About Urban Science

Aims and Scope

Urban Science (ISSN 2413-8851) is a scholarly international journal which provides a platform for the exchange of ideas, methods and information on urban and regional studies. It is a peer-reviewed, open access journal that publishes high quality original articles, critical reviews, research notes, and short communications. There is no restriction on the length of the papers.

The primary aims of this journal are to encourage scientists to publish their theoretical and empirical research relating to urban and rural development, environment and resource, economic, policy, and communities.

Subject Areas

  • Urban and regional economic and political development
  • Urban environmental and resource controversies
  • Urban policy and governance
  • Urban sprawl and redevelopment
  • Urbanism and suburbanism as ways of life
  • Urban geography, land use, and transport
  • Landscape and urban wilderness
  • Infrastructure, the built environment, and housing
  • Community formation in cities
  • Urban culture
  • Rural development
  • The costs and benefits of tourism
  • Globalization and local development

MDPI Publication Ethics Statement

Urban Science is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). MDPI takes the responsibility to enforce a rigorous peer-review together with strict ethical policies and standards to ensure to add high quality scientific works to the field of scholarly publication. Unfortunately, cases of plagiarism, data falsification, inappropriate authorship credit, and the like, do arise. MDPI takes such publishing ethics issues very seriously and our editors are trained to proceed in such cases with a zero tolerance policy. To verify the originality of content submitted to our journals, we use iThenticate to check submissions against previous publications. MDPI works with Publons to provide reviewers with credit for their work.

Book Reviews

Authors and publishers are encouraged to send review copies of their recent related books to the following address. Received books will be listed as Books Received within the journal's News & Announcements section.

St. Alban-Anlage 66
CH-4052 Basel

Copyright / Open Access

Articles published in Urban Science will be Open-Access articles distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The copyright is retained by the author(s). MDPI will insert the following note at the end of the published text:

© 2020 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).


Reprints may be ordered. Please contact for more information on how to order reprints.

Announcement and Advertisement

Announcements regarding academic activities such as conferences are published for free in the News & Announcements section of the journal. Advertisement can be either published or placed on the pertinent website. Contact e-mail address is .

Editorial Office

Ms. Yaqiong Guo
Managing Editor

For further MDPI contacts, see here.

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