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. Romanian Journal of Regional Science (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.
The journal has two issues per year (Summer, published in June and Winter, published in December). The submission flow is continuous. Authors will typically 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 review result is negative, the article will be rejected. If the publication is recommended, the author(s) will be first requested to respond to the clarifications, suggestions, etc., if necessary. If the reviewers accept the revisions, the manuscript will undergo the final phase – English proofreading – before being published.
There is no publication fee/processing fee. RJRS does not pay royalties. Subscription fees or pay-per-view fees are not required.
In order to support dissemination, open online access is offered, without any charge, to all its issues and articles under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
Copyright and Licensing
Copyright of the articles published in the RJRS belongs to the author(s). The authors grant the publisher the right to publish the article and to be recognised as the original publisher. 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 review at other journals. The articles are available under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)