The conceptual basis of Built Heritage lies on the fundamental differences concerning built heritage conservation with regard to global cultural diversity, recognizing these differences as a source for creativity. Published in English, the aim of Built Heritage is to foster scientific exchange between Chinese and international scholars, offering a platform to record the latest developments in the field, allowing for further homologation of scientific research and the recognition of cultural diversity. Built Heritage will enhance the awareness for the conservation of the built environment in China, offering support to the debate from a critical perspective, engaging with current hot topics such as: the role of contemporary architecture in historic environments; the definition of authenticity; new tools of heritage management; policy, culture and identity; energy consumption and sustainability.
Built Heritage will introduce the most up-to-date international scientific research production in built heritage conservation theory and practice. It encompasses the conservation of architecture, urbanism and landscape architecture in urban and rural environments from a multidisciplinary approach. Specific topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
History and theory, that is, the critical reflection and theoretical construction of the discipline. The articles on this topic shall be thematic studies on the histories, legacies, and theories about the development of built heritage conservation by using historical documentation, physical evidence and related theories.
Conservation projects, their process of implementation, control and management. Articles on this topic will include preservation, restoration, renovation, addition, and revitalization case studies from planning, design, and technological perspectives, bearing innovation in their material research methods and regeneration strategies.
Heritage management, based on the roles of social participation in policy-making. Papers on this subject shall introduce thematic studies on the laws, regulations, codes, charters and guidelines for the conservation of built heritage and case studies of the management of conservation projects.
All manuscripts (research articles and project analysis) are initially screened by the editors. Papers not conforming to the topics of interest referred above will be considered unsuitable for review and returned to their authors. Papers that are considered for review are sent to qualified, anonymous referees throughout the world for double-blind peer review.
Any evidence of plagiarism or serial publication of similar manuscripts will be carefully analyzed by the Editorial Team and discussed with the Authors. The confirmation of any evidence of plagiarism will result in the immediate termination of the review process.