About the Journal

The Rural Planning Journal (RPJ) is an international, double-blind peer-reviewed journal that publishes cutting-edge research of interest relating to rural development planning. 

Thematic areas of interest include Rural Development; Poverty Reduction; Development Planning and Management; Economic and Investment Planning; Agriculture, Food Security and Nutrition; Environment, Climate Change and Energy; Population and Development; and, Cross-Cutting Issues. Specific focus areas include public policies, social services, agriculture, regional planning, public health, development finance, environment, gender, governance, business and entrepreneurship, and natural resources management.

RPJ is an interdisciplinary journal and welcomes papers from theoretical and methodological approaches, which contribute to sustainable development planning in thematic areas of interest and identified focus areas. 

The journal publishes original research articles, review articles, and conceptual papers. The primary audience of RPJ includes researchers, educators, students, development policy developers, and the public with an interest in sustainable development planning.