The RSA’s open access journal Regional Studies, Regional Science is going from strength to strength with currently over 65,000 full text downloads and the most downloaded paper having received over 18,000 downloads. The journal is listed in Scopus and rated as an ‘A’ journal in the Australian Business Deans Council Journal Quality List.

RSRS welcomes submissions from authors working on regional issues in geography, economics, planning, and political science. The journal features a streamlined peer-review process and quick turnaround times from submission to acceptance.

Regional Studies, Regional Science (RSRS) allows for a range of article types including full length research articles of 8,000 words, shorter policy briefings of around 3,000 words and a ‘regional graphics’ section, which capitalises upon the growing importance of data visualisation in our field. It also offers an innovative mentored submission route for early career academics.  

Adhering to the RSA’s longstanding publishing hallmarks of quality, methodological rigour and clear communication, this journal offers potential authors the opportunity to reach a wide global readership and the ability to reach policymakers and practitioners. For more details on RSRS, please go to

To benefit from this offer, follow the links below to your organisation’s dedicated open access page where there will be more information on the details of the agreement, including any eligibility criteria