Tag Archive | open access

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

Originally posted on rhul geopolitics:
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…

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 […]