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European Urban and Regional Studies

2016 Impact Factor: 2.077
2016 Ranking: 36/105 in Environmental Studies | 8/38 in Urban Studies
Source: 2016 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate Analytics, 2017)

Editor-in-Chief
Nick Henry Coventry University, UK
Deputy Editor
Adrian Smith Queen Mary, University of London, UK
Managing Editor
Kathy Wood University of Durham, UK
Editors
Vassilis Arapoglou University of Crete, Greece
Michael Bradshaw University of Warwick, UK
Mike Raco University College London, UK
Adam Swain Nottingham University, UK
Tuna Tasan-Kok University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Other Titles in:
Urban Geography

eISSN: 14617145 | ISSN: 09697764 | Current volume: 24 | Current issue: 3 Frequency: Quarterly

European Urban and Regional Studies is a vital resource which meets the needs of policy-makers, academic analysts and commentators.

This major journal provides a forum for dialogue across the different intellectual fields that inform European urban and regional development issues. In addition to exploring the ways in which place, space and scale make a difference to the cultural, economic, social and political map of Europe, European Urban and Regional Studies highlights the connections between theoretical analysis and policy development. The journal conceives Europe in broad terms as a highly variegated regional system shaped by interconnections and dynamics stretching from the local to the global.

European Urban and Regional Studies is available on SAGE Journals Online.

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

European Urban and Regional Studies is a highly ranked, peer reviewed journal. It provides an original contribution to academic and policy debate related to processes of urban and regional development in Europe. In addition to exploring the ways in which place, space and scale make a difference to the cultural, economic, social and political map of Europe, European Urban and Regional Studies highlights the economic and political connections between Europe and the wider global context and between theoretical analysis and policy development. The journal conceives Europe in broad terms as a highly variegated and dynamic urban and regional system shaped by interconnections stretching from the local to the global.

The journal publishes peer reviewed academic papers of around 8000 words and shorter 2000 word ‘Euro Commentaries’ that address key policy developments or political events that affect European urban and regional development.

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Editorial Advisory Board
Jorgen Ole Baerenholdt University of Roskilde, Denmark
Mireia Baylina Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain
Nina Gunnerud Berg Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Luiza Bialasiewicz University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Stefan Bouzarovski University of Birmingham, UK
Neil Brenner Harvard University, USA
Neil Coe National University of Singapore, Singapore
Boleslaw Domanski Jagiellonian University, Poland
Joos Droogleever Fortuijn University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Michael Dunford University of Sussex, UK
Jurgen Essletzbichler Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
Gernot Grabher HCU, Hamburg, Germany
Tassilo Herrschel University of Westminster, UK
Kathrin Hörschelmann Durham University, UK
Oto Hudec Technical University, Kosice, Slovakia
Maria Kaika University of Manchester, UK
Michael Keating University of Aberdeen, UK
Merje Kuus University of British Colombia, Canada
Patrick Le Galès CEVIPOF, Paris, France
Peter Lindner J.W.Goethe-University Frankfurt, Germany
Gordon MacLeod Durham University, UK
Anssi Paasi University of Oulu, Finland
Diane Perrons London School of Economics, UK
Alison Stenning University of Newcastle, UK
Michael Storper Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Erik Swyngedouw University of Manchester, UK
Ludek Sykora Charles University, Czech Republic
Mark Tewdwr-Jones University College London, UK
Franz Tödtling Institute for Urban and Regional Studies, University of Vienna, Austria
Henry Wai-chung Yeung National University of Singapore, Singapore
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  • Manuscript Submission Guidelines: European Urban and Regional Studies

    This Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics

    Please read the guidelines below then visit the Journal’s submission site http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/eurs to upload your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.

    Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of European Urban and Regional Studies will be reviewed.

    There are no fees payable to submit or publish in this journal.

    As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you.

