ALFA (Architecture Papers of the Faculty of Architecture and Design STU) is an international peer-reviewed, open access journal dedicated to the research fields of the Faculty (architecture, urban, landscape, product and exhibition design, art and culture) and related disciplines. Interdisciplinary contributions are welcome. The Journal is published in English and provides a variety of authors’ origins.
All articles are subject to a blind review (provided by experts on the article subjects) assessing content, scientific and research knowledge, originality, methods, quality and suitability of image material, text structure and style, referencing, comprehensibility, length and overall contribution of each article. Based on the review, the editor reserves the right to reject the paper or request the author to adjust it. The editor will arrange for the spell- and grammar check, and stylistic revision of the text.
All authors must adhere to the Declaration of Compliance with Publishing Ethics. Submission of an article also implies that the work includes the author’s own contribution, that it has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract), that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, without the written consent of the Publisher.
The publisher of the Journal provides a free unlimited access to the research results published in articles without copyright infringement under a publicly valid Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0). The whole content of the Journal is published electronically via the Journal website free of charge: https://alfa.stuba.sk/. There are no fees applicable.
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prof. Ing. arch. Robert Špaček, CSc., Faculty of Architecture and Design STU, Slovakia
assoc. prof. Ing. arch. Ján Legény, PhD., Faculty of Architecture and Design STU, Slovakia
Executive and Technical Editor
Bc. Ing. arch. Lucia Benkovičová, PhD., Faculty of Architecture and Design STU, Slovakia
Editorial Advisory Board
prof. Dr. Henri Hubertus Achten, Faculty of Architecture, Czech Technical University, Czech Republic
Dr. habil. Melinda Benkő, PhD., Faculty of Architecture, University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
dr. inž. arch. Magdalena Celadyn, PhD., Faculty of Interior Design, Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts, Poland
prof. Débora Domingo-Calabuig, Ph.D., School of Architecture, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
prof. Ing. Miloš Drdácký, DrSc., dr. h. c., Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics of the Czech Academy of Sciences, and Faculty of Architecture, Czech Technical University, Czech Republic
prof. Ing. arch. Matúš Dulla, DrSc., Faculty of Architecture, Czech Technical University, Czech Republic
prof. Dr. Werner Friedl, PhD., University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Univ. – Prof. Dipl. Arch. ETH Dr. Christian Hanus, Faculty of Education, Arts and Architecture, Danube University, Austria
prof. Ing. arch. Jan Jehlík, Faculty of Architecture, Czech Technical University, Czech Republic
assoc. prof. Dr. Sanela Klarić, Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, International Burch University, Bosnia and Herzegovina
assoc. prof. Dr. Eglė Navickienė, Faculty of Architecture, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania
Prof Maria Vogiatzaki, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Anglia Ruskin University, United Kingdom
Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Martin Wollensak, Faculty of Architecture and Design,University of Applied Sciences, Technology, Business and Design, Germany
prof. dr. Tadeja Zupančič, univ. dipl. inž. arh., Faculty of Architecture, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
assoc. prof. Ing. arch. Ľubica Ilkovičová, CSc., Faculty of Architecture and Design STU, Slovakia
assoc. prof. Ing. Branislav Jelenčík, ArtD., Dip. Mgmt., Faculty of Architecture and Design STU, Slovakia
prof. Ing. arch. Julián Keppl, CSc., prof. emerit., Faculty of Architecture and Design STU, Slovakia
prof. Ing. Veronika Kotradyová, PhD., Faculty of Architecture and Design STU, Slovakia
prof. Ing. arch. Bohumil Kováč, PhD., Faculty of Architecture and Design STU, Slovakia
prof. Dr. Ing. arch. Henrieta Moravčíková, Faculty of Architecture and Design STU, Slovakia
prof. Ing. arch. Jana Pohaničová, PhD., Faculty of Architecture and Design STU, Slovakia
prof. Ing. arch. Vladimír Šimkovič, PhD., Faculty of Architecture and Design STU, Slovakia
prof. Ing. arch. Ľubica Vitková, PhD., Faculty of Architecture and Design STU, Slovakia
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