Springer Editorial Excellence BadgeSpringerNature, co-publisher with Kim Williams Books of the Nexus Network Journal, has recognized the NNJ for editorial excellence.

The recognition says: 

Your journal is in the top 25% of qualifying journals* for editorial excellence.
Journal authors have the chance to tell us about their publishing experience throughout the year with the journal author satisfaction survey. The survey results reflect how highly your authors rate their experience publishing with Nexus Network Journal.
2020 was an exceptionally trying year. We appreciate the work, commitment, and passion that you and your Editorial Board continued to bring to your journal, resulting in these extraordinary accomplishments. Thank you!

*Qualifying criteria: Only journals with an external editorial board that receive ten or more responses from published corresponding authors in 2020 were considered in the analysis. The journal also had to receive an overall satisfaction score of or over the mean average for the year. From this selection of journals the top performing journals were chosen based on their mean score for the two statements “The editorial advice and comments throughout the process helped to improve the paper" and "The editors managed the peer review process well", asked about on a 5 point scale: strongly disagree (1), disagree (2), neutral (3), agree (4), strongly agree (5).

Co-Editors-in-Chief Kim Williams and Michael Ostwald extend our warmest thanks to Editorial Board, the authors and the peer reviewers who have made the NNJ the high-quality journal that it is today.

NEXUS 2020 postponed to 2021

The NEXUS conference will be postponed to 2021 because of COVID-19

We have been closely monitoring the situation of COVID-19 in order to decide what is best for us to do about our Nexus 2020 conference planned for 21-24 July.

In light of the uncertainties about the eradication of the threat of the virus and the possible continuation of quarantine to greater or lesser extends, and the risks of international travel and meetings of groups of people, we have decided that it is in the best interests of all to postpone the conference until 2021. This is disappointing, of course, because we were very much looking forward to the meeting this summer, but our thoughts are first and foremost to preserve the health of all.

Our plan at the moment is to leave conference plans in place and simply carry them out next year (probably 26 – 29 July 2021). The conference book that was planned for 2020 will go forward with publication in 2021 and be available at the time of the conference.

We will publish new deadlines for registration and payment of the conference fees in time on our website.

We hope that you all will be then able to attending NEXUS in 2021. Looking forward to see you then in Kaiserslautern, Germany.

At the request of the Guest Editors, the deadline for submissions for "Patterns and Spatial Organisation" has been extended. The new deadline is:
Friday 15 May 2020.
This is a firm deadline and there will be no further extension.

The Nexus Network Journal is pleased to announce a Call for Papers

Patterns and Spatial Organisation: Culture, History and Future Perspectives

Guest Editors: Yannis Zavoleas (University of New South Wales) & Mark Taylor (Swinburne University of Technology)


CFP Zavoleas Taylor

 Image (c) Constantine Doxiadis archives

The main purpose of this issue is  to link advanced technological endeavours with core discourse in architecture and urban design (urbanism) developed since early twentieth-century modernism.

This Call for Papers can be downloaded at CFP_Patterns and Spatial Organisation.

The Nexus Network Journal is pleased to announce its new means of updating the Nexus community with news of new issues, Calls for Papers, articles of note and more. As of May 2019, the work of Social Media Editor is being done in splendid fashion by Diogo Pereira Henriques. Thanks to his effort, you'll be able to find posts about the NNJ on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, allowing you to remain up-to-date on your favorite platform.

On Facebook, click on https://www.facebook.com/NexusJournal.Architecture.Mathematics/

On Twitter, find us at https://twitter.com/nexusnetwj/

On Istagram, Nexus is at https://www.instagram.com/nexusnetwj/

Do you have news you'd like to share with the Nexus community? Contact Diogo at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Nexus Network Journal is pleased to announce its 2020 impact factors: the 2-year IF is 0.338, while the 5-year IF is 0.541, a substantial gain over 2019. 

The Nexus Network Journal is entering a new phase. Kim Williams, founder of the NNJ, is retiring. As of 1 January 2023, ownership of the Nexus Network Journal will pass to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, and Michael Ostwald will become the sole Editor-in-Chief.

At the Nexus Network Journal, co-published by Kim Williams Books and Birkhäuser, we care about making sure that the research published in our journal is as widely circulated as possible. That is why we have a policy of restricting material to subscribers only for a short time, and releasing earlier articles to all interested readers. I am pleased to say that as of now, all material from vols. 1 to 13 is now open access.

Please visit the NNJ on the Springer platform at:


and browse these 13 volumes to find the articles that most interest you. You can search by keywords or authors, or visit the Tables of Contents. You can also sign up for the "Table of Contents Alert" so that you'll receive an email from Springer each  time a new issue of the NNJ appears. Happy reading!

We are very pleased to announce the Nexus Network Journal impact factor (IF) for 2017:  0.316. 

We are also pleased to say we have an h-index of 10.

The analysis on the SciMago website shows that the NNJ is highly ranked in all 3 categories: Architecture (quarter 1), Mathematics (Miscellaneous) (quarter 3) and Visual and Performing Arts (quarter 1).

Congratulations to all NNJ authors for their valuable contributions to our journal, and thank you to all of our peer reviewers who generously donate their time and expertise to keep our level of scholarship the highest possible.

Visit the NNJ on the Springer website.