Geographical Review

The Geographical Review is a quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal published by Routledge on behalf of the American Geographical Society. It covers all aspects of geography. The editor-in-chief is David H. Kaplan (Kent State University).

Geographical Review
Edited byDavid H. Kaplan
Publication details
Routledge on behalf of the American Geographical Society (United States)
1.636 (2018)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Geogr. Rev.
ISSN0016-7428 (print)
1931-0846 (web)
OCLC no.224456890


In 1852, the American Geographical Society began publishing its first academic journal, the Bulletin [and Journal] of the American Geographical Society. This publication continued through 1915, when it was succeeded by the Geographical Review under the direction of the American Geographical Society's Director Isaiah Bowman.[1]

Influential editors include Gladys M. Wrigley, who served as editor from 1920-1949,[2][3] and Wilma B. Fairchild who edited the journal from 1949-1972.[4] Douglas McManis edited the journal from 1978 until 1995 and was credited with maintaining a legacy of high scholarly standards set by his predecessors.[5]

Wrigley-Fairchild Prize

The Wrigley-Fairchild Prize was established by the American Geographical Society in 1994 as a way to promote scholarly writing among new scholars published in the Geographical Review. The prize was given every three years to the author of the best article by an early-career scholar published in the most recent three volumes of the Geographic Review. Beginning in 2020, the Wrigley-Fairchild Prize will be awarded each year. The prize is named for previous editors Gladys M. Wrigley and Wilma B. Fairchild who edited the journal for a combined 52 years.[6]

Abstracting and indexing

The journal is abstracted and indexed in:

According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2018 impact factor of 1.636.[12]


  1. Fairchild, Wilma B. (1976). "Obituary: Gladys Mary Wrigley 1885-1975". Geographical Review. 66 (3): 331–333. JSTOR 213889.
  2. Wrigley, Gladys M. (1952). "Adventures in Serendipity. Thirty Years of the "Geographical Review"". Geographical Review. 42 (4): 511–542. JSTOR 211836.
  3. McManis, Douglas R. (April 1990). "The Editorial Legacy of Gladys M. Wrigley". Geographical Review. 80 (2): 169–181. doi:10.2307/215480. JSTOR 215480.
  4. Monk, Janice (2003-04-01). "Women's Worlds at the American Geographical Society". Geographical Review. 93 (2): 237–257. doi:10.1111/j.1931-0846.2003.tb00031.x. S2CID 144133405.
  5. Mikesell, Marvin W. (2006-10-01). "Douglas R. McManis (1932–2006), Editor and Scholar". Geographical Review. 96 (4): 696–699. doi:10.1111/j.1931-0846.2006.tb00523.x. S2CID 161868821.
  6. "Wrigley-Fairchild Prize". American Geographical Society | Since 1851. Retrieved 2020-02-04.
  7. "Geographical Review". MIAR: Information Matrix for the Analysis of Journals. University of Barcelona. Retrieved 2020-02-05.
  8. "Serials cited". CAB Abstracts. CABI. Retrieved 2020-02-05.
  9. "Master Journal List". Intellectual Property & Science. Clarivate Analytics. Retrieved 2020-02-05.
  10. "Content/Database Overview - GEOBASE Source List". Engineering Village. Elsevier. Retrieved 2020-02-05.
  11. "Source details:Geographical Review". Scopus Preview. Elsevier. Retrieved 2020-02-05.
  12. "Geographical Review". 2018 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Social Sciences ed.). Clarivate Analytics. 2019.