REGIONAL STUDIES – Call for Expressions of Interest for a Social Media and Papers Editor

July 2018

The Regional Studies Association (RSA) seeks to appoint a Social Media and Papers Editor for Regional Studies.

Regional Studies has a significant circulation footprint and far-reaching impact. It is distributed and promoted with its RSA sister journals, Territory, Politics, Governance; Spatial Economic Analysis, the gold open access journal, Regional Studies, Regional Science and the newly launched Area Development and Policy.

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.

Essential criteria for papers to be accepted for Regional Studies are that they make a substantive contribution to scholarly debates, are sub-national in focus, conceptually well informed, empirically grounded and methodologically sound. Submissions are also expected to engage with wider debates that advance the field of regional studies and are of interest to readers of the journal.

This is a new role to develop the journal’s social media activity, but the appointee will also be expected to undertake some paper editing depending upon time commitments to the former role. The Social Media and Papers Editor will manage the journal’s social media accounts and strategy to best disseminate journal content and engage with readers and followers about the journal, trends in the field and publishing tips and queries. The Editor will also be expected to oversee the peer review of a limited number of submissions to the journal to allow them to engage in day-to-day editorial processes.

The successful candidate will be expected to join the RSA as a member throughout their term. Current non-members may apply.

Closing Date: 5pm (UK time) Friday, Sunday 30th September 2018

Please click here for more information and further details on how to apply or email office@regionalstudies.org.