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Advanced Research for CRP Grads

What is Peer Review?

The goal of Peer Review is to assess the quality of articles submitted for publication in a scholarly journal.

Peer Review in 3 Minutes by NCSU Libraries.

BE AWARE: Not everything published in a scholarly journal is a Peer Reviewed Article!  When limiting to "peer-reviewed" the databases are going by the type of journal, and not distinguishing the variety of content in the journal, which typically also contains editorials and book reviews, which are not peer-reviewed.​

The peer-review and publication process often takes well over one year, so it might be hard to find a peer-reviewed article for a currently emerging topic.

If you are still unsure if it is a peer-reviewed journal, Google the journal's homepage.

Key Scholarly Journals for Planners

Types of Articles

Articles

Peer-Reviewed Planning and Landscape Journals

This list features selected planning and landscape titles from a 2007 list of international journals designated by PAIS (Public Affairs Information Service) as "peer-reviewed."

From the full PAIS International Peer Reviewed Journals List

PAIS defines 'peer-review' or 'refereed' as the role of experts or review boards in the field of expertise examining the journal articles before acceptance for publication. It is the process through which experts in the field of study assess the quality of articles that are submitted to a journal for publication.

PAIS relies upon the front matter of the journal in hand to determine that it is peer-reviewed and contacts publishers for verification.

