Journal of Urban Culture Research (JUCR) is an international, online, double-blind, peer-reviewed journal published by the Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts of Thailand’s Chulalongkorn University in conjunction with the Urban Research Plaza of Osaka City University, Japan. JUCR offers its readers two categories of content. One is a window into the latest international conferences and reviews of related sources – books, etc. along with guest articles, special features, and case studies. Secondly, its main core is a range of peer-reviewed articles from researchers in the international community.  

Aims and Scope

JUCR aims at establishing a broad interdisciplinary platform for studies of cultural creativity and the arts that brings together researchers and cultural practitioners to identify and share innovative and creative experiences in establishing sustainable and vibrant, livable communities while fostering cultural continuity. The journal embraces broad cultural discussions regarding communities of any size as it recognizes the urban community’s rural roots.

JUCR encourages researchers and the full range of artists in the topics including:
      Visual art and Design
    Music, Ethnomusicology
     Creative arts
     Performance studies, Dance
     Cultural studies
     Related disciplines (Creative arts therapies, Urban Planning, etc.)

Articles related to either the academic or wide vernacular interpretation of urban culture and the arts as a tool promoting community and individual well-being, health, and diversity are welcome. 

JUCR has the objective of stimulating research on both the theory and practice of fine and applied arts in response to social challenges and environmental issues as well as calling for solutions across the creative realms. Moreover, JUCR supports advocacy processes, improvements in practices, and encourages supportive public policy-making related to cultural resources. JUCR intends to offer readers relevant theoretical discussions and act as a catalyst for expanding the knowledge-base of creative expression related to urban culture.

JUCR  promotes and encourages the exchange of knowledge in the field of fine and applied arts among scholars worldwide. Contributions may be in the following categories:
      Research articles
      Reports of empirical studies
      Reviews of films, concerts, dances, and art exhibitions
      Academic papers and book reviews are also acceptable
Articles are typically only considered for publication in JUCR with the mutual understanding that they have not been published in English elsewhere and are not currently under consideration by any other English language journal(s). Occasionally, noteworthy articles worthy of a broader audience that JUCR provides will be reprinted. Main articles are assessed and peer-reviewed by specialists in their relevant fields. 

Publication Frequency

JUCR is published biannually in June & December by the Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts of Thailand’s Chulalongkorn University in conjunction with the Urban Resiliance Research Center of Osaka Metropolitan University, Japan. JUCR only uses volumes numbers for its biannual issues. 

Open Access Policies

JUCR is an open access journal whose content is freely available under the principle that making research accessible to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.
JUCR is listed in the following citation databases 
      Thomson Reuters Web of Science Core Collection, Emerging Sources Citation Index – ESCI
      Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers – NS
      Thai-Journal Citation Index – TCI
      ASEAN Citation Index – ACI 
JUCR is archived at
      United States Library of Congress
      Cornell University Library – John M. Echols Collection on Southeast Asia


As of Volume 25,  JUCR has published 202 articles from 40 countries throughout its history. 

This publication is a non-profit educational research journal not for sale