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Regional Economics: Theory and Practice

General Information and the Scope

Revised version, January 2021

Русская версия

Regional Economics: Theory and Practice is a peer-reviewed academic journal founded in 2003 in accordance with the classical subscription model. Since 2018, the journal has been offering authors different ways of publishing their research findings, including the Open Access model.

The journal publishes research and practice articles on the results of research in the field of the following:

  • Theory of regional economy
  • Regional economic policy and its implementation mechanism
  • Sustainable development of regions
  • Development of perspective lines of economy of individual regions
  • Development of mathematical methods and models of analysis and forecasting of socio-economic processes of social life
  • Environmental economics
  • Ecology
  • Land management
  • Population economics
  • Demography
  • Gender politics

The journal provides a wide scope of research of regularities of development and peculiarities of functioning of the economy of the Russian Federation as a system of regions: economic zones, large economic regions, sub-sovereign entities, and economic clusters.

The journal spotlights the following scope of subjects and aspects:

  • Development of the theory of regional economy; Methods and tools of regional economic research; Issues of regional economic measurements
  • Spatial distribution of economic resources; Theoretical, methodological and applied aspects of placement of enterprises and organizations, labor resources, complexes of various types of economic activity
  • Territorial arrangement of the national economy; Formation, functioning and development of territorial-industrial complexes, industrial units and other forms of territory-arranged economic systems
  • Issues of socio-economic zoning; Administrative-territorial division of the country, interaction and interconditionality of economic zoning and administrative-territorial division
  • Analysis of reactions of regional socio-economic systems to the changes of national macroeconomic parameters and institutional conditions
  • Territorial organization of regional economic development; Types of regions (developed and depressed, donors and recipients, single-product and diversified, etc.); Methodological problems of classification and the applied research of the peculiarities of development of different types of regions
  • Issues of sustainable development of regions of different levels; Monitoring of economic, social, and ecological development of regions of different levels
  • Development of mathematical methods and models of analysis and forecasting of the development of social and economic processes of public life: demographic processes, labor market and employment, quality of life of population, etc.

The journal features the following subject headings:

  • Economic History
  • Theory of Regional Economy
  • Spatial Economics
  • Region in National Economy
  • Regional Strategic Planning
  • Socioeconomic Policy
  • Sustainable Development of Regions
  • Economic Security
  • Agro-Industrial Complex
  • Innovation and Investment
  • Economic-Mathematical Modeling
  • Local Markets
  • Population and Demography
  • Environmental Economics
  • Environmental Safety
  • Recreation and Tourism
  • Marketing

Why Regional Economics: Theory and Practice?

Open Access

The journal provides authors with a choice of ways to publish their research results through both the classical subscription model and the Open Access one.

The Open Access publication fee for Regional Economics: Theory and Practice journal is EUR 300, excluding taxes.
For more details, please refer to Journal Pricing Policy and Guide for Authors.

Article Selection Criteria

The main criteria to accept an article for publication in the Regional Economics: Theory and Practice journal are the article's high quality, originality, novelty, and research and practice significance of the submitted materials.


Articles are reviewed internally and/or externally. For more details please refer to Regulation on Reviewing. Considering Reviewers' feedback, the Chief Editor decides whether the material meets all the required criteria. Reviewers remain anonymous for Authors throughout the reviewing process, likewise articles they deal with are unnamed. Anonymous reports of Reviewers are sent to Authors, without being in the public domain. Articles undergo double blind peer reviewing.


Authors hold the copyright for their articles.

For more details, please refer to Copyright section.

Indexing in Databases

Articles of the Regional Economics: Theory and Practice journal are indexed in the Russian Scientific Citation Index, VINITI (Referativny Zhurnal), and Google Scholar.

Higher Attestation Commission (VAK) List

Regional Economics: Theory and Practice is on the list of Higher Attestation Commission (VAK) of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation recommending journals for Authors to publish their papers on the scientific content of their theses on Economics in pursuit of PhD and doctoral degree.

Plagiarism Check

Each article submitted to Regional Economics: Theory and Practice undergoes plagiarism checks via the Antiplagiat system and/or other plagiarism checking software.

The Editorial takes all cases of plagiarism, self-plagiarism or any other scientific misconduct very seriously. Authors should be aware that all manuscripts are checked by using the plagiarism detection software Antiplagiat and other resources. Any incident will result in a correction request or even rejection or retraction of the article. The Editorial withholds the right to impose further penalties such as a ban of publication in Regional Economics: Theory and Practice for a two-year period.

Article Submission

The Editorial accepts Authors' materials upon a duly completed Journals Contributor's Publishing Agreement sent via email post@fin-izdat.ru.
For more details, please refer to Article Submission.

Journal Details

Regional Economics: Theory and Practice®
A peer reviewed analysis and practice journal
ISSN 2311-8733 (Online), ISSN 2073-1477 (Print)
Since 2003
Volume: 196-204 pages; Issue format: А4
Current journal frequency: Monthly
Previous journal frequency:
- Until January 2016: 48 issues per year
- Until January 2010: 42 issues per year
- Until January 2009: 36 issues per year
- Until January 2008: 18 issues per year
- Until January 2007: 12 issues per year
- Until January 2004: 3 issues per year<

Registration Certificate ПИ № ФС77-66218 of July 1, 2016 by the Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology, and Mass Media

Previous Registration Certificate ПИ № 77-14700 of February 17, 2003 by the Ministry of Press, Broadcasting and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation

Founder and Publisher

Publishing house FINANCE and CREDIT
Registered address: app. 1, Zelenyi prospect 8, Moscow 111141 (postcode), Russian Federation
Office: Zelenyi prospekt 20, Moscow 111397 (postcode), Russian Federation
Telephone: +7 925 966 4690


Office: Zelenyi prospekt 20, Moscow 111397 (postcode), Russian Federation
Telephone: +7 925 966 4690
E-mail: post@fin-izdat.ru


ISSN 2311-8733 (Online)
ISSN 2073-1477 (Print)

Journal current issue

Vol. 22, Iss. 5
May 2024