About the Journal

Focus and Scope

JP2WD covers topics related to regional science, regional and/or rural planning, regional economics, spatial and environmental planning, regional information system, community development, and public policy. Emphasis are placed on issues related to rural development in developing and middle-income countries in Asia as the geographical focus. Rural area can be treated whether as a functional unit or as administrative entities, with scopes including but not limited to its participatory planning, institutions, economic development, natural-resources management, and rural-urban linkages.

Peer Review Process

Manuscripts received by the editorial office will be sent to the editor. Editor will select and shortlist the manuscripts. The editor has the right to reject a manuscript if the manscript is not in accordance with the scope, category and writing guidelines of JP2WD. The editor will ask authors to make improvements/revisions before the manuscript is sent to reviewers.
Shortlisted manuscripts will be peer-reviewed by minimum two experts in the concerned field. Corresponding authors will be informed by e-mail on the progress of their submission.
After the review process by the two reviewers, most likely the manuscript will be returned to the author with minor or major repairs. If the manuscript is rejected, author can improve his overall manuscript based on the review result and send the edited manuscript back to undergo the procedure once again. Lengthy assessment process for each script demanded
writers to be commited and responsive to the progress of his manuscript.

Journal of Regional and Rural Development Planning (Jurnal Perencanaan Pembangunan Wilayah dan Perdesaan - JP2WD) uses a double-blind peer review process. In it, reviewers don't know the identity of authors, and authors don't know the identity of reviewers. No direct communication is allowed between the reviewers and the authors.

Publication Frequency

Starting Volume 1 (2017), JP2WD published three times a year: February, June and October.

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.

Journal History

Study Program of Regional and Rural Development Planning Sciences (PS PWD) and Center for Regional System Analysis, Planning, and Development (Crestpent-P4W) - IPB's LPPM have had an idea to initiate and pioneering journal in sector of regional and rural development planning .

Regional and rural development planning sector increasingly play an important role after the enactment of regional autonomy, which can be seen among others through the establishment of the Ministry of Village, Development of Disadvantaged Regions and Transmigration, establishment of Village Laws, implementation of village autonomy, and prioritizing rural development. This makes the need for a space for scientific discussion space related to the new development paradigm, a communication forum related to research and the direction of rural development policies, not only in the scope of Indonesia, but also in other parts of the world, especially developing countries, and continental regions Asia.

With these supporting factors, at the beginning of 2016 PS PWD and P4W IPB invite Study Program of Regional Planning Science (PS PWL), and Association of Regional and Rural Development Planning Alumni (IAPWD) of IPB to initiate a later journal named the Journal of Regional and Rural Development Planning (Jurnal Perencanaan Pembangunan Wilayah dan Perdesaan / JP2WD).

In June 2016, the JP2WD secretariat began actively working to prepare requirements, conduct publications, call for papers, select scripts and compile journals, until February 2017 the first edition of JP2WD was successfully published.

JP2WD is a publication medium of original writing relating to extensive regional and rural development planning which is published three times a year in February, June and October.