International Journal of E-Planning Research (IJEPR)

Submit a Paper to the International Journal of E-Planning Research (IJEPR)

Published Continuous Volume. Est. 2012.

The International Journal of E-Planning Research (IJEPR) publishes original theoretical and innovative empirical research on the many aspects of the emerging interdisciplinary area of urban e-planning. The journal is mainly focused on urban e-planning theory, history, methods, ethics, best practices, urban e-planning pedagogy, future developments, and on the software technology associated with urban e-planning. Due to its comprehensive coverage, this international journal has been accepted into prestigious indices, most notably Web of Science® – Emerging Sources Citation Index®, Scopus®, Compendex®, INSPEC®, as well as has been selected in notable journal lists, including in the Class A scientific journals by the Italian National Agency for the Evaluation of Universities and Research Institutes (2018-2020), in the Excellence in Research for Australia list from the Australian Research Council (ERA 2018 Journal List - ERA Journal Id 210655), and in the International Geographical Union (IGU) list of journals. Led by an editor who has extensively contributed his research within this field to numerous reference works, including to a plethora of IGI Global publications, this journal is associated with the Urban E-Planning Research Network and the International Conference on Urban E-Planning, which is convened by the editor-in-chief and hosted by the University of Lisbon.

ISSN: 2160-9918|EISSN: 2160-9926|DOI: 10.4018/IJEPR
The Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of E-Planning Research (IJEPR) would like to invite you to consider submitting a manuscript for inclusion in this scholarly journal. The following describes the mission, coverage, and guidelines for submission to IJEPR


The mission of International Journal of E-Planning Research (IJEPR) is to provide scholars, researchers, students and urban and regional planning practitioners with analytical and theoretically informed empirical research on e-planning, as well as evidence on best-practices of e-planning, in both urban and regional planning fields. The journal aims to establish itself as a reference for information on e-planning issues. The International Journal of E-Planning Research is committed to provide a forum for an international exchange of ideas on urban e-planning research and practice.


Topics to be discussed in this journal include (but are not limited to) the following:

Functional dimensions of Urban e-Planning
• E-planning and culture, leisure and tourism
• E-planning and disability
• E-planning and digital divide
• E-planning and disasters management
• E-planning and education
• E-planning and environment
• E-planning and ethnicity
• E-planning and gender
• E-planning and health
• E-planning and housing
• E-planning and low carbon urban development
• E-planning and social issues
• E-planning and universal design
• E-planning and urban e-marketing
• E-planning and urban economic development
• E-planning and urban governance
• E-planning and urban infrastructures
• E-planning in developing countries
• Smart cities and smart Urban e-Planning
• Urban and metropolitan government reform through e-planning

Future e-planning
• Future directions for Urban e-Planning
• Innovations and best practices in Urban e-Planning

Organization, Technology, Methods
• Augmented Reality in Urban e-Planning
• Citizen Science in Urban e-Planning
• Citizen e-participation in urban planning
• Complexity and wicked problems in Urban e-Planning
• Crowdsourcing in Urban e-Planning
• Digital augmented reality and citizen engagement in Urban e-Planning
• E-planning and visualization
• E-planning benchmarking
• E-planning data collection
• E-planning data management (data analysis, data storage)
• E-planning evaluation
• E-planning monitoring
• E-planning online communication and dissemination
• Games as visualization and participatory tools in Urban e-Planning
• Games and idea generation in participatory Urban e-Planning
• Geodesign and the planning of natural end virtual environments
• Internet of Things in Urban e-Planning
• Landscape Virtual Modeling
• Living Labs in Urban e-Planning
• Mobile applications and sensors for Urban e-Planning
• Online decision support models in Urban e-Planning
• Online indicator tools and Urban e-Planning
• Online data portals and Urban e-Planning
• Organizational and human factors in Urban e-Planning
• Participatory and emotional mapping
• Participatory Geoweb and Urban e-Planning
• Participatory e-activism in Urban e-Planning
• Planning 3.0
• Qualitative online research methods for Urban e-Planning
• Quantitative online research methods for Urban e-Planning
• Scenarios and prospective methods in Urban e-planning
• Social media and citizen engagement in Urban e-Planning
• Software technology for Urban e-Planning
• Spatial Big Data and Data Mining in Urban e-Planning
• Spatial Open Data and Participatory Urban e-Planning
• Strategic Urban e-Planning methods
• Surveillance and Security in the e-City
• Technology pitfalls in Urban e-Planning projects
• 3D cadastral systems in Urban e-Planning
• Virtual 3D Urban models
• Virtual reality environments in Urban e-Planning
• Volunteered Geographic Information in Urban e-Planning
• Volunteered Geographic Information for disaster management
• Web-based public participation in Urban e-Planning

