About the Journal

The Journal of Regional Economic and Social Development Vol 16 will be published in December 2024

The Journal of Regional Economic and Social Development (historical title: Latgale National Economy Research) publishes original research papers in the field of social sciences emphasising the regional specifics and problems. The issues studied in these papers are not subject to any limitations.

Journal organizers: The Journal is a collaboration between Rezekne Academy of Technologies, Faculty of Economics and Business Management, Research Institute for Business and Public Processes and City Unity College Nicosia, Cyprus.

Rezekne Academy of Technologies (RTA) and City Unity College Nicosia (CityU) jointly invites you to contribute to the 2024 issue of Journal of Regional Economic and Social Development.

Journal Indexing

The journal will be indexed in EBSCOhost Business Source Corporate Plus and Index Copernicus.

Index Copernicus ICI Journals Master List

The editorial board accepts papers in English.

The papers are peer-reviewed.

Scientific board
The scientific board of the journal consists of academicians and leading researchers from Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Cyprus.

For authors
The journal publishes original research papers in the field of social sciences emphasising the regional specifics and problems. The issues studied in these papers are not subject to any limitations. Manuscripts are accepted in English. All manuscripts are reviewed (blind) using a peer-review process involving at least two reviewers. The review process typically takes two weeks.

The papers are peer-reviewed based on the following adopted scientific criteria:

  • correspondence of the research to the modern theoretical level in the field of the selected problem;
  • originality and novelty of empirical material, conclusions and suggestions;
  • logic and comprehensibility of the research.

The journal seeks to comply with the high degree of scientific standards. The papers submitted for publishing have to be original, relevant to the journal’s area of interest and scientifically accurate.

The paper author/authors are expected to present original data or analyses as well as summaries of key facts their research is based on and consequently conclusions drawn from. In addition, they are required to consider consistency and solid nature of the reasoning. The papers submitted to the editorial board are peer-reviewed.

Every paper is peer-reviewed by two reviewers. The editorial board considers the anonymity of the author/authors and the peer-reviewers. The paper author/authors have the rights to become familiar with the peer-reviews and the comments made by the peer-reviewers and, if needed, to fine-tune their research, make corrections and amendments submitting them no later than the deadline agreed with the editor. The editorial board has the right to introduce the necessary style corrections, as well as to format the paper according to the guidelines. The corrections introduced by the editorial board are to be agreed with the author/authors of the paper.

Important deadlines:

Papers should be submitted not later than:  September 5, 2024

Decision on the paper:  September 26, 2024

Transferring of the Journal fees
(after acceptance of the paper):
  September 30, 2024

Journal publication:  December, 2024

More information: http://journals.rta.lv/index.php/JRESD

Please, indicate your full name (name, surname) and journal of social sciences as reference.

Papers should be submitted here:

In order to submit your paper you must first register as author. Register here 

If you are registered, submit the article Submissions

* regarding publishing, content, journal fees, etc.: inta.kotane@rta.lv,  anda.zvaigzne@rta.lv, z.garanti@cityu.ac.cy
* technical issues : gundega.teilane@rta.lv

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



Scientific council of RAT 10-21-2015, resolution No 5. (minutes No 13.1./3 )




1.      The Publisher states the following principles of publication use and ethics: 

1.1. Only original works, that have not been previously published and in which the data do not infringe the copyright of another person or organization, are accepted for publishing.

1.2. The publisher appoints the Editor-in-chief and the scientific committee for a period of 3 years, taking into account their scientific qualification.

1.3. Every submitted paper is reviewed anonymously by 2-3 reviewers.

1.4. The publisher has the right to use plagiarism detection software to screen submitted papers.

1.5. The publisher undertakes to use authors’ personal data only for the needs of identification of authors and co-authors, as well as to preserve data in accordance with the restrictions determined in the current regulations of the Republic of Latvia.

1.6. The publisher undertakes to publish articles accepted after reviewing, make them available electronically by including them in various international scientific paper databases.

1.7. Free access to authors’ articles or presentations in the context of the specific conference is confirmed with authors’ written permissions (authorship statement).

1.8. Complaints concerning the breach of publication ethics or malpractice are examined according to the sixth paragraph of the Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement of Rezekne Higher Education Institution.  


2.      The members of the scientific committee/ editorial board:

2.1. Our experts in the scientific field and represent the scientific profile of the proceedings.

2.2. Define the subjects of the proceedings and work out criteria for the selection of manuscripts.

2.3. Promote international scientific cooperation and publication of scientific papers.

2.4.Give an opinion on the scientific quality of the content of proceedings and make suggestions for further development.

2.5. Have the right to participate in anonymous reviewing of submitted papers or could be invited as experts in the reviewing process.


