Urban Affairs Review (UAR) has been a leading scholarly journal focused on urban politics, policy, and governance for fifty years. Submissions reflecting different scholarly disciplines and methodological perspectives are welcome when the research advances theory and improves our understanding of political processes, policy impacts, and approaches to governance in urban, regional, and metropolitan settings. The Urban Affairs Review is affiliated with American Political Science Association’s section on Urban Politics.
Urban Affairs Review is a peer-reviewed, bi-monthly journal focused on questions of politics, governance, and public policy specifically as they relate to cities and/or their regions. Submissions of empirical and comparative research from different scholarly disciplines and methodological perspectives are encouraged.
Potential topics include: civic and political engagement; racial and ethnic politics; local and regional institutions; municipal fiscal health; and analyses of urban public policies directed at community development; economic, civic, and environmental sustainability; public education, affordable housing, public transportation, public safety, and physical infrastructure.
Please direct all questions regarding the status of submitted manuscripts to:
Urban Affairs Review Editorial Office
Jered B. Carr, Managing Editor
Elizabeth Motyka, Assistant Managing Editor
College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs
University of Illinois at Chicago
UAR is grateful for the support provided by UIC’s College of Urban Planning and Public Affair (http://www.uic.edu/cuppa/), and its Department of Public Administration (http://cuppa-pa.uic.edu/the-department/).
Urban Affairs Reveiw (UAR) is a leading scholarly journal on urban issues and themes. For almost five decades scholars, researchers, policymakers, planners, and administrators have turned to UAR for the latest international research and empirical analysis on the programs and policies that shape our cities. UAR covers: urban policy; urban economic development; residential and community development; governance and service delivery; comparative/international urban research; and social, spatial, and cultural dynamics.
|Elizabeth Motyka||University of Illinois at Chicago, USA|
|Scott L. Minkoff||SUNY at New Paltz, USA|
|Edgar Ramirez de la Cruz||Center for Research and Teaching in Economics, México, Mexico|
|Jill Tao||Incheon National University, Korea|
|Yue Zhang||University of Illinois at Chicago, USA|
|Katrin Anacker||George Mason University, USA|
|Claudia Avellaneda||Indiana University, USA|
|Germà Bel||University of Barcelona, Spain|
|Andrea Benjamin||The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA|
|Kenneth Bickers||University of Colorado-Boulder, USA|
|Colleen Casey||University of Texas at Arlington, USA|
|Stefanie Chambers||Trinity College, USA|
|Michael Craw||University of Arkansas at Little Rock, USA|
|Els de Graauw||Baruch College - CUNY, USA|
|Richardson Dilworth||Drexel University, USA|
|Nuno Ferreira da Cruz||London School of Economics, UK|
|Michael Javen Fortner||Director of Urban Studies, CUNY School of Professional Studies, USA|
|Christopher V. Hawkins||University of Central Florida, USA|
|Mirya Holman||Tulane University, USA|
|Benoy Jacob||University of Nevada, USA|
|Janet Kelly||University of Louisville, USA|
|Vladimir Kogan||The Ohio State University, USA|
|Timothy B. Krebs||University of New Mexico, USA|
|J. Celeste Lay||Tulane University, USA|
|Anders Lidström||Umeå University, Sweden|
|Zhilin Liu||Tsinghua University, China|
|Joanna Lucio||Arizona State University, USA|
|Steve McGovern||Haverford College, USA|
|David Y. Miller||University of Pittsburgh, USA|
|John Mollenkopf||City University of New York, USA|
|Mai Thi Nguyen||The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA|
|Thomas Ogorzalek||Northwestern University, USA|
|Marion Orr||Brown University, USA|
|Rolf Pendall||Urban Institute, USA|
|Deirdre Pfeiffer||Arizona State University, USA|
|Bo Qin||Professor and Chair, Department of Urban Planning and Management, School of Public Administration and Policy, Renmin University of China, Beijing, China|
|Ringa Raudla||Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia|
|Peter Rosenblatt||Loyola University Chicago, USA|
|Susan Saegert||CUNY Graduate Center, USA|
|Jefferey Sellers||University of Southern California, USA|
|Paru Shah||University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA|
|Ellen Shiau||California State University, Los Angeles, USA|
|Costas Spirou||Georgia College & State University, USA|
|Kristof Steyvers||Ghent University, Belgium|
|Gerry Stoker||University of Southampton, UK|
|Clarence N. Stone||George Washington University, USA|
|Todd Swanstrom||University of Missouri-St. Louis, USA|
|Pawel Swianiewicz||University of Warsaw, Poland|
|Matthew Thomas||California State University, Chico, USA|
|Jessica Trounstine||University of California, Merced, USA|
|Floris Vermeulen||University of Amsterdam, Netherlands|
|Ronald K. Vogel||Ryerson University, Canada|
|Mildred E. Warner||Cornell University, USA|
|Rachel Nicole Weber||University of Illinois at Chicago, USA|
Urban Affairs Review (UAR) now has moved to an online submission system (SAGE Track). By doing so Urban Affairs Review will further streamline the process from initial submission by author(s) through publication. In addition, authors will be able to track the status of their manuscript through the review process.
In order to effectively manage this transition, the journal requests that you use the following guidelines when making your submission.
- Submit manuscripts electronically at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/uar
- In order to submit a manuscript, the corresponding author must create an account on the online system.
- Additional information about creating an account and submitting manuscripts are also provided on the website.
In addition, be aware that submission of a manuscript implies commitment to publish in the journal. Authors submitting manuscripts to the journal should not simultaneously submit them to another journal, nor should manuscripts have been published elsewhere in substantially similar form or with substantially similar content.
General Guidelines for Submitting Manuscripts
Manuscripts must be prepared in accordance with the Chicago Manual of Style (15th edition) guidelines. Articles and Research Synthesis manuscripts should not exceed 12,000 words (approximately 30 pages) and Research Notes should not exceed 5,600 words (approximately 14 pages). These limits are provided as a guide to authors and longer versions (particularly for Research Notes) may be considered. Word count totals include all text, endnotes, references, tables and figures.
All text, endnotes, and references should be typed and double-spaced, with one-inch margins. An abstract of approximately 150 words should accompany the manuscript. Manuscripts must be submitted in 12pt, Times New Roman font.
UAR utilizes a double-blind review process to evaluate manuscripts for publication. The author(s) identity must not be indicated on the title page or any other place in the document submitted and all obvious references that reveal the author(s) identity, including previous work, should be omitted in the version submitted for review. Please do not upload a second title page listing the author information. Sagetrack captures author information as part of the submission process, making this additional title page unnecessary.
For any other queries regarding the submission process please consult the UAR Blog http://urbanaffairsreview.com or contact the managing editor at firstname.lastname@example.org. Here are the contact details of the editorial office:
College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs
University of Illinois at Chicago
If you or your funder wish your article to be freely available online to nonsubscribers immediately upon publication (gold open access), you can opt for it to be included in SAGE Choice, subject to the payment of a publication fee. The manuscript submission and peer review procedure is unchanged. On acceptance of your article, you will be asked to let SAGE know directly if you are choosing SAGE Choice. To check journal eligibility and the publication fee, please visit SAGE Choice. For more information on open access options and compliance at SAGE, including self/author archiving deposits (green open access) visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.
At SAGE, we are committed to facilitating openness, transparency and reproducibility of research. Where relevant, The Journal encourages authors to share their research data in a suitable public repository subject to ethical considerations and where data is included, to add a data accessibility statement in their manuscript file. Authors should also follow data citation principles. For more information please visit the SAGE Author Gateway, which includes information about SAGE’s partnership with the data repository Figshare.