Docomomo Journal now Open Source / Submission

Following the limitations caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic that closed libraries, bookstores, schools, universities and learning spaces all overs the world, Docomomo International endeavored to transform Docomomo Journal into open source, making all its contents available to readers. Therefore its website has been restructured.

Since open source is one of the requirements demanded by the most demanding and effective scientific indexing systems – SCOPUS and Web of Science -, Docomomo International took the time to complete the necessary conditions for indexing, such as the creation of DOIs (digital object identifier) ​​for all published content.

It is intended, therefore, to submit the application of the Docomomo Journal to SCOPUS and the Web of Science, and inherently to Google Scholar, so that the results of the research carried out by Docomomo International have a greater reach, are integrated in the most modern digital systems research, and can contribute to scientific development more effectively.

By this Docomomo Journal passes to be available not only as printed but also as online open source version.

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Docomomo Journal is the open-access, international, peer-reviewed journal of Docomomo International that, since 1990, has provided a twice-yearly summary of recent and original research on the documentation and conservation of Modern Movement buildings, sites and neighbourhoods.

Since its creation in 1988, Docomomo International has experienced rapid growth, establishing itself as a major player in the broader field of architectural culture. By virtue of its inclusive, pluralist and interdisciplinary nature, Docomomo Journal acts as an exchange platform that brings together architects, town-planners, landscape architects, engineers, historians and sociologists. Broad in scope, Docomomo Journal welcomes theoretical, historical, technical and critical contributions that support its comprehensive coverage of the Modern Movement, encompassing landscape, urbanism, architecture, engineering, technology, design, education and theory.

In its exploration of the Modern Movement Docomomo Journal takes a broad view, in chronological and geographical terms, and encourages the participation of authors from around the world (with contributions from more than 90 countries and 5 continents, to date) on subjects ranging from adaptive (re)use, new findings on built work, and contemporary methods of conservation technology, to new ideas for a sustainable built environment in the future.

Providing a link between theory and practice, Docomomo Journal is committed to creating a body of critical knowledge with a range and depth of thought that will enrich the architectural discipline and its practice.


Editor in chief 

Ana Tostões
Técnico – University of Lisbon, Portugal

Editorial Board

Hubert-Jan Henket
Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands (Emeritus)
Bierman Henket Architecten, The Netherlands

Ivan Blasi
European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award, Fundació Mies van der Rohe, Spain

Louise Noelle Gras
National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico

Scott Robertson
Robertson & Hindmarsh Architects, Australia

Zara Ferreira
Técnico – University of Lisbon, Portugal

Advisory Board

Anthony Vidler
Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture – The Cooper Union, United States of America

Barry Bergdoll
Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation – Columbia University, United States of America

Hilde Heynen
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

Jean-Louis Cohen
The Institute of Fine Arts – New York University, United States of America

Michelangelo Sabatino
College of Architecture – Illinois Institute of Technology, United States of America

Sarah Whiting
Harvard University Graduate School of Design, United States of America

Tom Avermaete
Swizz Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland

Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani
Swizz Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland (Emeritus)

Wilfried Wang
School of Architecture – University of Texas at Austin, United States of America

Scientific Board

Andrey Rosenthal Schlee
Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism – University of Brasilia, Brazil

Bárbara dos Santos Coutinho
Técnico – University of Lisbon, Portugal
MUDE – Design and Fashion Museum, Portugal

Bénédicte Gandini
Le Corbusier Foundation, France

Christian Raabe
Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule – Aachen University, Germany

Daniel Lohmann
Technische Hochschule Köln – University of Applied Sciences in Cologne, Germany

Daniela Arnaut
Técnico – University of Lisbon, Portugal

David Fixler
Harvard University Graduate School of Design, United States of America

Eui-Sung Yi
Southern California Institute of Architecture, United States of America
The Now Institute – University of California of Los Angeles, United States of America
Morphosis Architects, United States of America

Franz Graf
Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio, Switzerland
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

Giulia Marino
Faculty of Architecture, Architectural Engineering and Urban Planning – Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

Gonçalo Canto Moniz
Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the University of Coimbra, Portugal

Henrieta Moravčíková
Faculty of Architecture of the Slovak University of Technology, Slovakia
History Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovakia

