About the Server


AESOP Eprints is an open-access archive for scholarly publications in the field of planning by the Association of European Schools of Planning. AESOP Eprints accepts:

  • books
  • booklets
  • book parts
  • conference papers
  • conference proceedings
  • doctoral theses
  • journal articles
  • lectures
  • preprints
  • reports
  • videos 

Open Access Policy

AESOP Eprints is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license. You are free to use the work, but you have to attribute (refer to) the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work).

Copyrights and publishing rights

AESOP Eprints allows the author(s) to hold their copyright without restrictions. SPOOL allows the author(s) to retain their publishing rights without restrictions.

Author processing charges (APC)

AESOP Eprints does not have article processing charges (APCs).

Article submission charges

AESOP Eprints doesn't have article submission charges.


Authors can archive the pre-print and post-print versions of the work they have submitted to AESOP Eprints, including the pdf version of the article (the so-called publisher's version) that is available on this website. Authors are explicitly free to copy and redistribute the work they have submitted in any medium or format and to remix, transform, and build upon the work they have submitted to AESOP Eprints for any purpose.


AESOP Eprints grants you the right to publish the metadata of the series, it's issues and articles under the terms of the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).

Publication ethics

Moderator, authors and publisher of AESOP Eprints adopt the guidelines developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Publication frequency

AESOP Eprints publishes continuously.

Review Process

Materials on this site are moderated but not peer-reviewed by AESOP. AESOP Eprints can decide to refuse content that is out of scope, insufficiently academic or on grounds of ethics.