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
  • DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals
  • 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



International Conference for Sustainable Design of the Built Environment (SDBE 2017): 20 - 21 Dec 2017, The Crystal, London


The International Conference for Sustainable Design of the Built Environment (SDBE) will be held in The Crystal, London, UK on 20th and 21st December 2017.

The SDBE conference is a unique opportunity for academics, researchers, architects, urban designers, engineers, building consultants and professionals to meet and share the latest knowledge, research and innovations on low carbon building design, building performance, simulation tools and energy efficient building related technologies. The conference focuses on sustainable design, building energy performance, sustainable planning of neighbourhoods and cities emphasizing a balanced approach to environmental, socio-economic and technical aspects of sustainability. The conference will form a platform to demonstrate state-of-the-art strategies and best practice across the world for integrating sustainable development approaches in the built environment.

Papers submitted and presented at SDBE will be published in the conference proceedings (with a unique ISBN).

Extended conference papers will be invited for publication in

a special issue of Sustainable Cities and Societies journal or a special issue of Archnet-IJAR: International Journal of Architectural Research

Keynote Speakers:

Prof. Philip Jones, Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University

Prof. Steve Sharples, School of Architecture, University of Liverpool

Prof. Rajat Gupta, School of Architecture, Oxford Brookes University

Key Dates:

Abstract submission deadline: 31st July 2017

Notification of acceptance: 14th August 2017

Full paper submission deadline: 2nd Oct 2017

Notification of acceptance: 23rd Oct 2017

Deadline for full paper submission: 20th Nov 2017

Free conference registration for selected papers funded by the British Council: 30th Nov 2017


Submissions to be made via:

For inquiries please contact:

Main contact:

Dr. Heba E. Elsharkawy


Senior Lecturer in Architecture

Posted: 2017-07-09 More...

Archnet-IJAR is ranked among the world's top academic journals in architecture and urban studies


After 10 years of voluntary hard work, Archnet-IJAR: International Journal of Architectural Research advances its position among the world leading journals in architecture and urban studies.

In addition to the various scientific and research databases including Avery index to Architectural Periodicals, EBSCO-Current Abstracts-Art and Architecture, Directory of Open Access Journals, Pro-Quest, Scopus-Elsevier and many university library databases, Archnet-IJAR is now part of the Web of Science Core Collection of Clarivate Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters) and the Emerging Sources Citation Index

The Journal was recently invited to be part of China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) and for inclusion in its abstracting and indexing database which will add value and impact to Archnet-IJAR.

More excellent news is that in the recent ranking of Scopus (May 2017), Archnet-IJAR has moved three places and topped many prestigious journals. It is now ranked:

  • Architecture (Q1) 23 out of 87
  • Urban Studies (Q2) 60 out of 134

Another great achievement is that Archnet-IJAR continues to advance its position among the world leading journals in Architecture and Urban Studies. In the latest journal ranking and metrics of Scimago (SJR) Laboratories (June 2017), Archnet-IJAR has moved up 5 places and its performance exceeded many well known established journals that have been in the international refereed press for more than 40 years. Archnet-IJAR is now ranked:

  • Architecture (Q1) 18 out of 117
  • Urban Studies (Q2) 57 out of 138

 Visit Scopus Citation Score Rankings and Trends

Visit Scimago for the Ranking of Journals in Architecture and Urban Studies

Visit Archnet-IJAR on China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI)

Posted: 2017-06-25 More...
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