Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The bi-annual Scientific Journal of Riga Technical University, Architecture and Urban Planning reflects most of the research themes and content of global and local problems in regional context of Baltic Sea area. The articles are written by researchers and PhD students from the region. Articles are published in English or in English and Latvian.

Topic areas of the journal are:

  • History of Architecture and Urbanism
  • Preservation and Development of Cultural Heritage
  • Theories and Criticism of Architecture and Urbanism
  • Local and Global Tendencies in Architecture and Urban Planning
  • Sustainable Architecture and Urban Environment
  • Landscape Architecture
Information presented in the journal may be useful in professional creative work of architects, urban planners, as well as to institutions responsible for preservation and protection of cultural heritage.


Section Policies


This section is for articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Each article will be reviewed by two (2) peer-reviewers from respectable academic institutions, namely Riga Technical University (Latvia), Art Academy of Latvia, Chalmers University of Technology (Sweeden), Bauhaus–University Weimar (Germany), University of Oulu (Finland), Estonian Academy of Arts (Estonia), Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (Lithuania) etc.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...