Regional Studies– Call for Policy Debates Editor 

Regional Studies is a leading international journal covering the development of theories and concepts, empirical analysis and policy debate in the field of regional studies. The journal publishes original research spanning the economic, social, political and environmental dimensions of urban and regional (sub-national) change. The distinctive purpose of Regional Studies is to connect insights across intellectual disciplines in a systematic and grounded way to understand how and why regions and cities evolve. It publishes research that distils how economic and political processes and outcomes are contingent upon regional and local circumstances. The journal is a pluralist forum, which showcases diverse perspectives and analytical techniques.

The Policy Debates Editor will also be called on to support the existing team of Editors, led by Editor-in-Chief Ivan Turok (HSRC, South Africa), in occasionally managing the peer review of general submissions in their area of expertise, enhancing the journal’s reputation as a world-leading publication in the field of regional studies, and ensuring that it is in a position to attract the best authors and papers for its readership. 

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Spatial Economic Analysis– Call for two Co-Editors

Spatial Economic Analysis is a pioneering economics journal dedicated to the development of theory and methods in spatial economics, published quarterly by two of the world's leading learned societies in the analysis of spatial economics, the Regional Studies Association and the British and Irish Section of the Regional Science Association International. 

The journal takes regional economics as its focus, is targeted at international audiences and has achieved an SSCI listing with an impact factor of 0.818 (2015). It is a leading outlet for high-quality research from international contributors in the field of regional economic analysis.

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Two long-standing Co-Editors (who support the Editor in Chief) have come to the end of their terms, and replacement Co-Editors are sought for five-year editorial terms.

Co-Editors of Spatial Economic Analysis are expected to:

  • Support the peer review process by selecting referees on appropriate manuscripts (assigned to them by the Editor in Chief) and making recommendations to the Editor in Chief based on referee reports. The peer review process is double blind on all submitted manuscripts.
  • Use Manuscript Central, Scholar One’s web-based online manuscript tracking system, to assist in the editorial process.
  • Comment on and contribute to the editorials, which are written by the Editor in Chief for publication in each general issue (not for special issues).
  • Continue the development of the journal and in particular to encourage submissions and special issues from leading writers in the field.

Colleagues are especially sought with expertise in spatial economics and/or urban economics in general, and in advanced empirical research in particular.

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Regional Studies, Regional Science – Early Career Mentored Section Editor

The Regional Studies Association works with its international membership to facilitate the highest standards of theoretical development, empirical analysis and policy debate of issues at this sub-national scale, incorporating both the urban and rural and different conceptions of space such as city-regions and interstitial spaces. We are, for example, interested in issues of economic development and growth, conceptions of territory and its governance and in problems of equity and injustice.

Regional Studies, Regional Science is an interdisciplinary open access journal which is listed in Scopus and ranked as an A journal within the ABDC (Australian Business Deans Council) Master Journal Index.

The journal welcomes submissions on regional issues in economics, geography, planning, political science, and related fields. With streamlined peer-review the journal accommodates research articles, shorter policy briefings and a ‘regional graphics’ section, reflecting the growing importance of data visualisation in our field. Adhering to our longstanding publishing hallmarks of quality, methodological rigour and clear communication, we offer potential authors the opportunity to reach as wide an audience as possible through this open access publishing route.

Regional Studies, Regional Science has an Early Career mentored section publishing short papers from early career researchers (these are researchers within 5 years of the date of their PhD certificate or equivalent). The papers are selected on the basis of high-quality proposals and follow a unique process of mentored review allowing papers to be quickly developed to the high standard required of a leading academic journal. The early career section editors collectively oversee abstract selection and individually mentor authors, publishing around 15 papers per year.

The candidate needs to be mid-career and is expected to take over responsibility for managing the abstract selection process as soon as possible from the point of appointment. The candidate will where possible attend two team meetings per year around the RSA conference and in the September-October period (basic expenses are met). The duration of the appointment is for three years in the first instance, and the total time commitment is c. 2-3 hrs per week.

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