Code: J30-2020-AGA
Posting date: 05/06/2019


International Journal of Architecture Art and Design

ISSN (print): 2464-9309   |    ISSN (online): 2532-683X
Aims and Scope

AGATHÓN is an Open Access International Scientific Journal of Architecture, Art and Design, a half-year tool for information and critical training; it aims to contribute to the growth and dissemination of knowledge in the themes covered by Architecture, Engineering, Art and (product and visual) Design. Therefore, the Journal represents a scientific place where Authors, who have carried out original research, can find an opportunity to spread their contributions. Each issue of the Journal includes essays and research works on a specific theme, unpublished works and not submitted for publication with other publishers. The Journal through its internal Board promotes and monitors the double-blind peer review process as a method of selecting articles, providing a mandatory form for reporting. The contributions are published in English and Italian language so that they can be placed in the widest range of international scientific community. Founding principles of the Journal are the originality/innovation, the relevance of the investigated topic for the advancement of knowledge, the knowledge and ability to use literature, the methodological rigour, the content clarity and presentation style, the impact on the scientific community, but also the easy accessibility and the wide diffusion of the articles; furthermore, the Journal is open to speculative empirical and descriptive research, about phenomena that present new characters, at least for certain important features.
SECTIONS OF THE JOURNAL | Published articles are inserted in one of the following sections: “Focus” (by invitation for well-known Authors and/or experts in the subject): “Architecture” (architectural and interior design, urban planning, engineering, technology, history, recovery, restoration, exhibition and museum design, representation); “Art” (modern and contemporary); “Design” (for industry, crafts and communication); and are classified into the following categories: “Essays & Viewpoint”, “Research & Experimentation”, “Review Articles” or “Dialogues”. AGATHÓN publishes, both electronically and in print, two issues per year, in June and December. The first issue was published in June 2017 and since then the programmed issues have been produced regularly. To encourage the publication of contributions by Authors with primary affiliation to Universities and Research Institutions in countries defined by the World Bank as low-income and lower-middle income economies, AGATHÓN will select a maximum of two Authors to publish their contribution for free, subject to the positive outcome of the double-blind peer-review process.

Review process
The Journal adopts double-blind peer review process
English, Italian
Adaptive Façade, AEC Design Tools, Archaeological Heritage, Architectural Design, Architectural Heritage, Architectural Renovation, Architectural Technology, Architectural Theory, Architectural Typology, Architecture, Art, Artificial Intelligence, Artificial Materials, Augmented Reality, Automation, Big Data, Bio-based Materials, Biomimicry, Building Information Modelling (BIM), Building Technology, Circular Economy, City, Civil Engineering, Climate Change, Co-Design, Communication, Complex Systems, Computer Graphics, Conservation, Conservation Process, Construction Managements, Construction Systems Engineering, Construction Technology, Contemporary Architecture, Crafts, Design & Arts, Creative Design, Cultural Heritage, Cultural Landscape, Data Management, Design, Design Methodology, Design Theory, Development Economics, Digital Fabrication, Digital Modeling, Digital Project, Digital Representation, Digital Technologies, Drawing, Ecology, Energy Efficiency, Energy Retrofitting, Enjoyment, Environmental & Geological Engineering, Environmental Design, Environmental Sciences, Environmental Sustainability, Environmental Technologies, Food Design, Garden Design, Generative Design, Graphic Design, Green Buildings, Green Cities, Green Infrastructures, Green Materials, Green Mobility, Green Product, Green Public Procurement, Handicraft, History, History of Architecture, History of Art, History of Design, Housing, Human-computer Interface, ICT, Inclusive Design, Industrial Design, Industrial Engineering, Industry 4.0, Infographics, Innovation, Innovative Materials, Interdisciplinary Approach, Internet of Things (IoT), Land Use, Landscape, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Manufacturing & Machinery, Materials, Methodology, Mobility, Modeling, Modern Architecture, Monitoring, Nanotechnology, Natural Materials, Nature-based Solutions, Off-site Manufacturing, Open-source, Packaging Design, Parametric Design, Process Innovation, Process Management, Product Design, Product Innovation, Project Tools, Public Spaces, Recovery, Recycled Materials, Redevelopment, Rehabilitation, Renewable Energy, Renewable Resources, Representation, Resilience, Restoration, Reuse, SDGs 2030, Service Innovation, Simulation Tools, Smart Buildings, Smart Cities, Smart Design, Smart Grids, Smart Materials, Smart Tools, Strategic Design, Sustainability, Sustainable Cities, Sustainable Construction, Sustainable Design, Sustainable Development, Sustainable Energy, Sustainable Materials, Systemic Architecture, Systemic Design, Technological Design, Temporary Architecture, Tools, Tourism & Hospitality, Traditional Architecture, Traditional Techniques, Up-cycling, Urban Design, Urban Development, Urban Landscapes, Urban Planning, Urban Regeneration, Urban Restoration, Urban Studies & Planning, Urban Vegetation, User Experience Design, Vegetation, Vernacular Architecture, Virtual Reality, Visual Design, Waste Management, Waste Recovery, Water Resources Engineering, Web Design
First Published
Palermo University Press
Issue for Year
Publishing date
June, December
Scientific Director
Giuseppe De Giovanni, Cesare Sposito
Editor in Chief
Francesca Scalisi
Indexed By

ANVUR, GOOGLEScholar, DOAJ, BASE, OpenAIRE, JURN, WorldCat, MIAR,  ULRICHSWEB, ICI, IP Indexing, ROAD, EZB, EBSCO, ERIH PLUS, ResearchBib, OAJI. AGATHÓN is also indexed in Digital University Library in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa.


The contribution for Author of a single paper is set at € 350.00. In the case of papers written by more Authors, the article publication fee will be increased by € 50.00 for each corresponding Author in addition to the first two. The fee must be paid in accordance with the directions that will be sent to the Authors at the same time as the communication of acceptance of the paper for publication. Two corresponding Authors with primary affiliations based in countries defined by the World Bank as “Lower-Middle-Income Economies” are entitled to apply for a 50% discount on the normal APC.