Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Indonesian Journal of Spatial Planning publishes research articles, the best practices and policies of spatial planning, with a particular emphasis on the Indonesian context and global perspective.

  1. Urban and Regional Planning
  2. Urban and Regional Infrastructure Planning
  3. Economic Planning
  4. Environmental Planning
  5. Site Planning
  6. Climate Change Planning
  7. Tourism Planning
  8. Land Use Planning
  9. Participatory Planning
  10. Remote Sensing for Planning
  11. Industrial City Planning
  12. Law and Administration Planning
  13. Land Use Development
  14. Financing of Development
  15. Sustainable City Development
  16. Community Development
  17. Local Development
  18. Development Management
  19. Infrastructure Management
  20. Geographic Information System
  21. Planning Information System
  22. Social and Population System
  23. Urban Energy
  24. Urban Transportation
  25. Urban Design
  26. Geomatics
  27. Disaster Mitigation
  28. Housing and Settlement


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

This journal uses double-blind review, which means that both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewersand vice versa, throughout the review process.  To facilitate this, authors need to ensure that their manuscripts are prepared in a way that does not give away their identity. Every submitted article is independently reviewed by at least two peer-reviewer. The decision for publication, revision, or rejection is based upon their reports/recommendation. After being reviewed, there will be four kinds of editor decision based on reviewers’ recommendation:

  1. Accept Submission: The submission will be accepted without revisions.
  2. Revisions Required: The submission will be accepted after minor changes have been made.
  3. Resubmit for Review: The submission needs to be re-worked, but with significant changes, may be accepted. It will require a second round of review, however.
  4. Decline Submission: The submission will not be published in the journal.



Publication Frequency

1.   Volume 3 No. 1 on March

2.   Volume 3 No. 2 on October


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

This journal is open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to users or / institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to full text articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or author. This is in accordance with Budapest Open Access Initiative


Publication Ethics

Indonesian Journal of Spatial Planning adheres to the ethical guidelines for journal publications put forth by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Ethical Guideline for Journal Publication
The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed Indonesian Journal of Spatial Planning journal is an essential in the developing of a respected network of knowledge. It is a reflection of the quality of the journal and the institutions. Peer-reviewed articles manages the scientific method. So, it is important to agree upon standards of ethical behavior for all parties involved in the journal publishing process: the author, the journal editor, the reviewers, the publisher and the society.

Publication decisions
The editor board of the Indonesian Journal of Spatial Planning journal is responsible in deciding which are articles should be published. The reserachers and readers must respect the decision of the editorial board. The editors should be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board.

Fair play
Editors are evaluating articles content without regard to gender, race, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship sexual orientation, or political philosophy of the authors.

The editor and editorial staffs must confidentialy any information about a submitted articles to anyone other.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest
Unpublished articles must not be used in an editor's own research without the permissions of the authors.

Duties of Reviewers
1. Contribution to Editorial Decisions

Reviewers assists the editor in making decisions, and also communicate through the editorial communications with the authors in improving the articles.

2. Confidentiality

Articles received for reviewing must be treated as confidential documents.

3. Standards of Objectivity

Reviews should be objective.

4. Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

Information or ideas of articles must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage.

Duties of Authors
1. Reporting standards

The report of original research of an author should present an accurate account of the work performed and objective discussion. Data should be accurate in the article. An article should be contained detail and references.

2. Data Access and Retention

Authors provide the raw data for editorial review of articles and should be prepared to provide data so public can access.

3. Originality and Plagiarism

The authors should ensure original articles.

4. Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication

An author should not in representing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same article to more than one journal constitutes is unacceptable.

5. Acknowledgement of Sources

Proper acknowledgment of the articles/research of others must always be given. Authors should cite influential publications.

6. Authorship of the Paper

Authorship will be given to those who have made contribution to the conception, execution, interpretation or design of the article/research. Co-authors are all those who have made contributions. Contributors are others who have participated in some substantive aspects of the research.

7. Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects

If the research involves chemicals or equipment that have any unusual hazards, the authors must clearly mention in the articles.

8. Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

Authors should disclose any financial or other substantive conflict of interest in their articles. All sources of financial support for the research should be disclosed.

9. Fundamental errors in published works

When authors discover fundamental error in their own published article, the authors should notify the editorial board and cooperate with the editors to correct the paper.


Reviewer's Guideline

Manuscripts submitted to Indonesian Journal of Spatial Planning will undergo a blind review process. The reviewers are tasked to carry out reviews that include analyses and assessments of manuscripts’ acceptability to be published in Indonesian Journal of Spatial Planning. Reviewers should consider the following points prior to conducting their review:
1. Does the manuscript you are being asked to review match your expertise? If the article does not sufficiently match your area of expertise, please notify the Editorial Secretary.
2. Do you have time to review the manuscript? The review process should be completed within 2 weeks after a manuscript has been sent. If you do not agree with this condition and need more time to review, please contact the Editorial Secretary.
3. Are there any conflicts of interests with the manuscript? If you have any conflicts of interests with the manuscript, please contact the Editorial Secretary.
4. Are there any indications of plagiarism in the manuscript? If you suspect any indications of plagiarism in the manuscript, please contact the Editorial Secretary immediately.

Review Process:
1. Title: Does it clearly describe the manuscript?
2. Abstract: Does it reflect the content of the manuscript?
3. Introduction: The introduction should contain the general background and research questions or hypotheses. Literature review should be included in the introduction.
4. Has the manuscript met the required journal writing guideline?

1. If the issue relating to the reviewed manuscript has previously been published, is the manuscript sufficient to warrant publication?
2. Does the manuscript contain novelty, profound knowledge, and interesting points to warrant publication?
3. Does the manuscript contribute to the development of science and knowledge?
4. Are the main theories or references used in line with the study?

1. Does the author accurately describe how the data was collected?
2. Does the article answer the questions posed in the study?
3. Are new methods used? If there are new methods, are they explained in detail?

Results and Discussion:
The results should explain the findings of the author. This section should be written clearly in a logical sequence. Reviewers need to consider if the appropriate analysis has been conducted.

The conclusion should contain recommendations and summary of the research. The summary should have examples of answers corresponding to the research objective or the acquired findings. The summary should not contain repetitions of research results or discussions. The recommendations provided should correlate with the concept of the conducted research or suggestions for improving the study.

Table and Figures:
The tables and figures presented should correlate with the article’s content and they should have clear sources of reference (such as books, journals, website, or other references)

Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is written in the reference list using the American Psychological Association (APA) style. The references used should be published within the last 10 years, consisting of 80% from journal articles and 20% from books, theses, or other relevant publications.

Final Review:
1. Assessment of the manuscript review should be written in the Review Form sent by the Editorial Secretary; At the end of the review,
2. reviewers are required to give one of the following recommendations:
a. Accepted; means that the manuscript is acceptable for publication
b. Accepted with minor revisions; means that the manuscript is acceptable for publication once it is revised in response to the reviewers concerns
c. Accepted with major revisions; means that substantive inadequacies in the manuscript, such as data analysis, the main theory used, and rewriting of paragraphs, need to be revised
d. Rejected; means that the manuscript is not acceptable for publication or the given reviews relate to very basic issues Upon completion of the review form, please fill in the reviewer’s identity in the corresponding columns.


Plagiarism Check

Articles submitted to Indonesian Journal of Spatial Planning will be filtered first to avoid plagiarism using Plagiarism Checker Software and Google-based search engines. The decision on the manuscript for the next process depends very much on the level of originality and the level of similarity of the articles received with other previously published articles.