GEOView was an online journal that supported, through publication, the diverse range of high quality research being undertaken by undergraduate students of Geography, Environmental Studies and allied disciplines (e.g. Planning and Heritage Management) across Australian universities. GEOView was an online publication of the Institute of Australian Geographers.

GEOView was one of the earliest online journals of its type. It was established in 1996 by Professor Iain Hay and a group of his second year students at Flinders University to encourage and publicise the diverse range of high quality research being undertaken by undergraduate students at that time in the School of Geography, Population and Environmental Management (SGPEM). The journal takes its name from the students’ society associated with the School at that time: ‘GEOS – Geography, Environment, Oekumene Society’.

The original ambitions of the journal were to give undergraduate students of Geography and Environmental Studies the chance to have their excellent work recognised publicly, provide a growing collection of high quality student work that could be referred to for a variety of learning-and-teaching reasons, and to provide students with the opportunity to participate actively in editorial and critical reviewer roles for an electronic journal.

In late 2008, Iain Hay and Flinders PhD student Edoardo Rosso approached IAG Council with a proposal that the Institute publish GEOView, offering it as a national outlet for undergraduate students. Council accepted the proposal and Edoardo Rosso became the journal’s first national Editor, with Andrew Gorman-Murray and Sean Sloan as the first members of the national editorial board. Andrew Gorman-Murray was then Editor until Steve Turton took on the role of Editor in 2016.

GEOView published the best of student work on the recommendation of assessors and with the consent of the student-authors. Submitted papers were peer-reviewed. The responsibility of the content lies with the authors.

Please click on the *GEOView Archive and login using your IAG login to access previous issues of the journal, from 1997.


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