Area© Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers)
Edited By: Kevin Ward (Editor) and Paul Wood (Co-Editor, Physical and Environmental Geography)
Impact Factor: 1.685
ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2012: 19/72 (Geography)
Online ISSN: 1475-4762
Area publishes ground breaking geographical research and scholarship across the field of geography. Whatever your interests, reading Area is essential to keep up with the latest thinking in geography. At the cutting edge of the discipline, the journal:
- is the debating forum for the latest geographical research and ideas
- is an outlet for fresh ideas, from both established and new scholars
- is accessible to new researchers, including postgraduate students and academics at an early stage in their careers
- contains commentaries and debates that focus on topical issues, new research results, methodological theory and practice and academic discussion and debate
- provides rapid publication
To be accepted, therefore, an article must make a concise, significant and original contribution to geographic knowledge. It should be situated in the relevant literature within and beyond the discipline, and should make a distinctive contribution to debates within human or physical geography. Where possible, links should be made with themes and issues within the wider discipline, with other relevant disciplines, and with concerns in the world beyond geography on which the discipline may offer insight, understanding and critical comment.
The Geographical Journal© Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers)
Edited By: Klaus Dodds
Impact Factor: 1.635
ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2012: 21/72 (Geography)
Online ISSN: 1475-4959
The Geographical Journal has been the academic journal of the Royal Geographical Society, under the terms of the Royal Charter, since 1893. It publishes original research papers and review articles, all of which are refereed. Editorial policy is not influenced by the views of the sponsors. The papers range across the entire subject of Geography, with particular reference to public debates, policy-orientated agendas and notions of ‘relevance’. Particular emphasis is placed on:
- Publishing articles that make a major theoretical, conceptual and/or empirical intervention to the advancement of both geography and ideas pertaining to ‘public relevance’
- Stimulating and shaping future public and policy-orientated agendas across human and physical geography
- Publishing a range of articles, editorial interventions and other forms of commentaries, which investigate why problems, issues and solutions are posed in particular ways
- Evaluating the manner in which geographical knowledge is used to influence and underpin local, national and global policies
- Attracting articles and other contributions that communicate ‘cutting-edge’ research in an accessible manner.
The GJ also carries book reviews and longer comparative reviews of books and other public sources that focus on the public debates, policy-orientated agendas and critical assessments of ‘relevance’.
Geography Compass© Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Edited By: Michael Bradshaw (Editor-in-Chief) and John Kupfer (Associate Editor for Physical Geography)
Online ISSN: 1749-8198
Unique in its range, Geography Compass is an online-only journal publishing original, peer-reviewed surveys of current research from across the entire discipline. Geography Compasspublishes state-of-the-art reviews, supported by a comprehensive bibliography and accessible to an international readership. Geography Compass is aimed at senior undergraduates, postgraduates and academics, and will provide a unique reference tool for researching essays, preparing lectures, writing a research proposal, or just keeping up with new developments in a specific area of interest.
Fields covered by Geography Compass include:
- Economic Geography
- Social Geography
- Cultural Geography
- Political Geography
- Urban Geography
- Environment and Society
- Earth Observations
- Hydrology & Water Resources
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Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers© Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers)
Edited By: Gavin Bridge
Impact Factor: 4.122
ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2012: 3/72 (Geography)
Online ISSN: 1475-5661
Transactions is one of the foremost international journals of geographical research. It publishes the very best scholarship from around the world and across the discipline. In particular, the distinctive role of the journal is to:
• Publish ‘landmark’ articles that make a major theoretical, conceptual or empirical contribution to the advancement of geography as an academic discipline.
• Stimulate and shape research agendas in human and physical geography.
• Showcase the contribution of geographical research to advancing knowledge in the social and physical sciences and humanities.