Architectural Science Review (ASR)

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Founded at the University of Sydney in 1958 by Professor Henry Cowan to promote continued professional development, Architectural Science Review presents a balanced collection of papers on a wide range of topics. From its first issue over 50 years ago, the journal documents professional interest in environmental issues grounded in the science of heat, light, and sound, contributing to this extensive field of knowledge by seeking papers from a broad geographical area.

The journal is supported by an international editorial advisory board of the leading international academics and its reputation has increased globally with individual and institutional subscribers and contributors from around the world. As a result, Architectural Science Review continues to be recognised as not only one of the first, but the leading journal devoted to architectural science, technology and the built environment. The journal’s reputation was substantiated in 2010 by our achievement of an ‘A’ level ranking in the ‘Excellence in Research for Australia’ (ERA) review.

From the time of its founding, ASR has published original research papers and extensive book reviews in all areas of architectural science including Acoustics, Digital Architecture, Environmental Design, Lighting, Structural Engineering, and Sustainability. Since 2006, we have also published invited review papers, shorter research notes, abstracts of PhD dissertations and theses, and letters to the editor, and occasional special issues on topics of central importance to the field. ASR continues to encourage submissions from early career researchers and it is indeed rewarding to see many publish their first scientific papers in the pages of ASR.

Recent News

  • ASR achieves "A" ranking in ERA review
    I am pleased to announce that Architectural Science Review has achieved ‘A’ level ranking in the ‘Excellence in Research for Australia’ (ERA) review conducted by the Australian Research Council. This is a significant achievement largely attributed to the work of the Editorial team and the Editorial Board over the last few years.

  • Increasing ASR's indexing with Thomson ISI
    To increase the Architectural Science Review’s indexing capacity through links with Thomson ISI, it is essential that there is strong support from the Editorial Board and readership. I therefore kindly ask that all members of the readership complete the form available on the Web (link below), it should only take a few minutes.

  • Interested in creating ASR's next Special Edition?
    Special editions are published by ASR periodically on topics of special interest, usually one per year. Readers who wish to create a Special Edition can contact the Editor-in-Chief using the Special Edition template provided. We are still to confirm the next Special Edition for 2013.