Papers in Regional Science


Papers in Regional Science (PiRS) is published by Elsevier on behalf of the RSAI. To access Papers in Regional Science visit

Our journals are now both published Gold Open Access with Elsevier; APCs are USD 2740 for PiRS and USD 1596 for RSPP.


  • Selected Countries, beneficiaries of the Research4Life program, are eligible for a 100% or a 50% discount on APCs;
  • Authors from entities with an institutional agreement with Elsevier do not pay APCs;
  • PiRS' editorial team has 20 waivers, and RSPP's has 50 waivers, to allocate each year for accepted articles based on the decision of the EiCs, and the merits of each paper;
  • If none of the former applies, RSAI members are in any case eligible for a 20% discount on APCs.

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

Abstracting and Indexing Information

  • Academic Search (EBSCO Publishing)
  • Academic Search Premier (EBSCO Publishing)
  • AgeLine Database (EBSCO Publishing)
  • Current Contents: Social & Behavioral Sciences (Thomson Reuters)
  • EconLit (AEA)
  • GEOBASE (Elsevier)
  • IBSS: International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (ProQuest)
  • Journal Citation Reports/Social Science Edition (Thomson Reuters)
  • RePEc: Research Papers in Economics
  • SCOPUS (Elsevier)
  • Social Sciences Citation Index (Thomson Reuters)

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 Please note: Members of the Regional Science Association International are eligible for a 20% discount on the article publishing charge.

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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