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Before you submit
Now you’ve identified a journal to submit to, there are a few things you should be familiar with before you submit.
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To give your manuscript the best chance of publication, follow these policies and formatting guidelines.
- Check the quality of your writing - Free Language check
- General formatting rules for all article types - Preparing your manuscript
- Make sure your submission is complete - Prepare supporting information
- Copyright and license agreement - Conditions of publication
- Read and agree to our Editorial Policies - Editorial policies
Submit and promote
After acceptance, we provide support so your article gains maximum impact in the scientific community and beyond.
Please note that manuscript can only be submitted by an author of the manuscript and may not be submitted by a third party.
Benefits of publishing with BMC
Urban Transformations's open access policy allows maximum visibility of articles published in the journal as they are available to a wide, global audience.
Speed of publication
Urban Transformations offers a fast publication schedule whilst maintaining rigorous peer review; all articles must be submitted online, and peer review is managed fully electronically (articles are distributed in PDF form, which is automatically generated from the submitted files). Articles will be published with their final citation after acceptance, in both fully browsable web form, and as a formatted PDF.
Online publication in Urban Transformations gives you the opportunity to publish large datasets, large numbers of color illustrations and moving pictures, to display data in a form that can be read directly by other software packages so as to allow readers to manipulate the data for themselves, and to create all relevant links (for example, to PubMed, to sequence and other databases, and to other articles).
Promotion and press coverage
Articles published in Urban Transformations are included in article alerts and regular email updates. Some may be highlighted on Urban Transformations’s pages and on the BMC homepage.
In addition, articles published in Urban Transformations may be promoted by press releases to the general or scientific press. These activities increase the exposure and number of accesses for articles published in Urban Transformations. A list of articles recently press-released by journals published by BMC is available here.
As an author of an article published in Urban Transformations you retain the copyright of your article and you are free to reproduce and disseminate your work (for further details, see the BMC license agreement).
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Annual Journal Metrics
73 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
377 days submission to accept (Median)
319 Altmetric mentions
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