About the Journal

Ekistics and the New Habitat is an international, peer-reviewed, online journal whose mission is to improve the quality of human settlements. It does so by disseminating research and innovation related to all types and bounded frames of human settlement across all scales and developmental contexts. The journal publishes three issues annually and engages with pressing issues in architecture, urban design, planning and sustainable development.

Pioneered by C.A. Doxiadis, ekistics is understood and practiced as the science of human settlements. Being both systematic and holistic in its approach, ekistics has always attracted exceptional individuals who routinely extend their respective fields. While Ekistics and the New Habitat has its roots in the renowned journal of Ekistics (1957-2007) and its associated World Society, the journal has evolved into an online critical space for transdisciplinary dialogue and exchange.

Our journal connects researchers and practitioners who enjoy innovating in a range of fields. We welcome scholarly contributions and book reviews that have the potential to deepen our understanding of historic human settlements, to make progress dealing with contemporary issues, and to develop future-oriented solutions to virtual and material problems. Contributions to regular, themed, and special issues can be made at any time and will be subject to double-blind peer review.  

Ekistics and the New Habitat is indexed in CrossRef. Our journal and its articles are also automatically archived to LOCKSS at Stanford University USA, and CLOCKSS via our PKP-OJS hosted platform as linked in our Crossref membership for our DOI and article indexing services, as well as being manually archived at a normal “moving window” to JSTOR.

LOCKSS: “Lots of copies keeps stuff safe”

CLOCKSS: “Controlled LOCKSS”. CLOCKSS is an auto archive system of our articles via PKP OJS hosting that is built on top pf LOCKSS system.

The CrossRef system is used for linking citations across publishers. To ensure direct linking to and from its contents, Ekistics and the New Habitat is linked to CrossRef. Online archives have also been indexed.

Every Article is provided with DOI and will remain the permanent link of that article.