Metropolitan Universities journal accepts manuscripts on an ongoing basis on scholarship and research relevant to urban and metropolitan universities. Review our Aims and Scope for more information.

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Thematic Calls

Metropolitan Universities journal regularly publishes themed issues.

Metropolitan Universities journal is accepting full manuscripts for the upcoming “2023 Annual Conference Issue: Resilient Campuses. Resilient Cities.” The issue is scheduled for publication in summer 2024.

About the Conference

This year’s conference focuses on the resiliency of campuses and cities, and the relationship between them. The success and well-being of our urban and metropolitan campuses is inextricably intertwined with that of our cities. Explore and critically examine how our campuses and cities embrace shared understandings and a commitment to fostering greater resilience.

The 2023 CUMU Annual Conference Issue invites presenters to reflect broadly on how campuses and cities create resilient communities through interdependent relationships. Successful submissions critically examine and use evidence to describe the impact of practices, policies, and structures, and identify strategies and actionable steps for building resiliency across campuses and cities that align with the following themes

  • anchor collaborations and strategies
  • racial equity and justice
  • hyper-local, place-based community engagement
  • social and economic mobility
  • policy and change
  • student success and well-being

Manuscript Submission Guidelines

We invite submissions of manuscripts by December 1, 2023. Submissions should be prepared in accordance with the MUJ Article Submission and Editorial Guidelines and should be no more than 7,000 words (exclusive of tables, references, etc). Preference is given to those manuscripts that demonstrate innovation and impact and include perspectives across multiple institutions. Shorter submissions for this issue will be considered.

  • Only presenters at the 2023 Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. may submit for publication.
  • All presentation formats will be considered for inclusion. Submissions should take into account the outcomes of the presentations.
  • Manuscripts should be clear and concise.
  • Manuscripts should be evidence-based with a clear line of inquiry.
  • Preference is given to those manuscripts that demonstrate innovation and impact and include perspectives across multiple institutions.

Manuscripts are due December 1, 2023 and should follow the MUJ Editorial and Submission Guidelines.

Please direct any questions regarding this issue to:

Guest editor: Sabine O’Hara, PhD, distinguished professor and PhD Program Director, College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability & Environmental Sciences, University of the District of Columbia (

Assistant guest editors

  • Camille Range, PhD, University of the District of Columbia
  • William Terrell Danley, ABD, University of the District of Columbia
  • Andre de Souza Coelho, adjunct professor, University of the District of Columbia

Metropolitan Universities journal editor: Patrick M. Green,

Suggest a Themed Issue

The editor welcomes proposals for future thematic issues. Prospective guest editors should describe their theme briefly, and submit to the editor a summary of the proposed topic.


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