Journal of Regional Science

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Journal of Regional Science  
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DisciplineRegional Science
Edited byMarlon G. Boarnet, Steven Brakman, Mark D. Partridge and Gianmarco I.P. Ottaviano
Publication details
Publication history
FrequencyFive times a year
Standard abbreviations
J. Reg. Sci.
ISSN0022-4146 (print)
1467-9787 (web)

The Journal of Regional Science is a peer-reviewed academic journal published by Wiley-Blackwell. Established in 1958, it was the first journal in the field of Regional science. The current editors-in-chief are Marlon G. Boarnet (University of Southern California), Steven Brakman (University of Groningen), Mark D. Partridge (The Ohio State University) and Gianmarco I.P. Ottaviano (The London School of Economics and Political Science). Contributors hold positions in a variety of academic disciplines: economics, geography, agricultural economics, rural sociology, urban and regional planning, and civil engineering. Articles are usually empirical, occasionally methodological or theoretical, but always quantitative.

According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2016 impact factor of 1.743, ranking it 19th out of 55 journals in the category "Planning & Development".[1]


  1. ^ "Journals Ranked by Impact: Planning & Development". 2016 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Social Sciences ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2017.

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