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 23.7 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 6.5 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2023).
  • 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.
Impact Factor: 2.0 (2022); 5-Year Impact Factor: 2.5 (2022)
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Topic in Buildings, Energies, Smart Cities, Sustainability, Urban Science
Trends and Prospects for Energy Communities in Europe Topic Editors: Francesco Reda, Rosaria Volpe
Deadline: 31 May 2024
Topic in Applied Sciences, Buildings, Energies, Sustainability, Urban Science
Integrated Modeling and Analytics for Sustainable Urban Energy Systems Topic Editors: Zheng Yang, Lingqi Su, Yilong Han
Deadline: 30 June 2024
Topic in Buildings, Sensors, Smart Cities, Sustainability, Urban Science, Applied Sciences
Smart Cities: Infrastructure, Innovation, Technology, Governance and Citizenship Topic Editors: Luis Hernández-Callejo, Sergio Nesmachnow, Pedro Moreno-Bernal
Deadline: 30 September 2024
Topic in Economies, Forests, Land, Smart Cities, Urban Science
Sustainable Investments in Urban, Peri-Urban and Industrial Areas: Novel Approaches and Methods Topic Editors: Francesco Sica, Elena Di Pirro, Maria Rosaria Sessa, Francesco Tajani, Maria Rosaria Guarini, Alessio Russo, Debora Anelli
Deadline: 31 December 2024
Special Issue in Urban Science
Future of Urbanism in the Post-Pandemic World Guest Editor: Ajay Garde
Deadline: 30 April 2024
Special Issue in Urban Science
Rural–Urban Transformation and Regional Development Guest Editors: Qiyang Liu, Zhengying Liu, Mengqiu Cao
Deadline: 31 May 2024
Special Issue in Urban Science
Water Resources Planning and Management in Cities Guest Editor: Jing Yuan
Deadline: 1 July 2024
Special Issue in Urban Science
Assessing Urban Ecological Environment Protection Guest Editor: Biao Zeng
Deadline: 30 September 2024
Topical Collection in Urban Science
Urban Acoustic Environments Collection Editors: Francesco Aletta, Jooyoung Hong
Topical Collection in Urban Science
Urban Conservation Collection Editor: Sergio Cardone
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