ERIC Number: ED202769
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr-22
Reference Count: 0
The Journal of Geography in Higher Education (JGHE): An Attempt to Improve Communication in Geographical Higher Education.
Jenkins, Alan; Gold, John
The paper reviews scope, objectives, and the publication record of the "Journal of Geography in Higher Education" (JGHE) from its beginning in 1977 to 1981. The purpose of the paper was to share concerns of the journals' founders and editors with an audience of American geographers regarding a variety of journal-related matters, including a detailed description of what the journal is and does, the journal's potential significance to American geographers, background of the editorial staff, budgetary limitations, advertising schemes in various parts of the world, future publication prospects, the need for articles with a more practical focus, and the need for more feedback from professional geographers. Information presented about the JGHE characterizes it as being a journal which (1) is the only international journal specifically concerned with the teaching of geography in higher education, (2) was developed largely by staff from Polytechnic Institutes (rather than universities) in the United Kingdom, (3) has so far succeeded in being a reasonably low-cost but high-quality journal, (4) needs authors who are more aware of geographically-related educational literature, and (5) would be very interested in redressing its current bias toward human geography with more articles on physical geography. The document concludes with copies of the contents pages of two recent issues of the JGHE. (DB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Journal of Geography in Higher Education
Note: Paper presented at Annual Meeting of Association of American Geographers (Los Angeles, CA, April 22, 1981).