About the Journal



International Journal of Architecture and Urbanism (IJAU) is published thricea year, in March, August and October, by Architecture Department, University of Sumatera Utara (USU), Medan-Indonesia.

International Journal of Architecture and Urbanism (IJAU) is peer-reviewed journal that published article that is concerned with Architectural Theory and Critic, Building Technology, Development Studies, Economic Growth and Development, Heritage and Built Environment, Human and Society, Organization and Management, Physical Environment, Quality of Life, Spatial Change & Geographic Information Technologies, Sustainable Built Environment, Town Planning and Urban Design.

We welcome national and international original research papers and will be free of charge at this moment. The article that is accepted will be reviewed by independent national or international reviewer who are experienced in their field.



Architectural Theory and Critic

  • Crime and Society
  • Culture and Globalization
  • Culture and Society
  • Ethnic Relation
  • History
  • Media Sociology
  • Philosophy

Building Technology

  • Building Maintenance
  • Construction Technology
  • Infrastructure
  • IT in Built Environment
  • Material
  • Sustainable construction
  • Zero Energy Building

Development Studies

  • Demography
  • Gender and Development
  • Project Planning and Management

Economic Growth and Development

  • Corporate Finance and Governance
  • Energy and Environmental Economics
  • Real Estate
  • Sustainable Economic Growth
  • Tourism Economics

Heritage and Built Environment

  • Conservation and Rehabilitation
  • Economics and Finance
  • Impacts of Heritage
  • Law and Policy
  • Management of Heritage Sites

Human and Society

  • Behavioral Psychology
  • Cultural Heritage
  • Globalization and Development
  • Social and Cultural Change
  • Social Psychology
  • Sustainability Studies
  • Urban and Regional Development

Organization and Management

  • Construction Law
  • Construction Management
  • Cost Economics
  • Organizational Performance
  • Project Management

Physical Environment

  • Climate Change
  • Disaster Risk Management
  • Environmental Change (Ecosystems, Rivers, Landscapes, etc)
  • Global Environmental Change
  • Natural Hazards and Disasters Management
  • Natural Resources Management & Natural Heritage Management

Quality of Life

  • Household Behavior and Family Economics
  • Poverty and Inequality
  • Public Health
  • Social Security and Comfort

Spatial Change & Geographic Information Technologies

  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Global Positioning Systems
  • Remote Sensing
  • Spatial Variation, Change and Analysis

Sustainable Built Environment

  • Environmental Planning and Management
  • Green Design
  • Green Technology and Material
  • Innovation
  • Policy and Management
  • Sustainable Construction
  • Sustainable development
  • Universal Design

Town Planning

  • Crime Prevention and Security
  • Housing
  • Human Settlement
  • Landscape
  • Tourism Development
  • Urban and Rural Development

Urban Design

  • Human Oriented Design
  • Liveable Urban Space
  • Pedestrianisation
  • Public Space
  • Urban Corridor
  • Urban Space and Behaviour


Section Policies


√Open Submissions


√Peer Reviewed

Publication Frequency

International Journal of Architecture and Urbanism (IJAU) is published thricea year, in March, August and October, by Architecture Department, University of Sumatera Utara (USU), Medan-Indonesia. It is electronically published via journal website http://talenta.usu.ac.id/ijau

Commencement of publication: November 2017


Peer Review Process

Manuscript submitted to International Journal of Architecture and Urbanism (IJAU) will be evaluated through two review parts. These parts are pre-review and substance review.

The pre-review of the article is aimed at reviewing the conformity of the manuscript with the journal focus and scope as well as the journal style and specific IJAU writing guidelines. Besides, journal editor will check the plagiarism level using Turnitin to ensure this article has not been published. Only original and previously unpublished manuscripts will be considered for review.

After the manuscripts passed the pre-review stage, the manuscript will be reviewed by at least two independent referees who are experts in the related area. This journal uses Single Blind Peer Review Process, where duration of review is 3-10 weeks. The reviewer may request a re-review after the author revises his/her article (if necessary). The return of a reviewed manuscript to the author(s) for revision does not guarantee acceptance of the revised manuscript for publication. The final decision will be based on the comments of reviewers, upon their second review of the revised manuscript.

Journal editor (authorized by Editor in Chief) will decide whether the article will be published or not, based on the recommendations from reviewers. The articles which have been declared accepted will be published before the regular issue is published on schedule, as Article in Press.

Open Access Policy

International Journal of Architecture and Urbanism (IJAU) provide immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.