UpLanD (Journal of Urban Planning, Landscape and Environmental Design) is an open access journal in my discipline. That journal’s country of the publisher is Italy and the organization is MASTER PRO Ingegneri Associati.
According to their own description from their website, their aims are:
“disseminate meaningful, responsible, accurate and independent contributions in the field of urban planning, landscape, and environmental design, which are supported by research and original experiments carried out both in scientific environments and practice;
provide an international comparison tool for research work being done on the subject of the sustainable governance of the built environment, in view of the advancement of knowledge, methods, and tools in comparison with the global scientific community;
promote the dissemination of research and experimentation, whose results and effects are of interest due to their social, economic, environmental, cultural and ecological impact;
promote the recognition of scientific contributions according to the criteria for the evaluation of research in the academic field, as defined internationally;
offer young researchers a user-friendly environment for the promotion and dissemination of products in the international scientific community and for the relevant measurement of their impact;
promote the sustainable governance of the territory as a central and essential strategy for the growth of the collective well-being;
promote encounters/comparisons among scientific researchers, the profession, producers and decision makers.”
Its scope is broad and interdisciplinary from urban planning to landscape design. Despite it is an open access journal, publications are peer-reviewed (double-blind process) and indexed.
Journal’s open access policy is explained on its website as: “UPLanD 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.” The website also mentioned the license “Creative Commons Attribution Licence 4.0” to protect authors’ and journal’s rights and copyrights as well.