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Edited By: Kevin Ward (Editor) and Paul Wood (Co-Editor, Physical and Environmental Geography)

Impact Factor: 1.466

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 23/76 (Geography)

Online ISSN: 1475-4762

Associated Title(s): The Geographical Journal, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers

Area Prize

The Wiley-Blackwell Publishers Area Prize for New Research in Geography

2012 Winner FREE ONLINE

Martin C A Muir, University of Dundee
Climate change and standing freshwaters: informing adaptation strategies for conservation at multiple scales
(co-authored with Christopher J Spray and John S Rowan)
Area 44 411–22

Well organised and clearly argued, this article has a strong empirical and conceptual basis and also raises some wider, non-academic issues. Honourable mentions also go to Jake Rom D Cadag (Université Paul Valéry – Montpellier III and IRD, France) for ‘Integrating knowledge and actions in disaster risk reduction: the contribution of participatory mapping’ (co-authored with JC Gaillard; Area 44 100–9) and Chris McMorran (National University of Singapore) for ‘Practising workplace geographies: embodied labour as method in human geography’ (Area 44 489–95).

Part of Area’s mission is to be accessible to new researchers, including postgraduate students and academics at an early stage in their careers. The purpose of the Area Prize is to encourage submissions from new researchers and to reward excellent geographical research. The winner receives a cash prize of £500.

To be eligible for consideration, at the time of submitting their paper, authors should be engaged in full or part-time postgraduate research, or be within three years of the completion of their PhD, or of equivalent professional standing. This time limit excludes any periods of formal career breaks taken for family care responsibilities, health or other personal reasons, or periods spent working outside academia (e.g. in a business or policy environment). Only the lead author of multi-authored papers will be considered; all single authored papers will be considered.

The assessment process
Papers are subject to the normal Area refereeing process and, if accepted, are published. Towards the end of each calendar year the final list of all the papers published in that particular print volume number (i.e. Vol. 45 for 2013) will be known. At that stage, all of the papers eligible for the Area Prize will be collated. Authors will be contacted by email and asked to confirm their eligibility. If they do not respond within the time frame, their paper will not be considered. The Editor’s Committee will then decide which paper to award the prize to. The final decision will be made in relation to Area’s mission to publish the very best of geographical research and scholarship across the field of the subject. The Editor’s decision is final.

Award of the Prize
he winner of the Area Prize 2013 will be announced to the recipient in approximately April 2014, and officially at the AGM of the RGS-IBG in June 2014 together with the other RGS-IBG prizes. Any questions concerning the Area Prize for New Research in Geography should be addressed to the Editor of Area, Kevin Ward, Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers), 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR email or tel +44 (0) 20 7591 3026 fax +44 (0) 20 7591 3001.