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About the journal


Basic Information


Title | Revista Brasileira de Estudos Urbanos e Regionais (RBEUR)

Title abbreviation | REV. BRAS. ESTUD. URBANOS REG.

Alternative tittle | RBEUR
The abbreviation title of the journal is REV. BRAS. ESTUD. URBANOS REG. and must be used in biographies, footnotes, references and bibliography captions.

Electronic/Digital ISSN: 2317-1529

Printed ISSN: 1517-4115
Aims/Mission | Revista Brasileira de Estudos Urbanos e Regionais” is a publication of ANPUR, “Associação Nacional de Pós Graduação e Pesquisa em Planejamento Urbano e Regional”, a non-profit private law entity, that congregates Brazilian postgraduate programs and institutions devoted to teaching and/ or research activities in the fields of urban and regional studies and urban and regional planning. RBEUR aims to be an institutional vehicle to disseminate scientific production in such fields, whilst preserving the thematic and disciplinary heterogeneity, characteristic to the Association, and stimulating diversity of thought and originality, accuracy and excellence in published texts. RBEUR’s content is addressed to a multidisciplinary community of scholars, students and professionals in the fields of urban and regional studies and planning.

RBEUR is registered under electronic ISSN No. 2317-1529 and printed ISSN No. 1517-4115 (up to Volume 21), and covers the following thematic sections:

Planning and Public Policies 
Keywords: Urban and regional planning; Governing, participation and urban and regional management; Urban and regional policies and programs; Urban services; Housing policies; Planning methods, techniques and instruments; Financing urban and regional policies.

Space, Economy & Population
Keywords: Regional development; Spatial conflicts and tendencies of capitalism; Territorial integration, reconfiguration and economic imbalance; Population flows and migrations; Labor, income and socio-spatial mobility; Financialization and space production; Technological innovation.

Territory, Citizenship & Rights
Keywords: Public space; Social and socio-environmental justice; Inequality and socio-spatial segregation; Participation and technical assistance and new training profiles; Social movements, spatial appropriation and the right to the city; Actors, minorities and territorialities; Local and community development.

City, History & Culture
Keywords: History and memory of the city, urbanism, housing and architecture; Urbanization processes; Histories of politics and urban management; City, cultural heritage and urban culturalization; Urban configuration, images and representations of the city.

Environment, Management & Development
Keyword: Environmental policies; Sustainable development; Climate change, environmental justice; Rural development, new ruralities and rural/urban boundaries; Reserves and natural resources; Landscape, environmental memory, nature and urbanization.

Fields of interest | Urban Planning and Urban and Regional Studies (including the CNPq’s knowledge fields: Urban and Regional Planning; Architecture and Urbanism; Anthropology; Sociology; Economy; Geography; Demography; Engineering; Administration; Political Science)

History | ”Revista Brasileira de Estudos Urbanos e Regionais” (RBEUR) is recognized today as Brazilian’s main scientific journal in the field of Urban and Regional Planning. It is edited since 1999, first biannually, and started to be a quarterly publication since 2015, both in printed format and open-access electronic format, licensed by Creative Commons (Attribution CC-BY).  In 2019, it was adopted an exclusively digital format of continuous publication. 
Its aim is to offer a space for the academic community to share knowledge related to urban and regional studies and planning. The journal publishes original papers, resulting from academic researches of theoretic-conceptual relevance, of empiric or applied profile, as well as of methodological or historical scope.

Frequency : Continuous flow publicarion

Licence | Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

Copyright Institution | Associação Nacional de Pós-graduação e Pesquisa em Planejamento Urbano e Regional (ANPUR)

Address | Instituto de Pesquisa e Planejamento Urbano e Regional (IPPUR) - Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro,
Sala João do Rio, Faculdade de Letras, Cidade Universitária, Av. Horácio Macedo, 2151. (* RBEUR editorial team changes, usually every two years, as well as ANPUR.)

