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  Guidelines for Contributors INPLANNING
All manuscript submissions to ARCPLAN should be sent as a PDF attachment to the following email address: arcplan@khotout.org

Open Access:

ARCPLAN is published on In-planning: Aesop digital platform inplanning.eu, as a no-fee open access e-journal. There is no fee for authors to publish with ARCPLAN, as well as no fee to access, read and download all content included.

Copyright:

By submission of manuscripts, the contributors declare that this is their original work, has not been previously published (for example, as a conference paper in published conference proceedings), and that it has not been submitted to another publisher.
The contributors are responsible to provide all written copyright permissions as necessary. The manuscript cannot be published without these permissions. These permissions should cover, and all credit to copyright owners should be acknowledged:
  • Quotations larger than 400 words.
  • Use of photographs, figures and other illustrations
  • Reproduction of any materials from galleries, photographic library, institutions, etc.
  • Use and Reproduction of music.

The original source of any adapted material should be clearly acknowledged: source, author, date and publisher.

Review Process:

ARCPLAN is a bilingual, peer-reviewed journal. To ensure the quality of our publication, all submissions are sent to two or more referees, from both regional and international backgrounds. The first submission should include main manuscript in authors’ preferred language, and extended summary in the second language. This review process takes up to three-month, and the manuscripts may be subject to further revisions before acceptance. These revisions should be returned as soon as possible; usually up to 3 - 5 month is allowed.
At this stage, the author should provide two manuscripts, in Arabic and English. If these revisions are returned later than three months, the manuscripts are considered as a new submission and subject to a new review process. The editors maintain the right to accept/ subject to revisions/ reject a submission, based on the refereeing process.


Manuscripts Submission

All manuscript submissions to ARCPLAN should be sent as an attachment to the following email address: arcplan@khotout.org  

Please submit one main manuscript in authors’ preferred language, and extended summary in the second language. The manuscript should be double-spaced; Use font: New Times Roman, size: 12 points; pages should be numbered consecutively. Both manuscripts should be proof edited before submission.   

Following the review process, the author(s) should provide two separate manuscripts, one in English and one in Arabic.

All submissions, both Arabic and English manuscripts, should follow ARCPLAN guidelines and house style; see below.

Cover Letter:

Please attach a cover letter on a separate page that includes:

  • The title of the article
  • The name of contributor(s) and affiliation
  • The phone, email, and postal address of all authors
  • A short bio of all authors (approx. 250 words)
  • Acknowledgment to any source of funding, copyright, etc.  
  • Arabic abstract: 150-200 words
  • English abstract: 150-200 words
  • Up to 6 Keywords

Articles and Essays:

Article Manuscript in English: 4000-6000 words
Essay Manuscript in English: 3000-4000 words
Extended article/ essay summary in second Language: 1000 words

A submission should include:

  • A cover letter: Title, contributor name(s), affiliations, short bio, contact, abstracts and 6 keywords
  • Main manuscript in preferred language: main text, references, and appendices
  • Extended summary in second language
  • List of Figure and captions: labeled, consecutively numbered with clear location in main text
  • List of Tables and Captions: labeled, consecutively numbered with clear location in main text
  • All illustrations clearly labeled (JPG, or PDF)

Final submission should involve two main manuscripts, Arabic and English.

Book and PhD Reviews:

Review Manuscript: 1000-1200 words

A submission should include:

  • A cover letter: Title, contributor name(s), affiliations, short bio, contact, abstracts and 6 keywords
  • A Header: Title of Book/ PhD. Author/ editor/ translator. Place of Publication: Publisher/ University. Publication year. No. of pages. ISBN. Price: Hardcover/ paperback/ e-book
  • Arabic manuscript
  • English manuscript
  • Book/ PhD Cover photo: colour; 300dpi; 210*297 mm
  • A scan of the quotations included in the review; the entire page, page number included

Media Documentary:

Short Films: Video format: 3:4 or 16:9; time: 30-180 seconds
Photos: size 210*297 mm; 300 dpi for colour, 600 dpi for grey scale, and 1200 dpi for line drawing
Poster: size 297*420 mm; 300 dpi for colour, 600 dpi for grey scale, and 1200 dpi for line drawing

A submission should include:

  • A cover letter: Title, contributor name(s), affiliations, short bio, and contact,
  • Arabic Description (150-300 words)
  • English Description (150-300 words)
  • Media documents: video, poster, photo(s)
ARCPLAN House Style

Both Arabic and English manuscript submissions should follow ARCPLAN guidelines and house style. 

Language:
This is a bi-lingual journal; manuscripts should be submitted in both Arabic (standard) and English (UK or US spelling).  Use a clear readable language; you should avoid, the use of colloquialism, special dialectics, as well as any jargon. Technical terms and abbreviations should be defined when first used. Also, use plurals pronouns, they or their instead of s/he or he/she.

Figures and Tables:
All tables and figures should be numbered consecutively, and submitted separately from the manuscripts on a separate page; list of tables and list of figures. All tables and figures should have a short descriptive caption, and their location clearly indicated in the manuscript.

All photographs, line diagrams and illustrations should be referred to as Figures. They should be sent in JPG or PDF format, A4 size; 300 dpi for figures, and 1200 for line art.

References:
All references and citations should follow Harvard Style.

In text Citations:

Single author (Abdallah, 2015, p. xx), (Abdallah, 2015; Hassan 2010) or Abdallah (2015, p. xx)
Two authors: (Abdallah and Amin, 2015) or Abdallah and Amin (2015)
Three or more authors: (first author surname et al.), (Abdallah et al. 2015) or Abdallah et al. (2015)

References:

References should be listed in alphabetic order. You should not refer to bibliographical references that are not cited in your manuscript.

Journal Article
Abaza, M. 2001. Shopping Malls, Consumer Culture and the Reshaping of Public Space in Egypt. Theory, culture and Society 18, pp. 97-122.

Book
Said, E. W. 2003. Orientalism. London: Penguin.

Book Chapter
Abaza, M. 2006. Egyptianizing the American Dream: Nasr City's shopping malls, public order, and the privatized military, in Singerman, D. and Amar, P. eds. Cairo Cosmopolitan: Politics, Culture, And Urban Space in the New Globalized Middle East. 1st ed. Cairo: New York: AUC Press, pp. 193-221.

Conference paper
Iscandar, M. 2006. A Future for Old Cairo. In: Approaching Architecture: Taming Urbanism in the Decades of Transformation: Proceedings of the 3rd ArchCairo Conference. 24-26 February 2004. Cairo: Cairo University-Faculty of Engineering Press, pp. 305- 334

Unpublished Thesis
Salheen, M. 2001 A Comprehensive Analysis of Pedestrian Environments: the case of Cairo city center. PhD thesis, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh College of Art.

Report
Aga Khan Trust for Culture. 2005. The Azhar Park Project in Cairo and the Conservation and Revitalization of Darb al-Ahmar, Project Brief. Geneva: Aga Khan Trust for Culture. Available at: http://www.akdn.org/aktc_hcp_alazhar.asp [Accessed: 25 January 2016]. 

Newspaper Article
Salama, V. 2004. Rooftop Escape. Al-Ahram Weekly, 09 September 2004. Available at http://www.masress.com/en/ahramweekly/19381 [Accessed: 25 January 2016]

Web page
Pickens S. 2015. Inauguration of the Ayyubid Wall and Tarabay al-Sherif Complex Projects in Cairo [Online]. Available at: http://www.akdn.org/Content/1343 [Accessed 02 February 2016]

Contact Us
Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or comments regarding these guidelines. We look forward to receive your manuscript. arcplan@khotout.org

 

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