As the only professional and academic English periodical in the area of urban planning and design in China, China City Planning Review (CCPR) is jointly supported by the Urban Planning Society of China, the Center for Human Settlements of Tsinghua University,the School of Architecture of Tsinghua University, and the Beijing Tsinghua Tongheng Urban Planning & Design Institute Co. Ltd. Articles in CCPR mainly cover various studies on Chinese cities from the perspective of urban planning and design,including status quos, problems, trends, planning strategies and relative policies of their development. It offers the readers with different opinions and criticism from both home and abroad, giving a full understanding of what has happened or is happening in Chinese cities.

Submission guidelines

1. Submitted articles should be written in English (3,500 – 6,000 words) or in Chinese (5,000 – 10,000 words). Illustrations in the text should be submitted as PSD or JPG files with a resolution of no less than 300*300 pixels.

2. Submitted articles should include an abstract, keywords, and references. References should be in accordance with standard paper writing formats, such as the Harvard Reference System.

3. Submitted articles will be evaluated for acceptance by the Editorial Department and the Editorial Board of CCPR. The author will be informed of the outcome within three months.

4. The Editorial Department reserves the right of revising and abridging the accepted articles, as well as the exclusive right of publishing them in English (including the electronic publishing right).

5. Blind peer review is implemented for submitted articles. Neither the information of the author, nor the content that can reflect the author’s information, should appear in the submitted article. The author’s information should be provided on a separate page at the beginning of the article.

6. The submitted articles shall be original. The Editorial Department reserves the copyright in all languages (including the electronic publishing right) if the article is officially accepted for publication. The Editorial Department also reserves the right of revising and abridging the accepted articles. If the author(s) would like to publish this article in other languages, he/she shall obtain the agreement of the Editorial Department.

7. For submitting articles or other queries, please contact the Editorial Department at

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1. In-text references:
In the text, the references should be in parentheses (Surname 1 and Surname 2, year).
Append a lowercase letter to the year to distinguish between multiple publications from the same authors in the same year (e.g. 1999a, 1999b, etc.).
In case of more than two authors, use this format: (Surname 1, Surname 2, et al., year).
In case of more than one reference, use this format: (Surname 1, Surname 2, et al., year; Surname 3 and Surname 4, year).

2. References
From a book:
Surname A and Surname C (year). Title of a Book in Italics. City: Publisher, pp. 1 – 50.
From a Journal:
Surname A, Surname C, et al. (year). Title of an Article. Journal Name in Italics, 23 (4), pp. 2 – 42.

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