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Manuscript submission. We notify authors that articles are accepted for submission all year long. The editorial reviewing procedures may last approximately 4-6 months. After operating all adjustments suggested by the editorial team and reviewers, the final version of the manuscript will be published online.

Online First publication. In the interest of both authors and readers, starting with 2018, we introduced the online first policy. This aims to offer full access to the research results at the earliest date possible, thus reducing the time before submission and publication of a manuscript. Manuscripts accepted for publication will be posted online as soon as they have the final proofread version prepared. Every manuscript will be assigned a DOI and will be available for reading and citation even before the date of the regular publication (be it June or December of a certain year). See the Online First articles.

Publication charges. The APC associated with the publication in the Journal of Settlements and Spatial Planning is of 150Euro/article. This will be applied to authors for the processing and publication of manuscripts submitted to JSSP after December 31st 2017, and subsequently accepted for publication. According to our policy, a 25% fee waiver is applied to articles whose first authors are PhD or Master students. Authors in this position should contact the editorial board and confirm their quality by providing a confirmation letter from the institution they are affiliated to. In this case the Article Processing Charge will be of 112.5 Euro. All costs will be charged only upon the acceptance of their manuscripts for publication. The principal author of every article will receive a printed copy of the issue in which their paper was published. This will be delivered by post. For all the other printed copies that authors may request we will charge 20 Euro/issue.

Editing and formatting guidelines. Please visit the section on Author guidelines to find out more about the format of the paper that should be submitted. Every author that submits an article for publication in Journal of Settlements and Spatial Planning should fill out and sign the author statement in accordance with the journal’s policy and guidelines on publishing ethics published by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). You can download the standard form here. After you sign it, please scan the form and send it together with your submitted paper by e-mail to the editorial team at: or

Acceptance for publication. All authors will be notified once the decision of acceptance for publication in Journal of Settlements and Spatial Planning is made. Since every article is assigned a DOI, they will be available for citation once they are posted on the webpage of the journal.

How to cite your article. Articles published in Journal of Settlements and Spatial Planning will be cited in accordance with the example below:

Dzik J. A.  (2016), Settlement Closure or Persistence: A Comparison of Kangeq and Kapisillit, Greenland. Journal of Settlements and Spatial Planning, 7(2), 99-112. DOI: 10.19188/01JSSP022016

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