Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The 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 the regional context not only of Baltic Sea area, but also other regions in Europe, Asia, North and South America.

The authors of articles are researchers and PhD students. 

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.

The Scientific Journal publishes articles Ahead of Print during the year and closes the issue in December.

This platform is used for submission and processing of articles. Published articles, as well as guidelines for authors and other useful information can be found on:




Section Policies


This section is for articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

The Editorial board members are academics and researchers from Northern and Eastern Europe and from US. Architecture and Urban Planning is an Open Access journal. There are no article processing charges. We provide comprehensive, double-blind peer review.




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...