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Publication and Indexing

Publication and Indexing

All conference papers will be published in the conference proceedings (with ISBN number):

True Smart and Green City? Proceedings of the 8th International Conference of the International Forum on Urbanism (IFoU), 2–24 June 2015, Incheon, Republic of Korea. Edited by Donyun Kim, Sungah Kim, Thorsten Schuetze, Saehyung Sohn, Lorenzo Chelleri, York Ostermeyer, Hendrik Tieben, Marc Wolfram. ISBN 978-3-03842-096-5 (CD ROM edition).

Each participant will receive a printed copy of the abstract book (ISBN 978-3-03842-095-8, printed abstracts edition), and the full proceedings as a CD-ROM (ISBN 978-3-03842-096-5, CD ROM edition).

Conference papers and presentations will also be available online (open access) after the conference via sciforum.net. DOI numbers will be registered for each paper in the conference proceedings. Published papers are therefore referenced by CrossRef. Additionally, Thomson Reuters will be approached for possible indexing of the proceedings in their Conference Proceedings Citation Index (available through Web of Science to subscribing institutions).

Authors are encouraged to submit their conference papers to the special issue “Towards True Smart and Green Cities?” of the journal Sustainability, which is indexed by the Science Citation Index Expanded and the Social Sciences Citation Index (Web of Science), Impact Factor: 1.077 (2013).

Alternatively, the journal Management of Environmental Quality and the International Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development will be accepting submissions from this conference as well

Best Paper Award: Amongst the presented full conference paper contributions 5 best papers will be selected. The fee for publication in the journal Sustainability will be waived for these best papers.


Abstracts and papers are reviewed by members of the IFoU Scientific Board and the International Review Panel. Papers that are subsequently submitted to the selected papers special issue in Sustainability will receive independent peer-review organized by the Editorial Office of Sustainability.