Sunday 28 June 2020

Scimago Journal & Country Rank - IJEPR in Quartile 2 in Urban Studies

The IJEPR is in Quartile 2 in the category 'Urban Studies' in Scimago Journal & Country Rank 2019, moving up from Quartile 3 in 2018.

In the 2019 Scimago Journal & Country Rank the International Journal of E-Planning Research (IJEPR) is in Quartile 2 (Q2) in the category 'Urban Studies' moving from Quartile 3 (Q3) in 2018. In the categories 'Geography, Planning and Development' and in 'Computer Science Applications' it is in Quartile 3 (Q3) as in 2018.

According to the Scimago ranking system, Q1 comprises the quarter of the journals with the highest values, Q2 the second highest values, Q3 the third highest values and Q4 the lowest values.

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Scopus CiteScore 2019

URBAN STUDIES (69th Percentile)

The International Journal of E-Planning Research (IJEPR) has a CiteScore 2019 = 1,9. The CiteScore for 2020 is currently 2,2.  

The IJEPR is in Percentlie 69th in the category 'Urban Studies' and 62th in the category 'Geography, Planning and Development'.   

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Saturday 27 June 2020

IJEPR in SCOPUS CiteScore 2019

The International Journal of E-Planning Research (IJEPR) is well ranked in the just released SCOPUS CiteScore 2019 with a score of 1,9. The CiteScore for 2020 is currently 2,2.
The IJEPR is in Percentlie 69th in 'Urban Studies' and 62th in 'Geography, Planning and Development'. 


Friday 26 June 2020

IJEPR in the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) _ 2019

The Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) was launched in 2015 by Thomson Reuters as a new database in Web of Science. Since 2017 the index has been produced by Clarivate Analytics. It started with around 3,000 journals, covering the full range of subject areas. 

The Emerging Sources Citation Index aims to extend the scope of publications in the Web of Science to include high-quality, peer reviewed publications. It ensures important research is visible in the Web of Science Core Collection. 

The selection process for ESCI is the first step before the journal can be considered for inclusion in other Web of Science indexes. These include the Science Citation Index (SCI), Social Science Citation Index (SSCI), and Arts and Humanities Citation Index (AHCI). 

Journals accepted for coverage must meet several criteria (to be peer reviewed; to follow ethical publishing practices; to meet certain technical requirements, etc.) 

All journals submitted to the core Web of Science databases will be evaluated. If they’re successful they will be indexed in the ESCI while undergoing more in-depth editorial review. Journals can also move from the core Web of Science Indexes to the ESCI if they no longer meet the conditions of that index.
Journals indexed in the ESCI will not receive Impact Factors. However, citations from the ESCI will be included in the citation counts for Journal Citation Reports. Citations from the ESCI will contribute to the Impact Factors of other journals. 

Articles in ESCI indexed journals will be included in an author’s h-index calculation.  

Inclusion in the ESCI improves the visibility of the journal and represents a mark of quality. 

Thursday 18 June 2020

International Journal of E-Planning Research (IJEPR), Volume 9, Issue 3, July - September 2020

International Journal of E-Planning Research (IJEPR)

Volume 9, Issue 3,  July - September 2020

Published: Quarterly in Print and Electronically
ISSN: 2160-9918; EISSN: 2160-9926

Published by IGI Global Publishing, Hershey, USA  

Indexed by: Compendex (Elsevier Engineering Index), INSPEC, SCOPUS, Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)  

Editor-in-Chief: Carlos Nunes Silva (University of Lisbon, Portugal)  


Co-Creation With Digital Technologies in Spatial Planning
Carlos Nunes Silva (Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal) 

Conceptualising the Use of Digital Technologies in Spatial Planning: A Progress Report on Innovation in Britain

Barry Goodchild (Sheffield Hallam University, UK)  

This article is about how best to frame the use of digital technology in spatial planning and how best to frame the evaluation of impact. The different sections argue the following points. First, the conceptualisation of digital technologies in spatial planning should pay less attention to the discourse of smart cities and more to pragmatic approaches that can cope with the Janus-faced character of technology and provide a bridge to planning theory. Then, as revealed by the assumptions of actor network theory, there are three main innovation paths—Prop-Tech, Civic-Tech, and Project-Tech—all of which have a different pattern of beneficiaries. Then, as revealed by structuration theory and unless moderated by professional ethics and explicit policy commitments, technology is likely to be concerned with the cost effectiveness of working practices. Finally, taking the various approaches together, spatial planning may be conceptualised as a field of heterogeneous elements (stakeholders and citizens, technology, place) with non-local governance and markets as external structuring forces. 

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Pasikola: A Co-Creation Process in Urban Transportation Innovation of Makassar City, Indonesia
Zulfikar Dinar Wahidayat Putra (Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia), Wim G.M. van der Knaap (Wageningen University, The Netherlands)   

In this digital era, innovation becomes an important element within urban planning and management to support a more effective and efficient urban service. Until now, most of the local governments in Indonesia still rely on a fully top-down approach to solve urban transportation problems. This article investigates the co-creation process in solving an urban transportation problem in Makassar City, Indonesia, by analyzing key success factors of the process. A literature review and semi-structured interviews were used to gather data from key actors involved in the process. It revealed that there are five important factors contributing to the success of a co-creation process, namely back up from the mayor, diversity of stakeholder involvement, local NGO facilitation, international NGO facilitation, and a committed team. A combination of the top-down approach and co-creation, as a participatory approach, and utilization of digital means seems to offer an opportunity for a more effective and impactful urban solution implementation in a contemporary (Indonesian) city.   

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Digital Participatory Platforms for Urban Regeneration: A Survey of Italian Case Studies
Francesca De Filippi (Politecnico di Torino, Italy), Cristina Coscia (Politecnico di Torino, Italy), Grazia Giulia Cocina (Politecnico di Torino, Italy)   

Despite the increase in the globally connected population, there is still a high percentage of European citizens who do not have basic digital skills. In the era of smart cities, the Digital Divide affects the possibility for citizens to participate in public life through the use of ICT tools. To deal with this issue, the European Union promotes strategies to develop e-government tools, such as digital participatory platforms (DPPs), in order to connect citizens with the public administration. The research proposes a survey of Italian DPPs, investigated through a questionnaire, to bring out which strategies have been adopted in relation to participation, social inclusion and digital illiteracy, transparency of data, processes, and user-friendliness of the platform. With regard to these issues, certain elements of success of the DPPs presented are highlighted.  

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How to Humanize Technology in Smart Cities
Zvi Weinstein (Israel Smart Cities Institute, Israel)   

The article describes a personal point of view on the relationships between technology innovations in smart cities and how they are used for the benefits of the residents. Are they technologically or humanly characterized? Are we able to humanize technology for the need of the residents? Addressing my point of view, first of all, I have to confess that I belong to the “x” generation and therefore a gap divides me from updated technologies that are born almost every minute around the globe. Second, this is not a research paper or data analysis. Third, an additional set of questions will focus on the direction/s technology is pushing the interfaces with city residents. The paper argues that citizen-centered humanized approach for the future of smart cities is needed for shifting technology- centered to human and social considerations.   

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Space and Planning in Secondary Cities

Carlos Nunes Silva (Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal) 


Monday 15 June 2020

International Journal of E-Planning Research (IJEPR) _Description, June 2020

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.

Monday 1 June 2020