Horacio Torrent
School of Architecture – Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Chile

Hubert-Jan Henket
Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands (Emeritus)
Bierman Henket Architecten, The Netherlands

Johannes Widodo
National University of Singapore, Singapore (Emeritus)
mAAN, modern Asian Architecture Network
Tun Tan Cheng Lock Centre for Asian Architectural and Urban Heritage in Melaka, Malaysia

João Belo Rodeia
Autónoma University of Lisbon, Portugal

Josep Maria Montaner
Barcelona School of Architecture – Polytechnic University of Catalunya, Spain

Kyo Takenouchi
Japan Society of Civil Engineers, Japan

Louise Noelle Gras
National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico

Michel Melenhorst
Technische Hochschule Ostwestfalen – Lippe University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Germany

Michel Richard
Le Corbusier Foundation, France

Norbert Hanenberg
Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen – University of Applied Sciences in Gießen, Germany

Ola Wedebrunn
Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, Denmark
Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, Norway

Pedro Guedes
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology, University of Queensland, Australia

Setiadi Sopandi
Universitas Pelita Harapan, Indonesia
Indra Tata Adilaras, Indonesia

Shin Muramatsu
Institute of Industrial Science – The University of Tokyo, Japan (Emeritus)
mAAN, modern Asian Architecture Network
YʼAvant-Garde Architecture Society, Japan

Susana Lobo
Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the University of Coimbra, Portugal

Sylvia Ficher
Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism – University of Brasilia, Brazil (Emeritus)

Theodore Prudon
Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation – Columbia University, United States of America

Yoshiyuki Yamana
Faculty of Science and Technology – Tokyo University of Science, Japan

Zaida Muxi Martínez
Barcelona School of Architecture – Polytechnic University of Catalunya, Spain

Zara Ferreira
Técnico – University of Lisbon, Portugal

Coordination and production

Beatriz Agostinho
Ivan Blasi
Joana Coutinho
Sílvio Alves
Zara Ferreira

English language editors

John Elliot
Laura Phelps
Matthew Salt
Sandra Vaz Costa
Scott Robertson

Editorial Assistant Team

Cristina Alonso
Joana Coutinho
Joana Gouveia Alves
José Pedro Cardoso
Laura Phelps
Mafalda Pacheco
Miguel Roque
Zara Ferreira


Andreia Gonçalves
Beatriz Agostinho
Joana Coutinho
Joana Gouveia Alves
Mafalda Pacheco
Sandra Vaz Costa
Sílvio Alves


Ana Catarina Antunes
Andrea Ferreira
Andreia Gonçalves
Ayoung Shin
Beatriz Olmo
Carolina Chaves
Catarina Andrade
Catarina Cid
Catarina Teles Gouveia
Filipa Pedroso
Hendrik Clemente Kersten
Jimena Fung
Joana Nunes
João Lucas Domingos
José Pedro Cardoso
Julie Conradi
Leandro Arez
Luísa Fernandes
Lydia Dunton
Maria Eduarda Neumann
Maria Rocha Pinto
Marta Pargana
Minodora Toma
Natalia Petkova
Piotr Tomaszewski
Raúl Martinez
Régis Dumoulin
Sara Saraiva
Tiago Alves Miranda
Yunlong Yu


Docomomo Journal provides open access to its content, to encourage its dissemination, promote research and endorse the global exchange of knowledge.


Docomomo Journal publishes contents by invitation and is open to free submissions.
Since 2010, Docomomo Journal is edited with a specific theme by issue, elected by the editorial board, with the approval of Docomomo International community.  Scientific board members, leading experts on the theme of the issue, are invited to collaborate with the editorial board in the selection of authors and contents.
The manuscripts received are subjected to the following peer review process.
If you wish to submit contents to the journal, please check the submission guidelines.

