Footprint is an academic journal dedicated to publishing architecture and urban research. Architecture and urbanism are the points of departure and the core interests of the journal. From this perspective, the journal encourages the study of architecture and the urban environment as a means of comprehending culture and society, and as a tool for relating them to shifting ideological doctrines and philosophical ideas. The journal promotes the creation and development – or revision - of conceptual frameworks and methods of inquiry. It is engaged in creating a body of critical and reflexive texts with a breadth and depth of thought which would enrich the architecture discipline and produce new knowledge, conceptual methodologies and original understandings.
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.
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Footprint is an open access journal that does not have article submission charges and does not charge authors an article processing charge (APC).
Authors can archive the pre-print and post-print versions of the work they have submitted to Footprint, including the pdf-version of the article (the so-called publisher's version) that is available on this website. Authors are explicitly free to copy and redistribute the work they have submitted in any medium or format and to remix, transform, and build upon the work they have submitted to Footprint for any purpose.
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Editors, authors and publisher adopt the guidelines developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
Footprint is indexed by Scopus, the Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals, the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), and Google Scholar.
Footprint is published by Jap Sam Books.
Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, TU Delft.