Deadlines and important dates

Submission of Full Paper
5th July, 2023 Extended to 10th July, 2023

Notification of Reviewer Results
5th Sep, 2023

Submission of Print Ready Paper
25th Sep, 2023

Registration deadline - Early bird
15th Oct, 2023

FARU Awards- Final Submission date
15th Oct, 2023

Registration deadline
1st Nov, 2023

Pre-record the presentations/PPT Submission date 20th Nov, 2023

Conference Dates
1-2 Dec, 2023


- FARU Aim and Scope
- About FARU Annual Conference and FARU Journal
- Readership and Publication
- FARU Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement
- FARU Review Process
- Open Access Policy, Self-archiving Policy, Copyright
- Previous Conference Proceedings
- Previous FARU Journal Publications

FARU Aim and Scope
The aim of the FARU Journal and FARU Conference Proceedings is to open up a platform to discourse theoretical or empirical studies through discussions, debate across disciplines under the main theme ‘Dimensions of Space’. The FARU publications discusses fundamental and applied research on ‘space’ and different dimensions of it within the discipline of Built Environment, Town and Country Planning, Building Economics and Design.

FARU interprets ‘space’ as ‘research space’ that support a wide range original research on methodological and technical approaches including experimental, observational, monitoring and management studies and, policy analysis related to the environmental performance of the built environment ranging from cities, communities, buildings, building systems, building science, urban physics, and human interaction.

About FARU Annual Conference and FARU Journal
FARU Conference is a double blind review conference held annually since 2009 and all conference proceedings can be accessed via the FARU website. Each conference proceeding is published with an ISBN number until 2020. In the year 2021 FARU Conference Proceedings was published with an ISSN 2815-0384 and an eISSN 2806-0392.

FARU Journal is a bi-annual, double-blind review journal since 2021. The journal was initiated in 2009 as part of the FARU Annual Conference bearing ISSN 2012-6301. FARU Journal was revamp in 2020, published with only the high ranked papers among those selected for the FARU Conference thereafter in 2021 it was published with an eISSN 2806-5182 to increase geographical reach of authorship and readership. All FARU Journal volumes can be accessed via the FARU website andSri Lanka Journals Online (SLJOL) https://faruj.sljol.info/

Readership and Publication
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit research papers that focus within the scope of FARU publications. The author guidelines for the FARU Conference and the FARU Journal are the same.

FARU Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

Faculty of Architecture Research Unit (FARU) publications is committed to publishing and widely disseminating high-quality content. It is necessary to agree upon standards of expected ethical, behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: The author, the journal editor, the peer reviewers, and the publisher. Our expectations are that all involved have a shared understanding and acceptance on FARU publication ethics and malpractice. Our ethic statements are based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors available at https://publicationethics.org/ or https://publicationethics.org/files/editable-bean/COPE_Core_Practices_0.pdf

Duties of the Editor in Chief
The editor in chief’s responsibility is to determine which submission to the journal will be published. The editor in chief must ensure that decisions are made on the basis of the manuscript’s merit and that the author’s race, gender, religious or political beliefs, ethnicity, or citizenship are not considered.

The editor in chief and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
Reviewers will not use unpublished information disclosed in a submitted manuscript for their own research purpose without the author’s explicit written consent. Reviewers must recuse themselves from reviewing manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest.

Duties of Reviewers
- Purpose of Peer review
Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the quality of the submission.

- Promptness
A potential reviewer should withdraw from the review process if unqualified to assess the contribution or cannot provide an assessment in a timely manner as defined by the editor.

- Confidentiality
Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. Information concerning the manuscripts should not be discussed with others without the approval of the editor.

- Standards of Objectivities
Reviewers should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Reviewers’ comments should be clearly expressed and supported by data or arguments.

- Acknowledgement of sources
Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor in chief’s attention any substantial similarities or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

- Disclosure and Conflict of Interest
Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Unpublished information disclosed in a submitted manuscript should not be used by the editorial committee members without the prior approval of the author’s explicit written consent. reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the manuscript.

Duties of Authors
- Reporting standards
Authors of original research reports should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.

