ALAM CIPTA aims to become one of the leading tropical-based journals devoted to ongoing design issues through integrative studies of social sciences and design discipline. It intends to position designers as the “creative integrator” of advanced technologies with the everyday needs of users and their communities. The journal promotes sustainable design, which has an international appeal. ALAM CIPTA would like to develop networks with local and international institutions and organisations by disseminating knowledge on sustainable design research and practice. The journal encourages discussions based on design and related theories supporting emerging sustainable design research and practice. ALAM CIPTA publishes research articles, short communications, systematic reviews or commentaries, and letters to the Editor or Errata.


Architecture | Art Criticism | Branding and Packaging | Construction | Cultural and Heritage | Digital Media Design | Environmental Behaviour | Fashion Design | Governance, Sustainability and Resilience | Green Technology |  Heritage Conservation | History and Theory of Design | Hospitality and Tourism | Housing |  Industrial Design |  Interior Design |  Land Planning and Management | Landscape Architecture |  Multimedia and Graphic Design | Museology | Product Design |  Responsive Environmental Design | Spatial Analysis | Teaching and Learning of Design Courses | Textile Design | Town Planning | Urban Environment | User Experience Design |  Visual Art | Visual Quality Assessment |

Peer Review Process

ALAM CIPTA  follows a double-blind peer review process. Peer review is fundamental to the scientific publication process and the dissemination of sound science. Peer reviewers are experts chosen by journal associate editors to provide a written assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of the manuscript, intending to improve the quality of the manuscript for the journal.

Two (2) or three (3) reviewers will independently evaluate the scientific quality of the submitted manuscripts. Authors are encouraged to indicate the names of 2 to 3 potential reviewers. These reviewers are subjected to the editor’s final choice and are not bound by these suggestions. Each manuscript will be assigned to an associate editor who decides to choose the reviewers. The comments from the reviewers will be sent back to the associate editors in a report which will be finally sent to the Editor-in-Chief to accept or reject the manuscript, invite the authors to revise and resubmit the manuscript, or seek additional review reports. If a revision is indicated, the editor provides guidelines to the authors for attending to the reviewers’ suggestions and perhaps additional advice about revising the manuscript.

The authors will then return a revised manuscript version to the Editor-in-Chief. The authors may also submit a rebuttal when the authors disagree with certain comments provided by the reviewers. Finally, the Editor-in-Chief sends the revised manuscript out for re-review. Typically, at least 1 of the original reviewers will be asked to examine the article. When the reviewers have completed their work, the Editor-in-Chief examines their comments and decides whether the manuscript is ready to be published, needs another round of revisions, or should be rejected.

Code of Ethics

ALAM CIPTA International Journal of Sustainable Tropical Design Research and Practice has adopted a Code of Ethics to ensure that its commitment to integrity is recognised and adhered to by contributors, editors and reviewers. For more details, please click here to download the Code of Ethics.


ALAM CIPTA International Journal of Sustainable Tropical Design Research and Practice is indexed by SCOPUS (Elsevier), MyCite, EBSCO, ASEAN Citation Index (ACI) and Islamic World Science Citation Centre (ISC).

Publishing Charge

Regular Issue : RM450/USD100

Special Issue : RM1000 (Local) / USD300 (International)

All this charges will be imposed for every accepted manuscript since 1st July 2022.

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Manuscripts and other communication must be directed to the secretariat of the journal at the following address:

Assoc. Prof. Ts. Dr. Sreetheran Maruthaveeran
ALAM CIPTA International Journal of Sustainable Tropical Design Research and Practice
Faculty of Design & Architecture
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
Serdang 43400
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Tel: +603-9769 4079

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