Editorial Policy

Overview

The journal covers Human Geography, broadly conceived to cover topics ranging from geopolitics, through cultural and economic issues, to political ecology. We want to produce a well-written, critical, intellectual journal, not full of empirical detail, and not encumbered by too many citations, a journal that can be read in its entirety. The journal is peer reviewed. We want to give positive, helpful reviews of papers, and not savage them or decline to publish based on minor points made by reviewers who hide behind anonymity. The journal consists of a mix of longer papers up to 7500 words, and shorter papers of up to 3000 words, with timely opinion pieces and book review essays interspersed within the body of the main text of the journal.

We invite you to submit papers, opinion pieces, reviews and editorials to our editorial board. If you have an idea for a contribution let us know what you have in mind, so that we can provide immediate feedback – please email your proposal or paper to the respective editors:

Richard Peet (rpeet@clarku.edu) for substantive articles

John Finn (john.finn@cnu.edu) for book reviews and review essays

Sharlene Mollett (sharlene.mollett@utoronto.ca) for opinion pieces and editorials

Swapna Banerjee-Guha (sbanerjeeguha@hotmail.com) – Editor for South Asia

Jerónimo Montero (jeronimo.montero@durham.ac.uk) – Editor for Latin America

Erik Swyngedouw (erik.swyngedouw@manchester.ac.uk) – Editor for Europe

Wing Shing Tang (wstang@hkbu.edu.hk) – Editor for East Asia

Statement of Publication Ethics

The publication of an article in a peer reviewed journal is the main basis for the development of high quality knowledge. Peer reviewed implies that intellectuals use their expertise in judging the quality of a book or article. Peer review and editorial oversight also guard against plagiarism, meaning the use of other writers’ ideas and language without attribution. These principles for the ethical basis for academic publishing. This journal supports and subscribes to these ethical principles. But it also subscribes to a further ethic: the revenue generated by academic labor should in part (after expenses are met) be returned to the authors of articles: not directly, but through a small grants program that supports further research.