Aims & Scope | The Plan Journal

In alignment with its commitment to actively promote research relevant to professional practice, the TPJ  will actively encourage investigations, elaborations or reflections on possible topics or in-progress research. Consequently, submissions will be solicited, besides periodical calls for papers, also via direct invitations. In addition, the TPJ  encourages also proposals for publication via email addressed to the Editor-In-Chief. It is sufficient for a proposal to be considered to include a cover statement and a 500-1000 word abstract. Additional documents, such as sample images and an outline of the manuscript are encouraged, but not required. For more information, please see “Instructions for Authors”.


  • The TPJ  is committed to follow a rigorous process of double-blind peer review, by at least two reviewers. A pool of highly qualified reviewers will assist the Editor-In-Chief and the Executive Editorial Board in the selection of contributions for publication. The criteria for selecting contributions will be innovation, clarity of purpose and method, and potential transformational impact on disciplinary fields or the broader socio-cultural and environmental context.

However, occasionally, the Editor-in-Chief may invite renowned scholars, critics, or professionals (as well as Board members) to contribute to the journal without going through the peer-review process due to the author’s reputation. For this reason, starting with 2018 vol. 3, articles are clearly marked as “PR-Peer Reviewed” when approved through the peer-review process.