About This Journal

Oz, the Journal of the College of Architecture, Planning and Design at Kansas State University, is dedicated to the exploration of ideas in design through the publication of diverse responses to theoretical issues.

Each year students seek out essays and projects from leading practitioners, scholars and artists worldwide. The dialog enriches the staff's education and the journal serves as a printed record allowing for expanded participation and debate for students, faculty, alumni and others.

Since its inception in 1979, Oz has received accolades and recognitions including two Douglas Haskell Awards for Student Journalism from AIA New York and numerous awards for graphic design and printing.

Oz is underwritten through gifts from our many friends—firms, individuals, foundations and professional organizations—as well as through the generosity of the Kansas State University Fine Arts Fee.

Open Access Policies

Oz provides open access to its back issue content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of information that leads to knowledge and progress.


Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivatives 4.0 International License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work.