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The African Geographical Review is the journal of the Africa Specialty Group of the American Association of Geographers. It seeks to enhance the standing of African regional geography and to promote a better representation of African scholarship. 

The journal was founded in 1963 by the Ugandan Geographical Society at Makerere University and then called the East African Geographical Review. During the 1980s and early 1990s, publication of the journal was interrupted by political instability in Uganda but resumed in 1997. In 2000 the Africa Specialty Group of the AAG took responsibility for the journal, renaming it the African Geographical Review and broadening its scope. 

The journal provides a medium for the publication of geographical material relating to Africa. Articles are welcomed from any sub-field of geography, as well as contributions that are theoretical, empirical or applied in nature. The journal features five different types of articles: commentaries, research articles, methodological or field notes, featured reflections, and book reviews. Original research contributions are requested, especially submissions from scholars in Africa.

There are currently 3 issues per year (April, August and December) including periodic special issues.


Article submission

Articles can be submitted to the African Geographical Review at any time. Manuscripts must be submitted electronically through Manuscript Central. All are subject to initial appraisal by the Editors and, if found suitable for further consideration, to double blind peer review by at least two independent, anonymous expert referees. For detailed instructions about article submission see:

Information for Authors

Online access

Members of the Africa Specialty Group receive a complimentary subscription to the journal; it is also possible for other individuals and institutions to subscribe

Latest issue

Volume 38 Issue 2 (June 2019) of the African Geographical Review is now available online

Back issues

Back issues dating back to 1997 are available on the Taylor and Francis website

Special issues

Find out more about past Special Issues of the journal

Editor and Editorial Board

Find out about the Editor and Editorial Board responsible for the AGR


For general enquiries about this journal email the Editor