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Acta Structilia: Elevating African Research Globally through AR Index Inclusion

The African Research (AR) Index stands as a beacon for scholars and researchers seeking a comprehensive directory of journals dedicated to disseminating African research. Acta Structilia, an accredited South African journal, proudly holds a coveted spot in the AR Index, fostering the global communication and accessibility of African research. In this blog article, we delve into the significance of Acta Structilia’s inclusion in the AR Index, exploring the journal’s mission, details, and the impact it has on promoting African scholarly work.

Acta Structilia in the AR Index

Acta Structilia, affiliated with the University of the Free State, is a distinguished journal focusing on research articles in the physical and development sciences. The journal, listed as “ACTIVE” in the AR Index as of January 2024, holds the AR Index Number 554955. This recognition reflects the commitment of Acta Structilia to scholarly excellence and its alignment with the goal of the AR Index to enhance the accessibility, availability, visibility, and citation of indexed journals.

Journal Details

Acta Structilia, founded in 1993, is an annual publication that welcomes research contributions in diverse fields such as architecture, urban and regional planning, quantity surveying, construction management, project management, building economy, building engineering, and property development. The journal’s interdisciplinary nature, double-blinded peer review process, and adherence to a rigorous review duration of over six months per article ensure the publication of high-quality, well-vetted research.

Key Information

  • Journal Publisher: University of the Free State
  • ISSN (Online): 2415-0487 | ISSN (Print): 1023-0564
  • Frequency: Annually | Review Type: Double Blinded
  • Open Access: Yes (CC Attribution 4.0 International License)

Journal Officers

  • Editor: Prof. Kahilu Kajimo-Shakantu
  • Managing Editor: Ms Alna Beukes

Submission Guidelines

Acta Structilia maintains a user-friendly submission process, encouraging authors to submit articles in English within the desired length of 4,000 to 12,000 words (excluding references). The journal’s formatting requirements ensure consistency, with a focus on MS Word, Times New Roman font, and single-line spacing.

Publication Ethics

The journal places a strong emphasis on ethical publishing practices, adhering to the guidelines set by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). The editorial team is committed to upholding the highest standards, ensuring that published content is ethically sound and devoid of any misconduct.

Promoting Inclusivity and Diversity

Acta Structilia’s inclusion in the AR Index is a testament to the journal’s role in promoting cultural diversity, equitable representation, and the advancement of quality scholarly work. By facilitating the global dissemination of African research, Acta Structilia contributes to a more inclusive scholarly discourse and encourages collaborations between African researchers worldwide.

Conclusion: Acta Structilia’s presence in the AR Index signifies a commitment to advancing African research on a global scale. The journal’s dedication to high ethical standards, diverse interdisciplinary content, and its role in bridging knowledge gaps make it a valuable asset in the academic landscape. As African researchers continue to make significant contributions, Acta Structilia and similar journals play a crucial role in ensuring the visibility and impact of their work on the world stage.

Visit the journal in AR index: Acta Structilia (

Cite this article as (APA format):

AR Managing Editor (2024). Acta Structilia: Elevating African Research Globally through AR Index Inclusion. Retrieved from


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