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Dialogues in Human Geography


Managing Editor
Rob Kitchin National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland
Editors
Jeremy Crampton University of Kentucky, USA
Ayona Datta King's College London, UK
Lauren Rickards RMIT University, Australia
Ugo Rossi University of Turin, Italy
Reuben Rose-Redwood University of Victoria, Canada


eISSN: 20438214 | ISSN: 20438206 | Current volume: 7 | Current issue: 3 Frequency: 3 Times/Year


The primary aim of Dialogues in Human Geography is to stimulate open and critical debate on the philosophical, methodological and pedagogic foundations of geographic thought and praxis. It publishes articles, with responses, which seek to critique present thinking and praxis and set the agenda for future avenues of geographic thought, empirical research and pedagogy. Dialogues is theoretical in orientation, forward looking, and seeks to publish original and innovative work that pushes the boundaries of geographical theory, praxis and pedagogy through a unique (in Geography) and innovative format of open peer commentary. This format strongly encourages engaged dialogue. The scope of the journal is both the broad agenda of human geography as a whole (and in relation to the social sciences, humanities, and environmental sciences more generally) and specific ideas, debates, and modes of praxis within disciplinary sub-fields. It has relevance and utility to those interested in all aspects of the discipline.

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

The primary aim of Dialogues in Human Geography is to stimulate open and critical debate on the philosophical, methodological and pedagogic foundations of geographic thought and praxis. It publishes articles, with responses, which seek to critique present thinking and praxis and set the agenda for future avenues of geographic thought, empirical research and pedagogy. Dialogues is theoretical in orientation, forward looking, and seeks to publish original and innovative work that pushes the boundaries of geographical theory, praxis and pedagogy through a unique (in Geography) and innovative format of open peer commentary. This format strongly encourages engaged dialogue. The scope of the journal is both the broad agenda of human geography as a whole (and in relation to the social sciences, humanities, and environmental sciences more generally) and specific ideas, debates, and modes of praxis within disciplinary sub-fields. It has relevance and utility to those interested in all aspects of the discipline.

Editorial Board
Moaz Azaryahu University of Haifa, Israel
Tim Bunnell National University of Singapore, Singapore
Roger Chan The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Julie Cupples University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Vincent Del Casino California State University Long Beach, USA
Deborah Dixon Aberystwyth University, UK
Robyn Dowling Macquarie University, Australia
James Faulconbridge Lancaster University, UK
Rina Ghose University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA
Chris Gibson University of Wollongong, Australia
Michael Goodchild University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Matt Henry Massey University, New Zealand
John-Paul Jones III University of Arizona, USA
Cindi Katz The City University of New York, USA
Richard Le Heron University of Auckland, New Zealand
Loretta Lees Leicester University, UK
Denis Linehan University College Cork, Ireland
Robyn Longhurst University of Waikato, New Zealand
Charles Mather Witwatersrand University, South Africa
Sara McLafferty University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
David O'Sullivan University of Auckland, New Zealand
Anssi Paasi University of Oulu, Finland
Professor Sue Parnell University of Cape Town, South Africa
Chris Philo University of Glasgow, UK
John Pickles Univ of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Bill Pritchard University of Sydney, Australia
Scott Prudham University of Toronto, Canada
Paul Robbins University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA
Gillian Rose Open University, UK
Joao Sarmento University of Lisbon, Portugal
Rich Schein University of Kentucky, USA
Eric Sheppard University California, Los Angeles, USA
Kirsten Simonsen Roskilde University, Denmark
Mathew Sparke University of Washington, Seatle, USA
Mathis Stock Institut Universitaire Kurt Bvsch (IUKB), Switzerland
Jou Sue-ching National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Henry Wai-chung Yeung National University of Singapore, Singapore
Joel Wainwright Ohio State University, USA
Benno Werlen Friedrich-Schiller-Universitat Jena, Germany
Michael Woods University of Wales, Aberystwyth, UK
Hsu Jinn Yuh National Taiwan University, Taiwan

This Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics

Please read the guidelines below then visit the Journal’s submission site http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/dhg 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 Dialogues in Human Geography 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?

