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Journal overview

The African Geographical Review (AGR) is a leading international peer reviewed journal for geographical scholarship relating to Africa. It publishes the highest quality research in all fields of geography, including human, nature - society, physical and the techniques. The journal publishes several types of articles, including research manuscripts, commentaries, methodological notes, field notes, featured reflections, and book reviews. The overall aims of the AGR are to enhance the standing of geography of and in Africa, to promote better representation of African scholarship, and to facilitate lively academic conversations regarding the African continent.

The AGR is published in association with the American Association of Geographers (AAG). It is the successor journal to the East African Geographical Review (EAGR), which was founded by the Ugandan Geographical Society at Makerere University, Uganda, in 1963. The African Specialty Group of the AAG took over the EAGR in 2000, renamed it and broadened its scope.

Peer Review Statement

All submitted manuscripts, including those in special issues, are subject to initial appraisal by the Editors, and, if found suitable for further consideration, to double blind peer review by at least two independent, anonymous expert referees. Submission is online via Submission Portal.

Authors can choose to publish gold open access in this journal.

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The AAG Review of Books

Publishes reviews, essays and fora which reflect upon publications across the breadth of geographic scholarship and allied disciplines.

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