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2016 Impact Factor: 2.365
2016 Ranking: 28/105 in Environmental Studies | 19/79 in Geography
Source: 2016 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate Analytics, 2017)

Managing Editors
Dydia DeLyser California State University, Fullerton, USA
Anna Secor University of Kentucky, USA
John Wylie Exeter University, UK
Cultural Geographies in Practice Editors
Hayden Lorimer Glasgow University, UK
Jamie Winders Syracuse University, USA
Book Review Editors
Peter Merriman Aberystwyth University, UK
Amanda Rogers Swansea University, UK


eISSN: 14770881 | ISSN: 14744740 | Current volume: 24 | Current issue: 2 Frequency: Quarterly

cultural geographies is an international journal of peer-reviewed scholarly research on and theoretical interventions into the cultural dimensions of environment, landscape, space, and place. We encourage papers that engage the cultural politics of geographical issues. cultural geographies is particularly committed to the development of methodologically rigorous interpretive approaches that explore how meaning, materiality and/or practice are implicated in the (re)production, maintenance and transformation of cultural worlds as they are materially constituted, represented, imagined, and lived. We do not restrict our remit to any particular methodological or theoretical orientation, but publish both empirically grounded, and theoretically speculative pieces designed to further understanding and debate. We welcome contributions from scholars and practitioners across the arts, humanities, and social and environmental sciences.

The journal’s Cultural Geographies in Practice section offers an editor-reviewed space for critical reflection on creative expression in the discipline of geography, on artistic, civic, and policy practices that inform and/or relate to geographic concerns, and for reflections on and with practitioners in or outside cultural geography. It acknowledges, presents, and discusses the intellectual and practical engagements with the journal’s interests beyond a narrowly conceived academy. We particularly encourage submissions from practitioners beyond the academy, and from collaborations between academics and other individuals and groups.

cultural geographies remains committed to an extensive Book Review section where we publish both review essays and reviews in brief.

A successful paper in cultural geographies will typically:

Advance a new approach to an issue or debate in cultural geography or the humanities and social sciences more broadly.

Significantly further an existing approach to an issue or debate in cultural geography or the humanities and social sciences more broadly.

Detail a truly exemplary empirical case that does not significantly forward new theoretical approaches, but makes clear how existing approaches work.

When authors make clear their contributions in these areas, their papers are much more likely to succeed.

In general, we avoid:

Strictly empirical case studies, or case studies that represent applications of existing approaches without forwarding those approaches.

Interdisciplinary papers that do not engage with cultural geography.

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This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

cultural geographies is an international journal of peer-reviewed scholarly research on and theoretical interventions into the cultural dimensions of environment, landscape, space, and place. We encourage papers that engage the cultural politics of geographical issues. cultural geographies is particularly committed to the development of methodologically rigorous interpretive approaches that explore how meaning, materiality and/or practice are implicated in the (re)production, maintenance and transformation of cultural worlds as they are materially constituted, represented, imagined, and lived. We do not restrict our remit to any particular methodological or theoretical orientation, but publish both empirically grounded, and theoretically speculative pieces designed to further understanding and debate. We welcome contributions from scholars and practitioners across the arts, humanities, and social and environmental sciences.

