Open Access Urban planning Journals

A list of Open Access Urban planning journals for you to publish your manuscript in

Urban planning is technical and political process concerned with the use of land and design of the urban environment

Open Access journals publish research articles that are free to to view and download. The main difference between articles in open access journals and those in closed journals is the business model. Both types of articles have to undergo the same peer review process.

We hope this list of Urban planning OA journals will be helpful for you in deciding where to publish your Urban planning manuscript.
Our list includes all the high-impact factor Urban planning journals as well as new journals. This should give you a better idea on where you should publish. Rather than just the top hits Urban planning journals, we have made an exhaustive list of open accesss Urban planning journals. Use our different columns — number of papers, number of citations, and relevance — to find the best Urban planning venue for your manuscript.

The DOAJ columns refers to the The Directory of Open Access Journals, a list of open access journals, maintained by Infrastructure Services for Open Access.
There are certain criteria a journal must meet to be indexed by DOAJ, and thus inclusion in the DOAJ index is seen by scholars as a mark of quality.

All the open access Urban planning journals in this list are indexed in
If you spot any mistakes in this table of Urban planning OA journals, don’t hesitate to send us an email.

Open Access Urban planning Journals
NameISSNDOAJPublisherNo. of PapersCitationsRelevanceWebsite
Social and economic geography2381-3199Science and Education Publishing Co., Ltd.2050
Urban planning2183-7635Cogitatio486235333.1Website
npj Urban Sustainability2661-8001Springer Nature6127631.1Website
Urban transformations2524-8162Springer Nature3914728.2Website
International journal of complexity in applied science and technology1740-0554Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.114027.3
Urban transportation & construction2251-2578Universe Scientific Publishing Pte. Ltd.41426.8
Spatium1450-569XNational Library of Serbia31895724.2Website
City, Territory and Architecture2195-2701Springer Nature16762324Website
Journal of Urban Management2226-5856Elsevier229169923.6Website
Urban science2413-8851MDPI AG490292222.4Website
Open urban studies and demography journal2352-6319Bentham Science142821.4
Urban and regional planning2575-1689Science Publishing Group614221.3
Current Urban Studies2328-4900Scientific Research Publishing, Inc.32064521.3
Local sustainability2211-27828518921.2
Architecture research2168-5088Scientific and Academic Publishing2410820.8
The Journal of public space2206-9658City Space Architecture26921820.1Website
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Open Access (OA)?
Open Access refers to free access to information and unrestricted use of electronic resources for everyone. Any kind of digital content can be open access, from texts and data to software, audio, and video.
What does “relevance” mean in the table?
If a journal has a relevance of “100”, that means that the journal is fully related to the concept it is listed under. If, on the other hand, a journal has a relevance of “0”, that means that the journal doesn’t have any relation to the topic it is listed under. So Nutrition might have a low relevance when included in Open Computer Science Journals
How do you count total number of citations?
The citations show how often works from this journal are referenced in other research papers. This data is obtained from OpenAlex. Even though the accuracy is debatable, it could help you determine how prestigious a journal is on the whole.
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