Call for Abstracts for Special Issue 2024

Annals journal coverThe Annals of the American Association of Geographers is seeking contributions for a Special Issue on the topic of Networks to be published in 2024.

Networks represent connections between people, things, ideas, and events in physical, digital, or hybrid spaces. They facilitate the dynamic flow of geographic phenomena and interactions between them. The concept of networks is pertinent to a range of actively pursued topics in geography, including, but not limited to, those in environmental/biophysical, health, social-economic, political, cultural, transportation/mobility, communication, organization/collaboration, conflict, crime, and cyber/sensor geographies.

How and why do we perceive and represent geographic phenomena as networks? Do networked spaces challenge established geographic thoughts (e.g., the first law of geography)? Is there new knowledge emerging from networks that transforms how we perceive and represent spaces? Would the knowledge collectively foster new policies? A plethora of researchable questions allows us to explore rich and complex networks to advance the discipline and meet societal needs.

We welcome theoretical, methodological, and empirical contributions to networks from a range of views, such as environmental/biophysical, social/economic, political/cultural, ethical/legal, behavioral, and ontological/cognitive perspectives.

Abstracts of no more than 250 words should be submitted by e-mail to Jennifer Cassidento (jcassidento [at] aag [dot] org) by March 31, 2022. Special Issue Editor Ling Bian will consider all abstracts and then invite a selection to submit full papers for peer review by June 1, 2022.

Papers will have a target maximum length of 5,000 words (including abstract, main text, references, tables, figure captions, etc.). First draft of papers will be due (via ScholarOne) by December 1, 2022 and final papers will be due by October 1, 2023 for publication in 2024.

For questions about this Special Issue, please contact Annals Editor, Ling Bian (lbian [at] buffalo [dot] edu). For questions about the abstract submission process, please contact the Managing Editor, Jennifer Cassidento (jcassidento [at] aag [dot] org).