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 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 Geographies, Geomatics, IJGI, Land, Urban Science, Sustainability
Spatial Decision Support Systems for Urban Sustainability Topic Editors: Shivanand Balram, Raja Sengupta, Jorge Rocha
Deadline: 31 October 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
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
Special Issue in Urban Science
Urban Forestry as a Strategy for Promoting Greener and Healthier Cities Guest Editors: Francesco Ferrini, Ermes Lo Piccolo, Barbara Mariotti
Deadline: 30 October 2024
Special Issue in Urban Science
Multi-sensory Environmental Performance and Thermal Comfort of Urban Spaces Guest Editors: Marialena Nikolopoulou, Carolina Vasilikou
Deadline: 15 November 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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