Journal History

2018 The inaugural issue was released. Smart Cities was published as a quarterly journal.

Smart Cities established the following sections:

  • Energy and ICT;
  • Smart Transportation;
  • Smart Health;
  • Smart Agriculture;
  • Smart Sensors;
  • Smart Data;
  • Smart Business;
  • Internet of Things;
  • Cloud Computing;
  • Applied Science and Humanities for Smart Cities;
  • Smart Grids;
  • Smart Buildings;
  • Smart Urban Infrastructures;
  • Smart Positioning and Timing.
2020 The International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB) became affiliated to Smart Cities.
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.
Smart Cities received its first Impact Factor (2022) of 6.4.
Smart Cities received its CiteScore (2022) of 8.5.


2018–present Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Pierluigi Siano

Section Editor-in-Chief

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