Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

JP2WD covers topics related to regional science, regional and/or rural planning, regional economics, spatial and environmental planning, regional information system, community development, and public policy. Emphasis are placed on issues related to rural development in developing and middle-income countries in Asia as the geographical focus. Rural area can be treated whether as a functional unit or as administrative entities, with scopes including but not limited to its participatory planning, institutions, economic development, natural-resources management, and rural-urban linkages.


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

Manuscripts received by the editorial office will be sent to the editor. Editor will select and shortlist the manuscripts. The editor has the right to reject a manuscript if the manscript is not in accordance with the scope, category and writing guidelines of JP2WD. The editor will ask authors to make improvements/revisions before the manuscript is sent to reviewers.
Shortlisted manuscripts will be peer-reviewed by minimum two experts in the concerned field. Corresponding authors will be informed by e-mail on the progress of their submission.
After the review process by the two reviewers, most likely the manuscript will be returned to the author with minor or major repairs. If the manuscript is rejected, author can improve his overall manuscript based on the review result and send the edited manuscript back to undergo the procedure once again. Lengthy assessment process for each script demanded
writers to be commited and responsive to the progress of his manuscript.


Publication Frequency

Starting Volume 1 (2017), JP2WD published three times a year: February, June and 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.