ZIP Code | 21.941-917 

City | Rio de Janeiro

State | RJ

Country | Brazil

Telephone | + 55 (31) 3409-7157 (ANPUR’s Secretary)

E-mail |

Journal’s website |

Link for online submissions |



Indexed in

  • ARLA
  • BASE
  • Diadorim
  • DOAJ
  • Google Scholar
  • InfoHAB
  • Latindex
  • LatinREV
  • PKP Index
  • PoPA
  • Portal de Periódicos da CAPES


Open science


RBEUR is based on (editorial) practices of knowledge dissemination in tune with the initiatives and policies of “Open Science”. The journal makes all published documents available in digital sources with free access and global visibility. The measure is accompanied by an information management plan that guarantees the preservation and recovery of all published content.
In addition to publishing research results, through the Open Data policy, RBEUR encourages and provides space for disclosing data - in attachments – resulting from undertaken investigations. This initiative aims to promote collaboration amongst researchers and for original data to be shared and reused. Defining the material to be included in the attachments will be a combined effort on the part of the author and the editors, and will take into consideration the technical limits of the publication while respecting aspects regarding ethics, privacy, security and intellectual property of the data to be made accessible.



Free access policy


RBEUR offers free and immediate access to all of its content as a strategy to democratize access to the wealth of knowledge that accommodates and stimulates global interchange and the progress of science that the exchange of knowledge allows. Authors are permitted and encouraged to distribute the work online after publication in the Journal.

RBEUR is a signatory to the Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), the recommendations of which may be viewed at:



Intellectual Property

  • All content of the journal, except where identified, is licensed under a Creative Commons attribution-type BY.




RBEUR uses the PKP Preservation Network in order to guarantee the preservation and restoration of all its published content.





The Journal is sponsored by:

  • Associação Nacional de Pós Graduação e Pesquisa em Planejamento Urbano e Regional – ANPUR -




Editorial board





Editorial Commission


Editorial council



Editorial Production


Portuguese Proofreading

  • Claudia Cantarin

English Proofreading and Translation

  • Brian Honeyball

Spanish Proofreading and Translation  

  • José Miguel Ledesma and Alencar Guth


  • Executive Secretary: Heitor Vianna Moura
  • Design, XML Conversion and sending to SciELO


Instructions to authors


Scope and Policy


RBEUR is addressed to a wide multidisciplinary community of professors, researchers, students and professionals, both from Brazil and elsewhere, acting in the fields of urban and regional studies and planning. The Journal focuses in the publication of original papers, resulting from researches written in Portuguese, English or Spanish.

Thematic sections:

  • 1) Planning and Public Policies;
  • 2) Space, Economy & Population;
  • 3) Territory, Citizenship & Rights;
  • 4) City, History & Culture;
  • 5) Environment, Management & Development.

Review process: Articles should be submitted through the online journal systems (OJS), e-mail submissions will not be accepted. On receipt, they will be initially assessed for suitability by the Editorial Board, which will verify the relevance of the material in relation to the scope, format and academic standards of RBEUR.

Once approved in the initial assessment, articles (without author identification) will be submitted for assessment by two outside reviewers, linked to national or foreign institutions, and who have expertise in the specific area treated in the work (blind peer review).

Should there be a disagreement between the assessments of the two reviewers, the manuscript will be forwarded to a third outside reviewer, also recognized in the specific area of work, who will assess, like the first reviewers, and decide on the appropriateness or inadequacy of the manuscript, taking into account its academic quality. The assessments take into account:

  • clear objectives;
  • relevance of the methodology to the objectives;
  • consistency between theoretical framework, objectives, methodology and results;
  • domain and currentness of the bibliography;
  • use of international literature references that analyze similar empirical cases, when applicable;
  • quality of the written manuscript (writing and text structure);
  • originality, pertinence and relevance to the theme for publication.

After the assessment, articles may be

  • published without modifications;
  • published with minor changes;
  • re-submitted for a fresh assessment process after substantial changes; and
  • rejected.

Approved articles are published up to a maximum period of 1 year after submission.

Ethical guidelines and editorial procedures: RBEUR is guided by ethical principles of transparency with regard to editorial procedures, confidentiality of information contained within the submitted manuscripts and isonomy and impartiality, objectivity and scientific rigor in assessing the relevance and academic quality of the articles. Following the best practice guidelines for editorial standards, developed by internationally recognized associations, such as the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) -, RBEUR has adopted a set of procedures to guide all those involved in the editorial process: authors, editors, reviewers.