    1. What do we publish?
      1.1 Aims & Scope
      1.2 Article types
      1.3 Writing your paper
    2. Editorial policies
      2.1 Peer review policy
      2.2 Authorship
      2.3 Acknowledgements
      2.4 Funding
      2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests
      2.6 Data
    3. Publishing policies
      3.1 Publication ethics
      3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement
      3.3 Open access and author archiving
    4. Preparing your manuscript
      4.1 Formatting
      4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
      4.3 Supplementary material
      4.4 Reference style
      4.5 English language editing services
    5. Submitting your manuscript
      5.1 ORCID
      5.2 Information required for completing your submission
      5.3 Permissions
    6. On acceptance and publication
      6.1 SAGE Production
      6.2 Online First publication
      6.3 Access to your published article
      6.4 Promoting your article
    7. Further information

    1. What do we publish?

    1.1 Aims & Scope

    Before submitting your manuscript to European Urban and Regional Studies, please ensure you have read the Aims & Scope.

    1.2 Article Types

    European Urban and Regional Studies publishes peer reviewed academic papers of around 8,000 words and shorter 2,000 word ‘Euro Commentaries’ that address key policy developments or political events that affect European urban and regional development.

    1.3 Writing your paper

    The SAGE Author Gateway has some general advice and on how to get published, plus links to further resources.

    1.3.1 Make your article discoverable

    When writing up your paper, think about how you can make it discoverable. The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article through search engines such as Google. For information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords, have a look at this page on the Gateway: How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online

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    2. Editorial policies

    2.1 Peer review policy

    European Urban and Regional Studies adheres to a rigorous double-blind reviewing policy in which the identity of both the reviewer and author are always concealed from both parties Given the increase in the volume of articles we are receiving, similarly to other journals the Editors of EURS now do a preliminary review of articles and reject articles that in their view will not successfully pass through the reviewing process. This usually applies to articles where authors have misunderstood the EURS remit and range of coverage or where the quality is very substandard. The advantage is that authors gain a quicker response to their submission and referees’ time is saved for papers that are more likely to be published. After this stage manuscripts will be subject to anonymous peer review by at least two specialist referees.

    2.2 Authorship

    All parties who have made a substantive contribution to the article should be listed as authors. Principal authorship, authorship order, and other publication credits should be based on the relative scientific or professional contributions of the individuals involved, regardless of their status. A student is usually listed as principal author on any multiple-authored publication that substantially derives from the student’s dissertation or thesis.

    2.3 Acknowledgements

    All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support.

    Please supply any personal acknowledgements separately to the main text to facilitate anonymous peer review.

    2.3.1 Writing assistance

    Individuals who provided writing assistance, e.g. from a specialist communications company, do not qualify as authors and so should be included in the Acknowledgements section. Authors must disclose any writing assistance – including the individual’s name, company and level of input – and identify the entity that paid for this assistance. It is not necessary to disclose use of language polishing services.

    2.4 Funding

    European Urban and Regional Studies requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading.  Please visit the Funding Acknowledgements page on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding, or state that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors. 

    2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests

    European Urban and Regional Studies encourages authors to include a declaration of any conflicting interests and recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

    2.6 Data

    SAGE acknowledges the importance of research data availability as an integral part of the research and verification process for academic journal articles.

    European Urban and Regional Studies requests all authors submitting any primary data used in their research articles if the articles are accepted to be published in the online version of the journal, or provide detailed information in their articles on how the data can be obtained. This information should include links to third-party data repositories or detailed contact information for third-party data sources. Data available only on an author-maintained website will need to be loaded onto either the journal’s platform or a third-party platform to ensure continuing accessibility. Examples of data types include but are not limited to statistical data files, replication code, text files, audio files, images, videos, appendices, and additional charts and graphs necessary to understand the original research. The editor can also grant exceptions for data that cannot legally or ethically be released. All data submitted should comply with Institutional or Ethical Review Board requirements and applicable government regulations. For further information, please contact the editorial office.

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    3. Publishing Policies

    3.1 Publication ethics

    SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway

    3.1.1 Plagiarism

    European Urban and Regional Studies and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.

    3.1.2 Prior publication

    If material has been previously published it is not generally acceptable for publication in a SAGE journal. However, there are certain circumstances where previously published material can be considered for publication. Please refer to the guidance on the SAGE Author Gateway or if in doubt, contact the Editor at the address given below.

