About the Journal

Serial Title

Transactions of the Association of European Schools of Planning, also abbreviated asTransactions.

Aims and Scope

Transactions of the Association of European Schools of Planning is an international peer-reviewed open-access journal, produced and owned by AESOP, Association of European Schools of Planning. The journal aims at promoting excellence in planning education and research, a key goal for AESOP. It supports and disseminates scholarly work of the highest quality, covering the whole spectrum of the planning discipline, including, but not limited to, that produced by AESOP members or participants in  AESOP events and activities. By expanding the already rich opportunities for networking and scholarly dialogue that AESOP offers via annual congresses, thematic group activities, and specialist meetings, Transactions serves as a platform for the international planning community to share research, innovative practices, and provocative thoughts among peers.

Transactions publishes both contributions arising from different AESOP events and activities and open submissions from all scholars who would like to share their research in the planning discipline. We welcome unsolicited contributions which present the findings of original research in planning and related fields of academic enquiry. We also welcome ‘think pieces’ and policy focussed articles that address diverse contemporary themes in planning and sustainable urban and regional development. Invited papers by members of AESOP are featured in each issue to help stimulate discussions on education and research agenda as well as to contribute to the dissemination of planning research and the AESOP community’s ongoing debates and efforts in promoting excellence in planning. Articles developed from AESOP congress papers, from AESOP prizes, such as Best Congress Paper Prize winners and nominees, Excellence in Teaching Prize winners, and from AESOP Thematic Group conferences, seminars and workshops are also most welcome in the journal.

Open Access

Transactions is an open access publication. All work part of Transactions falls under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0). Work may be copied, shared and distributed when authors are properly credited. Any amendments to the original work need to be shown. This agreement does not directly or indirectly endorses third party views or how the information is used in other formats.

Copyrights and Publishing Rights

Transactions allows the author(s) to hold their copyright without restrictions. Transactions also allows the author(s) to retain their publishing rights without restrictions.

Author Processing Charges (APC)

Transactions doesn't have article processing charges (APCs).

Article Submission Charges

Transactions doesn't have article submission charges.


Authors can archive the pre-print and post-print versions of the work they have submitted to Transactions, including the pdf version of the article (the so-called publisher's version) that is available on this website. Authors are explicitly free to copy and redistribute the work they have submitted in any medium or format and to remix, transform, and build upon the work they have submitted to Transactions for any purpose.


Transactions grants you the right to publish the metadata of the series, its issues and articles under the terms of the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).

Publication Ethics

Transactions developed guidelines regarding ethics based on the core practices formulated by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Anyone who believes that an contribution published in Transactions does not comply with these principles should raise their concerns with the editor-in-chief.


Editors and reviewers of Transactions actively check against plagiarism before articles are published.

Publication frequency

Transactions is published annually. Each issue contains on average 4-5 contributions.

Review Process

Transactions operates on a double-blind review process, in which the identity of both the reviewer and the author are unknown to each other. This ensures impartiality and helps every paper get an unbiased review.

Transactions uses the following principles during the review process:

  • Timing – preprints (the articles are reviewed before publication);
  • Identifiability – reviews are double-blinded;
  • Mediation – editors mediate all interactions between reviewers and authors;
  • Publication – peer reviews are not published;
  • Facilitation – reviews are facilitated by the journal;
  • Ownership – reviews are owned by the journal.
  • Decision – editors decide on acceptance based on reviews.



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Transactions is financed, owned and published by AESOP

Open Access provider

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