About journal


The peer-reviewed scientific journal Architecture Papers of the Faculty of Architecture and Design STU focusses on architecture, urbanism, and design concerning the history, philosophy, psychology, and practice-based research in and through the arts. The concept of the journal is built around a wide perspective of current topics in architectural culture, construction, or social- and environment-related challenges. The main ambition is to share the most recent and original authorial research findings to help the branch of architecture further develop and gain ground in the society. The journal also features critical theoretical inquiries, articles on educational methodology, and reviews and conclusions of research projects.

The journal ALFA has been published by the Faculty of Architecture of the Slovak University of Technology since 1996, on a quarterly basis. It underwent graphic- and content-related changes in 2011. In 2019, it was flipped and published also electronically. Since 2020, the journal has been published solely in full electronic form as an open access journal. Since 2021, editorials and papers of this scientific journal have been published also at Sciendo (that provides DOI and some indexing services) by 2 weeks after the publication date on this website.

History of Journal ISSN

Issue 1/2020 – present: 2729-7640 – journal name “Architecture Papers of the Faculty of Architecture and Design STU”
Issue 2/2015 – issue 4/2019: 1335-2679 – journal name “Architektonické listy Fakulty architektúry STU”
Issue 1/1996 – issue 1/2015: 1135-2679 (should have been 1335-2679) – journal names “Architektonické listy Fakulty architektúry STU”, “Architektonické listy FA STU”, and “Urbanistické listy FA STU”


How to cite
Surname, F. (year) ‘Article title’, FullJournalName, Vol(No), pp. X-Y. https://www.doi.org/insert-doi-number


This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.

All authors are allowed to deposit versions of their work in an institutional or other repository of the author’s choice without embargo.

Abstracting & Indexing (since 2021)

ALFA is covered by the following services:

  • Architectural Periodicals Database (EAAE)
  • Asian Science Citation index (ASCI)
  • Baidu Scholar
  • CNKI Scholar (China National Knowledge Infrastructure)
  • CNPIEC – cnpLINKer
  • Crossref
  • Dimensions
  • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
  • ERIH PLUS (European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences)
  • Google Scholar
  • J-Gate
  • JournalsPedia
  • KESLI-NDSL (Korean National Discovery for Science Leaders)
  • MyScienceWork
  • Naver Academic
  • Naviga (Softweco)
  • Primo Central (ExLibris)
  • ReadCube
  • Sciendo
  • Scite_
  • Semantic Scholar
  • TDOne (TDNet)
  • WanFang Data
  • WorldCat (OCLC)
  • X-MOL


  • Sciendo archives the contents of this journal in Portico – digital long-term preservation service of scholarly books, journals and collections.
  • University Library in Bratislava archives the contents of this journal in Digitálne Pramene within the project of long-term protection of digital cultural heritage – selected suitable sources in the form of websites, electronic books, and periodicals published in Slovakia.

Publisher information

Institutional Support

The journal operation is funded from the budget resources of the Faculty (subsidy from the Ministry), therefore no article processing charges apply, free proofreading of the final accepted submissions included.

Reviewer Recognition

The journal uses ReviewerCredits certification to reward and recognize the reviewers. The service also provides free peer review training courses to enhance their skills.

Disclaimer (Publisher’s note)

The statements, opinions, and data contained in all publications are solely those of the individual author(s) and contributor(s) and not of the publisher and/or the editor(s). The publisher and/or the editor(s) disclaim responsibility for any injury to people or property resulting from any ideas, methods, instructions, or products referred to in the content.

Last update: 12 July 2024