This page of the Postgraduate section highlights academic journals which are particularly welcoming to submissions from postgraduates. If you know of any (further to those listed below) then please get in touch.
This is a fully peer reviewed academic journal. It is a forum for the analysis of architecture in the mediated environment of contemporary culture. It sees architecture as a phenomenon contained by, formed in, and intrinsically linked to, the politico-media-complex.
Its focus is cross disciplinary and draws on the media, politics and the social sciences. It functions as a platform for publication but, uniquely, also operates as a resource repository. Run by information professionals, the repository offers up-to-date materials and listings for research. It represents an academic first: the combining of research materials and related academic publications on a single platform.
Affect Journal is a new project created by graduates of the School of Geography, University of Oxford, as an attempt to open up critical academic discourses to a wider audience through greater accessibility of writing. The journal has a wide scope, and encourages debate and analysis across the social sciences, although its main emphasis is on geographical and political discourse. The motivation to create the journal was a desire to create a community of like-minded people, whose academic interests extend beyond the bounds of university or conventional scholarship, whilst drawing inspiration from a range of contemporary discourses within the academy.
Affect aims to provide both an outlet and an inspiration for scholars, journalists, artists and writers who share an avid interest in the contemporary political, geographical and social landscape, and a desire to bring about change. As such, the project reflects a frustration with the often parochial and conservative nature of inter-university exchanges, in which funding, departmental goals and the pressure for policy relevance inherently restrict creative freedom. This project aims to dismantle institutional bias, and create a platform for freedom of expression, whilst retaining the rigour of academic research.
For more information about submitting articles, future themes, and about the project in general, please visit our website at: www.affectjournal.co.uk or please email for further questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Environment and Planning D: Society and Space
Environment and Planning D: Society and Space is an international and interdisciplinary journal that provides a forum for the discussion of the mutually constitutive relation between the social and the spatial. It seeks to be philosophically sophisticated, practically relevant, and to concretely theorise a range of contemporary, historical, political and cultural contexts.
Space is broadly conceived: from landscapes of the body to global geographies; from cyberspace to old growth forests; as metaphorical and material; as theoretically nuanced and empirically rich. Interpretations move across theoretical and empirical spectrums, from psychoanalysis to political economy; anthropology to literature; and philosophy to architecture. The journal editors are equally committed to the spatial aspects of political action and the abstractions of social theory. We believe that this commitment is best achieved by keeping a balance between, and placing into creative tension, economic, political, and cultural analyses, informed by theoretical innovation and underpinned by a range of empirical research.
The journal is inherently interdisciplinary, and seeks to broaden this aspect of its work over the forthcoming years. It is international in content, contribution, and readership. Both of these aspects are underpinned and actively pursued by an international, interdisciplinary editorial advisory board. We therefore welcome submissions from geography, cultural studies, economics, anthropology, sociology, politics, international relations, literary studies, architecture, planning, history, women’s studies, art history, and philosophy; and other disciplines and areas that can contribute to the dialogue between society and space.
The journal regularly includes editorials and commentaries, many of which are highly cited and a good number later reprinted elsewhere. These have included analyses of Fallujah and Abu-Ghraib; the Asian Tsunami; and Hurricane Katrina. The journal also publishes book reviews and occasional extended review essays. Recent issues have included theme sections on landscape, indigenous land issues, and the relation between gender and environment.
The study of geopolitics has undergone a major renaissance during the past decade. Addressing a gap in the in the published periodical literature, this journal seeks to explore the theoretical implications of contemporary geopolitics and geopolitical change with particular reference to territorial problems and issues of state sovereignty . Multidisciplinary in its scope, Geopolitics includes all aspects of the social sciences with particular emphasis on political geography, international relations, the territorial aspects of political science and international law. The journal seeks to maintain a healthy balance between systemic and regional analysis.
Geopolitics publishes quarterly and includes one theme issue per year. Review essays that focus on the works of seminal geopolitics studies, as well as contemporary foreign policy practitioners whose policies have influenced the changing world map of the past two decades will also be published.
Political Geography is the flagship journal of political geography and research on the spatial dimensions of politics. The journal brings together leading contributions in its field, promoting international and interdisciplinary communication. Research emphases cover all scales of inquiry and diverse theories, methods, and methodologies. Examples include, but are not limited to
•critical, feminist, and popular geopolitics
•electoral geography and policy analysis
•identity, landscapes, and representation
•peace and conflict studies, states, and territoriality
•political ecology and politics of the environment
•quantitative methodologies and spatial analyses based on GIS
Innovative, high-quality insights into the complex relationship between space and power are published as editorials, interventions, full-length articles, and book reviews.
The editors of Political Geography welcome proposals for special issues on topics that fall within the scope of the journal (http://www.elsevier.com/locate/polgeog).