Peer Review

A blind referee system, articles are reviewed by three experts in the subject field. An average of 2-3 months for review reports and recommendations to be returned. Authors have several opportunities to amend papers incorporating suggestions from reviewers and editors. The editor makes a final decision on the inclusion of a paper.

Open Access Policy

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.

Publication Scheduling

2 Issues per Annum.


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.


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:

Web of Science Core Collection: Emerging Sources Citation Index
SciELO SA indexed by the Web of Science
Norwegian list
Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
Ebsco Discovery Service
African Journals Online (AJOL)

Ethics and Malpractice

Town and regional planning is a peer-reviewed journal. The editorial team and management are committed to be ethical and fair in publishing high quality manuscripts and work hard to ensure the content we publish is ethically sound and do not encourage misconduct, or knowingly allow misconduct to take place. Any cases of ethical misconduct are treated seriously and will be dealt with in accordance with the COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) guidelines and flowcharts. Editors, authors, and reviewers will also adhere to the Town and regional planning submission instructions as well as the policies and procedures of the journal.

Ethical principles

Editorial Policies

Journal Identifiers

eISSN: 2415-0495
print ISSN: 1012-280X