Journal of Planning Education and Research

About JPER
The Journal of Planning Education and Research (JPER) is published quarterly by Sage Publications in association with the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning. JPER is a forum for planning educators and scholars (from both academe and practice) to present results from teaching and research that advance the profession and improve planning practice. See Guide for Authors for more information. Go to the Sage Publications website for more information about the journal. 

Journal of Planning Education and Research (ISSN 0739-456X) is published four times a year - September, December, March and June. The editorial office is located at Georgia Tech,

JPER is abstracted and indexed in Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals, Current Contents: Social & Behavioral Sciences, Current Index to Journals in Education (CIJE), Environmental Abstracts, Environmental Knowledgebase, Environmental Periodicals Bibliography, Geographical Abstracts: Human Geography, Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts, PAIS International, Sage Urban Studies Abstracts, Social Sciences Citation Index (Web of Science), Social Services Abstracts, Sociological Abstracts, and CSA Worldwide Political Science Abstracts.

Authorization to Photocopy
Authorization to photocopy items for personal or educational use is granted to individuals and libraries. Inquiries concerning other forms of reproduction or use should be sent to the managing editor,

ACSP capitated faculty, individual members, retired members and student members receive a one year subscription to JPER with each payment of annual membership dues. Capitated faculty devote 50% of more time to the member department. Inquiries concerning Association membership should be sent to Donna Dodd, Association Manager,

All other individual or library subscription inquiries, orders and renewals should be addressed to;; or telephone (800) 818-SAGE (7243).

For non-subscription information on JPER please contact: Subhrajit Guhathakurta, Georgia Tech,

Free Access to Institutions in the Developing World
JPER's publisher, SAGE, gives free access to institutions in the developing world through HINARI, part of the Research4Life program. 200 countries are eligible to receive free access based on the annual GDP per capita, though currently only 108 have registered with HINARI to give access to their schools. You can find more information on HINARI here ( or on Research4Life, the umbrella program, here ( For institutions in these countries to gain access to SAGE journals, they can visit the HINARI homepage and follow the instructions under the “How to Join?” heading.