Thursday, 1 December 2011

International Journal of E-Planning Research (IJEPR) - Description, Mission and Scope

International Journal of E-Planning Research (IJEPR)
ISSN: 2160-9918; EISSN: 2160-9926
Established 2012; Published Quarterly 

Editor(s)-in-Chief: Carlos Nunes Silva (Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning, University of Lisbon, Portugal)


The International Journal of E-Planning Research (IJEPR) is a peer-reviewed international quarterly journal that 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.

Mission and 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 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 Covered 

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 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 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 cecurity 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 articles will be considered. INTERESTED AUTHORS MUST CONSULT THE JOURNAL’S GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS at PRIOR TO SUBMISSION. All article submissions will be forwarded to at least 3 members of the Editorial Review Board of the journal for double-blind, peer review. Final decision regarding acceptance/revision/rejection will be based on the reviews received from the reviewers. All submissions must be forwarded electronically.

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

Carlos Nunes Silva
International Journal of E-Planning Research (IJEPR)
E-mail: cs @ campus. ul. pt