Enquiry 2016 Edition: Call for Articles

Vol 13, No 1 (2016)

Submission deadline

July 3, 2016

Submission process

Online (authors must register with journal website)

Enquiry: The ARCC Journal of Architectural Research would like to extend a Call for Articles for the 2016 edition of the journal. Enquiry is indexed by the Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals, Worldcat, OAIster, and Google Scholar. Enquiry is a member of the Open Archive Initiative (OAI) and archived by the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and LOCKSS.

Call for Articles

Rather than limited to a single disciplinary concern or theme, editions of Enquiry are focused on modality of research in architecture and allied fields. These modalities encompass contributive, speculative and intensive areas of studies.

[producing a knowledge base] Contributive research is qualified by employing established protocols for data collection internal to the architectural discipline. Research methodologies, outcomes and instruments should be explicitly stated, as well as potential methodological alternatives, stressing the contribution and expansion on relevant existing research.

[how to work from a knowledge base] Speculative research leverages an existing knowledge base (history, economics, building sciences, sociology, etc.) to project its significance to current architectural design and education. Such work is required to identify the competing theoretical and historic frameworks and argue the validity of what is proposed compared to actual situations, either discursive of physical.

[how is a knowledge base constructed] Intensive research should identify particular mechanisms, institutions, and conditions that form contemporary architectural research. It is primarily the study of research structures including funding sources and values, dissemination venues, teaching and practice relationship and a sustained and critical inquiry on the apparatus that supports architectural research.

In all architectural research is qualified not just by the accuracy of its findings, but also the consequence of its findings. However, to speculate effectively, with conviction and evidence, requires a space where methodology, evidence, and speculation can be presented and discussed in a credible arena. Enquiry would like to offer the academic community in architecture that arena.


Potential authors need to register at the Journal’s website in order to submit an article for consideration ( http://www.arcc-journal.org/index.php/arccjournal/user/register ).

Articles should be written in English and be between 4000 and 9000 words. They should include an abstract and keywords located before the introduction. The authors’ names should not appear anywhere on the titlepage or manuscript as the journal is double-blind peered reviewed. Files should be in .doc, .docx or .rtf fomats. Total file size should not exceed 2mb in size. Images may be embedded in files submitted for review, but they should be at screen resolution. Otherwise, images may be uploaded as supplementary material if they are located for placement in the main text. Full submission guidelines can be found at http://www.arcc-journal.org/index.php/arccjournal/information/authors.