This journal publishes original theoretical and empirical research in all fields of regional science. Pursuing an interdisciplinary approach, its scientific scope includes in particular economics, geography, sociology, spatial and urban planning, transportation, environmental issues, resource management, population science and communication.
The Review of Regional Research is a publication of the German-speaking section of the Regional Science Association International, i.e. the Gesellschaft für Regionalforschung. Since its inception in 1980 the journal’s primary aim has been to publish high-quality papers that make new and substantial contributions to theoretical as well as empirical issues in regional science. Submitted manuscripts are subject to a mutually anonymous peer-review process.

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Editors-in-Chief
  • Mikaela Backman,
  • Thomas Brenner,
  • Georg Hirte,
  • Iris Wanzenböck
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39 days
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329 days
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11,535 (2019)
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1613-9836
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0173-7600
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