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Submissions


The Urban Transcripts Journal is open to submissions of original as well as previously published work which explores the multiple facets of our urban world. We welcome submissions of work for publication, in response to one of our regular calls, in the following sections of the journal:

Short Articles
Long Articles
Urban Design Projects and Proposals
Urban Interventions
Mapping and Urban Visualisations
Drawing
Photography
Short Film

For all submissions in these categories this journal uses double-blind review, which means that both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process past initial screening by the editors team. If accepted for review following initial screening all submissions are reviewed by 2 reviewers including members of our editorial board and authors previously published in this journal. We evaluate each submission on the basis of the following criteria:

  • relevance to specific call theme and journal agenda
  • critical stance in relation to established discourses
  • originality of knowledge presented
  • creativity of approach and methods used
  • technical quality and rigour
  • ability to communicate with clarity to a broad audience
  • Further to the formats above and beyond the themes set in our calls, we welcome at any time submissions for our Letters from the City section, that aims to bring to the fore stories that document the lived experience of urban change. Last but not least, we are always interested to receive proposals for interviews and book reviews.

    General guidelines

    Short Articles
    – text between 1000 – 2000 words
    – visual material up to 5 images/videos

    Long Articles
    – text between 3000 – 5000 words
    – visual material up to 8 images/videos

    Urban Design Projects and Proposals (including unrealised work)
    – visual material up to 12 images/videos
    – project description up to 1000 words

    Urban Interventions
    – visual material up to 12 images/videos
    – project description up to 1000 words

    Mapping and Urban Visualisations
    – visual material up to 12 images/videos
    – project description up to 1000 words

    Drawing
    – visual material up to 12 images/videos
    – project description up to 1000 words

    Photography
    – visual material up to 24 images
    – project description up to 1000 words

    Short Film
    – video
    – project description up to 1000 words

    Letters from the City
    – any format or mix of formats above

    Interviews
    – contact us

    Book reviews
    – text of between 600 – 800 words
    – book cover image

    Technical notes

    Please email us your work as a single pdf containing all text and any visual material including any links to material that cannot be contained within the pdf itself, e.g., video. If accepted for review you will be invited to submit your work through our manuscript management system. Please note that initial acceptance does not guarantee publication.

    Contact email

    For submissions and further information contact us at journal@urbantranscripts.org.

    Copyright

    By submitting your work to The Urban Transcripts Journal you agree to it being published under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. This applies both to original work and to work previously published elsewhere. Authors are therefore responsible for ensuring that previously published work can be republished by The Urban Transcripts Journal under this license.