About the journal

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Focus and scope
Town and Regional Planning is a South African accredited journal for independently adjudicated research articles on applicable topics in town, urban and regional planning. Each peer refereed article is indicated as such in the journal. The editorial staff considers articles in English and Afrikaans, written from any responsible point of view on subjects in any applicable field of scholarship, i.e. town, urban and regional planning. Authors are requested to write their manuscripts in a manner and style that is intelligible to specialists and non-specialists alike. Research contributions, which are peer reviewed, are of two kinds: Review Articles and Research Articles. Book reviews are also considered. The format for these categories can be found in the Guidelines to AuthorsTown and Regional Planning is endorsed by the South African Council for Planners (SACPLAN) the statutory Council of nominated members to regulate the Planning Profession in South Africa.

Frequency and distribution
Town and Regional Planning is published biannually (the second issue is mostly a special issue with a guest editor) by the University of the Free State. The journal is forwarded to all relevant research units and universities, Southern African research libraries, and selected research institutions. 

Open access
This is an Open Access Journal (with one year embargo) and no article submission charges apply for this journal. Views and opinions expressed in this journal are those of the author(s). Publication thereof does not indicate that the Editorial Staff or the University of the Free State accept responsibility for it.

Journal policies and procedures

Publication ethics and malpractice


Town and Regional Planning is accredited by the Department of Higher Education and Training of South Africa as it is indexed by the following collections:

                         Sabinet African Electronic Publications (SA ePublications)                                                   
                         African Journal Archive (AJA)

  • The journal is also currently under review by:  SciELO SA journals indexed by the Web of Science

Author agreement
It is important that you return this form upon submission. Your article will not be considered without completion and return of this form.

Publishing agreement