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Geography: Journal Articles & Databases

Information on books, journals, databases and other useful geography resources.

Some Key Geography Journals in English

Irish Geography

Peer-reviewed journal of the Geographical Society of Ireland. Irish Geography is a multi-disciplinary journal that publishes a range of full and short articles, commentaries and reviews on or about Ireland's geographies.

Annals of the American Association of Geographers

International peer-reviewed journal. The Annals of the American Association of Geographers  was first published in 1911. It is recognized as the Association's premier journal for major research articles for all fields of geography.


Anthropocene is an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal answering questions about the nature, scale and extent of interactions between people and Earth processes and systems.

Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography

Since 1969 Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography has published peer-reviewed papers that push Geography’s critical edge, intending to engender the development of a new and better society. Many are inspired by Marxist, socialist, anarchist, anti-racist, anticolonal, feminist, queer, trans*, green, and postcolonial thought.

City Journal (London)

City is a journal of provocative, cutting-edge and committed insights into the contemporary urban world. It records and analyse ’the city’, cities and their futures, and urbanization from multiple perspectives

Cultural Geographies

Cultural geographies is an international journal of peer-reviewed scholarly research on the cultural dimensions of environment, landscape, space, and place.

Environmental Impact Assessment Review

Environmental Impact Assessment Review (EIA Review) is a refereed, interdisciplinary journal serving a global audience of practitioners, policy-makers, regulators, academics and others with an interest in the field of impact assessment (IA) and management.

European Urban and Regional Studies

Peer reviewed journal which provides a forum for dialogue across the different intellectual fields that inform European urban and regional development issues.

Gender, Place and Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography

Peer-reviewed journal aiming to provide a forum for debate in human geography and related disciplines on theoretically-informed research concerned with gender issues.The journal also seeks to highlight the significance of such research for feminism and women's studies.


Geoforum is an international, inter-disciplinary peer-reviewed journal publishing innovative research and commentary in human geography and related fields.The broad focus of Geoforum is the organisation of economic, political, social and environmental systems through space and over time

Geography Compass

Geography Compass is an online-only journal publishing original, peer-reviewed surveys of current research primarily from the human side of the discipline.


Geopolitics is an international, multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal devoted to contemporary research on geopolitics. It provides an arena for scholarly analysis addressing the intersection of geography and global politics from various disciplinary and methodological perspectives

International Journal of Urban Sciences

International Journal of Urban Sciences ( IJUS) is an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal for scientific research and analytical methods on urban and regional studies. IJUS welcomes submissions in the areas of planning, transportation, economics, environment and geography, particularly those that consider the spatial context and focus on issues of theory, method, and public policy.

Journal of Environmental Planning and Management

Journal of Environmental Planning and Management  (JEPM) is a leading international forum for scholarly and accessible papers on all aspects of environmental planning and management.

Cover of August 2020 issue of the Journal of Quaternary Science

Journal of Quaternary Science

Peer-reviewed journal of the Quaternary Research Association

Political Geography

Political Geography is an international peer-reviewed journal which aims to advance knowledge in all aspects of the geographical and spatial dimensions of politics and the political.

Progress in Human Geography

Progress in Human Geography is a peer-reviewed journal focusing on all areas of human geography research - philosophical, theoretical, thematic, methodological or empirical.

Science of the Total Environment

Science of the Total Environment is an international multi-disciplinary peer-reviewed journal for publication of novel, hypothesis-driven and high-impact research on the total environment, which interfaces the atmosphere, lithosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, and anthroposphere

Social and Cultural Geography

Social & Cultural Geography is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes empirical research that makes a strong intellectual contribution to critical human geography and its allied fields. 

Third World Quarterly

TWQ is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes leading research in the field of international studies, examining challenges, policy and development discourses that affect the Global South.

Transactions in GIS

Transactions in GIS is an international, peer-reviewed journal that publishes original research articles, review articles, and short technical notes on the latest advances and best practices in the spatial sciences.

Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers

Transactions is a peer-reviewed international journal of geographical research. It publishes scholarship from around the world and across the whole spectrum of research in the discipline.

Urban Geography

International peer-reviewed journal which publishes original empirical, methodological and theoretical research on urban scholarship.

What Is Peer Review?

Articles in peer reviewed journals have been assessed before publication by subject experts. This means they are the 'gold' standard in academic articles. You will be expected to use peer reviewed journal articles in your assignments.

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Key Databases for Geography

Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management Abstracts

This multidisciplinary database, provides unparalleled and comprehensive coverage of the environmental sciences.


This database, established by the American Geological Institute (AGI) in 1966, provides access to the geoscience literature of the world. GeoRef is the most comprehensive AGI database in the geosciences and continues to grow by more than 100,000 references a year.


This free research database provides scholarly, government and general-interest sources covering the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and governments and what can be done at each level to minimize negative impacts.

Sustainability Science Abstracts

This database explores the management of human use and conservation of the natural resource base, ensuring the attainment and continued satisfaction of human needs in the present as well as maintaining the potential to meet the needs and aspirations of future generations.

ScienceDirect Journals

ScienceDirect contains over 25% of the world's science, technology and medicine full text and bibliographic information. Includes online eBooks, reference works, handbooks, book series, journal titles and backfiles.


Scopus, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, features smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research.

Web of Science

This multidisciplinary research platform lets users search numerous databases simultaneously via one interface.

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