Call for Abstracts - Planning Forum (student journal of the Department of Community and Regional Planning at The University of Texas at Austin)
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Please distribute this to Master's Students and Faculty at your various
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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS:
Planning Forum, the student journal of the Department of Community and
Regional Planning at The University of Texas at Austin's School of
Architecture, serves as an outlet for the multi-disciplinary exchange of
ideas regarding the workings of social, political, built and natural
environments. The journal is currently welcoming submissions of original
research papers, current book reviews, discussion of current debates and
Submission Guidelines: The editorial staff is currently accepting abstracts
of articles to be published in Planning Forum, Volume 13. What's an
abstract, you say? An abstract is a brief description (maximum 500 words) of
your proposed article. It should include your topic, research methodology
and relevancy to the field of planning. For photo essays please submit 3
black/white or grayscale jpegs (maximum 2 megs per picture, original
photographs only) with a one paragraph summary. Graduate students and
faculty from various planning-related disciplines are encouraged to submit
their work. The deadline for the submission of abstracts is Monday,
November 6th and Monday, November 13th for photo essay summaries. If the
submission is found both interesting and relevant, the editors will ask the
author to submit their article. The editors will respond to all submissions
within two weeks.
Suggested length for articles is 5,000 - 10,000 words, including notes and
references. Please indicate the number of words on the cover sheet. Book
reviews on relevant, recently published works should be no more than 1,000
words. Complete articles, book reviews and photo essays must be received by
Monday, November 27th.
Authors should follow the style requirements of the Chicago Manual of Style,
14th Edition, and use parenthetical author-date referencing. Papers are
reviewed anonymously, and authors should therefore refer to themselves in
the third person ("the author") in text and notes. Each illustration, chart,
table, or graph to be included in the text should be submitted on a separate
sheet, with desired text locations clearly indicated.
Submissions will be evaluated by the student editorial staff and faculty
reviewers according to the following criteria: clarity of purpose or
thesis, clear and effective writing or visual narrative, and use of sound
and appropriate methods. All submissions are subject to final content and
style editing with the acquiescence of the author before publication.
Please direct any correspondence or questions to the editorial staff at the
address below. Abstracts should be submitted as an MS Word or PDF
attachment (JPEG for photo essays).
Suzanne Russo and Ryan Sullivan
Planning Forum Editors