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RTPI journal gets top academic listing

posted Feb 6, 2018, 1:57 AM by Ellie Phillips

Planning Theory and Practice (PTP), RTPI’s academic journal published jointly with Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, has been accepted by Clarivate Analytics for inclusion in the Social Sciences Citation Index™.

This means the journal is now ranked amongst the top planning journals in the field and will be included in the next Journal Citation Reports Impact Factor releases.  

Trudi Elliott, Chief Executive of the RTPI who co-owns the journal, said; “The RTPI prides itself on advancing the art and science of spatial planning and the journal does this justice. This recognition would not have happened without the enthusiasm, creativity and dedication of everybody involved.  PTP is very much the product of a great team: contributors, Editors, our Editorial Board, staff and other supporters of the Institute.”   

The journal’s Senior Editor Heather Campbell said: “The mission of the journal has always been distinctive: to publish material that demonstrates both intellectual rigour and practical impact.  Given the challenges facing our communities and cities, research must demonstrate how the insights gained can make a difference.  The listing of the journal recognises the scholarly excellence of the distinctive work we publish.”   

About Planning Theory and Practice

PTP is an international journal which aims to challenge theory and change practice in spatial planning and is distinctive in its commitment to publishing content which combines intellectual rigour with practical impact.

Now publishing five issues a year, PTP’s content raises issues at the leading edge of planning theory and practice, draws out their wider significance, and encourages the development of a spatial dimension in other areas of public policy.

The journal’s innovative Interface section adopts an original approach to stimulating debate. Each issue of Interface is freely available and offers a series of contributions reflecting on an issue from different perspectives. This promotes dialogue between the academic and practitioner communities, encouraging analytical reflection on practice and practical engagement with theory.

The journal’s Comments and Reviews section comprises Policy & Planning Briefs which provide critical insights into key policy developments and analysis of spatial plans, book reviews, comments on a current topic, and rejoinders to articles previously published.