Rural and Regional Development

Open Access  ISSN: 2959-2119 (Online);  2959-2100 (Print)

Rural and Regional Development is an international and open access journal that covers all aspects of rural and regional development. The journal focuses on sociological and interdisciplinary research on rural policies and economic reforms towards rural and regional development, published quarterly online by SCIEPublish.

Editor-in-Chief

Haitao  Wu Prof. Dr. Haitao Wu
School of Business Administration, Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, Wuhan, China
Brent S. Steel Prof. Dr. Brent S. Steel
Political Science department, Oregon State University, USA

Editorial Board

Article Open Access
Geographical Discrepancies in Higher Education in Sweden
  • Rural and Regional Development 2024, 2(1), 10004; https://doi.org/10.35534/rrd.2024.10004
  • Thomas Blom   Mats Nilsson   Check
     06 Feb 2024

    There is a growing awareness of the importance of higher education in Sweden to reduce social differences in society. There are also various mechani...

    Comment Open Access
    New Geographical (Im)materialities in Rural Spaces for a Renewed Countryside in the Global North. Some Key Comments in the Rural Geography Debate
  • Rural and Regional Development 2024, 2(1), 10003; https://doi.org/10.35534/rrd.2024.10003
  • Angel Paniagua   Check
     19 Jan 2024

    From the point of view of the new (im)materialities and the relevance of vernacular house in the process of rural change and restructuring, this contr...

    Article Open Access
    Plant Proteins Availability in Europe and Asia: A Causality Analysis of Climate, Demographics, and Economic Factors
  • Rural and Regional Development 2024, 2(1), 10002; https://doi.org/10.35534/rrd.2024.10002
  • Kossivi Fabrice Dossa   Yann Emmanuel Miassi   Check
     11 Jan 2024

    The article examines the availability of plant-based proteins in Europe and Asia, considering the challenges posed by climate, demographics, and econo...

    Review Open Access
    Climate Change Adaptation Strategies for Grape Cultivation in Yamanashi Prefecture of Japan
  • Rural and Regional Development 2024, 2(1), 10001; https://doi.org/10.35534/rrd.2024.10001
  • Divya Suresh   Yinjia Zhang   Yuqiu Cao   Rajib Shaw   Check
     09 Jan 2024

    Climate change impacts agricultural production, especially fruits. Amongst fruits, the grape is economically valuable and highly affected by climate c...

    Editorial Open Access
    Globalization, Urbanization and Rural Transformation
  • Rural and Regional Development 2023, 1(2), 10010; https://doi.org/10.35534/rrd.2023.10010
  • Tao Liu   Rongxi Peng   Check
     19 Dec 2023
    Article Open Access
    Measurement of Energy Poverty and Influencing Factors of Rural Households in China
  • Rural and Regional Development 2023, 1(2), 10009; https://doi.org/10.35534/rrd.2023.10009
  • Ruikuan Yao   Ziyou Zhong   Wanli Wang   Check
     18 Dec 2023

    Despite being the world’s largest developing country, China faces significant disparities between urban and rural areas, which exacerbates energy pove...

    Article Open Access
    Local Production, Consumption, and Innovation: Enhancing Sustainability through SMEs in Japan
  • Rural and Regional Development 2023, 1(2), 10008; https://doi.org/10.35534/rrd.2023.10008
  • Tomo Kawane   Ruiyan Zhao   Yasutaka Ozaki   Takuma Otaki   Sreelekha Mazumder   Rajib Shaw   Check
     15 Nov 2023

    The study focuses on the process of business development with the use of food tech and open innovation by Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in...

    Article Open Access
    Risk Analysis of Crisis Management on the Example of Rural Areas in Poland
  • Rural and Regional Development 2023, 1(2), 10007; https://doi.org/10.35534/rrd.2023.10007
  • Dariusz Paweł Masłowski   Check
     12 Oct 2023

    The aim of this article is to analyze and assess the risk of crisis hazards and to introduce possible improvements on the example of the Municipality ...

