Geographical Research

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Geographical Research is the internationally-refereed publication of the Institute of Australian Geographers, the peak body representing academic and professional geographers in Australia. The primary objective of Geographical Research is to advance innovative and high-quality work that demonstrates the strengths and diversity of all parts of discipline, and in this endeavour it also supports scholarship from the Institute’s several Study Groups. The Journal includes (but is not restricted to) academic papers, commentaries, book panels, and book reviews. It is published in February, May, August and November each year by John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd.

Geographical Research also invites select contributions to ‘Antipodean Perspectives’ by authors recognised as leaders in their subfields. These authors will be able to provide to the Journal high-level reviews of ‘global’ developments in that subfield, and to consider how geographical research and scholarship have added to and extended international knowledge conducted in or about the region (embracing Australia, New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific). Short papers from practising (professional) geographers, and in geographical education, are also welcome. More information about the work of the Journal may be obtained from the Editor-in-Chief.


Elaine Stratford Editor

Prof Steve Turton

Professor Elaine Stratford
(Editor in Chief)
Professor Steve Turton
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Associate Professor
Danielle Drozdzewski

Dr Alex Lo


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Dr Kirstie Petrou

The Journal is managed by Editors appointed by the Council of the Institute:

Professor Elaine Stratford (University of Tasmania)

Associate Editors:
Professor Steve Turton (Central Queensland University), Associate Professor Danielle Drozdzewski (Stockholm University) and  Dr Alex Lo (Victoria University of Wellington)

Editorial Assistant and Book Review Editor:
Dr Kirstie Petrou

Twitter Account@GeogResearch

Editorial Advisory Board:
Robyn Bartel University of New England
Vicki Brady, EIANZ
Andrew Brooks Griffith University
Harriet Bulkeley Durham University
Nik Callow The University of Western Australia
Jennifer Carter University of the Sunshine Coast
Beverley Clarke Flinders University
Gordon Clark University of Oxford
Kerwin Datu Architectus
David Dunkerly Monash University
Kevin Dunn Western Sydney University
Brian Finlayson The University of Melbourne
Chris Gibson University of Wollongong
Amy Griffin RMIT University
Iain Hay Flinders University
Lesley Head The University of Melbourne
Richie Howitt Macquarie University
Jamie Kirkpatrick University of Tasmania
Christian Kull University of Lausanne
Ruth Lane Monash University
Richard Le Heron The University of Auckland
Cecily Maller RMIT University
Juliana Mansvelt Massey University
Francis Markham The Australian National University
Kirsten Martinus The University of Western Australia
Pauline McGuirk The University of Wollongong
Patrick Moss The University of Queensland
Monica Mulrennan Concordia University
Yamini Narayanan, Deakin University
Jamie Peck The University of British Columbia
Bill Pritchard The University of Sydney
Britta Ricker Utrecht University
Guy Robinson The University of Adelaide
Ian Rutherfurd The University of Melbourne
Kristian Ruming Macquarie University
Thomas Sigler The University of Queensland
Tim Smith University of the Sunshine Coast
Will Smith, Deakin University
Wayne Stephenson University of Otago
Mark Wang The University of Melbourne
Brenda Yeoh National University of Singapore

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All submissions to Geographical Research are handled online in 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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News from Geographical Research August 2018