This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
There are four issues of IJAC per year: published in both electronic and hard copies. Successively, one issue each year is supervised by Editorial Board members from its four founding organizations:
1. eCAADe Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe
2. ACADIA Association of Computer Aided Design in Architecture
3. SIGraDi Sociedad Iberoamericana de Grafica Digital
4. CAADRIA Computer Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia
The Journal is also strongly supported by the CAADFutures Foundation and the Foundation also contributes to the editorial arrangements for IJAC.
IJAC is a peer-reviewed journal featuring high-quality, original research papers (including state-of-the-art reviews), brief papers, and letters in all theoretical and technological areas that make up the field of Architectural Computing. Certain issues will have contemporary themes.
We will consider papers on all caad-related areas, including:
- Architectural Design Decision Support Systems
- Building Information Modelling
- Built Environment Simulations
- Civil Engineering
- Cognitive Aspects of Architecture and Urban Design Computing Systems
- Collective, collaborative & interdisciplinary design
- Computer Supported Collaborative Problem Solving and Practice
- Construction and Building Technology computation
- Digital Design, Representation and Visualization
- Design Thinking, Methods, Process and Creativity
- Digital Heritage
- Digitally-enabled Sustainability and Circularity in building design and construction
- Energy and Sustainable Building Technology Applications
- Evaluation and Standards for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Technologies
- Generative, algorithmic & evolutionary design
- Human-Machine Interaction for Design
- Implementation and Connections of Physical Environments with Virtual Worlds
- Innovative material systems and manufacturing methods for architecture and construction
- Intelligent Support in Design and Built Environment applications
- Knowledge Based Design and Generative Systems
- Knowledge Management, Networks, and Communities in Architectural Design
- Machine learning and AI in Architecture
- Pedagogical shifts in computational design
- Prediction, Evaluation and Validation
- Robotics, digital fabrication and construction
- Responsive Architectural and Urban Environments and Smart Spaces
- Structural performance-based design and optimization
- Urban analytics, big data analysis and smart cities
- Urban modelling and simulation
- Visual Thinking, Visual Computing, Spatial/Temporal Reasoning
- Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality
|Prof. Andre Brown||Victoria University Wellington (Te Herenga Waka), New Zealand and University of Liverpool, UK|
|Henri Achten||Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic|
|Marc Aurel Schnabel||Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand|
|Leighton Beaman||Cornell University, USA|
|Marcelo Bernal||Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Chile|
|Frederico Braida||Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Brazil|
|Gabriela Celani||FEC - UNICAMP, Brazil|
|Teng-Wen Chang||National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Taiwan|
|Mollie Claypool||UCL Bartlett, UK|
|Birgul Çolakoglu||IstanbulTechnical University, Turkey|
|Richard Coyne||University of Edinburgh, UK|
|Dana Cupkova||Carnegie Mellon University, USA|
|Matias del Campo||University of Michigan, USA|
|Wolfgang Dokonal||Graz University of Technology, Austria|
|José Duarte||University of Lisbon, Portugal|
|Tomohiro Fukuda||Osaka University, Japan|
|Anastasia Globa||University of Sydney, Australia|
|Paula Gómez||Georgia Tech, USA|
|Gonçalo Castro Henriques||Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Aulikki Herneoja||University of Oulu, Finland|
|Christiane Herr||SUSTech Southern University of Science and Technology, China|
|Pablo C. Herrera||Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas, Peru|
|Dominik Holzer||University of Melbourne, Australia|
|Rodrigo Iglesias||Universidad De Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|Wassim Jabi||University of Cardiff, UK|
|Anetta Kepczynska-Walczak||Lodz University of Technology, Poland|
|Joachim Kieferle||Hochschule RheinMain, Germany|
|Prof. Tuba Kocaturk||Deakin University, Australia|
|Jose Ripper Kos||Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil|
|Oliver David Krieg||Intelligent City|
|Fernando Lima||Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Brazil|
|Bob Martens||Vienna University of Technology, Austria|
|Dimitris Papanikolaou||University of North Carolina, Charlotte, USA|
|Vera Parlac||University of Calgary, Canada|
|Dagmar Reinhardt||University of Sydney, Australia|
|David Sperling||University of São Paulo, Brazil|
|Rudi Stouffs||National University of Singapore, Singapore|
|Mari Tosello||Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Argentina|
|Andrew Wit||Temple University, USA|
|Maria Yablonina||University of Toronto, Canada|
|Tadeja Zupancic||University of Ljubljana, Slovenia|
Manuscript Submission Guidelines: International Journal of Architectural Computing
Please read the guidelines below then visit the Journal’s submission site https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ijoac to upload your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.
Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of International Journal of Architectural Computing will be reviewed.
There are no fees payable to submit or publish in this Journal. Open Access options are available - see section 3.3 below.
As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you.
If you have any questions about publishing with Sage, please visit the Sage Journal Solutions Portal
- What do we publish?
1.1 Aims & Scope
1.2 Article types
1.3 Writing your paper
- Editorial policies
2.1 Peer review policy
2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests
2.6 Research Data
- Publishing policies
3.1 Publication ethics
3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement
3.3 Open access and author archiving
- Preparing your manuscript
4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
4.3 Supplementary material
4.4 Reference style
4.5 English language editing services
- Submitting your manuscript
5.2 Information required for completing your submission
- On acceptance and publication
6.1 Sage Production
6.2 Online First publication
6.3 Access to your published article
6.4 Promoting your article
- Further information
Before submitting your manuscript to International Journal of Architectural Computing, please ensure you have read the Aims & Scope.
Letters to the Editor
Research Articles should report well-defined system implementation, well-conceived research investigations, and empirical studies that have potential impact on augmenting current understanding of computational, cognitive, or applied aspects of architectural computing, as well as the enabling technologies, techniques, or systems for developing and applying new advances in architectural computing.
It is assumed that the ideas presented are important, have been well implemented, analysed, or empirically validated, and are of added value to the architectural computing research community. The length of such articles would normally be around 4,000-6,000 words. The main body of the paper is to be preceded by an abstract of less than 150 words, as well as a list of 4 to 8 keywords.
State-of-the-art Articles should be comprehensive scholarly reviews of significant topics. The standard and rigour expected in such articles is high. Such articles must go beyond simple review and must contribute new insights. The length of such articles would normally be around 4,000-6,000 words. The main body of te paper is to be preceded by an abstract of less than 150 words, as well as a list of 4 to 8 keywords.
This can be a brief paper presenting results that are important and original, presented in a concise form. Alternatively it can be a rigorous discussion or critical review paper relating to recent papers and publications on a particular topic of current interest. The length of such articles woulf normally be 1,000-3,000 words. The main body of the paper is to be preceded by an abstract of less than 100 words, as well as a list of 4 to 8 keywords.
Letter to the Editor and Book Review
A Letter to the Editor is used to convey only a few principal ideas or to comment on current issues previously published in the journal.
Letters to the Editor and Book Reviews should not normally exceed 500 words. Please send any enquiries about these two article types, or proposed entries for consideration, to the Editor at the email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
Book Reviews are normally commissioned but they can be offered via the email address above. Such reviews should also be accompanied by a front cover image, and an internal image if appropriate which may be included in the printed article.
Manuscripts should not normally exceed 6,000 words. The main body of the paper is to be preceded by an abstract of less than 150 words, as well as a list of 4 to 8 keywords.
The Sage Author Gateway has some general advice and on how to get published, plus links to further resources.
1.3.1 Make your article discoverable
When writing up your paper, think about how you can make it discoverable. The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article through search engines such as Google. For information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords, have a look at this page on the Gateway: How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online.
International Journal of Architectural Computing (IJAC) operates a conventional double-anonymize reviewing policy in which the reviewer and author’s names and information are withheld from the other.