    Article Open Access
    Depopulation Villages in Poland—Current Status and Possible Transition Scenarios
  • Rural and Regional Development 2023, 1(2), 10006; https://doi.org/10.35534/rrd.2023.10006
  • Monika Olga Wesołowska   Check
     25 Sep 2023

    The picture of many localities undergoing depopulation will change in the coming years. A significant scale of migration and advanced ageing processes...

    Editorial Open Access
    Welcome to the Inaugural Issue of Regional and Rural Development
  • Rural and Regional Development 2023, 1(1), 10005; https://doi.org/10.35534/rrd.2023.10005
  • Brent S. Steel   Check
     25 Aug 2023
    Article Open Access
    Role of Youth in Implementing SDGs Future City in Tosacho, Kochi, Japan
  • Rural and Regional Development 2023, 1(1), 10004; https://doi.org/10.35534/rrd.2023.10004
  • Nanami Yamazawa   Yasutaka Ozaki   Rajib Shaw   Check
     21 Aug 2023

    The “SDG Future Cities” established by the SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) Promotion Headquarters of Cabinet Office of Government of Japan, are be...

    Article Open Access
    Spatio-temporal Evolution and Influencing Factors of Farmland Circulation Price at the County Level in China
  • Rural and Regional Development 2023, 1(1), 10003; https://doi.org/10.35534/rrd.2023.10003
  • Xin Liang   Jingfeng Wang   Cheng Wang   Check
     14 Jun 2023

    Farmland circulation is an important way to achieve moderate scale operation to ensure food security. Based on the spatial analysis and spatial econom...

    Article Open Access
    Spatial Characteristics and Influencing Factors of Migration in Kanagawa, Japan
  • Rural and Regional Development 2023, 1(1), 10002; https://doi.org/10.35534/rrd.2023.10002
  • Yongxi Jiang   Rajib Shaw   Check
     03 Mar 2023

    In the context of “Tokyo centralization”, population migration has become an important factor affecting Kanagawa's economic growth, living standards, ...

    Article Open Access
    Current Challenges to the Sustainable Development of Rural Communities in Russia's Central Chernozem Region
  • Rural and Regional Development 2023, 1(1), 10001; https://doi.org/10.35534/rrd.2023.10001
  • Nadeshda Chugunova   Tatyana Polyakova   Anastasiya Narozhnyaya   Fedor Lisetskii   Check
     28 Jan 2023

    The rural community system in the Central Chernozem Economic Region in Russia is undergoing a radical transformation under ...

    Article Open Access
    Current Challenges to the Sustainable Development of Rural Communities in Russia's Central Chernozem Region
  • Rural and Regional Development 2023, 1(1), 10001; https://doi.org/10.35534/rrd.2023.10001
  • Nadeshda Chugunova   Tatyana Polyakova   Anastasiya Narozhnyaya   Fedor Lisetskii   Check
     28 Jan 2023

    The rural community system in the Central Chernozem Economic Region in Russia is undergoing a radical transformation under ...

    Article Open Access
    Spatial Characteristics and Influencing Factors of Migration in Kanagawa, Japan
  • Rural and Regional Development 2023, 1(1), 10002; https://doi.org/10.35534/rrd.2023.10002
  • Yongxi Jiang   Rajib Shaw   Check
     03 Mar 2023

    In the context of “Tokyo centralization”, population migration has become an important factor affecting Kanagawa's economic growth, living standards, ...

    Article Open Access
    Spatio-temporal Evolution and Influencing Factors of Farmland Circulation Price at the County Level in China
  • Rural and Regional Development 2023, 1(1), 10003; https://doi.org/10.35534/rrd.2023.10003
  • Xin Liang   Jingfeng Wang   Cheng Wang   Check
     14 Jun 2023

    Farmland circulation is an important way to achieve moderate scale operation to ensure food security. Based on the spatial analysis and spatial econom...

    Article Open Access
    Role of Youth in Implementing SDGs Future City in Tosacho, Kochi, Japan
  • Rural and Regional Development 2023, 1(1), 10004; https://doi.org/10.35534/rrd.2023.10004
  • Nanami Yamazawa   Yasutaka Ozaki   Rajib Shaw   Check
     21 Aug 2023

    The “SDG Future Cities” established by the SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) Promotion Headquarters of Cabinet Office of Government of Japan, are be...

