JPER Online (Members Only)
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JPER Online Is a Benefit of Association Membership

As one of the benefits of your individual membership (faculty, student or retired faculty) or as a faculty beneficiary of your university department's membership with the ACSP, you may be entitled to access the electronic version of the Journal of Planning Education and Research (JPER) online. All ACSP capitated faculty, individual, retired and student members can also access the entire front file and back file of the JPER online at Issues of JPER back through the first issue of the first volume, published in July of 1981, are available through the “Select an Issue from the Archive” link on the JPER homepage.

New to JPER Online and Looking for the Login Page?
Please first register your email here:

Account Activation for JPER Online
After you’ve registered and verified your email, sign in with your email and password. Click on My Tools, My Account, Society Member Access. Select Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning from Society drop down menu, put in your Member ID, and hit Activate. You should receive a success message. Please note, activation is a one-time process.

Your ACSP Member ID and your online account expires each year. Renewal of your membership is necessary to continue accessing the Journal. When you or the university planning department renews its ACSP membership, your Member ID will be reactivated.

Technical Assistance with JPER Online for ACSP Members
If you require technical assistance, please contact the ACSP - SAGE Journals representative Shelly Monroe at

Accessing Archived Materials
All ACSP members can access the entire front file and back file of the Journal of Planning Education & Research (JPER) online at Use the “Select an Issue from the Archive” link on the JPER homepage. To access the full text of JPER back issues, simply log in at using your email and password. All articles will be available to you through the current issue page, the archive page, or the search bar. When searching from the search bar, type the article name/author name; then choose between the “in this Journal” or “in all SAGE" options.

Accessing Planning-Related Journals
All ACSP members have access to three planning-related journals: the Journal of Planning History, the Journal of Planning Literature, and Planning Theory. Click here for instructions on how to view them.


The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning promotes education, research, service and outreach in the United States and throughout the world by seeking to:

  • recognize diverse needs and interests in planning;
  • improve and enhance the accreditation process, and;
  • strengthen the role of planning education in colleges and universities through publications, conferences, and community engagement;
  • extend planning beyond the classroom into the world of practice.


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