About Journal


The Journal of Planning, an official publication of the UCTEA Chamber of Urban Planners, was first published in 1986. The main aim of the Journal is to correlate the relationship between practices and theories with support of academicians as well as to announce and evaluate professional practices among colleagues.

Even though the publication of the Journal of Planning had some breaks, it has been published since 2003. UCTEA Chamber of Urban Planners Ýstanbul Branch who handles the publication since 2013 targeted to advance the Journal of Planning to a peer-reviewed indexed journal which would be recognized as a scientific publication. In line with this, the Journal of Planning is listed as “national peer-reviewed journal” in ULAKBIM Social Science Database by TUBITAK and indexed in Ulrich’s and Avery (Index) since 2013, in Web of Science, Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) Database since 2015, in TUBITAK ULAKBIM TR Index Social Science Database since 2017, in European Reference Index For The Humanities And Social Sciences (ERIHPLUS) since 2019 and lastly in EBSCO since the end of 2020.

The Journal of Planning, that publishes three volumes per year since 2013 as a “listed national peer-reviewed journal”, accomplished to become a scientific and unbiased journal on fields of planning, design, urban sociology and urban and regional studies. The quantity of applications from colleagues and researchers is increasing everyday which eventually leads us to an increasing number of reviewers who as well contribute to the evaluation processes of applications devotedly.

The Editorial Board of the Journal and the Publisher adheres to the principles of the Council of Science Editors (CSE), the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), the European Association of Science Editors (EASE), and the executive Editors has full authority over the editorial and scientific content of the Journal of Planning and the timing of publication of the content.

Article applications to the Journal are accepted only online. Please see the link: www.planlamadergisi.org or www.journalofplanning.org or www.jplanning.org and proceed application through “Online Manuscript Submission” or “Journal Agent” tab. Applicants are welcomed to submit original research papers, research briefs, book reviews and viewpoints to our editorial board in order to disseminate their work to a bigger network of colleagues and readers. 

The Journal of Planning is an open-access journal that publishes articles in accordance with the open-access model based on the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) Declaration. The Journal's archive is available at http://www.planlamadergisi.org/eng/jvi.aspx free of charge. The content published in the Journal of Planning is licenced under the terms of the Creative Commons 4.0 International Citation Licence.

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