Organization: Ministère de la culture
Les Cahiers de la recherche architecturale, urbaine et paysagère is initiating a new online concept: an international scientific review which speaks to research communities concerned with architectural design and implementation, as well as the perceptions and functions brought on by city-wide and landscape-wide projects.
The aim of the review is to respond to current interests and questions, but also to challenge them, to improve them and to trigger new research inquiries. Every semester we will publish a new edition surrounding different themes which will be composed of about ten articles – written in both French and in English – as well as texts and documents.
The content will be divided into three sections that demonstrate the editorial activity of the review: Research News; Research Tools and Materials; Debates. The expected scientific product adheres to the standard criteria for conducting a double-blind evaluation.
Section Research News
The sections found in this journal represent unpublished works that place architectural research within a disciplinary framework that is both theoretical and practical. Here we will publish scientific articles that are the product of ongoing research, theses and Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches results, literature reviews, articles that touch on new thematic topics as well as the evolution of researchers’ trajectories. This section is particularly concerned with work that advances and updates scientific research methods and objects, as well as perspectives on architectural, urban and landscape research.
Structure and Expected Formats
The section will be divided into three sub-sections that cover a broad range of fields in contemporary architecture, urban and landscape design - from emerging topics to final results of the most recent research - and that form an editorial continuity - situation, format, frequency. This allows the reader to question the dynamics of prevailing, in-progress research. It is open to both young researchers and established researchers alike. The expected contributions will conform to the following formats :
1. Unpublished scientific articles from recent works (format: up to 40,000 characters and 15 images; these articles are expected to comply to the same evaluation criteria as the themed files);
2. Thesis defense and Habilitation à diriger des recherches reports, Litterature reviews (format : 5 to 10,000 characters, 1 or 2 images) ;
3. Summaries about preliminary research results; Emergent topics, whether institutional or methodological (format: up to 20,000 characters and 5 images; these articles are expected to comply to the same evaluation criteria as the themed files).
The texts must respect the review’s editorial standards which are restated below.
The articles must be accompanied by a bibliographic record of 5 to 10 lines, two summaries – one in French and one in English, as well as 5 key-words in French and in English.
Modes for article submission
The proposed contributions must be addressed to the review’s Secretary of the Editorial Board at firstname.lastname@example.org using an electronic format (doc, odt) with images included.
Please include in the subject line, “Contribution proposal to the section: Research News”.
For more information, please contact Aude Clavel at 06 10155 11 36.
Instructions to authors
1 / General rules
Italic: words in foreign languages in relation to the language used, therefore op. cit., Ibid., cf., a priori, a posteriori, etc.
No use of bold (with the exception of titles) nor capitals (with the exception of the beginning of proper names, institutions, capitals for titles in English, etc.).
2 / Body of the text
The text must be entered in the Word software, using Times New Roman, size 12, line spacing 1.5, without any special formatting, except titles, headings, captions and paragraph breaks.
3 / Quotations
Quotations of less than 3 lines will be inserted into the text and placed between quotation marks.
Quotes of more than five lines will be indented to the left and right, size 10 (not 12), and without quotation marks.
4 / References
The bibliographical references will be grouped according to author’s name alphabetical order at the end of the article in a section titled "Bibliography", according to the following model:
For a book: First name Last name, Title, City of publishing, Publishing house (Collection), year of publication, page.
For a collective work: First name Last Name and First name Last name of dir./coord./eds./etc., Title, City of publishing, Publishing house, year of publication, page, or First name Last name et al., Title, City of publishing, Publishing house, year of publication, page.
For a chapter of a collective work: First name, Last name, (dir./coord./eds./etc.), Title, City of publishing, Publishing house, year of publication, page.
For a journal article: First Name Last Name, "Article Title", Journal Title, vol. /N °, Date, City of publishing, Publishing house, year of Publication, page.
For electronic reference: First name Last name, “Title of article”, Journal title, vol. /n° , date, [online] [url], accessed on [date].
5 / Illustrations, charts and tables
The photographs accompanying the text should be scanned in high definition (300 dpi) in Jpg or Tiff formats. Text files will be distinct from graphic files.
The author must verify that the images / figures of which he is not the author are free of rights.
Otherwise, he must apply to the owner of the image / figure before submitting it to the magazine.
Illustrations, charts and tables must be legendary in a specific way:
The title of the illustrations should be placed above the illustration.
The legend and credits (source, copyright, etc.) must be placed under the illustration on two separate lines.
Placed in the fields of architectural, urban and landscape research, the Cahiersinitially developed from the 1970s in research labs of the French schools of architecture. On becoming an online international journal, the Cahiers initiates today a new formula targeted towards the research communities concerned by intentional transformations of space, whatever the scales. The journal aims at meeting current interests and issues in these fields, seeking to renew them and to open new directions of research. Three main research issues are more directly questioned. One specifically concerns theoretical aspects, in order to develop exchanges and discussions between theories of design, planning, architecture and landscape. Another issue refers to the materiality of the city, the technical know-how involved in spatial transformation, but also the material dimension of of transfer and mobilization phenomena, often analyzed in other journals from a-spatial angles. Lastly, the third issue questions the project and its design, which holds a special place in the sciences and the practice of space (performative roles of projects, theories of practice). These three poles call for interdisciplinary works, dedicated to trace in-depth explanations of the transformations of the built environment at the Anthropocene Era. The expected scientific production refers to common criteria of peer reviewing processes. It could pay a particular attention to the issues of pictures and visual production in a field where images can serve as discourse.
Les Cahiers de la recherche architecturale, urbaine et paysagère online issue two or three time a year a thematic folder dedicated to a specific and problematized theme, and which consists of around ten articles in French and English.
A call for papers is broadcasted for each thematic heading. Proposals may be in French or English. The evaluation is peer-rewiewed.
The online magazine has 3 headings to accommodate miscellaneous articles, and outside thematic folders.
Research news: Various reports: theses, entitlement to supervise research, reviews of works, exhibitions
Research Materials: interviews, practitioners’ discourses, translations, reference texts ...
Debates: young researchers/doctorates, debates and controversies
Proposals may be in French or English. The texts are evaluated and peer-rewiewed.
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