New team to head the Regional Studies Association key journal, Regional Studies
The RSA is excited to announce the new leadership team at its flagship journal Regional Studies. Jennifer Clark of the Ohio State University, USA will assume the role of Editor-in-Chief from 1 July 2023.
“It is an honor and a privilege to lead Regional Studies and I look forward to welcoming new scholars into our academic community and highlighting the research that will move regional theory, analysis, and policy forward to meet these challenges of a changing regional world”
– Jennifer Clark
Jennifer is supported by current Regional Studies Editors, John Harrison of the University of Loughborough, UK and Ben Derudder of KU Leuven, Belgium who step into leadership roles as Deputy Editors-in-Chief.
“I am delighted to be taking on this role. I look forward to continue supporting the regional studies community by ensuring Regional Studies is a platform to share the very best regional research.”
“I’m thrilled to take on the role of Deputy Editor-in-Chief. I’m excited about the prospect of collaborating with our great team of Editors to uphold Regional Studies as an agenda-setting outlet for the research community.”
The new team each warmly thanked the outgoing Editor-in-Chief, David Bailey, for his exemplary leadership and dedication to the journal over the past 10 years. Jennifer noted her particular gratitude to David Bailey for his steady leadership of the journal through the crisis of the Covid-19 pandemic.
David Bailey has provided sure-footed leadership for Regional Studies for many years and the RSA Board is pleased that he wishes to remain on the journal’s Editorial board. The Board is excited by the prospects for the journal’s future under its new leadership team.
“It’s been great fun acting as Editor-in-Chief of Regional Studies. I am delighted that Jennifer is taking over and that she will be joined by two brilliant new Deputies in Ben and John. This is very much a dream team in taking the journal forward. Regional Studies is a major collaborative effort involving the RSA, the publisher, the editorial team, authors, reviewers and readers. I’d like to say a very heartfelt thank you to everyone involved.” David Bailey
The Regional Studies Association is a learned society concerned with the analysis of regions and regional issues. Through our international membership we provide an authoritative voice of, and network for, academics, students, practitioners, policy makers. We support our members through the provision of conferences and events, grant funding and awards, global networks and publication platforms.
The RSA has a suite of 6 journals: Regional Studies; Territory, Politics, Governance; Spatial Economic Analysis; Regional Studies, Regional Science; Area Development and Policy; and Finance & Space (in production). It also publishes the Regions & Cities book series, the Regions e-Zine, the RSA blog and the Regional Studies Association Policy Impact Books, a series of punchy, policy-facing books addressing issues of contemporary concern.
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