BIC Subject Categories and Qualifiers

This is BIC’s Subject Categories and Qualifiers Scheme, version 2.1 released November 2010, the standard classification scheme for the UK book trade and some other English language markets, available from www.bic.org.uk.

Note that BIC has announced that there will be no further development of the BIC scheme, and that Thema is its preferred subject scheme for current and future use. Browse the latest version of the Thema international, multilingual subject category scheme here.

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Code Description
R Earth sciences, geography, environment, planning
Do not use “R” on individual books; select appropriate code(s) from Section R below
RP Regional and area planning
RPC Urban and municipal planning
Class here: city and town planning. See also: AMVD “City and town planning – architectural aspects”
RPG Rural planning
RPT Transport planning and policy


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