© Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers)


Edited by: Kavita Datta, Peter Kraftl and Paul Wood (Co-Editors)

Impact Factor: 1.466

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 23/76 (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)

The Geographical journal

Edited by: Keith Richards

Impact Factor: 1.552

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2012: 20/76 (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, commentaries and review essays, all of which are refereed. The Geographical Journal publishes papers that make a major, theoretical, conceptual and/or empirical contribution to the advancement of both geography and ideas pertaining to ‘public relevance’. Particular emphasis is placed on:

  • 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.



Geography Compass

© Blackwell Publishing Ltd

Geography Compass

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
  • Development
  • Biogeography
  • Environment and Society
  • GIS
  • Climatology
  • Earth Observations
  • Geomorphology
  • Hydrology & Water Resources

Read the Letter from the Editor



Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers

© Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers)

Edited by: Gavin Bridge

Impact Factor: 4.011

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2012: 3/76 (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.



Geo: Geography and Environment

© John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers)

UntitledCo-Edited by: Gail Davies and Anson Mackay

Online ISSN: 2054-4049



Geo is a fully open access international journal publishing original articles from across the spectrum of geographical and environmental research. Geo welcomes submissions which make a significant contribution to one or more of the journal’s aims. These are to:

  • encompass the breadth of geographical, environmental and related research, based on original scholarship in the sciences, social sciences and humanities;
  • bring new understanding to and enhance communication between geographical research agendas, including human-environment interactions, global North-South relations and academic-policy exchange;
  • advance spatial research and address the importance of geographical enquiry to the understanding of, and action about, contemporary issues;
  • foster methodological development, including collaborative forms of knowledge production, interdisciplinary approaches and the innovative use of quantitative and/or qualitative data sets;
  • publish papers and commentaries which are of international significance.

Read the inaugural editorial 

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