Aims and Scope

TEMA is the scientific journal of ArTec, the italian society of Architectural Engineering. TEMA promotes studies and researches on building construction history, methods and technologies, addressed to the innovation and preservation of buildings.

TEMA comprises three peer-reviewed sections: Construction history and preservation, Construction and building performance, Building design and techniques. TeMA accepts also technical notes and book reviews.

TEMA has been indexed on several international database.

Publication Frequency

TEMA publishes at least twice a year.

Peer Review Process

Submissions are first evaluated by the Assistant Editors and by the members of the Editorial Board. If the manuscript is considered suitable for publication, it is sent to at least two reviewers. The peer review process is double-blind, whereby both referees and authors are kept anonymous. If the reviews are positive, but the manuscript requires to be revised and resubmitted, the author is expected to submit the revised version

Publication decisions by the Assistant Editors are final.

Open Access Policy

TEMA provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

This journal is published under a CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license (click here for more info)

This license allows anyone to download, reuse, re-print, modify, distribute and/or copy the final version of the papers. The works must be properly attributed to its author(s). It is not necessary to ask further permissions both to author(s) or journal board, although you are kindly requested to inform the Journal Board for every reuse of the papers.

Authors who publish on this journal maintain the copyrights.

Articles and submissions processing charges (APC)

TEMA does not require authors to pay any article submission charges. In order to cover the costs of production and management of the journal and of the peer-review manuscript evaluation process, TEMA uses a contribution for the editorial services offered (APC – Article Processing Charge), only if the article is accepted for publication, after the double blind peer-review process and the possible revision of the manuscript.

The contribution for the publication of each paper amounts to:
  • euro 300,00 for ArTec Members;
  • euro 400,00 for authors who are not ArTec Members