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Landscape Architecture (LA)
Landscape Architecture is a scholarly, international, and open access journal published quarterly online by ITS. The journal mainly focuses on researches on development and significant issues of landscape architecture.
Editor-in-Chief: Assoc. Prof. Jing Wu
ISSN: 2663-2551 (Online) Frequency: Quarterly
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Does ITS provide templates for preparing an article?
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How are the Manuscripts peer-reviewed?
Manuscripts submitted to ITS will be reviewed by at least two experts. Reviewers are asked to evaluate the quality of the manuscript and to provide a recommendation to the external editor on whether a manuscript can be accepted, requires revisions or should be rejected. Comments for each article delivered to reviewers should be completed and returned to the editorial department within 14 days, perfectly within 7 days.
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