International Journal of Applied Geospatial Research (IJAGR)
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International Journal of Applied Geospatial Research (IJAGR)

Editor-in-Chief: Donald Patrick Albert (Sam Houston State University, USA)
Indexed In: Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), SCOPUS, INSPEC and 10 more indices
Published: Quarterly |Established: 2010
ISSN: 1947-9654|EISSN: 1947-9662|DOI: 10.4018/IJAGR


The International Journal of Applied Geospatial Research (IJAGR) is a quarterly, peer-reviewed journal specializing in studies from applied geography that interface with geographic information science and technology. Including both regular and special themed issues, this journal presents policy analysts, geospatial practitioners, and academicians with high-quality articles exemplifying various application domains within applied geospatial research. IJAGR is interested in research highlighting various GIS&T application domains that span the social and physical sciences. The limiting factor is less topical, but more whether such studies incorporate geospatial technologies (geospatial statistics, global positioning systems, geographic information systems, remote sensing, etc.) to answer practical, utilitarian, and applied geographic questions.

Topics Covered

  • Biogeography
  • Business and marketing geography
  • Climatology
  • Economic geography
  • Geography of crime
  • Geomorphology
  • Historical geography
  • Medical geography
  • Military geography
  • Natural hazards
  • Other geographic subfields
  • Political geography
  • Population geography
  • Soil geography
  • Tourism geography
  • Transportation geography

Mission and Scope

The International Journal of Applied Geospatial Research (IJAGR) publishes research that exemplifies the usage of geographic information science and technology (GIS&T) to explore and resolve geographical issues from various application domains within the social and/or physical sciences. IJAGR is designed to provide planners and policy analysts, practitioners, academicians, and others using GIS&T useful studies that might support decision-making activities.

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Open Access Articles: Forthcoming
Volume 8: 4 Issues (2017)
Volume 7: 4 Issues (2016)
Volume 6: 4 Issues (2015)
Volume 5: 4 Issues (2014)
Volume 4: 4 Issues (2013)
Volume 3: 4 Issues (2012)
Volume 2: 4 Issues (2011)
Volume 1: 4 Issues (2010)
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Reviews and Testimonials

The IJAGR initiative is great news for all current and future applied geographers, and I congratulate everyone for contributing to the launch of this enterprise.

– Dr. Barry Wellar, University of Ottawa, Canada

This multidisciplinary journal clearly fills a gap in applying geospatial research results to real-world scenarios.

– Dr. Carlos Granell, Universitat Jaume I, Spain


Editor(s)-in-Chief Biography

Donald Patrick Albert is a professor of geography in the Department of Geography and Geology at Sam Houston State University (Texas, U.S.A.). He earned geography degrees from Salem State College (B.S.), Appalachian State University (M.A.), and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Ph.D.). His articles have appeared in such journals as Applied Geography, Complementary Health Practice Review, Journal of Geography, Papers of the Applied Geography Conferences, The North Carolina Geographer, The Pennsylvania Geographer, The Geography Teacher, The Social Studies Texan, The Police Chief, Texas Journal of Rural Health, World Health Forum, and others. Dr. Albert has contributed as author, co-author, editor, or co-editor on the following books: Geospatial Technologies and Advancing Geographic Decision Making: Issues and Trends (2012), The Geography of Naturopathic Physicians in the United States and Canada (2006), GIS in Law Enforcement: Implementation Issues and Case Studies (2003), A Case Study in the Role of Environmental Values in Conservation: The Roanoke River Project (2002), and Spatial Analysis, GIS, and Remote Sensing Applications in the Health Sciences (2000). Dr. Albert is editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Applied Geospatial Research.

Editorial Board

Associate Editors
Samuel Adu-Prah, Sam Houston State University, United States
Jonathan Comer, Oklahoma State University, United States
Thomas Crawford, Saint Louis University, United States
G. Rebecca Dobbs, Western Carolina University, United States
Carol Hanchette, University of Louisville, United States
Timothy Hawthorne, University of Central Florida, United States
Tony Hernandez, Centre for the Study of Commercial Activity, Canada
Jay Lee, Kent State University, United States
Shuaib Lwasa, Makerere University, Uganda
Dhitinut Ratnapradipa, Sam Houston State University, United States
Richard Ross Shaker, Ryerson University, Canada
John Strait, Sam Houston State University, United States
David Wong, George Mason University, United States
Editorial Review Board
Rick Bunch, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, United States
Ed Cloutis, University of Winnipeg, Canada
Michael DeMers, New Mexico State University, United States
Sagar Deshpande, Ferris State University, United States
Doug Gamble, University of North Carolina - Wilmington, United States
Gang Gong, Sam Houston State University, United States
Carlos Granell, European Commission - Joint Research Center, Italy
William Graves, University of North Carolina - Charlotte, United States
Bin Jiang, University of Gävle, Sweden
C. Keller, University of Victoria, Canada
Zhongwei Liu, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, United States
David Martin, University of Southhampton, United Kingdom
Luke Marzen, Auburn University, United States
Adam Mathews, Oklahoma State University, United States
Darrel McDonald, Stephen F. Austin State University, United States
Ian Meiklejohn, Rhodes University, South Africa
Joseph Messina, Michigan State University, United States
William Morris, McMaster University, Canada
Francois Pinet, Irstea, France
G.P. Obi Reddy, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, India
Wei Song, University of Louisville, United States
Sermin Tagil, Balikesir University, Turkey
Dion Wiseman, Brandon University, Canada
Zengwang Xu, University of Wisconsin, United States
Xinyue Ye, Kent State University, United States


Prospective authors should note that only original and previously unpublished articles will be considered. INTERESTED AUTHORS MUST CONSULT THE JOURNAL’S GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS at PRIOR TO SUBMISSION. All article submissions will be forwarded to at least 3 members of the Editorial Review Board of the journal for double-blind, peer review. Final decision regarding acceptance/revision/rejection will be based on the reviews received from the reviewers. All submissions must be forwarded electronically.

All submissions and inquiries should be directed to the attention of:

All inquiries regarding IJAGR should be directed to the attention of:

Donald P. Albert
Department of Geography and Geology, LDB #332
Sam Houston State University, 1900 Ave I
Huntsville, Texas 77341-2148, USA
Tel: 1-936-294-1453
Fax: 1-936-294-4203

All manuscript submissions to IJAGR should be sent through the online submission system:

Award Winning Articles

  • IGI Global’s Seventh Annual Excellence in Research Journal Awards
    Social Vulnerability to Coastal and Inland Flood Hazards: A Comparison of GIS-Based Spatial Interpolation MethodsIGI Global’s Seventh Annual Excellence in Research Journal Awards
  • IGI Global’s Sixth Annual Excellence in Research Journal Awards
    Estimating Residential Carbon Footprints for an American CityIGI Global’s Sixth Annual Excellence in Research Journal Awards