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The Professional Geographer was initially a publication of the American Society of Professional Geographers but became a journal of the American Association of Geographers in 1949 after the two organizations merged. 

It currently has an Impact Factor of 1.623, ranking 51st out of 84 geography journals worldwide. The Professional Geographer is published quarterly.

The focus of this journal is on short articles in academic or applied geography, emphasizing empirical studies and methodologies. In addition to original articles, The PG also publishes research notes and commentaries.

These features may range in content and approach from rigorously analytic to broadly philosophical or prescriptive. The journal provides a forum for new ideas and alternative viewpoints.



All submissions should be made to The Professional Geographer for peer review via: ScholarOne Manuscripts. Submissions are welcome at any time. For detailed instructions about article submission, see the Instructions for Authors. The following guidelines should be followed when preparing your manuscript: PG Graphics Guidelines and PG Style Sheet. For additional information on manuscript style, please see the Taylor & Francis manuscript layout guide.

Research Notes and Commentaries should be submitted via ScholarOne, but follow a different set of guidelines. Please see the following: 


Online access

AAG Members receive online access to all past and current issues of The Professional Geographer - go to the Members Only page and log in using your AAG member ID, then choose Publications on the top menu and navigate to the AAG Journals page

Latest issue

Volume 73, Issue 2, 2021 of The Professional Geographer is now available online

Back issues

View the Table of Contents for all back issues

Editorial and production teams

Find out about the Editors, Editorial Board and Production team responsible for The PG


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