Manuscript submission

Manuscript Types

The journal welcomes three manuscript types, all of which are subject to peer review.


Full Articles

Full and comprehensive reports describing original research presented in the standard format of Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion and References. The main text (excluding references, tables, and figure legends) should not exceed 5000 words.




Articles presenting novel or unique overviews of recent or important developments in the field. Reviews must be insightful and must address the question(s) of interest using appropriate and fully presented evidence; exhaustive general summaries will not be published. Reviews are generally 5000-6000 words and can explore several aspects of importance in a broader subject area. Reviews are occasionally commissioned by the Editor-in-Chief, and the journal welcomes proposals from interested authors.


Expert Perspectives

Fully peer-reviewed, evidence-based articles that offer authors the opportunity to present novel viewpoints or opinions, or raise important matters, for the attention of the journal community. New data are not usually provided, but the journal will consider articles that use novel information to support their case. Opinions can follow an essay style, or as otherwise agreed with the Editor-in-Chief and are generally 2000-3000 words in length.

- Submitted articles should not have been previously published or be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.

- Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written (taken to mean more than 50%) and the author has cleared any necessary permissions with the copyright owner if it has been previously copyrighted.
- All our articles are refereed through a double-blind review process.


Currently, there is no publication fee for publication with IRSPSD.


Please submit your paper to ScholarOne Manuscript Center.


For submission, we will not start review if authors do not use the following template file. Please delete all authors' information in the first page of your manuscript when submission.


IRSPSD Template file.
Author guideline for preparing manuscript.
Microsoft Word Document 84.0 KB
If you are familiar with Endnote, please try this file too.
exe File 25.8 KB
Reviewers can use ScholarOne system for review work. This Review form is remained for offline reviewing work for IRSPSD International
Review_form_IRSPSD 2014.doc
Microsoft Word Document 36.0 KB
Adobe Acrobat Document 111.4 KB

If you cooperate with us for after conference publication

Please download the this Template file for after conference publication
Please prepare your file name as "Conference name + file name".docx.
When you edit your manuscript, please write down the conference name that you participated in the line above your title, as shown in the template file.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Microsoft Word Document 86.5 KB

please submit to the same ScholarOne Manuscript system

When submitting a manuscript, please select one from the following four sections: A- Planning Strategies and Design concepts, B-Planning Analysis and Simulation, C- Planning and Design Implementation, and D- Planning Assessment.