The AAG Review of Books was launched in 2013. Book reviews were formerly published in the AAG’s flagship journals, Annals of the AAG and The Professional Geographer, but these have now been brought together in one place, offering scope for more reviews and discussions.
The journal contains scholarly reviews of current books related to geography, public policy and international affairs. It also features review essays reflecting on several books on a particular theme, and book review fora with multiple contributors discussing a title.
The AAG Review of Books is published quarterly (January, April, July and October), online only. Each new issue makes two reviews freely available, and all content older than a year is completely free access for all.
AAG Review of Books Database
In the first four years of the journal's publication more than 250 books were reviewed. You can search the full list of books reviewed by title, author, reviewer, theme and other categories using our new database:
Book review solicitation
Book reviews are written on invitation from the editorial office, although the Editor does welcome suggestions, particularly those pertaining to geographically significant works written by scholars in other disciplines.
To suggest a recently-published book for review or to volunteer to review a new book, please contact the Editor.
If you have been invited to review a book for the journal please consult the following documents regarding manuscript preparation and style:
Humboldt Book Award
Every four years the AAG bestows the 'Humboldt Book Award for Enduring Scholarship in Geography' on a book reviewed in the AAG Review of Books that represents geographic scholarship at its best, and which has enduring scholarly value and importance.
The inaugural winner in 2016 was Geoffrey Martin for his monumental book, “American Geography and Geographers: Toward Geographical Science." Read more in the Press Release.