Scottish geography is dead: long live Scottish 'g'eography!

Allan M. Findlay

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    It has been claimed that geography journals located in so-called ‘small nations’ face special challenges. This paper suggests that three processes have demanded rapid responses from all geographical journals: globalisation of research-publishing, changing professional practices and the restructuring of the institutional context within which research is undertaken. These processes have been powerful in re-shaping geographical research. Examining the case of Scottish Geography over the last 20 years, the paper concludes there is much to be optimistic about, even though some might regret that ‘Geography’, as we once knew it, no longer exists. Recognising the challenges of the current research environment provides a useful starting point for the Scottish Geographical Journal to chart a new future for itself and for Scottish geographical endeavours.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)229-235
    Number of pages7
    JournalScottish Geographical Journal
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 2008


    • Scottish geography
    • Bibliometrics
    • Professional practice
    • Scottish universities


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