Our new online platform for articles submission is operative as of Friday, 16 May 2014.

The Nexus Network Journal, in collaboration with Springer, our publishing partner, has implementing the new Editorial Manager for our journal. EM will allow us to receive submissions, assess proposals and assign reviewers in an efficient and timely manner. 

To make your submission, please go the Nexus Network Journal Editorial Manager,

There you will find information about the NNJ, instructions for authors, an author tutorial and other information. You will need to register to create a username and password before submitting.

The Nexus Network Journal is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal for scholars and students engaged in the study of the application of mathematical principles to architectural design. It appears twice yearly in print and on the Internet, and is co-published by Kim Williams Books, Turin, Italy, and Birkhaeuser Publishers, Basel, Switzerland. Its goal is to present the broadest possible consideration of all aspects of the relationships between architecture and mathematics.

Please read about our policies on Information DisclosureCopyright and Digital Publishing.

Section 1: What the NNJ considers for publication

Contributions will be accepted for consideration to the following sections in the journal:

Research articles. Research articles are full-length scholarly articles such as studies of individual monuments with respect to geometry, proportions, symbolism, etc., studies of design techniques of individual architects, and studies of individual proportional systems. Especially encouraged are works concerning non-Western architecture and mathematics. Previously published papers are not acceptable for submission. If you would like suggestions as to topics to research, contact Kim Williams for a list. Submissions must be in the form of finished papers; abstracts are not sufficient. An Editorial Board reviews submissions for research articles to determine general suitability. The review process includes a double-blind peer review of all submitted articles, including those solicited by the editors. Solicitation of a manuscript by the editors is no guarantee of its eventual publication. Submissions will be judged based on their relevance to the field of architecture and mathematics, the rigor of their analysis, originality, accessibility, and the quality of the prose. The ideal text length is 30,000-35,000 characters but not over 50,000, including the abstract and bibliography; the editors reserve the right to limit amount of text and/or number of illustrations.

Didactics. Descriptions of courses dealing with mathematics and architecture; student projects.

Viewpoints. Interviews, personal histories and experiences, opinions related to architecture and mathematics.

Book Reviews. Including authors' reviews of their own books. Guidelines for reviews are the same as for research articles. Generally, book reviews for the NNJ will be between 800 and 1400 words in length and will conform to standard scholarly practices of referencing and writing contained in the NNJ. All book reviews are refereed

Conference and Exhibits Reports. Guidelines are the same as those for Book Reviews.

Section 2: Preparing your paper. 

Several helpful guides are available to help you prepare your paper for submission to the NNJ:

Manuscript preparation: To download the guidelines for preparation of papers,click here.

Please note three important points:

  • The ideal text length is 30,000-35,000 characters, spaces included, including the abstract and bibliography; 
  • Illustrations should be limited to those necessary to illustrate the text, and should not be added "for beauty";
  • The editors reserve the right to limit amount of text and/or number of illustrations;
  • The title of the paper should not exceed 60 characters, spaces included. Double titles (such as "Making Art: Medieval Methods for Calculating Building Volume and Area") are discouraged. There is a very practical reason for this. Titles with subtitles are very much in fashion right now; most authors want to use them because they provide an opportunity for a poetic as well as prosaic expression of the paper's content. However, some indexes only use the main title in metadata, so that those searching for what they need may not find your paper as easily as if the more prosaic subtitle appeared immediately. Further, your important subtitle will disappear from the running headers in the print version, leaving only the poetic but less descriptive main title. The editors reserve the right to modify titles. To see more about titles, click here.
  • A note about production: Authors should be aware that the format chosen for the Nexus Network Journal does not permit special page layouts for text and illustrations. Scientific journals are production systems, which follow strict formulas and processes to produce timely and valuable information. If you believe that your article must be formatted in a special way in order to maintain its value, then the NNJ may not be the right venue for your work.

Reference list preparation: To download the guidelines for preparation of reference lists, click here.

Requesting permission to reproduce images to accompany your text. To download a standard letter, click here.

Section 3: Making a Submission.

Who May Submit. Authors may submit one paper per year for consideration for publication.

Cover sheet. To download a form for the cover sheet, click here.

Please include a cover sheet with the following information: name of author, title or profession (if any), regular address, e-mail address, keywords, abstract (100-150 words maximum, author biography (100-150 words maximum). Specify the following:

Status of the research:

a) the material being submitted has never been published;
b) the material being submitted has been previously published;
c) the material being published has been submitted for review to another journal.
If c), please specify:

1) the paper is currently undergoing review;
2) the paper has been accepted for publication.

Status of the illustrations:

a) illustrations are by the author
b) illustrations are by a third party and written permission has been or can be obtained (authors are responsible for obtaining and paying for rights for reproduction)

Keywords: Please indicate as many of the keywords on our keyword list as are applicable to your material. Keywords help us to find suitable referees for submissions, and are used asmetadata so that our archives are easily and efficiently searchable.

Submitting: The Nexus Network Journal, in collaboration with Springer, our publishing partner, has implementing the new Editorial Manager for our journal. EM will allow us to receive submissions, assess proposals and assign reviewers in an efficient and timely manner. To make your submission, please go the Nexus Network Journal Editorial Manager,

There you will find information about the NNJ, instructions for authors, an author tutorial and other information. You will need to register to create a username and password before submitting.

Section 4: Refereeing and Peer Review:

Contributions are refereed through external assessment or assessment by members of an expert advisory board/panel/committee with broad national or international representation. All submissions will be reviewed anonymously before being accepted for publication. The submitting author grants permission for his/her material to be sent to an external referee or referees for review.

Information Disclosure Policy 
Information submitted to the NNJ will be used to improve the journal and provide more resources for NNJ readers. All submissions in any form, whether as a featured article, letter to the editor, book review, conference report, notice of a related Internet site or notice of an up-coming event, or information submitted by a reader wishing to be inserted in the mailing list, is for exclusive use of the NNJ and will not be shared with any other party without the contributor's permission. Submission of papers for inclusion in the NNJ implies the author's permission to send the paper to readers for review. The NNJ does not sell its mailing list to third parties for advertising purposes.

Copyright Policy
All articles published in the NNJ are copyrighted as part of a collective work by Kim Williams, Editor-in-Chief and publisher of the NNJ. Permission to re-use copyrighted material is routinely given to the authors of articles for use in their own publications, provided that credit is given to the NNJ. Authors may self-archive the pre-prints of the final versions of their work accepted for publication, but cannot self-archive the published PDF.

Digital Publishing, Academic Presses and the Nexus Network Journal
The advent of digital publishing raises new questions for Academic Presses and the Nexus Network Journal. Kim Williams, Editor-in-Chief, explains some of the implications of the new technology for the NNJ. Click here to read the article.