Editorial Board
Kay Anderson University of Western Sydney, Australia
Ian Cook Exeter University, UK
Philip Crang Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
Tim Cresswell Northeastern University, Boston, USA
J. D. Dewsbury University of Bristol, UK
Mona Domosh Dartmouth College, Hanover, USA
Tim Edensor Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
Harriet Hawkins Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
Scott Kirsch University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Becky Mansfield Ohio State University, USA
Tom Mels University of Uppsala, Sweden
Katharyne Mitchell University of Washington, USA
Catherine Nash Queen Mary, University of London, UK
David Pinder Queen Mary, University of London, UK
Paul Robbins University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA
Mitch Rose Aberystwyth University, UK
Arun Saldanha University of Minnesota, USA
Joan Schwartz Queen's University, Canada
Ola Soederstroem University of Neuchatel, Switzerland
Deborah Thien California State University, Long Beach, USA
Karen Till Maynooth University, Ireland
Keith Woodward University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Advisory Editorial Board
Mark Bassin University of Birmigham, UK
Augustin Berque École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, France
Peter Bishop University of South Australia, Australia
Stephen Daniels University of Nottingham, UK
Felix Driver Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
James Duncan University of Cambridge, UK
J. Nicholas Entrikin University of California at Los Angeles, USA
Matthew Gandy University College London, UK
Claire Hancock University of Paris XII - Val de Marne, France
Donna Haraway University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Peter Hulme University of Essex, UK
Anthony King Binghamton University, SUNY, USA
David Ley University of British Columbia, Canada
David N Livingstone Queen's University Belfast, UK
Gregg Mitman University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA
Pramod Parajuli Portland State University, USA
Mary Louise Pratt Stanford University, USA
Laura Pulido University of Southern California, USA
Gillian Rose Open University, UK
Simon Schama Columbia University, USA
Leonid Serebryanny Russian Institute for Cultural and Natural Heritage, Moscow, Russia
Jonathan Smith Texas A & M University, USA
Sverker Sorlin Umea University, Sweden
Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak Columbia University, New York, USA
Keith Thomas University of Oxford, UK
James L. Wescoat Jnr. University of Illinois, USA
Charles Withers Edinburgh University
Brenda S. A. Yeoh National University of Singapore, Singapore
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  • Please read the guidelines below then visit the Journal’s submission site http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/culturalgeog to upload your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.

    Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/culturalgeog will be reviewed.

    There are no fees payable to submit or publish in this journal.

    As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you.

    1. What do we publish?
      1.1 Aims & Scope
      1.2 Article types
      1.3 Writing your paper
    2. Editorial policies
      2.1 Peer review policy
      2.2 Authorship
      2.3 Acknowledgements
      2.4 Funding
      2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests
      2.6 Research ethics and patient consent
      2.7 Clinical trials
      2.8 Reporting guidelines
      2.9 Data
    3. Publishing policies
      3.1 Publication ethics
      3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement
      3.3 Open access and author archiving
    4. Preparing your manuscript
      4.1 Formatting
      4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
      4.3 Supplementary material
      4.4 Reference style
      4.5 English language editing services
    5. Submitting your manuscript
      5.1 ORCID
      5.2 Information required for completing your submission
      5.3 Permissions
    6. On acceptance and publication
      6.1 SAGE Production
      6.2 Online First publication
      6.3 Access to your published article
      6.4 Promoting your article
    7. Further information

     

    1. What do we publish?

    cultural geographies publishes scholarly research on and theoretical interventions into the cultural dimensions of environment, landscape, space, place and nature.

    1.1 Aims & Scope

    Before submitting your manuscript to http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/culturalgeog, please ensure you have read the Aims & Scope.

    1.2 Article Types

    cultural geographies welcomes contributions from the growing numbers of scholars and practitioners across the arts, humanities and social and environmental sciences who are interested in these cultural geographies. cultural geographies is particularly committed to the development of interpretative approaches to these issues. It does not restrict its remit to any particular methodological or theoretical orientation, but publishes both scholarly papers and more speculative pieces designed to further understanding and debate.

    Papers should not exceed 8,000 words in length, including notes. Longer papers will be considered only under special circumstances.

    Enquiries should be addressed to:

    Dr Dydia DeLyser
    California State University, Fullerton, USA
    dydia@Exchange.FULLERTON.EDU

    Dr John Wylie
    Exeter University, UK
    J.W.Wylie@exeter.ac.uk

    Dr Anna Secor
    University of Kentucky, USA
    ajseco2@uky.edu

     

    cultural geographies in practice

    The cultural geographies in practice section of the journal was launched in 2000 to provide a space for short, engaging, informal and original pieces on creative and often collaborative approaches to cultural geography. It offers a space for critical reflection by academics and non-academics on how practices within the artistic, civic and policy fields inform and relate to the journal's cultural geographic concerns. The section has included academic commentary, pieces by art practitioners, and collaborations between academics, artists and cultural-political groups. The section can also serve as a forum for reflection on academic research as a practical and creative activity.

