At the RSA, we are pleased to be able to publish research and papers in our journals across a broad spectrum of regional issues.  Our journals continue to make an impact across the disciplines and as such, we are extremely pleased to announce the latest impact factors for our journals. We would like to thank all of you for continuing to submit and publish your best work in our journals (and encourage you to look at our current calls for papers if you have not done so already).

 

Regional Studies   Regional Studies 

Regional Studies is our leading international journal covering theoretical developments, empirical analysis and policy debates across the interdisciplinary fields of regional studies. The distinctive purpose of RS is to systematically connect the insights from different disciplines to help in the understanding of how and why regions and cities evolve, and in publishing original research which spans the economic, social, political and environmental dimensions of urban and regional (subnational) change, RS helps distil how economic and political processes and outcomes are contingent upon regional and local circumstances.

2017 Impact Factor 3.147 (an increase from 2.780)

Rankings:

  • Economics 36/355
  • Environmental Studies 26/108
  • Geography 13/64

Indexed in Clarivate Analytics' Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI)
Indexed by Scopus 

For more details on the journal go to http://rsa.tandfonline.com/toc/cres20/current

Current calls for papers:

 

 

Spatial Economic Analysis   Spatial Economic Analysis 

Spatial Economic Analysis is our pioneering economics journal dedicated to the development of theory and methods in spatial economics.  As spatial perspectives and spatial econometrics become increasingly recognised as a valuable sub-discipline among mainstream econometricians, the emergence of ‘geographical economics’ has stimulated new theoretical tools, analytical methods, models and techniques of spatial data analysis and data visualisation. SEA welcomes the development, testing and application of theories of ‘new economic geography’ and policy-oriented papers within the broad sphere of spatial economics.

2017 Impact Factor 1.231

Ranking:

  • Economics 161/355  

Indexed in Clarivate Analytics' Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI)
Indexed by Scopus 

For more details on the journal go to https://rsa.tandfonline.com/toc/rsea20/current

Current call for papers

 

 

Territory, Politics, Governance

 

 

 

 

   Territory, Politics, Governance 

Territory, Politics, Governance is our interdisciplinary journal committed to the development of theory and research in territorial politics and governance of space. This journal creates a platform on which to explore interfaces between territory, economy, identity and the organisation of political space. It confronts topical and emerging issues of world economic and political concern and encourages contributions that promote communication across spatial and disciplinary borders.

2017 Impact Factor 2.023

Rankings:

  • Geography 32/84
  • Political Science 44/169

Indexed in Clarivate Analytics' Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI)
Indexed by Scopus 

For more details on the journal go to  https://rsa.tandfonline.com/toc/rtep20/current

Current call for papers 

 

 

Regional Studies, Regional Science

 

 

 

 

   Regional Studies, Regional Science 

Regional Studies, Regional Science is our interdisciplinary open access journal which examines regional issues across the broad interdisciplinary fields of economics, geography, planning and political science. The journal welcomes research articles and shorter policy briefings, with the new ‘regional graphics’ section reflecting the growing importance of data visualisation. We offer potential authors the opportunity to reach as wide an audience as possible through this open access publishing route.

Listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals 
Rated ‘A’ in the Australian Business Deans Council Journal Quality List 
Indexed by Scopus 
Indexed in Clarivate Analytics' Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)

For more details on the journal go to https://rsa.tandfonline.com/toc/rsrs20/current

Current calls for papers

 

 

Area Development and Policy

 

 

 

 

   Area Development and Policy 

Area Development and Policy is our relatively new journal that engages the development of the global South/Greater BRICS and transformation of the modern world. It examines relationships between economic and political organisations, governance, ways of life and work, as shaped by the inter-relationships between regions, cities and rural areas. ADP recognises that research and theory can be contextually based using different national and regional configurations, values and experience, and not always confined to those of Northwest Europe and North America. ADP aims to expand common ground while accepting the differences, to improve and increase mutual communication, cooperation and shared learning across different economic, political, cultural and geographical contexts.

This is now listed in the Emerging Sources Citation Index – a great achievement so early in a journal’s publication lifetime in the Social Sciences – just two years after first publication. This reflects the high-quality, peer-reviewed publications of regional importance emerging from ADP.  It will be indexed from 3(1) 2018 and will provide greater discoverability (which will lead to more measurable citations). 

For more details on the journal go to https://rsa.tandfonline.com/toc/rard20/current

Current call for papers