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

Latest update: 29 May 2020

Ongoing Calls


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.

Review of Regional Research Special Issue on Policy options for lagging regions – effects, new approaches and emerging challenges

(Guest) Editors: Thomas Brenner (Philipps-Universität Marburg), Annekatrin Niebuhr (IAB, ChristianAlbrechts-Universität zu Kiel
Call for papers: Submission opens 1 June 2020 and closes 31 August 2020
Expected publication: August 2021
Please note: Submission procedure to be communicated shortly.

REGION Call for a Special Issue on Space and Health

The health crises caused by the COVID-19 pandemic highlight, more than ever, the necessity of scientific research to inform policy action. Read more via the call for papers page.
Deadline to express interest: 31 May 2020
Deadline for full papers: 30 November 2020

Special Issue of Romanian Journal of Regional Science “Uncovering territorial inequalities and spatial justice in the EU”

Romanian Journal of Regional Science (rjrs.ase.ro) is a section journal of Romanian section of ERSA and would like to invite contributions for the special issue entitled ”Uncovering territorial inequalities and spatial justice in the EU”, under the auspices of the Horizon 2020 project IMAJINE – Integrative Mechanisms for Addressing Spatial Justice  and Territorial Inequalities in Europe, with Ana Vinuela, University of Oviedo, Spain and Maria Plotnikova, Aberystwyth University, UK as Guest Editors.
The special issue which previously was planned to be launched by mid-June, is now planned by mid-December, 2020. The Submission deadline is extended until 11 October, 2020. Please send an email to  rjrs_romania@yahoo.com for further details.



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

RSPP Call for Papers on Drivers, Impacts and Policies of Covid19

Are all countries and regions monitoring the spread of the virus efficiently? Are there places where preventive measures are more effective than in others? Are there cities where medical care is more adequate than in others? Are there policies that have worse net effect for peoples and places?
Invitation to regional scientists to commit to these urgent research questions treating large amounts of data and information to generate useful knowledge for people, journalists, health providers and policy makers.

The order of submission and acceptance is important if more than one issue is published on the topic:
– First deadline 30 May 2020
– Second deadline 31 July 2020
– Third deadline 20 November 2020

Special Russian issue of Regional Science Policy and Practice

Eleven articles of the Russian scholars on the Russian space and Russian regions  will be accessible in July at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/rspp  

Call for Papers: Tackling with Societal, Technological and Climate
Call for Papers: The Underlying Factors of (Recent) Regional Voting Patterns

Deadline for papers: May 2020