Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

VITRUVIO Journal is an international journal publishing original articles on frontier research, interdisciplinary and overlapping, in Architecture and Building Engineering covering topics on Sustainable Heritage. So that, the journal positions its scope both in the dominions of Science and Social Sciences.

Topics covered by the journal:

Design and Technique.  Innovation and research in design, processes and operation of integrated design systems and solutions that inform advances towards the sustainable development of heritage.

Digital Cultural Heritage. Modelling the Built Environment uses technology and digital innovation to find answers to some of the big questions facing adaptations of heritage and its societies today.

Spatial Analysis. Smart Heritage Cities and Towns, urban and rural, are informed theoretically and empirically, by GIS systems among others to raise awareness of new technologies, software and techniques that have emerged as ‘web revolution’.

Regeneration. Social sciences applied to the improvement communities and their Historical Built Environments looking for global prosperity of Heritage Sites. Health, human wellbeing and climate change.

Energy Focus. Works in partnership with industry, government and other academic bodies, to ensure that the carried out research has a real-word impact on sustainable use of natural resources.

Historic Buildings and Structures. Reuse, rehabilitation and maintenance. Approaches may consider energy efficiency in historical buildings, as well as materials conservation and repair, monitorisation of structures and materials decay, among others.


The journal considers that all the aforementioned realms perform heritage in a constant state of evolution. Hence, papers should be presented considering the focus of the journal on Dynamic and Sustainable Heritage.

Researchers related to these fields are invited to contribute. The selection of papers complies with the protocols for scientific publication. The peer review is done through a system of referees, experts in the field of research.

The journal is published twice a year and appears in digital version. 


Section Policies


This section describes the point of view of experts in the topics related to the journal. Written by the editorial team or an invited author.

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed


The peer review will evaluate the coherence with the focus and scope of the journal, the scientific quality, the technical impact and relevance and the presentation.

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Selection and evaluation of manuscripts will be conducted by external peer reviewers, with a double-blind system.

Reviewers will have an active academic profile in the field of research. The stages of the peer review are:

  1. The Editorial Board will verify the paper respect the focus and scope of the journal and if it can be inserted in one of the topics described. Afterwards the Editorial Board will send the article to two anonymous reviewers’ experts in the field of the paper.
  2. The valuation report of the reviewers will affect the technical quality, the technical impact and relevance and the presentation.
  3. The authors will receive an outcome of the evaluation with observations and comments from the reviewers. The outcome of the evaluation will be classified in three options:
    • Accepted for publishing 
    • Accepted for publishing with modifications 
    • Rejected 
    If the manuscript has been accepted with modifications, authors should resubmit a new version of the paper.The time to send the article with modifications is 15 days. The Editorial Board will decide if the modified paper can be accepted. The decision will be communicated to the author.
  4. If the accepted paper is written in Italian or Spanish, the author must send an English version of the paper within 15 days after the acceptance. If the English form is incorrect, the Editorial Team will refuse the article.

The whole process described will be conducted through Open Journal System Platform (OJS) of the Universitat Politècnica de València, in the categories of author or reviewer user.


Publication Frequency

VITRUVIO Journal publishes two issues a year, according to the following planning:



Deadline for submissions: 15.03

Deadline for submissions: 15.09

Articles review: 15.03 - 30.04

Articles review: 15.09 - 31.10

Proofreading: 01.05 - 31.05

Proofreading: 01.11 - 30.11

Edition01.06 - 15.06

Edition01.12 - 15.12

On-line journal publishing: 16.06 - 30.06

On-line journal publishing: 16.12 - 31.12


Open Access Policy

VITRUVIO Journal provides immediate open access to its content.



The papers will be published only in English.

The first manuscript can be sent in English, Italian or Spanish.

If the first manuscript is accepted by the editorial board and the respective reviewers, the final manuscript must be sent in English.

The final manuscript in English must be sent within 15 days after the acceptance of the first manuscript.

The Editorial Team reserves the right to refuse the article, if the English form is incorrect.


Proposal of reviewers

The authors can propose a reviewer for their contributions, with these requirements:

  • the reviewer has to be external to the paper;
  • the reviewer does not have previous publications with the author of presented paper;
  • the reviewer is not a partner in a research project with the author of the paper, considering the last 3 years.

The potential reviewer can be included in the message body "Comments to the editor" shown during the submission process, indicating the name and the affiliation.

The Editorial team reserves the right to accept or not the received proposal, even when the proposed reviewer meets the listed requirements.


Ethic and best practices

VITRUVIO, in its commitment to ensure ethis and rigor of its content, follows the Declaration ethic and best practice of PoliPapers (service of the Universitat Politècnica de València to promote open editing of scientific electronic journals).



  • ANVUR - Agenzia Nazionale di Valutazione del sistema Universitario e della Ricerca (Classe A)
  • Ulrich'sweb
  • ERIHPLUS European Reference Index for the Humanities and the Social Sciences
  • MIAR - Matriz de Información para el Análisis de Revistas
  • DOAJ - Directory of Open Access Journals
  • DULCINEA - Derechos de explotación y permisos para el auto-archivo de revistas científicas españolas
  • Google Scholar Citations


Reviewers for 2019

Dr. Mohammad Arif Kamal
Aligarh Muslim University. Architecture Section. Aligarh, INDIA

Dra. Sibel Onat Hattap
Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University. Department of Architecture. Istambul, TURKEY

Dra. Özlem Le Montre-Berk
École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture (ENSAL). Lyon, FRANCE

Dr. Humberto Varum
Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, FEUP. Porto, PORTUGAL

Dr. Luigi Gurriero
Università della Campania, Facoltà di Architettura. Napoli, ITALIA

Dra. Paola Ardizzola
Lebanese American University, School of Architecture & Design. Beirut, LEBANON

Dra. Antonella Violano
Università della Campania, Facoltà di Architettura. Napoli, ITALIA


Interoperability protocol

VITRUVIO - International Journal of Architectural Technology and Sustainability is accessible through the OAI-PMH protocol (Open Archives Initiative - Protocol for Metadata Harvesting) based on the Dublin Core scheme, for its metadata transmission over internet.



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e-ISSN: 2444-9091 http://dx.doi.org/10.4995/vitruvio