Papers in Regional Science (PiRS) is published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. on behalf of the RSAI. Members have free online access to the journal. To access Papers in Regional Science visit

pirsAims and Scope

Papers in Regional Science is the official journal of the Regional Science Association International. It encourages high quality scholarship on a broad range of topics in the field of regional science. These topics include, but are not limited to, behavioural modelling of location, transportation, and migration decisions, land use and urban development, inter-industry analysis, environmental and ecological analysis, resource management, urban and regional policy analysis, geographical information systems, and spatial statistics.

The journal publishes papers that make a new contribution to the theory, methods and models related to urban and regional (or spatial) matters. The editors invite submissions of papers that emphasize the application of theoretical frameworks, methods and models, developed specifically for the study of urban and regional phenomena. They also welcome contributions to the understanding of regional phenomena that employ theoretical frameworks and methods developed in other fields.

Key words

papers, regional, science, RSAI, journal, geography, location, transportation, migration, urban, development, environment, policy, spatial, resource management

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RSAI Journals - discounted Article Publication Charge for RSAI members

According to the new agreement (effective 1st January 2019) with John Wiley & Sons, Inc., the published Article Publication Charges (APC) for PIRS  have been revised to 3,550USD/ 2,350GBP/ 2,950EUR.

An APC is the fee payable by authors if they wish to make their article open access immediately under a CC-BY licence. In addition, we are also delighted to offer a 40% discount off the APC rate for RSAI members.

With the discount, RSAI members will enjoy the following APC rates if they wish to make their article published in PIRS open access: 1,500 USD/1,000 GBP/1,250 EUR

It’s important to make the distinction that the APC discount is a benefit for RSAI members (not PIRS authors), and is applicable only for articles published in PIRS.

About Us

The Regional Science Association International (RSAI), founded in 1954, is an international community of scholars interested in the regional impacts of national or global processes of economic and social change.

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