Theory, History and Ethics of E-Planning
• Data protection and citizens’ privacy in Urban e-Planning
• E-planning and human rights
• Ethics in Urban e-Planning
• History of Urban e-Planning (adoption and impact of e-planning)
• Theories of Urban e-Planning (modern and post-modern planning theories)
• Trust in Urban e-Planning


Prospective authors should note that only original and previously unpublished article manuscripts will be considered. Interested authors must consult the Journal Guidelines for Manuscript Submission at PRIOR to submission. Any further questions may be answered at All article manuscript submissions will be forwarded to at least three members of the editorial review board of the journal for a double-blind peer review. The final decision regarding acceptance/revision/rejection will be based on the reviews received from the reviewers.

Starting January 1st, 2021, this journal will be converting from Hybrid Open Access to full Gold Open Access, meaning from January 1st, 2021 onward all of its published contents will be 100% open access and the copyright of the published work will stay with the author(s) ((Note: IGI Global open access journal article manuscript publishing offers authors the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) licensing arrangement. The copyright for the work remains solely with the author(s) of the article manuscript), and the publisher will provide the published contents free of charge globally (there will no longer be subscription fees or payment of any kind required for individuals and libraries to access and utilize the published contents).

Once the journal is converted to Gold Open Access in 2021 and will no longer have subscription revenue backing it, the journal will be heavily reliant on Open Access Article Processing Charges (APCs) payment provided by either the author(s) or his/her/their respective institution or another funding agency, AFTER the article manuscript submission has been through a full double-blind peer review and the Editor-in-Chief at his/her full discretion has decided to accept the manuscript based on the results of the double-blind peer review process. The APC will offset the costs of all of the activities associated with the publication of the article manuscript, including the digital tools used to support the manuscript management and review process, the typesetting, formatting and layout, online hosting, the submission of the journal’s content to numerous abstracts, directories, and indexes, third party software (plagiarism checks), editorial support which includes manuscript tracking, communications, submission guideline checks, communications with authors and reviewers, as well as all promotional support and activities which includes metadata distribution, press releases, promotional communications, web content, ads, fliers, brochures, postcards, etc. for the journal and its published contents; and the fact that all published articles will be freely accessible and able to be posted and disseminated widely by the authors.

The Article Processing Charge (APC) for this journal is currently set at $2,050 USD and authors will not be asked to provide payment of the APC fee (directly to the publisher) until AFTER their manuscript has gone through the full double-blind peer review process and the Editor-in-Chief at his/her full discretion has decided to accept the manuscript based on the results of the double-blind peer review process. Please note that there is absolutely NO correlation between the APC (Article Processing Charge) being paid by the author and the results of review process outcomes.

Those coming from certain developing countries will be able to take advantage of discounts or waivers with careful consideration by IGI Global’s Executive Editorial Board. Also, authors of submitted manuscripts can take advantage of IGI Global’s Read and Publish Open Access Initiative, which allows authors who are affiliated with institutions that are currently subscribed to one or more IGI Global databases to benefit from APC funding (you can learn more about how this all works here). In the case of a multi-authored work, even if only one author is eligible for the discount or waiver, all authors of the work will benefit from the waiver or discount. Additionally, if an author chooses to utilize any of IGI Global’s Author Services on their manuscript, the amount paid for any of these author services will be deducted from the final Article Processing Charge (APC).

For more information on APCs and Open Access Publishing please visit IGI Global’s open access publishing page here, and also it is recommended to read the following article published by Web of Science, “A researcher’s complete guide to open access papers”.

All inquiries should be directed to the attention of:

All inquiries regarding IJEPR should be directed to the attention of:

Carlos Nunes Silva
International Journal of E-Planning Research (IJEPR)