REVIEW AND RATINGS OF SCIENTIFIC JOURNALS OF URBAN STUDIES

Authors

  • Oleksandr Okhrimenko Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.15407/mics2017.02.229

Keywords:

academic journal, urban studies, ranking of journals, scientific communication, indexation of publication

Abstract

The review of the academic journals on urban studies shows a pattern of periodicals from their founding to the present. The development of scientific bulletins associated with growing research centres and urban studies in general. The early period of 1960’s-1980’s connected with rising of national schools of this direction of science. During this time the periodicals in national
languages prevalent. With the globalization of nowadays, the predominance of publication in English is observed. It is noted the current change of the form of publication – from the paper to electronic – and modifying of journals’ role as a form of communication and presentation of research results.
The author reviewed the journal by the national schools and made notes on access to the publication via the Internet, publishers’ websites. The leading American journals on urban studies (such as Journal of Urban Economics, Urban Geography, Journal of Urban Planning and Development) show the diversity of direction of urban studies and the importance of interdisciplinary in researches. British bulletins (International Journal of
Urban and Regional Research, Urban Studies Journal, Cities: The International Journal of Urban Policy and Planning etc.) have the highest ranking and influence. The Netherlands journals (Regional Science and Economics, Landscape and Urban Planning) gathered on the editorial boards the international teams of experts for achieving the high ranking. French publications of SAPIENS and Historie Urbaine are relatively ‘young’ and growing at national
urban studies centres. Italian Scienze Regionali, Territorio, Città e Storia, polish Bulletin of Geography. Socio-economic Series journals are developing at university centres and display the socio-geographical approach of urban studies. The author notes the editors of journals as the prominent research of urban studies.
The review gives three rankings on urban studies journals – Web of Science, Google Scholar, SCImago Journal, and Country Rank. It shows the dominance of the Anglo-American system of academic journal publishing.
As a conclusion, the author shows that successful modern academic journal on urban studies is edited in English at the science centre with the international editorial board, it has both paper and web version with quarterly at the least regularity of issuing.

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Published

2017-10-25

How to Cite

Okhrimenko, O. (2017). REVIEW AND RATINGS OF SCIENTIFIC JOURNALS OF URBAN STUDIES. City History, Culture, Society, (2), 229–237. https://doi.org/10.15407/mics2017.02.229

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