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Nakhara: Journal of Environmental Design and Planning, 2021


Nakhara: Journal of Environmental Design and Planning (NJEDP) is an open-access, double-blind peer-reviewed journal. Published three issues 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.


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NJEDP change of online submission system on January 15, 2021


NJEDP change of online submission system on January 15, 2021

On January 15, 2021, NJEDP will migrate our online submission system to Editorial Manager (EM) created by Elsevier and Aries Systems. Our announcements and publications will continue on the original website at