Calling for contributions on COVID-19

Geography Directions has always looked to showcase the importance of geography and geographical insights to pressing issues facing society and the environment. 

We are actively seeking submissions that bring a geographical lens to the current COVID-19 situation and forward-looking pieces that consider the future and the world after the pandemic. These posts should be underpinned by a research/evidence base and written for an informed audience. 

We are also looking to ‘re-blog’ relevant content from other sites that fits with these aims to highlight the significance and importance of geographical research. If you have written for another site, please do bring our attention to the blog!

Blog Types, Style, and Structure

We welcome both short (600 word) and longer (1200 word) submissions. We ask that you embed all references as hyperlinks, using DOI numbers where possible, rather than using academic referencing systems.

Please include suggestions for further reading to go with the posts, ideally some of these should come from the RGS-IBG Journals, Book Series, WIRES Climate change, or Geography Compass. 

We encourage authors to structure the post in terms of the challenge/issue being addressed; the contribution geographical insights bring; and to then highlight key take-away messages 

Submission, review, and editorial processes: 

Please email submissions to journals@rgs.org with “Geography Directions submission” followed by the title of the submission in the subject heading. Please also provide a suggestion of an image to accompany the post (available with a CC-BY license).  

Members of the editorial panel will review all submissions. Although we will not publish everything we are sent, we are keen to read what you do send to us and will try to offer constructive comments on everything we receive.  

Accepted posts will also be subject to full copyediting. We might therefore suggest ways of clarifying the language or making the argument clearer.  

Copyright

All posts will be published under a CC-BY licence (CC-BY-ND if the author prefers). Posts can be re-posted elsewhere in their original or a ‘remixed’ form, with appropriate attribution to the author and Geography Directions.

Mike Bradshaw, Klaus Dodds, Catherine Souch, and Phil Emmerson

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