LUP Open Planning

FAQ – LUP Open Planning

Liverpool University Press is offering (in partnership with Jisc for UK customers) a ‘subscribe to open’ transformative OA agreement for 2022 for two of our journals - International Development Planning Review (IDPR) and Town Planning Review (TPR).

Renewing your subscription will not only support open access for current year content, it will give your institution exclusive gated access to TPR issues going back to 1910 and IDPR issues going back to 1979 for the first time.

TPR is the world’s oldest planning journal, and your institution will receive 110 years of archive when you renew your subscription. IDPR, providing an interdisciplinary platform for the critical study of development related practices, planning and policy in the global South, has 42 years of archive available to subscribers.

What is Subscribe to Open?
Subscribe to Open (S2O) is a subscription model that will allow LUP to convert journals from gated access to Open Access (OA). It is a transformational deal advocated by Plan S and encouraged by UKRI. Institutional subscription renewals will be sent out as usual and, assuming enough subscribers participate, LUP has committed to publishing that year’s (2022) content OA.

Researchers can support the LUP Open Planning initiative by contacting their libraries directly or clicking on the ‘recommend to your librarian’ button on the journal homepages

What happens if all subscribers do not participate?
Subscribe to Open requires a specific number of a journal’s subscribers to participate. If one or more subscribers opt out of the offer, LUP has the right to fail the offer and keep that year’s content gated. Any library that opted out of the offer would then need a subscription to access the content. LUP has taken into account the normal churn of subscriptions in setting an S2O threshold.

What prevents a subscriber from delaying renewal to see whether the content will be opened?
Institutions that commit to Subscribe to Open will gain access to the new year’s content as soon as it becomes available. The new year’s content will only be opened to everyone else if all subscribers participate. In addition, subscribing institutions will receive access to all of the archive volumes.

What would happen if a Subscribe to Open offer were to fail?
If the Subscribe to Open offer were to fail, that year’s new content would remain gated. Libraries that participated in the offer would continue to have access, libraries that opt out or delay will need to subscribe to have access.

LUP’s S2O model for the planning journals:
We propose to offer TPR and IDPR on an S2O basis. If libraries renew under the new model the following will happen:

  • Content for that subscription year only (2022) will be OA for all to read under a CC-BY licence
  • The full archives of IDPR and TPR will be available only to subscribers
    IDPR – full access to volumes 24-43 (2002-2021) of IDPR and volumes 1-23 (1979-2001) of Third World Planning Review (previous name for IDPR)
    TPR – full access to volumes 1-92 (1910-2021) (110 years of the world’s oldest planning journal archives)
    This access is dependent on the subscription being active (will be cancelled on termination of subscription).

Any questions?
We welcome feedback and any questions – please please contact Clare Hooper, Head of Journals. 

We would like to thank the following institutions for subscribing to the journals in this initiative, as through their support of LUP Open Planning they help make Subscribe to Open more possible:
  • The University of Antwerp
  • University of Groningen Library
  • The British School at Rome
  • The University of Liverpool
  • The University of Manchester
  • University of Glasgow
  • The University of Stuttgart
  • University of Greenwich Osaka Sangyo University
  • Meijo University
  • Kwansei Gakuin University
  • Ritsumeikan University
  • Anglia Ruskin University
  • University of Westminster
  • Nagoya Institute of Technology
  • Utsunomiya University Library
  • Technical University Darmstadt
  • The University of Duisburg-Essen
  • Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development
  • Technical University Dortmund
  • Hafencity University Hamburg
  • Osaka University of Economics
  • Osaka Institute of Technology
  • Fukuoka University
  • Toyo University
  • Kogakuin University of Technology & Engineering
  • Shibaura Institution of Tech Toyosu Campus
  • Osaka University
  • Wageningen University & Research Library
  • Setsunan University
  • University of Tokyo
  • University of Hong Kong
  • Osaka University of Economics
  • Osaka Institute of Technology
  • Fukuoka University
  • Kogakuin University
  • Shibaura Institute of Technology Toyosu Campus
  • Osaka University
  • Setsunan University
  • University of Tokyo
  • Tohoku University
  • Tokyo Zokei University 
  • Meikai University
  • Dokkyo University
  • Osaka University of Commerce
  • Nihon University
  • Nagaoka Institute of Design
  • Senshu University
  • Umea Universitetsbibliotek
  • COAC Col.legi d'Arquitectes de Catalunya
  • Ohio State University
  • University of Michigan
  • Karlsruhe Institut fur Technologie
  • Northwestern University
  • University of Victoria
  • Princeton University
  • Florida State University
  • Swarthmore College
  • University of Kansas
  • University of Florida
  • Texas A & M University
  • American Academy in Rome
  • University of California Berkeley
  • State University of New York
  • Saint Mary's University
  • Syracuse University
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • sMiddle Tennessee State University
  • California State University Northridge
  • Texas Technical University
  • Cardiff University
  • North West University
  • Getty Research Institute
  • University of Waterloo
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  • Harvard University
  • Roger Williams University
  • Washington University in St Louis
  • University of Sydney
  • University of Texas San Antonio
  • TU Berlin
  • Louisiana State University
  • Clemson University
  • University of Oregon
  • University of Guelph
  • Kanto Gakuin University
  • Tulane University
  • Concordia University
  • Loughborough University
  • Universiteitsbibliotheek Utrecht
  • Dartmouth College
  • Idox Software Ltd
  • Centre de Geographie
  • Universita Studi Padova
  • London South Bank University
  • Massey University
  • University of Sheffield
  • Universitat Kaiserslautern
  • Staats U Universitatsbib Bremen
  • Leeds Beckett University
  • University of Eastern Finland
  • Queens University
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Cambridge
  • Lawrence Technological University
  • National Institute for Land and Infrastructure Management
  • University of New South Wales
  • National Taiwan University
  • University of the West of England
  • King's College London
  • Meiji University
  • University of Illinois Urbana
  • Universite de Geneve
  • Universite Paris-Est Val de Marne
  • University of East Anglia
  • Universite Gustave Eiffel
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • Florida International University
  • University of Haifa
  • Universita di Trento
  • London School of Economics
  • University of Miami
  • Universita Degli Studi Trieste
  • University of California - Irvine
  • Georgia Inst of Technology
  • Institute of Sci & Tech Info of China
  • Yale University
  • University of Birmingham
  • University of California LA
  • Heriot Watt University
  • Open University
  • Norwegian University of Science & Technology (NTNU)
  • University of Dundee
  • Bibliotheque de Sciences
  • New York University
  • University of Nevada Las Vegas
  • National University of Ireland
  • Bibliotheque Iheid
  • University of Amsterdam
  • Oxford Brookes University
  • University of Kent
  • Dublin City Council
  • University of Cape Town
  • University of Reading
  • Hanyang University
  • Liverpool John Moores University
  • Chungnam National University
  • University of Gloucestershire
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Camera dei Deputati
  • University of Catania
  • The University of Lille
  • University of Porto
  • University College London
  • Biblioteca Circuito Escolar
  • Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  • ETH Zuerich