We are happy to announce the winners for the Best Paper from each of our journals for issues published in 2021. These awards were selected by the editors of each journal. We would like to congratulate all our winners and look forward to celebrating their awards at our Virtual Awards Ceremony.
We would also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has published with us, along with all our referees and our journal editors. Our journals would not exist without author submissions, editors and referees. It is the hard work by many that ensures our publications continue to be global leaders in regional studies.
Best Paper Regional Studies
Getting the territory right: Infrastructure-led development and the re-emergence of spatial planning strategies – Seth Schindler, University of Manchester, UK; J. Miguel Kanai, University of Sheffield, UK
Best Paper Regional Studies – Urban and Regional Horizons
Change agency and reproductive agency in the course of industrial path evolution – Nora G. Bækkelund, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, UK
Best Paper Regional Studies – Policy Debates
Brexit disruption and transborder leadership in Europe – John Gibney, University of Birmingham, UK; Joyce Liddle and John Shutt, Northumbria University, UK
Best Paper Spatial Economic Analysis
Principal Component analysis for geographical data: the role of spatial effects in the definition of composite indicators – Alfredo Cartone and Paolo Postiglione, G. d’Annunzio’ University of Chieti-Pescara, Italy
Best Paper Territory, Politics, Governance
The world is more than a stage: foreign policy, development and spatial performativity in Ethiopia – Derick Becker, Nottingham University, Malaysia Campus, Malaysia; John H. S. Aberg, Malmö University, Sweden
Best Paper Regional Studies, Regional Science
Regional state innovation in peripheral regions: enabling Lapland’s green policies – Diana Morales, Karlstad University, Sweden Laura Sariego-Kluge, University of Costa Rica, Costa Rica