I have been an active academic editor and reviewer for twenty years, performing a number of roles.  To date I’ve help shepherd over 100 volumes into print and was a founding editor of Dialogues in Human Geography and Social and Cultural Geography.


Journal editing

progress in human geography


Editor, Progress in Human Geography, Sage, 2010-14,  ISI rank 2/61.




dialogues in human geography


Managing Editor, Dialogues in Human Geography, Sage, 2011-2020



social and cultural geography


Managing Editor/Editor,  Social and Cultural Geography.  Routledge, 1998-2009




Encyclopedia editing

international encyclopediaKitchin, R. and Thrift, N. (Co)Editor-in-Chief, International Encyclopaedia of Human Geography (Elsevier, 2005-) 12 volumes, 914 entries, 844 contributors. 978-0080449111

CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title 2010. (American Library Association prize)

Encyclopedia website


Book Series Editing

Key Concepts in Human Geography.  Sage, London. (2004-)
Book Series Editor, Irish Society.  Manchester University Press (2009-)

Editor of special issues

Dodge, M., Kitchin, R. and Zook, M.  Software and the production of space.  Environment and Planning A.  (2009)
Kitchin, R. and Wilton, R. (Eds) (2000) Geography, Disability and Ethics.  Ethics, Place and Environment 3(1): 61-102.
Kitchin, R. and Hubbard, P.J. (Eds) (1999) Research, Action and ‘Critical’ Geographies.  Area 31(3): 195-246.
Freundschuh, S. and Kitchin, R.  (Eds) (1999)  Cognitive Mapping: Current Theory and Practice.  Professional Geographer51(4): 507-561.
Jackson, P. and Kitchin, R. (Eds)  (1998)  Applying Cognitive Mapping.  Journal of Environmental Psychology 18: 219-339.
Kitchin, R. and Toole, S. (Eds) (1994)  Swansea Geographer, 31. pp. 137

Editorial advisory board

AAG Review of Books (2021- )
Routledge/RSA Regions and Cities book series (2019 -)
Big Data and Society (2013- )
Computational Culture (2011-)
GeoJournal (2007-2016)
Journal of Location Based Services (2006-2012)
Journal of Environmental Psychology (1998-2008)
Canadian Geographer (2002-07)
Information Technology, Education and Society (1999-)
Graduate Journal of Social Sciences (2003-)


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