About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Local and Regional Development publishes original research papers about local and regional development. We wish to publish research findings as well as papers raising debates.

Papers in Local and Regional Development publishes work dealing with problems, potentials and strategies of development in regions and localities under pressure from global and national trends. The papers should provide analyses and suggest new approaches to the study of small cities and peripheries as well as of challenged localities within metropolitan regions. Experience, culture and creative economy together with green economy and sustainability are examples of such new approaches to local end regional development. Innovative ways of dealing with inherited competences in traditional industries is similarly in focus. We encourage integrated approaches providing complex understandings of societal phenomena, and also  recognize the need for in depth discussions of particular notions and theories.


Peer Review Process

Papers published in Papers in Local and Regional Development must be written recently and not published elsewhere. Papers need to fulfill accepted requirements for scientific publication witin the field.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Papers in Local and Regional Development

Welcome to the Open Source Journal for issues in Local and Regional Development. This is a forum for esearch on development-related issues, opportunities and strategies in challenges localilities and regions in a global perspective. We welcome research on a large number of development issues, including challenges for small cities and peripheral communities; possibilities of sustainable and just development in these areas with regards to demography, jobs, business, education, welfare and quality of life; and on strategies, visions and discourses which share and define these areas. Articles in this journal are quality-assesses by the editors. Working papers, conference papers and full articles are welcome.