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Our scholarly publications provide an outlet and support for the dissemination of high quality research across the breadth of the discipline. In 2013, our three main journals alone were accessed online internationally over 1.3 million times.


Area »

Exploring innovative themes and supporting new researchers, Area is at the cutting edge of the discipline and has an annual prize for new researchers.

The Geographical Journal

The Geographical Journal »

Focusing on public debates, policy-oriented agendas and notions of 'relevance' the long-running GJ has exceptionally wide international reach.

Transactions of the IBG    

Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers

One of the foremost international journals of geographical research, Transactions publishes landmark articles which advance the discipline.


Geo: Geography and Environment

Geo: Geography and Environment »

Geo is a fully open access international journal publishing original articles from across the spectrum of geographical and environmental research.

RGS-IBG Book Series

Book Series »

Research monographs publishing the very best of international academic scholarship from geography and cognate disciplines.

WIREs Climate Change

WIREs Climate Change »

Developed in association with the Royal Meteorological Society and Wiley-Blackwell, this review journal provides an important new encyclopaedic reference for climate change scholarship and research.



Geography Directions »

The latest journal content and related news stories from the Society's journals & Geography Compass.

Guides for researchers


Free guides for researchers written by leading academics, with advice on key topics in scholarly publishing and communicating geographical research beyond the academy.

Open Access and the geographical community

Open Access »

The latest updates on the move towards ‘open access’ (OA) publication of research, which will have far reaching effects in the UK and elsewhere.

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