About Smart Cities


Smart Cities (ISSN 2624-6511) provides an advanced forum for the dissemination of information on the science and technology of smart cities, publishing reviews, regular research papers (articles) and communications in all areas of research concerning smart cities. Our aim is to encourage scientists to publish their experimental and theoretical results in as much detail as possible, with no restriction on the maximum length of the papers so that the full experimental results can be reproduced. Manuscripts regarding research proposals and research ideas are particularly welcome.

A further unique feature of this journal is that electronic files and software providing full details of the calculations and experimental procedures, if unable to be published in a normal way, can be deposited as Supplementary Materials.


Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Information and communication technology (ICT) in the smart city;
  • Internet of Things (IoT) for smart cities;
  • Smart sensing;
  • Smart grids and smart infrastructures;
  • Smart transportation and mobility;
  • Smart energy;
  • Smart buildings;
  • Smart food and agriculture;
  • Smart governance;
  • Smart people;
  • Smart economy;
  • Smart healthcare;
  • Smart living.

MDPI Publication Ethics Statement

MDPI is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). MDPI takes the responsibility to enforce a rigorous peer-review together with strict ethical policies and standards to ensure to add high quality scientific works to the field of scholarly publication. Unfortunately, cases of plagiarism, data falsification, inappropriate authorship credit, and the like, do arise. MDPI takes such publishing ethics issues very seriously and our editors are trained to proceed in such cases with a zero tolerance policy. To verify the originality of content submitted to our journals, we use iThenticate to check submissions against previous publications.

Book Reviews

Authors and publishers are encouraged to send review copies of their recent related books to the following address. Received books will be listed as Books Received within the journal's News & Announcements section.

St. Alban-Anlage 66
CH-4052 Basel

Copyright / Open Access

Articles published in Smart Cities will be Open-Access articles distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The copyright is retained by the author(s). MDPI will insert the following note at the end of the published text:

© 2023 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).


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