1. Authors should:

  • Ensure that the submitted texts are original and unpublished and are not being assessed elsewhere by other journals. Papers will be accepted that have been presented or published in annals of events, institutional repositories or on the personal pages of authors.
  • Identify the contribution of each co-author, as indicated in the “Publication Guidelines”.
  • Identify all authors whose works or words have served as a reference for the submitted manuscript, as indicated in the “Publication Guidelines”.
  • Respond clearly and quickly to the questions and requests of the editorial board throughout the peer review process.
  • Prepare corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies should plagiarism, fraud and/or error practices be confirmed.
  • Inform the editorial board immediately should any error be encountered in the material being assessed.
  • Declare the existence of any conflict of interest, as indicated in the “Publication Guidelines”.
  • Assume full responsibility for the content of the submitted work.

2. Editors should:

  • Refrain from publishing work that, even if selected, does not comply with the journal's ethical and editorial standards.
  • Preserve the anonymity of authors and reviewers during the assessment process.
  • Ensure that there is no conflict of interest in relation to articles, authors and/or funding sources throughout the editorial process.
  • React responsibly and swiftly to any allegations of error and/or misconduct, ensuring that all parties have the right to be heard.  
  • Ensure that the integrity of the affected people and institutions in cases of misconduct is preserved through the publication of corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies.

3. Reviewers should:

  • Ensure that all data in the manuscript being assessed remains confidential, and that copies of unpublished materials are not kept on devices under their charge.
  • Ensure that the assessment process is isonomic, objective and agile, ensuring zeal and impartiality and assisting the editorial board in its decision making.
  • Inform on possible conflicts of interest in relation to articles, authors and/or funding sources.
  • Communicate with the editorial board regarding any suspicions of plagiarism, self-plagiarism or other misconduct by the authors.

Should there be any suspicion or report of misconduct, the following procedures will be followed:

The editorial board will analyze any report of unethical behavior by any of those involved in the editorial process at RBEUR, whether related to the procedures or to the published content.

An investigation will be opened depending on the existence of solid evidence.

All those involved will be offered an opportunity for an extensive defense, as well as full knowledge of the stages of the investigation and the possible consequences.

Before the unethical practice has been properly proven, all allegations and accusations will be kept confidential from the general public, thereby preserving the honor and integrity of those affected by the investigation.

Once misconduct has been proven, the following procedures may be adopted, depending on the severity of the situation:

  1. those accused of misconduct will receive a written caution and a warning of the risks of similar situations in the future.
  2. corrections or clarifications will be published by the authors whose article contained any type of error or inconsistency.
  3. the manuscript will be withdrawn from the magazine's website and retractions and apologies to the affected parties will be published.
  4. the case will be reported to the relevant higher authorities - funding sources and research institutions to which the authors are linked, among others.

Copyright notice: Authors who publish in this journal agree to the following terms:

Authors who publish in RBEUR retain the rights to their work and assign to the journal the right to first publication, performed under the Creative Commons Attribution License that allows work to be shared and assures the recognition of authorship and of the original publication vehicle, to RBEUR.

Authors are free to assume additional contracts separately, for publication and non-exclusive distribution of the version of the work published in this journal (e.g., publishing in an institutional repository or as a book chapter), reaffirming the authorship and recognition of the original publication vehicle, to RBEUR.

Privacy statement: The names and addresses of all those who collaborate with RBEUR mentioned on this site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal, and will not be made available for other purpose or to any other party.

Publication frequency: RBEUR is published in a single annual volume, following the format of continuous publication. Articles are published immediately after the review and formatting processes.



Form and preparation of manuscripts


Submission preparation checklist

Authors should verify that submissions adhere to the requirements of the journal. Submissions that do not comply with guidelines will be returned

