The Journal


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

NJAR is ranked at international top level 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.

Review templates for the journal can be downloaded here:

NJAR endorses and follows the Committee on Publication Ethics' (COPE) conde of ethical conduct:

The NJAR Editors-in-Chiefs advice NJAR Theme Editors regarding the journal's editorial policy and content. By submitting one's work for review and publication, all authors attest to, and agree to abide by, the COPE code of ethical conduct.

Authors has the right to deposit the publisher's version of her/his paper through the author's own institutional repository or open archive immediately after it is published in the journal.



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

Theme Issue
Architectural Transformation of Disadvantaged Housing Areas
Theme Editors: Claus Bech-Danielsen, Marie Stender, Mette Mechlenborg
Published April 2019

Mixed Issue
Chief Editors: Madeleine Granvik, Daniel Koch, Magnus Rönn
Planned release: Autumn 2019

Mixed issue
Chief Editors: Madeleine Granvik, Daniel Koch, Magnus Rönn
Planned release: January 2019

Theme issue
INDUSTRIAL ARCHITECTURAL RESEARCH – Potentials, purpose, relevance and impact?
Theme editors: Jonna Krarup KADK, Camilla Møller KADK + Daniel Koch (NAF/NAAR) and Anna Braide (NAF/NAAR)

Mixed issue
Chief Editors: Madeleine Granvik, Daniel Koch, Magnus Rönn

Theme issue
The Housing Question of Tomorrow
Theme editors: Daniel Movilla Vega, Umeå School of Architecture, Ola Nylander, Chalmers University of Technology + Magnus Rönn (NAF/NAAR) and Elin Børrund (NAF/NAAR)

Mixed issue
Chief editors: Madeleine Granvik, Daniel Koch, Magnus Rönn

Theme issue
The atmospheric approach to architecture in the Anthropocene
Theme editors: Stefan Darlan Boris (Aarhus School of Architecture), Polina Chebotareva (Aarhus School of Architecture) + Daniel Koch (NAF/NAAR) and Board member (NAF/NAAR)




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
  • Turid Borgstrand Øien, SBI/Aalborg University
  • Deputy: Henrik Reeh, Copenhagen University


  • Eivind Kasa, NTNU
  • Elin Børrud, NMBU
  • Leif Daniel Houck, NMBU
  • Trond Haug, SINTEF
  • Deputy: Eli Støa, NTNU
  • Deputy: Marius Fiskevold, NMBU


  • Ranja Hautamäki, Aalto University
  • Anu Soikkeli, OULU University
  • Deputy: Johanna Lilius, Aalto University
  • Deputy: Henrika Pihlajaniemi, OULU University
  • Deputy: Minna Chudoba, TAU


  • Daniel Koch, KTH/A
  • Andrew Butler, SLU/Uppsala
  • Anna Braide, Chalmers University of Technology
  • Petra Thorpert, SLU/Alnarp
  • Deputy: Rolf Johansson
  • Deputy: Karin Grundström, Malmö University