27 Nov 2013

You might have noticed that the RSA blog has been rather quiet lately. While we might be quiet, we are actively and continuously putting forward new and interesting projects.
As part of this process, the reins of the RSA blog, social media activities and online promotion have been handed over to me, Alexandru F. Ghita as Editor-in-Chief for online content. I was honoured to accept this role, and feel that this is my chance to give something back to the professional community, especially the RSA which have taken me in.
My predecessor here at the RSA blog, Alasdair Rae, has done a wonderful job at keeping the blog updated with interesting posts, events and editorials, and we thank you for that! However Alasdair is now moving forward as one of the Editor-in-Chief (along with Alex Singleton) of the new RSA open access journal published by Taylor and Francis: Regional Studies, Regional Science (RSRS). The journal's launch took place last week at the RSA Winter Conference 2013, and the first articles will appear this December.
On behalf the Regional Studies Association, I would also like to thank previous contributors to the RSA blog: Brian Webb, Cormac Walsh and Pedro Marques for creating excellent content for our readers and for their efforts towards RSA promotion online..
As part of my new role, I took it upon myself to help the transition of the blog as seamless as possible. You will probably notice some changes in the following weeks, in terms of looks, graphics, and organization. Also, I will try to guide the online content generation in order to transform the blog in an open pipeline of member generated online content. With this in mind I would like to encourage you to contact me or the RSA office if you want to participate with material along the way.
Thank you,