Urban Science

Urban Science (ISSN 2413-8851) is an international, scientific, peer-reviewed, open access journal of urban and regional studies published quarterly online by MDPI. The first issue has been released in March 2017. The European Cool Roofs Council (ECRC) and Society for Urban Ecology (SURE) are affiliated with Urban Science.
  • Open Access—free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 17.4 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 4.1 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2020).
  • Recognition of Reviewers: reviewers who provide timely, thorough peer-review reports receive vouchers entitling them to a discount on the APC of their next publication in any MDPI journal, in appreciation of the work done.
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Special Issue in Urban Science
Technologies and Humanities for Smart Cities Guest Editors: Giuseppe Borruso, Chiara Garau, Ginevra Balletto, Paola Zamperlin, Beniamino Murgante
Deadline: 31 December 2020
Special Issue in Urban Science
Green Building Rating and Sustainable Urban Design Guest Editor: Janis Birkeland
Deadline: 31 January 2021
Special Issue in Urban Science
Mega Events and Urban Memory Guest Editors: Giuseppe Borruso, Ginevra Balletto, Maurizio Carta, Beniamino Murgante, Carmelo Maria Torre
Deadline: 28 February 2021
Special Issue in Urban Science
Urban Freight Transportation and Logistics Guest Editor: Cristiana Piccioni
Deadline: 31 May 2021
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