About the ISVS e-journal

ISVS e-journal is the official journal of the International Society for the Study of Vernacular Settlements, which organizes the annual International Seminar on Vernacular Settlements. It publishes papers on history, conservation, visual and performance arts, social geography, environment-behaviour reserach, people-place studies, urban design and planning specifically related to vernacular settlements and all issues related to architecture and buildings in general, twelve times a year since 2023: every month. The papers published in ISVS e-journal are blind peer reviewed by two reviewers before publication. Many of the papers published are direct submissions. The papers published in the ISVS e-journal are original and have not been presented at the ISVS seminars. Papers unrelated to settlements or architecture are not accepted.

Publication Ethics and Malpractices Statement

If you are an author, you should first read the Publication Ethics and Malpractices Statement accessible from the above link and agree to abide by the conditions before your paper can be accepted for publication.If you are invited as a reviewer, you are also required to accept the conditions laid out therein before any papers are accepted for review.

If you need any clarifications, please write to ranjithdayaratne@gmail.com

How to Submit a Paper - Download the Template

If you are an author, you should download the template from here and write your paper in this template. If it has already been done according to another format, copy paste to the template and make sure the specifications in the template are applied. Please format the paper fully with all images embedded. The images should be compressed to document level. High resolution images cannot be published in the e-journal. Send the formatted paper saved as 'ISVSej_11.04.X_yourname' by email to the Editor-in-Chief at editor@ISVShome.com or ranjith.dayaratne@gmail.com. Do not send to both email addresses. Use only one. Please note that the papers are placed in a queue as they are received. Reviews take time: 1 month at least

ISVS as a member of Cossref

We are now a member of Crossref. This means that each paper will have a DOI number, which will ensure that the published papers will be digitally identified and secured to be available forever. This also means that we participate in its activities to promote science. A huge resposibility, but we will contribute to this task positively with your support: our authors who have already published and those who will publish in the future. We welcome you to Crossref to strengthen our scientific products.


General Guidelines

Guidelines for Writing a Literature Review

Instructions for Revising the Papers after Review

Download the Template from Here

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