Focus & Scope

The Rural Planning Journal (RPJ) is a 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.