About Journal

About the Journal

Studies of Architecture, Urbanism and Environmental Sciences (abbreviation: SAUES) is an electronic, peer-reviewed journal published by Hakim Sabzevari University. The journal is published online biannually under our open access policy, published articles are archived online on our website and can be accessed for free. The journal welcomes original research articles, review papers, case studies and communications from scholars around the world.


You can find information about the journal’s scope in the Aims and Scope section.


All related costs are covered under a science promotion policy by Hakim Sabzevari University, the publisher and sponsor of the SAUES Journal. Authors are charged no submission or article processing fees for publishing their works in the SAUES Journal.

Peer review

The type of peer review practiced by this journal is referred to as double-blind which means that neither the authors, nor the referees are aware of one another’s identities during the review process. The expected time interval for the first response from the journal is about 45 days. An accepted article will then be processed by the journal’s office for pre-publication in the Articles in Press section until a new issue is released as scheduled. For detailed information about the peer review process, please visit the Peer Review Process section.

Open Access policy

Studies of Architecture, Urbanism and Environmental Sciences (abbreviation: SAUES) is a libre green open access journal. This policy facilitates the widest possible dissemination of your work with no fees. The open access material on our website is subject to the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC-BY 4.0) license. Authors can self-archive their articles or post a free copy of their article on a repository or website after it’s been made available on our website provided that appropriate credit is given to the formal publication on our website using the uniquely assigned DOI of the article.

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

Articles accepted for publication will be assigned a unique DOI code. Authors are encouraged to link their article to its page on our website via its DOI.

Copyright agreement

Once a manuscript has been accepted for publication by the journal, authors will be requested to fill and sign the copyright agreement to grant publisher rights to the journal. These rights include the exclusive right to publish and distribute the accepted article in all forms and media and the authority to enforce the rights in the article, on behalf of an author, against third parties, in cases of plagiarism or copyright infringement.

Author rights

Authors transfer copyright to the journal after signing the copyright agreement, but they retain the rights to:

  • Share their article for personal use, institutional use and self-archive their article for non-commercial scholarly purposes with the assigned DOI link to the article on our website with a compatible creative commons license
  • Claim patent, trademark and other intellectual property rights (including raw research data)
  • Proper attribution and credit for their published work

Privacy policy

We do not collect any personal information besides the information you provide voluntarily when you register on the website as an author to submit a new manuscript or track your already submitted manuscript, or as a reviewer or a journal member. Our journal management system uses cookies only to keep your login information. Any third party websites or other content on this website are from relevant and reputable scientific communities or websites. We do not advertise or sell any products.

By using this site, you signify your acceptance of our privacy policy.

Contact information

In case of any inquiries or should you have any questions about the website or problems with the website, please contact us via info[at]sauesjournal[dot]net.

Meanwhile, if you haven’t already, please take a look at the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section to see if you can find the answer you’re looking for.


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