Rules for publication Journal AUS

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AUS publishes original works in the scope of sustainable architecture and urbanism, which are not simultaneously proposed for publication in any other Journal. Contributions may be in Spanish, German or English, in the modality of articles, essays, works, projects, interviews and books reviews.

Each work sent will be first submitted for assessment of the editorial committee to check accomplishment of the journal editorial line and of formal requirements stated in these instructions. Afterwards, it will be checked, depending on the discipline, by two external peers, who under the modality of double blind will evaluate it and will determine, anonymously, the following: unchanged publication, publication with changes or its rejection. Should any discrepancy arise between both results, the text will be sent to a third referee whose decision will be definitive for its publication or rejection. Authors must consider observations done by the evaluating peers, which may suppose making form or content corrections. Results of the process of academic judgment will not be open to appeal in any case.

The editorial is entitled with the right to edit the text for the purpose of improving its redaction and/or presentation..

The Journal requires authors are authorized to use photography figures and mapping contained in their articles. Revista AUS is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported Creative Commons.


Title. Work denomination.

Author. Indicate name, surname and electronic address of all the authors, titles, institutions they belong to, city and country.

Summary. It must have at most 150 words.

Key words. At most 4 words identifying the topic of the work.


Articles. They may be the result of research or essays.

Research Articles. They are the results of unpublished research, results of research projects or post-grade thesis; they must be a contribution to the discipline inside the scope covered by the Journal.

Essays. They are a synthesis and discussion of present issues arising academic or professional interest, within the Journal scope.

In both cases, the maximal extension will be 3,000 words and it will include images (optionally figures, graphs and/or diagrams)

Works and projects. They are architecture works or projects carried out by architects, of their own creation, either built or not. Both must be the result of an innovative creative process, from a spatial, technological, social or sustainable criterion; thus constituting a contribution to the academic and professional world.

The maximal extension will be 1,000 words, and it will include images and planimetry (optionally figures, graphs and/or diagrams). Furthermore, a technical index card must be included; this index card must indicate the following antecedents: architect(s), collaborators; technical advisors: structural estimates, energy and efficiency estimates, illumination, air-conditioning, location, user, construction, materials, work budget (UF/m2 and US$/m2), land surface, built area, year of the project, year of construction.

Interviews. They must be done to architects, urbanists or other profesionals whose line of research or professional work is in agreement with the editorial line of the Journal. The maximal extension is 2,000 words and images will be included (optionally figures, graphs and/or diagrams).

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Texts. The work must be sent in Word text format (PDF will not be accepted). Titles and subtitles in bold.

Images. They will be sent within the Word file , with their caption (comment) and source (author). If the article is accepted, the author must submit a minimum of 8 digital images at 300 dpi and 200 mm wide (TIFF or JPG format). The author's name or source and the authorization to be published will be included. AUS Journal will not be responsible for the intellectual rights of the Works.

Figures, graphs and diagrams. They will be sent within the Word file , with their caption (comment) and source (author). If the article is accepted, the author must submit them in JPG format, 300 dpi and 200 mm width, black and white and gray shades.

Planimetry. They will be sent within the Word file , with their caption (comment) and source (author). If the article is accepted, the author must submit them in dwg, printing format; they must include Graphics scale, north identification, precincts number and legend. Bounds, notes and excessive details must be eliminated, considering the Journal format.

Unit measurements must be in agreement with the International System (IS). Concerning numbers, decimals must be separated by a comma (,) and the thousand units by points (.). For the texts in English, decimals must be separated by a dot (.) and thousand units by a comma (,). Zero must be used when beginning numbers inferior than a unit.

Quotations and bibliographical references.

Bibliographical references will be indicated in the text by the author or authors surname, followed by the publication year; as follows: (Guarda, 2009). References will be alphabetically ordered at the end of the document and will include the first surname and the initial capital for the name of the author or authors, publication year, the title in italic and complementary information, such as editorial and city, permitting the localization of the document source as follows: (Guarda, G., 2009. Cuatro siglos de evolución urbana Valdivia 1552 – 1910. Editorial Universidad Austral de Chile, Chile). References to Internet documents must include the date when the page was visited and the page address, as follows: Villagra, P., 2010. Paisajes cambiantes: percepción, disturbios naturales y la reconstrucción del paisaje. Consulted on January 10th, 2011. Available at

Documents sending

Works must be uploaded and sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Works sent by ordinary mail must be digitally supported and addressed to Revista AUS, Universidad Austral de Chile, Edificio Ernst Kasper, Campus Isla Teja, Valdivia, Chile.

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