Wiley and the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) launch Geo!

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Wiley and the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) are thrilled to announce the launch this week of Geo: Geography and Environment. The journal will be the Society’s first fully open access journal, and positions the RGS-IBG and Wiley as world leaders in the publication of geographical research.

Geo is one of the first journals of its kind, publishing high-quality, original articles from across the spectrum of geographical and environmental enquiry. It has an interdisciplinary approach that spans the sciences, social sciences and humanities. The journal will focus on work of international significance, and welcomes submissions that bring new understanding to geographical research agendas, foster methodological development, and address contemporary geographical issues.

‘We are extremely pleased to partner with Wiley to offer a journal that will be at the forefront of many of the exciting developments within geographical and environmental research’ said Dr Catherine Souch, Head of Research and Higher Education at the RGS-IBG. ‘By offering an open access journal, the RGS-IBG is strengthening its commitment to publish and disseminate high-quality research reaching the widest possible audience’.

Geo is edited by Professor Gail Davies, of the University of Exeter, and Professor Anson Mackay, of University College London. ‘Growing imperatives for openness in science present both exciting opportunities and significant challenges for research’, said Professor Davies, ‘Openness has many meanings and the ethos of open access is still at issue. The RGS-IBG is actively shaping these debates and I am delighted to be editing Geo.’

Geo will publish articles under a choice of Creative Commons licenses, allowing authors to be fully compliant with open access requirements of funding organisations where they apply. For more information, and to find out how to submit an article, please visit the website here.