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Applications are invited for the post of Book Review Editor at Urban Geography!

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Urban Geography has an opening for a Book Review Editor. The post is for an initial term of three years, starting 1 January 2023. Please submit applications by 31 August 2022.

Job Description – Book Review Editor position

We are seeking a Book Review Book Review Editorto join the Editorial team at Urban Geography: Kevin Ward (Editor-in-Chief), Anne Bonds, Ayona Datta and Nathan McClintock (Front-line Editors), Yamini Narayanan (Special Issues Editor), Andy Jonas and David Wilson (Debates and Interventions Editors), Pablo Bose (Urban Pulse Editor) and Joe Penny (Social Media Editor).

Urban Geography publishes 10 issues annually, each containing five to seven research manuscripts in addition to book reviews, editorials, and other special features.Going forward, the book review section of the journal will only publish book review forums. These will take two forms. The first consisting of multiple reviews of a single book, and the second, single reviews of multiple books.

The role of the Book Review Editor is twofold.First, to respond to approaches from those proposing Book Review Forums; Second, to seek out possible Book Review Forums, in terms of books and those who might contribute to a discussion of it. So, there is a reactive and a proactive element to this role.

The Book Review Editor will work collaboratively with the other editors, and the Publisher, Routledge, to coordinate the publication process; overseeing all editorial aspects from submission to final publication.

Journal Description

Urban Geography was established in 1980 by Victor H. Winston, in partnership with the Urban Geography Specialty Group of the American Association of Geographers.Since 2013 Urban Geography has been published by Routledge, Taylor & Francis.The journal is ranked 18/42 in Urban Studies and 30/85 in Geography (2021, JCR classification), with an impact factor of 3.563. You can view further Journal metrics here: Urban Geography journal metrics (

For over four decades Urban Geography has been at the forefront of urban scholarship. It is an international, peer reviewed journal, publishing high-quality, innovative and original empirical, methodological and theoretical research. Foregrounded in the geographical tradition but with a track record of publishing work from across the social sciences, the Editors of the journal encourage authors to think of the journal for their contributions to understanding the current and future global urban condition.

Please visit for additional information about the Journal and Publisher.

Candidate Specification

Applicants should have recognised expertise and a record of scholarship in the context of urban geography and related subjects, and be actively involved with networks within the field. Applicants should be able to demonstrate strong organizational and managerial skills, an ability and willingness to work collaboratively on editorial tasks and a commitment to the mission of Urban Geography.

The successful candidate can be at any career stage. They need not be a senior academic.

Routledge will provide an annual contribution to expenses incurred by the Book Review Editor.

Application Procedure

Applicants are requested to submit a one-page vision statement and outline of qualifications for the position, along with a two-page C.V. Applicants called for interview will be contacted by mid September and a final decision will be taken by early October.

To submit your application, please E-Mail your documents to Kevin Ward (

and Sarah Bird (, under the subject line of, “Urban Geography Book Review Editor”.

If you wish to discuss the position informally before applying, please contact Kevin Ward (

All applications will be treated as strictly confidential. Routledge and the Editorial Team will judge each on its merits without regard to the race, religion, nationality, or sex of the candidate.