American Geographical Society Announces New Editorial Review Board for Geographical Review

American Geographical Society Announces New Editorial Review Board for Geographical Review

Description: The American Geographical Society announced the selection the Editorial Review Board of its flagship journal, Geographical Review.

[New York City, NY] – [May 1, 2015] — The American Geographical Society (AGS) announced today the appointments of the members of the Editorial Review Board for Geographical Review (GR). The appointments are effective immediately and the work of the new Board will be reflected with the release of Volume 106, Number 1 scheduled to be published in January 2016. The Board is comprised of internationally known experts in geography and related fields from across the United States. They include:

Dr. Paul Adams of the University of Texas,
Dr. Judith Carney of UCLA,
Dr. Karen Culcasi of West Virginia University,
Dr. Melissa Gilbert of Temple University,
Dr. Blake Gumprecht of the University of New Hampshire,
Dr. Guntram Herb of Middlebury College,
Dr. Steven Holloway of the University of Georgia,
Dr. Kent Matthewson of Louisiana State University,
Dr. Beth Schlemper of the University of Toledo,
Dr. Thomas Schmidlin of Kent State University,
Dr. Fred Shelley of the University of Oklahoma,
Dr. Emily Skop of the University of Colorado,
Dr. Susan Walcott of the University of North Carolina,
Dr. Qingfang Wang of the University of North Carolina,
Dr. Barney Warf of the University of Kansas,
Dr. Stacy Warren of Eastern Washington University
Dr. Yehua (Dennis) Wei of the University of Utah, and
Dr. Susy Ziegler of Northern Michigan University

The Geographical Review is the flagship publication of the American Geographical Society. Since 1916, GR has reported the leading research focused on geography and related disciplines. Considered to be among one of the most prestigious journals in the field of geography, GR replaced the original Bulletin of the American Geographical Society which had been the Western Hemisphere’s leading geographic journal in the mid to late 1800s. Today, GR continues to serve as one of the most respected American scholarly journals.

The Editorial Advisory Board will be involved in deciding the direction and goals of the GR, in appraising submissions and recommending reviewers, and in contributing to some of the journal’s special features.

“We are lucky to have a mix of reviewers with long-standing reputations who are on the cutting edge of the discipline” said Dr. David H. Kaplan, the new Editor of GR. “Our goal is a journal that retains its considerable advantages in reporting on the latest research while also providing opportunities for all readers to understand why geography is so essential to our society,” added Dr. Kaplan.

Established in 1851, the American Geographical Society is the oldest professional geographical organization in the United States. It is recognized world-wide as a pioneer in geographical research and education in geography for over 163 years. The mission of AGS is to advance geographic knowledge and the recognition of its importance in the contemporary world. AGS promotes the use of geography in business, government, science, and education with a goal to enhance the nation’s geographic literacy so as to engender sound public policy, national security, and human well-being worldwide. AGS is the only organization focused on bringing together academics, business people, those who influence public policy (including leaders in local, state and federal government, not-for-profit organizations and the media), and the general public for the express purpose of furthering the understanding of the role of geography in our lives. AGS provides leadership to frame the national discussion of the growing importance of geography and geo-spatial tools. The Society maintains its headquarters in Brooklyn Heights, New York.