About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Landscape Review welcomes submissions on a wide range of topics related to landscape architecture, in its broadest sense.  Themed calls-for-papers will be issued from time to time, and there is also the opportunity to submit articles for consideration for general issues.

Subtitled "A Southern Hemisphere Journal of Landscape Architecture", Landscape Review actively seeks to develop the landscape architecture research network in this half of the globe.  Specific themes on Southern Hemisphere landscape architecture will be explored in future issues.

Landscape Review aims to provide a forum for scholarly writing and critique on topics, projects and research in landscape studies and landscape architecture.  We are particularly interested in research in the Southern Hemisphere, to complement the other forums for scholarly publishing in our discipline, but are always interested in submissions from around the world.

Papers are published in one of three categories.  ‘Research’ papers report on recent examples of substantial and systematic research, using a conventional format that normally includes a review of relevant literature, description of research method, and presentation and interpretation of findings.  ‘Reflections’ articles take a more discursive examination of contemporary issues or projects, and may be more flexible in format to suit the subject matter.  All published contributions in ‘Research’ and ‘Reflections’ are subject to double blind peer review.  Criteria for acceptance are critical insight, originality, theoretical and methodological rigour, and relevance to the aims of the journal.  A third category is ‘Report’.  This category is intended for shorter commentaries, reviews and reports on progress.  Although not normally fully refereed, contributions to this category will be editorially reviewed. 

Landscape Review does not have article processing charges or submission charges. 

Editorial Advisory Board

Gloria Aponte, School of Architecture and Design, Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, Medellín, Colombia

Beatriz Fedrizzi, Faculdade de Agronomia, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil

Gini Lee, Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

Julian Raxworthy, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Simon Swaffield, founding editor of Landscape Review, School of Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Environment, Society and Design, Lincoln University, New Zealand

Bonj Szczygiel, editor of the new journal As Built: A journal of design critique, Department of Landscape Architecture, Stuckeman School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Pennsylvania State University, United States of America

James R Taylor, School of Environmental Design and Rural Development (Landscape Architecture Programme) and chair of the International Federation of Landscape Architecture’s Education and Africa Committee, University of Guelph, Canada

Christopher Vernon, School of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia

Paula Villagra, Instituto de Arquitectura y Urbanismo, Universidad Austral de Chile, Valdivia, Chile

Richard Weller, University of Pennsylvania

Peer Review Process

Articles for the Research and Reflection sections of the journal undergo double-blind peer-review.  Landscape Review seeks to protect the anonymity of authors and reviewers unless an individual specifically requests to have their identity known.  Three reviewers will be invited to referee manuscripts, providing feedback for authors and recommendations that assist the editors in making a decision on publication.  Turnaround periods for review vary depending on a reviewer's workload, but we aim to be able to provide a response in around two to four months. 

Landscape Review's Editorial Advisory Board provides a critical component in the selection of reviewers for articles.  Board members may be asked to advise the editor of potential reviewers for a manuscript, or may from time to time take on the reviewer role themselves. 

Publication Frequency

Landscape Review will be published twice a year, usually as two issues in a volume.  The entire issue will be published online simultaneously (rather than article by article).

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.

Journal History

Landscape Review is a peer-reviewed international journal of landscape architecture and has been published since 1995.  Based at the School of Landscape Architecture, Lincoln University, Christchurch, New Zealand, the journal is committed to the development of a culture of research and scholarship in landscape architecture. 

Issue 14(1) is the first fully-digital issue of Landscape Review.  All back issues have been scanned and are searchable via the index feature of this site - by author, title or issue.  We have endeavoured to contact every author, and have only been able to upload articles of authors who have agreed to this.  If you are the author of an article which has not been uploaded, or if you have contact details for an author, please contact the editor, Jacky Bowring, jacky.bowring@lincoln.ac.nz