European Urban and Regional Studies
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European Urban and Regional Studies

2014 Impact Factor: 1.673
2014 Ranking: 36/100 in Environmental Studies | 6/39 in Urban Studies
Source: 2014 Journal Citation Reports ® (Thomson Reuters, 2015)

Editor-in-Chief
Adrian Smith Queen Mary, University of London, UK
Managing Editor
Kathy Wood University of Durham, UK
Editors
Vassilis P. Arapoglou University of Crete, Greece
Michael Bradshaw University of Leicester, UK
Cathy McIlwaine Queen Mary University, UK
Mike Raco University College London, UK
Adam Swain Nottingham University, UK

eISSN: 14617145| ISSN: 09697764|Current volume: 22|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.

Electronic access:

European Urban and Regional Studies is available electronically on SAGE Journals Online at http://eur.sagepub.com

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.

Copy Editor
Book Review Editor
Gordon MacLeod University of Durham
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
Luiza Bialasiewicz University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Stefan Bouzarovski University of Birmingham, UK
Neil Brenner Harvard University
Neil Coe National University of Singapore, Singapore
Boleslaw Domanski Jagiellonian University, Poland
Joos Droogleever Fortuijn University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Michael Dunford University of Sussex, UK
Gernot Grabher HCU, Hamburg, Germany
Tassilo Herrschel University of Westminster, UK
Kathrin Hörschelmann Durham University, UK
Oto Hudec Technical University, Kosice, Slovak Republic
Maria Kaika University of Manchester, UK
Michael Keating University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Merje Kuus University of British Colombia, Canada
Patrick Le Galès CEVIPOF, Paris, France
Peter Lindner J.W.Goethe-University Frankfurt, Germany
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
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    1. Article types
    2. Editorial Policies
      2.1 Peer review policy
      2.2 Authorship
      2.3 Acknowledgments
      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
      3.4 Permissions
    4. How to submit your manuscript
    5. Manuscript style
      5.1 File types
      5.2 Journal style
      5.3 Reference style
      5.4 Manuscript preparation
      5.4.1 Keywords and abstracts: Helping readers find your article online
      5.4.2 Corresponding author contact details
      5.4.3 Guidelines for submitting artwork, figures and other graphics
      5.4.4 Guidelines for submitting supplemental files
      5.4.5 English language editing services
    6. After acceptance
      6.1 Proofs
      6.2 E-Prints and Complimentary Copies
      6.3 SAGE production
      6.4 Online First publication
    7. Further information

     

    European Urban and Regional Studies is a highly ranked, peer reviewed international journal. It provides an original contribution to academic and policy debate related to processes of urban and regional development in Europe.

    1. Article types

    European Urban and Regional Studies 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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    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.

    2.3.1 Writing Assistance

    Individuals who provided writing assistance, e.g. from a specialist communciations 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.

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

    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 articles published in the journal. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked using duplication-checking software. Where an article is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where 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 (removing it from the journal); taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author’s institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; banning the author from publication in the journal or all SAGE journals, or appropriate legal action.

    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 our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal 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.

    3.4 Permissions

    Authors are responsible for obtaining 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 visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway

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    4. How to submit your manuscript

    Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you carefully read and adhere to all the guidelines and instructions to authors provided below. Manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.

    European Urban and Regional Studies is hosted on SAGE Track; a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne? Manuscripts. Please read the Manuscript Submission guidelines below, and then simply 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.co.uk.
    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.

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    5. Manuscript style

    5.1 File types

    Only electronic files conforming to the journal's guidelines will be accepted. Preferred formats for the text and tables of your manuscript are Word DOC, RTF, XLS. Please also refer to additional guideline on submitting artwork below.

    5.2 Journal Style

    European Urban and Regional Studies conforms to the SAGE house style. Click here to review guidelines on SAGE UK House Style

    5.3 Reference Style

    European Urban and Regional Studies adheres to the SAGE Harvard reference style. Click here to review the guidelines on SAGE Harvard to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

    If you use EndNote to manage references, download the SAGE Harvard output style by following this link and save to the appropriate folder (normally for Windows C:\Program Files\EndNote\Styles and for Mac OS X Harddrive:Applications:EndNote:Styles). Once you’ve done this, open EndNote and choose “Select Another Style...” from the dropdown menu in the menu bar; locate and choose this new style from the following screen.

