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TECHNOLOGY | ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN is a peer-reviewed international journal dedicated to the advancement of scholarship in the field of building technology and its translation, integration, and impact on architecture and design. TAD aims to become an essential source for new knowledge about how we think, make and use technology within the building arts. Published articles feature primary research in emerging materials, construction techniques, design integration, structures, building systems, energy, environmental design, information technology, digital fabrication, sustainability and resiliency, project delivery, the history and theory of technology, and building technology education. Intended for researchers, educators, and practitioners, the journal advances and transforms the current discourse on building-based technologies with the goal of expanding, reimagining and challenging its role for architecture and design.
Moreover, TAD is committed to positioning building technology within a broader range of cultural, ethical and critical contexts to identify how it can and does contribute ‘value’ to architecture and design. It also invites manuscripts that review research and analytical methodologies, and field bibliographies associated with building-based technologies in order to embrace their projective potential as forms of cultural practice.
The journal publishes peer reviewed and non peer reviewed manuscripts in the following categories. The majority of the journal’s content will be comprised of peer reviewed manuscripts. Non-peered reviewed manuscripts are invited by the Editorial Board and include those listed below.
Manuscripts (Research, Creative Design, Critical Theory) (4,000 – 5,000 words)
The journal welcomes manuscripts from researchers, educators and practitioners. A manuscript should:
NON-PEER REVIEWED (all submissions in these categories are solicited by the Editorial Board)
Research Methodologies, Subject/Field Literature Reviews, and Subject Datum Reviews (3000 words)
The solicited manuscripts are meant to:
All manuscripts in this category should communicate findings in a straightforward manner, providing tools and insights for those looking to make new contributions to a field.
Position Statements (1,500 words)
The Editorial Board solicits manuscripts that articulate a particular position or opinion important to the development of any of the journal’s Subject Areas. Submissions are welcome by authors with significant experience in the subject area under consideration. They might offer timely reflections on a particular topic, or question the very structure of established intellectual discourse.
Book, Exhibit, Technology, Building Project, and Software Reviews (1500 words)
The Editorial Board solicits manuscripts that review books, exhibits, technologies, and software in any of the journal’s Subject Areas.
History and Theory of Building Technology
The manuscript’s Research Question and Methodology are important considerations in the evaluation of the quality of the paper.
QUESTION: Authors should state an original thesis question that identifies particular innovations and contributions to a field or fields.
METHOD: Authors can use a variety research methods for articles submitted to TAD, including:
Qualitative Research Methods: non-numeric sources of data and evidence including, but not limited to:
Quantitative Research Methods: numeric sources of data and evidence including; but not limited to:
Case studies, Mixed methodologies, Cross-sectional studies, Longitudinal studies, Experimental Work.
MANUSCRIPT STRUCTURE & SUBMISSION
DIGITAL FILE STRUCTURE
Manuscripts should include:
FILE ONE - Identification
FILE TWO - Main manuscript, including:
Author name(s) or other identifying information such as institutional or professional affiliation shall not appear anywhere else in manuscript or file names.
FILE THREE - Graphics, Tables and Data Sets (a single archive file with all graphics)
Fonts, Margins, and Paper size
Language: Papers are to be submitted using American English.
Manuscripts should be submitted for initial review via email to email@example.com and cc.-ed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Manuscripts are reviewed by the TAD Executive Editor for compatibility with the Journal’s mission and goals. Manuscripts submitted in the Peer-Review Category undergo a double-blind peer review process, wherein neither reviewer nor author are identified to the other. Each paper will be read and evaluated by a minimum of three reviewers with expertise in the related field and subject area.
Reviewers will evaluate, in equal measure:
Review Decisions shall be classified as:
The final decision will be made by the Executive Editor in conjunction with the appropriate Subject Issue Editor for the issue under consideration.
Manuscripts submitted in a Non-Peered Review category are reviewed by the Executive Editor, the Issue Editor, and three additional members of the Editorial Board Members. A majority recommendation to publish is required for these manuscripts.
TAD strives for the highest ethical standards in research. Authors are responsible for:
For all Manuscripts, work must be original and not under review with any other journal.
Approved by TAD Editorial Board, June 16, 2016
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