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Regional Studies
Regional Studies
Journal Title: Regional Studies
ISSN: 0034-3404
ISSN Online: 1360-0591
Publication Frequency: 12 issues per year
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2014 Impact Factor: 2.068
Ranking: 23/100 (Environmental Studies) 12/76 (Geography) 41/333 (Economics)

2014 5-Year Impact Factor: 2.372
Ranking: 27/100 (Environmental Studies) 16/76 (Geography) 59/332 (Economics)

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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 (subnational) 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.

Urban and Regional Horizons is a periodic section dedicated to agenda-setting work that stimulates new thinking and novel approaches to addressing the big intellectual questions, issues and challenges in regional studies.

Policy Debates is a periodic section that provides a forum for analysis and debate about important policy issues of international relevance in urban and regional development.

Special Issues draw together contributions around key themes in regional studies from established and emerging researchers in the field.

Book Reviews provide analysis and comment on key recent publications in regional studies.

Peer Review Statement
All research articles in this journal have undergone rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and anonymized refereeing by at least two referees.

Subjects Covered & Scope: Built Environment; Development Studies; Economic Geography; Economics; Economics, Finance, Business & Industry; Geography; Governance; Government; Human Geography; International Relations; Labour Economics; Planning; Planning - Human Geography; Politics & International Relations; Public Administration & Management; Public Policy; Regional Development; Regional Geography - Human Geography; Regionalism; Spatial and Regional Planning; Supplementary material; Urban Economics; Urban Policy; Urban Politics; Urban Studies; Urban Studies
Editor Board:
Editor in Chief
Professor Ivan Turok - Deputy Executive Director, Economic Performance and Development Unit, Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa; Honorary Professor, Universities of Cape Town and Glasgow

Deputy Editor in Chief
Professor Gillian Bristow - Professor of Economic Geography, Cardiff School of Planning and Geography, Cardiff University, UK 

Professor David Bailey - Professor of Industrial Strategy, Economics & Strategy Group, Aston University, UK
Dr Jun Du - Reader in Economics, Economics & Strategy Group, Aston Business School, Aston University, UK
Professor Michael Fritsch - Professor of Economics, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany
Professor Arnoud Lagendijk - Professor of Economic Geography, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Professor Tomasz Mickiewicz - Economics & Strategy Group, Aston University, Birmingham, UK; ESRC Enterprise Research Centre
Professor Stefano Usai - Director, Centre for North South Economic Research (CRENoS), University of Cagliari, Italy
Associate Professor Ugo Fratesi - Associate Professor of Regional Economics, Department of Architecture, Built Environment and Construction Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy

Early Career Editor
Ernest Miguelez -  Junior Researcher, CNRS, GREThA-University of Bordeaux, France
Urban and Regional Horizons Editor 
Dr John Harrison      -      Senior Lecturer in Human Geography,      Department of Geography, Loughborough University, UK

Book Review Editor
Associate Professor Ugo Fratesi - Associate Professor of Regional Economics, Department of Architecture, Built Environment and Construction Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy

Policy Debates Editor
Fiona Wishlade - Director, European Policies Research Centre, University of Strathclyde, Scotland

Executive Editor 
Dr Madeleine Hatfield - Yellowback, London, UK

Editorial Office
Mrs Lizi Dawes - Taylor & Francis, Abingdon, UK; PA Editorial, VEO, UK

Copy Editor 
Dr Cristiano Ratti - Gidea Park, Essex, UK

Professor David B.Audretsch - Institute for Development Strategies, Indiana University, USA
Professor Susan Christopherson - Department of City and Regional Planning, Cornell University, USA
Professor Gordon Clark - School of Geography, University of Oxford, UK
Professor Robert Dixon - Department of Economics, University of Melbourne, Australia
Professor Richard L. Florida - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA
Professor Gioacchino Garofol - Dipartimento di Economia Politica e Metodi Quantitativi, Universita degli Studi di Pavia, Italy
Professor Ian Gordon - Department of Geography and Environment, London School of Economics, UK
Professor Gernot Grabher - Urban and Regional Economic Studies, HCU Hamburg, Germany
Ms Anne Green - Institute for Employment Research, University of Warwick, UK
Dr Ronald Hall - DG for Regional Policy, European Commission, Belgium
Professor Michael Keating - Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, UK
Professor Patrick Le Gales - Centre d’Etude de la Vie Politique Franççaise (CEVIPOF), Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques, Paris, France
Professor E. J. Malecki - Department of Geography, Ohio State University, USA
Professor Philip McCann - University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Professor Peter Nijkamp - Department of Regional Economics, Vrije University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Professor Sam Ock Park - Department of Geography, Seoul National University, Korea
Professor Jamie Peck - Department of Geography, University of British Columbia, Canada
Professor Allen Scott - School of Public Policy and Social Research, University of California at Los Angeles, USA
Professor Frank Stilwell - Faculty of Economics, University of Sydney, Australia
Professor Kim Swales - Department of Economics, University of Strathclyde, UK
Dr Michaela Trippl - CIRCLE, Lund University, Sweden
Professor Bart Verspagen - Department of Technology Management, Eindhoven University of Technology,The Netherlands
Professor Roger Vickerman - Department of Economics, University of Kent at Canterbury, UK
Professor Neil Wrigley - Department of Geography, University of Southampton, UK

Abtracting & Indexing:

Regional Studies is indexed in Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals; British Humanities Index; CAB Abstracts; CREJ Contents of Recent Economics Journals; Contents Pages in Management; Current Contents; Social & Behavioural Sciences; Economic Literature Index; Geographical Abstracts Human Geography; International Bibliography of Book Reviews; International Labor Documentation; Journal of Economic Literature; Journal of Planning Literature; LLBA (Linguistic and Language Behaviour Abstracts); PAIS; Periodica Islamica; Policy & Politics; Population Index; Sage Urban Studies Abstracts; Social Policy; Planning and Development Abstracts; Social Science Citation Index; Social SCI-SEARCH; Sociological Abstracts; Survey of Regional Literature; World Agricultural Economics & Rural Sociology Abstracts; World Banking Abstracts; Yearly Index of Economic Articles.

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