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Author Guidelines

ICONARP implements 4 steps submission policy for authors in the New Submission process.

In the first step (1.Start):

Select "Submission language" as English. Articles written in any other language are not accepted.

Select "Author" in the "Submit as" section.

Tick ​​the boxes for "Copyright Statement" and "Privacy Statement" and click the "Save and Continue" button.

In the second step (2.Upload Submission):

Upload your article as a WORD file. Select the document type as "Article Text". The manuscript must contain orderly title, abstract, keywords, article including tables and figures, acknowledgement / notes (if any), references in ONE SINGLE Word document. It must be typed in double spacing by using Arial font with 12 points. All pages must be numbered sequentially.


The title must include a brief and illuminating title and names, affiliations (department, faculty, university, city and country) and e-mail addresses of all authors, and identify the Corresponding Author.


Abstract must be 300-350 words.  The abstract and the full-text must be in English. The following titles must be given and filled in the abstract in turn: Purpose, Design/Methodology/Approach, Findings, Research Limitations, Social/Practical Implications, Originality/Value. 


The article must have maximum 5 keywords that have been aligned in alphabetical order and have been chosen carefully to ease the searches.


An article must contain minimum 6000 words and maximum 8000 words. Tables and figures must be embedded in their correct places in the article. The headings must be in hierarchic order and numbered sequentially. Authors should avoid using footnotes and endnotes, if unavoidable, labels such as (1), (2) can be used and listed at the end of the page. Also, authors are suggested to control spell checking of the article.


The authors must type acknowledgements or notes (if any) in the article.


The references must follow the APA 7th referencing system. For details of APA 7th Referencing Style Guide, please see: 


Click "Add File" and upload "Cover Letter" in PDF format. Select the document type as "Cover Letter". The Cover Letter must be uploaded to the system at the submission stage as a separate pdf document. The names and signatures of all authors must be in the cover letter. The cover letter must express that the copyright of the manuscript has been transferred to the ICONARP International Journal of Architecture and Planning by the author(s). No part of the publication may be used without the prior written consent of the publisher. All rights of the article belong to ICONARP after it is published. The cover letter must also express that the manuscript has been prepared and confirmed by all authors, it is an unpublished and original work and it has not been submitted to, or is not under the review process of another journal. Information about the article (number of figures, number of tables and number of words) must be stated in the Cover Letter. The Cover Letter must also express "Conflict of Interest", "Financial Disclosure", "Ethics Committee Approval" and "Legal Public / Private Permissions".

Conflict of Interest:

Authors must declare any potential conflict of interest in the research. If there is no conflict of interest, the following statement must be written in the Cover Letter: “No conflict of interest was declared by the authors”.

Financial Disclosure:

Authors must acknowledge where applicable the source(s) of funding and describe the role of sponsors in the research. If a financial support was received from any fund while this article was being produced, it should be stated clearly where this support was obtained. If there is no support, the following statement must be written in the Cover Letter: “The authors declared that this study has received no financial support”.

Ethics Commitee Approval:

If an ethics committee approval was required while this article was being produced, it should be stated clearly. A proof document for Ethics Committee Approval must also be uploaded to the journal system. If there is no ethics committee approval, the following statement should be written in the Cover Letter: “Ethics committee approval was not required for this article”.

Legal Public/Private Permissions:

The following statement must be clearly given in the Cover Letter in the research carried out with qualitative or quantitative approaches that require data collection from participants using survey, interview, focus group interview, observation, and experimental techniques: “In this research, the necessary permissions were obtained from the relevant participants (individuals, institutions and organizations) during the survey, in-depth interview, focus group interview, observation or experiment.”

In addition to these, all authors should indicate their own ORCID iD in the cover letter. Registration for an ORCID iD can be completed from the website

In the third step (3.Enter Metadata):

Enter the title of the article, abstract and author information only in ENGLISH.

In the fourth step (4.Confirmation):

You may go back to review and adjust any of the information you have entered before continuing. If your submission has been uploaded is ready to be sent, click "Finish Submission".


Copyright and Originality

It is the author’s responsibility to obtain written permission from authors and publishers of any previously published material; text, tables, figures, photos, etc.  


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Privacy Statement

Open Access and Transparency

Quality and transparency is at the heart of what ICONARP does. 

ICONARP has strongly adopted the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing set by DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals).

This journal will NEVER:

  • Ask authors to pay a submission fee
  • Ask authors to pay an APC (article processing charge) for OA publication prior to acceptance
  • Publish works in exchange for gifts or money
  • Falsely claim to represent another person or entity
  • Use your data without consent.

This journal will:

  • Ensure your published paper is double-blind peer reviewed
  • Ensure accepted works are published, hosted and made discoverable via the ICONARP OJS platform
  • Assign DOIs to accepted work and preserve the published version of record via digital preservation archiving schemes (LOCKSS)
  • Act in accordance with the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) in dealing with matters of ethical misconduct.


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 field of Architecture, Planning and Design. 

ICONARP supports the definition of ''Open Access'' according to Budapest Open Access Initiative (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.