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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor; this does not apply to the Resources section).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or LATEX document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines


Solicited and contributed manuscripts must be submitted online via this site. For review we accept manuscripts in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or LATEX document file format. REGION also publishes computational notebooks. Such submissions must include review versions in one of the before mentioned formats. The final document must be in LATEX or Word format. Also computational notebook submissions must be provided in one of these formats. Templates and more information can be found below.

Submissions for the articles section of REGION normally should not exceed 10,000 words. Submissions for the letters section should not exceed 3,000 words. If submissions need to be longer, the author needs to make a good argument for that to the editor.

References, tables, and figures should be included in the manuscript file. Footnotes should be avoided whenever possible.

In the submission process, in addition to uploading the manuscript, also all the requested metadata about the paper and its author(s) have to be provided.



 All submissions to REGION have to be in English. Acceptance decisions are made based on content, not on language. But, REGION will publish only papers in high quality English. For papers with acceptable content but a need for language editing, the responsible editor will request from the author that the paper is language edited by a native speaker and offer to organize language editing for the author at the author’s expenses.


Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

 For all parties involved in the act of publishing it is necessary to agree upon fundamental aims and principles and upon standards of expected ethical behavior. The ethics statements for REGION are based on the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors and the COPE Code of Conduct (


References and citations

 Citations in the text should be by author with the year of publication in parentheses. If a work with more than two authors is cited, only the first author's name plus 'et al.' need to be given. If there is more than one reference by the same author (or team of authors) in the same year, then 'a', 'b', 'c' should be added after the year.

The list of references should be in alphabetical order and include the names an initials of all authors. Whenever available, URLs for the references have to be provided.

Journal article: Ramos R, Duque JC, Surinach J (2010) Is the wage curve formal or informal? Evidence from Colombia. Economic Letters 109: 63–65

Complete book: Krugman P (1991) Geography and trade. MIT Press, Cambridge

Article in a book: Faggian A (2013) Job search theory. In: Fischer M , Nijkamp P (eds). Handbook of regional science, Springer, Amsterdam


How to submit and resubmit


Support for LATEX

If you write your paper using LATEX, we strongly urge you to take into account the following instructions.

Computational Notebooks

So far, REGION has published Jupyter Notebooks and R Markdown versions. However, you can use any other format as long as it can be used with free/open source software tools. Please, consult the managing editor before you submit a paper in any such format.


This section covers resources of all kinds useful for the disciplines covered by REGION.


This section publishes letter size (about 3000 words) contributions. The articles are peer reviewed. Summaries of theses are acceptable if the full thesis is available online or is uploaded as supplemental material.

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