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Feedback from our Author Survey

posted Apr 29, 2014, 3:33 AM by Ellie Phillips

Here's what our authors are saying about their experiences submitting work to Planning Theory & Practice

" The editor was terrific - very supportive and very helpful.  She summarised the requirements very clearly and professionally."

"Very attentive academic editor, very transparent and relatively fast process."

"Excellent supervision from the editors.  Being a first-time writer I've benefitted greatly from the detailed guidelines on the website about the process of publishing (with all the different steps and decisions).  Moreover, the feedback from both editors and referees was very constructive.  This makes publishing in Planning Theory and Practice a good experience."

"Excellent!  Very good experience."

"All in all, I am very pleased with the publication in PTP!"

(Source; Routledge Taylor and Francis Group author survey January 2013 - )

'A fruitful learning experience' - Enza Lissandrello

posted Sep 9, 2011, 7:57 AM by Kiera Chapman

To submit my manuscript to Planning Theory and Practice was a very fruitful learning experience. The commentary offered by the journal was very accurate and provided a constructive critique using a very motivating tone. I recommend the journal to all those authors who have great ideas and still few experience in publishing in high impact journals on planning.  The positive feeling, which all the editors transmit, really helps to motivate the work needed to advance the quality of your manuscripts.

'A deliberative forum of the highest quality' - Bish Sanyal

posted Feb 15, 2011, 7:49 AM by Kiera Chapman   [ updated May 17, 2011, 3:01 AM ]

If you are concerned about the quality of life in either your neighborhood, city or region;  feel enthusiastic and knowledgeable about a planning effort to improve the situation; and want to share your insights about the planning process or its outcome, please, consider writing an article for  Planning Theory and Practice (PTP).  

PTP bridges the conventional divide between theory and practice of planning : it provides a forum for individuals who want to transcend such conceptual dichotomies and are inspired by complex but hopeful analyses of planning processes and outcomes. 

PTP's intellectual scope and institutional reach are both local and global: whether you care to write about planning of your neighborhood or that of cites and regions in other nations, PTP offers you a deliberative forum of the highest quality with a large number of contributors.  

I urge you to join this international and exceptional forum on the theoretical underpinnings of effective planning practice.

'Welcome to the family' - John Friedmann

posted Oct 14, 2009, 11:51 PM by Kiera Chapman   [ updated Jan 7, 2011, 9:06 AM ]

"Did you ever think about submitting your manuscript to PTP?  New authors are sometimes worried whether they even have a chance to be published unless some senior professor personally recommends them to a journal.  Well then, let me assure you, all you have to do is to submit your manuscript so long as you have something to say that other people might want to read.  PTP is one of a handful of first-rate planning journals in the world, and yes, you too CAN be part of this journal. 

There is no mystery about getting published, even in PTP.  Just send in what you have written, following the guidelines.  At the other end of the line you will find there are people just like yourself who will welcome you to the family.  The first thing you must know is that you will be read by three or four experts in your field who will tell you how to improve what you have written.  And that in itself can be a big learning experience: believe me, I've been there.  And then the next thing you do is you can to rewrite.  Rewrite and rewrite; that is how you learn so that other people can enjoy and learn from what you have written.  But you've got to be patient and trusting.  Once you get over your fear, everything will be all right. 

Welcome to PTP!"

                                     John Friedmann

                                        Professor Emeritus, UCLA

                                        Honorary Professor, University of British Columbia

'A clear commitment to offering constructive advice' - Andy Inch

posted Oct 14, 2009, 11:50 PM by Kiera Chapman   [ updated Jan 7, 2011, 9:07 AM ]

"As far as I can work out, academic publishing is about developing a thick enough skin to cope with referees comments, but not so thick that you become immune to how the process can improve your work. It can be somewhat reassuring to speak with colleagues who have been through it all many times before and will invariably tell you it doesn’t get any easier, but it’s still quite a formidable prospect the first few times you experience it for yourself. 

From that point of view I found the ethos of Planning Theory and Practice to be really supportive. There was a clear commitment to offering constructive advice on how to develop my work, but also my thinking more broadly. That’s not to say it made it any easier of course! But it did help me to understand how the bruises from the (inevitable) criticisms could be used to improve what I was doing, and to understand the whole process a bit better."


                - Andy Inch

                   Lecturer, University of Sheffield



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