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Geographical Research

Geographical Research

Edited By:Elaine Stratford, Amanda Davies, Danielle Drozdzewski, Steve Turton

Vol 56(4 Issues in 2018 )

Print ISSN: 1745-5863

Online ISSN: 1745-5871

Impact Factor: 1.677

Digital version available through Wiley Online Library

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Aims and Scope

Geographical Research is the internationally-refereed publication of the Institute of Australian Geographers, the peak body representing academic and professional geographers in Australia. The primary objective of Geographical Research is to advance innovative and high-quality work that demonstrates the strengths and diversity of all parts of discipline, and in this endeavour it also supports scholarship from the Institute’s several Study Groups. The Journal includes (but is not restricted to) academic papers, commentaries, book panels and book reviews. It is published in February, May, August and November each year by John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd.

Geographical Research also invites select contributions to ‘Antipodean Perspectives’ by authors recognised as leaders in their subfields. These authors will be able to provide to the Journal high-level reviews of ‘global’ developments in that subfield, and to consider how geographical research and scholarship have added to and extended international knowledge conducted in or about the region (embracing Australia, New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific). Short papers from practising (professional) geographers, and in geographical education, are also welcome. More information about the work of the Journal may be obtained from the Editor-in-Chief.


The Journal is managed by Editors appointed by the Council of the Institute: Editor-in-Chief: Professor Elaine Stratford (Tasmania) Associate Editors: Dr Amanda Davies (Curtin), Associate Professor Brian Finlayson (Melbourne, outgoing), Dr Wayne Stephenson (Otago, outgoing), Professor Wayne Erskine (incoming), Editorial Assistant: Dr Kirstie Petrou.

A list of the full membership of the Editorial Advisory Board is available here.

Submitting work

For instructions for authors click here.

All submissions to Geographical Research are processed online in ScholarOne. Accepted articles are first published online in Early View, which is available through your library’s electronic subscription. This service enables articles to be downloaded and circulated quickly after they are received in final form. Papers are then published in hard copy four times a year in February, May, August, and November.

Staying in touch

Geographical Research is proud to support the Institute’s Study Groups in: Critical Development; Cultural Geography; Economic Geography; Environmental Sustainability; GIScience—Spatial Analysis and Modelling; Hazards, Risks and Disasters; Health Geography; Indigenous Peoples’ Knowledges and Rights; Legal Geography; Rural Geography; and Urban Geography. Click here for more information about these groups.

Geographical Research also invites you to engage with us on Twitter @GeogResearch.

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