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The Breadth of Geography at Your Fingertips

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Publishing scholarly work and keeping members informed have been core activities of the AAG since it was founded

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Members have online access to the AAG’s four journals. Select the journal you want to search and you will be redirected to the Taylor & Francis website. All issues dating back to Volume 1 are available for each journal.

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Annals of the American Association of Geographers

AAG’s flagship journal has been published since 1911. It is ranked 18th out of 86 geography journals worldwide with an impact factor of 3.9. There are 10 issues every year, one of which is a themed Special Issue. The journal features major research articles that make an important contribution to geographic knowledge.

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The Professional Geographer

Originally a publication of the American Society for Professional Geographers, it became a journal of the AAG in 1949 when the two organizations merged. It currently has an Impact Factor of 1.8, ranking 58th out of 86 geography journals worldwide. There are six issues per year and the focus is on short articles of academic or applied geography, emphasizing empirical studies and methodologies.

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The AAG Review of Books

This online journal launched in 2013 and has become a new forum for the book reviews formerly published in the Annals of the AAG and The Professional Geographer. There are four issues per year that contain scholarly reviews of recent texts in geography and related disciplines.

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AAG’s newest journal launched in 2015. There are two issues per year that contain original peer-reviewed articles that span conceptual and methodological debates in geography and the humanities; critical reflections on analog and digital artistic productions; and new scholarly interactions occurring at the intersections of geography and multiple humanities disciplines.

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Learn about the peer review process

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Peer reviewers are independent specialists in their field and are integral in the progress of research within those areas of expertise. Publishers depend on this work to assess the validity, significance and originality of articles for their journals.

If you would like to learn more about peer review or if you are already a reviewer looking to improve your skills, consult these informative and valuable resources from Taylor & Francis and the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

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The International Encyclopedia of Geography

This annually updated and authoritative overview of geography contains subjects encompassing human geography, physical geography, geographic information science and systems, earth studies, and environmental science. More than 900 expert scholars from over 40 countries bring together their interdisciplinary perspectives on geographical topics and techniques.

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AAG’s New Books Network

Geography Podcast Channel

AAG collaborates with the New Books Network (NBN), a consortium of author-interview podcast channels covering a range of scholarly topics, to sponsor the platform’s Geography channel. The network showcases the wide array of new publications across geography. Know of a recent title? NBN is a crowdsourced entity, and the content is supplied by hosts — and anyone can be a host. Hosts select their book and receive a $25 stipend per interview. Happy listening (and hosting)!

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