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: Mobilities

Journal cover pageJournal Summary: Mobilities examines the large-scale movements of people, objects, capital, and information across the world, as well as more local processes of daily transportation, movement through public and private space and the travel of material objects in everyday life. New transportation and digital infrastructures and novel social and cultural practices pose important challenges for coordinating and governing mobilities and for mobility rights and questions of ‘access’. These ‘mobility’ issues have generated new research methods and theories. Mobilities publishes original, theoretically-informed research which is international in scope. The journal addresses major topical issues and fosters scholarly debate around the ‘mobility’ turn.
Publisher: Routledge
Access: Subscription; some open access
Journal Type: Academic peer reviewed

Academic journals: Environment and Planning D: Society and Space

Journal summary: Environment and Planning D: Society and Space is a peer reviewed journal publishing theoretically innovative scholarship that examines the contingent and possible relations between the social and the spatial. Papers may push the boundaries of theoretical debate while remaining contextually driven, attentive to questions of power, and inspired through empirical research.
The journal is committed to interdisciplinary approaches to social, economic, political, and cultural analyses across a range of research sites and topics. It holds equally firm commitments to considering the political and social justice imperatives of research and theory. Thus, theorizing the spatial contours of political violence and possibility are as vital to the journal’s mission as are conceptual debates that drive more abstract, although integral, understandings of space and society.

Publisher: Sage

Website: http://journals.sagepub.com/home/epd

Access: Subscription; some open-access articles available

Journal type: Academic peer-reviewed

Academic journals: Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space

Journal summary: Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space is an international journal of critical, heterodox, and interdisciplinary research into the relations between the political and the spatial. It advances debates on the spatialization of politics and the politicization of spatial relations. The journal includes original contributions that integrate empirical and theoretical analyses to engage, advance, challenge, and reframe debates about the political.
Politics and Space values a wide range of critical and radical perspectives and encourages new theorizations, novel methodologies, and decentring ontologies. It encourages research that engages marginalized and oppressed standpoints and critically engages hegemonic forms of power. The journal aims to push the boundaries and potential of research on the political and the spatial by exploring questions including: What is the status of the political in such research? How does thinking politics spatially help us understand pressing contemporary concerns in the world? And how can or should researchers act politically through their scholarship? The substantive scope of Politics and Space extends from urban politics to the politics of international institutions; from political economies of development and empire to political geographies of mobilities and identities; from geopolitics to the governance of environmental crises; and from the spatialities of states and sovereign power to the geographies of social justice.

Publisher: Sage

Website: http://journals.sagepub.com/home/epc

Access: Subscription; some open-access articles

Journal type: Academic peer-reviewed

Academic journals: Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space

Journal summary: Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space is a pluralist and heterodox journal of economic research, principally concerned with questions of urban and regional restructuring, globalization, inequality, and uneven development. International in outlook and interdisciplinary in spirit, the journal is positioned at the forefront of theoretical and methodological innovation, welcoming substantive and empirical contributions that probe and problematize significant issues of economic, social, and political concern, especially where these advance new approaches. The horizons of Economy and Space are wide, but themes of recurrent concern for the journal include: global production and consumption networks; urban policy and politics; race, gender, and class; economies of technology, information and knowledge; money, banking, and finance; migration and mobility; resource production and distribution; and land, housing, labour, and commodity markets. To these ends, Economy and Space values a diverse array of theories, methods, and approaches, especially where these engage with research traditions, evolving debates, and new directions in urban and regional studies, in human geography, and in allied fields such as socioeconomics and the various traditions of political economy.

Publisher: Sage

Website: http://journals.sagepub.com/home/epn

Access: Subscription; some open-access articles

Journal type: Academic peer-reviewed

Academic journals: the Environment and Planning suite

Journal summary: Environment and Planning is a suite of 5 linked journals. First published in June 1969, the first issue of Environment and Planning was one of two issues that year. An immediate success, the journal quickly expanded, spawning a second series, Environment and Planning B in 1974 and adding Environment and Planning C and D in the 1980s. In 2018 Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space was launched.  Environment and Planning series contributes to the interdisciplinary study of space; the stuff of not only of human geography but today a matter of concern for a growing number of related social-science disciplines.

Each journal’s specific focus is as follows:

  • EPA: Economy & Space
  • EPB: Urban Analytics and City Science
  • EPC: Politics and Space
  • EPD: Society and Space
  • EPE: Nature and Space

Publisher: Sage

Website: https://www.eandponline.org/

Access: Subscription; some open-access articles

Journal type: Academic peer-reviewed