About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Jurnal Tata Kota dan Daerah (TAKODA) is an Indonesian journal, peer-reviewed publication of original research and review articles covering new concepts, theories, methods, and techniques related to urban and regional planning. The journal will cover, but is not limited to, the following topics:

  1. Urban planning and design
  2. Environment and settlement
  3. Regional planning and development
  4. Rural studies
  5. Disaster management
  6. Transportation planning

Peer Review Process

There are at least two reviewers for each manuscript on the related topic in the reviewing process. Generally, the candidate of reviewers will be chosen based on their reputation in the international publication number and quality. Next step, the Editor send the invitation letter to each candidate for review. After the candidate reviewer is informed of their availability for reviewing process, the Editor creates an account for each reviewer and then sends the manuscript by OJS. Three weeks will be needed for the reviewer to complete one round of reviewing process. From the first submission to the final decision takes about four to five weeks.

All reviewing processes are considered to be confidential in double-blind peer review and managed by an editor in the OJS. If reviewers consider an unsuitable manuscript for publication in this journal, a statement explaining the basis for the decision will be sent to the authors after the submission date. To ensure anonymity, any identifying information of the author(s) such as name, contact details and acknowledgements should be excluded from the main text. The final decision is made by the editorial board based on the review results.


This journal utilizes the LOCKSS systems to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration.

Open Access Policy

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

Its free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. This is in accordance with Budapest Open Access Initiative.

Budapest Open Access


Authors should submit only original work that is not plagiarized and not has been published or being considered elsewhere. Turnitin or other software will be used by the editorial team to check for similarities of submitted manuscripts with existing literature. The maximum allowed similarity index is 20%.


Journal History

(Jurnal Tata Kota dan Daerah) TAKODA was first published in 2009 as a printed journal. In 2012 TAKODA published its first online journal. Since 2012, TAKODA has consistently published two issues in each volume and has five articles in each issue. 

Starting from Volume 14 Issue 2, TAKODA has a new policy related to the number of articles in each issue and the article's format. Each issue has ten articles with a new format to accommodate manuscripts in English.