Urban Science — Open Access Journal

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, free publication for well-prepared manuscripts submitted in 2018.
  • Rapid publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 14 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 3.8 days (median values for papers published in the first six months of 2018).
  • 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 Issues

Special Issue in Urban Science
Contemporary Architecture and Urbanism: Transformations, Challenges, and Future Prospects Guest Editors: Ashraf M. Salama, Florian Wiedmann
Deadline: 1 December 2018
Special Issue in Urban Science
Planning and Design for Age-friendly Communities Guest Editors: Sara Santos, Fernando Brandão Alves
Deadline: 20 December 2018
Special Issue in Urban Science
Formalizing Urban Methodologies Guest Editors: Franklim Morais, Jorge Vieira Vaz, David Leite Viana
Deadline: 31 December 2018
Special Issue in Urban Science
Innovations in Affordable Housing at the Nexus of the Market and the State Guest Editors: Rachel Garshick Kleit, Whitney Airgood-Obrycki
Deadline: 31 January 2019

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