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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.

Focus and Scope

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.

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. 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. The EAHN covers a basic copyediting fee for all manuscripts published in Architectural Histories. If a manuscript requires extensive copyediting work due to its length of other factors, Authors may have to pay for aditional English-language copyediting fees. Review articles are limited to one copyediting round.
Submission Checklist

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.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor field during submission).

  2. Any third-party-owned materials used have been identified with appropriate credit lines, and permission obtained from the copyright holder.

  3. All authors have given permission to be listed on the submitted paper and satisfy the Authorship Guidelines.

  4. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect format.

  5. Where available, URLs and DOIs for the references have been provided.

  6. Tables and figures are all cited in the text. Tables are included within the text document, while figures are uploaded as supplementary files.

  7. 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.

  8. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, this includes following the instructions to ensure blind peer review. Please also ensure that your article includes a competing interests statement in accordance with our Competing Interests Guidelines.

  9. The journal encourages all corresponding authors to include an ORCID within their submitting author data whilst co-authors are recommended to include one. ORCID numbers should be added to the author data upon submission and will be published alongside the submitted paper, should it be accepted.


Section or article type

Public Submissions

Peer Reviewed


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Peer Review

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 the complete editorial procese, forming one open issue running from January 1 to December 31. As a rapid publication journal, once an article has been typeset and passed the proofreading stage, it will be published within a few weeks. Articles are allowed a single proofreading round and cannot be modified once published.

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, and the editorial assistant at For further information about Architectural Histories Special Collections please click here. 

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:

  • Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  • Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).

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:

  • CC BY 4.0 - More Information  
    Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.

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