    The broad remit of cultural geographies in practice allows openness to a range of styles and subjects. Only essential references are required and authors are encouraged to experiment with styles of writing and combinations of text and images where appropriate. Pieces are normally between 800 and 2000 words, or of equivalent length.

    Prospective contributors should contact one of the editors at the addresses below. We are happy to discuss potential contributions before formal submission.

     

    Jamie Winders
    Syracuse University, USA
    jwinders@maxwell.syr.edu

    Hayden Lorimer
    University of Glasgow, UK
    E-mail: hayden.lorimer@ges.gla.ac.uk

    1.3 Writing your paper

    The SAGE Author Gateway has some general advice and on how to get published, plus links to further resources.

    1.3.1 Make your article discoverable

    When writing up your paper, think about how you can make it discoverable. The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article through search engines such as Google. For information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords, have a look at this page on the Gateway: How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online

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    2. Editorial policies

    2.1 Peer review policy

    cultural geographies adheres to a rigorous double-blind reviewing policy in which the identity of both the reviewer and author are always concealed from both parties. Each manuscript is reviewed by at least two referees. All manuscripts are reviewed as rapidly as possible.

    2.2 Authorship

    All parties who have made a substantive contribution to the article should be listed as authors. Principal authorship, authorship order, and other publication credits should be based on the relative scientific or professional contributions of the individuals involved, regardless of their status. A student is usually listed as principal author on any multiple-authored publication that substantially derives from the student’s dissertation or thesis.

    2.3 Acknowledgements

    All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support.

    2.3.1 Writing assistance

    Individuals who provided writing assistance, e.g. from a specialist communications company, do not qualify as authors and so should be included in the Acknowledgements section. Authors must disclose any writing assistance – including the individual’s name, company and level of input – and identify the entity that paid for this assistance.

    It is not necessary to disclose use of language polishing services.

    Please supply any personal acknowledgements separately to the main text to facilitate anonymous peer review.

    2.4 Funding

    cultural geographies encourages authors to include a declaration of any conflicting interests and recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

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    3. Publishing Policies

    3.1 Publication ethics

    SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway

    3.1.1 Plagiarism

    cultural geographies and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.

    3.1.2 Prior publication

    If material has been previously published it is not generally acceptable for publication in a SAGE journal. However, there are certain circumstances where previously published material can be considered for publication. Please refer to the guidance on the SAGE Author Gateway or if in doubt, contact the Editor at the address given below.

    3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement

    Before publication, SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. SAGE’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement is an exclusive licence agreement which means that the author retains copyright in the work but grants SAGE the sole and exclusive right and licence to publish for the full legal term of copyright. Exceptions may exist where an assignment of copyright is required or preferred by a proprietor other than SAGE. In this case copyright in the work will be assigned from the author to the society. For more information please visit the SAGE Author Gateway.

    3.3 Open access and author archiving

    cultural geographies offers optional open access publishing via the SAGE Choice programme. For more information please visit the SAGE Choice website. For information on funding body compliance, and depositing your article in repositories, please visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

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    4. Preparing your manuscript for submission

    4.1 Formatting

    The preferred format for your manuscript is Word. LaTeX files are also accepted. Word and (La)Tex templates are available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author Gateway.

    4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics

    For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines  

    Figures supplied in colour will appear in colour online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version. For specifically requested colour reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from SAGE after receipt of your accepted article.

    All maps, diagrams, figures and graphs should be submitted in the form of completed artwork suitable for reproduction. They should be separate from the typescript (with a list of captions in a separate file)), but their place in the text should be marked.

    (i) Line diagrams: No illustration (including caption) will be given more space than the text area of the journal page ie, 204 mm x 144 mm. Figures should ideally be drawn for a reduction of one-third (remember labelling will be reduced too) i.e., 3:2 or 150:100 mm. Where possible, all figures should be drawn for the same reduction.
    All lines in a drawing should be of even weight. If tints are required the letraset range is the most suitable. Do not use too fine a tint as this may result in a blotchy appearance after reduction. Lettering should be of graphic design standard, should be of even weight and should follow the usual typographical style.

