Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

"DISEGNARECON” is an international, on-line, diamond 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, must register on the journal system.

SUBMISSION ABSTRACT: The Editor in Chief, the Deputy Editor, and Journal Manager, in collaboration with the Issue's Editor(s) check the proposals to assess coherence and suitability to the journal scope and specific issue's call, and accept or decline the abstract; to evaluate the abstracts, they may use external reviewers. Authors of selected papers will be asked to submit the full text of the contribution to start the process of double blind peer review.

DOUBLE BLIND PEER REVIEW PROCESS: The articles' full texts are subjected to a double blind peer review process and valued by two or more qualified reviewer, with the aim of reaching a 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 originality, methodological rogour, and quality of the paper. Once the contribution has been approved in its final version, it will be put in the calendar of publications, taking into account the editorial plan of the journal.

Editorials, prefaces, presentations, afterwords, and interviews are reviewed by the Editor-in-Chief, Deputy Editor, and Journal Manager.

Authors must submit contributions that have not been previously published  in other journals, nor in any other form of communication. 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).

In particular, you are free to:

Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms

Under the following terms:
Attribution — You must give appropriate credit , provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made . You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
NonCommercial — You may not use the material for commercial purposes .
NoDerivatives — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you may not distribute the modified material.
No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.

Pay attention: The works must be properly attributed to its author(s) and the publisher source cited. It is not necessary to ask further permissions to the journal board, although you are requested to kindly inform the journal board for every reuse of the papers.

Authors who publish on this journal maintain the copyrights.



The journal content is archived with a long-term service by the University of L'Aquila (The Publisher) on its institutonal server


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 articles that are subject to a double blind peer-review process by qualified reviewers. 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 Editor-in-Chief is responsible for publishing the articles submitted to the journal, in accordance with the editorial line and legal provisions in respect of defamation, copyright infringement and plagiarism.

The Editor in Chief, supported by the Deputy Editor, is responsable of the scientific line of the journal.

The Journal Manager is in charge of the management of the journal and supports the Editor-in-Chief and the Deputy Editor in the journal governance.

The Editor-in-Chief, the Deputy Editor and the Journal Manager review the editorials and contribution not subjected to double blind peer review, such as Editorials, Afterwords, Forewords, Interviews. After the double plind peer review of the Articles, they check the camera ready papers before the publication to assure that they are in line with any reviewers comments and with the editorial guideline .  

The Editorial Board supports the Editor in chief, the Deputy Editor and the Journal Manager in the 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 Editor-in-Chief in defining the cultural line of the journal. The Scientific Committee oversees the ethical aspects and practices of the journal. The Scientific Committee is called upon to express its opinion in cases of plagiarism, conduct in conflict with the journal's policies, complaints, notes or letters to the editor. The Scientific Committee is reviewed every three years.

The Editor in Chief, the Deputy Editor, and the Journal Manager have the responsibility to ensure the review process.

The Editor-in-Chief, the Deputy Editor, the Journal Manager, the Editor(s) of the single issue, the Editorial Board, the Reviewers are required to evaluate the authors and the manuscripts as far as they are concerned, exclusively for their scientific content, without distinction of race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnic origin, citizenship, scientific, academic or political orientation of the authors.

The Editor in Chief, the Journal Manager, the Editorial Board, and the Editor(s) of the single issue, 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, the Deputy Editor, the Journal Manager, the Editorial Board, by the Editor(s) of the single issue, or by the reviewers, without the written consent of the author(s).

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 are clearly identified on the journal site.



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 issue 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 Editor in chief or the Deputy Editor.

The reviews have 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. 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 /  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. A note about the correction will be reported as additional file to the published paper.

The author(s), submitting the full paper for the double blind peer review process, accepts that the papers, if will be accepted for publication, will be to publish according the "Open Access Policy" of the journal. 



The authors ensure that the submitted work is entirely original. If the authors use the work and/or words of others, they assure that they have been appropriately cited or quoted. All forms of plagiarism and incorrect or omitted citation constitute unacceptable unethical behavior. Changes will be requested from the author or the paper will be withdrawn from publication; in any case the corrected will be reviewed again to decide whether to publish it. Any change in an already published paper will be declared in an additional accompaining file.



In the event of a post-publication debate with possible changes and corrections to already published articles or their withdrawal, it will be reported as an additional file to the published paper, or as declaration published in its place. In case of disputes, the competent court will be that of L'Aquila.



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 mandatory 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 journal 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".