Focus and Scope

International Journal on Livable Space is focused on the three main aspects of livable space: community life, environment and technology. It is interested at inhabitation process, spatial structures (of houses, housings, neighborhoods, settlements, cities/urban, and territories), with its essential factors (social, cultural, economic, politics, and ideology), including reviews of phenomena in the context of philosophy. It is also interested at spatial context in relation to the aspects of safety, climatic change, social-cultural connectivity, quality of architecture, public facilities, spatial tolerance, environmental issues, ecological access, and the concepts and praxis of community based development.



Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

Peer Review Process


Publication Frequency

LIVAS is published online twice a year

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.


Publication Ethics

Our ethic statements are based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

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Publication decisions
The editor is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published.
The editor may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editor may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.

Fair play
An editor at any time evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.

The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest
Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author.

Duties of Reviewers

Contribution to Editorial Decisions
Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.

Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.

Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.

Standards of Objectivity
Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgement of Sources
Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest
Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

Duties of Authors

Reporting standards
Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.

Originality and Plagiarism
The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.

Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication
An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.

Acknowledgement of Sources
Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

Authorship of the Paper
Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors.

The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

Fundamental errors in published works
When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.


Plagiarism Check

Each submitted article to LIVAS, must be free from plagiarism. We use Turnitin software to check that.

Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.

Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Submission: 0.00 (IDR)
Authors are required to pay an Article Submission Fee as part of the submission process to contribute to review costs.

Fast-Track Review: 0.00 (IDR)
Authors are not required to pay an article submission fee

Article Publication: 0.00 (IDR)
If this paper is accepted for publication, Authors are not required to pay



Sources of Support

Fakultas Teknik Sipil dan Perencanaan. Universitas Trisakti

Journal History

International Journal on Livable Spaceis publishedto initiate, disseminate, and discuss the knowledgeof theoretical concept and proffesional pratices relate to human inhabitation and it's physical manifestation. The name of LivaS (Livable Space) is taken from the main theme of the regular seminars organized since 2012. The 'IsLivas' international seminar was first organized at February 16-17, 2012 on essential topic: 'Creating Space For Better Life', in Jakarta, Indonesia. The seminar wasconducted by Department of Architecture, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Planning, Trisakti University, collaborated withIAI, Universitaet Stuttgart (Germany), IALI, IAP, Aptari, Polytechnic University of Milan (Italy).The secondseminar was a national seminar on Sustainability of Livable Space in the Future: Eco-Architecture. The seminar was heldat December 3, 2015, in Jakarta, Indonesia. International Journal on Livable Space was establishedat February 16, 2016, as a bi-annually open access journal. This journal is published two times a year in February and Septemberand already registered in Google Scholar and Indonesian Publication Indeks. Turnitin to prevent any suspected plagiarism in the manuscripts is already used.