Aims and scope
Ciudades is a scientific journal of annual periodicity, founded in 1993 and edited by the Instituto Universitario de Urbanística of the University of Valladolid (Spain), whose object is urbanism in a broad sense and that addresses the academic world as well as the citizenship interested in urban and territorial issues from various disciplines.
The journal was born within the area of knowledge of Urban and Regional Planning with the vocation to promote the debate on the city and with the perspective of a better knowledge of urban phenomena. It refers to both theoretical and propositional approaches and to their interrelation with other disciplines such as architecture, engineering, geography, sociology, history, political science, anthropology, economics and ecology.
The complexities and contradictions affecting cities are always on debate. Professionals and scholars of urban planning need to know urban and territorial phenomena and benefit from the promotion of a rooted culture that is sometimes little known or ignored, and yet constantly evolving.
Ciudades proposes the study of cities and urban planning with a critical sense, from a theoretical approach and with a transdisciplinary intention, with the conviction of the need for planning and with the idea that urban planning must be a public function to serve everybody. Therefore, it aims to be a mean of scientific dissemination of articles on research and proposals for intervention that address, critically, all those issues related to urban knowledge and planning, which affect cities, territories and landscapes.
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The Scimago Journal & Country Rank (SJR) is an impact metric linked to SCOPUS. In its more recent edition (2021), Ciudades is included in the areas of “Conservation” (Q2), “Urban Studies” (Q3) and “Geography, Planning and Development” (Q4).
The Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECyT) awards a seal of quality that recognises for an annual period the editorial and scientific quality of the journals that have passed an evaluation process. Ciudades was awarded the seal in 2021, and has renewed it since then.
Avery is a specialized database managed by the Columbia University Library that contains references on architecture, archeology, urban planning, landscape, etc. from journals around the world.
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Latindex is a regional information system on journals published in the countries of Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal. Ciudades is included both in its directory and in the Catalogue 2.0, composed of the journals with the highest quality standards according to the Latindex methodology.
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CIRC (Integrated Classification of Scientific Journals) is a classification of Social and Human Science journals by the EC3metrics group, based on other evaluation products. Ciudades is currently included in group B in the Social Sciences classification.
Carhus Plus + is a classification system for scientific journals in the fields of the Social Sciences and Humanities developed by the Catalan Agency for the Management of University Grants and Research. In its last edition, in 2018, Ciudades is classified in group D.
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Edition, open access and gratuity
Ciudades is edited by the Instituto Universitario de Urbanística of the University of Valladolid as electronic journal (ISSN-E 2445-3943) and, with a limited edition with institutional purposes, as paper journal (ISSN 1133-6579). Ediciones Universidad de Valladolid is a technical co-editor, as manager of the journals’ platform of the University of Valladolid (Revistas UVa).
Ciudades is a non-profit publication that adheres to the principles of the Open Access movement. It enables free and immediate access to its content in order to make research freely available to the public, thus fostering greater global knowledge sharing. In addition, the submission, review and publication of articles are completely free of charge for authors.
All contents published in Ciudades are under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0).
Attribution: any use of the work authorized by the license will be required to acknowledge authorship.
Authors continue to own their work and may republish their articles by other means without having to seek permission, as long as they state that the work was originally published in Ciudades.
Assignment of DOI, preservation of digital files and prevention of plagiarism
A DOI (Digital Object Identifier) will be assigned to all articles published in Ciudades.
For their digital preservation, the articles will be housed on the journals’ platform (Revistas UVa) and the institutional repository (UVaDOC) of the University of Valladolid, as well as on many other platforms and repositories outside the University of Valladolid, such as Dialnet. They will also be archived by the Servicio de las Tecnologías de la Información y las Comunicaciones de la Universidad de Valladolid (STIC).
The journal has a plagiarism prevention tool provided by the Servicio de las Tecnologías de la Información y las Comunicaciones de la Universidad de Valladolid (STIC). The tool Turnitin is currently used.
Privacy and data protection statement
The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the purposes stated by this journal (namely, those relating the processing of manuscripts submitted for publication, their evaluating process, or the distribution of information concerning calls for papers and the published works) and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.
Under REGULATION (EU) 2016/679 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation), users can exercise their rights to request access to, and to rectification and erasure (right to be forgotten) of their personal information, restriction of and/or objection to data processing and portability, as well as not to transfer and/or share your information with third parties individually.
The composition and functions of the three bodies that constitute the editorial structure of Ciudades are set out in its internal regulations (Spanish), approved by the Council of the Instituto Universitario de Urbanística in its session of 12 June 2020.
- Luis Santos y Ganges. Geographer, Profesor Contratado Doctor.
- Miguel Fernández Maroto. Architect, Profesor Ayudante Doctor.
- Rodrigo Almonacid Canseco. Arquitecto, Profesor Contratado Doctor.
Founder and Honorary Director:
- Alfonso Álvarez Mora. Architect, Profesor Emérito Honorífico de la Universidad de Valladolid.
Luis Santos y Ganges (Director)
Miguel Fernández Maroto (Secretary)