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Journal overview

Founded at the University of Sydney in 1958 by Professor Henry Cowan to promote continued professional development, Architectural Science Review presents a balanced collection of papers on a wide range of topics. From its first issue over 50 years ago the journal documents the profession’s interest in environmental issues, covering topics such as thermal comfort, lighting, and sustainable architecture, contributing to this extensive field of knowledge by seeking papers from a broad geographical area.

The journal is supported by an international editorial advisory board of the leading international academics and its reputation has increased globally with individual and institutional subscribers and contributors from around the world. As a result, Architectural Science Review continues to be recognised as not only one of the first, but the leading journal devoted to architectural science, technology and the built environment.

Architectural Science Review publishes original research papers, shorter research notes, and abstracts of PhD dissertations and theses in all areas of architectural science including:

  • building science and technology
  • environmental sustainability
  • structures and materials
  • audio and acoustics
  • illumination
  • thermal systems
  • building physics
  • building services
  • building climatology
  • building economics
  • ergonomics
  • history and theory of architectural science
  • the social sciences of architecture

All research papers, research notes and review articles are double-anonymized refereed by a distinguished international Editorial Advisory Board and other experts in the field. ASR also publishes occasional refereed special issues, invited review papers and editorials, and extensive book reviews.

ASR is listed in EIRH PLUS, the European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences.

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