About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Project Baikal is a journal that focuses on architecture, urbanism, design, heritage and landscape. The journal publishes the works at the intersection of architecture, sociology and history. Contributing authors are prominent architects from Russia's Asian-Pacific region, leading experts and scholars from Europe and around the world.

Project Baikal is distributed among architects and urbanists who perform scientific research and practice, among the administration of the Russian Academy of Architecture and Construction Sciences, universities, governmental, business, architectural and construction organizations of Irkutsk, Eastern Siberia, Siberian Federal District, among regional organizations of the Union of Architects of Russia and several foreign branches of the International Union of Architects.

Project Baikal is also sent to prominent individuals both in Russia and abroad and is sold in retail.

Size: А4

Full-color

Publication frequency: quarterly (2 single issues, 1 double issue)

Number of pages: 140-180

Section Policies

Editorial material

An article that gives the opinions of a person, group, or organization. Includes editorials, interviews, commentary, and discussions between individuals, post-paper discussions, round table symposia and workshops.

News items

News, current events, and recent developments.

Book review

A critical appraisal of a book (often reflecting a reviewer's personal opinion or recommendation) that evaluates such aspects as organization and writing style, possible market appeal, and cultural, political, or literary significance.

Items about an individual

A review of the work(s) of a celebrated person in research, architecture, urban planning, design and/or art.

Reprint

An article that was previously published.

Short articles

A brief review of original education, research, architecture, urban planning, design and/or art. The length of contributions in this section is typically one or two pages.

Articles

A complete report on original education, research, architecture, urban planning, design and/or art. An article typically stretching multiple pages.

Articles (before 2013)

A complete report on original research and/or design, typically stretching multiple pages, published before 2013 when peer-review was not yet implemented.

Short reviews

A renewed study of research, architecture, urban planning, design and/or art previously studied, published or built. Includes review articles and surveys of previously published research, architecture, urban planning, design and/or art. It may also include written accounts of site visits, study trips or city walks as a means to develop an understanding of built architectural and urban design. Reviews come typically without abstact. The length of the short review is typically one or two pages. In the case of an extensive use of images the length can be longer.

Reviews

A renewed study of research, architecture, urban planning, design and/or art previously studied, published or built. Includes review articles and surveys of previously published research, architecture, urban planning, design and/or art. It may also include written accounts of site visits, study trips or city walks as a means to develop an understanding of built architectural and urban design. Reviews come typically without abstact.

Peer Review Process

Project Baikal publishes Editorial material, News items, Short surveys, Articles, Book reviews, Items About Individuals, Reviews, occasionally also Reprints. Contributions to all these sections are reviewed by the Editor-in-Chief to ensure that the material fits the scope of Project Baikal, and that the contributions are relevant and meet the journal's quality standards.

From 2013 on Project Baikal peer-reviews to the contributions that are submitted to its 'Articles' section, in addition to the standard editorial review. The contributions in the 'Articles' sections are listed as peer-reviewed from 2013 on. Contributions to Articles prior to 2013 are listed as non-refereed.

Open Access Policy

Project Baikal is a RoMEO green journal.

All articles published in project baikal are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0). You are free to use the work but... you have to attribute (refer to) the work in the manner that is specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work). The easiest way to refer to an article in project baikal is to use the ARTICLE TOOL that you'll find alongside each article in the right sidebar: How to cite this item.

Authors can self-archive pre-print, post-print and publisher's versions of their work.

Project Baikal has no article processing charges (APCs), and doesn't ask for article submission charges.

Certificate

The magazine is registered by the East-Siberian Office of the Federal Service for the Monitoring of Compliance with Legislation in the Sphere of Mass Communications and the Protection of Cultural Heritage. Certificate ПИ №ФС13-0180 as of November 16, 2007.

ISSN

ISSN 2309-3072 (Online)

ISSN 2307-4485 (Print)

Indexing

  • Google Scholar
  • Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals
  • Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Ulrichsweb
  • Open Archives

Metadata

Project Baikal grants you the right to publish the metadata relating to the journal, it's issues and articles under the terms of the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication (CC0). This means that all metadata provided by Project Baikal can be re-used by third parties without any restrictions.

[All issues and articles published by Project Baikal are distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Public License(CC BY 4.0.) This means you can download and share, but you need to give appropriate credit to the authors and the journal. Please use the 'how to cite item' tool that you find on each article page.]

Publication ethics

Editors, authors and publisher adopt the guidelines, codes to conduct and best practices developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).