Peer review process

The manuscripts received are assessed, in the first instance, by the Docomomo Journal editorial assistant team.
The editorial assistant team verify if the manuscripts follow the formal guidelines required for authors.
Manuscripts are sent to the editorial board, and to the scientific board members to analyse their relevance to the journal’s fields of knowledge and the theme of the issue in question. Both the editorial board and the scientific board members are entitled to decide on the rejection or acceptance of manuscripts, and to suggest major or minor changes to them. In the event of a disagreement between reviewers, the editorial board decides whether or not to request additional revisions.
The reviewers’ assessments will judge the significance of the manuscript, its contribution to knowledge in the field of study, the originality of the work, the validity of the discourse, the critical judgment, and the use of an appropriate bibliography, making recommendations for improvement, if necessary.
Authors will receive a detailed and reasoned response, which includes the redrafted contents of the original manuscripts, with specific instructions for modifications. In this process, the evaluations of the different reviewers are made blind.
When authors are asked to make modifications to manuscripts, they will be given 1 month to complete them. Authors must send a new version, identifying the changes made, and following the requirements and suggestions made by the reviewers. The editorial committee will then verify the validity of the modifications made by the authors.
The editorial board and the scientific board are composed of leading experts in the field, a practice from which both the journal and the contributors can benefit.

Reviewers’ Guidelines

Reviewers must have no conflicts of interest. Reviewers are asked to notify the editor-in-chief if there is any reason preventing them from carrying out an anonymous, independent and fair assessment of the submitted manuscripts.
Reviewed manuscripts must be treated confidentially prior to their publication. Reviewers are requested not to disclose the contents of manuscripts they are asked to review to third parties. Manuscripts sent for revision are private documents that cannot be disclosed before publication.
Reviewer assessments are treated confidentially. Reviewer evaluations and suggestions for improvement will be sent to the authors, without revealing the reviewer’s identity. Reviewers are asked to indicate if any of their comments are addressed exclusively to the editorial board and not to the author.

Publication Ethics and Statement od Good Practice

For all parties involved in the act of publishing Docomomo Journal (the editor(s), the reviewers, the author(s), and the publisher), it is necessary to agree upon standards of ethical behaviour. The ethics statements for Docomomo Journal are based on the policies of Elsevier and the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) Code of Conduct guidelines available at:
Download the Publication Ethics and Statement of Good Practice of Docomomo Journal.


Docomomo Journal is indexed in the following databases:
Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals
EBSCO – Art & Architecture Complete
EBSCO – Art & Architecture Source
Electronic Journals Library
European Reference Index for the Humanities and the Social Sciences
Polish Scholarly Bibliography
British Architectural Library Catalogue (RIBA)
Scientific indexing Services
Index Islamicus

If Docomomo Journal is not indexed in a database of your preference, please let us know by emailing or, alternatively, you may request the indexing process directly with the database services.


Docomomo Journal receives its main funding from Docomomo International. Docomomo International is a non-profit organization that maintains its activity through membership fees and the fundamental support of the Municipality of Lisbon and Técnico – University of Lisbon, since 2014, and from the Fundació Mies van der Rohe, from 2010 to 2013.

Additionally, for the production of specific issues, Docomomo Journal has received occasional support from institutions such as The University of California, Los Angeles (USA), The Now Institute (USA), Fondation Le Corbusier (France), Foundation for Science and Technology (Portugal), Interface (Germany), the Mies van der Rohe society (Illinois Institute of Technology), The Getty Conservation Institute (USA), University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design (PennDesign) (USA) and the ERASMUS+ Programme of the European Union.


Title: Docomomo Journal
Publisher: Docomomo International
City: Lisboa (2014-2021), Barcelona (2010-2013)
Frequency: biannual publication
ISSN: 1380/3204
Legal deposit: 380259/14, (Barcelona:30664/10)
Year founded: 1990
Print run: 1500 copies

Each issue is sent to several libraries of architecture worldwide, members and partners of Docomomo: Alvar Aalto Villa Kokkonen (Finland), ArchitekturzentrumWien (Austria), Bauhaus Center Tel Aviv (Israel), Canadian Centre for Architecture (Canada), Cité de l’architecture & du Patrimoine/Architecture and Heritage City (France), Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian/Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (Portugal), Fundació Mies van der Rohe/Mies van der Rohe Foundation (Spain), Modern Asian Architecture Network (mAAN) (Asia), Union internationale des Architectes/ International Union of Architects (France), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), The Getty Conservation Institute (USA), Iconic Houses, Bauhaus Dessau Foundation (Germany), Royal Institute of British Architects (UK), World Monuments Fund, etc. Check the full list of institutional members and partners.


Docomomo International
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University of Lisbon
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1049-001 Lisboa

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