ENQ (Enquiry), an open access journal for architectural research, is an online journal (ISSN 2329-9339) published by the Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC) as a resource for research in architecture and to support the continued development of research culture in the discipline. ENQ is committed to open sharing and persistent access to knowledge as a key element in building and maintaining an architectural research community.


Open access

Open Access – ENQ is free from all access barriers, allowing for the widest possible global dissemination of your work, leading to more citations. We are a member of the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) which is committed to journal visibility, accessibility and reputation.


Visibility – all articles published in ENQ are automatically harvested by WorldCat, Avery Index, Scopus and Google Scholar. We are an OAI compliant system to ensure compatibility between metadata and harvesting services. Our indexing partners ensure author articles are highly visible and connected to related research.

Academic Integrity

Academic Integrity - ENQ does not charge authors to publish articles. The journal is funded by the Architectural Research Centers Consortium which allows the editorial and publication process to focus on academic integrity, quality, relevancy and significance independant to revenue sources.


Stability - ENQ is a member of CrossREF to provide our authors with stable DOI management for their articles and to increase visibility and citation.

Engaged editorial process

Engaged Editorial Process - ENQ's article review process consists of several editorial passes and peer reviews which help authors develop their work. This also makes ENQ a positive environment for early career academics and Ph.D. candidates, supporting the ARCC's focus on research culture.

retain copyright

Retain copyright – authors retain the copyright to their own article; they are free to disseminate their work in any other format. ENQ retains first rights to publication only.

All archiving rights

All archiving rights – authors can deposit any version of their manuscript in any required repository or archive, or post articles to their personal or institutional website.


Call for Articles: 21.2 edition of ENQ


The ARCC board and ENQ Editorial Board would like to solicit proposals for articles Volume 21.2 of Enquiry, publishing in Q4 of 2024.

Articles addressing topics including complex challenges around data collection, tools, creativity, pedagogy, materials, modeling, and engagement through the larger themes of Ethics and Social Responsibility; Sustainability; Interdisciplinarity; Education; and Innovative Materials and Construction. Different theoretical perspectives, epistemologies, and methodological approaches are encouraged. Scales addressed could be from the level of construction details (i.e.: envelope construction and indoor air quality, construction systems, etc.) to the building scale (i.e.: design for movement, circular economies, etc.) to the community scale (i.e.: participatory action research, community engagement strategies, etc.). Empirical research, literature reviews, and theoretical arguments, and methodological outlines are all welcome.

The submission deadlines for the next upcoming issues are:

01 July 2024. Announcement call for articles

01 October 2024. Deadline for submission of articles

December 2024. Publication of the Special Edition

Submit articles at: https://arcc-journal.org/index.php/arccjournal/about/submissions

More information for authors: https://www.arcc-journal.org/index.php/arccjournal/information/authors

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