If you are asked to provide the names of a peer who could be called upon to review your manuscript, please note that reviewers should be experts in their fields and should be able to provide an objective assessment of the manuscript. Please be aware of any conflicts of interest when recommending reviewers. Examples of conflicts of interest include (but are not limited to) the below:
- The reviewer should have no prior knowledge of your submission
- The reviewer should not have recently collaborated with any of the authors
- Reviewer nominees from the same institution as any of the authors are not permitted
Please note that the journal’s editors are not obliged to invite any recommended/opposed reviewers to assess your manuscript.
All manuscripts are reviewed as rapidly as possible, and an editorial decision is generally reached within 8 weeks of submission.
International Journal of Architectural Computing is committed to delivering high quality, fast peer-review for your paper, and as such has partnered with Publons. Publons is a third party service that seeks to track, verify and give credit for peer review. Reviewers the journal can opt in to Publons in order to claim their reviews or have them automatically verified and added to their reviewer profile. Reviewers claiming credit for their review will be associated with the relevant journal, but the article name, reviewer’s decision and the content of their review is not published on the site. For more information visit the Publons website.
The Editor or members of the Editorial Board may occasionally submit their own manuscripts for possible publication in the journal. In these cases, the peer review process will be managed by alternative members of the Board and the submitting Editor/Board member will have no involvement in the decision-making process.
Papers should only be submitted for consideration once consent is given by all contributing authors. Those submitting papers should carefully check that all those whose work contributed to the paper are acknowledged as contributing authors.
The list of authors should include all those who can legitimately claim authorship. This is all those who:
- Made a substantial contribution to the concept or design of the work; or acquisition, analysis or interpretation of data,
- Drafted the article or revised it critically for important intellectual content,
- Approved the version to be published,
- Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content.
Authors should meet the conditions of all of the points above. When a large, multicentre group has conducted the work, the group should identify the individuals who accept direct responsibility for the manuscript. These individuals should fully meet the criteria for authorship.
Acquisition of funding, collection of data, or general supervision of the research group alone does not constitute authorship, although all contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in the Acknowledgments section. Please refer to the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) authorship guidelines for more information on authorship.
Please note that AI chatbots, for example ChatGPT, should not be listed as authors. For more information see the policy on Use of ChatGPT and generative AI tools.
All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support.
Any acknowledgements should appear first at the end of your article prior to your Declaration of Conflicting Interests (if applicable), any notes and your References.
2.3.1 Third party submissions
Where an individual who is not listed as an author submits a manuscript on behalf of the author(s), a statement must be included in the Acknowledgements section of the manuscript and in the accompanying cover letter. The statements must:
- Disclose this type of editorial assistance – including the individual’s name, company and level of input
- Identify any entities that paid for this assistance
- Confirm that the listed authors have authorized the submission of their manuscript via third party and approved any statements or declarations, e.g. conflicting interests, funding, etc.
Where appropriate, Sage reserves the right to deny consideration to manuscripts submitted by a third party rather than by the authors themselves.
2.3.2 Writing assistance
Individuals who provided writing assistance, e.g. from a specialist communications company, do not qualify as authors and so should be included in the Acknowledgements section. Authors must disclose any writing assistance – including the individual’s name, company and level of input – and identify the entity that paid for this assistance. It is not necessary to disclose use of language polishing services.
International Journal of Architectural Computing requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading. Please visit the Funding Acknowledgements page on the Sage Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding, or state that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.
It is the policy of International Journal of Architectural Computing to require a declaration of conflicting interests from all authors enabling a statement to be carried within the paginated pages of all published articles.
Please ensure that a ‘Declaration of Conflicting Interests’ statement is included at the end of your manuscript, after any acknowledgements and prior to the references. If no conflict exists, please state that ‘The Author(s) declare(s) that there is no conflict of interest’. For guidance on conflict of interest statements, please see the ICMJE recommendations here.