    5.4 Manuscript Preparation

    The text should be double-spaced throughout and with a minimum of 3cm for left and right hand margins and 5cm at head and foot. Text should be standard 10 or 12 point.

    5.4.1 Keywords and Abstracts: Helping readers find your article online

    The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article online through online search engines such as Google. Please refer to the information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords by visiting SAGE?s Journal Author Gateway Guidelines on How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online.

    5.4.2 Corresponding Author Contact details

    Provide full contact details for the corresponding author including email, mailing address and telephone numbers. Academic affiliations are required for all co-authors. These details should be presented separately to the main text of the article to facilitate anonymous peer review.

    5.4.3 Guidelines for submitting 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.

    Manuscripts should be arranged in the following way:

    1 Identification page:
    A separate title page, with full contact details (addresses and email addresses) of all authors, should be prepared as a separate word document to maintain the anonymity of the author. If the first author is not the contact author this should be clearly indicated. Identifying information should not be included in any main document files - instead you should provide this in a separate file.

    2 Front page:
    The front page of the manuscript should include only the title.

    3 The main text:                                   
    All articles must be accompanied by a summary of 250 words in English.
    Tables and figures should be provided in a separate file (not incorporated into the manuscript) and their position for eventual insertion should be keyed into the text in the appropriate position.
    Acknowledgements, where required, should appear at the end of the text.
    No more than three levels of subheading should be used. Indicate in the left hand margin the level of heading required (A, B, C).
    Spelling should follow that of the Oxford English Dictionary; authors are responsible for consistency in spelling and nomenclature.
    Use Arabic numerals for all page numbers, tables, diagrams, etc.
    Footnotes should not be used. If necessary, add 'Endnotes' in numerical sequence on the final page, referred to in text as (1), (2), etc.

    4 Language:
    In general, articles should be submitted in English, although in exceptional circumstances assistance with translation may be possible. The Journal is committed to a non-sexist, non-racist use of language.

    5 Illustrations
    All illustrations are termed 'Figures' and should be referred to as such in the manuscript. They should be numbered consecutively.
    Figures should initially be submitted in low resolution TIFF format or in EPS format. PDFs are also accepted. Other formats are not accepted (JPEG, GIF, BMP, Powerpoint, Excel, etc). If the paper is accepted, separate higher resolution figures will be required by the publishers: 300dpi resolution for greyscale TIFFs, and at least 600dpi resolution for black and white TIFFs.

    Books for review should be sent to:

    Kathy Wood, Department of Geography, Durham University, South Road, Durham DH1 3LE, UK

    5.4.4 Guidelines for submitting supplemental files

    European Urban and Regional Studies does not currently accept supplemental files.

    5.4.5 English Language Editing services

    Non-English speaking authors who would like to refine their use of language in their manuscripts might consider using a professional editing service. Visit English Language Editing Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.

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    6. After acceptance           

    6.1 Proofs

    We will email a PDF of the proofs to the corresponding author.

    6.2 E-Prints

    SAGE provides authors with access to a PDF of their final article. For further information please visit http://www.sagepub.co.uk/authors/journal/reprint.sp.

    6.3 SAGE Production

    At SAGE we place an extremely strong emphasis on the highest production standards possible. We attach high importance to our quality service levels in copy-editing, typesetting, printing, and online publication (http://online.sagepub.com/). We also seek to uphold excellent author relations throughout the publication process.

    We value your feedback to ensure we continue to improve our author service levels. On publication all corresponding authors will receive a brief survey questionnaire on your experience of publishing in European Urban and Regional Studies with SAGE.

    6.4 Online First publication

    A large number of SAGE journals benefit from OnlineFirst, a feature offered through SAGE?s electronic journal platform, SAGE Journals Online. It allows final revision articles (completed articles in queue for assignment to an upcoming issue) to be hosted online prior to their inclusion in a final print and online journal issue which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. For more information please visit our OnlineFirst Fact Sheet

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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 Editorial Office as follows:

    The Editors
    E-mail: eurs@sagepub.co.uk

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