About the Journal

The Journal of Urban Development Studies (JUDS) is a biannual double-blind peer-reviewed journal established by the College of Urban Development and Engineering (CUDE) of the Ethiopian Civil Service University. It is well known that Researches and publications complement teaching, training, community service and generally have a significant positive impact on the wider socio economic developments. Publications in this type of peer-reviewed journal can also be regarded as an asset that enables authors to gain recognition and acknowledgement as experts in a particular field at national and international levels. This journal aims to engage in academic as well as policy-oriented research that contributes to policy formulation and implementation on matters of urban development, notably, social, economic, environmental, political and related cross-cutting dimensions.

Objectives of the Journal

The objectives of the journal are the following:

  1. To contribute to the development of theory and practice and publish original articles in the relevant field;
  2. To contribute towards supporting the teaching, training and community service based on the findings from sound scientific research outcomes;
  3. To create a forum for scientific debates and knowledge sharing among the scholars across the universities in the country, in Africa and beyond;
  4. To promote academic and scientific scholarship thereby enhancing the national and international standing of the college and the university

Scope of the Journal

Thematically, the Journal has a broader aim and scope on issues of development broadly defined internationally displaying its commitment to engaging scholars internationally, nationally as well as addressing regional matters of development. The Journal will accept original research, systematic reviews, short communications, book reviews, research reports and the like from disciplinary, multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary and trans-disciplinary policy and development sciences, social and behavioural sciences, humanities, spatial and temporal changes in the milieu of urban development, education and language, health, agriculture, socio-economic development, and political economy. However, manuscripts of pure disciplinary focus that do not have explicit urban development relevance are outside of the scope. Centering    ‘urban’ and ‘development’ as a key destination the main scopes of the JUDS are as follows: