About the journal


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: Review Articles, Research Articles, and Perspective 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 registered online users, relevant research units and universities, Southern African research libraries, and selected research institutions. 

Open access
Town and Regional Planning is an Open Access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author.

There are no submission fees or article-processing charges.

Town and Regional Planning  articles in digital format are archived on the journal's website; the National Library of South AfricaKovsieScholar and in the AJOL Open Access Titles. All content within KovsieScholar is digitally preserved through DuraSpace. DuraSpace is a leading digital preservation service worldwide. The content is preserved as an archival version and is not publically accessible via DuraSpace, but is provided when required under specific conditions, such as discontinuation of the collection or catastrophic failure of the website.