Urban & Regional Planning Review


Urban and Regional Planning Review

Urban and Regional Planning Review (URPR) is an interdisciplinary journal for urban and regional planning, established by three academic institutes in Japan (City Planning Institute of Japan, Japanese Institute of Landscape Architecture and Japanese Association for Planning and Public Management). It publishes reviewed manuscripts in electrical format and the first issue was published in 2014.

Articles for URPR may be theoretical or contain empirical research outcomes, written in English, not only by academics but also professional planners. They are expected to have original content and should not have been previously published, nor be under simultaneous consideration by another academic journal.
Objectives, research methodologies, and conclusions must be logically consistent, and the conclusion in particular must highlight not only previously unknown findings but also new themes for further research in urban and regional planning. Accepted one will be formally published in electrical format on the J-Stage website [here] sequentially.

URPR introduces the new review system from April 2022, based on the decision of the URPR Editorial Board as follows.

  1. Simplify and sophisticate the design of websites of URPR.
  2. Refine the design and layouts of manuscript forms to follow the contemporary trend of international journals.
  3. Improve the peer review process to minimize the duration at the longest to half a year from the deadline for submission twice a year (every June and December) to the notice of the result, especially in order to attract young scholars and students who try to fulfill the conditionality of their academic degrees as early as possible.
  4. Introduce "Editorial Manager(R)" provided by Aries Systems Corporation (US) as the cloud-based manuscript submission and peer-review tracking system to improve the interface of the reviewing process for both authors and reviewers so as to meet the international standard.
  5. Based on the improvement shown above, revise submission fee and article processing charge as shown in another page [here].

The new submission site was open on 18 May 2022.

We look forward to contributions from many scholars and practitioners who are engaged in urban and regional planning all over the world.

Editor in Chief Prof. Yasushi ASAMI (The University of Tokyo)


Established by:

  • The City Planning Institute of Japan
  • 公益社団法人 日本造園学会 | Japanese Institute of Landscape Architecture
  • JAPA 日本計画行政学会