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 19.7 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 5.2 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2022).
  • 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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Topic in Future Transportation, Logistics, Smart Cities, Sustainability, Urban Science, Vehicles
Sustainable Transport Systems and New Mobility Services: Challenges and Solutions, 2nd Volume Topic Editors: Panagiotis Georgakis, Babis Magoutas, Michiel de Bok, Suresh H. Renukappa, Subashini Suresh
Deadline: 31 October 2023
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
Special Issue in Urban Science
Water Resources Planning and Management in Cities Guest Editor: Jing Yuan
Deadline: 30 June 2023
Special Issue in Urban Science
Nature-Based Solutions to Foster Sustainable Urban Development Guest Editors: Juan Pablo Rodríguez, Anja Ranđelović, Ana Mijić
Deadline: 15 July 2023
Special Issue in Urban Science
Informalizing Public Space: Appropriation, Urban Mapping and Design Thinking Guest Editor: Hesam Kamalipour
Deadline: 31 July 2023
Special Issue in Urban Science
Urban Resources and Environment Guest Editors: Parveen Sihag, Saurabh Rana, Kulwinder Singh
Deadline: 30 August 2023
Topical Collection in Urban Science
Urban Conservation Collection Editor: Sergio Cardone
Topical Collection in Urban Science
Urban Acoustic Environments Collection Editors: Francesco Aletta, Jooyoung Hong
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