The journal is committed to facilitating openness, transparency and reproducibility of research, and has the following research data sharing policy. For more information, including FAQs please visit the Sage Research Data policy pages.
Subject to appropriate ethical and legal considerations, authors are encouraged to:
- share your research data in a relevant public data repository
- include a data availability statement linking to your data. If it is not possible to share your data, we encourage you to consider using the statement to explain why it cannot be shared.
- cite this data in your research
Sage is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the Sage Author Gateway.
International Journal of Architectural Computing and Sage take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.
3.1.2 Prior publication
If material has been previously published it is not generally acceptable for publication in a Sage journal. However, there are certain circumstances where previously published material can be considered for publication. Please refer to the guidance on the Sage Author Gateway or if in doubt, contact the Editor at the address given below.
Before publication, Sage requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. Sage’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement is an exclusive licence agreement which means that the author retains copyright in the work but grants Sage the sole and exclusive right and licence to publish for the full legal term of copyright. Exceptions may exist where an assignment of copyright is required or preferred by a proprietor other than Sage. In this case copyright in the work will be assigned from the author to the society. For more information please visit the Sage Author Gateway
International Journal of Architectural Computing offers optional open access publishing via the Sage Choice programme and Open Access agreements, where authors can publish open access either discounted or free of charge depending on the agreement with Sage. Find out if your institution is participating by visiting Open Access Agreements at Sage. For more information on Open Access publishing options at Sage please visit Sage Open Access. For information on funding body compliance, and depositing your article in repositories, please visit Sage’s Author Archiving and Re-Use Guidelines and Publishing Policies.
The preferred format for your manuscript is Word. LaTeX files are also accepted. Word and (La)Tex templates are available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author Gateway. When using the LaTeX template, please opt for the single column format to comply with the journal style.
For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit Sage’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines.
Figures supplied in colour will appear in colour online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version. For specifically requested colour reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from Sage after receipt of your accepted article.
This journal is able to host additional materials online (e.g. datasets, podcasts, videos, images etc) alongside the full-text of the article. For more information please refer to our guidelines on submitting supplementary files.
Authors seeking assistance with English language editing, translation, or figure and manuscript formatting to fit the journal’s specifications should consider using Sage Language Services. Visit Sage Language Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.
International Journal of Architectural Computing is hosted on Sage Track, a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Visit https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ijoac to login and submit your article online.
IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely that you will have had an account created. For further guidance on submitting your manuscript online please visit ScholarOne Online Help.
As part of our commitment to ensuring an ethical, transparent and fair peer review process Sage is a supporting member of ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCID provides a unique and persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from every other researcher, even those who share the same name, and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between researchers and their professional activities, ensuring that their work is recognized.
The collection of ORCID iDs from corresponding authors is now part of the submission process of this journal. If you already have an ORCID iD you will be asked to associate that to your submission during the online submission process. We also strongly encourage all co-authors to link their ORCID ID to their accounts in our online peer review platforms. It takes seconds to do: click the link when prompted, sign into your ORCID account and our systems are automatically updated. Your ORCID iD will become part of your accepted publication’s metadata, making your work attributable to you and only you. Your ORCID iD is published with your article so that fellow researchers reading your work can link to your ORCID profile and from there link to your other publications.
You will be asked to provide contact details and academic affiliations for all co-authors via the submission system and identify who is to be the corresponding author. These details must match what appears on your manuscript. At this stage please ensure you have included all the required statements and declarations and uploaded any additional supplementary files (including reporting guidelines where relevant).
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Sage provides authors with online access to their final article.
Publication is not the end of the process! You can help disseminate your paper and ensure it is as widely read and cited as possible. The Sage Author Gateway has numerous resources to help you promote your work. Visit the Promote Your Article page on the Gateway for tips and advice.
Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to the International Journal of Architectural Computing editorial office as follows: