Geographical Research

Geographical Research is the internationally refereed journal of the Institute of Australian Geographers, the national body representing academic and professional geographers in Australia.

The primary objective of Geographical Research is to advance innovative and high-quality publishing representative of the strengths and diversity of the all parts of discipline. The journal includes academic papers, research reports, essays and book reviews. Contributions to Antipodean Perspectives and the submission of short papers from practising (professional) geographers, and geographers in education, are most welcome.

The journal is published quarterly by Wiley on behalf of the Institute of Australian Geographers, and is managed by Editors appointed by the Council of the Institute.

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Please note that all submissions to Geographical Research are handled online through ScholarOne, accessible via the link above. Accepted articles are published online in Early View, which is available through your library’s electronic subscription. This service enables articles to be downloaded and circulated quickly after they are received in final form.

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Geographical Research is proud to support the Institute’s Study Groups in: Critical Development; Cultural Geography; Economic Geography; Environmental Sustainability; GIScience; Spatial Analysis and Modelling; Hazards, Risks and Disasters; Health Geography; Indigenous Peoples’ Knowledges and Rights; Legal Geography; Rural Geography; and Urban Geography.



Prof. Elaine Stratford (Editor in Chief)


Dr Amanda Davies


Assoc. Prof. Brian Finlayson


Dr Wayne Stephenson 

The Editor-in-Chief for Geographical Research is Professor Elaine Stratford (Tasmania). Other Editors in the team include Dr Amanda Davies (Curtin), Associate Professor Brian Finlayson (Melbourne) and Dr Wayne Stephenson (Otago). Our Editorial Assistant is Dr Kirstie Petrou This editorial team represents a wonderful combination of experience, a range of sub-areas within geography, excellent international links, and the potential for ongoing innovation.

 Editorial Advisory Board

Robyn Bartel, University of New England
Andrew Beer, Adelaide University
Paul Bishop, University of Glasgow
Andrew Brooks, Griffith University
Harriet Bulkeley, Durham University
Beverley Clark, Flinders University
Gordon Clark, Oxford University
Danielle Drozdzewski, The University of New South Wales
Kevin Dunn, University of Western Sydney
Chris Gibson, University of Wollongong
Katherine Gibson, University of Western Sydney
Amy Griffin, The University of New South Wales
Lesley Head, University of Wollongong
Richie Howitt, Macquarie University
Jane Jacobs, Yale-NUS
Jamie Kirkpatrick, University of Tasmania
Christian Kull, University of Lausanne
Richard Le Heron, University of Auckland
Juliana Mansvelt, Massey University
Pauline McGuirk, University of Newcastle
Patrick Moss, University of Queensland
Monica Mulrennan, Concordia University
Jamie Peck, University of British Columbia
Bill Pritchard, University of Sydney
Ian Rutherfurd, University of Melbourne
Regina Scheyvens, Massey University
Jamie Shulmeister, University of Queensland
Tim Smith, University of the Sunshine Coast

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