Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope
Journal of Regional and City Planning or JRCP is an open access journal mainly focusing on urban and regional studies and planning in transitional, developing and emerging economies. JRCP covers topics related to the analysis, sciences, development, intervention, and design of communities, cities, and regions including their physical, spatial, technological, economic, social and political environments. The journal is committed to create a multidisciplinary forum in the field by seeking original paper submissions from planners, architects, geographers, economists, sociologists, humanists, political scientists, environmentalists, engineers and other who are interested in the history, transformation and future of cities and regions in transitional, developing and emerging economies.

Publication Ethics
JRCP is a peer-reviewed journal. This statement clarifies ethical behaviour of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in this journal, including the author, the editor-in-chief, the managing editor, the editorial board, the editorial advisory board, the reviewer and the publisher (Institut Teknologi Bandung). This statement is based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

Peer Review Process
JRCP adopts a double-blind review process. To ensure anonymity, any identifying information of the author(s) such as name, contact details and acknowledgements should be excluded from the main text. Every manuscript considered for publication will be sent to at least two external referees in the relevant field(s).

Please recommend at least three suitable referees for your article who do not have any research cooperation with the authors within the last three years (please provide names, institution and email address). The Journal will consider carefully any recommended exclusions, but will not always follow the reviewer recommendations.

The initial assessment of manuscript normally takes about 3-4 weeks after submission, while it needs about 2-4 months to complete the review process. You are strongly advised to regularly check the status of your submission through our online system and avoid sending us email during the periods.

Open Access Policy
JRCP has an open access policy. The electronic version of all articles in this website can be downloaded for free in PDF format.

License Terms
Applying Creative Commons Attribution – Noncommercial License 4.0 (CC BY-NC 4.0), JRCP allows anyone to copy, modify, adapt and redistribute the content of the published articles in any medium or format for any purpose as long as proper citation to the author and original source is provided. Furthermore, the content of the published articles should not be used for commercial purposes.

Publication and Reproduction
The publication of an article in the peer-reviewed Journal of Regional and City Planning is an essential building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. It is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. It is therefore important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, the publisher and the society.

Institut Teknologi Bandung as the publisher of Journal of Regional and City Planning takes its duties of guardianship over all stages of publishing extremely seriously and we recognize our ethical and other responsibilities. We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions. In addition, Institut Teknologi Bandung and Editorial Board will assist in communications with other journals and/or publishers where this is useful and necessary.

Policies and Development
The editor-in-chief of is responsible for defining the objectives, focus and scope, setting the tone, maintaining the quality standard, and designing review, editorial and publication policies. The editor-in-chief may seek advices from members of the editorial advisory board in building the vision, deciding on long-term strategic issues, and leading the development of Journal of Regional and City Planning.

Originality Screening
Manuscripts submitted to JRCP will be screened for plagiarism and self-plagiarism using standard detection tools. Based on the similarity index, professional judgement and thorough investigation, the editor in charge will decide whether a manuscript will proceed to the peer-review process, be returned to the author for resubmission, or be rejected.

The managing editor of the Journal of Regional and City Planning is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always drive such decisions. The managing editor is guided by the policies of the editor-in-chief and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The managing editor may seek inputs from members of the editorial board in making these decisions.

Fair Play
An editor at any time evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.

The editors and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author.

Duties of Reviewers
Contribution to Editorial Decisions
Peer review assists the editorial board in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.

Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.

Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.

Standards of Objectivity
Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgement of Sources
Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest
Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

Duties of Authors
Reporting Standards
Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are unacceptable.

Originality and Plagiarism
The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.

Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication
An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.

Acknowledgement of Sources
Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

Authorship of the Paper
Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

Fundamental Errors in Published Works
When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.

Scimago Journal & Country Rank (SJR), Scopus, Emerging Science Citation Index (ESCI), Google Scholar, Science and Technology Index (SINTA), National Journal Accreditation (Arjuna): KEPUTUSAN DIREKTUR JENDERAL PENGUATAN RISET DAN PENGEMBANGAN KEMENTERIAN RISET, TEKNOLOGI, DAN PENDIDIKAN TINGGI REPUBLIK INDONESIA 30/E/KPT/2018 (Peringkat 1/ 24 Oktober 2018 - 23 Oktober 2023)

Collaborations with Conference Organizers
Typically, we do not engage in collaborations with conference organizers for the publication of their papers. Collaboration proposals for paper publication are not accepted without undergoing our review process. If conference organizers wish for papers presented at their events to be considered for publication in JRCP, the papers can only be reviewed if the organizers submit the full papers. Upon receipt of the papers, we will conduct a pre-screening procedure to identify papers with the potential for review. We do not, however, provide a guarantee that the papers will undergo peer review or be published. Afterwards, all invited manuscripts intended for publication in our journal must be submitted through the online platform and will undergo individual review.
Please submit the documents via email jrcp@itb.ac.id, preferably as attachments in an online drive.

Special Issue Proposals
Special issue proposals will be evaluated if they include at least:
(1) The title and statement of novelty of the special issue focus on elucidating its contribution to the urban and regional planning and development literature, with a particular emphasis on emerging economies.
(2) The names and resumes of the guest editors.
(3) Compilation of potential research papers and their respective authors, including abstracts and ideally complete papers.
Please forward the proposal via email jrcp@itb.ac.id.

Article Processing Charge
The author whose paper is accepted for publication in the Journal of Regional and City Planning is required to pay a fee of USD $500 per article. This rate is effective as of January 1, 2024. Authors are eligible to request a partial discount of up to 50% only. The specified amount is required to fund our production expenses and team. This request should be submitted upon initial submission. Requests submitted subsequent to acceptance, including those made after the paper has been accepted, will not be entertained. Failure to adhere to this policy may result in the cancellation of the accepted paper prior to publication.

To purcase the printed version, please send the subscription email to sirkulasi-jurnal@lppm.itb.ac.id. Subscription for the printed issue US$ 50/issue, not including the postage fare.