Focus and Scope

49th Parallel is published annually by the 49th Parallel Schools of Architecture Consortium, on the subjects of architectural education, design, theory, and practice. It is intended to be a vehicle for publishing material (including arcticles, interviews, profiles, and student work) on themes of common interest to the schools. In particular those that involve the prairie, forest and mountain landscapes of the region, and topics such as native American culture, energy, regionalism, settlement and teaching pedagogies.

Peer Review Process

The 49th Parallel ejournal will be published annually according to a topical theme that is of common interest to the member schools, this theme will guide design studios in the various schools and allow for various scholarly and project-based submissions. 49th Parallel will publish blind peer-reviewed articles, student work, invited contributions (including articles, interviews, profiles, and reviews), and reprinted material -- these will be clearly distinguished in the structure of the journal. As an open source journal we accept submissions. The blind peer review of submissions will be conducted by the editorial board, and reviewers drawn from the eight school in the Consortium. Reviews will normally take 8 weeks to conduct.

Publication Frequency

The 49th Parallel Ejournal will be published annually in the Spring.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

49th Parallel Ejournal

49th Parallel is published annually by the 49th Parallel Schools of Architecture Consortium, on the subjects of architectural education, design, theory, and practice.

The 49th Parallel ejournal will be published according to a topical theme that is of common interest to the member schools, this theme will guide design studios in the various schools and allow for various scholarly and project-based submissions. 

It is intended that each issue will provide an informed and provocative interpretation of the theme. 49th Parallel will be “open access,” freely available to anyone who wishes to view it; it will have a regional focus, but international reach.

Sponsors

Architecture Program, Washington State University

Architecture Program, University of Idaho

Architecture Program, University of Calgary

School of Architecture, Montana State University

Architecture Program, North Dakota State University

Department of Architecture, South Dakota State University

Department of Architecture, University of Manitoba

School of Architecture, University of Minnesota

Sources of Support

Faculty of Environmental Design, University of Calgary

Journal History

The 49th Parallel Ejournal was launched in 2017 following several years of discussion involving the eight schools of architecture in the 49th Parallel Consortium. It is intended to be a vehicle for publishing material (including articles, interviews, profiles, and student work) on themes of common interest to the schools. In particular those that involve the prairie, forest and mountain landscapes of the region, and topics such as native American culture, energy, regionalism, settlement and teaching pedagogies.