Article Submission

Metropolitan Universities journal publishes manuscripts on topics pertinent to urban and metropolitan  institutions. It is a peer-reviewed journal primarily organized around thematic issues that are considered from diverse individual and institutional viewpoints.

We invite contributions that identify, analyze and discuss emerging policy issues, innovative programs or projects, new organizational and procedural approaches, pedagogic developments, and related issues. We ask that authors, in a reasoned and rigorous fashion, are provocative and challenge readers to reexamine traditional definitions, concepts, policies, and procedures.

Authors are expected to  prepare manuscripts consistent with our EDITORIAL GUIDELINES.

The Metropolitan Universities journal is generally organized around themes with prospective authors invited to prepare submission. There is limited opportunity to publish unsolicited material.

The Executive Editor welcomes proposals for future thematic issues. Prospective guest editors should describe their theme briefly, and submit a summary of the proposed topic and potential authors who would be appropriate for the issue.

Contact Valerie Holton, Executive Editor, at if you have questions or would like to suggest prospective journal themes.

How to Submit a Manuscript Online

To submit a manuscript to Metropolitan Universities journal, you must create an account on the journal website.

Once you have registered, please go to the "User Home" tab, where you will see Author listed as your role. You can then follow these steps to submit your manuscript:

  1. Click on the "New Submission" link to the right of where it says "Author".
  2. Select the type of document you will be submitting from the drop-down list, an “article."
  3.  In the "comments for the editor" section, please list the specific issue theme you are submitting an abstract for, For example "collective impact" or "conference issue." Click “Save and continue” to proceed to the next step.
  4.  Following the instructions on the next page, upload your manuscript (Microsoft Word files only).
  5.  Fill out the author data (if there is more than one author, click "Add Author" at the bottom of this section), the title of the manuscript, an abstract, and the references.
  6.  Upload any supplementary material you have following the steps from earlier. If not, proceed to the next step.
  7.  Finally, when your manuscript and information are ready, click "Finish Submission".

Once you have submitted your manuscript, you can go to the "User Home" tab and click on "Active Submissions" to monitor where your manuscript is in the editing process.

You will receive email updates about whether your manuscript has been selected, whether it needs any revisions, and if the editors have any questions about it.

If you have any technical issues with the online system, please contact


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