About Journal

Journal of Research and Rural Planning (JRRP) is published quarterly by Office of the Vice-chancellor of Research Affairs of Ferdowsi University of Mashhad (FUM), Iran. JRRP publishes original scientific research, not published before or under consideration elsewhere, in the broad areas of studies, planning and rural development related to the region of Iran, the Middle East and other parts of the world. Publications will be in one of these three formats:

*Original Articles,

*Short communications,

*and Review Articles.

The main topics of interest are: theoretical, comparative, methodological, and applied research relating to the following areas: New methods and techniques in rural planning, The role of new technologies in IT and ICT in rural planning, The role of spaces and virtual settlements in rural development, Tourism and rural planning, Globalization and its relationship with rural planning, process of developments in the physical planning of rural settlements, Management of sustainable development and rural planning, and Economy and sustainable development of rural settlements. The Journal is devoted to the understanding of Rural Area and its sustainable use and addresses an international audience.

Privacy Statement

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Open access policy

Journal of Research and Rural Planning is a fully Open Access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. Since all costs are covered by the Ferdowsi University of Mashhad Press, there is no cost to the author, or through article processing charges.

Plagiarism policy

By submitting articles to the Journal of Research and Rural Planning (JRRP) the author attests the following:

  • None of the parts of the manuscript is plagiarized from other sources.
  • Proper reference is provided for all contents extracted from other sources.
  • Strong action will be taken against cases of plagiarism.

All the papers submitted have to pass through an initial screening and will be checked through the Advanced Plagiarism Detection Software (Cross Check by iThenticate)

Copyright and licensing policy

As open access Journal of Research and Rural Planning (JRRP) follows the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Under an open access license and due to the journal's publisher policy, authors retain ownership of the copyright for their content while allowing anyone to download, reuse, reprint, modify, distribute, and/or copy the content provided the original authors and source are properly cited.