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Society&Space Virtual Special Issue on GeoPolitics/GeoEconomics

Society&Space Virtual Special Issue on GeoPolitics/GeoEconomics

I’m chuffed (to use a Britishism) to find myself amidst esteemed colleagues in the latest open-access virtual special issue of Society & Space, on Geo-Political Economy. The theme, as elaborated in the introduction by Deb Cowen and Stuart Elden, brings together a (very) wide variety of articles that, while elaborating on political-economy foundations, engage the […]

Learned Societies and the Politics of Publishing

With the annual meeting of the Royal Geographical Society / Institute of British Geographers coming up next week, this seems like an opportune time to present a challenge to the RGS/IBG and other learned societies regarding the ongoing transformation of the academic publishing industry. Although debates have raged throughout the academic blogosphere concerning open-access publishing…

The Politics of Academic Publishing

In my role on the editorial team of Political Geography, I’ve initiated a debate surrounding the role of corporate journal publishers (including, most notably, our publisher, Elsevier) at a time when national research councils, universities, scholars, and politicians are calling for open-access solutions.  Following my introduction, the set of commentaries features a guest editorial by […]