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About Urban Island Studies
Urban Island Studies (ISSN 2445-
Urban Island Studies publishes research papers exploring:
• Densely urbanised small islands (Guangzhou, Mumbai, New York, Venice, etc.)
• Urban centres of larger islands or archipelagos (Honolulu, Malé, Manila, Nuuk, etc.)
• Islands within mainland cities (Copenhagen, Miami, Paris, Shanghai, Tokyo, etc.)
• Urbanisation and urban processes in island communities
• Relationships between urban centres and peripheral islands
• Maritime activities and interrelationships between the sea, ports, and cities
• Metaphorical uses of ‘islands’/‘archipelagos’ in urban studies
• Papers contributing to urban island studies’ theoretical foundations.
Urban Island Studies is an interdisciplinary journal, and articles can be written from any disciplinary perspective (including geography, architecture, political science, business studies, history, anthropology, urban planning and design, sociology, economics, media and communication, and tourism studies. Papers are published on a rolling basis and assembled into annual volumes.
Urban Island Studies publishes general scholarly papers and special thematic sections. From 2016, the journal will also publish a recurring ‘Sea, Port, City’ thematic section concerning maritime activities and interrelationships between the sea, ports, and cities.
Lead Editor: R. Swaminathan (Uppsala University -
Neeraj Bhatia (California College of the Arts / The Urban Works Agency, San Francisco) -
Xavier Barceló Pinya (University of the Balearic Islands, Spain) -
Gordon Cooke (Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada) -
Naciye Doratlı (Eastern Mediterranean University, North Cyprus) -
Ahmed Elewa (Helwan University, Egypt) -
Philip Hayward (University of Technology, Sydney & Southern Cross University, Lismore, Australia) -
Otto Heim (University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong) -
May Joseph (Harmattan Theatre & Pratt Institute, USA) -
Ilan Kelman (University College London, UK) -
Jonathan Pugh (Newcastle University, UK) -
Owe Ronström (Uppsala University, Gotland Campus, Sweden) -
Lea Schick (ITU Copenhagen, Denmark) -
R. Swaminathan (Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiatives, India) -
Literature, Film, & Multimedia Reviews Editor: Ian Ho-
Scholarly papers in Urban Island Studies.
Urban Island Studies publishes in-
Reviews section of Urban Island Studies.
The 'Reviews' section of Urban Island Studies accepts a wide variety of reviews, from traditional to creative, between 800 and 1500 words in length. Traditional forms focus on standard book reviews, including not only a summary of the book's content but also a critical analysis and evaluation of this content in light of its potential value to the field of urban island studies. Book reviews may cover recently published volumes, urban or island research classics, or little-
Creative review forms involve reviewing media other than books. Examples are videos, websites, sculptures, games, music and theatre, art and photography shows, and conferences. In keeping with the overall ethos of Urban Island Studies and the advantages offered by an online journal, reviews other than prose could be considered. Examples are a video monologue, a video interpretation, a visual or mind-
Scholarly papers published in Urban Island Studies are subject to both editorial review and double-
Open access statement and copyright policy.
Urban Island Studies is an online, open access journal, and its contents are published in accordance with the CC BY license. All content within the journal is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users may read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the journal’s contents without seeking prior permission from the author or publisher. Authors are not charged submission fees or publication fees.
Authors retain copyright over their work while granting Urban Island Studies the right of first publication and non-
In order to widen access to research, the journal will publish versions of accepted papers in the authors’ non-
In accordance with Danish law (Lov om pligtaflevering af offentliggjort materiale (Law no. 1439 of 22 December 2004)), all issues of the journal are archived in Det Kongelige Bibliotek (the Danish Royal Library).
Publication ethics and malpractice statement.
Urban Island Studies is committed to publishing high-
Urban Island Studies seeks to comply with the editor* and author** position statements on responsible research publication developed at the 2nd World Conference on Research Integrity, Singapore, 22-
* Kleinert S & Wager E (2011) Responsible research publication: international standards for editors. A position statement developed at the 2nd World Conference on Research Integrity, Singapore, July 22-
** Wager E & Kleinert S (2011) Responsible research publication: international standards for authors. A position statement developed at the 2nd World Conference on Research Integrity, Singapore, July 22-