International Journal of Heritage Architecture
International Journal of Heritage Architecture
The International Journal of Heritage Architecture aims to address a series of topics related to studies, repairs and maintenance of the built cultural heritage.
The importance of retaining the world’s cultural heritage cannot be overstated. Rapid development and inappropriate conservation techniques are threatening many unique buildings and sites.
The Journal contributions aim to provide the necessary scientific knowledge to facilitate regulating policies. They also address topics related to historical aspects and the reuse of heritage sites.
Technical issues on the structural integrity of different types of buildings, such as those constructed with materials as varied as iron and steel, concrete, masonry, wood or earth are discussed. Restoration processes require the appropriate characterisation of those materials, the modes of construction and the structural behaviour of the building.
The Journal also considers modern computer simulation studies, which provide accurate results demonstrating the stress state of the building and possible failure mechanisms affecting its stability. Of particular importance are studies related to their dynamic and earthquake behaviour aiming to provide an assessment of the seismic vulnerability of heritage buildings.
The objective of the Journal is to cover the whole range of different periods, including prehistorical monuments, as well as classical periods of different cultures built environment.
Of particular interest is the study of Heritage Architecture in Asia, Native American cultures and other vernacular civilizations in Africa and Oceania. An important aim of the Journal is to investigate cross-cultural influences and, in particular, the importance of cases such as Islamic Architecture and Art in different regions of the world.
The Journal also aims to raise the knowledge of the scale, design and future of defence sites. Former defence sites present different challenges, mainly decontamination, new infrastructure and useful adaptation. Understanding and respecting a site’s history and significance is essential to appropriate new uses.
The Journal brings together contributions from scientists, architects, engineers, restoration experts, social scientists, planners, and economists dealing with different aspects of heritage buildings.
Papers on the following topics that are in accordance with the aims and objectives of the Journal are welcome:
- Heritage architecture and historical aspects
- Assessment and reuse
- Performance and maintenance
- Modern (19th/20th century) heritage
- Islamic heritage
- Seismic vulnerability
- Material characterisation
- Analysis of building technologies
- Heritage masonry
- Earth construction
- Guidelines, codes and regulations
- Defence heritage
- Castles and fortresses
- Learning from the past
- Surveying and monitoring
- Non-destructive testing and monitoring
- Restoration of metallic structures
- Maritime heritage
- Stone masonry walls
- Wooden structures
- Simulation and modelling
- Corrosion and material decay
- Evolution of historical sites
- Heritage and tourism
- Ecological impact
- Industrial heritage
- Transportation heritage
- New technologies and materials
- Socio-economic sustainability
- Safety and security
- Education, training and research
- Case studies
Peer Review and Quality control
All WIT Press Journal submissions are single-blind peer-reviewed by two well-qualified academics from reputable institutions and paper assignments are made to avoid any conflict of interest. All papers are subject to editorial control.
In order to be acceptable for publication submissions must make a new contribution to the scientific community.
All WIT Press journal submissions are processed through Crossref Similarity Check (iThenticate) to screen for plagiarism.
Open Access and Article Publishing Charges
WIT Press is committed to the free flow of information to the international scientific community. To provide this service, the Journal requires a publication fee for each paper published.
The fee for this Journal is US$950 per published article of up to 15 pages (including references and tables) and is payable upon acceptance. Overly long articles, if accepted under peer review, may be subject to an additional US$65 per extra page.
Once published the paper will then be Open Access, i.e. immediately and permanently free to everybody to view, print, copy, download, etc.
The benefits of publishing in this journal include:
- Worldwide visibility and dissemination of your paper via our distribution network
- Rapid publication times
- High production values associated with a leading specialist publisher
- Full-colour publication in both print and digital format
- A commitment to permanent digital archiving
- An efficient and constructive peer review process
- All abstracts and papers freely accessible online
Submit your Papers
For information on how to submit your papers for publication in this journal please follow the submit link below.
The International Journal of Heritage Architecture will be published quarterly. Each issue will be available both in paper format (ISSN: 2058-8321) and online (ISSN: 2058-833X).
All of the papers published are freely available, without charge, for users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, link to the full text, or use for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author as long as the author/copyright holder is attributed. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.
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Papers published in the International Journal of Heritage Architecture are referenced by CrossRef and have been indexed in international databases such as Google Scholar and Zetoc. The papers continue to be added to new databases regularly.
The journal is catalogued and archived in the British Library and American Library of Congress.
As an integral part of our publishing process, WIT Press adheres to the following Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement.
Patrick De Wilde, Free University of Brussels, Belgium
Mir Ali, University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign, USA
Jihad Awad, Ajman University of Science and Technology, United Arab Emirates
Mohammed Bagader, The University of Manchester, UK
Jarek Bakowski, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
Luisa Basset, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Bruno Billeci, Sassari University, Italy
Rene Brueckner, Mott McDonald, UK
Celia Clark, Wessex Institute, UK
Dan Constantinescu, Technical University of Bucharest, Romania
Carlos Cuadra, Akita Prefectural University, Japan
Mariella De Fino, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
Fernanda De Maio, University IUAV of Venice, Italy
Victor Echarri, University of Alicante, Spain
Khalid El Harrouni, Ecole Nationale d’Architecture, Morocco
Fodil Fadli, Qatar University, Qatar
Fabio Fatiguso, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
Chao-Ching Fu, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
Fabio Garzia, University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy
Luis Guerrero, Autonomous Metropolitan University, Mexico
Santiago Hernandez, University of A Coruña, Spain
Milan Holicky, Czech Technical University, Czech Republic
Bashir Kazimee, Washington State University, USA
Paul Lambert, Mott McDonald, UK
Josep Lluis i Ginovart, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain
Juan Carlos Ochoa, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia
Cordelia Osasona, Obaefemi Awolowo University, Nigeria
Ozlem Ozcevik, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
Antonello Pagliuca, University of Basilicata, Italy
Fabrizio Palmisano, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
Carlos Rubio-Bellido, Universidad del Bío-Bío, Chile
Juan Jose Sendra, University of Seville, Spain
Stefano Sorace, University of Udine, Italy
Miroslav Sykora, Czech Technical University, Czech Republic
Syed Sobri Zubir, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia