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Regions and Cohesion

Regiones y Cohesión / Régions et Cohésion

Information for Authors

Manuscript Submission

The editors welcome contributions in English, Spanish, or French. Authors should submit articles formatted as Microsoft Word or Rich Text Format (RTF) files (as well as any questions) to the editors at Before submitting articles to Regions & Cohesion, authors are advised to read the Editors’ detailed advice as to what makes a good submission, as well as the journal’s submission and style guide. All submissions that do not follow the journal’s style guide will be returned to the corresponding author for formatting before they can be considered for publication.

Article submissions should be submitted by e-mail to Regions & Cohesion publishes contributions to two sections of the journal. Academic Articles are published on subjects that are relevant to the journals aims & scope. Authors should target approximately 8,000 words for academic submissions although the journal considers texts up to 10,000 words when appropriate. Articles should include: an explicitly stated research question to which the article responds (not a vaguely expressed objective), a literature review that positions the article amongst existing scholarship, a detailed research design and methodology section, presentation of empirical/conceptual discussions and a conclusion that highlights the article’s argumentation and originality. Internal and external reviews will focus on the inclusion of these elements.

The Leadership Forum section includes normative analyses from practitioners and academics that take positions on timely issues that are relevant to the journal’s readers whether they be local, national or global in nature. These articles should be approximately 5,000 words in length. Regions & Cohesion also publishes Letters to Leaders in which contributions are framed as letters to specific political leaders on topics that fall under their mandate.


General Guidelines

Please review the submission and style guidelines carefully before submitting.

Articles should be submitted by e-mail as word attachments, formatted as Microsoft Word or Rich Text Format files. Submissions should be 6,000 to 8,000 words (including endnotes and references) and include an abstract of not more than 125 words and 5 to 8 keywords.

The journal's style guide is available in PDF format: Regions & Cohesion Style Guide. This includes submission requirements of artwork (illustrations, maps, tables, and figures). The guide is based on APA 6th edition (, and uses US punctuation and spelling.


Ethics Statement

Authors published in Regions & Cohesion certify that their works are original and their own. The editors certify that all materials, with the possible exception of editorial introductions, book reviews, and some types of commentary, have been subjected to double-blind peer review by qualified scholars in the field. While the publishers and the editorial board make every effort to see that no inaccurate or misleading data, opinions, or statements appear in this journal, they wish to make clear that the data and opinions appearing in the articles herein are the sole responsibility of the contributor concerned. For a more detailed explanation concerning these qualifications and responsibilities, please see the complete Regions & Cohesion ethics statement. 


Special Issues

Regions & Cohesion publishes one Special Issue per year. It is selected through an annual Call for Special Issue Proposals.

Our current call is for proposals to be submitted to the Editor at by 15 July 2018. The shortlisting of proposals will be conducted in consultation with the journal's new Editorial Board. The guest editors of shortlisted proposals will then be invited to submit the complete manuscript of the Special Issue in 2019. The manuscripts will then go to peer review.

Special Issue proposals should be up to 2,000 words and include (a) a brief description of the theme and focus, including an explanation of the rationale for its selection of articles; (b) an account of its contribution to the existing literature; (c) an explanation of how the Special Issue addresses the journal's Aims and Scope and explanation for why the subject of the special issue is a timely matter; (d) a preliminary table of contents including proposed article titles and authors, (e) an indication of the state of the manuscript at the time of proposal (e.g., whether drafts of the articles are already available, whether the introduction has been written, whether an afterword is pending).

Please note that Special Issues can have a total word count of no more than 66,000 words (including endnotes and references). So, including the introduction, this would typically include 8 articles of up to 8,000 words each, or 9 to 10 substantially shorter articles.


Manuscript Review

Regions & Cohesion pursues the most constructive submission possible. We aim to minimize rejections through a submission process in which authors are encouraged to refine and develop their ideas. The journal’s editors and editorial committee provide authors with constructive comments so they may revise their manuscripts and be in the best position possible to pass peer-review and achieve publication. This dialogue with authors in an important characteristic of the journal’s inclusive nature and constructive mandate.

All scientific manuscripts go through a three stage review. The journal’s editorial committee reviews all submissions internally in order to ensure that they are relevant to the journal’s aims & scope and they meet the basic criteria for publication as listed above. Should questions arise about the mansucript’s quality or clarity, the editorial committee returns it to authors with detailed comments so that the work can be re-submitted with a better chance to pass peer-review.

Once the editorial committee approves an article, it is sent to external double-blind peer review where international experts evaluate the relevance and quality of the submission. When an article is accepted for publication following external peer-review, authors are then required to make the revisions suggested by reviewers. Once revisions are complete, the revised manuscript is reviewed again by the editorial committee to ensure that all comments have been properly addressed. Once the article has been approved by the editorial committee, it is forwarded to production. When revisions are incomplete, the editorial committee returns the article to authors with specific requests.

Contributions submitted for the leadership forum are reviewed internally by the editorial committee. A member of the committee is assigned to the manuscript and s/he works with the author on the revisions of the article.  


Presentación de manuscritos

Por favor revise las pautas de presentación y estilo de atención antes de enviar.

Los autores deberán enviar sus artículos por correo electrónico como documentos adjuntos en formato Microsoft Word o Rich Text Format (RTF), así como cualquier pregunta o interés en revisar libros, a

Consulte la página de los contribuyentes de la revista Berghahn para obtener información general y directrices sobre temas como el uso del artículo y los permisos para los autores del artículo de la revista Berghahn.

Declaración de Ética

Los autores publicados en Regions & Cohesion (RECO) certifican que sus obras son originales y propias. Los editores certifican que todos los materiales, con la posible excepción de introducciones editoriales, reseñas de libros, y algunos tipos de comentarios, han sido sometidos a revisión de pares por parte de expertos calificados en el campo. Mientras que los editores y el consejo editorial hacen todo lo posible para que no aparezcan datos inexactos o engañosos, opiniones o declaraciones en esta revista, desean dejar claro que los datos y opiniones que aparecen en los artículos son responsabilidad exclusiva del contribuyente preocupado. Para una explicación más detallada acerca de estas cualificaciones y responsabilidades, consulte la declaración de ética completa de Regions & Cohesion.


Soumission des articles

Veuillez passer en revue attentivement les directives de soumission et de style avant de soumettre.

Pour toute soumission d’article ou de revue bibliographique, veuillez prioritairement contacter l’équipe éditoriale par email en y joignant votre document en format Microsoft Word (.doc) ou Rich Text Format (.rtf) ainsi que vos coordonnées complètes :

Reportez-vous à la page des contributeurs de la publication Berghahn pour obtenir des informations générales et des directives concernant des sujets tels que l'utilisation d'articles et les autorisations pour les auteurs d'articles de la revue Berghahn

Déclaration d'éthique

Les auteurs publiés dans Regions & Cohesion certifient que leurs œuvres sont originales et les leurs. Les éditeurs certifient que tous les matériaux, à l'exception éventuelle des introductions rédactionnelles, des revues de livres et des types de commentaires, ont fait l'objet d'un examen par les pairs en double aveugle par des chercheurs qualifiés sur le terrain. Alors que les éditeurs et le comité de rédaction font tout leur possible pour voir qu'aucune donnée inexacte ou trompeuse, des opinions ou des déclarations n'apparaissent dans cette revue, ils souhaitent préciser que les données et les opinions figurant dans les articles sont la responsabilité exclusive du contributeur concerné. Pour une explication plus détaillée concernant ces qualifications et responsabilités, veuillez consulter la déclaration complète sur l'éthique des Regions & Cohesion.

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