For more on PAIS and the full list: http://www.csa.com/factsheets/pais-set-c.php


African Development Review/Revue Africaine de Développement. http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journal.asp?ref=1017-6772&site=1
Australian Journal of Rural Health (1038-5282) http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/AJR
Canadian Journal of Development Studies/Revue Canadienne d'Etudes du Développement. (0225-5189)http://www.uottawa.ca/publications/cjds/
Canadian Journal of Urban Research (1188-3774) http://ius.uwinnipeg.ca
Canadian Studies in Population. (0380-1489) http://www.canpopsoc.org/publications/journal.html
Cities: the international journal of urban policy and planning. (0264-2751)http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/30396/description#description
Coastal Management: an international journal of marine environment, resources, law and society. (0892-0753) http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/08920753.asp
Community Development Journal: an international forum. (0010-3802) http://www.cdj.oupjournals.org
Community Development: Journal of the Community Development Society (1557-5330)
Development and Change. (0012-155X) http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journal.asp?ref=0012-155X&site=1
Development in Practice. (0961-4524) http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/09614524.asp
Development Policy Review. (0950-6764) http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journal.asp?ref=0950-6764&site=1
Development Southern Africa (0376-835X) http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/0376835x.asp
Development. (1011-6370) http://www.palgrave-journals.com/development/index.html
Disasters: the journal of disaster studies, policy and management. (0361-3666)http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journal.asp?ref=0361-3666
Environment and Development Economics. (1355-770X) http://journals.cambridge.org
Environment and Urbanization. (0956-2478) http://www.iied.org/human/eandu/eandu_details.html
European Journal of Development Research (0957-8811)http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/09578811.asp
European Planning Studies (0965-4313) http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/09654313.asp
Evaluation Quarterly: a journal of applied social research. (0145-0692)
Evaluation Review: a journal of applied social research. (0193-841X) http://www.sagepub.com
Habitat International (0197-3975) http://www.elsevier.com/locate/habitatint
Health Promotion International (0957-4824) http://heapro.oxfordjournals.org/
Health Promotion Practice (1524-8399) http://www.sagepub.com/journal.aspx?pid=238
Housing and Society. (0888-2746) http://www.housingeducators.org/MEMAREA/HERAHandSJ.shtml
Housing Policy Debate. (1051-1482) http://www.fanniemaefoundation.org/programs/hpd.shtml
Housing Studies (0267-3037) http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/02673037.asp
Journal of the American Planning Association
http://www.planning.org/japa/ (1939-0130 (electronic) 0194-4363 (paper))
Journal of Architectural and Planning Research. (0738-0895)
Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research. (1094-3412) http://www.sagepub.com
Journal of Children and Poverty. (1079-6126) http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/10796126.asp
Journal of Community Health: the publication for health promotion and disease prevention. (0094-5145)http://www.kluweronline.com/issn/0094-5145
Journal of Community Practice: organizing, planning, development & change
Journal of Developing Areas. (0022-037X)
Journal of Developing Societies. (0169-796X)
Journal of Development Economics. (0304-3878)
Journal of Development Studies. (0022-0388)  http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/00220388.asp
Journal of Economic and Social Geography See Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie/Journal of Economic and Social Geography.
Journal of Energy and Development. (0361-4476) http://www.iceed.org
Journal of Environmental Planning and Management (0964-0568)http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/09640568.asp
Journal of Housing for the Elderly. (0276-3893) http://www.haworthpressinc.com/store/product.asp?sku=J081
Journal of Housing Research. (1052-7001) http://www.fanniemaefoundation.org/programs/jhr.shtml
Journal of Human Ecology (0970-9274) http://www.krepublishers.com/02-Journals/JHE/JHE-00-0-000-000-1990-Web/JHE-00-0-000-000-1990-1-Cover.htm
Journal of International Development. (0954-1748)http://www.wileyeurope.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-JID.html
Journal of Planning Education and Research. (0739-456X) http://www.acsp.org/JPER/index.html
Journal of Planning History (1538-5132) http://jph.sagepub.com/
Journal of Planning Literature: incorporating the CPL bibliographies. (0885-4122)http://www.ingenta.com/journals/browse/sage/j283
Journal of Poverty: innovations on social, political & economic inequalities. (1087-5549)http://www.haworthpressinc.com/store/product.asp?sku=J134
Journal of Progressive Human Services. (1042-8232)http://www.haworthpressinc.com/store/product.asp?sku=J059
Journal of Refugee Studies. (0951-6328) http://www3.oup.co.uk/refuge
Journal of Rural Health. (0890-765X) http://www.nrharural.org/pagefile/journal.html
Journal of Rural Studies. (0743-0167)
Journal of the Community Development Society. (0010-3829) http://comm-dev.org/
Journal of Transport Economics and Policy. (0022-5258) http://www.jtep.org/
Journal of Transportation and Statistics. (1094-8848) http://www.bts.gov
Journal of Urban Affairs: the journal of the Urban Affairs Association. (0735-2166)http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journal.asp?ref=0735-2166&site=1
Journal of Urban Health (1099-3460) http://www.springerlink.com/content/119977/
Land Economics. (0023-7639) http://www.wisc.edu/wisconsinpress/journals/journals/le.html
Land Use Policy. (0264-8377)http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/30451/description#description
Natural Hazards (0921-030X) http://www.springerlink.com/content/102967/
Ocean and Coastal Management. (0964-5691)http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/405889/description#description
Ocean and Shoreline Management. (0951-8312)
Ocean Development and International Law: the journal of marine affairs. (0090-8320)http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/00908320.asp
Oxford Development Studies (1360-0818) http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/carfax/13600818.html
Planning Theory & Practice (1464-9357) http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/14649357.asp
Population and Environment: a journal of interdisciplinary studies. (0199-0039)http://www.kluweronline.com/issn/0199-0039
Progress in Development Studies (1464-9934) http://pdj.sagepub.com/
Psychology and Developing Societies (0971-3336) http://pds.sagepub.com/
Public Works Management & Policy: research and practice in transportation, infrastructure, and the environment. (1087-724X) http://www.sagepub.com/journal.aspx?pid=137
Regional and Federal Studies. (1359-7566) http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/13597566.asp
Regional Development Studies. (1020-3060) http://www.uncrd.or.jp/pub/index.html
Regional Studies. (0034-3404) http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/00343404.asp
Review of Urban & Regional Development Studies (RURDS) (0917-0553)http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journal.asp?ref=0917-0553
Rural Sociology. (0036-0112) http://ruralsociology.org/pubs/RuralSociology/
Social Policy Journal. (1533-2942) http://www.haworthpressinc.com/store/product.asp?sku=J185
Social Policy. (0037-7783)
Society and Natural Resources (0894-1920) http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/08941920.asp
Socio-Economic Planning Sciences: the international journal of public sector decision-making. (0038-0121) http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/317/description#description
Sustainability: Science, Practice, & Policy (1548-7733) http://ejournal.nbii.org/
Sustainable Development (0968-0802)