Article Submission

All Harvard affiliates are welcome to submit relevant papers to be considered for publication in our annual Review. Relevant papers may pertain to architecture, housing, social justice, economics, technology, urbanism, city planning, policy, and more. They may be coursework, doctoral theses, independent research, or professional works to which the rights are owned exclusively by the submitting party. We ask only that the focus of the article has a clear connection to the built environment and that at least one contributing author be a Harvard student or faculty member.

Editing Timeline

While we accept article submissions year-round, article selection typically takes place in September. Authors of selected works are then contacted with a formal offer of publication, and, if accepted, the editing process begins henceforth. While HRER Editors guide this process, ongoing contributor cooperation is expected. Final, edited drafts are sent to graphic editing in mid-November.


Published articles typically range in length from 3,000 to 5,000 words. However, articles need not be edited for length prior to submission. If necessary, these amendments will be made in collaboration with an HRER Editor following the selection of the article in question.


Questions may be submitted via our contact form, found here.