City & Society

Cover image for Vol. 28 Issue 2

Edited By: Joshua Barker

Online ISSN: 1548-744X

Author Guidelines

City & Society welcomes manuscripts concerned with urban communities and complex societies generally. The review is intended to foster communication among disciplines. Articles reflect applied as well as basic research interests presented as case studies, comparisons, and syntheses based on literature review. The pages of City & Society are also open to ethnographically based pieces of humanistic, historical, dialogical, narrative, poetic and visual orientation.


City & Society follows the Chicago Manual of Style for most matters of style, including hyphenation, capitalization, punctuation, abbreviations, and grammar, and Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary for spelling.

Contributors are strongly encouraged to submit manuscripts electronically, as e-mail attachments. Surface mail submissions must include three copies of each manuscript and a diskette, submitted to the Editor at the address listed below. Submit three copies of each manuscript to the Editor at the address listed below. Use one side of 8-1/2 x 11 inch or A-4 white bond paper or computer paper (do not use erasable or onionskin paper). Manuscripts must be double-spaced, with no hyphenation at the end of lines. Authors using word processors should turn right justification off, and conform to the standard method of indicating italics (underlining, rather than bold or italic fonts).

Sections of submitted manuscripts, beginning on new pages, should be ordered as follows: title page (with author and affiliation), abstract (with bracketed keywords), text (with no footnotes or endnotes), acknowledgments, references cited, tables, list of figure captions, and figures.

References: All entries in the reference list must be cited in the text, and vice versa. In text, references are cited in parentheses, with last name(s), year of publication, and, where necessary, page numbers. The reference list should be ordered alphabetically by author's last name; author on one line, primary author last name first; date of publication indented on the next line, followed by title and then publisher's city and name. All subsequent lines should be indented beyond the date. No underlining or boldface should be used in the reference list.

Tables: Number tables consecutively in the order in which they appear in text. Each table should have a caption. The caption and body of the table should be double-spaced.

Figures: Artwork for figures must be camera-ready--that is, a photographic print of line art, such as a map, graph, or drawing, or a photograph. Xerographic copies are not sufficient.

Note: Starting in 2016, the journals of the AAA will be digital-fully, including City & Society. This shift poses some opportunities for authors in 2016 and beyond. Authors are encouraged to include four-color art, supporting information, and/or to create a video abstract on YouTube or Vimeo that can be linked to from the article. Authors can help researchers locate their content online by paying particular attention to titles, subtitles, and abstracts, see:

Copyright Agreements. If your paper is accepted, the author identified as the formal corresponding author for the paper will receive an email prompting them to login into Author Services; where via the Wiley Author Licensing Service (WALS) they will be able to complete the license agreement on behalf of all authors on the paper. If the OnlineOpen option is not selected the corresponding author will be presented with the journal's standard license agreement to sign.

Authors are permitted to self-archive the peer-reviewed (but not final) version of the Contribution on the Contributor’s personal website, in the Contributor’s company/institutional repository or archive, and in certain not for profit subject-based repositories such as PubMed Central as listed at the following website:

There are separate arrangements with certain funding agencies governing reuse of this version as set forth at the following website:

The Contributor may not update the accepted version or replace it with the published Contribution.
If the OnlineOpen option is selected the corresponding author will have a choice of the following Creative Commons License Open Access Agreements (OAA):

Creative Commons Attribution License OAA

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License OAA

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial -NoDerivs License OAA

To preview the terms and conditions of these open access agreements please visit the Copyright FAQs hosted on Wiley Author Services and visit

OnlineOpen. If you select the OnlineOpen option and your research is funded by certain funders [e.g. The Wellcome Trust and members of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) or the Austrian Science Fund (FWF)] you will be given the opportunity to publish your article under a CC-BY license supporting you in complying with your funder requirements.

For more information on this policy and the Journal’s compliant self-archiving policy please visit:

Address manuscripts and related correspondence to:

Joshua Barker, Editor
University of Toronto
Anthropology Building, Room 228
19 Russell Street
Toronto, Ontario
Tel. (1) 416.946.3305
Fax (1) 416.946.8838

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