Focus and Scope

Journal of Islamic Architecture (JIA) is a scientific publication for research in Islamic architecture studies. JIA is published twice a year in June and December since June 2010 by Department of Architecture, Universitas Islam Negeri Maulana Malik Ibrahim Malang. One volume of JIA is published in the two-year calendar.

This journal publishes articles that cover textual and fieldwork studies with various perspectives of Islamic Architecture including:

  • Architectural design
  • Mosque architecture
  • Art and culture
  • History of Architecture
  • Theory of Architecture
  • Architectural Education 
  • Environmental architecture
  • Building Science
  • Urban design
  • Landscape
  • and many more related to Islamic archIslamice



Section Policies


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Editorial Information

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Peer Review Process

Paper submitted in the Journal of Islamic Architecture will be reviewed by some expert of Islamic Architecture from several universities in different countries (double-blind review). It will take for about a month to conduct the review. Every paper submitted will be scanned for plagiarism before it is sent to the reviewer.

To be published in this Journal, a paper should meet general criteria:

  • The paper submitted in the journal must be original, unpublished work, and not under consideration for publication elsewhere.
  • Provides strong evidence for its conclusions.
  • Should be a research result or literature studies in Islamic Architecture field
  • Ideally, interesting to researchers in Islamic Architecture field and other related disciplines

In general, to be acceptable, a paper should represent an advance in understanding likely to influence thinking in the field. There should be a discernible reason why the work deserves the visibility of publication in a Journal of Islamic Architecture rather than the best of the specialist journals.

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Publication Frequency

Journal of Islamic Architecture is published twice a year, in June and Desember. One volume of this Journal is published in two years calendar.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

All articles published Open Access will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download.  We are continuously working with our author communities to select the best choice of license options, currently being defined for this journal as follows:
• Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike (CC-BY-SA)



This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...