We are very pleased to announce a new journal adding to the list of high quality journals of the RSA.

Area Development and Policy (ADP) aims to be a world-class journal publishing original academic research examining the multi-scalar and geographically differentiated relationships between economic and political organization, ways of life and work and their context, as they shape regions, cities, rural areas and their inter-relationships.

Geographically it concentrates on issues relating to the Greater BRICS, and aims to publish research emerging from these countries as well from the developed world. ADP recognizes that the economic, political, cultural and geographical context plays a fundamental role in shaping development. ADP therefore recognizes that research should examine the role of diverse national and regional institutional configurations and value systems, and that theories should derive from the experiences and values of these countries and regions and not necessarily from the possibly exceptional experiences of Northwest Europe and North America. ADP aims to expand common ground while accepting differences, improve mutual communication and increase cooperation and shared learning.

All submitted research is refereed, evaluated by a distinguished board of Editors and Editorial Advisors and accepted for publication only if it meets high scholarly standards of originality, significance and rigour in advancing understanding of area development and policy.

We invite authors to submit original research articles (not exceeding 8,000 words), shorter review articles (of up to 6,000 words), and research notes (not exceeding 4,000 words) dealing with themes relating to the mission of the journal. For more details, please go to http://explore.tandfonline.com/cfp/pgas/area-development-and-policy


Area Development and Policy (ADP) Launch

ADP will be launched at the forthcoming conference Harmonious Development, Common Prosperity and the Transformation of Cities and Regions, 25th – 27th November 2015, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China. For more details on this conference, please go to www.regionalstudies.org/conferences/conference/rsa-china-2015


How to receive Area Development and Policy (ADP)

As with the other RSA journals, ADP will be part of the RSA membership benefits. For more details on RSA membership, please go to www.regionalstudies.org/membership/page/individual-membership