The Journal


The Nordic Journal of Architectural Research (NJAR) is the journal of NAF/NAAR.

NJAR is ranked at international top level, not only in Denmark and Norway but also in Finland, making it, to date, the only scientific journal in architectural research in the Nordic countries ranked at the prestigious level 2.

NJAR represents a pluralist approach to research and publishes original academic contributions within architecture, urban planning and landscape architecture. The journal publishes scientific papers by a double-blind scholarly peer review system. Two senior researchers review every paper. All reviewers are recognised researchers. Scientific reviewers must hold a PhD. Reviewers who do not hold a PhD are only used in very exceptional cases.

The journal supports academic freedom and scientific independence. Submitted papers must not have been published or submitted for publication in another forum.

From 2012 NJAR (ISSN: 1893-5281) is published by SINTEF Academic Press, P O Box 124 Blindern, NO-0314, Norway.


NJAR publishes 2 issues per year (minimum), either issues with mixed papers or guest edited theme issues.

Theme Issue
Transforming Site Methodologies

Theme Editors: Shelley Smith, Daniel Koch
Published May 2018

Mixed Issue
Chief Editors: Madeleine Granvik, Daniel Koch, Magnus Rönn
Published October 2018

Mixed Issue
Chief Editors: Madeleine Granvik, Daniel Koch, Magnus Rönn
Planned release December 2018

Theme Issue
Transformation and Renewal - The Postwar Neighborhoods

Theme Editors: Claus Bech-Danielsen, Marie Stender, Mette Mechlenborg



Daniel Koch,
Royal Institute of Technology, School of Architecture, Sweden

Madeleine Granvik,
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Urban and Rural Development, Division of Landscape Architecture, Sweden

Magnus Rönn,
Nordic Association of Architectural Research, Sweden

Other members of the editorial board:


  • Anne Elisabeth Toft, Aarhus School of Architecture
  • Lars Brorson Fich, Aalborg University
  • Camilla Ryhl, SBI/Aalborg University
  • Deputy: Henrik Reeh, Copenhagen University


  • Eivind Kasa, NTNU
  • Deputy: Eli Støa, NTNU
  • Elin Børrud, Faculty of Landscape and Society, NMBU
  • Deputy: Leif Daniel Houck, Faculty of Science and Technology, NMBU
  • Trond Haug, SINTEF


  • Deputy: Minna Chudoba, Architecture, Tampere University of Technology
  • Anna-Maija Ylimaula, Architecture, OULU
  • Deputy: Sari Hirvonen-Kantola, Architecture, OULU
  • Pirjo Sanaksenaho, Architecture, Aalto University
  • Deputy: Ranja Hautamäki, Architecture, Aalto University


  • Julia Fredriksson, Architecture-Chalmers
  • Daniel Koch, Architecture/KTH
  • Karin Grundström, Urban design/Malmö University
  • Deputy: Jesper Magnusson, Urban design/Malmö University
  • Andrew Butler, Landscape Architecture/SLU
  • Deputy: Rolf Johansson, Landscape Architecture/SLU
  • Petra Thorpert, Landscape Architecture/SLU
  • Deputy: Anders Larsson, Landscape Architecture/SLU