Presentation

The academic journal Urban Art Bio,issn:2830-9618 Urbanism, Architecture, Territory, Bioclimatic and Biodiversity is an international multidisciplinary journal, with a reading committee, which publishes articles devoted to theoretical and applied research in Urbanism, Architecture, Territory Planning, Geography, Bioclimatic, Biodiversity and Environment, etc., edited by AJPS Publications. It is open to several multidisciplinary themes and welcomes authors from a diversity of disciplines.

The journal focuses particular attention on the practice of urban planning, architecture, geography and environment in Algeria, the Greater Maghreb, Africa and the Middle East, and other countries in the world, and is distributed in electronic version.

Urban Art Bio Academic Journal is published three times a year (May, September, December). Each volume contains three issues, the first issue for architecture and urban planning, the second issue for geography and spatial planning and the third issue for the environment, bioclimatic, and sustainable development.

Articles submitted should include a clear research question or problem, a grounding in the existing literature, an analysis of the results in dialogue with the literature, and a clear discussion of the original contribution of the article to the field of knowledge that the proposed articles focus.

Our international editorial board is composed of members who teach at the most prestigious universities. They are specialised in the following fields, related to :

Architecture, urban planning and urban professions
Earth and Space Sciences
Science and Technology


Research topics

The journal publishes original theoretical or applied research articles related to the following themes and areas

Architecture: landscape design, project management, etc.

Urban planning: Urban project, urban development, renewal, renovation and urban restructuring...etc.

City: urban spaces, public spaces, urban art, actors, etc.

Geography: territory, territorial planning, territorial dynamics...etc.

Environment: sustainable development, biodiversity, bioclimatic...etc.

Our Missions
In order to achieve its mission, Urban Art Bio Academic Journal works to :
- publish high-quality scientific articles reflecting all the current orientations of research in architecture, urbanism, geography and environment;
- promote the publication of scientific articles on Algeria, the Maghreb and the Middle East, without however restricting itself to these countries;
- to stimulate scientific research in these fields by encouraging the expression of new ideas;
- to encourage interdisciplinarity by welcoming authors not only from the fields of architecture, urban planning, geography and the environment but also from other disciplines (sociology, history, economics, etc.) and from the professional world (territorial planning, regional development, etc.);
- to stimulate debate within these fields by publishing scientific articles, essays of an epistemological or methodological nature and critical reviews, but also by disseminating online reports written by our correspondents on the progress of the discipline in their country or elsewhere, in-depth comments on recent works, reports on relevant events in the fields mentioned above, comments on recent cartographic productions, etc.

Vol. 2 No. 3 (2024)

The issue we are proposing is a Varia issue covering a number of topical subjects, with authors from Algeria, Tunisia, Lebanon, France, Canada and Cameroon.

Published: 2024-01-29

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Peer review is a fundamental element of scientific publication and a process that guarantees the validity and quality of scientific literature. It involves the evaluation of research work by experts (peers) in the field concerned, with the aim of assessing its rigor, coherence and contribution to existing knowledge.

Key aspects of peer review :

Assessment

Peer review is an effective tool for evaluating research, facilitating the selection of high-quality articles for publication.

Quality assurance

Through the process of review and suggested revisions, peer review improves the overall quality of the published article, providing the author with valuable information about his or her research.

Integrity

Peer review supports the integrity of research through the rigor of the process itself. If the article is peer-reviewed, it is examined in detail, so that readers can have confidence in the validity and accuracy of the research they are reading.

Networking

The peer-review system also fosters a sense of community, enabling fruitful interaction and networking within the research community.

At Urban Art Bio, we consider the peer-review process crucial to maintaining the credibility and validity of the research we publish. Despite the challenges, peer review remains the widely accepted method for validating research, and we are committed to the highest standards of scholarship. By engaging expert reviewers, we guarantee the rigor and reliability of published work, fostering trust within the scientific community and beyond.
we adopt Double Anonymous Review in our journals

Also known as "double-blind review", the identity of authors and reviewers is kept secret.

Each manuscript submitted to us undergoes a thorough review process by at least two expert reviewers, who may be volunteer reviewers, members of our review committee or suggested by authors at the time of submission. These reviewers play an essential role in assessing the quality of the manuscript and making recommendations on its suitability for publication.

To ensure an effective and efficient review process, we ask reviewers to :

Respond promptly to invitations to review, based on their understanding of and interest in the manuscript title and abstract.

Suggest other reviewers if they should decline the invitation, ensuring that the manuscript always benefits from an expert point of view.

Request an extension, if necessary, to ensure a thorough and complete review report.

Before starting a review, there are several factors to consider:

Schedule: Reviews should be completed within 7 to 10 days. Please contact the publisher immediately if this deadline cannot be met.

Suitability: If there is a conflict of interest or other reasons that might prevent an objective assessment, please inform the journal editor.

Confidentiality: The contents of the manuscript must not be shared without the publisher's permission. If you suspect misconduct, discuss it only with the editor.

Co-revision: If you are considering collaborating on a revision with a colleague or student, please inform the journal editor in advance.