Manuscript submission

JIF 1.6 CiteScore 2.2 (2022)

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 8000 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address the question(s) of interest using appropriate and fully presented evidence; exhaustive general summaries will not be published.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  around 3000 words in length.

Article Processing Charge 

The journal is currelty supported by grants and sponsorship and does not charge an Article Processing Charge (APC), submission fee, or otherwise. It is free to read and to publish. 


Long-term Digital Archiving

Long-term digital archiving J-STAGE preserves its full digital library, including the journal, with Portico in a dark archive (see If the material becomes unavailable at J-STAGE, it will be released and made available by Portico.


Copyright and licensing

The journal is fully Open Access and uses Creative Commons (CC) licenses. Authors are required to assign all copyrights in the work to the Society, who then publish the work under the Creative Commons: CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) International license, as detailed below.

   All articles in the journal are Open Access. Authors should choose the following Creative Commons license: CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 (Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International). This license allows users to share unmodified articles, non-commercially, as long as appropriate credit is given.

   Some funding bodies require articles funded by them to be published under a specific Creative Commons license. Before submitting your work to the journal, check with the relevant funding bodies to ensure that you comply with any mandates.


Online Submission System

All manuscripts must be submitted via the journal’s online submission system, ScholarOne: The original or revised manuscript text may be uploaded as a PDF or Microsoft Word file, but a Word file is required for the final manuscript text.  Figures may be submitted separately in several other formats.

      If you encounter any problems with online submission, please contact the Editorial Office at the details provided in the Contact section.


- 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.



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 64.9 KB
If you are familiar with Endnote, please try this file too.
IRSPSD 2022 XML endnote0530.ens
exe File 50.5 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 165.0 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 63.0 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.