This section’s aim is to display ongoing Calls for Submission for Special Issues in Journals relevant to the Regional Science Community.

Latest update: 5 Mars 2021

Ongoing Calls

Special Issue of the Review of Regional Research on ‘The impact of history on regional development’

This special issue focuses on the impact of history on regional development. This is primarily to be understood as research into the impact of history on current local and regional development patterns.
Deadline for full papers: 30 April 2021
Expected publication: December 2022


Review of Regional Research Special Issue on The potential of small-scale spatial data

(Guest) Editors: Rolf Bergs (PRAC Bergs & Issa Partnership Co.) and Rüdiger Budde (RWI-Leibniz-Institute for Economic Research).
This special issue is intended to contribute to the required knowledge base and to provide new evidence on the advantages of small-scale spatial or grid data.
Call for papers Submission deadline: 31 March 2021
Expected publication: August 2022


Population Europe: Call for Papers on Spatial Demography & COVID-19

Editor: Stephen A. Matthews
This call at Spatial Demography is interested in papers across a broad array of topics related to this epidemic that include but would not be limited to studies on geographic and temporal variation in mortality, preparedness, access to human and infrastructural resources, enactment (and enforcement) of policies, information dissemination, human spatial behaviors, co-morbidity but also non-COVID-19 health service use and impact. The journal would welcome contributions on the use of innovative data, measurement, models, and methods.



Current Calls for Regional Science Policy & Practice (RSPP), the official policy and practitioner orientated journal of the Regional Science Association International (RSAI).

Special Issue on Territorial dimensions of green and digital transitions

The aim of this special issue is to bring together research contributions from different fields, helping to enlighten how these major changes in global systems, such as the energy, mobility, heritage, tourism, agri-food, services, and manufacturing industry, will shape the transitions at the micro and meso-levels and affect people and places, namely territorial inequalities and social exclusion phenomena.
Editors(s): Lívia Madureira, CETRAD, Carlos Peixeira Marques, CETRAD, Giuseppina Cassalia, Mediterranean University of Reggio Calabria
Call for papers submision deadline: 15 October 2021


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