Open Access Policy

All articles published since 1998 in “Raumforschung und Raumordnung | Spatial Research and Planning” are open access. They can be read online and downloaded free of charge.

Advantages for open access authors include:

  • Free access for users worldwide
  • Authors keep the copyrights of their articles
  • Increased visibility and readership

A summary of RuR’s open access policy is also provided on Sherpa Romeo https://v2.sherpa.ac.uk/id/publication/2134.

 

Preprint/Postprint and Self-archiving Policies

Authors are encouraged to share their research (preprint and postprint) as well as to submit their published articles to institutional repositories. Preprints are all versions of an article that were written before peer review. Postprints are all versions after going through the peer review process. Depending on the article version, the following article-sharing and self-archiving policies apply:

Preprints and Submitted Version: Authors can share their submitted version anywhere at any time. If accepted for publication, the published scource must be acknowledged and the submitted version must be linked to the formal publication via its Digital Object Identifier (DOI). Submitted versions should not be added to or enhanced in any way in order to appear more like, or to substitute for, the final versions of articles.

Postprints - Accepted Version (Author Accepted Manuscript, AAM): Authors can share their accepted version at any repository and the author’s homepage at any time. After publication, the published scource must be acknowledged and the accepted version must be linked to the formal publication via its Digital Object Identifier (DOI). Accepted versions should not be added to or enhanced in any way in order to appear more like, or to substitute for, the final versions of articles.

Postprints - Published Version (Version of Record, VoR): Authors are encouraged to submit their published articles to institutional repositories. The published source must be acknowledged with citation and must link to the published article with DOI.

 


Article processing charges

After online first publication of an article, author charges, known as article processing charges, of € 250 plus VAT are incurred. There are no submission fees. If you are unable to pay the charges, please contact the editors-in-chief regarding waivers. The journal owners have established “hardship funds” that may be possible to access.

Article processing charges or waiver status do not influence editorial decision making.