Aims and Scope

Territorial Identity and Development is an international and interdisciplinary journal.

It is affiliated to the Faculty of Geography in Babeş-Bolyai University.

TID is an online journal. It has two issues per year: May (the Spring issue) and November (the Autumn issue). Each issue includes 5 research papers and 2 book reviews.

Territorial Identity and Development is open access and free of charge (providing free access to all its issues), thus supporting the international exchange of knowledge.

Open access refers to being “available freely to the public via the Internet” and the Budapest Open Access Initiative defines this as “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” (UMD Libraries, 2014).

Territorial belonging and territorial attractiveness are elements with strategic relevance for development at diverse levels: local, regional, national, and macro-regional. Therefore, territorial identity is important both for building the social capital so useful during the processes of development and territorial planning and for the cohesion policy in the European Union and in other macro-regions of the world.

Our journal hosts the results of original empirical and theoretical scientific research on territorial identity as a resource for development, as well as book reviews. It offers specialists and practitioners with diverse backgrounds (Geography, History, Sociology, Economy, Administrative Sciences, Architecture and Urban Planning, etc.) the possibility of sharing their research results and best practice experience.

Topics of interest

Territorial identity and community development (rural and urban)

Territorial identity and regional development

Territorial identity and territorial planning

Territorial identity and public policy

Research methodology for the study of territorial identity


Budapest Open Access Initiative (2002). Read the Budapest Open Access Initiative. Available from:

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Editorial office: Oana-Ramona ILOVAN, Faculty of Geography (Babeş-Bolyai University),

5-7 Clinicilor Street, 400006, Cluj-Napoca, Romania