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


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.