Aims & Scope

Rural and Regional Development is an international and open access journal that covered all aspects of rural and regional development. The journal focuses on rural political science, rural economy, rural poverty alleviation, rural environment, regional economy, regional development, regional government, rural revitalization, agricultural technology transformation, as well as sociological and interdisciplinary research on rural policies and economic reforms towards rural and regional development.

High-level original research articles and timely reviews on theoretical, empirical, conceptual, and experimental studies are very welcome. All submitted manuscripts will be subject to a thorough peer-reviewing process.

Areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Rural and Regional Economics
  • Regulation of Regional Development
  • Rural and Regional Planning
  • Sustainable Rural and Regional Development
  • Inequality & Poverty
  • Transformation and Dynamics of Farmers' Livelihoods
  • Policies on Poverty Alleviation
  • Rural Depopulation and Labor Transfer
  • Agricultural Technology used in Farmers' Livelihood
  • Farmer Income Growth
  • The Wellbeing and Welfare of Rural Elderly
  • Rural Environment