Standards of Publication A + C Magazine, Architecture and Culture



A + C publishes original work in the field of architecture and culture. The text cannot be simultaneously proposed for publication in another journal. Contributions may be in the form of articles, essays, and projects, to be published in Spanish, English, French, Italian and / or Portuguese.


Each entry received will be subject to relevance assessment by the editorial board in respect of the editorial line of the magazine. And will be revised, according to the disciplinary field, by two peer reviewers who, under the double-blind method, will evaluate and determine: publication with no objections, comments or rejection. In case of discrepancy between the two results, the text will be sent to a third arbitrator whose decision will define its publication or rejection. Authors should consider the comments of peer reviewers in conducting both formal and content corrections. The results of the process of academic opinion will be final in all cases.


The magazine reserves the right to edit the text, in order to enhance its appearance.


Journal A + C require the authors to have authorization for photographs, illustrations and mapping content in your article. No Internet images will be accepted.



The articles published by A + C must be the result of investigations or essays, and contain a state of the art of the specific topic discussed.


Research articles: They are the product of scientific and technological research, research projects and graduate theses, as a contribution to the discipline within the area covered by the Journal and which have not been published yet.


Essays: They are a synthesis and discussion of current topics of academic or professional interest in the field covered by the journal.


In both cases must have a cumulative maximum of 8,000 words, including images, figures, graphs, diagrams and bibliography.


The general structure of articles and essays is:

Title. Title of work.

Author. Indicate full name, email, title, institution to which it belongs, city and country of all authors.

Summary. It should contain a maximum of 200 words.

Keywords. A maximum of 4 words that identify the topic of work.








Texts are received in Spanish, English, Portuguese and French.  When articles are written in Spanish, the title, abstract and keywords must also be in English. When articles are written in English, the title, abstract and keywords must also in Spanish. When articles are written in a language other than Spanish or English, the title, abstract and keywords must also be in Spanish and English.


Works and projects. Applies to construction or architecture projects developed by architects, self-authorship, whether built or not. Both must be the product of an innovative creative process, from a spatial, technology, sustainability approach, with a strong social and cultural derivation. The maximum length for the text is 2,000 words; including images and mapping (optionally figures, graphs and / or diagrams). In addition, it should include a technical file containing the following background: Architect(s); collaborators; Technical advisers: structural design, energy efficiency calculation, lighting and air conditioning design, location, principal, construction, materiality(s), budget of the work (UF/m2 and U.S.$/m2), land area, building area, year of the project, year of construction.


Styles and Formatting:

Texts. Work should be submitted in Word text format (no work will be accepted in PDF format).

Source. It will be used Arial 11 in all text, single spaced. Titles in Arial 14 and subtitles in Arial 11 both in bold. The highlight words or phrases, idioms, foreign words, neologisms, are written in italics. Any underscores are not incorporated.

Footnotes page. When absolutely necessary, footnotes page will be proposed through the automatic numbering.

Images. They must be within the Word file, with their caption (comment) and source (author). If the article is accepted, the author must send all digital images at 300 dpi and 200 mm wide (JPG or TIFF formats) in gray scale. The author must send a signed authorization for publication, since

A + C is not responsible for the intellectual rights of these.

Figures, charts and diagrams. They must be within the Word file, with their caption (comment) and source (author). If the article is accepted, the author must send in JPG format at 300 dpi and 200 mm wide, in gray scale.

Planimetry. They must be within the Word file, with their caption (comment) and source (author). If the article is accepted, the author must send in DWG format, print format, including graphic scale, north indication, number and legend enclosures. Eliminate dimensions, notes and excessive detail from drawing, considering the format of the magazine.


The measurement units shall be limited to the International System (SI). In the numerical notation, decimal should be separated by comma (,) and thousands by dot (.). In English texts, decimal should be separated by point and thousands by comma. Use zero to the beginning of numbers less than a unit.


Quotations and references.

Citations of text are written in quotes. The reference to the text is then written and in parentheses following the international format APA, ie: name of author followed by the year of publication and, where appropriate, the page number, i.e. (Remy, 1992: 58). References should be ordered in the bibliography in alphabetical order by author, at the end of the document. For books, include the last name and initials or names of all authors, year of publication, title in italics and additional information such as city and publisher, which helps to locate the source of the document in question, i.e.:. Remy, J. and L. Voye, (1992). La ville, vers une nouvelle definition. Paris: L’Harmattan. For other types of publication (journal articles, official documents, gray literature, theses, internet references, etc.), see the APA Guide.


To send your documents

Papers should be sent to the email:

Works sent by mail should come on digital media, directed to:

Revista A+C, Arquitectura y Cultura, Escuela de Arquitectura, Universidad de Santiago de Chile, Alameda 3677, Comuna Estación Central, Santiago, Chile.



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