Name of journal Journal of Geography and Urban Space Development
Print ISSN 2538-3531
Online ISSN 2538-3299
Language of articles Persian
Frequency Quarterly
Publisher Ferdowsi University of Mashhad
Date of foundation 2013
Type of review Double blind peer review
Type of License License (CC BY 4.0)
with the collaboration of Geography and urban planning of Iran


Journal History


Digital Preservation Policy

Website Archiving

All of our electronic content, including the Journal's website and manuscripts, is archived in two different ways. Firstly, the PDF format of the journal's content is accessible online to readers from our main server. Secondly, a copy of all content is kept as a backup on another server. In case of any content failure, it can be made available online again within 24-36 hours from our backup server.

Moreover, every published issue of the journal is sent to the following databases: [Iran Scientific Journals System] and [Islamic World Science Citation Database].

Therefore, the content can be accessed at any time even in the absence of website operation.

Abstracting/Indexing Services

Our journal's Abstracting/Indexing services store all essential information about the articles. The list of these services can be found in the 'Indexing and Abstracting' section.


Authors can archive the final published version of their articles in personal or institutional repositories, after their article’s publication.

Open Access Policy

This is an open access journal, which means that all content is freely available without charge to users or their institutions. Users are permitted to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without requiring prior permission from the publisher or author.

This journal provides immediate open access to its content based on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.


  • Copyright on any open access article in the Journal of Geography and Urban Space Development, is retained by the author(s).
  • Authors grant Ferdowsi University of Mashhad a license to publish the article and identify itself as the original publisher.
  • Authors also grant any third party the right to use the article freely, provided its integrity is maintained, and the original authors, citation details, and publisher are properly identified.


The Journal of Geography and Urban Space Development is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0) 

That means readers are free to:

  • Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format.
  • Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially.

Paper Plagiarism Checker

In order to prevent plagiarism,Journal of Geography and Urban Space Development compares Persian texts using the Hemayab scientific text matching system and Latin texts (extended English abstracts of articles) using the iThenticate system. All articles are compared before being sent to the referee, and if the percentage of similarity is more than 20%, the article will be removed from the review process.

Other revenue

Ferdowsi University of Mashhad as the publisher of the journal, supports it for each published issue by paying a defined budget according to its published annual rank in Portal of Scientific Journals of Iranian Ministry of Science, Research and Technology. The allocated budget includes those pertaining to setup and maintenance of the publication infrastructure, routine operation of the Journal, processing of manuscripts through peer-reviews, editing, publishing, maintaining the scholarly record, and archiving.

The other financial source of this journal is fees paid by authors whose articles have been accepted for publishing. Revenue sources do not influence on editorial decision making.

Article Processing Charge (APCs)

There is no charge for submitting or reviewing articles. However, if the article is accepted, the author(s) must pay 4,000,000 Rials to cover a part of the editing and publishing costs, online to the account of the Vice President for Research and Technology of Ferdowsi University of Mashhad.

Discount Policy for Publishing Articles

Since this journal only charges for accepted articles, it has no discount policy.


This Journal does not accept any advertising.

Direct marketing

There are no direct marketing activities in this journal.

Privacy Statement

The Names and Email addresses entered in this journal’s website will be used exclusively for the purposes of publishing the Journal and will not be available to any other person or organization.