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Journal of Economic Geography
J Econ Geogr

Published/Hosted by Oxford University Press. ISSN (printed): 1468-2702. ISSN (electronic): 1468-2710.

The 1990s have seen an important geographical turn in economics evidenced most notably by the emergence of a major research field the 'new economic geography' whose subject matter includes spatial agglomerations economies increasing returns path dependence regional growth convergence and imperfect competition. In geography meanwhile a new generation of scholars has sought to extend the scope and significance of 'economic geography' to consider some of the most important issues of contemporary economic life including globalization the growth and decline of cities and regions innovation and the restructuring of economic systems. Differences remain between geographers and economists over the method and scope of 'economic geography' including what The Economist (March 13 1999) contrasted as 'bottom-up versus top-down' approaches to explanation. Nevertheless the field is growing and vibrant and has increasing come to be seen as both a crucial area of innovation in the social sciences and a reference point in the debates about the processes of global economic change and the future of cities and regions over the coming century. The aims of the Journal of Economic Geography are to redefine and reinvigorate the intersection between economics and geography to catalyse the 'meeting of minds' between the disciplines urged by The Economist and to provide a world class journal in the field for the new millennium. To be published on a quarterly basis the journal will be steered by a distinguished Editorial team and Editorial Board drawn equally from the two disciplines. It will see to publish original academic research and discussion of the highest scholarly standard in the field of 'economic geography' broadly defined. Submitted papers will be refereed and will be evaluated on the basis of their creativity quality of scholarship and contribution to advancing understanding of the geographic nature of economic systems and global economic change. Papers should be submitted to either of the two managing editors of the basis of disciplinary affiliation or location they should be written in English of no more than 8000 words and be preceded by a brief abstract. Detailed notes for authors are available on request.

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