Drawing of a modern  city, showing green spaces, a river, a transportation line and various buildings of different shapes

Launching in 2024

Nature Cities will cover the full scope of research, opinion, and ideas relevant to understanding cities broadly.


  • Colour photo of Seven Dials in London at dusk.

    In anticipation of our formal January 2024 launch, the Nature Cities’ editors have curated an online pre-launch collection to illustrate a portion of our intended scope.

  • Sunset reflected off lower Manhattan skyline

    Nature Cities seeks an editor with a PhD in hand in engineering, urban science, or physical science with a demonstrated record of collaboration and research focused on cities. It closes 5 November, so please apply soon!

Nature Cities is a Transformative Journal; authors can publish using the traditional publishing route OR via immediate gold Open Access.

Our Open Access option complies with funder and institutional requirements.