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We publish five leading international peer-reviewed geography journals: AreaThe Geographical JournalTransactions of the Institute of British GeographersGeo: Geography and Environment, and WIREs Climate Change. Each year papers published in RGS-IBG journals are downloaded more than one million times worldwide.

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). Over 6,700 institutions subscribe to AreaThe Geographical Journal and Transactions of The Institute of British Geographers. These titles are also made available to around 6,500 additional institutions via philanthropic initiatives. Papers published in Geo: Geography and Environment are immediately freely available to read and download.

Fellows, Associate Fellows and Student Members can read our journals online as part of their membership. If you have any queries about accessing online journals, please email

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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: Professor Sarah Marie Hall (University of Manchester), Professor Alan Latham (University College London), Professor Julian Leyland (University of Southampton) and Dr Jeremy Schmidt (Queen Mary University of London).

Geo: Geography and Environment

Geo is a fully open access international journal. With the environmental crisis worsening, geographers can play a crucial role in conceptualizing and addressing these issues. Geo therefore seeks innovative, interdisciplinary, and impactful scholarship that addresses environmental challenges from a geographical perspective with the aim of providing a critical arena for research on topics such as climate change, sustainable development, and decolonization of environmental knowledge. 

Edited by: Dr Karen Bickerstaff (University of Exeter), Dr Christopher Darvill (University of Manchester), Dr Laurie Parsons (Royal Holloway University, London) and Dr Le Yu (Tsinghua University)

The Geographical Journal

The Geographical Journal has been the academic journal of the Royal Geographical Society 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), Professor Parvati Raghuram (The Open University) and Professor Robert Wilby (Loughborough University).

Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers

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 Ben Anderson (Durham University), Professor Katherine Brickell (King's College London), Professor Beth Greenhough (University of Oxford) and Professor Colin McFarlane (Durham University). The editors are supported by a team of 10 Editorial Board Members.

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WIREs Climate Change

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 Maria Carmen Lemos (University of Michigan) and Professor Dan Friess (Tulane University).

Members, Fellows, Associate Fellows and Student Members have digital access to WIREs Climate Change as part of their membership package.