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Focus and Scope

The aim of the FARU Journal and FARU Conference Proceedings is to open up a platform to discourse theoretical or empirical studies through discussions, debate across disciplines under the main theme ‘Dimensions of Space’. The FARU publications discuss fundamental and applied research on ‘space’ and different dimensions of it within the discipline of Built Environment, Town and Country Planning, Building Economics and Design.

FARU interprets ‘space’ as ‘research space’ that support a wide range original research on methodological and technical approaches including experimental, observational, monitoring and management studies and, policy analysis related to the environmental performance of the built environment ranging from cities, communities, buildings, building systems, building science, urban physics, and human interaction.

FARU Journal is a double-blind review journal held annually since 2009 as part of the FARU Annual Conference bearing ISSN 2012-6301. FARU Journal was revamped in 2020, published with only the high ranked papers among those selected for the FARU Conference. The final decision on the selection of the paper to the FARU Journal is a collective decision by the Editor-in-Chief, Associate Editors, and the peer reviewer comments. It is indexed in Sri Lanka Journals Online(SLJOL). All papers hold a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) and can be accessed via the FARU website and SLJOL.

Publication Frequency

The journal is published annually.

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. There is no embargo on the journal’s publications. Submission and acceptance dates, along with publication dates, are made available on the PDF format for each paper.

Archiving Policy

This journal is available for LOCKSS harvesting, 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. See LOCKSS harvesting start page.

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