Call for papers
Extended deadline 10th July 2017

The international journal plaNext––Next Generation Planning is proud to launch an open call for full paper contributions from researchers and practitioners in planning and other related fields of research. Given the diverse and international range of contributors and readers that plaNext boasts, the published contributions are expected to critically engage with the discourses, thoughts, approaches and debates that have dominated the (or have remained invisible to) practices, policies and thoughts of planning for so long. Scholars, practitioners and activists from inside and outside Europe are invited to go beyond the theory-practice (and –action) divides, the Western-centric and shy interdisciplinarity of much of mainstream planning research and practice. Authors can submit original work that includes: empirical research; theoretical discussions; innovative methodologies; case studies; and, book reviews on selected books, textbooks, or specific topics dealing within planning.

plaNext is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal publishing high-quality and original research, managed by AESOP’s Young Academics Network. The fundamental approach taken by plaNext is to provide prospective authors with an opportunity to engage their ideas in international debates through a guided peer-review process that encourages a supportive environment to authors, ensuring constructive feedback for the improvement of papers. Furthermore, plaNext fully promotes open-access academia, which includes a fully open review system where reviewers receive full credit for the work that they do and are thus also fully accountable for all feedback provided to authors. All manuscripts published in plaNext are published open access and thus freely and permanently available to the general public for comments and discussions.

Please send your full manuscript to, titled with “Open Call 2017”. All manuscripts are to be submitted in English and should not exceed 8.000 words, including references, footnotes and endnotes. Please download the full author guidelines from our website (

Contributions for this open call should be submitted by 10 July 2017.

Once received, the plaNext editorial board will forward your paper to 2-3 independent referees for review. Authors should suggest 4-5 names for referees to review their manuscripts, as this can significantly speed up the review process. Please include the full names, affiliation, current position and contact details for suggested referees in the cover letter. It is not appropriate to nominate individuals that have had any input into your submitted manuscript or any recent collaboration with the primary author(s) of the manuscript.

We look forward to receiving your manuscript.

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