Urban Science

Urban Science is an international, scientific, peer-reviewed, open access journal of urban and regional studies, published quarterly online by MDPI. The European Cool Roofs Council (ECRC) and Urban Land Institute (ULI) are affiliated with the journal.
  • Open Access— free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
  • High Visibility: indexed within ScopusESCI (Web of Science) and other databases.
  • Journal Rank: CiteScore - Q1 (Urban Studies)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision is provided to authors approximately 23.7 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 5.7 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2023).
  • 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.
Impact Factor: 2.0 (2022); 5-Year Impact Factor: 2.5 (2022)
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Topic in Foods, Forests, IJERPH, Sustainability, Urban Science
Nature Therapy: The Physiological Effects of Nature on Humans Topic Editors: Harumi Ikei, Hyunju Jo, Yoshifumi Miyazaki
Deadline: 25 December 2023
Topic in Buildings, Forests, IJERPH, Land, Urban Science
Bioclimatic Designs to Enhance Urban/Rural Resilience Topic Editors: Bo Hong, Dayi Lai, Zhi Gao, Yongxin Xie, Kuixing Liu
Deadline: 31 December 2023
Topic in Geomatics, Land, Remote Sensing, Urban Science, Water
Urban Land Use and Spatial Analysis Topic Editors: Elahi Ehsan, Guo Wei
Deadline: 2 February 2024
Topic in Laws, Social Sciences, Societies, Urban Science
Accessibility and Inclusion for Pedestrians with Disabilities: Law, Policy, Practice and Politics Topic Editors: Maria Orchard, Anna Lawson, Victor Santiago Pineda, Jim Walker
Deadline: 1 April 2024
Special Issue in Urban Science
Coastal Urban Dynamics under Climate Change Guest Editors: Jürgen Scheffran, Dmitry V. Kovalevsky, Laurens Bouwer
Deadline: 30 November 2023
Special Issue in Urban Science
Contemporary Approaches to Practice Sustainability in Architecture and Urbanism Guest Editors: Hourakhsh Ahmad Nia, Rokhsaneh Rahbarianyazd
Deadline: 11 December 2023
Special Issue in Urban Science
The Post-COVID Urbanism Guest Editors: Ayyoob Sharifi, Amir Reza Khavarian-Garmsir
Deadline: 31 December 2023
Special Issue in Urban Science
Sustainable Urban Development: Green Infrastructure, Built Environment and Construction Activities Guest Editors: Eziyi Offia Ibem, Olumuyiwa Adegun, Obuks Ejohwomu
Deadline: 31 January 2024
Topical Collection in Urban Science
Urban Acoustic Environments Collection Editors: Francesco Aletta, Jooyoung Hong
Topical Collection in Urban Science
Urban Conservation Collection Editor: Sergio Cardone
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