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European Spatial Research and Policy

The Journal of University of Lodz

EUROPEAN SPATIAL RESEARCH AND POLICY is an international review concerned with the problems of social and economic space organisation at local, regional and supranational level. The journal comprising both theoretical and empirical aspects of spatial analysis is aimed at academics, policy-makers and practitioners interested in a broad range of spatial developments in contemporary Europe. The scope of the journal is defined by the concepts of space, environment, society and economy rather than by names of specific disciplines. Its main areas of interest include regional policy, spatial planning, European integration processes, locational studies, labour market developments, foreign investments, environmental problems and other crucial issues influencing the shape of the contemporary and future European space. Contributions prepared by geographers and regional scientists, as well as economists, planners, architects, sociologists and historians conducting spatial research within their disciplines reflect the interdisciplinary character of the review.

Why subscribe and read

  • ESR&P is an international interdisciplinary journal launched in 1993 and co-published by renowned academic institutions representing Poland, the Netherlands, Germany and Slovakia;
  • ESR&P, being a source of high quality research, is aimed at academics, policy-makers and practitioners interested in spatial developments in contemporary Europe;
  • previous issues of ESR&P include contributions by authors from numerous countries from all over the world.

Why submit

  • submissions accepted in a broad range of scientific disciplines (geography, regional science, economy, planning, social science, architecture and history) undertaking spatial research on crucial issues influencing the European space;
  • world-wide dissemination – paper copies of ESR&P distributed to numerous countries of the world;
  • top-evaluated journal, including the list of the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education;
  • all submitted articles are subjected to peer review.

Rejection Rate

  • 7%

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Please submit your manuscripts to European Spatial Research and Policy via email to:

Tadeusz MARSZAŁ, University of Łódź, Poland

Aleid BROUWER, University of Groningen, the Netherlands
Karl Peter SCHÖN, Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning, Bonn, Germany
Vladimír SLAVÍK, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia

Gert-Jan HOSPERS, University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands
Katarzyna LEŚNIEWSKA-NAPIERAŁA, University of Łódź, Poland
Louise MEIJERING, University of Groningen, the Netherlands
Iwona PIELESIAK, University of Łódź, Poland

Editorial Board
David P. AMBORSKI, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada
Marthinus S. BADENHORST, University of Pretoria, Republic of South Africa
Jiri BLAŽEK, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
Giancarlo COTELLA, Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy
Daniel CZAMAŃSKI, Technion in Haifa, Israel
Marton CZIRFUSZ, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary
Bolesław DOMAŃSKI, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland
Maria Dolors GARCIA-RAMON, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain
Anna GEPPERT, University Paris IV-Sorbonne, France
Tamer GÖK, Mersin University, Turkey
Beatrix HASELSBERGER, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Markus HESSE, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Ilari KARPPI, University of Tampere, Finland
Tomasz KOMORNICKI, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland
Ilaria MARIOTTI, Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy
Tadeusz MARKOWSKI, University of Łódź, Poland
John PICKLES, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
Joseph SALUKVADZE, Tbilisi State University, Georgia
Gerhard SCHIMAK, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Pantoleon SKAYANNIS, University of Thessaly, Greece
Marek SOBCZYŃSKI, University of Łódź, Poland
Wendelin STRUBELT, Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning, Bonn, Germany

Statistical Editor
Justyna WIKTOROWICZ, University of Łódź, Poland

Language Editor
David P. AMBORSKI, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada

Supporting organization

Department of the Built Environment and Spatial Policy
University of Łódź
ul. Kopcińskiego 31
90-142 Łódź, Poland

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