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

Ongoing Calls

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Current Call(s) for The Scienze Regionali – The Italian Journal of Regional Science

Posted on 18 October 2022

Special Issue on “Long-Term Visions for Rural and Inner Areas”

Guest editors
Davide Piacentino, University of Palermo, and Giulia Urso, GSSI

Submission deadline: 15 December 2022

Details are available at https://www.aisre.it/notizie/open-call-long-term-visions-for-rural-and-inner-areas/

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

Posted on 18 October 2022

Special Issue on “Region’s role on recovery and resilience

Guest Editors
João Pedro Ferreira (joao.ferreira@ufl.edu), FRED (Food and Resource Economics Department), IFAS (Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences), University of Florida, Florida, USA. Luís Cruz (lmgcruz@fe.uc.pt), CeBER (Centre for Business and Economics Research), Faculty of Economics, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal.

The Editors invite submissions to the special issue of Regional Science Policy & Practice titled “Region’s role on recovery and resilience”. The Editors extend an invitation for submission to the colleagues who have participated in the 2022 EU-REAL meeting (Warsaw, Poland, September 2022) and/or the 9th SHAIO Conference (Aveiro, Portugal, September 2022).

Please note that the deadline for submitting papers to https://rsaiconnect.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/17577802 for the RSPP Special Issue on Region’s role on recovery and resilience is December 31, 2022, with foreseen publication of accepted papers in 2023. Please contact rspp@regionalscience.org if you need more information.

Submission deadline: 31 December 2022

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Posted on 18 October 2022

Special Issue on “Regional and urban economic modeling”

This call aims to mobilize publications that model the state of local and regional inequalities, analyse regional development strategies and possible policy responses to the challenges that are likely to appear in the next few years. We kindly invite contribution on topics related (but not limited) to:

  • The impact of Covid19 on regional economic growth and development
  • Spatial inequalities
  • Infrastructure, transport flows and networks among regions
  • Regional Input-Output (IO) and Computable General Equilibrium models (CGE)
  • Tourism and regional development
  • Migration and regional labor markets
  • Innovation policies
  • Spatial externalities and their role in regional development
  • Competition and cooperation at local and regional level

The call welcomes original, unpublished papers that address the above questions, or any other research questions not mentioned, as they relate to the regional and urban economic modelling also papers from all parts of the world.

Submission Guidelines: Interested Authors should submit their paper to the Special Issue “Regional and urban economic modeling” until 31 December 2022 to https://rsaiconnect.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/17577802. Early submissions are encouraged and will be processed immediately. Papers will undergo the normal refereeing process. The papers will be publish once accepted and compiled when there are enough papers to be compiled in a special issue.

Bartlomiej Rokicki brokicki@wne.uw.edu.pl
Tomaz Ponce Dentinho tomas.lc.dentinho@uac.pt

Submission deadline: 31 December 2022

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Posted on 04 October 2022

Special Issue on “Social economy and entrepreneurship in urban and local development – Theory, policy and practices of community engagement”

The purpose of this special issue is to present innovative and/or critical research on the multi-level relationship between the emergence of social economic practices, particularly social entrepreneurship, and urban and rural development in different regions of the world. With this intention, we invite papers including contributions on the following main themes:

  1. Conceptualization of social economy and entrepreneurship in territorial development based on grounded academic concepts in various academic traditions such as regional science, sociology, economics, theories of local and regional development, urban and rural geography, (neo)institutional theory, business studies, political science, and others.
  2. Social economy and entrepreneurship for sustainable development and territorial resilience based on the legacy of regional science, theories and practices of local and regional innovation (eco)systems in integration with social sciences optics, environmental studies, ecology or business and organizational approaches, and others.
  3. Nexus of territorial governance, local and regional planning, social entrepreneurship and community engagement in the context of exploring the interrelationships and impact between policy, governance and practice of local and regional planning and the performance of social economy actors and strengthening of community engagement.
  4. Social innovations and leadership in the context of significant transformation from product and technological innovations to innovations in social processes, communities’ trust building, and participatory and cooperative culture. Social innovations also include new forms of volunteering, development of public services, or new forms of increasing citizen participation in urban and rural governance.
  5. Operational features of social entrepreneurship like organizational and legal forms of social economy actors and/or performance levels as global social entrepreneurs or local community social entrepreneurs. Different countries have different legal frameworks for their social economy and of course different economic and planning backgrounds, so comparative studies between different regions of the world or countries are very welcome.
  6. Case studies and best practices of community engagement in urban and rural development. The presentation of specific practices of communities’ actions facing humanitarian crises seems particularly important in today’s times. Just as important are daily and systematic communities’ activities at the very local level such as assistance to marginalized groups or food and medical aid in various parts of the world.

