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The Annals of the American Association of Geographers is one of the world’s foremost geography journals.

It has been published since 1911 and currently has an Impact Factor of 3.302, ranking 15th out of 84 geography journals worldwide.

The Annals contains original, timely, and innovative articles that advance knowledge in all facets of the discipline. 

Articles are divided into four major areas: Geographic Methods; Human Geography; Nature and Society; and Physical Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences. There are Editors responsible for each these themes.

The Annals is published six times a year (January, March, May, July, September and November). One issue per year is a dedicated Special Issue drawing a diversity of papers from across the discipline under a single theme.

Following tradition, the annual Presidential Address is published in Annals; Memorials for former AAG Presidents and exceptionally distinguished geographers are also published. 

Annals Editors To Slow Processes in Response to Challenges Caused by COVID-19


Article submission

Articles can be submitted to Annals for review at any time. All manuscripts should be submitted electronically via the ScholarOne Manuscripts Portal and assigned to one of the Section Editors who will then arrange for it be subjected to peer-review. For detailed instructions about article submission see:

Online access

AAG Members receive online access to all past and current issues of the Annals - 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

The September 2020 issue of the Annals of the AAG is now available online

Back issues

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Special issues

Find out more about past Special Issues and those currently in production

Editorial and production teams

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


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