Call for papers on topics for forthcoming editions


Ekistics and the New Habitat is seeking submissions in upcoming issues on the following topics:

We will also be seeking general papers on the problems and science of human settlements.  For guidance on your topic please contact the Editor Assoc. Professor Kurt Seemann via Email:

The journal invites and accepts three types of submissions, all peer reviewed for their type:

  1. Scholarly articles/reviews (full papers, double-blind review): typically, with title, authors, institutional affiliations, abstract, keywords, body text (5000-7000 words), and APA 6th References at the end of the article. Body text typically includes:
    • an introduction to a problem or topic outlining the need for the research,
    • the key prior papers in Ekistics and others sources that relate to the topic,
    • the methodological or conceptual framework and methods used,
    • the summary of key results or findings, 
    • a critical concluding discussion.
    • The Editor assigns the paper to its appropriate location in the Ekistics grid index for classification continuity with past papers. 

  2. Scholarly abstracts only (extended abstracts, double-blind review):  typically, with title, authors, institutional affiliations, keywords, body text (1000-1500 words), and APA 6th References at the end of the article. These shorter submissions are well placed for academics and practitioners seeking to share a critical reflection of an issue, or for first time students seeking to publish an academic submission (with often a mentor as co-author). They may focus on a think piece critique, or a project, or a state of play of a regional and geo-locational issue.

  3. Practitioner, industry or citizen think-piece (short article only, peer review): typically, with title, authors, regional/organisational affiliations, keywords, body text (500-1000 words). Where appropriate, APA 6th References at the end of the article may be included. These shorter submissions are well placed for practitioners, industry or citizen to raise issues to which we invite the research community to respond. 

In addition, we welcome book reviews. Book review submissions are copy-edited, normally 300-500 words, designed to share with the readership community interesting or provocative volumes, monographs, or edited books that may be of interest to scholars, practitioners and students of human settlements, the New Urban Agenda, and the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations.


The Editor-in-Cheif
Ekistics and the New Habitat