The Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts at Chulalongkorn University, Thailand  and the Urban Research Resilience Center (URRC) of Osaka Metropolitan University, Japan (formerly Osaka City University prior to 2022) are pleased to jointly publish this double-blind, peer-reviewed Journal of Urban Culture Research (JUCR).

JUCR intends to address relevant urban culture topics from a focus on research and applied arts perspective that act as a catalyst for expanding the knowledge-base of creative expression in this field.

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 visual art, design, music, the creative arts, performance studies, dance, cultural studies, ethnomusicology, and related disciplines such as creative arts therapies and urban planning. 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.

Additionally the Journal has the objective of stimulating 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, the Journal supports advocacy processes, improvements in practices, and encourages supportive public policy-making related to cultural resources.

Publishing Statistics

JUCR has published 255 articles from 44 countries over its 28 volume history.

JUCR is listed in the following citation databases

  1. Scopus – Elsevier

  2. Thomson Reuters Web of Science Core Collection, Emerging Sources Citation Index – ESCI

  3. Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers – NSD

  4. Thai-Journal Citation Index – TCI

  5. Asean Citation Index – ACI

JUCR is archived at

  1. United States Library of Congress

  2. Cornell University Library – John M. Echols Collection on Southeast Asia


The views and opinions expressed herein are those of the individual author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the policies or opinions of the Journal (JUCR), its editors & staff, Chulalongkorn University or Osaka Metropolitan University.

Authors authorize the JUCR to publish their materials both in print and online while retaining their full individual copyright. The copyright of JUCR volumes is retained by Chulalongkorn University.

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ISSN 2228 – 8279 (Print)  ISSN 2408 – 1213 (Online)


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