About the Journal
Research in Urbanism Series (RiUS)
Focus and Scope
RiUS is a scientific series that deals with dynamics, planning, and design in contemporary urban areas. It provides an outlet for investigation, analysis, and exploration in the overlapping fields of urban design, urban planning, regional planning, metropolitan design, spatial planning, housing, urban renewal, urban management, landscape architecture, environmental design, sustainability, urban technology, urban mobility, cultural heritage, geomatics and geodesign.
RiUS is aimed at designers, researchers, planners, consultants, decision-makers, and politicians. It pays special attention to design, research, techniques, methodology and theory. RiUS facilitates a dialogue between the community and society at large through high-quality publications focusing on transformation and sustainability.
Open Access Policy
RiUS is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) licence. You are free to use the work, but you have to attribute (refer to) the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work). The easiest way to refer to an article is to use the HOW TO CITE tool that you find alongside each article in the right sidebar.
Copyrights and publishing rights
RiUS allows the author(s) to hold the copyright without restrictions. RiUS allows the author(s) to retain publishing rights without restrictions.
Author processing charges (APC)
RiUS has not yet implemented APCs.
Authors can archive the pre-print and post-print versions of the work they have submitted to RiUS, including the PDF version of the article (the so-called publisher's version) that is available on this website. Authors are explicitly free to copy and redistribute the work they have submitted in any medium or format and to remix, transform, and build upon the work they have submitted to RiUS for any purpose.
RiUS grants you the right to publish the metadata of the series, it's issues and articles under the terms of the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
Editors, authors and publisher adopt the guidelines developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
RiUS uses a three-staged review to ensure the quality of its books. The series editors launch a book idea. They approach potential authors and a team of expert reviewers.
- The series editors ask the team of reviewers to give feedback on the overall set up of the volume. This step has to ensure that the book covers it's field sufficiently. Authors are asked to provide an abstract.
- Abstracts of the book articles are double-blind reviewed. This review takes place in an early phase when the article still has to develop. This increases the potential impact of the review.
- A last double-blind review takes place when a draft article is available. This review is intended to ensure the overall quality of the book articles.
RiUS is indexed by Google Scholar and by Scopus.