Focus and Scope
Architectural Histories is an international, blind peer-reviewed scholarly journal that creates a space where historically grounded research into all aspects of architecture and the built environment can be made public, consulted, and discussed.
The journal is open to historical, historiographic, theoretical, and critical contributions that engage with architecture and the built environment from a historical perspective. We invite original contributions of the highest quality from scholars and critics in all stages of their career.
The journal especially welcomes contributions that stimulate reflection and dialogue about the place of history and historical research within the varied and multifaceted ways in which architecture and the built environment are studied and debated today, across disciplines, cultures and regions.
The journal publishes on a continual basis, with new articles coming online as soon as they have passed peer review, forming one open issue running from Jan 1 to Dec 31.
The journal is published online as a continuous volume throughout the year. Special collections of articles are welcomed and will be published as part of the normal issue and within a separate collection page. Please contact the editor to discuss ideas for special collections.
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. There is no embargo on the journal’s publications. Submission and acceptance dates, along with publication dates, are made available on the PDF format for each paper.
Authors of articles published in Architectural Histories remain the copyright holders and grant third parties the right to use, reproduce, and share the article according to the Creative Commons license agreement.
Authors are encouraged to publish their data in recommended repositories. For a list of generic and subject specific repositories that meet our peer review criteria, see here.
Architectural Histories receives its main funding from the EAHN and, since 2017, from the Open Library of Humanities (OLH). The generous support of these organisations make it possible for the journal to maintain it’s open access status without charging Article Processing Charges (APCs). The journal was founded in 2012 with a grant from the Incentive Fund Open Access Journals of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (2012-2014)
The journal’s publisher, Ubiquity Press, focuses on making content discoverable and accessible through indexing services. Content is also archived around the world to ensure long-term availability.
Architectural Histories is indexed by the following services:
- Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)
- Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
- Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals
- ANVUR (Italy) - Classe A - Area 08
- European Reference Index for Humanities and Social Sciences (ERIH PLUS)
- Cengage Learning
- JISC KB+
- SHERPA RoMEO
- Google Scholar
- In addition, Architectural Histories is available for harvesting via OAI-PMH
To ensure permanency of all publications, this journal also utilises CLOCKSS, and LOCKSS archiving systems to create permanent archives for the purposes of preservation and restoration.
If Architectural Histories is not indexed by your preferred service, please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or alternatively by making an indexing request directly with the service.
Core journal statistics for the 2020 volume*:
|...of which, Desk rejects5||72|
|Time from submission to publication8||322 days|
*The number of acceptances and rejections is based on all decisions made in 2020, and may include papers submitted to the journal prior to 2020.
1Number of new articles received by the journal
2Number of peer review invitation emails that were sent out
3Number of completed peer review reports received
4Total number of articles rejected (including desk rejects)
5Number of articles rejected prior to peer review
6Number of articles that received a 'Accept for publication' decision
7Number of acceptances, as a percentage, against the total number of final decisions
8'Mean' average from submission to publication for all publications in the volume
The journal only displays advertisements that are of relevance to its scope and will be of interest to the readership (e.g. upcoming conferences). All advertising space is provided free of charge and the editor and publisher have the right to decline or withdraw adverts at any point. Adverts will include a text heading to make it clear that they are adverts not related to the journal.
If you wish to propose a potential advert then please contact the editorial team. All advert images will have to be provided to the publisher.
Annotation and Post-Publication Comment
The journal platform permits readers to leave comments on the publication page, via the Disqus service. Readers will need a Disqus account to leave comments. Comments may be moderated by the journal, however, if they are non-offensive and relevant to the publication subject, comments will remain online without edit.
The journal platform also includes in-browser annotation and text highlighting options on full text formats via hypothes.is. Readers will require a hypothes.is account to create annotations, and will have the option to make these publicly available, available to a group, or privat