Call for Papers

The editors and editorial board of The Industrial Geographer  invite papers to be submitted for publication consideration. Research published in the journal is peer-reviewed and covers location-focused economic issues encompassing all sectors and geographic scales. The Industrial Geographer encourages submissions that are theoretically-informed and empirically-based from all areas of economic geography, as the IG defines “industry” in a broad context.

One particular emphasis we would like to build in coming issues is an encouragement of what we are calling an increased “inter-generational exchange of ideas” among researchers in economic geography. In connection with this dialogue, we invite broadly-conceived, conceptually-based discussion articles from:

1. Recent Ph.D. graduates in economic geography who have new and unique perspectives on research problems, ideas, methodologies, and/or opportunities that they would like to begin to establish in the geographic literature.

2. Established economic geographers who wish to explore concepts and lessons learned from the perspective of their extended research and teaching careers, for the benefit of the industrial geography research community.

The co-editors (e-mail information below) welcome and encourage preliminary inquiries from persons interested in contributing either kind of article. We also continue to welcome submissions of regular research articles.

As an open access journal, The Industrial Geographer is widely accessible and is distributed by the EBSCO and Proquest databases to institutional subscribers. Please consult the journal web site for author guidelines. Full manuscripts should not exceed 5,000 words. Research notes under 2,500 words are also welcome.

The Industrial Geographer strives to provide a timely review process for all submissions. All manuscripts are subject to double-blind peer review. Ideally, the initial review process will be completed within 6 to 8 weeks from initial submission. No initial review should exceed 12 weeks, except in extraordinary circumstances. Please note that July submissions will not be sent out for review until the first week of August.

Two issues of The Industrial Geographer are published annually, in spring and in fall. Special issue proposals related to the research focus outlined above are welcomed and encouraged. Individuals interested in organizing a special issue should contact either of the co-editors.

For more information, please visit the journal’s homepage or contact the editor: Chuck Yeager.