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, 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 13.2 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 3.6 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2019).
  • 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
Design the Future City of Refugees Guest Editor: Miguel Amado
Deadline: 30 June 2020
Special Issue in Urban Science
Climate Change in Urban Areas Guest Editors: Alistair Ford, Claire Walsh
Deadline: 31 July 2020
Special Issue in Urban Science
Technologies and Humanities for Smart Cities Guest Editors: Giuseppe Borruso, Chiara Garau, Ginevra Balletto, Paola Zamperlin, Beniamino Murgante
Deadline: 30 September 2020
Special Issue in Urban Science
Urban Place Names: Political, Economic, and Cultural Dimensions Guest Editor: Sergei Basik
Deadline: 15 October 2020
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