitted articles should be original and have not already been published or submitted for publication elsewhere):
Article: Original research manuscripts that have not been published elsewhere. Articles shall have a maximum length of 6000 words. During a potential revision stage, the article length can be extended to 8500 words.
Review: A manuscript that provides a review of the current state of research on a particular topic. Reviews shall have a maximum of 8500 words.
Open Access Statement
The journal is an Open Access journal that allows a free unlimited access to all its contents without any restrictions upon publication to all users.
for articles which are submitted to the system starting from the 17th August 2023, article processing charge (APC) for each manuscript accepted for publication after peer-review is as follows:
- 350 euro (plus VAT if applicable).
The journal does not have any submission fees.
Numerous universities and funding agencies allocate funds to cover article processing charges. We recommend authors to contact their departments if funds are available to cover publication costs.
The Article Processing Charge includes: editorial, language copyediting, proofreading, layout design, electronic publishing, project management, administrational costs.
For students and staff of RTU Faculty of Architecture publications are free of charge.
Special fee rules are applied for participants of RTU International Scientific Conference section Architecture and Urban Planning. Please consult the journal staff for more information.