  1. All manuscripts must be submitted through the Sistema Eletrônico de Editoração de Revistas (SEER)/Open Journal Systems (OJS)
  2. Manuscripts must be original, unpublished and within the scope of the Journal. Papers will be accepted that have been presented or published in annals of events, institutional repositories or on the personal pages of authors
  3. Manuscripts must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere, even if in another language
  4. Manuscripts should contain no information regarding the authors and/or institutions of origin, including bibliographic references, which should avoid all mention of their own work
  5. Manuscripts should be structured according to the formatting requirements presented below in “FORMATTING GUIDELINES”
  6. Author(s) data should be forwarded in a separate file, sent as a supplementary document, as indicated below in “MAKE A SUBMISSION”
  7. In the case of co-authored articles, the contribution of each author must be identified according to CRediT (Contributor Roles Taxonomy), as follows: Conceptualization; Data curation; Formal analysis; Funding acquisition; Investigation; Methodology; Project administration; Resources; Software; Supervision; Validation; Visualization; Writing – original draft; Writing – review & editing
  8. Manuscripts should be in Portuguese, Spanish or English
  9. Authors must undertake to bear the costs of text editing and/or translation services for manuscripts approved for publication. Such services are offered by professionals accredited by the Editorial Board of RBEUR and are in line with previously agreed fees. The measure does not constitute a publication fee, which is necessary for economic sustainability and to guarantee the quality of the magazine, which, when applying the model of open access to publications, relinquishes the financial support of its readers
  10. The content of the manuscript remains the sole responsibility of the authors. However, authors should inform the editors of any potential conflicts of interest, – either of a personal, commercial, political, academic or financial nature - which may have influenced the material submitted, and should also clarify the manner in which such conflicts were resolved. In addition, authors should declare in the manuscript all financial support received, as well as economic or personal connections that enabled the work to be conducted.

Format specifications

1) Manuscripts sent to the “Articles” section should contain between 40,000 and 50,000 characters, considering the spacing and computed title, abstract, tables, graphs, figures and bibliographic references. Up to 10 visual elements may be included in each article.

2) Manuscripts sent to the “Reviews” section should contain a maximum of 18,000 characters, considering the spacing and computed titles and bibliographic references, when necessary.

3) Manuscripts should be sent in PDF (Portable Document Format) format, with the following specifications: Arial font size 11; 1.5 cm spacing; and lateral, upper and lower margins of 2.5 cm.

4) The title and subtitles should be numbered and ordered as follows:

Title: Arial, 14, normal, bold;

1. Subtitle 1: Arial, 12, normal, bold;

1.1. Subtitle 2: Arial, 11, italics, bold;

1.1.1. Subtitle 3: Arial, 11, underlined.

5) Tables and graphs, as well as being inserted into the text, should also be sent in “.xml” (“Excel”) format, in a separate file.

6) Figures, as well as being inserted into the text, should also be sent separately, always in grayscale, in EPS or TIF format, with a resolution of 300 dpi.

7) Footnotes should only be used to supplement or amplify substantive information, not exceeding 3 lines, using Arial 9, and single-spaced.

8) Bibliographical references should follow the rules established by the Brazilian Association of Technical Standards (ABNT) and be placed at the end of the text, in alphabetical order, according to the examples below:

  • Book: SANTOS, M. A natureza do espaço: técnica e tempo, razão e emoção. São Paulo: Hucitec, 1996.
  • Journal article: PIQUET, R. P. S.; RIBEIRO, A. C. T. Tempos, ideias e lugares: o ensino do Planejamento Urbano e Regional no Brazil. Revista Brazileira de Estudos Urbanos e Regionais, v. 10, n. 1, p. 49-59, mai. 2008.
  • A book chapter: LAFER, C. O Planejamento no Brazil: observações sobre o Plano de Metas (1956-1961). In: LAFER, B. M. Planejamento no Brazil. 3. ed. São Paulo: Perspectiva, 1975. p. 29-50.
  • Work published in Annals: VAINER, C. B. As escalas do poder e o poder das escalas: o que pode o poder local? In: ENCONTRO NACIONAL DA ANPUR, 9, 2001, Rio de Janeiro. Anais do IX Encontro Nacional da Anpur. Rio de Janeiro: ANPUR, 2001. p. 140-151.
  • Should there be up to three authors, all must be cited; if there are more than three, the coordinators, organizers or editors of the work must be mentioned (for example: LEME, M. C. (Coord.). O urbanismo no Brazil: 1895-1965. São Paulo: Studio Nobel; FAUUSP; FUPAM, 1999); or “et al.” should be used (for example, LEME, M. C. et al. O urbanismo no Brazil: 1895-1965. São Paulo: Studio Nobel; FAUUSP; FUPAM, 1999).

9) Citations throughout the text should follow the format (Author, date) or (Author, date, page), as in the examples: (LEME, 1999) and (SANTOS, 1996, p. 217). Where there is more than one title by the same author published in the same year, they should be distinguished by a letter after the date: (SANTOS, 1996a); (SANTOS, 1996b), etc.

