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Opolis: An International Journal of Suburban and Metropolitan Studies

Aims & Scope

Opolis: An International Journal of Suburban and Metropolitan Studies is a peer-reviewed, open access journal. Opolis was originally published in 2005 and 2006 as a joint venture between Virginia Tech and the University of California Riverside (see website: https://escholarship.org/uc/cssd_opolis/1/1 for back issues of the journal). The journal's new home and publisher is the Lincy Institute at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. We seek quality original research articles that continue the Journal’s initial charge:

Opolis covers all dimensions of suburbia: the good, the bad, and (as the cliché goes) the ugly. It especially invites articles that explore suburbs on their own terms and not as intrinsically inferior places to cities. In that spirit, Opolis also encourages submissions exploring new ways of understanding suburbia—including analysis that rethinks the roles that cities and suburbs play in the region. The journal invites submissions of suburban and metropolitan studies from a broad spectrum of perspectives.