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International Journal of E-Planning Research (IJEPR)

This journal was converted to full Gold Open Access on January 1, 2021
Editor-in-Chief: Carlos Nunes Silva (University of Lisbon, Portugal)
Indexed In: Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), SCOPUS, Compendex (Elsevier Engineering Index), INSPEC and 14 more indices
Published: Continuous Volume |Established: 2012
ISSN: 2160-9918|EISSN: 2160-9926|DOI: 10.4018/IJEPR
Journal Metrics
Submission to Acceptance: 87 Days (Approximately 12 Weeks)
Acceptance to Publication: 138 Days (Approximately 20 Weeks)
Acceptance Rate: 60%
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Published: Jan 1, 2021
DOI: 10.4018/IJEPR.2021010101
Volume 10
The present contribution offers an assessment of the development and implementation of the digital participation system in Hamburg, Germany. The system utilises open and public planning data within... Show More
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Thoneick, Rosa. "Integrating Online and Onsite Participation in Urban Planning: Assessment of a Digital Participation System." vol.10, no.1 2021: pp.1-20.


Thoneick, R. (2021). Integrating Online and Onsite Participation in Urban Planning: Assessment of a Digital Participation System. , 10(1), 1-20.


Thoneick, Rosa. "Integrating Online and Onsite Participation in Urban Planning: Assessment of a Digital Participation System," 10, no.1: 1-20.

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Published: Jan 1, 2021
DOI: 10.4018/IJEPR.2021010102
Volume 10
The shrinking populations of many regions in Portugal have led to a debate on the criteria which should guide the restructuring of public services at the local scale, and namely how to balance... Show More
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Wolf, Jan,et al. "Efficiency and Equity in the Spatial Planning of Primary Schools." vol.10, no.1 2021: pp.21-38.


Wolf, J., Feitosa, F., & Marques, J. L. (2021). Efficiency and Equity in the Spatial Planning of Primary Schools. , 10(1), 21-38.


Wolf, Jan and Fillipe Feitosa, and João Lourenço Marques. "Efficiency and Equity in the Spatial Planning of Primary Schools," 10, no.1: 21-38.

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Published: Jan 1, 2021
DOI: 10.4018/IJEPR.2021010103
Volume 10
This paper describes an urban analysis method for the evaluation of the diversity of open spaces. Diversity is understood as the variety of options that a public space offers to the users, giving... Show More
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Urrutia del Campo, Nagore,et al. "Multicriteria Methodology for Open Space Analysis: Understanding Environmental Performance and Diversity." vol.10, no.1 2021: pp.39-57.


Urrutia del Campo, N., Aseguinolaza, O. G., & Minguillón, R. H. (2021). Multicriteria Methodology for Open Space Analysis: Understanding Environmental Performance and Diversity. , 10(1), 39-57.


Urrutia del Campo, Nagore and Olatz Grijalba Aseguinolaza, and Rufino Hernandez Minguillón. "Multicriteria Methodology for Open Space Analysis: Understanding Environmental Performance and Diversity," 10, no.1: 39-57.

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Description, Mission, Scope & Coverage
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... Show More
Mission & Scope:
The mission of the 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... Show More

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 Digital Divide
  • E-Planning and Disability
  • E-Planning and Disaster 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 E-Participation in Urban Planning
  • Citizen Science in Urban E-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 and Idea Generation in Participatory Urban E-Planning
  • Games as Visualization and Participatory Tools in Urban E-Planning
  • GeoDesign and the Planning of Natural and 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 Data Portals and Urban E-Planning
  • Online Decision Support Models in Urban E-Planning
  • Online Indicator Tools and Urban E-Planning
  • Organizational and Human Factors in Urban E-Planning
  • Participatory and Emotional Mapping
  • Participatory E-Activism in Urban E-Planning
  • Participatory Geoweb and 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 for Disaster Management
  • Volunteered Geographic Information in Urban E-Planning
  • 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 Theories)
  • Trust in Urban E-Planning
Editorial Board

Editorial Board

International Advisory Board
Ian Bishop, University of Melbourne, Australia
Karen Mossberger, Arizona State University, United States
Richard Klosterman, University of Akron, United States
Roger Caves, San Diego State University, United States
Willem Salet, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Associate Editors
Ari-Veikko Anttiroiko, Tampere University, Finland ORCID
Jon Corbett, University of British Columbia Okanagan, Canada
Lukasz Damurski, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland ORCID
Michael McCall, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico
Nancy Odendaal, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Scott McQuire, University of Melbourne, Australia
Soon Ae Chun, City University of New York, Staten Island, United States ORCID
Editorial Review Board
Aija Staffans, Aalto University, Finland
Anastasia Stratigea, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Angus Whyte, Napier University, United Kingdom
Ariadne Vromen, The University of Sydney, Australia
Aroon Manoharan, University of Massachusetts Boston, United States
Barney Warf, University of Kansas, United States
Bauke de Vries, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Ellen Bassett, University of Virginia, United States
Francis Harvey, Universität Leipzig, Germany
Gabriel Dupuy, Université Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne, France
Helen Couclelis, University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
Iwona Sagan, University of Gdansk, Poland
Jennifer Evans-Cowley, University of North Texas, United States
Jennifer Minner, Cornell University, United States ORCID
Jiří Pánek, Palacky University in Olomouc, Czech Republic ORCID
Johan van Braak, Ghent University, Belgium
John Bricout, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, United States
John Zacharias, Peking University, China
Kheir Al-Kodmany, University of Illinois at Chicago, United States
Lawrence Harvey, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia
Lech Janczewski, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Linda See, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria ORCID
Mikael Granberg, Karlstad University, Sweden
Morten Falch, Aalborg University Copenhagen, Denmark
Nadia Chabi, Salah Boubnider Constantine 3, Algeria ORCID
Nancy Obermeyer, Indiana State University, United States
Padraig Wims, University College Dublin, Ireland
Pamela Robinson, Ryerson University, Canada
Paul Baker, Georgia Institute of Technology, United States ORCID
Rodrigo Firmino, Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Parana, Brazil
Ron van Lammeren, Wageningen University, Netherlands
Stephen Aikins, University of South Florida, United States
Stephen Ervin, Harvard University, United States
Stuart Charters, Lincoln University, New Zealand
Sudeshna Chatterjee, Ansal University, India
Sylvie Occelli, Istituto di Ricerche Economico Sociali del Piemonte, Italy
Teal Triggs, Royal College of Art, United Kingdom
Teresa Scassa, University of Ottawa, Canada
Usha Harris, Macquarie University (retired), Australia ORCID
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This journal is currently actively seeking new submissions. Interested authors should ensure that their article manuscript adheres to the journal’s submission guidelines and utilize the journal article template, which include originality of the manuscript, professional English language copy editing, APA formatting tips, and more. To submit an article for consideration, please begin the submission process below.
All inquiries regarding IJEPR should be directed to the attention of:

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

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