Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

A+BE publishes exclusively PhD theses in the field of:

  • architecture
  • architectural engineering
  • green building
  • built heritage
  • history
  • urbanism
  • urban and regional studies
  • real estate
  • housing
  • geomatics
  • geodesign
  • management of the built environment


Section Policies


Peer Review Process

We require that a doctoral evaluation committee at the respective university reviewed the thesis that is published in the A+BE series.

The author is required to provide the doctoral regulations of the university, and the public announcement of the PhD defense as proof that the work is reviewed.


Open Access Policy

All theses published in A+BE | Architecture and the Built Environment are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)You are free to use the work but you have to attribute (refer to) the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work). The easiest way to refer to an article in A+BE | Architecture and the Built Environment is to use the ARTICLE TOOL that you'll find alongside each article in the right sidebar: How to cite this item.

Authors can self-archive pre-print, post-print and publisher's versions of their work.

Creative Commons License



Authors can archive the pre-print and post-print versions of the work they have submitted to A+BE | Architecture and the Built Environment, including the pdf-version of the article (the socalled publisher's version) that is available online on the A+BE | Architecture and the Built Environment website.

Authors are explicitly free to copy and redistribute the work they have submitted to A+BE | Architecture and the Built Environment in any medium or format, and to remix, transform, and build upon the work they have submitted to A+BE | Architecture and the Built Environment for any purpose.

LOCKSS system has permission to collect, preserve, and serve this Archival Unit.

See also the LOCKSS Publisher Manifest.


Publication ethics

Editors, authors and publisher adopt the guidelines, codes to conduct and best practices developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).



Print ISSN 2212-3202

Online ISSN 2214-7233



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