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Journal overview

Focusing on urban research and policy analysis, the Journal of Urban Affairs is among the most widely cited journals in the field. Published for the Urban Affairs Association, the journal provides a multidisciplinary perspective on issues of relevance to both scholars and practitioners, including:

  • Interdisciplinary analyses of metropolitan and community problems
  • Cutting edge quantitative and qualitative methodologies
  • Global and comparative urban research
  • Empirical research that advances the understanding for urban society
  • Assessments of policies, programs, and strategies for change in the urban milieu




Varied perspectives and depth of analysis have made the Journal of Urban Affairs one of the fastest growing journals in urban studies.

Peer Review Policy: All Articles, including those in Special Issues, submitted to this journal undergo a "double-anonymous" peer review by two to three referees, and the editor or designate. Book Reviews are reviewed by the Book Review Editors. Questions about Book Reviews should be directed to Professor David Varady, University of Cincinnati, david.varady@uc.edu.

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Journal of Race, Ethnicity and the City

Publishes articles at the intersection of race, ethnicity, and urbanization, covering urban and social theory, planning, geography, and politics.

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