Aims and scope

Nakhara: Journal of Environmental Design and Planning (NJEDP) is an open-access, double-blind peer-reviewed journal. Published twice a year, NJEDP aims to provide an international forum for exchanging academic perspectives and research outcomes in the multidisciplinary field of environmental design and planning. NJEDP intends to promote dialogue among scholars and practitioners who seek to understand social, cultural, economic, political, and technological aspects of environmental change, particularly in the built environment. Derived from the Sanskrit word nagara, the word nakhara means "city," the cornerstone of which is the built environment. The term was originally adopted to reflect the general scope for the journal that focused on the built environment in the Asian context. 

NJEDP publishes original articles that cover a wide range of topics related to the built environment, spanning the traditional fields of architecture, urban design and planning, landscape architecture, housing development, and community development. The contributions are often multidisciplinary and expand across the arts and design, humanities, social sciences, and environmental science. Although NJEDP’s focus has been on environmental design and planning in the Asian settings, the journal also encourages and receives contributions that present various facets and contexts of environmental design and planning in other parts of the world.  

 

Types of Articles

NJEDP accepts two types of articles: research articles and review articles. A research article presents a full report of outputs from original research, typically including introduction, methodology, findings/results, and discussion/conclusion sections. A review article presents a comprehensive summary of the body of knowledge on a specific topic or issue, providing perspectives on the state of the field and future research directions.  

 

History of the journal

NJEDP started initially in 2005 as a journal dedicated to publishing academic exchanges in the field of oriental design. In 2010, the journal name was changed from Nakhara: Journal of Oriental Design & Planning to Nakhara: Journal of Environmental Design and Planning to reflect the deliberate effort to expand the scope of the journal in response to the rapidly-evolving nature of environmental design and planning.

In 2018, NJEDP increased its publishing frequency from annually to bi-annually. The double-blind, peer-reviewed journal is now published in both hard copy and as an online, open-access e-journal. Our Editorial Board consists of outstanding researchers in the field of environmental design and planning from around the world.

The journal has been included in the Thai Journal Citation Index (TCI) since 2013 and the ASEAN Citation Index (ACI) since 2015.  As NJEDP is an open-access journal, no publication fee is charged once the submissions are accepted.

 

ISSN: 2672–9016 (print) and 2651–2416 (online)

Language: English

Issues per year: 2 (January-June, July-December)

CAll for paper : Nakhara Journal Vol.19/2020 June-December

2020-01-14

Nakhara: Journal of Environmental Design and Planning, Volume 19 (2020) Jun. - Dec.
Call for Papers

Nakhara: Journal of Environmental Design and Planning (NJEDP) is an open-access, double-blind peer-reviewed journal. Published twice a year, NJEDP aims to provide an international forum for exchanging academic perspectives and research outcomes in the multidisciplinary field of environmental design and planning. NJEDP intends to promote dialogues among scholars and practitioners who seek to understand social, cultural, economic, political, and technological aspects of environmental change, particularly in the built environment. Derived from the Sanskrit word nagara, the word nakhara means "city," the cornerstone of which is the built environment. The term was originally adopted to reflect the general scope for the journal that focused on the built environment in the Asian context. 

NJEDP publishes original articles that cover a wide range of topics related to the built environment, spanning the traditional fields of architecture, urban design and planning, landscape architecture, housing development, and community development. The contributions are often multidisciplinary and expand across the arts and design, humanities, social sciences, and environmental science. Although NJEDP’s focus has been on environmental design and planning in the Asian settings, the journal also encourages and receives contributions that present various facets and contexts of environmental design and planning in other parts of the world.

NJEDP accepts two types of articles: research articles and review articles. A research article presents a full report of outputs from original research, typically including introduction, methodology, findings/results, and discussion/conclusion sections. A review article presents a comprehensive summary of the body of knowledge on a specific topic or issue, providing perspectives on the state of the field and future research directions.

Manuscript Deadline: June, 2020

First enquiry to: jnakhara@chula.ac.th

More information and submission guidelines:

Website: https://www.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/nakhara

Schedule:

Publication: December, 2020

 

Nakhara: Journal of Environmental Design and Planning (NJEDP) has been accepted for inclusion in Scopus

2019-11-08

We are pleased to announce that Nakhara: Journal of Environmental Design and Planning (NJEDP) has been accepted for inclusion in the Scopus abstract and citation database. The NJEDP editorial team would like to express sincere gratitude to the Scopus local board, Thai-Journal Citation Index (TCI) Center, and the TCI-TRF-Scopus Collaboration Project for their continued support to improve our journal quality. From 2020 onwards, articles published in NJEDP will be indexed in Scopus, ASEAN Citation Index, Thai-Journal Citation Index, and Google Scholar.

Vol. 17 (2019): July - December

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