The Annals of Regional Science presents high-quality research in the interdisciplinary field of regional and urban studies. The journal publishes papers which make a new or substantial contribution to the body of knowledge in which the spatial dimension plays a fundamental role, including regional economics, resource management, location theory, urban and regional planning, transportation and communication, population distribution and environmental quality.

The Annals of Regional Science is the official journal of the Western Regional Science Association.

Officially cited as: Ann Reg Sci
  • Explores the interdisciplinary field of regional and urban studies
  • Publishes papers which make substantial contributions to the body of knowledge in which the spatial dimension plays a fundamental role
  • Official Journal of the Western Regional Science Association

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Editors
  • Janet E. Kohlhase,
  • Martin Andersson,
  • Hong Sok Kim
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Hybrid. Open Access options available

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1.075 (2018)
Impact factor
1.372 (2018)
Five year impact factor
123 days
Submission to first decision
394 days
Submission to acceptance
97,054 (2019)
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Volume 64

Issue 3, June 2020

Stated and revealed locational preferences of firms: a national scale perspective

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This journal has 74 open access articles

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