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Edited By: Kavita Datta (co-Editor, Human Geography), Peter Kraftl (co-Editor, Human Geography) and Paul Wood (co-Editor, Physical and Environmental Geography)

Impact Factor: 1.203

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 32/76 (Geography)

Online ISSN: 1475-4762

Associated Title(s): Geo: Geography and Environment, The Geographical Journal, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change


Aims and Scope

Area publishes ground breaking research and scholarship from across the field of geography. At the cutting edge of the discipline, the journal:

• publishes concise high quality papers and commentaries that shape key debates within and beyond the discipline of geography.
• is an outlet for new debates and original ideas.
• is accessible to both established and new scholars.
• provides rapid publication.

Area carries a topical book review section with in-depth reviews of the latest books related to its mission.

The Area Prize, which is awarded annually, rewards excellent geographical research from new researchers. Read further information about the Area Prize

Please contact the Area editorial office at if you would like to discuss your paper before submission.

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