The Journal of Architectural Education Best Article Award was instituted in 1995. Currently, two awards are given annually. The first award recognizes the best Scholarship of Design article and the second award acknowledges the best Design as Scholarship article for the preceding academic year. All peer- reviewed content published in the journal is eligible. Nominations shall be solicited from the JAE Editorial Board and recommended to the ACSA board for approval, for each year’s awards.
JAE Best Article Award: Scholarship of Design
General Criterion: To recognize outstanding peer-reviewed scholarship of design essays in the Journal of Architectural Education.
Specific Criteria: This award will recognize scholarship that is clearly written, well researched, and well crafted. Essays should be grounded in relevant discourse, offer an original position, and be supported by appropriate visual and textual secondary sources.
JAE Best Article Award: Design as Scholarship
General Criterion: To recognize outstanding peer-reviewed design as scholarship essays in the Journal of Architectural Education.
Specific Criteria: This award will recognize scholarship that is reflective, well written, and well crafted. Essays should be grounded in relevant discourse, offer an original proposal, and provocative graphic argument.
About the JAE
The Journal of Architectural Education (JAE) has been the primary venue for research and commentary on architectural education since it was founded in 1947. In 1982 the JAE established a blind-peer-review process, making it the oldest continuing operating journal of its kind. The JAE is published by the Association of Collegiate School of Architecture (ACSA) through Taylor and Francis. The types of articles the journal publishes include: Scholarship of Design, Design as Scholarship, Op Arch, Translations, Transactions, Interviews, and several form of review, from buildings + projects to books and symposia.
Faculty members at ACSA full-member and candidate-member programs, affiliate members, and supporting members, receive print copies of the journal as part of their membership and is available online through a live link from the ACSA home page. Subscribers may access issues directly. Libraries, individuals, and organizations interested in subscribing may do so through Taylor and Francis.
A member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), the JAE endorses its “Best Practices”, as do its publishers. By submitting one’s work for review and publication, all authors attest to, and agree to abide by, the COPE code of ethical conduct.
Long a quarterly publication, commencing in autumn, 2009, the JAE transitioned to a biannual schedule (October and March), while increasing the number of pages it publishes yearly. This change is designed to better serve our international community of teachers, researchers, and administrators, daily confronted with an ever-expanding field of digital and print publications. Producing two larger issues per academic year (which coincide with the ACSA’s regional and national annual conferences), is intended to increase the journal’s visibility and usefulness by publishing more, less often. Moreover, the JAE is working to increase publishing opportunities and expanded services to our academic and professional community of design professionals through a substantially expanded web-based platform.
The Journal of Architectural Education is the flagship publication of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture.
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