Who we are


RPER (Revista Portuguesa de Estudos Regionais / Portuguese Review of Regional Studies) is a publication from the Portuguese Association for Regional Development (APDR).

The main purpose of RPER is to publish the results of the most recent research in the interdisciplinary area of Regional Science, embracing regional, local and urban studies, mainly focusing on the Portuguese situation.

RPER was originally created to be a privileged medium for presenting the results of research conducted in various Universities and research centers, and reporting practices employed in local and regional public administration bodies, so that experiences can be exchanged and further discussed.

The Review aims attaining an audience of academics and other professionals dealing with various space and territory issues: economists, urban planners, geographers, sociologists, engineers, etc.

The RPER is a journal indexed in EconLit (and associated bases: JEL on CD, e-JEL and Journal of Economic Literature), in Qualis (Brazil) and in Scopus.

In what regards Scopus, the metrics of the Journal are as follows:
- SJR (SCImago Journal Rank) (2020): 0.154
- Cite Score (% Cited) (2020): 0.3
- SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper) (2020): 0.284

Since September 2020, the journal counts with the scientific sponsorship from NIPE (Centre for Research in Economics and Management), a research unit based at the School of Economics and Management of University of Minho, Portugal.

Although the Portuguese Review of Regional Studies (RPER) is not a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), its Editorial Board decided to adhere to the principles of the COPE Code of Conduct, from January 1st 2012 onwards.

ISSN 1645-586X; e-ISSN 2184-9269.



RPER - Portuguese Review of Regional Studies