HG moves to new publisher


 The Historical Geography Specialty Group of the American Association of Geographers and the University of Nebraska Press announce a new publishing partnership. UNP will assume the role of publisher for the group’s journal Historical Geography: An Annual Journal of Research, Commentary, and Reviews with the 2018 volume.

 Historical Geography has a long record of facilitating interdisciplinary and international dialogue among scholars, professionals, and students interested in geographic perspectives on the past. It began as a newsletter, but transitioned to a peer-reviewed annual scholarly journal in 1993. The current editors, Arn Keeling, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Briony McDonagh, University of Hull, and Michael Wise, University of North Texas, along with book review editor John Bauer, University of Nebraska at Kearney, are the latest in a long line of international scholars to lead the journal.

 “We are excited to join UNP’s top-notch journals catalogue,” says Keeling. “It offers Historical Geography a greater profile for the kind of excellent scholarship, reviews and features we’ve been publishing for the past 35 years.”

 In addition to its book publishing program with more than 6,000 titles still in print and 150 new titles each year, the University of Nebraska Press publishes nearly 30 scholarly journals. Its relationships with major academic journal electronic platforms combined with its full service production, marketing, and fulfillment capabilities will allow Historical Geography to move from its current e-only format to availability in both electronic and print forms.

 “The University of Nebraska Press is pleased and honored to be the new publisher of Historical Geography. It will be an excellent addition to our fine stable of journals and a natural fit with our growing list of books in the field of geography,” says Donna Shear, the press’s director.

 Subscribers will continue to enjoy full access to the journal's current issue and archives during the transition. The Press will take over distribution and subscription management later in 2018.

 Founded in 1941 and located in Lincoln, the University of Nebraska Press is a nonprofit scholarly and general interest press books under the Nebraska, Bison Books, and Potomac Books imprints, and in partnership with the Jewish Publication Society, along with about 30 journals. As the largest and most diversified university press between Chicago and California, it is best known for publishing works in Native studies, history, sports, anthropology and geography, American studies and cultural criticism, and creative works. www.nebraskapress.unl.edu