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1.- DU&P Journal Editorial Policy
2.- Mission
3.- Themes
4.- Participants
5.- Users and Readers
6.- Compliance to editorial standards
7.- Peer-review process

DU&P Journal Editorial Policy

Urban Design & Landscape Journal. DU&P, ISSN 0717 - 9758, is an electronic publication of the Center for Architectural, Urban and Landscape Studies CEAUP, belonging to the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture. It is included in the records of periodic publications of the Central University of Chile. Published semi-annually in Spanish, in electronic pdf format (Portable Document Format). It has endured uninterruptedly since its inception in April 2005. It is indexed by Latindex, Dialnet, Sherpa Romeo, DOAJ, ROAD, MIAR, CRUE and ERIH PLUS. This journal has open access status and has a Creative Commons license.

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DU & P aims at those who carry out intellectual production tasks in academic research and teaching communities, in public and private professional entities and in local development organizations. It is oriented to a task of disseminating advances, results and research derivations on the diversity of processes by which constitute urban life, the culture of cities and the production of urban space. At the same time, it seeks to channel the expression of analytical, critical and proactive reflection on these matters.

This publication aims to privilege a more attentive reflection on what is happening in Latin American and Hispanic cultural universe, without ignoring the task of placing oneself in the process of universalization of culture and globalization.

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Within the framework of this task, DU & P seeks to deploy a historical and cultural, transdisciplinary and contextualizing vision of the work that arises, both from the thought and from the actions organized as interventions on the space of human habitability. It proposes to recognize specially the theoretical and technical practices related to the production of urban space, land use planning and the shaping of the landscape. In this context, the work of the architectural and urban discipline is of particular interest, in its task of generating the meaning and condition of the habitability of cities.

DU&P has especially considered Urban Design and Landscape Architecture as those disciplinary practices with the broadest responsibility in the formation of the habitable spaces of urban life and with the greatest incidence in the formation of the symbolic capital of the city.

The praxis of Urban Design, although it tends to proclaim its own theoretical status, is rooted in the disciplinary body of Architecture to which it belongs, and recognizes the political, economic and social dimensions of the Territorial Order out of which it generates. For its part, Landscape Architecture constitutes multiformly with the very praxis of Urban Design and emerges with it as an image of the city, as a multiplicity of places, as cultural constructions of identity, as a physiographic environment, as an environment, as sustainability, as signic and symbolic structure of the habitable space. Although the journal seeks to outline a critical and transdisciplinary reflection on the theoretical and technical discourses of these practices, this is not limited to the formality of their disciplinary “logos”, nor to the meaningful discourses of objectivist rationality. It also opens up to alternative and emerging epistemological possibilities that allow us to reach the unexpected interweaving that the statutes of these practices have with everyday life and its manifestations, even those hidden links that inhabit individual and social imaginaries.

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In the framework outlined above, DU & P maintains a permanent invitation and disposition open to external collaborators who want to publish previously unpublished texts on their pages. In this respect, our magazine expects exclusivity. It requires that its collaborators omit to present their texts in parallel or simultaneously to the consideration of other publishers. We understand that the submission that authors make of their texts to our editorial evaluation implies, for those approved, a license granted to us for reproduction and online availability. This licensing also includes the authorization for future printed versions of the texts made by the institution responsible for DU & P. Although the invitation to DU & P is universal, we hope to be considered by authors from the national and international Latin and Hispanic American sphere. We publish mainly in Spanish but the journal is also available for contributions in Portuguese and English.

The Journal includes a Main Section of Academic Articles dedicated to the dissemination of results of disciplinary research, monographs, essays and other texts of a theoretical-conceptual nature or analysis of works. Long articles of up to 9,000 words are accepted. This section is subdivided into four thematic contributions, which embody the disciplinary interests of our publication: Urban and Territory Studies, City and Politics, Urban and Architectural Projects, and Landscape and Sustainability Studies. The magazine also includes a second section entitled Brief Communications intended for the dissemination of short articles up to 1,500 words. We recommend this modality for the publication of punctual comments, works of current interest or comments on other articles published in the journal. The third section gives an account of the institutional work in terms of academic linkage with our School and Faculty. In addition, finally, a fourth section concerning readings, comments and information about other publications.

Authors may show everything that our editorial criteria, informed through a process of "peer-reviewed", considers meritorious. It should be borne in mind that the communication of ideas serves extension purposes and therefore elaboration is needed to achieve excellence, clarity, precision, concision and synthesis that such an endeavor requires, including compliance with our editorial standards. Authors' rights are protected by current legislation, according to Law 17. 336, 1970, of the Chilean State on Intellectual Property. The authors maintain their right to publish their articles autonomously. A board of evaluators who supervise both their thematic relevance and their academic quality reviews the articles received.

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Compliance to editorial standards

This is a refereed publication, published biannually with the voluntary support of professionals at an international level. All its contents are freely accessible.


Peer-review process

Contributions that are in accordance with the editorial standards go to the evaluation of specialists in the journal’s thematic areas. DU&P employs a double-blind peer-review evaluation methodology. Exceptionally, other forms of evaluation such as single expert review apply.



DU&P Urban Design & Landscape Journal publishes its articles under a Creative Commons (CC-BY) 4.0 International license. To view a copy of this license, please visit By sending manuscripts to DU&P Urban Design & Landscape Journal, it should be understood that the authors know and subscribe to the conditions established in said license. Authors are free to promote, disseminate and publish their published works in institutional repositories since they do not have any kind of embargo after 12 months from the date of publication of an article. DU&P Urban Design & Landscape Journal follows the Romeo Sherpa repository policies (

Users and Readers

It should be noted that DU & P's licensing policy allows published texts to be reproduced in whole or in part. Such actions must always be subject to the reference status of both the author and the DU&P Magazine, and limited to non-commercial purposes.

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Marco Valencia Palacios
Juan Pablo Astorga
Directors, Urban Design & Landscape Journal DU&P

Postal Address: Universidad Central de Chile.
Facultad de Ingeniería y Arquitectura Av. Santa Isabel 1186 5° Piso.
Comuna de Santiago. Santiago de Chile.

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