Frequently Asked Questions

New Urban Research

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1. Can I submit a paper I have already submitted for consideration or publication to another institution?

Because we will be publishing the full-text of your paper, if selected, Call for New Urban Research cannot accept a paper that has been previously submitted or published. If your paper is selected for presentation, you will be asked to complete copyright transfer forms. However, we can consider a paper that is on the same topic but not identical to the one previously submitted or published.

2. Can I submit an unfinished or in-progress paper?

Reviewers will not know that your paper is unfinished or in-progress. They shall consider the paper you have submitted by the deadline as-is. Unfinished or in-progress papers will not be eligible for presentation at the Congress.

3. Does my paper have to focus on the theme of this year’s New Urban Research?

Yes. The CNU encourages scholarly discussion and comparative research approaches. Rigor and discipline include your ability to follow instructions.

4. Can I submit my paper after the deadline?

New Urban Research cannot accept files submitted after the set deadlines. For more information, please email with questions.

5. How long should my paper be?

Text/graphic paper submissions should be between 3,000 and 5,000 words, excluding endnotes and abstract (250 words). Keep in mind that paper presentations are expected to last about 10-12 minutes.

6. What does the review process consist of?

Papers will be reviewed by at least two (2) reviewers; a panel of distinguished scholars and professionals will carefully review and comment on your submission. Reviewers will be matched based on their expertise to your paper topic. Your paper with the reviewers’ comments will be returned to you. If your paper is suggested for presentation at the Congress, you will be given time to revise in accordance with the comments received.

7. How are papers selected for presentation?

Selected papers must meet the highest standards for academic research and writing. Final selection will be based on the paper’s depth of content, demonstration of methodological rigor, contribution and advancement to the topic of the year, and overall significance to the practice of New Urbanism.