Journal History

2018 Smart Cities published its first volume as a quarterly journal. The founding Editor-in-Chief is Prof. Dr. Pierluigi Siano.

Fourteen new topical sections were established in Smart Cities journal:

2020 Smart Cities became an affiliated journal of the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB).
2021 Smart Cities was indexed in Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)—Web of Science and Scopus (Elsevier).
2022 Smart Cities received its first CiteScore (2021) of 5.5.
2023 Smart Cities adopted a bimonthly publication schedule.


2018 Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Pierluigi Siano
Associate Editor: Prof. Dr. Isam Shahrour

Section Editor-in-Chief

2019 Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Frank Witlox for Section "Smart Transportation"
Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Javier Prieto for Section "Internet of Things"
Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Antonio Moreno-Munoz for Section "Smart Grids"
Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Ilaria De Munari for Section "Smart Buildings"
Section Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Fabio Dovis for Section "Smart Positioning and Timing"
Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Silvano Vergura for Section "Energy and ICT"
2022–present Section Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Wen-Hao Su for the section on Smart Urban Agriculture
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