Urban and Regional Planning

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Urban and Regional Planning

ISSN Online: 2575-1697
ISSN Print: 2575-1689
Current Issue: Volume 9, Issue 3, September 2024
DOI: 10.11648/j.urp


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Ongoing Special Issues

Special issues are collections of articles centered around a subject of special interest, which are organized and led by subject experts who take on the role of the guest editor. Authors should be aware that articles included in special issues are subject to the same criteria of quality, originality, and significance as regular articles.

Propose a Special Issue

By proposing a special issue, you have the opportunity to undertake the role of lead guest editor and curate a collection of articles focused on a subject of particular interest. This allows you to showcase and explore the chosen topic in-depth.

Benefits of the Lead Guest Editor

Serving as a lead guest editor can bring a variety of career benefits, such as the following:

Be awarded a certificate of honor (electronic version).
Get your name listed on the journal's website.
Be at the forefront of scientific communications.
Contribute to and receive recognition from the academic community.
Assemble and work with a strong team of Editors.
Peer Reviewers

Thank you to all the peer reviewers who generously donated their time and expertise to Urban and Regional Planning publications. Your contributions are invaluable in maintaining the high-quality standards of our publications.

  • Dr. Andrea Fanfoni
    Department of Engineering and Architecture, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
  • Dr. Toriqul Bashar
    Institute for Social Policy Housing and Equalities Research, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Dr. Juncheng Yang
    Department of Urban Planning and Design, Harvard University, Cambridge, United States
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  • Dr. Qi Yang
    School of Architecture, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Dr. Christina Barbarousi
    Department of Political Science and Public Administration, School of Economics and Political Sciences, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece
  • Dr. Marco Marucci
    L’Istituto di Ricerca sulla Crescita Economica Sostenibile (IRCrES), Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), Rome, Italy

How to be an effective Peer Reviewer?

Our comprehensive guide on becoming a peer reviewer provides you with all the essential information to embark on this role successfully. It covers the following key aspects:

The peer review process
Writing review reports
Ethical guidelines for peer reviewers

Why should you consider becoming a Peer Reviewer?

Engaging in the peer review process not only significantly contributes to the scientific community but also brings considerable benefits for your own research and career development. At SciencePG, we always appreciate and welcome professionals who are interested in becoming part of our dedicated reviewer team.

Stay at the Forefront of Research

As a reviewer, you gain an exclusive opportunity to have an early glimpse of the exciting new research conducted in your field. Moreover, peer review empowers you to play a vital role in evaluating and enhancing this cutting-edge work.

Enhancing Your Writing Skills

Thorough reviewing articles written by other researchers can provide valuable insights for improving your own work. Unlike reading an article solely for research purposes, the review process prompts you to think critically about the elements that contribute to the quality of the article. This reflection can enhance your understanding of a well-designed study.

Boost Your Career

Although much of the review process is conducted anonymously, there are initiatives to recognize reviewers for their significant contributions. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to include your review experience in the Curriculum Vitae, showcasing your valuable involvement to the scholarly community.

Editorial Board

Urban and Regional Planning maintains an Editorial Board of practicing researchers from around the world, to ensure manuscripts are handled by editors who are experts in the field of study.

  • Prof. Rachel Granger
    Leicester Castle Business School, De Montfort University, Leicester, United Kingdom
  • Assoc. Prof. Lily Chi
    Department of Architecture, Cornell University, Ithaca, United States
  • Dr. Silvia Cafora
    Department of Architecture and Design, Polytechnic University of Turin, Turin, Italy
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  • Prof. Paul Watt
    Department of Sociology, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, United Kingdom
  • Dr. Ali Soltani
    Department of Injury Studies, Flinders Health and Medical Research Institute, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia
  • Dr. Philip Boland
    School of Natural and Built Environment, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, United Kingdom

Join the Editorial Board

Would you like to make a valuable contribution to the scientific community by joining the editorial board of this journal? Or perhaps you're a current editorial board member who wishes to recommend a colleague for this role? Your interest and suggestions are highly appreciated and warmly welcomed.

Benefits for Editorial Board Members

Joining the Editorial Board is an opportunity to be recognized as an expert in your field and to contribute to the peer review process of cutting-edge research. By acting as editor, you will have the opportunity to shape the future of research in your field and be part of a community of like-minded researchers.

As an editorial board member, You will Benefit from:

Enhancing your academic influence and enriching your resume.

Receiving a certificate acknowledging your contributions to the journal.

Having your name listed on the journal website.

Gaining access to the latest research in advance and making new contacts in your research field.

Networking with other scholars in your field and broadening your academic connectivity.

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Why Choose AcademicEvents?

AcademicEvents strives to provide you with a seamless experience. By organizing academic events under our service, you will connect with like-minded individuals and expand your professional network. Besides, our user-friendly interface allows you stay informed about the latest conferences in your field of interest.

We also provide publishing services for conference content (past or upcoming conference). The ideas generated during the conference can be developed into articles or abstracts for publication.

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