- Data access and retention
Authors could be asked to provide the raw data of their study together with the paper for editorial review and should be prepared to make the data publicly available if practicable. In any event, authors should ensure accessibility of such data to other competent professionals for a reasonable time after publications (preferably via an institutional data repository or other data center).

- Authorship of the paper
Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contribution should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspect of the research, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

- Originality, Plagiarism, and acknowledgement of sources
The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works and will appropriately cite or quote the work and/or words of others. Publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work should also be cited.

- Multiple, Redundant, or Con current Publication
An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. Manuscripts which have been published as copyrighted material elsewhere cannot be submitted. In addition, manuscripts under review by one journal should not be submitted to other publications while the manuscript is under review.

- Disclosure and Conflict of Interest
The authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed. Readers should be informed about who has funded research and on the role of the funders in the research.

- Fundamental errors in published work
When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher. If the editor or the publisher learns from a third party that a published work contains a significant error, it is the obligation of the author to promptly retract or correct the paper or to provide evidence to the editor of the correctness of the original paper.

FARU Review Process

The author review process for the FARU Conference and the FARU Journal are the same. FARU carries out a double-blind review process by three reviewers on the basis of originality, clarity, completeness, relevance and significance to the field of study and the conference theme. The initial review process takes nearly two months and the authors are notified of the final comment together with reviewer comments. It is at this point; the authors are informed on the selection of the paper to the FARU Journal and/or to the FARU Conference. All selected papers for both FARU Journal and FARU Conference have to register and pay for the publication fee to gain eligibility for publication. The publication and the review process of FARU is found here.

FARU Journal- The high ranked papers among those selected for the FARU Conference will be published in the FARU Journal bearing ISSN 2012-6301, The final decision on the selection of the paper to the FARU Journal is a collective decision by the Editor-in-chief, Associate editors, and the peer reviewer comments. Thereaf¬ter, a time of one month is given for the selected authors to send the Camera-Ready paper. All selected papers will be provided with a Digital Object Identifier (DOI). The FARU Journal accepts only 3-5% from the overall FARU Conference submissions.

FARU Conference Proceedings - All selected papers except the papers selected for the FARU Journal papers will be published under FARU Conference Proceedings. The papers will be found in the FARU website with an ISBN number and a hard copy can be printed on request. This final decision on the selection of the paper to the FARU Journal will be based on a collective decision by the Editor-in-chief and the peer reviewer comments. All selected papers will be provided with a Digital Object Identifier (DOI).

Open Access Policy, Self-archiving Policy, Copyright

FARU Publications are Open Access. All articles can be downloaded free of charge. All FARU publications are deposited in the University repository and can be accessed via FARU website. The journal does not charge any fees at submission, reviewing, and production stages.

-Self-archiving Policy
FARU Publications allows authors to deposit Publisher's version/PDF in an institutional repository and non-commercial subject-based repositories or to publish it on Author's personal website (including social networking sites, such as ResearchGate, Academia.edu, etc.) and/or departmental website, at any time after publication. Full bibliographic information (authors, article title, journal title, volume, issue, pages) about the original publication must be provided and a link must be made to the article's DOI.

Authors retain copyright of the published papers and have the right to use the article in any subsequent book, article, or other scholarly work of which you are an author or an editor, provided that appropriate credit is given to FARU.

Previous Conference Proceedings

FARU Proceedings 2022
FARU Proceedings 2021 Vol. 01
FARU Proceedings 2020
FARU Proceedings 2019
FARU Proceedings 2018
FARU Proceedings 2017 Vol. 01
FARU Proceedings 2017 Vol. 02
FARU Proceedings 2016
FARU Proceedings 2015
FARU Proceedings 2014

Previous FARU Journal Publications

FARU Journal Vol. 09 - Issue 2 - 2022
FARU Journal Vol. 09 - Issue 1 - 2022
FARU Journal Vol. 08 - Issue 1 - 2021
FARU Journal Vol. 07
FARU Journal Vol. 06
FARU Journal Vol. 05
FARU Journal Vol. 04
FARU Journal Vol. 03
FARU Journal Vol. 02
FARU Journal Vol. 01