URBAN DESIGN International has a strong track-record of publishing guest edited special issues on a specific topic. The editors welcome special issue inquires, as well as submissions of entire special issues for considerations.

How the Process Works

Guest editors are responsible for establishing the intellectual architecture of the special issue. Guest editors ensure that all papers are submitted to the UDI Editorial Team by their individual authors via the online submission system.

Guest Editors should edit the submissions BEFORE they are submitted to the UDI Team for consideration and peer review. Guest editors should ensure continuity and relationships between the papers BEFORE they are submitted to UDI. Once articles are submitted to UDI the review process and production is headed up by the editorial team, not the guest editors.

Final decision to publish paper and the special issues resides with the UDI Editors.

Because the UDI Editorial System is online, it is a closed system and guest editors cannot be plugged into the process. Thus all guest editing should be done prior to submission of pieces.

Once pieces are submitted to UDI, the Editorial Team will have all pieces peer-reviewed, they will offer internal house editing recommendations, revised pieces will be reviewed in-house and all pieces will be copy-edited before publication.

If a majority of special issue pieces fail to pass peer review, the Editorial Team reserves the right to offer publication to select individual pieces in the proposed special issue.