Manuscripts should be around 4000 words in length and
should be on the subject of the built environment, design
and development, including case studies and new hypotheses
Manuscripts must have a title not exceeding ten words
using only letters and avoid using hypens and any punctuations.
The title must be followed by the author(s) name or names
and an abstract of between 200 and 300 words in italics.
The abstract must be followed by no more than five key
words. After the body of the manuscript, it must close
with a conclusion followed by full references abbreviated
to the following format: Author(s) name in capitals followed
by the year of publication in brackets, then the title
of the paper or book in italics with page numbers, then
in standard lower case the name of the publisher, town
and country, e.g JONES D.H (1998). An Introduction to
Climate Vol.10 pp 2-9. Pilgrimers Press, London, Great
Britain. Paragraphs should follow under each other without
space but with each first line being indented ten spaces.
Main headings should be in bold capitals and sub-headings
in bold lower case. All figures and illustrations must
be filed separately and not placed in the body of the
text. Only the figure number should be located in the
It is a condition of publication that ALL the references
listed at the end of the manuscript MUST be cited in the
body of the main text eg (JONES 1989) or JONES AND SMITH
(1990). In addition a manuscript will only be published
if the English is grammatically correct and with a high
standard of articulation.
Manuscripts must be saved on WORD 2003-2007 FORMAT. Submission should be made by e-mail
attachment, our dropbox account (email@example.com) and/or in CD format, though 3.5 discs are still
acceptable. Photographs must be in coloured tiff or eps format
and not less than 300 pixels psi. One hard copy of the
manuscript is required in double spacing and on one side
of the paper only. All illustrations must be cleared marked
where they should be placed in the text and labeled with
a soft pencil on the back with the name of the author,
manuscript title and figure number. Care should be taken
that all information, particularly about place names is
clear and correct.
The author or authors (maximum three) of each article
will receive one free copy of the journal.
A manuscript submission fee of 250 GBP must be paid once
the manuscript has been passed for publication.
Articles for publication must meet the following requirements:
1. The title of the paper should not exceed ten words
2. The title should NOT contain any hyphens or punctuation
3. There must be an abstract of between 200 and 300 words
4. All figures and illustrations must be stored on a separate
file to the text
5. Locate any illustration by placing a figure number
in the text
6. The manuscript must have keywords following the abstract
7. The manuscript must have references with the authors
name in capitals followed the year, the title of the reference
in italics and the source or publisher in normal lower
case e.g JACKSON (1999) Reconstructing Architecture for
the Twenty First Century, Toronto Univertsity Press
8. There must be a conclusion at the end of the manuscript
9. the manuscript must have all references cited in the
body of the text eg (WILLS, 2002)
10. The length of the manuscript should be around 4000
11. All photographs, line drawing must be in tiff format
and not be less than 300 dpi
12. Manuscripts must be submitted on a CD and by e-mail
as an attachment.
13. The manuscript must be saved on Word 5 for Macintosh
or as rich text format
14. Two hard copies of the text is required
should contain the book review itself and full publication
details ( the publisher, address, date, price, number
of pages and ISBN number ). Reviews should not be more
than 1000 words or less than 500 words in length.
The contents of the book and their relevance to open building
should be assessed in order to provide a critical appraisal
of the work.
guidance of authors , the following form is used
by the referees for the evalution of manuscripts
STRUCTURE: Does the article have:
1.1 a title which fits the contents Yes/No
1.2 a title which is less than ten words long. Yes/No
1.3 an abstract Yes/No
1.4 a conclusion Yes/No
1.5 references / bibliography Yes/No
1.6 at least five key words Yes/No
In the case of 1.1 and 1.2 if the answer is NO then
please suggest a revised form.
STYLE / LANGUAGE : Is the writing clear, unambiguous
and of a high standard ?
If no please give guidance for rewriting and/or
THEORY : Is the connection with theory clearly made
If no please suggest how this might be done.
LITERATURE : Does the writer cite references in
his / her text and do these match with the reference
list at the end of the article? They should all
be referred to in the main text. This is important
for ISI Citation Index control.
INTERPRETATION : Has the author given appropriate
interpretation to data ?
If No please comment.
SIGNIFICANCE : Is this paper a significant contribution
to its field ?
If No state the reasons why.
LENGTH : The article should be around 4000. If more
please advise where cuts could be made.
1. Should be published, no revision necessary.
2. Should be published with revision.
3. Should not be published.
revision specifications and comments: