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ACSA Call for Reviewers

April 30, 2019

Updated Application Deadline: June 25, 2019

ACSA is restructuring the Annual Meeting and implementing changes that better support the needs of architecture faculty and enhance architectural education and research. With these updates, ACSA aims to create a more inclusive, transparent, and impactful event that elevates, addresses, and disseminates knowledge on pressing concerns in society through the agency of architecture and allied disciplines. 

ACSA is seeking qualified architecture faculty and practitioners to serve as peer reviewers. This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of ACSA and contribute to architectural research. Peer reviewers are essential to the integrity of ACSA’s review process and we greatly appreciate your interest.

Desired Qualifications

  • Record of peer-review conference presentation or publication;
  • Current teaching position in architecture or affiliated field; OR 
  • Experience with architectural research outside of academia

ACSA’s Annual Meeting Committee will review all submissions for qualifications. All submitters will receive a response about their status.

Responsibilities

  • Review ten to twelve 500-word abstracts (this may vary based on submission numbers) and provide ratings and comments;
  • Work with ACSA staff to maintain the blind review process;
  • Opportunity to participate, as a Reviewer, in the second stage of the peer review process by reading and rating full papers.

If you would like to be considered to serve as a reviewer, please apply here. The deadline is June 25, 2019.


PEER-REVIEW PROCESS
The ACSA Annual Meeting Review Committee oversees the peer-review process, which includes matching reviewer’s expertise with that of the submission. Authors will select 2 topics as well as three ranked keywords,based on ACSA’s research areas used in the Index of Scholarship, to their submission, in order to facilitate the matching process. 

Topics: Building Science & Technology, Design, Digital Technology, Ecology, Health, History, Theory, Criticism, Pedagogy, Practice, Society + Community, and Urbanism. HERE is link to the Call for Submissions, which include topic descriptions.

All submissions will receive a two-stage peer-review process, with abstracts (for papers and projects) submitted first and then, for authors whose abstracts are accepted, full papers or projects second. Both stages will feature double-blind peer review by at least three reviewers and provide constructive comments that advance the effort and improve the review experience for both reviewers and reviewees.

Final acceptance of the full paper or full project translates to presentation at the conference and inclusion in the Proceedings. Sessions will be composed of both papers and projects, when possible, allowing for both scholarly and applied research to mutually demonstrate impact.

Two-stage Peer Review Process 
Stage 1: Abstracts for papers and projects

  • Abstract submissions for papers and projects include up to 500-word abstracts and up to 5 images. Omit all author names and any other identifying information. Abstract must be written in English.
  • Authors will receive a double-blind review by at least three reviewers and comments for further development for possible full paper and/or project.
  • Following acceptance, authors are asked to submit the full paper/project, responding to reviewers’ comments, for consideration in the conference.

 

Stage 2: Papers and Projects

  • Full papers should be no longer than 4,000 words, excluding the abstract and endnotes, and may contain up to 5 images. Omit all author names and any other identifying information. Must be written in English.
  • Full projects should include no more than 10 images and may contain up to 1000 words, excluding the abstract and endnotes. Omit all author names and any other identifying information. Must be written in English.
  • Authors will receive a double-blind review by at least three reviewers and comments for further development for possible presentation and publication. 
  • Following acceptance, authors will finalize the full paper or full project addressing reviewers’ comments and required formatting for presentation at the Annual Meeting the subsequent publication.

 

To preview the review form, please click here: ABSTRACT and PAPER/PROJECT.

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