About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Lincoln Planning Review welcomes submissions on a wide range of topics related to planning, in its broadest sense. 

In particular, this journal aims to bridge the gap between theory and practice and to nurture student and professional development. 

Lincoln Planning Review actively seeks to develop the discourse on planning and resource management in a cross-cultural context.

Peer Review Process

Articles for the Research section of the journal undergo double-blind peer-review.  Reviewers will be invited to referee manuscripts, providing feedback for authors and recommendations that assist the editors in making a decision on publication. 

Work published in the Field Notes and Case Studies sections are authoritatively reviewed but not through a double-blind peer review process.  The author and the reviewer may be known to each other.

Any content that is not peer-reviewed will be subject to Lincoln Planning Review ‘Editorial Team’ review processes.

Publication Frequency

The focus of the first issue each year is intended to emphasise student and professional practice material and the second issue has more of an emphasis on (staff) research. Each issue includes comments and updates on various matters and issues and a Q&A section "Planning Pains? Don't Panic" commences in the second issue.  The second issue each year also includes a list of planning related research theses and dissertations completed or lodged in the Lincoln University library the previous year.  This enables potential students to get ideas as to the range of possible topics for research and provides information to practitioners on the most recent research relevant to their fields.  Material in LPR is intended to be helpful to students doing Planning and Decision-Making units at high schools.

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.

Sources of Support

LPR would like to thank the Lincoln University Planning Association, the Department of Environmental Management, the Centre for Land Environment and People, and Lincoln University as primary supporters of the Lincoln Planning Review.