Recruiting for Co-Editor(s)

Spatial Economic Analysis

12 October 2023

About the role

The Regional Studies Association and Regional Science Association International – British and Irish Section seek to appoint one or more Co-Editors to the journal Spatial Economic Analysis.

Co-Editors of Spatial Economic Analysis are expected to:

  • Support the peer review process by selecting referees on appropriate manuscripts (assigned to them by the Editor in Chief) and making recommendations to the Editor-in-Chief based on referee reports. The peer review process is double blind on all submitted manuscripts.
  • Use ScholarOne Manuscripts, the online submissions tracking system, to assist in the editorial process.
  • Comment on and contribute to the editorials, which are written by the Editor in Chief for publication in each general issue (not for special issues).
  • Continue the development of the journal and in particular to encourage submissions and special issues from leading writers in the field.

Under the current arrangements, the RSA covers the cost of the employment of an Editorial Assistant. The publisher handles production. It also markets the journal to the RSA membership, the RSAI BIS membership and to the journal subscriber base.

About the journal

Cover image - Spatial Economic Analysis

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

The journal takes spatial economics, regional science and economic geography as its focus, is targeted at international audiences and has achieved an SSCI listing with an impact factor of 2.3 (2022). It is a leading outlet for high quality research from international contributors in the field of spatial economic analysis.

Citation Metrics

  • 2.3 (2022) Impact Factor
  • Q2 Impact Factor Best Quartile
  • 2.2 (2022) 5 year IF
  • 4.9 (2022) CiteScore (Scopus)
  • Q1 CiteScore Best Quartile
  • 1.343 (2022) SNIP
  • 0.626 (2022) SJR

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Application Instructions

In making expressions of interest candidates are invited to submit:

  1. A brief editorial manifesto outlining their intentions for the safeguarding and further development of the academic excellence, relevance and scope of Spatial Economic Analysis;
  2. An indication of host institution support; and
  3. A full CV – these may be in summary form but should give enough information to demonstrate the main relevant expertise possessed by the candidate and their embeddedness in the field, e.g., information about networks, conferences attended, relevant publications, professional memberships, etc.

The selection of the new Co-Editor(s) will be jointly made by the RSA and RSAI BIS in the light of recommendations from the RSA’s Journals Committee on which RSAI BIS representatives sit for decisions on Spatial Economic Analysis.

The post is for commencement as soon as possible after the decision has been made. The appointed Co-Editor(s) will be expected to complete a term of between 3-5 years.

The successful candidate(s) may wish to join one or both Associations as a member. Non-members may apply. Further details are available from the RSA Office or from the RSA website and the RSAI BIS website.

Interested applicants with questions about the journal are invited to contact:

Sally Hardy, Chief Executive, Regional Studies Association – [email protected]

Ugo Fratesi, Editor in Chief – [email protected]


The journal is committed to ensuring diversity, equity and inclusion within its editorial team and decision making processes. All applications will be treated as strictly confidential, and each will be judged on its merits without bias for seniority of institutional affiliation. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, or religious creed, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, military or protected veteran status, citizenship, or other protected characteristics.