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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • Submissions and the subsequent process is supported by the digital platform, in the "home user", choosing the "author" .
    Authors need to register with the journal prior to submitting. If already registered, simply log in and begin the 5 step process.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have to be provided.
  • The text is double-spaced; uses Times New Roman (12-point) font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses).
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines. (The Chicago Manual of Style)
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  • Securing permission to publish illustrations and other graphic data under copyright is the authors' responsibility. The journal assumes that authors have permission to publish all images and remaining graphic data before publication.

Author Guidelines

Guidelines to authors

Articles submitted to Joelho should not have been published previously and are expected to make original interpretations and advance new insights and conclusions, exhibiting a full command of the literature and archival sources available. A full article must not exceed 6,000 words, plus footnotes and captions limited to 2,000 words. Submissions must be in English, include an abstract with no more than 1,000 characters including spaces, five keywords, and up to 10 illustrations.

Abstracts should be attached to the front of the manuscript, providing a brief synopsis, and must: (1) outline the research field, (2) justify the pertinence of the research for the contemporary debate, and (3) summarize the article, clarifying (4a) the goals of the article, (4b) its methodologies and criteria, (4c) and the outcome of the research. It must be written in the third person. 

The full article will be evaluated according to its pertinence and originality, the goal’s clarity and rigor, methodology and bibliographical sources.

Authors need to register with the journal prior to submitting, or if already registered can simply log in and begin the 5 step process.


Manuscript Submission

  1. Submissions and the subsequent process are supported by the digital platform site, in the "home user", choosing the "author". 
  2. Submission should include a (1) a Word file with abstract, five keywords, full article and accompanying footnotes and (2) low-resolution images and captions in a Word file. If an article is accepted for publication, the author will be required to provide high-resolution files and secure permission for publishing the illustrations.


Manuscript preparation 

  1. The author’s name must not appear on the manuscript.
  2. Manuscripts must comply with the journal's policy to ensure a Blind Peer Review. Authors must eliminate all references that might identify them,  such as "In my essay..." followed by a reference to the author's previously published work.
  3. All files must be labeled with a keyword from the article’s title.
  4. Word files must be formatted for printing in standard size paper (A4) numbered consecutively. The full text must be double-spaced and use Times New Roman font (12) left-justified.
  5. Endnotes are not allowed. Footnotes and captions must be single-spaced and use Times New Roman (10) left-justified. Footnotes must be consecutively numbered and use automatic numbering.
  6. Names: after the first mention, use only the last name of a person, unless clarity requires an additional name.
  7. Quotations from foreign languages within the text must be translated into English, with the original in the footnote if necessary.
  8. Quotations below 40 words must appear in the body of the text between quotation marks. Longer quotations must be set in a new indented paragraph between quotation marks.


Style Guidelines

The journal adopts The Chicago Manual of Style, although British spelling is preferred. 



Indent quotations longer than 40 words as a block.

Indent the first line of each paragraph, except when the paragraph follows a heading or a block quotation.



The journal adopts American punctuation (see The Chicago Manual of Style). Please, keep these points in mind:

1. Punctuation marks are placed inside of the quotation marks.

2. Indicate the footnote reference number outside of all punctuation marks.

3. Use double quotation marks and single quotation marks within a quote.

4. Interpolations should be enclosed in square brackets [ ].

5. Omissions are indicated by 3-point ellipses within square brackets [...].



Footnotes must be always indicated at the end of the sentence (never in the middle of a sentence) and formatted according to the short for citation system of The Chicago Manual of Style

If there is more than one reference in a sentence, include them in a single note, separating them with a semicolon.

The first mention of a source must provide full bibliographic information. Subsequent notes must use a shortened version.


Full Note:


Author [or editor], Title (City of publication: publisher, date of publication), page numbers.


Peter Collins, Concrete: The Vision of a New Architecture, second edition (Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2004), 34-78.


Book Chapter:          

Author, “Title of the chapter,” in Book Title, ed. Editor (City of publication: publisher, date of publication), page numbers.


Rosemarie Haag Bletter, “Mies and Dark Transparency,” in Mies in Berlin, ed. Terence Riley and Barry Bergdoll (New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 2001), 350–57.


Journal Article:         

Author, “Title of the article,” Journal Title volume no. (month and year of publication): page numbers.


Yve-Alain Bois, “Sergei M. Eisenstein, Montage and Architecture,” Assemblage, no. 10 (December 1989): 110–31.


Short form:

After the first mention of a bibliographical source, use a short form: author’s last name, title, page numbers (if necessary). If the title is longer than 4 words, use a short form for the title with no more than 4 words.


First mention: Stuart Cohen and Steven Hurtt, “The Pilgrimage Chapel at Ronchamp: Its Architectonic Structure and Typological Antecedents,” Oppositions, no. 19/20 (Winter/Spring 1980): 142–57.

Subsequent mentions: Cohen and Hurtt, “Pilgrimage Chapel.”

Note that "Ibid." and "Idem." should only be used to refer to the previous footnote.  

Please, avoid "op. cit."



Quotations with more than 40 words must be detached from the main text in an indented block.



Images must be numbered consecutively.

The order of information is:

Figure number. Designer, name of the building/object, location, date, brief description if needed, source.


Figure 1. Álvaro Siza Vieira, Banco Borges & Irmão III, Vila do Conde, 1982 (author’s photo).


Author's charges

The journal doesn't have article submission charges.

The journal doesn't have article processing charges (APCs)

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