Regional Studies

Regional Studies is a leading international journal in theoretical development, empirical analysis and policy debate in the multi- and inter-disciplinary field of regional studies. The journal invites established and upcoming scholars to submit agenda-setting work focusing on economic, environmental, political,and social change aspects of regional (subnational) development and policy-making. Regional Studies is a central forum for debating the most recent results from research on regional development and policy-making from an interdisciplinary perspective.

Spatial Economic Analysis

Spatial Economic Analysis is a pioneering economics journal dedicated to the development of theory and methods in spatial economics, published by two of the world’s leading learned societies in the analysis of spatial economics, the Regional Studies Association and the British and Irish Section of the Regional Science Association International.

Territory, Politics, Governance

Territory, Politics, Governance is an interdisciplinary journal from the Regional Studies Association. It is committed to the development of theory and research in territorial politics and the governance of space. This journal creates a platform on which to explore the interface between territory, politics, economy, identity and the organisation of political space. It confronts topical and emergent issues of world economic and political concern.

Regional Studies, Regional Science

Regional Studies, Regional Science is an interdisciplinary open access journal from the Regional Studies Association. The journal welcomes submissions on regional issues in economics, geography, planning, political science, and related fields. With streamlined peer-review the journal accommodates research articles, shorter policy briefings and a new ‘regional graphics’ section, reflecting the growing importance of data visualisation in our field. Adhering to our longstanding publishing hallmarks of quality, methodological rigour and clear communication, we offer potential authors the opportunity to reach as wide an audience as possible through this open access publishing route. An article publishing charge (APC) applies for accepted papers in this journal.

Area Development and Policy

Area Development and Policy is a new journal that engages with the transformation of the modern world as a result of development of the global South/Greater BRICS. In three issues per year, the journal publishes original academic research examining the multi-scalar and geographically differentiated relationships between economic and political organization/governance, ways of life and work and their context, as they shape regions, cities, rural areas and their inter-relationships.

Other Publications


As part of the membership benefits, the Association also offers access to the following 19 e-journals.

Online access is not available to University libraries. For more information on access to these publications, visit our membership page.


Regions e-Zine

Regions has been remodelled from a members only printed magazine to a fully online and open access digital format and is now named Regions e-Zine. By combining the best of the old with the excitement of the new, the editorial team strives to ensure the Regions e-Zine becomes 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 publishes three issues a year. If you are interested in submitting something then contact RSA office at and we, together with the editors, will work closely with you to help your article appear in a way most interesting to a wider readership. 


Regions and Cities Book Series

The Regions and Cities Book Series is published by Routledge in association with the Regional Studies Association. The Book Series Editor-in-Chief is Joan Fitzgerald (Northeastern University, USA).

Find out, why publish in the Regions and Cities book series here. If you wish to send a book proposal, please follow the publisher’s guidelines.

Did you know? There is a 30% discount available to RSA members on books in the Regions and Cities series, and other subject related Taylor and Francis books and e-books including Routledge titles. To order just e-mail Emilia Falcone, and declare your RSA membership.

Regional Studies Policy Impact Books

The Regional Studies Association Policy Impact Books form a series of punchy, policy-facing books addressing issues of contemporary concern. There is a consistent focus on the impact of policy research both in terms of its reach to policy, academic and practitioner communities, and also in its significance, to show how evidence can inform policy change within regional and urban studies.

We are delighted to introduce the first in the series, Towards Cohesion Policy 4.0, written by John Bachtler, Joaquim Oliveira Martins, Peter Wostner and Piotr Zuber, which is available for all our members.