Sector knowledge: Space & Culture – International Journal of Social Spaces (SAC)

Journal Summary: Space and Culture brings together dynamic, critical interdisciplinary theory and research on social spaces and spatializations, eveyday rhythms and cultural topologies at the interface of urban geography, sociology, cultural studies, studies of time-space, architectural theory, ethnography, media and urban studies, environmental studies. Space and Culture’s unique focus is on social spaces, such as retail, laboratory, leisure spaces, suburbia, virtual spaces, diasporic spaces or migrancy, or the home and everyday life. In every issue, Space and Culture explores and critiques everyday life in contemporary cities, environment, and new media.

Publisher: Sage

Website: https://journals.sagepub.com/home/sac

Access: Subscription; some open access

Journal Type: Academic peer reviewed

Sector knowledge: Progress in Human Geography

Journal Summary: Progress in Human Geography is for those wanting to know about the state of the art in all areas of human geography research – philosophical, theoretical, thematic, methodological or empirical. Concerned primarily with critical reviews of current research, PiHG enables a space for debate about questions, concepts and findings of formative influence in human geography. Four major strands – Perspectives, Reviews, Biographies and Key Publications – shape the agenda setting content of the journal. They enable it to offer critically informed and diverse accounts of the intellectual traditions and contemporary developments that shape and direct human geographical research and teaching.

Publisher: Sage

Website: https://journals.sagepub.com/home/phg

Access: Subscription; some open access

Journal Type: Academic peer reviewed

Sector knowledge: Planning Theory

Journal Summary: Planning Theory is an international peer-reviewed forum for the critical exploration of planning theory. The journal covers the latest debates and developments within the field. A core publication for planning theorists, the journal will also be of considerable interest to scholars of human geography, public administration, administrative science, sociology and anthropology. There exists a broad range of views about what planning theory is and could, or should, be. This reflects an equally diverse range of views about the processes and products of planning as practised in different parts of the world. One of the roles of Planning Theory as a journal is to work through the agreements and tensions between views by publishing quality papers presenting, for instance, strong theoretical arguments, innovative ways of thinking, new ways of applying theory and so on.

At the core of planning is a concern with space and with ethical judgments that may affect immediate as well as trans-generational temporal scales. Sources of planning theories are eclectic and diverse, drawing on disciplines and concerns that range from philosophy, architecture, post-colonial studies and law to the social sciences and design practices. The journal encourages a critical exploration of planning paradigms and ideas that reflect on major planning issues such as social conflict, urbanisation, notions of informality and environmental change. Especially welcome are contributions that clarify or critique current planning theories or introduce disciplinary, cultural, moral or methodological concepts that advance theoretical debates about planning.

Publisher: Sage

Website: https://journals.sagepub.com/home/plt

Access: Subscription; some open access

Journal Type: Academic peer reviewed

Sector knowledge: Northern Scotland

Northern Scotland coverJournal Summary: Northern Scotland is a cross-disciplinary publication which addresses historical, cultural, economic, political and geographical themes relating to the Highlands and Islands and the north-east of Scotland.

Publisher:  Edinburgh University Press

Website: https://www.euppublishing.com/loi/nor

Access: Subscription; some open access

Journal Type: Academic peer reviewed

Sector knowledge: Landscape Research

Landscape research coverJournal Summary: Landscape Research, the peer-reviewed journal of the Landscape Research Group, is a dedicated international forum for debating landscape. The journal is distinctive in its combining of high-quality and innovative research papers with reflective critiques of landscape practice.
Contributions to the journal appeal to a wide academic and professional readership and reach an interdisciplinary and international audience. Whilst unified by a focus on landscape, the coverage of Landscape Research is wide ranging. The journal therefore encourages submissions from a range of disciplines, including environmental conservation, geography (human and physical), landscape architecture, archaeology, history, anthropology, urban studies, planning, design, heritage studies, ecology, countryside management, cultural studies and forestry.
Publisher: Routledge
Access: Subscription; some open access
Journal Type: Academic peer reviewed

Academic journals: Environment and Society

Journal summary: Environment and Society: Advances in Research is an annual review journal, publishing articles that have been commissioned in response to specific published calls. The field of research on environment and society is growing rapidly and becoming of ever-greater importance not only in academia but also in policy circles and for the public at large. This growth reflects the urgency of debate and the pace and scale of change with respect to the water crisis, deforestation, biodiversity loss, the looming energy crisis, nascent resource wars, environmental refugees, climate change, and environmental justice, which are just some of the many compelling challenges facing society today and in the future. It also reflects the richness and insights of scholarship exploring diverse cultural forms, social phenomena, and political-economic formations in which society and nature are intricately intertwined, if not indistinguishable.
Environment and Society publishes critical reviews of the latest research literature on environmental studies, including subjects of theoretical, methodological, substantive, and applied significance. Articles also survey the literature regionally and thematically and reflect the work of anthropologists, geographers, environmental scientists, and human ecologists from all parts of the world in order to internationalize the conversations within environmental anthropology, environmental geography, and other environmentally oriented social sciences. The publication will appeal to academic, research, and policy-making audiences alike.

Publisher: Berghahn

Website: https://www.berghahnjournals.com/view/journals/environment-and-society/environment-and-society-overview.xml

Access: Subscription; some open-access articles

Journal type: Academic peer-reviewed

Academic journals: cultural geographies

Journal summary: cultural geographies is an international journal of peer-reviewed scholarly research on and theoretical interventions into the cultural dimensions of environment, landscape, space, and place. It encourages papers that engage the cultural politics of geographical issues. cultural geographies is particularly committed to the development of methodologically rigorous interpretive approaches that explore how meaning, materiality and/or practice are implicated in the (re)production, maintenance and transformation of cultural worlds as they are materially constituted, represented, imagined, and lived.
The journal’s Cultural Geographies in Practice section offers an editor-reviewed space for critical reflection on creative expression in the discipline of geography, on artistic, civic, and policy practices that inform and/or relate to geographic concerns, and for reflections on and with practitioners in or outside cultural geography. It acknowledges, presents, and discusses the intellectual and practical engagements with the journal’s interests beyond a narrowly conceived academy.

Publisher: Sage

Website: https://uk.sagepub.com/en-gb/eur/journal/cultural-geographies#description

Access: Subscription; some open-access articles

Journal type: Academic peer-reviewed