Authors are invited to submit manuscripts that fall within the scope of the journal.
The manuscripts must be original, unpublished work.


To submit a contribution to Docomomo Journal, please send a CD to Docomomo Journal editorial office or an email to with the following items.

Documents to submit:

1. Single file, in Microsoft Word format (.doc or .docx), formatted to A4, including, fin the following order:
1.1. Title
1.2. Author(s) name(s), affiliation(s) and email address(es)
1.3. Abstract
1.4. Main text
1.5. Illustrations captions and credits
1.6. References
1.7. Biography
2. Illustrations (300dpi for a 10x15cm format, black and white), in jpg or tiff format. For sending illustrations by email where the total size exceeds 15 MB, please use a cloud service – wetransfer.
3. Declaration of Consent to Publish

These documents must comply with the following guidelines.



Manuscripts may be submitted in English (US).


Abstract: 100 words (max.).
Biography: 50 words (max.).
Main text and figures:
─ Essays – 4000 words (max.), excluding endnotes + 8 figures (max.).
─ Documentation issues – 2500 words (max.), excluding endnotes + 6 figures (max.).

Style and formatting

As a style guide, Docomomo Journal employs the Chicago Manual of Style.

Main text:
Quotations must be identified with double quotation marks, and quotations inside quotations with single quotation marks.
Quotations longer than four lines must appear in a free-standing block, italicized, without quotation marks.
Titles of publications, conferences, exhibitions and other events, and words in a foreign language, must be italicized.
Titles of articles and lectures must have quotation marks.

Biography should be structured as follows:
(b. country, birth year). Education. Current professional position. Additional relevant information (prizes, books published, research projects, etc).
Example: Richard Klein (b. France , 1958). Architect, PhD in Art History, professor at the Graduate School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Lille (Ensapl). He is the scientific director of the research center Lacth and author of numerous articles and books about history of architecture heritage of the 20th century.

Figures captions should be structured as follows:
Architect, Building, City, Country, dates. Short description if necessary. © Name of the Archive or Documentation Center (if applicable), Photographer’s Name, photo date, reference source (if applicable).
Example: Figure 01. Le Corbusier, Maison Curutchet, La Plata, Argentina, 1949-1955. Access hall from the street. © FCL Archive, Mario Retik, 2002.

References and quotations should be structured as follow.
References should be arranged in alphabetical order.

AUTHOR’S LAST NAME, Author’s First Name, Title of the Book, Publisher’s City, Publisher, year.
Example: PEVSNER, Nikolaus, Pioneers of Modern Design: From William Morris to Walter Gropius, Harmondsworth, Penguin, 1960.

Chapter in book:
AUTHOR’S LAST NAME, Author’s First Name, “Title of the Article”, in Book Author’s First and Last Name, Book Title, Publisher’s City, Publisher, year, pages.
Example: POSENER, Julius, “Aspects of the Pre-History of the Bauhaus”, in Julius Posener, From Schinkel to the Bauhaus, London, Architectural Association, 1972, 43-48.

Article in periodicals:
AUTHOR’S LAST NAME, Author’s First Name, “Title of the Article”, Periodical Title, n. of the issue, date, pages.
Example: MAKI, Fumihiko, “Investigations in Collective Form”, The School of Architecture, n. 2, June 1964, 43-48.

AUTHOR’S LAST NAME, Author’s First Name – Title [online], Publisher’s City, Publisher. [Accessed date]. Available at <URL>.
Example: BIBLIOTECA NACIONAL DE PORTUGAL – Porbase [online]. Lisboa: BN. [Accessed 14 Nov. 2018]. Available at


Please do not embed illustrations in the text.
The position of each illustration must be indicated in the text.
Authors are responsible for obtaining the necessary permissions to quote or reproduce material, including figures, from already published works, and to reprint from other publications.

Editorial processes 

After submission, manuscripts follow a peer review process.
Authors, editors, reviewers and the publisher need to agree upon the Publication Ethics and Statement of Good Practice.


Docomomo Journal does not charge authors any fee for the submission of manuscripts or publication of any material in the journal.


The articles published in this journal are subject to the following terms:
1. Authors retain copyright and grant Docomomo Journal the right of first publication.
2. You can copy and use, providing that: a) the authorship and the original source of publication are clearly identified and b) it will not be used for commercial purposes.
3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to disseminate articles they publish in Docomomo Journal. This promotes their circulation and dissemination, and may increase citations and reach a wider range among the academic community.

For further information, questions about submissions or the selection process for contributions, please contact the Docomomo Journal editorial office.