Geographical Review

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Geographical Review  
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The flagship journal of the American Geographical Society
Discipline Geography
Language English
Edited by David H. Kaplan
Publication details
Publication history
Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the American Geographical Society (United States)
Frequency Quarterly
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ISSN 0016-7428 (print)
1931-0846 (web)
LCCN 17015422
JSTOR 00167428
OCLC no. 224456890

The Geographical Review is a quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the American Geographical Society. It covers all aspects of geography. The "Geographical Record" section presents short articles on current topical and regional issues. Each issue also includes reviews of recent books, monographs, and atlases in geography and related fields. The editor-in-chief is David H. Kaplan (Kent State University). According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2014 5 year impact factor of 1.061.[1]


In 1852, the American Geographical Society began publishing its first academic journal, the Bulletin [and Journal] of the American Geographical Society.[2] This publication continued through 1915, when it was succeeded by the Geographical Review.[3]

Notable contributors include Robert J. Flaherty, who introduced the concept for Nanook of the North in his contributions to Geographical Review,[4] Mark Jefferson, who was the chief cartographer of the American Delegation to the Paris Peace Conference in 1919 and presented his article The Law of the Primate City in the 1939, as well as Dr. Martin Pasqualetti who in 2011 introduced his theory on Social Barriers to Renewable Energy Landscapes.


  1. ^ "Geographical Review". 2011 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2013. 
  2. ^ "Geography in America Timeline". Retrieved 2010-06-17. 
  3. ^ Brooks, Arthur, Index to the Bulletin of the American Geographical Society: 1852-1915 (1918) New York: American Geographical Society.
  4. ^ "Map of Belcher Islands". World Digital Library. 1909. Retrieved 2013-06-03. 

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