Journal of the American Planning Association

Since 1935, the quarterly Journal of the American Planning Association has published research, commentaries, and book reviews useful to practicing planners, scholars, students, policy makers, and others interested in the planning profession.

JAPA publishes double-blind peer reviewed, original research and analysis. It aspires to bring insight to planning the future, to air a variety of perspectives, to publish the highest quality work, and to engage readers.

JAPA Editor — Call for Nominations

APA is inviting applications for the position of editor of the Journal of the American Planning Association for the period 2019–23. The editor ensures that JAPA publishes the highest quality and most relevant research for the benefit of scholars and planners in all practice settings. Submit applications by June 22, 2018.

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JAPA is the quarterly journal of record for the planning profession. Subscriptions are available in digital and print editions, with discounts for APA members. Non-subscribers may browse tables of contents, view abstracts, and purchase individual articles.

APA Members: $48/year (print and digital); $36/year (digital only)

Nonmembers and Institutions: For subscriptions and information contact Routledge.

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