Established in 2006, JoLA is the academic, peer-reviewed journal of the European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools (ECLAS). JoLA is published by Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, and listed in the Web of Science, Thomson Reuters Arts and Humanities Citation Index and other relevant indices. JoLA has three issues a year, is published in full colour, both in print and online. With its thorough editorial and review strategy, combined with a unique approach to the graphic design of its content, the aims of JoLA are to provide a platform for outstanding landscape architecture scholarship and research innovation, linking theory to practice.

While publishing articles following established research conventions and written modes of communication, JoLA also encourages and publishes unconventional and emerging forms of research enquiry, including those employing practiced-based methodologies, those with their origins in visual and artistic practices and media, and those espousing new methods and rigour for the developing field of landscape architecture criticism.

JoLA thus gives space to the reflective practitioner and to design research. The journal has different sections in order to accommodate and cultivate this, among them the ‘Under the Sky’ and ‘Thinking Eye’ sections, explicitly underlining the importance of the creative imagination and promoting the thoughtful review of canonical projects and experimental representation as forms of thinking that are worthy of scientific endeavours.

The rich and diverse cultural backgrounds of European landscape architecture require exposure to global contexts – JoLA has a European base, but is internationally oriented and seeks to offer global perspectives, both in terms of submissions and readership.

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