Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

SPOOL is a journal initiative in the field of ‘architecture and the built environment’. It puts a strong emphasis on four key topics: Science of Architecture [SPOOL ASc]; Climate Change [SPOOL CC]; Energy Efficiency Building [SPOOL E2B]; and Urban Europe [SPOOL UE]. These four topics refer to existing and upcoming research programmes/interests in Europe and beyond, and ensure a steady stream of potential copy. Treating these topics as threads within one journal allows SPOOL to focus on the interrelationship between the fields, something that is often lost in specialised journals. SPOOL welcomes within this framework original papers and associated open data on research that deal with interventions in architecture and the built environment by means of design, engineering and/or planning.


Section Policies


Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed


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Open Access Policy

All theses published in SPOOL are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)You are free to use the work but you have to attribute (refer to) the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work). The easiest way to refer to an article in SPOOL is to use the ARTICLE TOOL that you'll find alongside each article in the right sidebar: How to cite this item.

Authors can self-archive pre-print, post-print and publisher's versions of their work.

Creative Commons License



Authors can archive the pre-print and post-print versions of the work they have submitted to SPOOL, including the pdf-version of the article (the socalled publisher's version) that is available online on the SPOOL website.

Authors are explicitly free to copy and redistribute the work they have submitted to SPOOL in any medium or format, and to remix, transform, and build upon the work they have submitted to SPOOL for any purpose.

LOCKSS system has permission to collect, preserve, and serve this Archival Unit.

See also the LOCKSS Publisher Manifest.


Publication ethics

Editors, authors and publisher adopt the guidelines, codes to conduct and best practices developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).



Print ISSN 2215-0897

Online ISSN 2215-0900



SPOOL grants you the right to publish the metadata relating to the series, it's issues and articles under the terms of the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication (CC0). This means that all metadata provided by A+BE can be re-used by third parties without any restrictions.