ISSN 1843-8520

Instructions for Authors


Call for Papers. The editors invite submissions of original papers containing theoretical, methodological and empirical studies that address development and planning problems of urban, regional and related fields. RJRS targets an audience within and beyond the academic world, pursues an interdisciplinary approach and encourages international collaboration between regional scientists.

RJRS especially values original works covering – but not being limited to – the following main topics:

  • regional economic analysis and modelling;
  • size and spatial distribution of regional economic activity;
  • regional growth and change, territorial development, environmental issues;
  • land use patterns, household analysis, real estate markets, spatial production analysis, regional labour markets, transportation analysis, etc.;
  • general equilibrium and welfare economic analysis, econometric input-output models, spatial modelling and other models; GIS, etc.
  • regional government analysis; finance in urban and rural economies;
  • regional development policy and planning, urban and local strategies and programmes, etc.

The article (6,000-10,000 words) must be original and cannot be sent to other journals at the same time. The author assumes all responsibility for the ideas expressed in the article.

Guidelines. The authors may find the template for our journal by clicking here

The article must be submitted at rjrs_romania@yahoo.com.

Publishing schedule. The journal has two issues per year (Summer, published in June and Winter, published in December). The submission flow is continuous. Authors will normally receive a first decision on their manuscript within six months from submission date.

Peer review process. The submitted articles are subject to a double-blind peer review process, to ensure that high quality standards are met and they bring about a significant contribution to the topic addressed. After the preliminary editorial screening, aiming to check whether the article matches the journal profile and the anti-plagiarism scan result is successful, the manuscript is sent to reviewers – mainly members of the International Advisory Board. If the reviewing result is negative, the article will be rejected. If the publication is recommended, the author(s) will be first requested to respond the clarifications, suggestions, etc., if necessary. After revisions are accepted by the reviewers, the manuscript will undergo the final phase – English proofreading – before being published. After the article is published, it is forbidden to publish the same research in other journals.

Author fees.  There is no publication fee/processing fee. RJRS does not pay royalties. Subscription fees or pay-per-view fees are not required.

Open access.  In order to support dissemination, Romanian Journal of Regional Science offers open online access, without any charge, to all its issues and articles in accordance with the Creative Commons License CC BY-NC-ND, whichallows reusers to distribute, remix, adapt, and build upon the material in any medium or format for non-commercial purposes only, and only so long as attribution is given to the creator”. No derivatives or adaptations of the papers are permitted.

Copyright and Licensing.  Copyright of an article published in RJRS belongs to its author(s). As mentioned above, they are allowed to publish under Creative Commons License CC BY-NC-ND.The ideas expressed in the article represent the views of the author(s) only, not the view of the RJRS editors or of the members of the International Advisory Board. The authors guarantee that the paper is original, has not been previously published or is under reviewing at other journals. The authors grant RJRS the right to publish the article and to be acknowledged as the original publisher.