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.
Peer Review Process
All items accepted by the Editorial Board will be submitted to a system of anonymous referees, entrusted to two external reviewers. If necessary, a third reviewer will be auscultated. In light of advice received the Editorial Board may determine that the authors adopt the suggestions contained in them and, ultimately, may decline to accept the text.
Open Access Policy
This journal offers immediate free access to its contents. We strongly believe that free and public access to scientific knowledge is fundamental for democratizing that knowledge.
This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and allows them to create permanent archives of the journal for its preservation and restoration. Know more
Fees for submission and articles publication
This journal doesn't charge any fee from authors to articles submission, peer review, revision, journal publishing, and distribution, publication and download in the World Wide Web.