ISSN 2301-1505 
ISSN (en linea) 2301-1513


About the Journal

Anales de Investigación en Arquitectura (An. investig. arquit). is an iberoamerican refereed, open access, scientific journal whose purpose is to disseminate the advances of research in the field of architecture, urbanism, landscape and sustainability. In keeping with its international reach, it publishes research articles, essays, literature reviews, catalogs of works, and original case studies. It is open to architecture schools and to the community of researchers, professionals, academics and the interested public. It receives contributions written in Spanish, English and Portuguese.

The thematic coverage includes:


  • Theory and Criticism
  • History
  • Heritage
  • Design
  • Creative communities
  • Schools of thought
  • Regulation
  • Technology
  • Sustainable construction


  • Theory
  • History
  • Design
  • Public space
  • Public art
  • Urban and regional planning (plans, programs and projects)
  • Participatory design
  • Habitat management
  • Regulation


  • History
  • Design
  • Regulation


  • Sustainable design
  • Sustainable architecture
  • Ecological urbanism
  • Sustainable development (referring to the territory, society, economy, politics, culture, among others)
  • Sustainable construction

The journal is peer-reviewed (double-blind) and edited by an expert editorial team, with the support of an International Scientific Committee. Anales de Investigación en Arquitectura is a journal of continuous publication, published twice a year. The manuscripts that are approved in the peer review and by the Editorial Committee are published upon completion of the editorial process.

The journal does not charge fees for the processing and publication of articles. It is a publication promoted by the Faculty of Architecture of the Universidad ORT Uruguay.


Editorial Policy

  1. Open access policy and editorial management
  2. Copyright
  3. Originality
  4. Violation of editorial ethics
  5. Preservation of the contents
  6. Digital preservation policies
  7. Interoperability protocols

1. Open access policy and editorial management

The journal Anales de Investigación en Arquitectura is an open access publication. It provides free and immediate access to its contents, under the principle that free dissemination of research allows a greater global knowledge exchange. Users are allowed to read, download, distribute, print, search, partially reproduce or link to the texts, without requesting prior permission from the publisher or the author/s, without making commercial use. Its contents are under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 international license (CC BY 4.0), which offers its readers free access to research to help a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Published articles can be copied, used, disseminated, transmitted and publicly exhibited, provided the following conditions are met:

  1. The contents taken from the journal will always be cited using the data obtained from the “how to cite” section found on the web page of each of the articles and in their PDF, HTML and XML versions.
  2. It is allowed to adjust, mix and build new content from published articles, as long as they are non-commercial.

2. Copyright

The Universidad ORT Uruguay reserves the rights to edit the journal. Consequently, the authors must sign the Authors' Rights Document and a declaration of no conflict of interest. This requirement is essential for the publication of articles.

3. Originality

The journal considers a manuscript to be original when it is unpublished, meaning it has not been published in any scientific journal, nor is it under evaluation in another journal. Articles may originate from theses, conference presentations, or be available as research documents in institutional, thematic, or general repositories. However, articles previously published as chapters in digital or printed books are not considered original.

If an article originates from a thesis, conference presentation, or other types of research, the authors are requested to include an explanatory note declaring the initial venue where the manuscript was presented. Under no circumstances can the manuscript retain the same title as its first version.

4. Violation of editorial ethics. Ethical code.

The Anales de Investigación en Arquitectura journal adheres to the code of ethics and the declaration of good editorial practices established by COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics).

The journal has an Editorial Committee, an International Scientific Committee and a team of referees, consisting of specialized researchers in each of the specific thematic areas. It also has a writing team that performs administrative tasks, together with the editors, to disseminate the published content. All stakeholders involved in the publication know and practice the principles established by COPE for good editorial practice.

The rights of editors and authors, compliance with the publication regulations and other rights and obligations, are taken care of directly by the associate editor in conjunction with the Universidad ORT Uruguay legal advisors. For inquiries, please contact Rosana Izquierdo (

Metrics, indexing, and metadata are managed independently by the associate editor.

5. Preservation of the contents. Editorial process

The journal accepts manuscripts through the Open Journal System (OJS) platform. In order to maintain the anonymity and transparency of the editorial process, the manuscript must be submitted anonymously, the names of the authors and their affiliation will be sent in a different document, which will be used if the article is approved.