Guest Editors:
Piotr Pachura – Department of Management and Entrepreneurship, Częstochowa University of Technology (Poland), piotr.pachura@pcz.pl
Aneta Pachura – Department of Economics, Investment and Real Estate, Częstochowa University of Technology (Poland), aneta.pachura@pcz.pl
Neil Reid – Department of Geography and Planning, University of Toledo (USA), neil.reid@utoledo.edu
Kvetoslava Matlovičová – Faculty of Commerce, University of Economics in Bratislava (Slovakia), kvetoslava.matlovicova@euba.sk

Submission deadline: 30 December 2022

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Posted on 23 September 2022

Special Issue on “The Impact of European Integration in Western Balkan Countries”

Special Issue Themes

  1. Inclusive growth and regional development
  2. EU Regional Policies and institutions
  3. Regional innovation, competitiveness and entrepreneurship
  4. Regional finance, investment and capital markets
  5. Demographic change, migration, and mobility behavior

Guest Editor:
Jolta Kacani (Ph.D.), University of Tirana, Email: joltakacani@gmail.com

Submission deadline: 01 December 2022

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Posted on 23 September 2022

Special Issue on “Sustainable Regional Development in Ghana”

The aim of Regional Science Policy & Practice – RSPP is to promote and diffuse the understanding of human interaction in space; based on sound, rigorous and up-to-date methodologies; and to focus on real and urgent issues for peoples and places, that require adequate policy responses.

Submission Guidelines: Interested Authors should submit their paper to the Special Issue “Sustainable Regional Development in Ghana” until 1 December 2022 to https://rsaiconnect.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/17577802 . Early submissions are encouraged and will be processed immediately. Papers will undergo the normal refereeing process. The papers will be published once accepted and compiled when there are enough papers to be compiled in a special issue.

Samuel Odei Amponsah ppodei@yahoo.co.uk, Guest Editor for the Special Issue on Ghana
Tomaz Ponce Dentinho tomas.lc.dentinho@uac.pt, Editor–in–Chief of Regional Science Policy and Practice

Submission deadline: 01 December 2022

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Posted on 23 September 2022

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: Yong.Chen@oregonstate.edu
Jian Wang – SILC Business School, Shanghai University, E-mail: jianwang@shu.edu.cn
Xiwei Zhu – School of Economics, Zhejiang University, E-mail: xwzhu@zju.edu.cn

Submission deadline: 31 May 2023

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Current Call(s) for The Review of Regional Research (RRR), publication of the German-speaking section of the Regional Science Association International, i.e. the Gesellschaft für Regionalforschung

Special Issue on Family firms and Regional Context

Review of Regional Research invites scholars to submit papers for this special issue on “Family Firms and Regional Context” to advance our understanding of the interplay between family firms and regional settings. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • The influence of locality on family firm’s decision-making and growth pathways
  • Family firms and agglomeration economies
  • Family firms and proximity dimensions
  • Family firms and regional structural change
  • Family firms in Marshallian Industrial Districts (MIDs) and business clusters
  • Family firms in rural and peripheral areas
  • Family firms and the spatial evolution of economic activities
  • Family firms and territorial innovation models
  • Family firms and knowledge spillovers theory of entrepreneurship
  • Family firms and location choices
  • Family firms and regional institutions
  • Family firms’ contribution to regional resilience
  • Family firms in regional path creation, path branching/lock-in
  • Family Firms and place-based or mission-oriented policies
  • Family Firms and university-industry cooperation
  • Family Firms and regionalized ‘Big Data’
  • Family firms and regional corporate responsibility
  • The role of family firms in digitalization, smart regions, Industry 4.0 technologies, and platform-based economies
  • The regional role of family firms during exogenous shocks (e.g., financial crisis, pandemics etc.)

Guest Editors: Stefano Amato, Evans Korang Adjei, Rodrigo Basco, Lech Suwala

All submissions will go through a blind peer-review process. The deadline to submit the full paper has been extended to 31 December 2022

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