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Architectural Histories is the international, blind peer-reviewed scholarly journal of the EAHN that creates a space where historically grounded research into all aspects of architecture and the built environment can be made public, consulted, and discussed.
Architectural Histories 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 and from all regions in the world.
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.
As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items. Submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
Figures/images have a resolution of at least 150dpi (300dpi or above preferred). Each is no more than 20MB per file. The files are in one of the following formats: JPG, TIFF, GIF, PNG, EPS (to maximise quality, the original source file is preferred).
Please ensure that the images uploaded are suitable for display in the final publication.
All submissions are initially assessed by an Editor, who decides whether or not the article is suitable for peer review. Submissions considered suitable for peer review are assigned to two or more independent experts, who assess the article for clarity, validity, and sound methodology. Authors may be invited to recommend or ask for the exclusion of specific individuals from the peer review process. The journal does not guarantee that these suggestions will be used. All reviewers must be independent from the submission and will be asked to declare all competing interests.
The journal operates a double-blind peer review process, meaning that authors and reviewers remain anonymous for the review process. The review period is expected to take around four to eight weeks, although this can vary depending on reviewer availability. Reviewers are asked to provide formative feedback, even if an article is not deemed suitable for publication in the journal. Based on the reviewer reports, the editor will make a recommendation for rejection, minor or major revisions, or acceptance. Overall editorial responsibility rests with the journal’s Editor-in-Chief, who is supported by an expert, international Editorial Board.Publication Cycle
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. As a rapid publication journal, once an article has passed the proofreading stage it will be published within a few weeks. This is unlike traditional publishing models, where publication can occur months or even years after submission.
Special collections of articles are welcomed and will be published as part of the normal issue and within a separate collection page. Architectural Histories does not advertise open calls for papers for Special Collections. Instead, Editors interested in submitting a Special Collection proposal to Architectural Histories must formally present their proposal by filling our Special Collection template and sending it to the current editor-in-chief at firstname.lastname@example.org, and the editorial assistant at email@example.com. For further information about Architectural Histories Special Collections please click here.Publication Fees
Architectural Histories does not charge APCs to authors, thanks to a partnership with Open Library of Humanities (OLH) and the support of the EAHN. OLH generously provides funding for a proportion of articles each year, with EAHN supporting the remaining publications. APCs cover all publication costs (editorial processes; web hosting; indexing; marketing; archiving; DOI registration etc., and ensure that all of the content is fully open access).
Authors may have to pay for English-language copyediting.Policy on English Language
After an article has been approved for publication by the editor-in-chief, the copy will be sent to the copyeditor for an overall assessment of the English language. If the copyeditor considers that extensive work is required for publication, then the author will be informed and requested to contact and hire the services of one of the English-language copyeditors that Architectural Histories has vetted.
The fee estimate that authors can expect to pay is between US$50 and $100 per 1000 words.
English-language copyeditors and authors are responsible for negotiating payment, based on the estimate of the editor. Note that agreements established via email constitute a contract.
Authors must pay English-language copyeditors immediately or arrange and guarantee payment to the satisfaction of all parties involved before articles are published.
English-language copyeditors may not be available immediately.Copyright Notice
Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:
Submission of an article will be taken to imply that it is unpublished and not being considered for publication elsewhere. Any allegations of plagiarism or self-plagiarism made to the journal will be investigated by the editor of the journal. Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce any material (including illustrations) for which they do not hold copyright. They are encouraged to use images from open access repositories, under creative common licence, and the like, and this information must be included in the captions, preferably with a link to the originating site.
Architectural Histories allows the following licences for submission: