Our innovative open access journal, Regional Studies, Regional Science (RSRS), has a section specifically devoted to Early Career Papers which focuses on publishing short articles from students and early career researchers to make their research accessible to a wider audience.
The Early Career Papers Editors are Rhiannon Pugh, (Centre for Innovation Research, Lund University, Sweden) Danny Prabowo Soetanto (Lancaster University, UK), Chandrima Mukhopadhyay, (India) and Jesús Peiró-Palomino, (University of Valencia, Spain).
The editors seek papers from PhD students and Early Career researchers for the mentored Early Career Section. They write:
The mentored Early Career Section invites short articles that are 5000 words long and uses empirical data for research that has a strong regional dimension. One of the section editors will closely work with the early career academics to improve their articles into a publishable piece while guiding them through the double blind peer review process. Since we are interested in publishing early career work and supporting EC authors, we would ask you to re-submit in the next round if the work is under-developed but we see promise in it. We are also keen to receive submissions from the Global South.
It is a great opportunity for early careers to be published in a high-impact open access journal with wide readership at an early stage of their career, while the OA fee is covered by the journal for RSA members.
Please send us your extended abstract by 30th September 2023.