Regional Studies: Regional Studies Association Call for Special Issue Proposals

Regional Studies

The Regional Studies editorial team welcomes proposals for special issues that contribute to the development of theories and concepts, empirical analysis and policy debate in the broad field of regional studies. The journal publishes original research spanning the economic, social, political and environmental dimensions of urban and regional (subnational) development and change. Proposals should bring together high-quality individual contributions to provide a range of perspectives, insights and evidence on a topical issue. Collections should recognise and respect the interdisciplinary and international readership of Regional Studies and offer original contributions to the field.

All relevant ideas are welcomed, though potential topics might include: the implications of stalled globalisation for cities and regions, the financial crisis and regional development, innovation and regional green transitions, the new urban agenda and the SDGs, mobility, migration and regional development, the uneven impacts of austerity, European (dis)integration and regions.

Potential guest editors are encouraged to refer to special issues published recently in the journal and to the journal’s aims and scope. Guest Editors will be expected to work with the journal to oversee the rigorous peer review of individual contributions via the submissions database, and to write a short introductory editorial before publication. Proposals should be made by returning the special issue information sheet.

If you would like to discuss ideas and the development of a proposal, please contact the Special Issues Editor, Arnoud Lagendijk (

Submission Instructions

Please fill in the Special Issue information sheet and email it to the Executive Editor, Dr. Madeleine Hatfield (

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