About the Journal

City: History, Culture, Society is a peer-reviewed, biannual academic journal that publishes original research articles, book reviews, and supplementary materials pertaining to urban studies.  

The Journal was founded in 2016 by the Institute of the History of Ukraine of the Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences and the History Department of Taras Shevchenko National University.  

City intends to advance and institutionalize urban studies in Ukraine, as well as establish an international network of urban studies-focused researchers. The journal serves as a forum for interdisciplinary dialogue and welcomes contributions from experts in different humanities and social science disciplines. As an e-journal, we plan to experiment with various methods of presenting and producing content, including online lectures and e-conferences, and we are always open to other forms of collaboration.  

The journal's thematic focus includes, but is not limited to, urban history, urban culture development, and the phenomenon of the city in the global historical process. We encourage submissions in the fields of economic history, historical ecology, urban folklore, and gender studies.  

Academics, graduate, postgraduate, and PhD students, as well as urban activists, are encouraged to submit unpublished, original manuscripts.  

The Journal is published twice yearly in English and Ukrainian. Other languages may be considered as well. 

Editorial policy 

The Journal's editorial policy is based on the following principles:  

1. Only previously unpublished articles that meet scholarly quality standards and present completed research are accepted for publication. 

2. The Journal abides by the policy of double-blind peer review. After the editorial selection, the manuscript undergoes an anonymous external review. The report of external experts on a submitted article is of critical importance when deciding whether or not to publish it.

3.  The editorial board may request that the article be revised and resubmitted. It also reserves the right to withhold explanations for rejected manuscripts. 

4.  Manuscripts with plagiarized content are not accepted for publication. 

5.  Since the Journal is non-profit, all publications are free of charge. 

Open access policy  

City: history, culture, society is an open access journal. The entirety of the published material is immediately and freely accessible to the readers without any charge. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print and use the publushed materials for any other lawful purpose, without any barriers.  

Creative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International — CC BY-SA 4.0 license is applied to all articles published in the Journal. 


The author retains unrestricted copyrights and publishing rights to the work and grants the Journal the right of first publication under the terms of Creative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International — CC BY-SA 4.0 

Without additional permission, the author may use all or part of the article for any purpose, including commercial, provided that the first publication in this journal is acknowledged.  

We encourage authors to share and post the electronic versions of the articles in institutional repositories, personal web-sites etc.  


All issues of the Journal remain available on the website. Published articles are also preserved by the Vernadsky National Library of Ukraine in the "Scientific Periodicals of Ukraine" section.

ISSN: 2616-4280

Linking ISSN (ISSN-L): 2616-4280