ii peer review

ii is committed to the tradition of refereed scholarship.  We seek strong and well-supported work that offers inventive ways of re-considering contemporary environmental design.  Articles submitted for consideration are double-blind peer reviewed by a minimum of three scholars and/or professionals with relevant expertise.

All essays, comments, and other content published in ii and on ASD websites remains the property of their authors.  Reproduction of more than a reasonable excerpt without ii’s permission is prohibited.  By submitting any content to ii, authors give ii permission to publish, either online or in print, all such content without further permissions.

All proposed content should be emailed to:


ii solicits work of the following types:


visual compilation  _ visual essays with supporting text of 1,500 words maximum including endnotes and a list of figures that support the images.

hybrid composition _ Essays with supporting text of 2,500-5,000 words maximum including endnotes and a list of figures that support the images.

scholarly manuscript _ Primarily text-based manuscripts of 5,000-7,000 words maximum including endnotes with illustrations that support the text.


ii submissions should address one of four focus areas:


applied research _ Submissions that investigate design ideologies supported by the development of theoretical frameworks and inquiry-based teaching pedagogies.  Work may be supported by design research, case studies, and conceptual explorations in studio settings.

teaching _ Submissions that integrate research with design in a studio environment, as well as pedagogies that explore alternative approaches to the delivery of history and theory within the design disciplines.  Work may be supported by design research, studio projects, and theoretical investigations of teaching practices.

practice _ Submissions that offer new perspectives through alternative practice models including community-based outreach, design-build initiatives, public-private partnerships, building methods, materials research, cultural studies, inquiry-intensive design, sustainable approaches, etc..

theory _Submissions that address the current dialogue in conceptual design strategies, philosophical frameworks, curriculum development, and teaching pedagogies in architecture and the allied design disciplines including urban planning, landscape architecture, urban design, interior design, product design, graphic visualization, geographic studies, environmental design, etc..


image submission parameters:

All image files should be a minimum of 300 dpi and a minimum of 5″ x 7″ in size.


Final submission requirements will be emailed to accepted authors after the peer review process.