Aims and scope

Architecture_MPS (also called AMPS - Architecture, Media, Politics, and Society) is a fully peer-reviewed international open access journal that aims to address the growing interest in the social and political interpretation of the built environment, from a multidisciplinary perspective. The journal’s focus lies in critical and original engagement with the built environment and explicitly welcomes interdisciplinary perspectives on this focus. The territory it seeks to explore is an overlaid terrain in which the physical, material and the environmental are critically examined through the prisms offered by other fields. The journal publishes articles from planners, architects, urban designers, sociologists, artists, urban economists and lawyers specialized in land rights, and aims to address the relationship of these disciplines with the built environment.

Publication frequency: Architecture_MPS publishes one article every month.

Journal ownership

Architecture_MPS is the official journal of the international research organization, AMPS (Architecture, Media, Politics, Society: https://amps-research.com). The organization is supported by over 200 academics internationally who support it primarily through reviewing, editing and administration. AMPS has connected academics in the fields of the built environment with scholars from the fields of media studies, political science, sociology, the arts and education across the world. It was founded with the intention of supporting research in the overlapping issues in these fields as they relate to the design, planning and management of the environments we inhabit. It sees the definition, debates and concerns of the built environment as intrinsic to those of other discourses. It sees teaching and research as complimentary components of academia and seeks to support efforts to align work in both areas..


UCL Press works with subject specific indexers to deposit published articles in relevant repositories and search databases. We are committed to the responsible use of metrics and strongly encourage all readers, authors, reviewers, and Editors to read through our statement about the use of metrics across the journal, available online at https://journals.uclpress.co.uk/site/editorial_policy/#METRICS.

Articles published in Architecture_MPS are indexed in:

  • Web of Science (Architecture - ESCI)
  • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
  • EBSCO (Art & Architecture Source, Art Full Text and Art & Architecture Complete)
  • EBSCOHost
  • Italian National Agency for the Evaluation of Universities and Research Institutes (ANVUR)
  • JURN
  • Ulrichsweb
  • Google Scholar
  • Baidu
  • Portico preservation service
  • UCL Discovery

Article publication charges

UCL Press journals do not levy an Article-Processing Charge (APC) for submission or publication in Architecture_MPS. Contributors to Architecture_MPS will not be required to make an APC payment for submission or publication of their article.

Open access policy

All articles published in the Architecture_MPS are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution Licence (CC-BY) 4.0 international licence agreement and published open access, making them immediately and freely available to read and download. The CC-BY licence agreement allows authors to retain copyright while allowing others to copy, distribute, and make some uses of the work. Further information regarding this can be found at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 and licensing terms and conditions can be found in our Journals Editorial Policy https://journals.uclpress.co.uk/site/editorial_policy.

Peer review

Architecture_MPS operates double anonymised peer review, where both the reviewers and authors are anonymised to each other during review. Authors should submit an anonymous version of the manuscript, stripped of all identifying references to the author(s) for peer review. Reviewers cannot be from the same institution as the author, based at any funding bodies connected to the paper and cannot be recommended by authors or anyone else connected to the paper. Author(s) should submit an anonymous version of the manuscript, stripped of all identifying references to the author(s) for peer review.

Further information regarding peer review can be found on the UCL Press editorial policy pages (https://journals.uclpress.co.uk/site/editorial_policy).

Journal information

ISSN: 2050-9006

Homepage: https://journals.uclpress.co.uk/amps

Published by:

UCL Press
University College London (UCL)
Gower Street

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Contact the journal

All general enquiries should be sent to the Executive Editor, Dr Graham Cairns, at gc [at] architecturemps.com.