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Author Guidelines

The Editorial Board welcomes authors to submit manuscripts reporting of original, unpublished research and recent developments in Architecture and Urban Design and Planning. We open contribution of authors from the fields of: Environmental Science and Engineering, Civil Engineering, Geography, Anthropology, Economic Development, Social Sciences, Public Policy, Philosophy, Material Science, Cultural and Historical Studies, Development Studies, Tourism Studies and Humanities Studies.

The writing guidelines are as follows:

1. Manuscripts must be in English, typed in MS Word, single-spaces, not more than  5.000 words, with file’s name “livas e-journal_last name of first author” and email to

Chief Editor e-mail:

or E-journal website:

Also useful to send pdf-format of the manuscript.


2. The heading/title should be: (1) not more  than 75 characters long including spaces, (2) the contributor(s), (3) the complete affiliation address (s).

TITLE: not more than 75 characters long including spaces

First Author1*, Second Author2, Third Author3

1 Position, Affiliation

2 Student/Lecturer, Department, Faculty, University

3 Occupation, Company, Country

*e-mail: first


3. An abstract of 200 words maximum should be written in English . The abstract must be Arial 11 font, single-spaced and consist of background, goals, methodology, result and conclusion. The abstract should be at the beginning of the manuscript and is followed by keywords (up to three words/phrases):

……..; …….; ………


4. Manuscript should at least consist of: (1) Introduction, (2)  Methodology, (3) Theoretical Review (if applicable), (4) Discussion, (5) Conclusion and Recommendation, (6) Acknowledgement and (7) References   . Modification is welcomed when necessary. Introduction and other headings should be marked clearly. First paragraph of each heading and subheading should not be indented. The second paragraph should be indented by 5 points.

5. Figure’s number should be  on the middle-bottom of the figure followed by its source.

Figure 1. Open space utilization pattern  

(Source: Winandari dan Pramitasari, 2015: 132)

6. Tables’s number should be on the center-top  of the table ,  ½ pt thickness of borderline, and single-space  .

Table 1. Optimal Values


Run 1

Run 2

Run 3

Run 4

cd (kN-det/m)





kd (kN/m)





wd (rad/sec)





7. Duplicated data and plagiarism are not allowed.

8. References should conform the following format:

book chapter :

Ainstein, L. (1996). Buenos Aires: A Case of Deepening Social Polarization. In: Gilbert, A. The mega-city in Latin America. New York. United Nations University Press. pp. 133-154

conference :

EDECO, Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Departemen Permukiman dan Prasarana Wilayah, Pemerintah DKI Jakarta. (July 2002). Final Report Quick Reconnaissance Study, Flood Jabodetabek 2002. Main Report.

book :

Heisberger, Robert G. (1999). Architectural Programming and Predesign Manager. New York: McGraw-Hill. pp. 121-168

report :

JICA, Directorate General of Water Resources Development, Ministry of Public Works, the Republic of Indonesia. (March 1997). The Study on Comprehensive River Water Management Plan in Jabotabek. Final Report, Volume III, Main Report-Feasibility Study, March 1997

journal (with 2 to 5 authors) :

Winandari, MIR dan Pramitasari, D. Relationship between Behavior Setting and Public Open Space Layout, Journal of Habitat Engineering and Design, Vol.4, No.2, september 2012, pp. 127-136.

9. Appendixes are not to be permitted to the journal. All figures and tables should be included in the body text.

10. Authors are in charge of obtaining permission to reproduce any of figures and tables used from other copyright owners or publishers.

11. Corresponding author’s email must be given for more than two authors and up in the manuscript.



Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

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