    (ii) Photographs: Photographs do not have to be of a constant reduction. The degree of reduction should, however, be marked on the back, and any areas which are not required should also be marked. The limitations as to size are the same as for line diagrams. The prints should be high-quality glossy prints, showing as much contrast as possible. All costs for reproducing figures in colour must be met by the author.

    Tables
    Tables should be saved as separate files. Indicate in the margin of the text where the tables should be placed.

    4.3 Supplementary material

    This journal is able to host additional materials online (e.g. datasets, podcasts, videos, images etc) alongside the full-text of the article. Supplemental files will be subjected to peer-review alongside the article. For more information please refer to our guidelines on submitting supplementary files.

    4.4 Reference style

    cultural geographies adheres to the ‘Humane’ reference style. View the cultural geographies reference guidelines to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

    4.5 English language editing services

    Authors seeking assistance with English language editing, translation, or figure and manuscript formatting to fit the journal’s specifications should consider using SAGE Language Services. Visit SAGE Language Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.

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    5. Submitting your manuscript

    cultural geographies  is hosted on SAGE Track, a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Visit http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/culturalgeog to login and submit your article online.

    IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely that you will have had an account created.  For further guidance on submitting your manuscript online please visit ScholarOne Online Help.

    All papers must be submitted via the online system. If you would like to discuss your paper prior to submission, please refer to the contact details below.

    Book Reviews
    Any book reviews or books for review should be sent to the one of the book reviews editors Peter Merriman or Amanda Rogers:

    Peter Merriman
    Reader in Human Geography
    Aberystwyth University
    Ceredigion SY23 3BF
    E-mail: prm@aber.ac.uk

    Amander Rogers
    Senior Lecturer in Geography
    Swansea University
    Swansea SA2 8PP
    E-mail: a.rogers@swansea.ac.uk

    All submitted book reviews should include details of the author's department and institution.

    5.1 ORCID

    As part of our commitment to ensuring an ethical, transparent and fair peer review process SAGE is a supporting member of ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between researchers and their professional activities ensuring that their work is recognised.

    We encourage all authors to add their ORCIDs to their SAGE Track accounts and include their ORCIDs as part of the submission process. If you don’t already have one you can create one here.

    5.2 Information required for completing your submission

    You will be asked to provide contact details and academic affiliations for all co-authors via the submission system and identify who is to be the corresponding author. These details must match what appears on your manuscript. At this stage please ensure you have included all the required statements and declarations and uploaded any additional supplementary files (including reporting guidelines where relevant).

    5.3 Permissions

    Please also ensure that you have obtained any necessary permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please see the Copyright and Permissions page on the SAGE Author Gateway.

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    6. On acceptance and publication

    6.1 SAGE Production

    Your SAGE Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the production process. Proofs will be sent by PDF to the corresponding author and should be returned promptly.  Authors are reminded to check their proofs carefully to confirm that all author information, including names, affiliations, sequence and contact details are correct, and that Funding and Conflict of Interest statements, if any, are accurate. Please note that if there are any changes to the author list at this stage all authors will be required to complete and sign a form authorising the change.

    6.2 Online First publication

    Online First allows final articles (completed and approved articles awaiting assignment to a future issue) to be published online prior to their inclusion in a journal issue, which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. Visit the SAGE Journals help page for more details, including how to cite Online First articles.

    6.3 Access to your published article

    SAGE provides authors with online access to their final article.

    6.4 Promoting your article

    Publication is not the end of the process! You can help disseminate your paper and ensure it is as widely read and cited as possible. The SAGE Author Gateway has numerous resources to help you promote your work. Visit the Promote Your Article page on the Gateway for tips and advice. In addition, SAGE is partnered with Kudos, a free service that allows authors to explain, enrich, share, and measure the impact of their article. Find out how to maximise your article’s impact with Kudos.

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    7. Further information

    Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to the cultural geographies editorial office as follows:

    Dr Dydia DeLyser
    California State University, Fullerton
    dydia@Exchange.FULLERTON.EDU

    Dr John Wylie
    Exeter University, UK
    J.W.Wylie@exeter.ac.uk

    Dr Anna Secor
    University of Kentucky, USA
    ajseco2@uky.edu

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