Enquiry is the journal of the Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC) and a principle tool used by the organization in the development and support of a research culture in architecture. Enquiry is indexed by the Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals, Worldcat, OAIster, and Google Scholar. Enquiry is a member of the Open Archive Initiative (OAI) and archived by the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and LOCKSS. It is committed to open access publishing and uses an Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International license (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) allowing authors to maintain control over their own work.


Article submission is open at any time of the year. However, we have editorial cut-off dates in order to potentially be published in the current edition. The submission deadlines for the next upcoming issues are April 22 and September 23, 2018.


Submission process: Potential authors need to register at the Journal's website in order to submit an article for consideration ( http://www.arcc-journal.org/index.php/arccjournal/user/register ). All interaction and review is done through this portal. The author may log in at any time to see the stage of their article.


Enquiry is a research focused dissemination outlet. This means that topic and content is not restricted by theme, but articles are considered based on their research modality. The three major models of research are:

Primary or contributive research

(working to produce a knowledge base with seminal questions and clear methodology)

Applied or speculative research

(synthesizing or applying existing knowledge in context)

Institutional research

(The study of research and institutions in, and allied with, the architectural discipline).

Ph.D level research is highly encouraged for submission – the ARCC is supportive to new researchers in our field.


Articles should be written in English and be between 6,000 and 12,000 words. They should include an abstract and keywords located before the introduction. The author's names should not appear anywhere on the titlepage or manuscript as the journal is double-blind peered reviewed. Files should be in .doc, .docx or .rtf fomats. Total file size should not exceed 2mb. Images may be embedded in files submitted for review, but they should be at screen resolution. Otherwise, images may be uploaded as supplementary material if they are located for placement in the main text. Full submission guidelines can be found at: