ICEC conference proceedings & special issues

Authors of accepted abstracts are invited to submit full papers to be included in the International Conference on Evolving Cities (ICEC) conference proceedings which will have a print and online ISSN. See the Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Evolving Cities for the proceedings from ICEC 2022.

The deadline for paper submissions has been extended to 30th November 2023 

The downloadable Microsoft Word template contains detailed guidance on how to prepare your manuscript. The final paper should be exported to Adobe PDF, ensuring that the total length is no more than 8 pages and the file size is less than 16mb and emailed to see the Publications page for details of copyright transfer, peer review policy, terms and conditions and general information about the publication of the proceedings.

All papers will be peer reviewed by at least two reviewers who are experts in the field and have been nominated by the ICEC Scientific Committee. During the review period, authors may be asked by the reviewer to amend, correct or revise their paper. Select authors will also be invited to submit to an ICEC special issue (see special issues below), with a deadline of 31st December 2023. Papers invited to special issue will be selected via a ranking process conducted by the ICEC Scientific Committee and authors will have the final decision on whether they wish to submit their paper to the conference proceedings or special issue.

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ICEC 2023 special issues

The ICEC organising committee are proud to announce that selected papers will be invited to submit to the following journals

The Institute of Engineering and Technoglogy (IET) Smart Cities is a Gold Open Access journal that publishes original multi-disciplinary research on the latest advances in Smart Cities, Urban Sciences and Sustainability, addressing standards, architectures, key technologies, systems, implementation, deployment, applications, social issues, performance benchmarking, city rankings, city governance and policy. The deadline for manuscripts is 31st December 2023.

All articles accepted and published in IET Smart Cities (with an impact factor of 3.1 & CiteScore of 6.4) are fully Open Access with the following two overarching topics.

  • Smart city research and advances
  • Urban sciences and sustainability

Full details on the aims of the journal can be found here and author guidelines found here.

Please note authors that submit before the end of the year will be able to benefit from a 50% discount on article publication charges (APC) submission fees using the code IET50 on submission.

International Journal of Low-Carbon Technologies

For the Special Issue of International Journal of Low-Carbon Technologies (ISSN 1748-1317) the deadline for manuscripts is 31st December 2023.

The International Journal of Low-Carbon Technologies (IJLCT), with an impact factor of 2.455, is an open access, online only journal concerned with the application of technology to the challenges created by climate change All areas of the field are considered with sections focusing on:

  • Renewable energy technologies
  • CO2 reduction and low carbon technologies
  • Sustainable energy technologies in the built environment
  • Renewable energy management and environmental impact

The journal publishes research articles, technical notes, review papers, book reviews and focus issues. Papers should be written in such a way that the technologies and results they report on are accessible to researchers working in other areas of the field. Authors should also describe the actual or potential applications of their work. 

Future Cities and Environment

For the Special Issue of Future Cities and Environment (ISSN 2363-9075) the deadline for manuscripts is 31st December 2023.

The Future Cities and Environment journal, with an impact factor of 1.38, is published online as a continuous volume and issue throughout the year with the journal providing immediate open access to its content . Special issues will be published as part of the normal issue, but also within a separate collection page.

Future Cities and Environment considers research in the following areas:

  • Transport
  • Urban planning
  • Architecture and design
  • Energy and infrastructure