The Illinois Geographical Society publishes a peer-reviewed journal,  Illinois Geographer,  twice yearly in the spring and fall. Editorial offices are located in the Department of Geography-Geology at Illinois State University. Journal articles and book reviews do not necessarily represent the official views of the IGS. 

The editor invites authors of papers on any geographic topic to submit their manuscripts for consideration. All manuscripts should be submitted electronically (Microsoft Word is preferred) and may be emailed to the Editor, Jill Thomas, at All photos, maps and graphics should be suitable for reproduction and printing on a 5.5 x 8.5 inch page. Illustrations can be submitted as hard copies or digitally in jpeg or tiff formats. Authors should also include an abstract of 50-100 words. The Illinois Geographer style broadly conforms to that of the Professional Geographer.  (A link to the PG style sheet can be found here.

Authors should allow at least two months for evaluation of their submission by the editor and at least two anonymous referees before a decision is made about its suitability for publication in Illinois Geographer. Please do not submit articles that have appeared or have received acceptance for publications in other journals. 

Book Review Guidelines can be found here