Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Architecture and Engineering journal is an international peer-reviewed scientific title, which welcomes publication of the outcome of the research conducted by the members of international scientific community. The main topics of the journal are:

  1. Architecture

  2. Civil Engineering

  3. Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

  4. Urban Planning

  5. Surface Transportation Engineering Technology

The journal mission is to make scientific articles available for a wide audience of researchers, engineers and managers in construction and architecture. The journal aims to promote international exchange of new knowledge and recent developments in all aspects of architecture and engineering.

The main objectives of the international scientific journal "Architecture and Engineering" are:

  • information exchange and dissemination of scientific research results and achievements in implementation of these results and other innovations in the field of Architecture and Engineering;

  • expansion of opportunities for indexing of scientific papers in key Russian and international citation bases.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

This journal uses double-blind review, which means that both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process. The authors submit their manuscrift, then the editor remove any identifying information, including author names, from file names and ensure document properties are also anonymized. On average, reviewing lasts about 1 month. The duties and rights of authors and reviewers are set in the ethical standards of the "Architecture and Engineering".


Publication Frequency

The journal is published in an electronic form with periodicity 4 issues per year (March, June, September, December).


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...


Submission rules of preprints and postprints

Prior to acceptance and publication in "Architecture and Engineering", authors may make their submissions available as preprints on personal or public websites.

As part of submission process, authors are required to confirm that the submission has not been previously published, nor has been submitted. After a manuscript has been published in "Architecture and Engineering" we suggest that the link to the article on journal's website is used when the article is shared on personal or public websites.

Glossary (by SHERPA)

Preprint - In the context of Open Access, a preprint is a draft of an academic article or other publication before it has been submitted for peer-review or other quality assurance procedure as part of the publication process. Preprints cover initial and successive drafts of articles, working papers or draft conference papers. Postprint - the final version of an academic article or other publication - after it has been peer-reviewed and revised into its final form by the author. As a general term this covers both the author's final version and the version as published, with formatting and copy-editing changes in place.


Publishing Ethics

Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously, that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in any language, including electronically without the written consent of the copyright-holder. The author accepts our publication ethics and publication rules.

All articles without exception are open-access on the journal website. Article abstracts are transferred to several databases and online libraries. 

All articles submitted to the journal are checked for loans in the online-service Antiplagiat https://spbgasu.antiplagiat.ru/