«Architecton: Proceedings of Higher Education» («Architecton» for short) is a web-based electronic journal dedicated to theory and research in the fields of architecture, urban planning, design, and fine and applied decorative arts.
The journal was founded first as a printed periodical in October 1992. Since May 2004 it is published on line only, with the continuous numbering of printed and online issues kept.
The founder of the journal is the Ural State University of Architecture and Art, a federal budget-funded higher education institution.
The journal is registered with the Depositary of Electronic Publications of the "Informregister" Federal Centre as electronic publication "Architecton: Proceedings of Higher Education", state registration number 0421200020 оf 19.09.2011
The journal is registered with the Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology, and Mass Media (e-publication registration certificate No. ФС 77-50147 dated 06.06.2012) and with the ISSN International Centre (ISSN 1990-4126).
In 2006, the journal was included into the Russian Universal Scientific Electronic Library database; it also appears in the Russian Science Citation Index based on the eLIBRARY.ru platform.
«Architecton» is in the List of Leading Refereed Publications recommended by the State Commission for Academic Degrees and Titles (VAK) for publishing academic research outcomes, which is annually reviewed and endorsed by the State Commission for Academic Degrees and Titles of Russia.
The journal is included into the EBSCO Publishing and ULRICHSWEB directory.
The journal is circulated in the Russian Federation but also abroad.
The journal is a quarterly publication (March, June, September, December).
Manuscripts may be submitted any time around the year.
The languages of the journal are Russian and English.
The journal team are members of staff of the Ural State University of Architecture and Art.
«Architecton: Proceedings of Higher Education» is a winner of the Russian award «National Treasure» (Gold Medal).