Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Regional Formation and Development Studies is a scientific journal in the trend of Social sciences. It is a follow-up of “Human Resources as the Main Factor of Regional Development”, published in the period of 2007-2011. In the context of globalization sustainable development of regions turns into a serious problem. The major objective of the journal is to explore social situation in the region and on the basis of this study to offer suggestions for regional policy, emphasizing assumptions for sustainable development in the region. It also analyzes problems of Lithuanian regional policy in the context of EU and globalization processes. Attempts are made to diagnose actual social and economical situation in regions on the basis of major parameters, to make analysis of qualitative changes in labour force, migration related processes, assumptions for development of civil and knowledge society in regions, to discuss problems, related to improvement of efficient management of business institutions and preservation of national identity in the face of globalization. Each article is reviewed by two researchers. The journal is published three times per year in Lithuanian and English.


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

The manuscripts must be submitted in the format outlined in the Instructions to Authors.

The manuscript will be sent to at least two reviewers and one member of the Editorial Board.

The manuscript will be looked by Editor-in Chief and Executive Editor, and remarks, if it necessary will be made.

If it is established that the article is likely to be acceptable for publication after revision, it will be returned to the author or corresponding author for correction.

The authors of accepted articles must then revise the manuscript according to the comments of the reviewers and Editor-in Chief and Executive Editor and return it to the editorial office.

When the manuscript has been revised it will be accepted for publication, or passed for re-reviewing to reviewers for asking their opinion on the acceptability of the paper for publication.

After receiving the re-review(s) the Editorial Board of the journal will make the final decision on the acceptability of the article for publication.


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.


ISSN: 2351-6542