SOPHIA PEER REVIEW JOURNAL
Deadline: continuously open for submission

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To submit your abstract (max. 300-500 words and 2 images up to 2MB), send directly to info@cityscopio.com.

In the upcoming 4rd number of Sophia, which is Visual Spaces of Change: Unveiling the Publicness of Urban Space through Photography and Image, we are especially interested in articles that investigate how contemporary photography can be explored as a meaningful instrument of research about contemporary processes of urban change, producing visual synthesis about how architectures, places and spaces are used and lived, rendering visible aspects which are difficult to perceive without the purposeful use of image and photography. This means, besides other things, to inquire and study the possibilities offered by photography in various dimensions, oscillating between reality, poetry and utopia, creatively introducing new links between realistic representations, fictional worlds and symbolic meanings, articulated in conceptual discourses and visual narratives that are communicated through the specific grammar and syntax of photographic image.

Our journal is now accepting abstracts within these fundamental themes in order to show how an image, a photograph, a series of images or video, may critically and poetically build their own thought about contemporary transformations of the social space and, above all, how these research instruments may contribute for a broader understanding of architecture as a multidisciplinary field of knowledge engaged in multiple and overlapping dynamics of urban change.

EDITORIAL POLICIES

01. FOCUS AND SCOPE
02. AUTHOR GUIDELINES
03. PEER REVIEW PROCESS
04. PUBLICATION FREQUENCY
05. OPEN ACCESS POLICY
06. CONTINUOUSLY OPEN FOR SUBMISSION
07. EDITORIAL ORGANISATION
08. COPYRIGHTS
09. CONTACTS


01. FOCUS AND SCOPE

scopio Sophia collection is specifically designed to address theoretical work, and it aims to be the publishing medium for a set of exploratory and critical texts on image in the broad sense, i.e. comprehending the worlds of design, photography, film, video, television and new media.
 The etymology of the word “sophia” is closely linked to the concepts of sapience and wisdom: (Greek Σοφία, “sofía”) it is what the “wise person” has, and this word is also derived from philo+sophia (“love of wisdom”). We are interested in making scopio Sophia a mentis instrumenta capable of extending our critical knowledge and questioning the universe of image in an innovative way.
The purpose of scopio Sophia collection is to publish a set of theoretical and critical texts on image in book format; these texts can either be taken from sections of scopio magazine or submitted by new authors and other R&D national and international centers, through a call for papers. The aim is to challenge different artists and creators to publish original articles, reviews, book reviews and other texts of interest and value to this collection.

SCOPIO Sophia publishes one issue a year in English.

02. AUTHOR GUIDELINES

Theme
The global theme for our upcoming 4th number of Sophia is Visual Spaces of Change: Unveiling the Transformation of Publicness through Photography and Image. We are interested in original manuscripts where photography is explored as a significant research instrument for building critical and innovative views on architecture as an extended field of knowledge that operates within larger systems, with cultural, artistic, technical, and historical dimensions. The focus of this 5th edition on public space transformation, aims to question how different dimensions of the public sphere may be meaningfully understood or reframed through different lenses and perspectives. At the heart of this debate is the contemporary discussion that the image of the city is in itself modified within the very process of change according to specific sensorial and cognitive conditions, originating the possibility of establishing new spatial connections in an expanded territory of cosmopolitan interaction.

Sophia peer reviewed journal is connected with the International Congress ON THE SURFACE: Photography and Architecture - Visual Spaces of Change: Unveiling the Transformation of Publicness. The theme chosen for this edition On the Surface is focused in contemporary transformations of the public space: “Visual Spaces of Change: unveiling the transformation of publicness” proposes to debate and explore the potential of Image and Photography as resourceful tools to research, reflect upon and render visible the emergence of new collective experiences in the social space.

Paper
Submit articles as email attachments in Microsoft Word or .rtf format to info@cityscopio.com, name the file with the last name of the principal author. Bio can be included or separate.

Submissions (about 5.000 words, font size 12 pt) should be accompanied by: 1) a biographical note of 200 words pear author (sequence: first and last name, place birth and year; 2) two abstract of 300-400 words (in the language of the article and in English) 3) a list of keywords (up to 10) in the language of the article and in English; 4) up to 2 pictures in independent archive with 300 dpis (.jpeg or .tiff); 5) The tittle should be explicit and precise in english and in the language of the article; 6) References and quoting should be with Chicago method (http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html); 7) Copyright Clearance: If you include materials that require copyright clearance or permissions, please provide the “permission granted” document or a contact phone or email address.

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Ultimate Citation Reference – http://wiht.link/citationsguide

03. PEER REVIEW PROCESS
Articles will be evaluated by two anonymous peer reviewers. Submitted articles can be rejected or be returned with the recommendation to revise and resubmit at this stage, accompanied by comments.

04. PUBLICATION FREQUENCY
Sophia is a biannual publication.

05. OPEN ACCESS POLICY
This issue is open access

06. CONTINUOUSLY OPEN FOR SUBMISSION
Our journal is now accepting abstracts related with the last call

07. EDITORIAL ORGANISATION

Editorial Coordinator
Pedro Leão Neto (FAUP)

Editors of Sophia 1st Number

Susana Ventura
Edward Dimendberg — Invited Editor

Editors of Sophia 2nd Number
Pedro Leão Neto
Susana Ventura
Iñaki Bergera — Invited Editor

Editorial Collaborators of Sophia 2nd Number
Joana Rodrigues Silva

Editors of Sophia 3nd Number
Pedro Leão Neto
Susana Ventura
Iñaki Bergera — Invited Editor
Paolo Rosselli - Invited Editor

Editorial Collaborators of Sophia 3nd Number
Joana Rodrigues Silva

Scientific and Editorial Commission (CEAU-FAUP)
José Miguel Rodrigues
Pedro Leão Neto
Rui Ramos
Susana Ventura
Vítor Silva

Reading Committee
Álvaro Domingues (FAUP/ CEAU)
Ana Francisca de Azevedo (DeGeoUM/Lab2PT)
Andrew Higgot (AA Grad Dipl PhD)
Carlos Machado (FAUP/ CEAU)
Gabriela Vaz Pinheiro (FBAUP)
Joana Cunha Leal (FCSH-UNL)
Joaquim Moreno (FAUP/ CCRE)
Jorge Figueira (FCT-UC)
José Carneiro (FBAUP)
Marta Cruz (FAUP/ CEAU)
Marco Iuliano (LSA/CAVA)
Miguel Leal (FBAUP)
Olívia da Silva (IPP – ESMAE)
Pedro Bandeira (EAUM)
Paulo Catrica (UNL)
Susana Lourenço Marques (FBAUP)
Teresa Ferreira (EAUM/ CEAU)

Collaborators

Diana Carvalho (2016)
Joana Rodrigues Silva (2018 - 2019)
Maria Neto (2016) 

Design, Print & Webdevelopment

Né Santelmo (Creative Director) 
Joana Rodrigues Silva (Collaborator)
Rita Silva (Collaborator)

Translation
Lisbeth Ferreira (2016)


08. COPYRIGHT
Articles are the intellectual property of the author. The Creative Commons copyright permits copy or dissemination for education or non-profit purposes so long as author and title of the article are included with title, volume, number and URL for the Journal.
To disseminate copies for commercial advantage requires written permission of author and publisher.

Patronage: CCRE/CEAU – School of Architecture, University of Porto

Publisher: Cityscopio – Associação Cultural


09. CONTACTS
Please direct inquiries to:
Pedro Leão Neto
José Barbedo
Susana Venturat