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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

General Instructions for Paper Submission

Generally papers should not exceed 3000 words including references, however primary research papers may contain a maximum of 5000 words. Short contributions of 1500 words may also be sent.

All contributions should indicate 4/5 keywords and have an abstract less than 200 words. Manuscripts should be submitted on one side of A4 size paper.

Heading 14 Arial Narrow Bold

Sub-heading 12 Arial Narrow Bold

Body text 10.70 Arial Narrow

Endnote 9 Arial Narrow

1.15 Line spaceing and leaving 25 mm margin space on all sides of the paper.

Referencing should follow the Harvard system ( Author's surname, followed by publication year in the main text; Bibliography in alphabetic order compiled at the end of the paper). Endnotes can be given if desired by putting reference number in the text in 9 point (Arial Narrow) superscript.

For illustration use number consecutively; Figure 1, Figure 2 etc.. in bold (9 point). Compose the page with inllustrations as that of the main text, keeping similar margins. Width of the illutrations should not exceed 150 mm ( width of the column). Preferred width will be 75 or 150 mm. Original illustrations must be provided separately in softcopy (300 dpi and JPEG format).

Submission of a paper to Journal of Architecture will be taken to imply that it presents original unpublished work, not under considerration for publication elsewhere. Authors of all forms of contributions are required to sign a copyright agreement form that will transfer the copyright for their works to the publishers.

Submission of all manuscripts should be in the form of three hard copies and a soft copy in CD (including figures and photographs) with author's name, designation, contact address(es) including e-mail address.

International contributors may submit soft copies in MS-Word format through e-mail.

Editor, Journal of Architecture Department of Architecture

Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology

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