About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The Scientific Society Ludovico Quaroni was founded in Rome on 2010 as a tribute to Ludovico Quaroni, Italian Master in Urban Architecture. Its purpose is "the study of contemporary and historical city and architecture; the study of the design and theoretical works of the leading architects and scholars in architecture, city and territory”. To achieve these goals, the Scientific Society Ludovico Quaroni has founded the present electronic review, “L'architettura delle città – The Journal of the Scientific Society Ludovico Quaroni”. The title is a reminder of the earliest Ludovico Quaroni's book called L'architettura delle città (Ed. I, Sansaini, Roma 1939).

L'ADC offers essays by high scientific level in architectural, historical, technological and planning studies for the redevelopment of the architectural and urban city through the current investigation on appropriate design methods to provide tools for the preservation, development of the city and for the historical, artistic and environmental architectural works.

The review will thus examine the city, architecture, the works of the masters and their ideas. It will do so with an intentional variety and with the geographic and historic latitude demanded by our contemporary era. This first inaugural volume – comprised of the first two issues of the review – is justly dedicated to the presentation and reconstruction of Ludovico Quaroni’ unbuilt works or those whose genesis is perhaps unfamiliar.

The review offers original contributions to a better understanding of a master to whom we all owe a great deal. This review has brought together an international group of architects and critics that do us honour. Together they form the Scientific Committee, an indispensable tool for evaluating the approach and quality of the review itself. I extend my thanks to them on behalf of the Scientific Society Ludovico Quaroni; their presence is a generous display of faith in our project and the most valuable stimulus to our labours.

This project wishes to involve the younger generations, for whom the review will propose, in the near future, themes of reflection and research. In adhering to them, through a rigorous scientific evaluation, it will possible to offer a contribution to the debate we hold at heart.

The editorial programme is completed by a series of monographic publications: one is L’architettura delle città “Monograph Series”; one is the publications from the UNESCO Chair on “Sustainable Urban Quality and Urban Culture”, of which I have the honour of being the Chairholder and which I have promoted on behalf of the Sapienza University of Rome: L’architettura delle città “UNESCO Series”.

Peer Review Process 

The essays, as well as having passed the scrutiny and approval of the Scientific Committee, are subjected to an evaluation system based on peer review and anonymous (peer review), which takes into account the following criteria: Originality of the work and significance of theme proposed in the architecture and urban design; Scientific relevance in the national and international level; Attention to literature and critical apparatus; Methodological rigor, of language and flow of the text; Uniformity of editorial criteria. Only those papers or essays who receive a comprehensive evaluation corresponding to 4/5 are published. The evaluation forms are preserved in the Office of the Scientific Society Ludovico Quaroni. The referees remain anonymous until the year following the year of publication. Communications, reports, opinions and all the data of the referees are treated and managed by the chairman of the Scientific Society Ludovico Quaroni.

If the work is published in part, or wholly, previously in a language other than English or Italian, authors should declare in the footnotes. In this case, it is up to the Editors’ judgement to proceed with the review process, or to reject the paper as non-original work.

For any questions about the format of a submission or you wish guidance as to whether a subject is appropriate for L'ADC, please write directly to the email address info@societascientificaludovicoquaroni.it.

Ethical guidelines for journal publication (Scopus)

L’ADC is committed to ensuring ethics in publication and quality of articles. Conformance to standards of ethical behavior is therefore expected of all parties involved: Authors, Editors, Reviewers, and the Publisher. In particular, Authors: Authors should present an objective discussion of the significance of research work as well as sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the experiments. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable. Review articles should also be objective, comprehensive, and accurate accounts of the state of the art. The authors should ensure that their work is entirely original works, and if the work and/or words of others have been used, this has been appropriately acknowledged. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. Authors should not submit articles describing essentially the same research to more than one journal. The corresponding author should ensure that there is a full consensus of all co-authors in approving the final version of the paper and its submission for publication.

Editors: Editors should evaluate manuscripts exclusively on the basis of their academic merit. An editor must not use unpublished information in the editor’s own research without the express written consent of the author. Editors should take reasonable responsive measures when ethical complaints have been presented concerning a submitted manuscript or published paper.

Reviewers: Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviews should be conducted objectively, and observations should be formulated clearly with supporting arguments, so that authors can use them for improving the paper. Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

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