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Thematic series on City Representations

City, Territory and Architecture welcomes submissions to the thematic series on City Representations.

This thematic series encourages paper submissions on city representations. Photos of urban scenes and photorealistic renderings, such as those found on the Internet, have become ubiquitous and part of our everyday life. After a long journey begun during the Renaissance, it appears that “perspective” has finally triumphed as the medium for representing urban space. However, if we take a closer look, the impression begins to change. Instead of a space organised mathematically and from a stable point of view, the multitude of images is producing a fragmented world no longer capable of producing an organised scene. At the same time, other tentative representations of the city are appearing: ecosystem diagrams, time occupation patterns, density patterns, isochrons, shadow diagrams and descriptions of the intensity of communications. All of these enable us to understand aspects of reality that we could use to open up new realms of project design for the city and its components.

Submission Instructions

Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have carefully read the submission guidelines for City, Territory and Architecture. The complete manuscript should be submitted through the City, Territory and Architecture submission system. To ensure that you submit to the correct thematic series please select the appropriate thematic series in the drop-down menu upon submission. In addition, indicate within your cover letter that you wish your manuscript to be considered as part of the thematic series on City Representations. All submissions will undergo rigorous peer review and accepted articles will be published within the journal as a collection.

Lead Guest Editor

Prof. Giovanni Maciocco, University of Sassari, Italy

Submissions will also benefit from the usual advantages of open access publication:

  • Rapid publication: Online submission, electronic peer review and production make the process of publishing your article simple and efficient
  • High visibility and international readership in your field: Open access publication ensures high visibility and maximum exposure for your work - anyone with online access can read your article
  • No space constraints: Publishing online means unlimited space for figures, extensive data and video footage
  • Authors retain copyright, licensing the article under a Creative Commons license: articles can be freely redistributed and reused as long as the article is correctly attributed

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    1.271 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.456 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2022 Speed
    16 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    158 days submission to accept (Median)

    2022 Usage

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