Rules and evaluation
RULES AND EVALUATION.
Contributions submitted to AUS Journal cannot be simultaneously submitted for their publication in a different journal.
Each work submitted will be first assessed by the Editorial Committee to ensure that it follows the journal’s editorial focus and complies with the relevant rules.
Subsequently and based on its field, the article will be sent to two external peer reviewers who, under the double-blind system, will assess it and determine whether it can be published without any modifications, published with modifications or rejected. Should there be discrepancies between both reviewers, the work will be sent to a third-party arbitrator whose decision shall define its publication or rejection. If approved with modifications, the authors shall consider the remarks made by the reviewers upon revising the articles. Without exceptions, the outcomes of the academic assessment process will not be subject to appeals.
The Journal reserves the right to edit the article in order to improve its style and writing. The author will receive a PDF copy of the laid out work, for approval. At this point, he/she can make comments to the final text.
AUS Journal requires authors to be the owners and have the copyright of all materials submitted for assessment (article, assay, work, project or interview), including photographs, tables, figures and surveying submitted with the work. The journal assumes no responsibility whatsoever for copyright issues.
AUS Journal is under an Attribution-Non-Commercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported Licenses by Creative Commons.
Articles and assays should have a basic structure, beginning with a brief title, brief information about the author(s) (academic degree, name and one or two last names (if both last names are preferred, they should be linked with a hyphen), email, professional degree and awarding institution, current institution, city and country), an abstract of a maximum of 150 words and four key words to identify the work’s topic. Maximum word count is 3,500 for research articles; 3,000 for assays; 1,000 for other works and projects and; 2,500 for interviews.
All contributions shall be submitted in MSWord with at least six low resolution images. If accepted, images shall be sent separately. Photographs shall come in 250dpi, 10x15cm, in jpeg or tiff format. Surveying shall come in a .dwg file (printing format), including graphic scale, North indicator, and precinct’s number and legend, removing levels, notes and excessive drawing details.
Works and projects shall also include a technical file containing the following background information: architect(s); collaborators; technical advisors: structural calculations, efficiency calculation, energy, illumination, acclimatization, location, principal, construction, material(s), work budget (UF/sq.mt. and US$/sq. mt.), land surface area, built surface area, project year, construction year.
Both quotes and references shall follow the Chicago Style Manual.