About NA and NAF
The Nordic Journal of Architectural Research represents a pluralist research and publishes original academic contributions in the area of architecture, urban planning and landscape architecture. The journal publishes scientific papers by a double-blind scholarly peer review system. Two senior researchers will review every paper. All reviewers are recognised researchers. The journal supports academic freedom and scientific independence. Submitted papers should not have been published or submitted for publication in another forum.
The Nordic Association of Architectural Research runs The Nordic Journal of Architectural Research. The association has two main objectives; production of a journal with high scientific standards and the organization of annual symposium on research issues of importance for the research community in the Nordic countries.
1987 is the birth of the journal and the association. The journal was called Journal of Architectural Research published by the new Association of Architecture. The journal initiated a Swedish project by researchers in Gothenburg, Stockholm and Lund, managed by the school of architecture at Chalmers. The intention was to publish four issues per year. A system was established with theme editors responsible for special themes in cooperation with an editorial group.
1992 is a second important year in the history of the journal and the association behind it. This year the association was re-organized and became a Nordic Association of Architectural Research. At the same time the journal changed name to Nordic Journal of Architectural Research. This renewal was made visible by a new layout. The board of association was also extended by members from Denmark, Norway and Finland.
1995 a new board was selected for the association, dominated by members in Norway, with B. Cold as a new president. The change represents a third phase in the history of the association. The objective for the board was to transform the Nordic Journal of Architectural Research to a common project for the architectural research community in Denmark, Norway, Finland and Sweden.
1999 represents a fourth phase in the development of the journal. P. Bille became editor-in-chief and the journal moved from Sweden, Chalmers School of Architecture, to Denmark, the School of Architecture at Aarhus. At the same time N. Albertsen was elected as president for the Nordic Association of Architectural Research, followed by K. Grillner (2000), L. Villner (2002), E. Kasa (2004) and P. T. Kristensen (2006). Still the journal published a mix of issues with separate articles and articles in specialized themes. Another change that now became visible was that many articles were published in English.
2007 the journal moved from Denmark to Norway. E. Kasa at the Department of Architectural Design, Form and Color Studies in Trondheim was selected to new editor-in-chief. This renewal was followed by a new layout for the journal. This is the fifth phase in the history of the association.
2010 represents the beginning of a sixth phase caused by high printing costs and an expensive distribution of the journal to subscribers. The future of the journal was for this reason under discussion and there was a vote among the members. The solution was to produce a journal online and reorganize the homepage. M. Rönn was elected president for the Nordic Association of Architectural Research. Two new editors-in-chief were also selected at the annual meeting: C. Bech-Danielsen and M. Granvik. The new online version of Nordic Journal of Architectural Research has a new airy layout with a Nordic look. We hope you like the new journal.
BOARD FOR THE ASSOCIATION
Magnus Rönn, President, KTH/Department of Architecture, Stockholm, Sweden.
Rolf Johansson, Vice president, SLU/Department of Landscape architecture, Uppsala, Sweden.
Jonas E. Andersson, News editor, Danish Building Research Institute, SBI, Aalborg University, Denmark.
Claus Bech-Danielsen, Danish Building Research Institute, SBI, Aalborg University, Copenhagen.
Anne Elisabeth Toft, Aarhus School of Architecture, Aarhus.
Kaare Eriksen, Department of Architecture, Design and Media Technology, Aalborg University, Aalborg.
Christoffer Thorborg, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Eivind Kasa, Department of Architectural Design, Form and Colour Studies, NTNU, Trondheim.
Trond Haug, SINTEF Academic Press, SINTEF Building and Infrastructure, Oslo.
Hilde Haslum, Head of Drammen City planning department.
Lisbeth Harboe, AHO/Institute of Form, Theory and History/Fastastic Norway.
Minna Chudoba, School of Architecture, Tampere University of Technology, Tampere.
Anni Vartola, Aalto University, Helsinki.
Anna-Maija Ylimaula, Department of Architecture, University of Oulu, Oulu City.
Sari Hirvonen-Kantola, Department of Architecture, University of Oulu, Oulu City.
Emma Nilsson, Malmö University, Malmö.
Karin Grundström, Malmö University, Malmö.
Madeleine Granvik, SLU/Department of Urban and Rural Development, unit of Landscape architecture, Uppsala.
Henrik Reeh, Department of Arts and Cultural Studies, Copenhagen University, Denmark.
Martin Esbensen, Aarhus School of Architecture, Aarhus, Denmark.