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 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 is directed by professionals with relevant experience and high academic standing in core areas of space and territory: economists, urban planners, geographers, sociologists, jurists, 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), in Scopus and in Redalyc (Network of Scientific Journals of Latin America, Caribe, Spain and Portugal).

In what regards Scopus, the metrics of the Journal are as follows:
- SJR (SCImago Journal Rank) (2017): 0.127
- Cite Score (% Cited) (2017): 0.15
- SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper) (2017): 0.134

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.