The Society today announces four new Editors for its journals and book series. The new Editors will start their roles on 1 January 2015.
Editors fulfil a vital and valuable role in enabling the Society to publish some of the best international scholarship through its five journals (Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, The Geographical Journal, Area, WIREs Climate Change, Geo: Geography and the Environment) and through the RGS-IBG Book Series.
Professor Keith Richards (University of Cambridge) has been named as Editor of The Geographical Journal, which has been published since 1831. He takes over from Professor Klaus Dodds.
Professor Peter Kraftl (University of Leicester) and Dr Kavita Datta (Queen Mary University of London) replace Professor Kevin Ward in editing Area, a journal for innovative themes and new ideas. They will work alongside Dr Paul Wood, Area’s Physical and Environment Editor.
Dr David Featherstone (University of Glasgow) has been named as Human Geography Editor of the RGS-IBG Book Series, replacing Professor Neil Coe (National University of Singapore). Launched in 2000, the book series seeks to promote scholarly publications that leave an intellectual mark and change the way readers think about particular issues, methods or theories.
Dr Catherine Souch, the Society’s Head of Research and Higher Education, says: “We are really excited by the new Editors’ ideas and look forward to working with them to bring these to fruition. Klaus, Kevin and Neil leave the Society’s publications in excellent health and we would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank them for their outstanding stewardship.”