During these unprecedented times, we wanted to let you know about the support we have in place to help our members and the wider community in publishing their work. Many of us currently work from home and those fewer interactions with the outside world are significantly limiting the opportunities for knowledge exchange and critical debate that are so important for scientists, researchers and practitioners, perhaps now more than ever.
Our Gold open-access journal Regional Studies, Regional Science (RSRS) is free to access without membership and has a mentored section devoted to Early Career papers. This focuses on publishing short articles from students and early career researchers helping them to make their research accessible to a wider audience. Using a constructive review process, accepted authors are each supported by an Early Career papers editor who will provide supportive feedback and guidance towards publishing high-quality article. The next deadline for papers is 30th September.
RSA members also receive a discounted Reduced Article Processing Charge (APC) for publishing in RSRS.
RSA Regions and Cities Book Series
In today’s globalised, knowledge-driven and networked world, regions and cities have assumed heightened significance as the interconnected nodes of economic, social and cultural production, and as sites of new modes of economic governance and policy experimentation. This book series brings together incisive and critically engaged international and interdisciplinary research on this resurgence of regions and cities, and should be of interest to geographers, economists, sociologists, political scientists and cultural scholars, as well as to policy-makers involved in regional and urban development. If you would like to discuss a potential new book for the series, please contact either Joan Fitzgerald, Series Editor-in-Chief or Natalie Tomlinson, Routledge Commissioning Editor
Policy Impact Books
RSA members also get access to the Regional Studies Policy Impact books, an exciting series of “Expo” publications. These books are commissioned to address topical policy questions of contemporary importance to all communities engaged in regional and urban studies issues, using clear and coherent narrative to address evidence for different policy and theoretical positions.
The Regions e-Zine is our online and open access digital magazine and has become a vital tool to showcase the excellent regional-based research carried out by all members and friends of the Regional Studies Association. Regions e-Zine has three issues a year, in March, September and December, and our current call for papers for Issue 7 are for articles related to the Financialization of the Urban and Regional Domains, with a deadline of 15th September 2020.
The 8th issue, scheduled to be published in December 2020 will focus on the Housing Crisis in Urban Regions.
If you would like to contribute or discuss an article suggestions, please email the Editorial team via firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject line “Regions eZine”.
The RSA Blog
The RSA Blog has been running since 2010, providing an online platform for the RSA community to share short, engaging articles on research and the latest developments in the field. The writing style within the Blog is less academic than academic journal articles. Guidelines for writing a blog can be found here.
If you wish to discuss an idea for a Blog article, please contact the Blog Editor Joshua Barrett at RSABlog@regionalstudies.org.
RSA Professional Development Webinars
We have a selection of past Professional Development webinars focusing on publishing which are accessible to members on demand via the RSA Lounge. These include:
Publishing: How to choose the right journal for your next high impact article – Madeleine Hatfield (Yellowback, UK) – 6th May 2020
Publishing: Navigate the publishing process – what to expect – John Harrison (Loughborough University, UK) – 13th May 2020
Career Development: Promote yourself and your publication – Mark Robinson (Taylor & Francis, UK) – 18th June 2020
Making an Appeal to the Eyes – Simplicity from Complexity in Data Visualization – Alasdair Rae (The University of Sheffield, UK) – 1st July 2020
We also have a publishing focus in our forthcoming webinar on the 2nd September at 12:00pm BST.:
Writing Skills: Writing your first academic article – Marcin Dąbrowski (TU Delft, The Netherlands).
Our Professional Development webinars are free to watch live. You can register for the webinar here.
RSA Global Webinar Series
As part of our RSA Global Webinar Series being held in November, we are delighted to be able to support a session on academic writing and publishing, to be held as part of the Latin America sessions, with guidance from Miguel Atienza, Universidad Católica del Norte. To find out more and to register, head to Session on Academic Writing and Publishing (Miguel Atienza, Universidad Católica del Norte); and as part of our China sessions, there will be a webinar on Publishing in International Journals.
To keep updated on all the sessions, please visit the RSA Global Webinar Series webpage.
Taylor & Francis Author Services
Taylor & Francis Author Services is a dedicated website offering support and guidance for every step of the research publishing journey, from researching potential journals for publication, through to drafting an article and the reviewing process. Visit their website for more details.