Brussels Studies is an electronic scientific journal of open-access and widely distributed urban studies aimed at highlighting original research on Brussels issues, without discrimination of discipline or language.
Brussels Studies offers researchers a specific channel of dissemination for the presentation of research results, when they relate to a subject related to the realities of Brussels constituting a significant issue for the city and its region.
Brussels Studies is aimed at a community of researchers from multiple disciplines . The journal also wants to promote the intervention of the results of scientific research in the public debate concerning Brussels. She therefore makes it a point of honor to offer her readers articles accessible to a non-specialized audience on important subjects studied and debated in the world of research. Brussels Studies also considers that in order to engender real exchanges between the disciplines, the research that the journal publishes must be devoid of any jargon and avoidable technicism which, unfortunately, often tends to obscure the remarks made.
All academic disciplines and themes are accepted: economy, employment; Brussels status, institutional functioning, political life; spatial planning, housing, mobility; environment, energy, sustainable development; demography, immigration, multicultural society; health, quality of life; history, culture, heritage, tourism, etc.
The journal is led by an interuniversity scientific committee composed of specialists from Brussels and abroad. This helps to define the main orientations of the journal. It is the guarantor of its rigor and its scientific quality.
Brussels Studies is a trilingual scientific journal . It publishes in French and Dutch (the two Belgian national languages) and in English (considered as the lingua franca for research). This means that it allows the submission of articles written in these three languages, but also that it carries out the systematic translation of articles that it accepts, after a strict procedure of selection, so that all are available in these three languages. Its goal is to ensure maximum dissemination of the research it publishes. This trilingualism also promotes the apprehension of studies on Brussels by all linguistic communities.