About the Journal
Prostor: a scholarly journal of architecture and urban planning publishes primarily scientific papers in the field of architecture and urbanism including papers from other scientific disciplines if they thematically fall within its scope. It is an open-access peer-reviewed scientific journal published since 1993. Journal publishes new numbers 2 times per year in printed and electronic versions. Journal accepts only previously unpublished papers that cannot be simultaneously offered in the same form to another publisher.
The journal publishes articles in English. Exceptionally, at the request of the author it may be published a title, keywords and a summary written in Croatian to support the preservation and development of national languages in architecture.
Access to the full text of published articles is available throughout downloadable Adobe PDF files. The authors of published articles bear full responsibility for the content of their papers and viewpoints of the authors presented in published papers are not necessary shared by Journal's editorial board.
In 2020, a total of 27 articles have been published.
Aims and Scopes
PROSTOR aims to serve as a communication medium for all concerned with scientific, technical, and spatial problems dealing dominantly with architecture and urbanism as well as cultural studies, environmental studies, human geography and urban studies, interdisciplinary research in humanities, and interdisciplinary studies in the sociology.
PROSTOR covers the following scope of research:
- architectural/building engineering
- urban planning
- art history
- the philosophy, art, and science of architecture designing
- green buildings
- energy and buildings
- building physics
- building materials
- building construction
- building structures
- construction management
- building/facility management
- the linkages and interactions between the architecture/urban planning and archaeology, ethnology, anthropology, sociology, geography, geodesy, and forestry
- the linkages and interactions between the built environment and ecology, natural resources, climate, local communities, public policy, and economic development.
Original Scientific Paper
The original scientific paper contains theoretical and practical results of the fundamental or applied research; it presents the original scientific research results for the first time; It is an integral and in-depth presentation of an entirely completed research or its completed phases which are not expected to yield some further important results; the research can be repeated and its results tested.
The preliminary communication is the first short article describing scientific research results which, due to their topical interest, should be published rapidly; it contains one or more new research information without an integral overview of the topic; it is primarily published in order to secure copyright in the name of the author for his partial research results; it does not provide the conditions for repeated research or testing its results.
Scientific Subject Review
The scientific subject review presents an integral overview of an area or a problem with a critical review or assessment; it is based on some earlier published results but also contains new analyses and syntheses, new relationships and/or new hypotheses for further research; the cited literature should be comprehensive enough to provide insight into the researched area; its systematicity, evaluation, commentaries, conclusions and presentations of someone else's or one's own research results give it a clear instructional purpose.
Book review presents international and Croatian publications issued within the last two years. These short papers by esteemed authors are not peer-reviewed or categorized. Papers must be pre-approved by the journal's book review editor.
Conference review presents international and Croatian conferences issued within the last two years. These short papers by esteemed authors are not peer-reviewed or categorized. Papers must be pre-approved by the editor in chief.
Review of Doctoral Dissertation
Review of Doctoral Dissertation defended in the current year should be equipped with the title, mentor and committee in charge. These short papers by PhD authors are not peer-reviewed or categorized. Papers must be pre-approved by the journal's book review editor.
The content of the journal is fully open accessed. Publishing open access means that your article will be free to access online immediately on publication, increasing the visibility, readership, and impact of your research. Anyone is allowed to read, download, copy, redistribute, print, search and link to material, and alter, transform, or build upon the material, or use them for any other lawful purpose as long as they attribute the source in an appropriate manner according to the CC BY licence.
Auhor/s retain unrestricted copyright and all publishing rights of any published article in PROSTOR. Author/s grant the journal PROSTOR the permission to publish the article and to identify itself as the original publisher. Author/s grant the journal PROSTOR the commercial right to publish a printed version of the journal and to sell it to libraries and natural persons. Author/s grant the third person free use of the published article only if its original author can be identified including the citations belonging to this author/s.
Peer Review and Ethics
Prostor is committed to peer-review integrity and upholding the highest standards of review. Once your paper has been assessed for suitability by the editor, it will then be double-blind peer-reviewed by independent, anonymous expert referees.
Each manuscript is reviewed by at least two independent experts in the field. They are responsible for their scientific evaluation and recommendation about the publication of the article. The review process is conducted anonymously, i.e. the identity of the reviewers remains unknown to the authors and the identity of the authors is never disclosed to the reviewers. Any selected reviewer who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible, should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.
The papers published in PROSTOR can be deposited and self-archived in the institutional and thematic repositories providing the link to the journal's web pages and HRČAK.
Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sport (annual support for scientific journals, 2018->backward)
Author fees and subscriptions
Depending on whether you want to publish the manuscript in a winter or summer issue, it is preferable to submit the manuscript by the 1st September or 1st March of the current year.