Research topics

The journal publishes original theoretical or applied research papers connected to the study of human settlements

Editorial process

Step one: editorial evaluation (2 weeks)

The submission is verified by the executive / managing editor. If the article is plagiarized, does not observe the author guidelines (after three rounds of corrections) or does not match one of the research topics of the journal, it will be rejected. The article will pass to the next stage if the reserves are eliminated and the author will be informed by e-mail.

Step two:  peer reviewing (8 weeks)

The peer review process is double blind during this step. Article is reviewed by two external reviewers from a different institution and, if possible, country than the author. An anonymous copy of the article* will be provided to the reviewer. If the reviewers do not agree on the acceptance or rejection of the article, a third reviewer will be appointed to decide. After this evaluation, the article is either rejected or accepted with or without reserves. In the third case, it will be returned to the author for corrections. If the author does not address in full all suggestions or the evaluators are not satisfied with the corrections after three rounds, the article will be rejected.

Step three: Final formatting and publishing of the article (2 weeks)

During this stage, the authors will arrange the article in its final format and will fill a pledge form related to the originality of submissions and transfer the copyright.

Author’s responsibilities

The authors assume the full responsibility for the contents, correctness and originality of the submissions. The journal is not responsible for the faults of the authors.

Article processing charges

This publication does not charge article submission or article processing charges. These logistics are subsidized and supported by the National Association of the Professors of Architecture, University of Sciences and Technology, Oran, Algeria.

Open Access

This is an open access journal; this means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is equivalent to a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-ND).



The editor informs the contributors that the journal uses anti-plagiarism software. If plagiarism will be detected before publication, the article will be rejected and if it is detected after publication, the article will be removed from the issue. The editor will inform the institution of the author and the author will be blacklisted.


Authors published by the International Journal of Human Settlements retain full copyright and publishing rights of their papers, as published on the journal website.