International Journal of Architectural Research: ArchNet-IJAR

ArchNet-IJAR is an interdisciplinary scholarly open access journal of architecture, planning, and built environment studies. The journal aims at establishing a bridge between theory and practice in the fields of architectural and design research, and urban planning and built environment studies.

ArchNet-IJAR is indexed and listed in several databases, including:

  • Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals
  • EBSCO-Current Abstracts-Art and Architecture
  • CNKI: China National Knowledge Infrastructure
  • Pro-Quest
  • Scopus-Elsevier
  • Web of Science Core Collection of Clarivate Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters)
  • Many university library databases

ArchNet-IJAR is also archived by ArchNet, the most comprehensive online community for architects, planners, urban designers, interior designers, landscape architects, and scholars working in these fields, developed at the MIT School of Architecture and Planning in close cooperation with, and with the support of The Aga Khan Trust for Culture, an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network.


ArchNet-IJAR was established in 2007 and is led by the Chief Editor Professor Dr. Ashraf M. Salama since then. The journal is supported and managed by co-editor: Dr. Farzad Pour Rahimian and two international boards (advisory and editorial) ensure the quality of scholarly papers and allow for a comprehensive academic review of contributions spanning a wide spectrum of disciplinary issues, methods, and practices.

To submit your articles to ArchNet-IJAR, please register then visit our online submission page and guidelines to authors



New Submissions to Archnet-IJAR on Emerald's Online Submission System


As of November 12 2018, Archnet-IJAR does not accept or process new papers on this system. Since the journal has been acquired by Emerald, new submissions should be made to Emerald’s online submission and peer review system ScholarOne Manuscripts:

Contributors who have accepted papers or whose papers are under review, will be notified during November 2018.

Effective from 2019, Archnet-IJAR will no longer be an open access journal. The archive content published from Volume 1 (2007) to Volume 12 (2018) will remain open access and will be available on the Archnet platform. Content published in 2019 will be freely accessible for the whole of next year on the Emerald platform. Archnet-IJAR will then become a subscription journal in 2020, and only subscribers will be able to view the content published from 2019 onwards. The archive will remain on the Archnet platform:

Visit Archnet-IJAR on Emerald's website:

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