Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

"DISEGNARECON” is an international, on-line, free and open access and blind peer reviewed scientific journal focused on researches and case studies in the fields of architecture and cultural heritage, representation and communication. It invites submissions on these topics and promotes discussion and debate between scholars from Engineering and Architecture Schools. The journal is published by the University of L’Aquila (Italy)


Section Policies


The section includes articles proposed by the Editors or by the Scientific Committee.

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed


In this section are published scientific articles on the themes proposed in the "call for papers" of the specific number.

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


In this section are published texts proposed by the Editors or by the Scientific Committee.

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed


In this section are published texts proposed by the Editors or by the Scientific Committee.

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed


Papers not in line with the topics proposed for the current issue's call for papers, but that present interesting aspects in relation to the Journal focuses and aims

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


This section presents interviews focused on the topics of the specific issues' call.

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Archives and Museums

Papers aiming to present descriptions and reflections on Archives and Museum, also focusing on specific issues such as interpretation and presentation, metadata and paradata, people's participation, web interaction, etc.

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


This section presents abstracts selected by the Editorial Team

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

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Interviews with eminent personalities in the journal's fields

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

"DISEGNARECON” accepts proposals for scientific contributions. Contributions have to focus on issues of concern to the journal. The authors who wish to propose a contribution and start a submission with peer review, must register on the journal system.

SUBMISSION ABSTRACT: The Director, Editor in Chief, and the Editorial Team, in collaboration with the Issue's Editor(s) check the proposals to assess coherence and suitability to the journal issue, and accept or decline abstract. Selected authors will be asked to send the full text of the contribution to start the process of double blind peer review.

DOUBLE BLIND PEER REVIEW PROCESS: The full text are subjected to a Double Blind peer review process and valued by two or more reviewer, with the aim of reaching a collective decision on the publication or underline the appropriate changes to the contribution. Peer reviewers evaluate the scientific and thematic coherence of the proposed contribution, interest in the subject matter and the quality of the paper. Once the contribution has been approved in its final version, it will be put in the calendar of publications and published at the earliest opportunity, taking into account the editorial plan of the magazine.

Editorials, prefaces, presentations, afterwords, and interviews are reviewed by the Editorial Team.

Authors must submit contributions that have not been published previously in other journals, nor in any other form of communication. DISEGNARECON consider articles published elsewhere as long as the authors assume full responsibility for the copyright terms, relieving DISEGNARECON any burden on it.


Publication Frequency

The journal is published twice a year.


Open Access Policy

DISEGNARECON 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.

DISEGNARECON is published under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives Licence 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0).

This license allows anyone to download, reuse, re-print, modify, distribute and/or copy the final version of the papers. The works must be properly attributed to its author(s). It is not necessary to ask further permissions both to author(s) or journal board, although you are kindly requested to inform the Journal Board for every reuse of the papers.

Authors who publish on this journal maintain the copyrights.




Indexing and abstracting

Elsevier Scopus


Wos Claritivate Analytics - Emerging Sources Citation Index

web of science - WOS

Scimago -Journal Ranks


DOAJ - Directory of Open Access Journals



BASE - Bielefield Academic Search Engine

Google Scholar - Web search engine that indexes the full text or metadata of scholarly literature

JURN - Academic Search Engine




Publication ethics and publication malpractice

DISEGNARECON is a non-commercial scientific journal, based on OJS standards. The journal publishes on-line articles that are subject to a clear double blind peer-review process. The Ethics Code adopted by the journal refers to the Principles of Transparency and Good Practices defined by DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals) and COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics).



The Editorial Director is responsible for publishing the articles submitted to the journal, in accordance with his editorial approach and legal provisions in respect of defamation, copyright infringement and plagiarism.

The Editor in Chief is responsable of the scientific line of the issues.

The Editorial Team supports the Editor in chief in the scientific and editorial management of the journal.

The Scientific Committee is composed by well-known personalities in the research areas of interest of the journal. The Scientific Committee assists the Director in defining the cultural line of the journal but does not play an editorial role and does not participate in the Editorial board. The Scientific Committee is reviewed every three years.

The Editor in chief and the Journal Manager have the responsibility to ensure the review process.

The Editorial Director, the Editor in chief, the Editors of the single issues and the Editorial Team are required to evaluate the authors and manuscripts, as far as they are concerned, exclusively for their scientific content, without distinction of race, sex, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnic origin, citizenship, scientific, academic or political orientation of the authors.

The Editor in Chief, the Journal Manager, the editors of the single volumes, and the Editorial Team are required to not disclose any information about the manuscripts received to any subject other than the authors and, as far as they are concerned, to reviewers.

The unpublished material contained in the manuscripts submitted to the Journal cannot be used by the Editor in chief, by the Editorial Team , by the Editors of the single volumes, by the Journal manager, or by the reviewers, without the written consent of the author.

The process of reviewing of any eventual Supplements or Special Numbers is the same as used for ordinary volumes. Journal sections that are not subject to review procedures will be clearly identified.



A selected reviewer who doesn’t feel qualified to review an article or who is prevented to make a quick review, will have to ask to the editors of the single volume or to the Editorial Board to be exonerated from the review process.

Each received article to be submitted to the review process, will be treated as a confidential document and - as such - should not be shown or discussed with others, with the exception of the subjects authorized by the Editors.

The reviews hace to be carried out in an objective way, and the reviewers 'communications should be clear and reasoned.

If the reviewers notice the existence of published works not mentioned by the authors, they have to report it to the Editors.

Information or ideas obtained through the review process have to be kept confidential and not used for personal gain. Furthermore, the reviewers do not have to review articles that may be subject to conflicts of interest arising from competition, collaboration, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies or institutions associated with the article.



The authors undertake to submit to the journal contributions that have not been previously published in other scientific journals. Furthermore, the authors warrant that the published articles and images are not subject to copyright. The quotations of sources and of others' works is under the responsibility of the authors.

The proposed contributions have to contain precise quotations of the sources, reference materials, works and / or other author's words. The fraudulent or deliberately inaccurate statements by the authors represent inappropriate and unacceptable behaviors. The author undertakes, under his own responsibility, to obtain the disclaimer for the images covered by copyright and to provide, if necessary, a written disclaimer to the Editor in chief of the journal.

The author relieves the journal from any culpability in case of a controversy. If necessary, authors can be required to provide rough data in relation to the editorial review of an article, and they should be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable period of time after the publication.

The co-author's qualification should be guaranteed and limited to anyone who has made a significant contribution to the ideation, execution or interpretation of the elements that constitute each submitted article. If there were other people who have participated in significant but not substantial aspects of the research project, they have to be cited as collaborators of the research. The reference author have to ensure that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the article and have accepted its submission for publication.

If an author discovers any inaccuracies or any significant errors in his published article, he must quickly notify it to the journal's Editor in chief and collaborate with him for the necessary correction.



The authors should ensure that the submitted work is entirely original and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others, that these have been appropriately cited or quoted. All forms of plagiarism constitute unacceptable unethical behavior.


Article and Submissions Processing Charges

DISEGNARECON does not ask charges for articles and submissions processing (diamond open access)


Privacy Policy

Personal data on DISEGNARECON server are uploaded by the user when he/she subscrive on the journal system. Personal data are private and they are not transferred to third parties. Personal data are not processed.
 The only personal data required to register on the systema are: name, surname, email. The personal data of the users are stored on the server until the magazine  works. At any time the user can update / modify his/her personal data. The user can request the cancellation of his/her personal data at any time. The frequency for receiving emails from DISEGNARECN is no preselected.

The authors of accepted papers accept to publish the contents according the "Open Access Policy".