Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The journal aims to be a platform for the studies of design, education and application and has a goal to be a bridge in between traditional/modern, east/west, local/global in the disciplines of Architecture / Urban Planning.

ICONARP as an e-journal considers original articles, research briefs, book reviews and viewpoints in peer-reviewed. ICONARP is an exciting new venture occurred with experiences, theoretical approaches, critical and empirical studies in the field of architecture and planning.

Architecture and Planning, as two interconnected fields, are strongly affected by other disciplines such as fine art, urban design, philosophy, engineering, geography, economics, politics, sociology, history, psychology, geology, information technology, ecology, law, security and management. However, there are no academic journals which specifically focus on the connections of architecture and planning with other social fields. ICONARP aims to fill that gap. Our scope is to provide a suitable space for theoretical, methodological and empirical papers, which use global and local perspectives together, in architectural and urban studies.



Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Memory of Places

Memory of Places

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World Urbanizm Day

Rural Planning

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Universal Design

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Peer Review Process

  • All submissions will be double blind peer reviewed.
  • All papers are expected to have original content. They should not have been previously published, nor be under simultaneous consideration by another academic journal.
  • Prior to the sending out to refrees, editors check that the paper fits with the mission statement of the journal.
  • The journal seeks minimum two independent refrees. All submissions are subject to a double blind peer review; the identity of both the reviewer and author are always concealed from both parties. If one of refrees gives a negative feedback on a paper, the paper is sent to another refree. If the paper takes again a negative feedback from the new refree, this means that the paper will not be accepted to the journal.
  • All submitted papers and refree reports are archived by ICONARP. Submissions whether they are published or not are not returned. 
  • The editorial board decides to publish a paper in the journal according to refree reports. If one of refrees offer some corrections to a submitted paper, the paper is sent back to the author. It is required for authors to make corrections in their papers within the prescribed time.
  • Authors who want to give up publishing their paper in ICONARP after the submission have to apply to the editorial board in written.    
  • Papers out of ICONARP’s writing and style guidelines are not received for consideration.
  • Authors are responsible from the writing quality of their papers.
  • ICONARP will not pay any copyright fee to authors.
  • A signed Copyright Assignment Form has to be submitted together with the paper.


Publication Frequency

Iconarp Journal is published 2 times per year (June, December). Accepted papers are published online. Iconarp is e-published online with e-ISSN: 2147-9380 as/when process of peer-reviewing in finalized.


Open access

ICONARP is an Open Access Journal which presents its content freely for online researches with the aim of contributing to the global exchange of knowledge. ICONARP believes that providing free online access ensures a wider spectrum of research base and reading rate to develop the related literature.    

Open Access (OA) provides unlimited access and reuse opportunities which make research publications freely available online. The open access therefore creates the network for reaching the widest possible audience, sharing the entire works and building upon them. The main goal of ICONARP is to contribute the culture of scientific publications in the fields of architecture and city planning. 

Besides regarding that our institution Selcuk University is included in BOAI (Budapest Open Access Initiative), ICONARP also supports the definition of ''Open Access'' according to BOAI which is:

Its free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. The only constraint on reproduction and distribution, and the only role for copyright in this domain, should be to give authors control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited.



Publication Ethics

Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

The publication of an article in the peer-reviewed journal Iconarp is to support the standard and respected knowledge transfer network. Our publication ethics and publication malpractice statement is mainly based on the Code of Conduct and Best-Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors which includes: 
  1. General duties and responsibilities of editors.
  2. Relations with readers.
  3. Relations with authors.
  4. Relations with editors.
  5. Relations with editorial board members.
  6. Relations with journal owners and publishers.
  7. Editorial and peer review processes.
  8. Quality assurance
  9. Protecting individual data.
  10. Encouraging ethical research (e.g. research involving humans or animals).
  11. Dealing with possible misconduct.
  12. Ensuring the integrity of the academic record.
  13. Intellectual property.
  14. Encouraging debate.
  15. Complaints.
  16. Conflicts of interest
Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). (2011, March 7). Code of Conduct and Best-Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors. Retrieved from http://publicationethics.org/files/Code%20of%20Conduct_2.pdf



This journal uses Open Journal Systems, which is open source journal management and publishing software developed, supported, and freely distributed by the Public Knowledge Project(PKP) under the GNU General Public License.

OJS supports the LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) system which ensures secure and permanent preservation of the journal. PKP has developed a Private LOCKSS Network (PLN) to digitally preserve OJS journals. 

As an OJS journal ICONARP uses PKP LOCKSS for archiving.


Screening for Plagiarism

Author(s) of the present study and the article about the ethical responsibilities that fit PUBLICATION ETHICS agree. Each author is responsible for the content of the article. Articles submitted for publication are priorly contolled via iThenticate ® (Professional Plagiarism Prevention) program. If articles that are controlled by iThenticate ® program identified as plagiarism or self-plagiarism with more than 20% manuscript will return to the author for appropriate citation and correction. After this process, if the original submission has still at least 20% plagiarism journal has the right for rejection.


Article Submission Charges

ICONARP is an Open Access Journal (OAJ) and has no article submission charges (ASCs).


Article Processing Charges

ICONARP is an Open Access Journal (OAJ) and has no article processing charges (APCs). The published articles can be downloaded freely.