Submitting to The Journal
We issue a call for journal papers each fall, generally focused around a theme. We will also consider high quality papers related to planning and urbanism, and which are submitted outside a call, for publication in our next volume. Please visit our eScholarship page to make a submission.
Our publication process typically takes about 10 months. Submissions are received in January and February. Our editorial team reviews and assigns manuscripts to reviewers in March. Reviewers are requested to submit a first review within 45 days. Once all reviews are received, our editor will return them with a decision on paper publication, generally by early summer. If publication is recommended contingent on major revisions, revised manuscripts will be due back late in the summer. Layout and final editorial preparations are completed through the fall, with the goal of publishing by early December. Editorial holdups, including delayed reviews and resubmissions, can extend this timeline, but our editorial team does its best to stay on schedule. If you have submitted a manuscript and have questions about the timeline, please reach out to the editor using the form on Contact page.
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Submitting to the Urban Fringe
The Urban Fringe accepts submissions for written and visual pieces on a rolling basis. Students, researchers, and practitioners both within and outside the Berkeley community are encouraged to submit. To discuss a submission, please contact the Urban Fringe Editor with the form below.