A high scientific and content-related standard is an essential principle of DIMENSIONS’s mission. An integral part of this objective is to meet the requirements of good scientific practice and publication ethics. The editorial and publication context of the journal meets this requirement, in bringing together the expertise and experience of academic publishing and leading architectural institutes to form the background of this journal. According to international standards, the guide for ethical editing by the Committee of Publication Ethics forms the foundation upon which the editorial work and procedures of peer-review selection and quality assurance are based (cf. http://publicationethics.org). The academic advisors and editors as well as the publishers play a key role in preserving this quality.
As it is the overarching aim of DIMENSIONS to contribute to the body of knowledge in the discipline of architecture, the editors make it their mission to contribute to the scholarly discourse. In the self-understanding as an academic journal of architectural knowledge, DIMENSIONS represents the established body of knowledge as well as it contributes to its future extension and addition. It is the aim of the journal to provide a context for high standard academic publishing in the field of architecture, inviting scholars and writers at all stages of their career to contribute their knowledge, research and investigation to the discourse and thereby emphasize an increase of an informed debate in the architecture discipline and its scientific practice.
In order to allow a transparent procedure and allow equal information to all participants, DIMENSIONS provides an authors’ guide and guidelines for peers to enable comparability consistency for all editions.