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The "Briefings" section presents short, topical and informative texts about current developments in urban and regional research, policy and advocacy. The maximum length for Briefings is 2000 words. We encourage submissions from both academics and practitioners on urban issues in cities around the world. These briefings are meant to inform readers about recent and significant developments in the field of urban studies or in urban policy, raise interesting questions and provoke debate.

Some advantages to publishing in Articulo:

- Fast turn-around timesfor peer review – typically less than 2 months from paper submission to decision;

- Free access to the journal ensures that your research is widely accessible to academics as well as those in policy fields without institutional subscriptions;

- Your publications will reach an international audience in a wide variety of fields.

The short format of a Briefing is ideal to submit:

- Summaries of work in progress:Often researchers have single case studies of scholarly interest that are difficult to publish in longer formats; interesting findings from projects that don’t fit into other manuscripts; analysis of small segments of data of policy interest; or surveys of areas of research ripe for further analysis. This short format is an ideal medium to publish and get feedback on these academically interesting pieces of research.

- Project synopsis: Larger research projects can be publicized with a short article summarizing their main findings. This can serve as a vanguard to forthcoming longer format publications and be a useful to circulate to stakeholders, news agencies and funding agencies as part of project dissemination.

- Graduate student papers/projects: The submission of outstanding graduate student papers that fulfill length requirements is encouraged. Articulo aims to be at the forefront of new research and is very supportive of emerging scholars.

Authors are invited to submit their texts to our Briefings Editor: Dr Jen Nelles, Urban Affairs and Planning, Hunter College, City University of New York. Please indicate "Articulo Briefing Submission" in your email subject line. Briefings submissions will be peer reviewed by at least two independent experts.

Authors should follow our general guidelines regarding quotations, references and style.

Articulo - Journal of Urban Research only publishes original material. By submitting Authors certify that the submitted manuscript, nor any other version of it, has not been previously published nor is it being considered for publication elsewhere. Authors are also asked to certify that the manuscript has been read and corrected for clarity, grammar and spelling by a native speaker.

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