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As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The article is written in English language.
  • The article file is in one of the editable formats: .doc, .docx or rtf.
  • The work has an even number of pages (from 6 to 20).
  • The article includes: title, authors’ data, abstract, keywords, main text, bibliography, biographic notes of all the authors.
  • The authors’ data placed on the first page of the article include: full names and surnames of the authors (not only initials), affiliations (university, department, city, country), ORCID number.
  • The abstract does not exceed 300 words nor contains references, briefly describes the aims, materials, methodology and main results and conclusions of the described research.
  • The number of the keywords does not exceed 6.
  • Drawings, charts, photographs and all descriptions included therein are made as single objects (e.g. there are no descriptions made "on the drawing" in the form of text fields).
  • Descriptions on drawings, diagrams or photographs are in English and have a size of 7-10 pt.
  • All acknowledgments, including supporting grants, presentations etc., are placed at the very end of the paper before the references.
  • The bibliography is prepared in accordance with the Oxford style.
  • The reference list is given at the end of the article, numbered in the square brackets and arranged alphabetically by surnames of the first authors; all the references are cited within the text.
  • Citations of references in text are identified by the footnotes (number in the superscript, the text of the note at the bottom of the page).
  • The bibliography is prepared in the Latin alphabet.
  • The information in each reference is complete and accurate.


Submitting the manuscripts by the authors is accepted only via the LUT PH e-platform.


Cooperation with “Teka” journal


The topic areas of the articles published in the “Teka” journal: architecture and urban sciences, landscape architecture, spatial planning, history of architecture.

“Teka” is on the list of journals prepared for the parametric evaluation of research units and has been rated at 20 points.

Submitting the text to the journal is the same as the statement that the text was neither submitted nor published in any other journal. The manuscripts submitted by any other person than one of the authors will not be accepted. The submitting author makes a statement that the article’s publication has been approved by all other co-authors.

The “Teka” journal does not charge submission or publication fees for the manuscripts. The average waiting time for publication is 8 weeks.

Having received the submission the editorial board sends an official acknowledgment of the submission with the date of reception and corresponds with the author until the article is published (unless otherwise indicated). The condition of paper’s submission is that the authors give permission to check the paper for readability. The editorial board reserves the right to abridge and adjust the articles in a cooperation with the author.

Organisation of the work on the article

The article must fulfill all the conditions included in the checklist above.

Detailed guidelines to prepare the article are included in the file template.doc.

Having received the reviewer’s corrections the author should send the article back to the editorial office within 7-10 days from the receipt of the text. The publisher makes every effort to ensure prompt publication. Therefore, it is important that the article is prepared strictly according to the requirements of the journal.

All the submitted works are checked in the anti-plagiarism program Crossref Similiarity Check (iThenticate). 

Each article is a subject of the double-blind peer review. The works received after a positive assessment of the editorial office are sent to the reviewers, whose identity remains unknown for the author. In a situation where the article receives one positive and one negative review, the editorial office makes the independent decision whether to accept or reject the text. Detailed information about reviewing process are available here.

The review form is available here.

COPE standards

The editorial team, publisher, authors and reviewers are obliged to follow the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing described by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), the Best Practices in the Reviewing Procedures formulated by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education, and the Researcher’s Code of Ethics formulated by the Polish Academy of Sciences (Polska Akademia Nauk – PAN). In case of suspicion of violation of ethical and/or publishing rules, the situation will be clarified in accordance with COPE procedures (COPE flowcharts).

All authors should disclose in their article any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that may affect the results or interpretation of their article.


All the articles in the journal are shared under the licence Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 4.0 Int.). Articles published before 2024 are made available under the CC BY-SA licence. This licence consists in properly attributing the work, providing a link to its licence and indicating the changes made in it, if there have been any. It can be done in any way, unless it suggests that the licence provider supports the user or the way he or she uses the work. 

The journal allows the author(s) to hold the copyright without restrictions and to retain publishing rights without restrictions.

More information about the journal is here.