The coronavirus crisis presents significant challenges, of which the most pressing is health and wellbeing. During the period of the crisis it is likely that people who contribute to the workings of the Regional Studies Association journals will need to adjust their daily lives in order to care for children, family members or to help others out. The journal teams also recognize that some may be directly impacted by the virus, and may need to adjust their daily routines accordingly. In light of this, we will be fully understanding of people's circumstances and how this may impact on their ability to review and revise manuscripts. In order to accommodate this, we will be flexible during this time. We also hope that our authors will be understanding of any delays in returning decisions on their manuscripts during this time, as editors and reviewers manage their workloads. We do, however, remain open to submissions. We look forward to continuing to see articles and issues published for our authors, readers and the wider scholarly community through this difficult time.