About this Journal

The journal emphasizes cooperation between architectural and urban planning researchers, and places great weight on the integration of research principles, framework, techniques, methods, models, or strategies in resolving problems faced in urban development. As such, the establishment of this journal platform can benefit both the practical and academic worlds, ensuring the adequate application of research resources.


The journal provides a forum for the exchange of creativity and ideas related to architecture and urban planning by experts from industrial, government, academic, and research fields. The journal establishes a channel for communication between researchers and professionals, facilitating the discussion of problems, challenges, and opportunities for progress in urban development.

Subject Coverage

Cities, regions, countries, and even the entire world face new challenges in planning. A journal of architecture and planning provides a platform for the publishing of ideas and information related to architecture and urban planning. The research articles currently collected in the journal primarily focus on functional or strategic planning, including:

  1. City design and planning
  2. Economic development
  3. Environmental policy
  4. Spatial planning
  5. Architectural design
  6. Residential markets
  7. Transportation planning
  8. Social culture
  9. Other research related to architecture and urban planning
Specific Notes for Authors
  1. This journal is based on the publishing of academic papers relevant to architecture and urban planning.
  2. Papers submitted for publication in the journal should be limited to Chinese- and English-language articles which have not been previously published in Taiwan. Papers should not exceed 15,000 words or 15 pages.
  3. Papers submitted for publication will be processed as below, based on review results following a double-blind review. Authors will be notified with reviewer comments and processing status.
  4. Manuscripts which pass the review by the editors of this journal should be edited by the authors after submission to the publisher. Editors will notify authors if their papers do not pass review, but will not return the original work.
  5. Starting from 1 July 2007, a $2000NTD publication fee will be collected for each article which passes review (we request the use of cash envelopes for payments). After a paper is adopted for publication, one copy of the journal issue and a PDF file of the article will be provided to the author. No other compensation will be provided.
  6. Please see “Notes on Manuscript Formatting” for more information on formatting.
  7. The journal accepts manuscripts throughout the year. Manuscripts will be reviewed as they are received. Manuscripts are acceptable for submission in electronic or hard copy form.
  8. Three issues of the journal are published each year, typically in June, September, and December.
  9. An authorship rights transfer document should be submitted by authors in conjunction with finalized manuscripts which have passed review and are ready for publication.