We welcome you to the web site of the Southern Regional Science Association (SRSA). It is an association for the advancement of regional analysis and related spatial and areal studies. It operates as an objective, scientific organization without political, social, financial, or nationalistic bias. Its main objectives are to foster the exchange of ideas and to promote studies focusing on regional topics and issues and utilizing tools, methods, and theoretical frameworks specifically designed for regional analysis as well as concepts, procedures, and analytical techniques of the various social and other sciences. The Association supports these objectives by promoting acquaintance and discussions among its members and with scholars in related fields, by stimulating research, by encouraging the publication of scholarly studies, and by performing services to aid the advancement of its members and the field of regional science.

We invite you to browse our site and keep abreast of upcoming news of the SRSA. Visit the Regional Science Association International (RSAI) for membership information and updates and links to regional and international regional science organizations.


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Membership Information
SRSA membership also constitutes membership in RSAI (and access to its journals and conference discounts), and helps to support the educational missions of the SRSA by supporting The Review of Regional Studies. Annual membership is complimentary with conference registrationso conference attendees need not pay membership independently.

Individuals not attending the annual SRSA meeting can become members or continue their membership using PayPal.  You do not need to have a PayPal account to use this payment method.

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Website Contact:   Shaoming Cheng, Florida International University

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2018 Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Mark your calendars!  Make plans to join us for the 57th SRSA Annual Meeting March 15-17, 2018. 

The Review of Regional Studies is the official journal of the Southern Regional Science Association. The REVIEW is indexed in EBSCO online, ECONLIT, RePEc, Cabell's, and Google Scholar.  The journal's RePEc Simple Impact Factor of 1.449 puts it in the top 20% of journals on RePEc.  The REVIEW is now an OPEN ACCESS journal, with no fees for subscription, submission, or publication.  The REVIEW is published online three times a year (No. 1- No. 3) usually as summer, fall, and winter.

The Review of Regional Studies is scanning and posting old print issues online.  You can always view these and all back issues by going to www.srsa.org/rrs and clicking "Archives".  So far, we have scanned and posted the print issues from 1988-2002.  We just posted the 1988-1990 issues.  For a list of all of these articles and authors, click here.  



We welcome your submissions!  Our time to first decision averages around 2 months, and the publication lag after acceptance is well under 4 months. Please contact the editor, Amanda Ross, for further information.

The 2017 Conference in Memphis was a big success! 

See the NEWS link for more information about what happened and a link to pictures, and view the program in the right sidebar of the Conference page.  A BIG thanks to our sponsors for the conference!




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