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2015 Impact Factor: 2.095
2015 Ranking: 27/104 in Environmental Studies | 14/77 in Geography
2016 Release of Journal Citation Reports, Source: 2015 Web of Science Data

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


eISSN: 14770881| ISSN: 14744740|Current volume: 23|Current issue: 3 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.

Electronic access

cultural geographies is available electronically on SAGE Journals at http://cgj.sagepub.com

Highlighted articles

Highlighted articles from cultural geographies can be found at this link.

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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    1. Article types
    2. Editorial Policies
      2.1 Peer review policy
      2.2 Authorship
      2.3 Acknowledgments
      2.4 Declaration of conflicting interests
    3. Publishing Policies
      3.1 Publication Ethics
      3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement
      3.3 Open Access and author archiving
      3.4 Permissions
    4. How to submit your manuscript
    5. Manuscript style
      5.1 File types
      5.2 Journal style
      5.3 Reference style
      5.4 Manuscript preparation
      5.4.1 Keywords and abstracts: Helping readers find your article online
      5.4.2 Corresponding author contact details
      5.4.3 Guidelines for submitting artwork, figures and other graphics
      5.4.4 Guidelines for submitting supplemental files
      5.4.5 English language editing services
    6. After acceptance
      6.1 Proofs
      6.2 E-Prints and Complimentary Copies
      6.3 SAGE production
      6.4 Online First publication
    7. Further information

     

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

    1. 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.

    Deborah Thien
    Department of Geography
    California State University, Long Beach
    1250 Bellflower Blvd.
    Long Beach
    CA 90840
    USA
    E-mail: dthien@csulb.edu

    Hayden Lorimer
    School of Geographical and Earth Sciences,
    University of Glasgow,
    Glasgow,
    UK
    E-mail: hayden.lorimer@ges.gla.ac.uk

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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 communciations 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 Declaration of conflicting interests

    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

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

    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 articles published in the journal. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked using duplication-checking software. Where an article is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where 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 (removing it from the journal); taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author’s institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; banning the author from publication in the journal or all SAGE journals, or appropriate legal action.

    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 our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal 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.

    3.4 Permissions

    Authors are responsible for obtaining 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 visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway

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    4. How to submit your manuscript

    Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you carefully read and adhere to all the guidelines and instructions to authors provided below. Manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.

    cultural geographies is hosted on ScholarOne? Manuscripts, a web based online submission and peer review system ? SAGE Track. Please read the Manuscript Submission guidelines below, and then simply 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 Arun Saldanha or Peter Merriman:

    Arun Saldanha
    Geography 432 SST 267 19th Ave S
    University of Minnesota, USA
    Email: saldanha@umn.edu

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

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

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    5. Manuscript style

    5.1 File types

    Only electronic files conforming to the journal's guidelines will be accepted. Preferred formats for the text and tables of your manuscript are Word DOC, RTF, XLS. Please also refer to additional guideline on submitting artwork and supplemental files below.

    5.2 Journal Style

    cultural geographies conforms to the SAGE house style. Click here to review guidelines on SAGE UK House Style.

    5.3 Reference Style

    References should follow the ‘Humane’ System. Click here to review the guidelines to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

    5.4 Manuscript Preparation

    The text should be double-spaced throughout and with a minimum of 3cm for left and right hand margins and 5cm at head and foot. Text should be standard 10 or 12 point.

    5.4.1 Keywords and Abstracts: Helping readers find your article online

    The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article online through online search engines such as Google. Please refer to the information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords by visiting SAGE?s Journal Author Gateway Guidelines on How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online.

    5.4.2 Corresponding Author Contact details

    Provide full contact details for the corresponding author including email, mailing address and telephone numbers. Academic affiliations are required for all co-authors. These details should be presented separately to the main text of the article to facilitate anonymous peer review.

    5.4.3 Guidelines for submitting 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.

    5.4.4 Guidelines for submitting supplemental files

    This journal is able to host approved supplemental materials online, alongside the full-text of articles. Supplemental files will be subjected to peer-review alongside the article. For more information please refer to SAGE’s Guidelines for Authors on Supplemental Files.

    5.4.5 English Language Editing services

    Non-English speaking authors who would like to refine their use of language in their manuscripts might consider using a professional editing service. Visit English Language Editing Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.

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    6. After acceptance           

    6.1 Proofs

    We will email a PDF of the proofs to the corresponding author.

    6.2 E-Prints

    SAGE provides authors with access to a PDF of their final article. For further information please visit http://www.sagepub.co.uk/authors/journal/reprint.sp.

    6.3 SAGE Production

    At SAGE we place an extremely strong emphasis on the highest production standards possible. We attach high importance to our quality service levels in copy-editing, typesetting, printing, and online publication (http://online.sagepub.com/). We also seek to uphold excellent author relations throughout the publication process.

    We value your feedback to ensure we continue to improve our author service levels. On publication all corresponding authors will receive a brief survey questionnaire on your experience of publishing in cultural geographies with SAGE.

    6.4 Online First publication

    A large number of journals benefit from OnlineFirst, a feature offered through SAGE’s electronic journal platform, SAGE Journals Online. It allows final revision articles (completed articles in queue for assignment to an upcoming issue) to be hosted online prior to their inclusion in a final print and online journal issue which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. For more information please visit our OnlineFirst Fact Sheet

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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 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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