About JSSP

Journal of Settlements and Spatial Planning (JSSP) is a biannual, peer-reviewed, open access journal, edited by the Centre for Research on Settlements and Urbanism, Faculty of Geography, Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

For the unrestricted access to potential subscribers all over the world the journal is published in English and it can be accessed electronically.

Journal of Settlements and Spatial Planning is mainly addressed to geographers, young researchers and also to other specialists in adjacent fields of research that focus their attention on aspects related to settlements and spatial planning.  Moreover, it strongly encourages representatives of the public administration, who are responsible for the practical implementation of planning projects, to bring their contribution to the scientific field.

Our journal seeks to publish original theoretical and applied research studies on a large range of subjects related to urban and rural settlements and spatial planning, as well as contextualised issues linked to both of them. We welcome scholars to contribute with their work (original articles in basic and applied research, case studies) and thus increase interdisciplinary research on settlements and their spatial impact.

Benefits to authors. Our journal focuses on providing open access to the original research results of the specialists in the field and easing the information transfer for the geographical scientific community so as to be able to read and download all the papers already published by JSSP.

Open access policy. In order to encourage the transfer of scientific content to all the specialists in the field, Journal of Settlements and Spatial Planning provides free access to articles published in all issues.

Publication fee. Charges will be applied to authors for the processing and publication of manuscripts submitted to JSSP and subsequently accepted for publication. The APC associated with the publication in the Journal of Settlements and Spatial Planning is of 150 Euro/article.