4 Feb 2013

Are you a PhD student or Early Career Researcher with an interest in regional studies? If so, the editors of Regional Insights (Paul Benneworth; Paul Braidford; Beatrix Haselsberger; Gert-Jan Hospers; Sabrina Lai & Julie Porter) would like to hear from you and help you develop your next research publication. See below details of the new call for papers for Regional Insights and for a message from the editors:

In 2010, the Regional Studies Association launched its Regional Insights review as a new publication for the Association. Regional Insights focuses on publishing short articles from Student and Early Career members, and making their research accessible for all Association members. Regional Insights articles are characterised by succinctly conveying a ‘fresh idea’ to the readership.

The editors are currently seeking submissions of paper proposals for short articles (max. 3,000 words) for future editions. All Student and Early Career members of the Regional Studies Association are eligible to publish in Regional Insights. Contributions are welcomed from any discipline in the field of Regional Studies and with any geographical focus.

Paper proposals should use the following headings, and adhere strictly to the word-limits provided:
  • A title of no more than ten words
  • A summary of the ‘fresh idea’ in no more than 40 words
  • An abstract of 150 words
  • Introduction to the problem addressed in the paper (200 words)
  • Background to the case study, and the main empirical evidence offered (200 words)
  • Analysis of key points & messages from the empirical case (200 words)
  • Conclusions and implications for academics, policy and practice. (200 words)
  • A short bio (giving institution and date of PhD if applicable)
The next deadline for paper proposals is 15th March 2013.

Submissions will be evaluated for their originality, freshness and quality: successful paper proposals will be invited to submit a full paper for inclusion in a forthcoming edition.

The launch edition is available to view online for free.

The emphasis for Regional Insights is on working with contributors to help bring their ideas to the attention of the wider audience. Regional Insights uses a constructive reviewing process, and authors will be supported by a named corresponding editor who will produce supportive feedback to guide the author towards a high-quality article.

To submit a paper proposal or for further information, please contact Julie Porter, Regional Insights Editor, at PorterJ2@cf.ac.uk.