Journal of Urban Affairs

Focusing on urban research and policy analysis, the Journal of Urban Affairs (JUA) is among the most widely cited journals in the field of urban studies. It provides a multidisciplinary perspective on issues of relevance to both scholars and practitioners, including:

  • Interdisciplinary analyses of metropolitan and community problems
  • Assessments of policies, programs, and strategies to advance equitable and sustainable social change
  • Cutting edge quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methodologies
  • Global and comparative urban research
  • Empirical research that advances the understanding of urban society
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Editorial office hosted by:
Knowlton School of Architecture at The Ohio State University

Bernadette Hanlon, PhD

Managing Editor:
Casey Wagner, Urban Affairs Association

Publisher: Routledge, Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 0735-2166
e-ISSN: 1467-9906
Frequency: 10 issues per year
First issue: 1979


  • ISI Journal Citation Reports® Ranking (2020): Urban Studies: 20 / 40
  • Usage: 194K annual downloads/views
  • 2.559 (2021) Impact Factor
  • 2.715 (2021) 5 year IF
  • 4.5 (2021) CiteScore
  • Q1 (2021) CiteScore Best Quartile
  • 1.487 (2021) SNIP
  • 0.932 (2021) SJR





Submission Data

  • 20% acceptance rate
  • 7 days average from submission to pre-review to determine suitability
  • 70 days average from submission to first post-review decision
  • 47 days average time from formal acceptance to online publication