Call for Papers
Tekton invites research papers, essays, interviews or book reviews in the areas of architecture, urban design and planning, history and heritage, technology, ecology, theory and criticism, visual design, pedagogy, practice or any other relevant subject pertaining to built environment.
Academics and practitioners are invited to share their critical engagements in respective research, pedagogical or professional practices. Research scholars are invited to contribute papers on their ongoing or completed Ph.D. work. Students pursuing bachelors or masters degree are encouraged to re-structure their research in the form of an academic paper or a critical essay.
All contributions will be vetted for plagiarism, critically assessed and peer reviewed before being accepted for publication. The review shall be conducted by experts of repute and will follow the double blind process.
The contributors are requested to confirm to the following guidelines:
- The work should be original, previously unpublished and credited to include all co-authors. It should contribute towards furthering existing knowledge or creating new knowledge of significance.
- The authors should possess copyright of the images and drawings or acknowledge the sources with their permission. References to published works should be properly cited. All ideas and texts used directly or paraphrased should be credited to original authors with citations. Plagiarism in any form should be strictly avoided.
- The research papers shall be between 3000 and 7000 words, with a clear structure indicative of objectives, research questions, methodology, findings, conclusion or discussion and references.
- The essays shall be between 1500 and 2500 words that carry viewpoints, opinions or critical discourse. These can follow a structure that is suitable for the given subject and include notes and references as applicable.
- The book reviews shall be between 600 and 750 words, and should include the image of the cover page and complete bibliographic information of the book.
- Proposals for conducting interviews should be sent with the profiles of the interviewee and interviewer with a brief abstract outlining relevance and content.
- Each contribution should include an abstract of up to 200 words, keywords between 4 to 8 words, body of the text, numbered list of figures with captions, end-notes for additional information (if any) and finally a list of references (except in book reviews). It should also include a short biography and photograph of the author(s).
- Please adopt the style-sheet as given.
Contributors are requested to adopt the following style-sheet for their manuscript:
A4 size, portrait with normal margins (2.54 cm), page numbering at bottom right
The first page should contain the following information:
- Title of the paper
- Name(s) of author(s) with their title, designation and affiliation
- Contact details to include: e-mail and postal address, telephone number
- Brief biography: max. 80 words or max. 150 words combined for two or more authors.
- Undertaking (download format) with digital signature
The main paper should start from the second page of the document. It should not reveal the identity of the author(s). The text of the paper/ essay should adopt the following format:
Title of Paper Times New Roman 16 Bold
Abstract and key words Times New Roman 12 at single spacing
Headings Times New Roman 14 Bold (not to be numbered)
Body of the text Times New Roman 12 at one and a half spacing, ranged left and not justified.
List of Figures with captions Times New Roman 12 at single spacing
Notes These should be provided as numbered endnotes linked to superscript numbers in the text using the ‘endnote’ feature in MS WORD. Endnotes to be numbered in Arabic numerals (1,2,3…)
References All sources should be cited using in- text citations and listed as references in alphabetical order following the APA style. It is advised to use the ‘References’ feature in MS WORD for inserting the citations and references.
Format for References
The references should be listed following the APA style as indicated below:
For authored books
Jencks, Charles (1982). Modern Movements in Architecture. New York: Penguin Books.
For edited books
Smith, K. (Ed.). (2012). Introducing Architectural Theory: Debating a Discipline. New york: Rutledge.
For book chapter
Relph, E. (2012). Place and Placelessness. In K. Smith (Ed.), Introducing Architectural Theory: Debating a Discipline (pp. 373-386). New York: Rutledge.
For journal article
Stephens, S. (2003). Rosenthal Centre for Contemporary Art, Ohio. Architectural Record. 191(8), 86-93
For online source
Tschumi, B. (1981). The Manhattan Transcript, 1976-1981. Retrieved April 13, 2013, from http://www.tschumi.com/projects/18/#
The in-text citation
Should follow the (author, date) format for citing sources, and (author, date, page no.) format for quotations or when citing from a specific part of a source.
For more detailed guidance on referencing style, the following resource may be consulted
Format for Figures
Photographs and line drawings should be suitable for black and white printing in jpeg or tiff format with resolution of minimum 300 dpi. They should be attached separately bearing clear numbering and the listing of the same with captions to be provided at the bottom of the text of the paper. Their intended position to be indicated in the text, for example, (fig. 1 here)
How to Send
Please submit your contribution as Microsoft Word attachment (.doc or .docx) with file name as first author’s full name to
Using the following e-mail subject line
Submission Tekton [author name]
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