Submission Guidelines

Notes for the guidance of contributors to Urbanie and Urbanus (U+U)

Submitted papers must be original and not under consideration by any other journal. Authors are reminded that the readership of U+U is international and that papers are accepted for publication only after favourable review by at least two independent referees (from the editorial board/ nominated by the Editor)

The prioritized language for submission is English. For papers submitted in English, the Editorial board will arrange for the translation of the articles into Chinese for the Chinese language publication. Should the original be written in Chinese, a draft English translated version is also required from the author for the initial selection process. When selected, the Editorial board will arrange for translation and editing of the English version.

Accepted articles will be published with a DOI number so that each article and author can be listed and searched for on journal databases.

Two types of papers are considered for publication:
1. Academic papers. These should preferably be a minimum of 4000 words up to a maximum of 6000 words, with an abstract of less than 200 words and up to 3 key words. 2. Project-based papers. These should preferably be a minimum of 2500 words up to a maximum of 3500 words.

Papers should be formatted in Word and sent by e-mail to the editorial office at

Papers should be in a single column format with double spacing and wide margins. Authors should not attempt to reproduce the journal’s page layout. Spelling should follow British (rather than American) English, referenced from The Concise Oxford Dictionary. All measurements should be expressed using the metric system.

Authors alone are responsible for opinions expressed in U+U. They are also responsible for securing any necessary copyright permissions to reproduce illustrations, extensive quotations etc.

These should be placed at the end of the paper. Authors must use the Harvard system of giving references, in which authors’ names (no initials) and dates are given in the body of the text – for example (Biddle and Hill, 1971) – and the references are listed alphabetically ay the end of the paper, under the heading ‘References’.

In the case of multi-authored publications, all authors should be named in the list of references. Only cited references should be listed.

Illustrations and tables
Line drawings, which should be of professional quality, and photographs should be the size of the intended reproduction. When designing illustrations account should be taken of the journal’s page size (210 x 210mm). They should be numbered consecutively, referred to directly in the text and submitted as JPEC or TIFF files. Pictorial illustrations and line diagrams should be at a resolution of not less than 600 dpi. All illustrations must have captions. A types list of these should be included after the references, in the following style:

Figure 1. Distribution of house types. All the images and tables should be saved as separated files in jpeg format minimum 600 dpi and text should be send as a Word document.

Title page
A separate title page should include the title of the paper, and the name(s), main professional or academic affiliation(s) and full address(es), including e-mail address(es), of the author(s).

Proofs will normally be sent to authors prior to publication. At this point only minor changes are acceptable.

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