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RSPP Annual Referee Award

RSPP Annual Referee Award*

For the Best Referee Report in  Regional Science Policy and Practice


1. Goal

The Award recognizes annually a referee who have demonstrated the capacity to improve the scientific quality of the paper published in Regional Science Policy and Practice through the advice of the referee report.


2. The Award

2.1 The award distinguishes and honours referees that with their anonymous advice helped the development of regional science, policy and practice.

2.2 The Prize is annual and awards the best paper referee report of papers published in two years before of Regional Science Policy and Practice.

2.3 The award selects only one referee report per year.

2.4 The Award involves the payment of 250 € one plaque and certificates for the referee.


3. Jury and Process for Recommending the Award

3.1 In the first quarter of each year, the Editor in Chief of Regional Science Policy and Practice identifies the list of up to three (3) papers published two years before that have highest citations to the date. Each one of the Editors of Regional Science Policy and Practice choose one referee report of the selected papers, which they deem as suitable for consideration for the RSPP Referee Award.

3.2 The Editor-in Chief of Regional Science Policy and Practice will then send the report and the respective submission to a Jury comprising the Editor-in Chief, one Editor and Three Fellows.

3.3 The Jury will appraise the referee reports in a meeting in person and/or by email/teleconference in March to select the paper to receive the Award.

3.4 The Editor-in-Chief of Regional Science Policy and Practice will inform the Executive Director of RSAI of the decision of the Jury, and the Executive Director of RSAI will inform the recipient(s) of the Award.

3.5 The Awardee will be invited to attend one of the Supra-Regional (NARSC, LACRSA, ERSA, PRSCO) meetings or the RSAI World Congress to receive the Award.


*Will initiate in 2019 with review reports of 2017.

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