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

Ongoing Calls



Posted on 10 February 2023

Review of Regional Research: Call for Papers – Special Issue on Sustainable and inclusive development in left-behind places

The special issue addresses both the challenges and opportunities for more sustainable and inclusive forms of development in left-behind places, as well as the innovation and transformation strategies and policies that could promote these forms of economic development. Relevant issues include, inter alia, the following ones:

  • Comparative research of green and inclusive regional development in Europe, the United States, and beyond (including the Global South),
  • Green regional development and patterns of social exclusion and inclusion,
  • Processes of green regional development and their tensions and contestation,
  • Multi-scalar policy impacts on sustainable and inclusive regional development,
  • Place-based policy approaches for green and inclusive regional development in left-behind places.

If you are interested in submitting a manuscript for the special issue, please send a 250-word abstract to Maximilian Benner ( Deadline for abstract submission is 30 April 2023.

Submitters will be informed about the decision until May 31st, 2023. Full manuscripts should be submitted until September 30th, 2023 through the journal submission system All submissions will go through a blind peer-review process.

Guest editors:
Maximilian Benner, University of Vienna
Robert Hassink, Kiel University
Michaela Trippl, University of Vienna

Submission deadline: 30 April 2023


Posted on 30 January 2023

RSPP: Call for papers – Special issue on Climate Economics

Climate change is without a doubt one of the biggest challenges of our time. It can harm the entire ecosystem, worsening the living conditions of humans and many animal species. It can increase the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events, like hurricanes, floods, and drought, causing several socioeconomic impacts. It is a global event, but their impact and mitigation and adaptation actions are regional. Climate economics has a crucial role here. It can link the scientific base of climate change to the policy by estimating the socioeconomic impact of different climatic scenarios, identifying local and regional vulnerabilities, and evaluating mitigation and adaptation policies.

This call aims to mobilize publications on climate and regional development strategies and possible policy responses to climate change. We kindly invite contributions on topics related (but not limited) to:

  • The cost of action and/or inaction to face climate change
  • Local and regional impacts of extreme weather events
  • Effects of climate change on migration and labor market
  • Vulnerability assessment
  • Policy evaluation
  • New tools and methods for climate economics analysis

Guest Editors
Karina Sass (

Invitation for submission
Organiser welcomes original, unpublished papers that address the above questions, or any other research questions not mentioned, as they relate to regional and climate economics. We look forward to papers from all parts of the world.

Please note that the deadline for submitting papers to for the RSPP Special Issue on Climate Economics is 15 November 2023, the foreseen publication of accepted papers in 2024. Please contact if you need more information.

Submission deadline: 15 November 2023


Posted on 23 September 2022

RSPP: Call for papers – Special Issue on Climate Change, Carbon Neutrality: The Role of Spatial Economics

This special issue seeks to advance our understanding of the spatial dimensions of climate change, carbon emission and the underlying mechanisms of spatial interactions.
The submission of research articles with any of the following characteristics (but not limited to): 

  • Climate change, carbon emissions, carbon-neutral policies and their impacts on the regional development/disparities
  • Heterogeneity in carbon emission across space
  • Household/firm/industry location and greenhouse gases emission
  • Compact cities and energy consumption
  • Sprawled development, energy consumption and carbon emission
  • Trade, transportation and carbon emission
  • Urban planning and energy efficiency
  • Spatial model of carbon behavior
  • Climate change, urban forms and environmental performance

Guest Editors:

Yong Chen– Department of Applied Economics, Oregon State University, E-mail:
Jian Wang – SILC Business School, Shanghai University, E-mail:
Xiwei Zhu – School of Economics, Zhejiang University, E-mail:

Submission deadline: 31 May 2023