    3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement

    Before publication, SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. SAGE’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement is an exclusive licence agreement which means that the author retains copyright in the work but grants SAGE the sole and exclusive right and licence to publish for the full legal term of copyright. Exceptions may exist where an assignment of copyright is required or preferred by a proprietor other than SAGE. In this case copyright in the work will be assigned from the author to the society. For more information please visit the SAGE Author Gateway

    3.3 Open access and author archiving

    European Urban and Regional Studies offers optional open access publishing via the SAGE Choice programme. For more information please visit the SAGE Choice website. For information on funding body compliance, and depositing your article in repositories, please visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

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    4. Preparing your manuscript for submission

    4.1 Formatting

    The preferred format for your manuscript is Word. LaTeX files are also accepted. Word and (La)Tex templates are available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author Gateway.

    4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics

    For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines  

    Figures supplied in colour will appear in colour online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version. For specifically requested colour reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from SAGE after receipt of your accepted article.

    4.3 Supplementary material

    This journal is able to host additional materials online (e.g. datasets, podcasts, videos, images etc) alongside the full-text of the article. For more information please refer to our guidelines on submitting supplementary files

    4.4 Reference style

    European Urban and Regional Studies adheres to the SAGE Harvard reference style. View the SAGE Harvard guidelines to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

    If you use EndNote to manage references, you can download the SAGE Harvard EndNote output file

    4.5 English language editing services

    Authors seeking assistance with English language editing, translation, or figure and manuscript formatting to fit the journal’s specifications should consider using SAGE Language Services. Visit SAGE Language Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.

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    5. Submitting your manuscript

    European Urban and Regional Studies is hosted on SAGE Track, a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Visit http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/eurs to login and submit your article online.

    IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely that you will have had an account created.  For further guidance on submitting your manuscript online please visit ScholarOne Online Help.

    All papers must be submitted via the online system. If you would like to discuss your paper prior to submission, please refer to the contact details below.

    Kathy Woods at the editorial office email address: eurs.sagepub@gmail.com. 

    Manuscripts should not normally exceed 8,000 words and should be double spaced. They should be accompanied by an abstract of not more than 250 words, and four or five keywords. Pages should be numbered consecutively. All figures and tables should be included in separate files. Please note that tables and figures should be included in the word count. Please allow 500 words for each half page table or figure.

    5.1 ORCID

    As part of our commitment to ensuring an ethical, transparent and fair peer review process SAGE is a supporting member of ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between researchers and their professional activities ensuring that their work is recognised.

    We encourage all authors to add their ORCIDs to their SAGE Track accounts and include their ORCIDs as part of the submission process. If you don’t already have one you can create one here

    5.2 Information required for completing your submission

    You will be asked to provide contact details and academic affiliations for all co-authors via the submission system and identify who is to be the corresponding author. These details must match what appears on your manuscript. At this stage please ensure you have included all the required statements and declarations and uploaded any additional supplementary files (including reporting guidelines where relevant).

    5.3 Permissions

    Please also ensure that you have obtained any necessary permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please see the Copyright and Permissions page on the SAGE Author Gateway

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    6. On acceptance and publication

    6.1 SAGE Production

    Your SAGE Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the production process. Proofs will be sent by PDF to the corresponding author and should be returned promptly.  Authors are reminded to check their proofs carefully to confirm that all author information, including names, affiliations, sequence and contact details are correct, and that Funding and Conflict of Interest statements, if any, are accurate. Please note that if there are any changes to the author list at this stage all authors will be required to complete and sign a form authorising the change.

    6.2 Online First publication

    Online First allows final articles (completed and approved articles awaiting assignment to a future issue) to be published online prior to their inclusion in a journal issue, which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. Visit the SAGE Journals help page for more details, including how to cite Online First articles.

    6.3 Access to your published article

    SAGE provides authors with online access to their final article.

    6.4 Promoting your article

    Publication is not the end of the process! You can help disseminate your paper and ensure it is as widely read and cited as possible. The SAGE Author Gateway has numerous resources to help you promote your work. Visit the Promote Your Article page on the Gateway for tips and advice. In addition, SAGE is partnered with Kudos, a free service that allows authors to explain, enrich, share, and measure the impact of their article. Find out how to maximise your article’s impact with Kudos

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    7. Further information

    Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to the European Urban and Regional Studies editorial office as follows:

    The Editors
    E-mail: eurs.sagepub@gmail.com

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