3.      The Editor-in-chief (or editors) of the scientific publication:

3.1. Takes responsibility to provide authors of potential publications with correct information concerning the manuscript formatting requirements, publication costs, dates, etc.

3.2. Choose reviewers who have corresponding scientific qualifications for the manuscript topic and are experts in a particular field.

3.3. Ensures double-blind if necessarily repeated peer-review of the submitted papers.

3.4. Until the publishing, ensures the confidentiality of information concerning the submitted papers and anonymity of authors.

3.5. Strives to prevent any possible conflict of interests between authors and reviewers or the editorial board.

3.6. Gets acquainted with reviewers’ statements on the novelty and scientific level of submitted papers. Considering the reviewer's statements, the editor-in-chief (or editors) of publication makes decisions to accept or reject the manuscripts.

3.7. If the statements of reviewers are contradictory, the Editor-in-chief invites additional reviewers, experts of the particular field, and only then the editorial board makes decisions whether to accept or reject the manuscripts.

3.8. Organizes correspondence with authors, informing them about reviewers’ statements, necessary corrections, and various publishing matters.

3.9. Basing on the reviewers’ statements asks authors to make necessary corrections in order to increase the quality of the manuscripts.

3.10.        Asks authors to submit written consent from human subjects (in case of children – their parents’ or caregivers’ consents) who are respondents of the researches and their personal information (e.g. photos) is used in the manuscripts.

3.11.        Provides authors, reviewers, readers, and institutions with prompt and correct information about technical mistakes or breaches of publication ethics or malpractice detected in scientific articles.


4.      Authors of original papers:

4.1. Have the right to submit original papers for publication in scientific proceedings, ensuring that the intellectual property rights will not be infringed according to the 14th, 15th articles of the Copyright law and other normative acts of the Republic of Latvia and international normative acts binding for the Republic of Latvia.

4.2. Provide authorship statements, affirming that there is no other person who would have any rights to their papers, their papers have not been previously published and are not under simultaneous consideration by another publication.

4.3. Provide accurate references for other authors’ pictures, citations, data and other materials used in the original manuscripts.

4.4. Are responsible for the validity of research results provided in their manuscripts.

4.5.Must not be guided by personal, ethnic, gender, sexual orientation, citizenship, religious or political criteria while discussing and analyzing research issues.

4.6. Providing research descriptions (especially in case of studies) must obtain written consent to use personal information (personal data, creative works, photos, etc.) from human subjects (in case of children – their parents’ or caregivers’ consents) who are respondents of the research.

4.7. Undertake to notify the editor promptly, if a significant error has been found in the paper after the publishing.

4.8. Take all the necessary measures to ensure the requirements of the sponsors, if such are involved.

4.9. Take the sole responsibility and undertake to solve the matters independently at their own expenses and risk if any objections or demands from the third parties’ concerning the publishing or using the papers occur.

4.10.        If the authors are acknowledged specialists of certain scientific fields, they have the right to participate in the anonymous reviewing process of submitted papers of other authors.


5.      Reviewers:

5.1. Are experts in certain scientific fields.

5.2. Review the papers anonymously, adding constructive critics or suggestions, taking into account principles of ethics and scientific style, avoiding emotional, unjustified or abusive commentaries.

5.3. Evaluate the content of the papers objectively, according to the scientific article criteria, without regard to ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, citizenship, religious beliefs or political views of authors.

5.4. Inform the editor, if there is a need to invite a specialist of other fields, regarding the specificity of the article.

5.5. Keep confidential all the information related to submitted papers.

5.6. Promptly notify the editor/editor board if there is certainty or suspicion of plagiarism or copyright infringement.

5.7. Promptly notify the editor/editor board of the reasons that prevent them from performing a qualitative review in time or occurrence of the possible conflict of interests, asking to exempt them from reviewing.


6.      In case of a breach of publication ethics or malpractice:

6.1. Complaints concerning the breach of publication ethics are addressed to the Editor-in-chief who afterward informs the editorial board.

6.2. The duty of editors/editorial board is to examine received complaints and provide written replies within one month. If it is not possible to comply with the abovementioned time limit, editors and the editorial board may extend the term in accordance with the procedure prescribed by the Administrative Procedure Law of the Republic of Latvia.

6.3. After receiving complaints the Editor-in-chief requests written responses from the accused authors.  If the authors do not respond or their response does not bring clarity to the situation, the Editor-in-chief addresses the Ethics committee with a request to examine received complaints.

6.4. If the breach of publication ethics occurs, the duty of the Editor-in-chief is to retract unpublished manuscripts of withdrawing them from already published proceedings, in conjunction with informing authors, readers, involved scientific institutions, libraries, and scientific publication databases.