    Article Open Access
    Local Production, Consumption, and Innovation: Enhancing Sustainability through SMEs in Japan
  • Rural and Regional Development 2023, 1(2), 10008; https://doi.org/10.35534/rrd.2023.10008
  • Tomo Kawane   Ruiyan Zhao   Yasutaka Ozaki   Takuma Otaki   Sreelekha Mazumder   Rajib Shaw   Check
     15 Nov 2023

    The study focuses on the process of business development with the use of food tech and open innovation by Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in...

    Editorial Open Access
    Welcome to the Inaugural Issue of Regional and Rural Development
  • Rural and Regional Development 2023, 1(1), 10005; https://doi.org/10.35534/rrd.2023.10005
  • Brent S. Steel   Check
     25 Aug 2023
    Article Open Access
    Depopulation Villages in Poland—Current Status and Possible Transition Scenarios
  • Rural and Regional Development 2023, 1(2), 10006; https://doi.org/10.35534/rrd.2023.10006
  • Monika Olga Wesołowska   Check
     25 Sep 2023

    The picture of many localities undergoing depopulation will change in the coming years. A significant scale of migration and advanced ageing processes...

    Article Open Access
    Risk Analysis of Crisis Management on the Example of Rural Areas in Poland
  • Rural and Regional Development 2023, 1(2), 10007; https://doi.org/10.35534/rrd.2023.10007
  • Dariusz Paweł Masłowski   Check
     12 Oct 2023

    The aim of this article is to analyze and assess the risk of crisis hazards and to introduce possible improvements on the example of the Municipality ...

    Editorial Open Access
    Globalization, Urbanization and Rural Transformation
  • Rural and Regional Development 2023, 1(2), 10010; https://doi.org/10.35534/rrd.2023.10010
  • Tao Liu   Rongxi Peng   Check
     19 Dec 2023
    Article Open Access
    Measurement of Energy Poverty and Influencing Factors of Rural Households in China
  • Rural and Regional Development 2023, 1(2), 10009; https://doi.org/10.35534/rrd.2023.10009
  • Ruikuan Yao   Ziyou Zhong   Wanli Wang   Check
     18 Dec 2023

    Despite being the world’s largest developing country, China faces significant disparities between urban and rural areas, which exacerbates energy pove...

    Review Open Access
    Climate Change Adaptation Strategies for Grape Cultivation in Yamanashi Prefecture of Japan
  • Rural and Regional Development 2024, 2(1), 10001; https://doi.org/10.35534/rrd.2024.10001
  • Divya Suresh   Yinjia Zhang   Yuqiu Cao   Rajib Shaw   Check
     09 Jan 2024

    Climate change impacts agricultural production, especially fruits. Amongst fruits, the grape is economically valuable and highly affected by climate c...

    Article Open Access
    Plant Proteins Availability in Europe and Asia: A Causality Analysis of Climate, Demographics, and Economic Factors
  • Rural and Regional Development 2024, 2(1), 10002; https://doi.org/10.35534/rrd.2024.10002
  • Kossivi Fabrice Dossa   Yann Emmanuel Miassi   Check
     11 Jan 2024

    The article examines the availability of plant-based proteins in Europe and Asia, considering the challenges posed by climate, demographics, and econo...

    Comment Open Access
    New Geographical (Im)materialities in Rural Spaces for a Renewed Countryside in the Global North. Some Key Comments in the Rural Geography Debate
  • Rural and Regional Development 2024, 2(1), 10003; https://doi.org/10.35534/rrd.2024.10003
  • Angel Paniagua   Check
     19 Jan 2024

    From the point of view of the new (im)materialities and the relevance of vernacular house in the process of rural change and restructuring, this contr...

    Article Open Access
    Geographical Discrepancies in Higher Education in Sweden
  • Rural and Regional Development 2024, 2(1), 10004; https://doi.org/10.35534/rrd.2024.10004
  • Thomas Blom   Mats Nilsson   Check
     06 Feb 2024

    There is a growing awareness of the importance of higher education in Sweden to reduce social differences in society. There are also various mechani...