About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Joelho — Journal of Architectural Culture is an academic journal published by the Department of Architecture of the University of Coimbra.

Since its launch in 2010 as the second series of the journal ECDJ, it has become widely recognized as the main peer-reviewed architectural journal in Portugal. Joelho is published once a year, both on paper and electronically, comprising both thematic and open issues.

Joelho is devoted to research and critique on architecture, urban design, and the built environment in general, encouraging the strengthening of the links between theoretical discourse and architectural practice. It is engaged in promoting research on both the international and the Portuguese contexts. Moreover, it aims at promoting a reflexive space on the relationships between the wider international discourses and the South European architectural culture.

Joelho welcomes submissions by young researchers and by established architects and academics. It is ruled by UC Digitalis Code of Ethics for Journal Editors and is also integrated in Impactum, a University of Coimbra digital library of academic articles and periodicals.

UC Digitalis Code of Ethics for Journal Editors
Link “em cima do joelho”, ecdj, series I

Peer Review Process

Joelho is a blind peer-review journal. Articles will be evaluated by one or, preferably, by two reviewers. Abstracts may be required in each thematic issue, which will be evaluated by the journal editors before the submission of full articles. All evaluations are subjected to a blind peer-review process.