10) When there is no information regarding the references, use “s.n.”, “s.l.” and “s.d.” for, respectively, sine nomine (publisher not identified), sine loco (place of publication not identified) and sine data (date of publication not identified).

11) Should the reference be identified with the Elocation-id, it must be informed in the quote. For example: SILVA, José. History of Afro-Brazilian Religions. UEG History Magazine, v. 08, n. 01, e201901, 2019.

Submitting a manuscript

Manuscripts should be sent by the author, who is required to register with the Open Journal System (OJS). Registration on the OJS system only needs to be performed just once, at, thereby enabling manuscripts to be submitted and the evaluation process to be monitored. This same registration may thereafter be used by the author to submit and monitor the evaluation of other manuscripts.

Once registration has been completed, the submission steps and stages should be strictly followed, as described below:

Step 1: Starting a new submission (the RBEUR site).

Step 2: Entering information (Tab 1 of the OJS)

  • In Tab 1 "Start” on the OJS website, first select the language of the submission and the section of the RBEUR in which you would like to publish.
  • In the section “Submission Requirements”, check and tick the boxes for meeting mandatory requirements for sending the manuscript.
  • In the section “Comments for the Editor”, if required, you may send a message to the editor, presenting caveats or clarifications that protect the principles of originality, scientific ethics, academic rigor, amongst others that guide the magazine.
  • In “Acknowledge the copyright statement”, read and tick the options that confirm your agreement with the journal's terms of authorship and privacy. Terms may be found in the Copyright Statement section.
  • After completing the stages of Step 2, click “Save and Continue” in order to proceed to the next page.

Step 3: Transferring the manuscript (Tab 2 of the OJS)

  • In Tab 2 “Update Submission File”, select the “Article Text” box in the field “Article components” to send the text in pdf with title, abstract, tables, graphs, figures and bibliographic references. Click “Continue” until the file has uploaded.
  • In the same tab, select “Update File” and choose the option “Other” to send a document in PDF containing the following data:

1) title of the work;
2) name of the authors, university course and academic degree, e-mail, telephone and address for correspondence;
3) institutional affiliation including university, department/center/faculty, city, state, country;
4) Author’s ORCID iD (free registration at;
5) contribution of each author according to CRediT (Contributor Roles Taxonomy): Conceptualization; Data curation; Formal analysis; Funding acquisition; Investigation; Methodology; Project administration; Resources; Software; Supervision; Validation; Visualization; Writing – original draft; Writing – review & editing.
6) abstract in English, containing between 100 (one hundred) and 150 (one hundred and fifty) words, and indicating 5 (five) to 7 (seven) keywords. It is recommended to include a Portuguese version of the abstract;
7) research promotion agency (s).
Click save and continue and wait until the file has uploaded.

  • Should the manuscript contain tables, graphs and images, first select “Update File” and then the option “Supplementary graphic material (images, tables, graphs, etc.)” in order to send them
  • On concluding all stages of Step 3, click “Save and Continue”

Step 4: Submission Data (Indexation) (Tab 3 of the OJS)

  • In Tab 3 “Enter metadata”, include all the necessary data to index the article: title prefix [should there be one]; title; subtitle; abstract; coauthors and respective data; keywords; funding source; valid ProjectID.
  • On concluding all stages of Step 4, click “Save and Continue”.

Step 5: Confirming the Submission (Tab 4 of the OJS)

  • In Tab 4 “Confirmation”, once all the information from the previous stages has been checked and confirmed, finish the submission by submitting the article to the Brazilian Journal of Urban and Regional Studies - RBEUR.

Immediately after completing submission, the author will receive an acknowledgement by RBEUR email confirming that the assessment process has been initiated and will be able to view your submission's progress through the review and editorial process by accessing the Author page on the OJS. 


The “Reviews” section publishes reviews that deal with books, published over the last three years, related to the field of Planning and Urban and Regional Studies. Reviews will be assessed by the RBEUR Editorial Board.


The “Articles” section publishes original and unpublished manuscripts that contribute to the advancement of theoretical and/or empirical knowledge in the areas of interest of RBEUR. The manuscripts sent to the Journal, once approved by the editorial team, will be submitted to an unidentified assessment by at least two reviewers with expertise in the field of study related to the content of the work (blind and peer review).



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