Journal of Urban Affairs
©Urban Affairs Association
Edited By: Laura Reese
Impact Factor: 0.84
ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2011: 20/37 (Urban Studies)
Online ISSN: 1467-9906
The Journal of Urban Affairs (JUA) is committed to publishing manuscripts that make substantial contributions to the field of urban affairs. The Editor invites manuscripts that do one or more of the following:
· Advance urban theory or theoretical lines of inquiry relevant to the study of urban and regional phenomena;
· Develop theoretical, conceptual, or methodological approaches to community and metropolitan problems;
· Present results of empirical research that advance the understanding of society and social change in the urban milieu; and
· Describe and analyze issues, policies, or programs of current interest to those who work in the field and study the urban and regional environment.
The JUA publishes scholarly work with an array of ideological and disciplinary perspectives, with varying methodological approaches, and from diverse urban settings across the globe. Reviews of manuscripts, in general, consider the following: 1) the substantive contribution of the manuscript to the field of urban affairs; 2) the value of the manuscript content to the JUA audience; and 3) the overall quality of the manuscript.
Submitting Manuscripts to the Journal of Urban Affairs
1. Authors must submit manuscripts online at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/juaf. All manuscripts must include an abstract not exceeding 150 words.
2. To ensure anonymity in the blind review process, all identifying material - author names, affiliations, contact information, and acknowledgements - must be removed. Manuscripts should include only the title and abstract for identification. A separate cover page giving authorship, institutional affiliation, and contact information must be uploaded, and all co-authors must be added to the authors list.
3. All copy must be double-spaced (including indented material and references) and written in 12-point font (Times or Times New Roman preferred). Margins must be a minimum of 1.5 inches.
4. Each table and figure must be included on a separate page at the end of the manuscript. Insert location note at the proper place in the text, e.g. “Table 2 about here.”
5. Tables must be clear and consistently presented throughout the manuscript. Figures must be “camera ready.” The JUA does not print any material in color, so figures, including photographs, must be black and white.
6. References in text need to be cited within parentheses using the author-date style. The reference list must begin on a new page following the text, be typed double-spaced, be organized in alphabetical order, and conform to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. Authors must ensure that their references are up-to-date and cited accurately.
Journal articles published online ahead of issue compilation should be cited using the journal article DOI rather than the phrase "in press."
Eg: Elliott-Howard, F. E., DuFrene, D. D., & Daniel, L. G. (1997). The ethical issues rating scale: An instrument for measuring ethical orientation of college students toward various business practices. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 57. doi:10.1177/0013164497057003012
Questions about book reviews in the JUA should be directed to the Book Review Editors:
Professor David Varady, University of Cincinnati, email@example.com
Professor Yonn Dierwechter, University of Washington, firstname.lastname@example.org