The primary aim of Dialogues in Human Geography is to stimulate open and critical debate on the philosophical, methodological and pedagogic foundations of geographic thought and praxis. It publishes articles, with commentaries and responses, which seek to critique present thinking and praxis and to set the agenda for future avenues of geographic thought, empirical research and pedagogy. Dialogues is theoretical in orientation, forward looking, and seeks to publish original and innovative work that pushes the boundaries of geographical theory, praxis and pedagogy through a unique (in Geography) and innovative format of open peer commentary. This format strongly encourages engaged dialogue. The scope of the journal is both the broad agenda of human geography as a whole (and in relation to the social sciences, humanities and environmental sciences more generally) and specific ideas, debates and modes of praxis within disciplinary sub-fields. It therefore has relevance and utility to those interested in all aspects of the discipline

1.1 Aims & Scope

Before submitting your manuscript to Dialogues in Human Geography, please ensure you have read the Aims & Scope.

1.2 Article Types

Dialogues in Human Geography publishes original research and commentary articles on all aspects of Human Geography.  Every article published will form the heart of a forum.  In addition there will be a further engagements section and book review forums.

  1. Forums - The forums will be the primary sections of the journal.  Each issue will contain two forums, each divided into three parts: the primary article (max. 12,000 words), followed by up to six open reviews (max. 2000 words each) and a short reply to the reviews by the author(s) of the primary article (max. 2000 words).
  2. Further engagements - This section will publish commentaries by readers of the journal in response to forums published in previous issues (max. 2000 words per commentary).  Again the authors of the primary article will be given the opportunity to respond (max. 2000 words).
  3. Book forum - This section will concentrate on one (or two) selected research monograph(s) per issue, with up to six reviewers critiquing the work (max. 1500 words), followed by a response from the book’s author (max. 1500 words).  The book to be reviewed will be selected by the Book Review Editor in negotiation with the other editors, and will be chosen on the basis of its scholarship and argument.

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

Dialogues in Human Geography operates a two stage review process.

Stage 1: Double-blind peer review.  Every paper is subject to a standard, double-blind refereeing process wherein the reviewer’s name is withheld from the author and the author’s name from the reviewer. The reviewer may at their own discretion opt to reveal their name to the author in their review but our standard policy practice is for both identities to remain concealed. Each manuscript is reviewed by at least three referees. All manuscripts are reviewed as rapidly as possible, and an editorial decision is generally reached within 4–6 weeks of submission. Submissions may go through multiple rounds of blind review prior to acceptance.

Stage 2:  Open peer commentary.  Once the paper is formally accepted by the editors, it will then be sent to a number (e.g. 4–8) of commentators who will write responses for publication alongside the accepted paper. Commentators may or may not have been in the original group of reviewers. Published comments will be reviewed by an editor, and in most cases are not subject to peer review. The author will be invited to respond to these comments.

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.

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

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.

2.4 Declaration of conflicting interests

Dialogues in Human Geography 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

Dialogues in Human Geography 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

Dialogues in Human Geography 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

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. For more information please refer to our guidelines on submitting supplementary files.

4.4 Reference style

Dialogues in Human Geography adheres to the SAGE Harvard reference style. View the SAGE Harvard guidelines to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

If you use EndNote to manage references, you can download the SAGE Harvard EndNote output file.

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

Dialogues in Human Geography is hosted on SAGE Track, a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Visit http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/dhg 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:

Rob Kitchin            
National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis (NIRSA)
National University of Ireland, Maynooth
Co. Kildare    
REPUBLIC OF IRELAND    

Rob.Kitchin@nuim.ie

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 Dialogues in Human Geography editorial office as follows:

Rob Kitchin         
National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis (NIRSA)
National University of Ireland, Maynooth
Co. Kildare 
REPUBLIC OF IRELAND   

Rob.Kitchin@nuim.ie

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