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 careers.
The journal especially welcomes contributions that stimulate reflection and dialogue about the place of history and historical research within the built environment and the varied and multifaceted ways in which architecture is studied across disciplines, cultures and regions today. Architectural Histories also encourages authors to submit articles on non-European topics, including regions, themes, time periods, characters, works, and fields, that have been traditionally excluded from the canon of architectural history.
Architectural Histories publishes as a continuous volume throughout the year. New articles come online as soon as they have passed peer review, forming one open issue running from January 1 to December 31. Special collections of articles are welcomed and will be published as part of the normal issue and within a separate collection page. For further information on Special Collections please click here.
Open Access Policy
This journal provides immediate access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Authors of published articles remain the copyright holders and grant third parties the right to use, reproduce, and share the article according to a Creative Commons license agreement.
One of the benefits of open access publishing lies in others being able to re-use material. We believe that the greatest societal good is possible when people are free to re-distribute scholarship and to create derivative works. This is why we use the CC BY 4.0 license, under which others may re-use your work, on condition that they cite you.
If a more restrictive licence is required (for example, if you are reproducing third party material that cannot be reproduced under more open licences), please make this request upon submission in the ‘Comment to the Editor’ field or email your editor directly, stating the reasons why.
The journal's publisher, the Open Library of Humanities, 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.
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 private.