The editors will carry out a first formal and anti-plagiarism review of the manuscripts received, using the Turnitin tool to reveal textural copies of the resources from the internet. In the following 7 days, the editor will inform the authors if the manuscript has been accepted to start the evaluation process, or if it has been rejected.

In the evaluation stage, which lasts 60 days on average, the editor invites the referees who will evaluate the manuscript. The referees' feedback from the authors will last on average 15 days per evaluation round and may require several iterations to make the modifications indicated. At the end of the evaluation process, the editors will issue the final decision and an email of acceptance or rejection will be sent to the authors.

From this moment, the article is considered accepted and they can request a certificate from the editor. In the following 7 days, the style correction and layout process of the articles will be carried out to be included in the publication's website.

Anales de Investigación en Arquitectura is a journal of continuous publication; all accepted articles are immediately added to the website, in order to be quickly visible and citable.

Manuscripts approved in the peer review, and by the Editorial Committee, are compiled twice a year.

6. Digital preservation policies. No APC.

The Anales de Investigación en Arquitectura journal does not charge any article processing or publication fees (Article Processing Charge - APC), and does not have policies to subsidize the writing of articles.

7. Data Availability

The articles published in Anales de Investigación en Arquitectura are accompanied by a Mendeley Dataset, which includes the data (images, plans, tables, and other resources provided by the authors). This is done to ensure accessibility for all researchers.

The datasets are made available for public use, and any utilization of the data they contain must be properly cited following the guidelines specified in the "how to cite" section.



The published articles’ content is the sole responsibility of their authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Editorial Committee or the reviewers.

The journal Anales de Investigación en Arquitectura preserves the authors' rights, which are adopted by the Editorial Committee for publication. The authors declare that the work presented has not been published in any scientific journal or monograph.

Violation of editorial ethics

Anales de Investigación en Arquitectura promotes the dissemination of unpublished research content in the areas of Architecture, Urbanism, Landscaping and Sustainability. The journal maintains a strict control over compliance with editorial ethics, as well as with the assessments indicated by external evaluators.

Hence, and in accordance with what is established by COPE, the journal follows the protocol that coincides with the alleged offense investigated, which in general terms implies:

  • Detection of the violation and communication to the author/s.
  • Notify the editorial and scientific committee about the receipt of a complaint through the journal's usual channels (emails or messages on social networks).
  • Preparation of a report by the Editorial Committee.
  • Urgent meeting between the members of the Scientific and Editorial Committee, in which the case will be evaluated and the measures to be followed will be considered.

The editors will be responsible for the application of measures determined by the Committee. If the lack of ethics is proven, the article will be rejected and if it was already published, the article will be withdrawn from publication and a retraction will be made. Consequently, the authors will not be able to publish again in the journal.

Preservation, self-archiving and visibility policy.

The Anales de Investigación en Arquitectura journal uses the PKP Preservation Network (LOCKSS) repository, in which publications edited in the Open Journal System (OJS) are digitally stored. This system allows perpetual access to the original content of the magazine.

Individual auto file

Authors are allowed and advised for the personal storage of published works. It will be possible to archive the post-print or final galley, and include it in backups and in institutional repositories.

The journal ensures the preservation of its contents. The files are stored at the time of their publication in the Digital Academic Repository (DSpace) and on the journal's platform (OJS).

Anales de Investigación en Arquitectura is included in different international content aggregators such as ErihPlus, Latindex, REDIB, ARLA, LatinREV, Dialnet, MIAR and is a signatory of the Declaration of San Francisco (DORA).

Use of digital objects policy

The Anales de Investigación en Arquitectura journal provides free and immediate access to its contents and is supported by the open access policies contained in the international Creative Commons licenses, which allow free reading and exchange of content to guarantee access to research.

For photographs, still or moving images, figures, videos, plans, sketches, or any type of previously published material included, authors will obtain and provide publishers with permission from the copyright owner for the print and online format. Any material received without these permissions will be presumed to come from the authors.

Interoperability protocol

Anales de Investigación en Arquitectura incorporates the OAI-PMH (Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting) interoperability protocol.

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