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Annals of the Association of American Geographers 

The Annals of the Association of American Geographers publishes original, timely, and innovative peer-reviewed articles that advance knowledge in all facets of the discipline. These articles address significant research problems and issues, and are attuned to the sensibilities of a diverse scholarly audience. In addition to articles in four major areas — Environmental Sciences; Methods, Models, and Geographic Information Science; Nature and Society; and People, Place, and Region — the Annals publishes integrative and cross-cutting papers, review articles, forums, and book reviews.

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Special Issues

Special Issue that highlights the work of geographers around a significant global theme is published annually in the Annals. Learn more about the Annals Special Issues.



Annals 2016 Special Issue on the Geographies of Mobility

The Annals of the Association of American Geographers invites abstracts of papers to be considered for a special issue on the Geographies of Mobility. This will be the eighth of a series of annual special issues that highlight geographical research around a significant global theme. 

Significant theoretical and methodological contributions are sought from a broad spectrum of scholars who address social, cultural, political, environmental, economic, theoretical, and methodological issues related to human mobility. These include geographic research in areas such as: (im)mobility and social differentiation and inequality; (im)mobility of the oppressed, subjugated and persecuted; (im)mobility and social exclusion; experience of (im)mobility; politics of (im)mobility; commuting; leisure travel; tourism; mobility by different transport modes; sustainable mobility; mobility and resilience; disasters, natural hazards, and mobility; mobility, wellbeing and health; mobility, energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions; space-time modeling and GIS-based analysis of mobility; mobility research methods; and other relevant areas.

Abstracts of no more than 250 words should be submitted by March 1, 2014, to Journals Managing Editor Miranda Lecea ( Final papers will be due on September 1, 2015, for publication in 2016. Papers will have a target maximum length of 5,000 words, with a smaller limit if a large number of tables and/or figures are included. All submitted papers will be subject to full peer review. 

All papers published in the 2016 Special Issue will later be published by Taylor & Francis as an edited book.


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Table of Contents

The September 2013 issue of the Annals of the AAG is now available online.

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