Raumforschung und Raumordnung | Spatial Research and Planning

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The journal Raumforschung und Raumordnung | Spatial Research and Planning addresses spatial science in Germany and abroad as well as policymakers, practitioners and the general public. It publishes scientific studies, reports from research and practice as well as expert commentaries on important new publications. In the spirit of international scientific exchange, the journal also publishes articles in English.

Raumforschung und Raumordnung | Spatial Research and Planning was published by Springer Nature (until the end of 2018). At the turn of the year 2018/2019, our publication model changed from the classic subscription model to gold open access. This was linked to a change of publishing house to Sciendo, a subsidiary company of the international scholarly publisher De Gruyter.

Thereafter, articles can be read and downloaded free of charge in digital form. In addition, six printed issues will continue to be published every year on demand.

New for authors:
Authors grant the journal a non-exclusive right of use for publication while retaining all further rights to their paper. They pay a fee (article processing charge) of 250 euros per contribution.

No change to submissions:
Supported by an international scientific advisory board and a team of reviewers, the editors and publishing team ensure the high scientific quality and topicality of the RuR. All contributions to the sections "Beitrag/Article", "Bericht aus der Praxis/Practice report" and "Zur Diskussion/Statement" are evaluated in compliance with international standards (double-blind procedure).

Further information on the website of Sciendo


Publishing Team

  • Akademie für Raumforschung und Landesplanung (ARL), Leibniz-Forum für Raumwissenschaften, Hannover
  • Leibniz-Institut für Länderkunde (IfL), Leipzig
  • Research Institut for Regional and Urban Development (ILS), Dortmund
  • Leibniz Institut of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER), Dresden
  • Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space (IRS), Erkner