The journal Urban Development Issues (previously Problemy Rozwoju Miast ISSN 1733-2435) already has a more than ten-year tradition of publishing. We are honoured to collaborate in its creation with the international Editorial Board and reviewers, who are among the most prominent scholars in the field of urban issues at home and abroad. The quarterly is quoted on list B of the list of point-awarding periodicals without the Impact Factor (IF), maintained by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, and 8 points can be obtained for the publication of a reviewed article there.
The Editorial Board sets itself the task of reaching, with the contents of the articles published in the quarterly, both domestic and foreign researchers and practitioners associated with urban studies in the broad sense. This objective is realized, among others, by making available full texts of all articles on the principles of open access. In order to make it possible for the journal to reach an even larger audience with the content published in it, starting from 2017 (vol. 53), it is published only in English.
The new title of the journal and its English form is supposed to symbolize openness to the content relating to cities and urbanizing areas in both Polish space and worldwide. At the same time, owing to the publication of articles about Poland in the English language, we stand a chance to introduce development problems of our cities to a larger audience and to evaluate attempts to solve them with reference to foreign experience.
We encourage you to submit academic articles in English referring to the issues of urban space and urbanizing areas. We are open to approach this subject from the point of view of different disciplines – from the humanities, through social and economic sciences, to technical and natural sciences. Among others, articles devoted to urban space diversity and dynamics, revitalization, regional features and national systems of settlement or spatial planning can be found in the issues published so far. Their authors present the results of studies for different spatial scales. The published works are both comparative studies and case studies. Each issue related to the city and its impact, well-anchored in an empirical study and its results confronted with the current state of knowledge, stands a chance to be published subject to the positive outcome of its review. The two-stage procedure for the assessment of articles includes: the internal review done by the Editorial Team followed by an external double-blind review, in line with the standards applicable in the best journals. Authors originating from general, technical, educational and economic universities, as well as from research institutes, may find an opportunity to publish in our journal. We publish papers of both extremely prominent authors and often the first publications of people who are beginning their adventure with urban studies as an area of scientific interest.
The journal Urban Development Issues is intended as a place of discussion about urban space not only in the form of academic articles. Thus, we also encourage authors to submit for publication polemical texts, reviews of academic publications, as well as reports from conferences, congresses or seminars corresponding to the journal's subject matter.
We invite both authors who want to share the results of their studies by publishing them in the journal Urban Development Issues and reviewers who will help us take care of the highest possible scientific quality of publications.
The project of transformation of the journal from Polish to English, its internationalization as well as preparation of its digital archive and implementation of its editorial policy concerning publication ethics has been finacially supported by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Poland (grant No. 841/P-DUN/2016, project duration: 2016-2017).
“East meets West” – on studying “Eastern” housing estates through “Western” concepts and approaches
Anna Irena Szymańska, Monika Płaziak*
Consumer preferences and behaviour in shopping malls in Poland with the particular reference to Krakow
Development perspectives and problems accompanying the regeneration of Zabłocie (Kraków) over the years
Action against smog at local government level in relation to urban public transport: evidence from selected Polish cities
Nikola V. Dimitrov, Blagoja Markoski*, Ivan Radevski, Vladimir Zlatanoski
Bitola – from Eyalet capital to regional centre in the Republic of Macedonia
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