Submissions will be evaluated for their originality, novelty and quality. Successful paper proposals will be invited to submit a full paper, with a maximum of 5,000 words, for inclusion on the Early Career Papers open access site. Using a constructive review process, accepted authors will be supported by a named corresponding editor who will produce supportive feedback to guide the author towards a high-quality article. In addition, all articles are reviewed by the entirety of the editorial team prior to publication.
Article Publishing Charges (APCs), normally payable for papers published in RSRS, will be waived for those who are accepted by this Early Career Papers mentored route to publication. All articles published in Regional Studies, Regional Science are published open access, which means that the article is freely available in perpetuity online. There is no additional subscription fee, article pay-to-view fee or any other form of access fee; and no publication embargo is applied.
Authors may also consider submitting to the journal through the normal route but in this case an APC will apply. Visit the journal’s Instructions for Authors for more details.
There are two calls for paper proposals each year with deadlines for submissions on 31 March and 30 September.