Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The journal includes, but is not limited to the following fields:

· Urban Crime
· Urban Cultures
· Urban Economics
· Urban Education
· Urban Employment
· Urban Environment
· Urban Health Care
· Urban History
· Urban Housing
· Urban Hygiene
· Urban Planning and Development
· Urban Policy
· Urban Politics
· Urban Race Problem
· Urban Research Methods
· Urban Sociology - Urban Studies
· Urban Studies
· Urban Theory
· Public Administration
· Public Policy


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

The journal adopts double-blind peer review (also called anonymous peer review), That is, on one hand, the reviewers do not know the author's identity, on the other hand, the authors do not know who accept to review their manuscripts. After accepting the review task, the external reviewers should return the review result in two weeks.


Publication Frequency

2022 Semiannual, published in June and December

2021 Quarterly, published in March, June, September and December

2020 Quarterly, published in March, June, September and December

2019 Quarterly, published in March, June, September and December

2018 Semiannual, published in May and November


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



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