Journal publishing during the COVID-19 pandemic
The Society’s Editorial Office has always looked to be proactive in taking measures to support our editors, reviewers and authors - no matter what individual or collective issues they are facing - while trying to be fair to all parties involved in the publication of each article.
Please read our statement on the Society's journal publishing activities during the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Over 5,730 institutions subscribe to Area, The Geographical Journal and Transactions of The Institute of British Geographers. These titles are also made available to over 7,939 additional institutions via philanthropic initiatives. Papers published in Geo: Geography and Environment are immediately freely available to read and download.
All our journals are published by Wiley on behalf of the Society. All journals are members of, and subscribe to the principles of, the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
Postgraduate Fellows and Young Geographers can read our journals online as part of their membership. Fellows can opt for digital access to the journals as part of their subscription. If you are a Fellow and would like to change your subscription preferences, please email us.
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Area publishes concise high quality papers and commentaries that shape key debates within and beyond the discipline. Area is an outlet for new debates and emerging scholars.
Edited by: Dr Hilary Geoghegan (University of Reading), Dr Alan Latham (University College London) and Dr Julian Leyland (University of Southampton).
Area has a new regular feature, Ethics In/Of Geographical Research.
The Geographical Journal has been the academic journal of the Royal Geographical Society, under the terms of its Royal Charter, since 1893. It publishes original research papers, review articles, and commentaries from across the discipline, with particular reference to public debates, policy-orientated agendas and notions of 'relevance'.
Edited by: Professor Darren Smith (Loughborough University).
Transactions publishes the very best scholarship from around the world and across the whole spectrum of geographical research. It publishes ‘landmark’ articles that make a substantial theoretical, conceptual or empirical contribution to the advancement of geographical understanding. Transactions papers stimulate and shape research agendas in human or physical geography, and/or showcase the contribution of geographical research to advancing knowledge within and beyond the discipline.
Edited by: Professor Robyn Dowling (University of Sydney), Professor Jo Little (University of Exeter), Professor Colin McFarlane (Durham University), Dr Pat Noxolo (University of Birmingham), and Professor Matthew Sparke (University of California, Santa Cruz).
Geo is a fully open access international journal publishing research articles, review papers, data and digital humanities papers from across the spectrum of geographical and environmental research. It has a cross-disciplinary reach that spans the sciences, social sciences and humanities.
Edited by: Professor Rosie Cox (Birkbeck, University of London), Professor Gail Davies (University of Exeter), Dr Sarah Davies (Aberystwyth University), Professor David Demeritt (King's College London), and Professor Anson Mackay (University College London).
Geo is indexed in the Emerging Sources Citation Index, Scopus, and the Directory of Open Access Journals.
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All articles published by Geo are fully open access: immediately freely available to read, download and share by all. To cover the cost of publishing, the journal charges an Article Publication Charge (APC). More information about APCs, waivers, and discounts is available via the journal's website.
WIREs Climate Change is a Wiley journal published in association with the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) and the Royal Meteorological Society. It provides an important forum to promote cross-disciplinary discussion of a global phenomenon with long-term societal impact.
Edited by: Professor Mike Hulme (University of Cambridge).
Members, Fellows, Postgraduate Fellows and Young Geographers have digital access to WIREs Climate Change as part of their membership package.
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