Mobilities Journal

Mobilities examines the large-scale movements of people, objects, capital, and information across the world, as well as more local processes of daily transportation, movement through public and private space and the travel of material objects in everyday life. New transportation and digital infrastructures and novel social and cultural practices pose important challenges for coordinating and governing mobilities and for mobility rights and questions of ‘access’. These ‘mobility’ issues have generated new research methods and theories. Mobilities publishes original, theoretically-informed research which is international in scope. The journal addresses major topical issues and fosters scholarly debate around the ‘mobilities’ turn.

Mobilities publishes original, theoretically-informed research which is international in scope. The journal seeks to address major topical issues and to foster scholarly debate around the ‘mobility’ turn.
Papers in the following areas would be considered for publication in Mobilities:

  • Mobile spatiality and temporality
  • Sustainable and alternative mobilities
  • Mobile rights and risks
  • New social networks and mobile media
  • Immobilities and social exclusions
  • Tourism and travel mobilities
  • Migration and diasporas framed in terms of wider mobilities theory
  • Transportation and digital technologies
  • Transitions in complex systems
  • Climate change and transportation energy

Papers should normally be between 8000-11,000 words in total. All submissions undergo rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and anonymized refereeing by up to three referees. There are 5 issues a year including special issues. The decisions of the editors are final.

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Additional Information

2017 Impact Factor: 2.419

Editorial Team

Pennie Drinkall

Pennie Drinkall

Managing Editor


Kevin Hannam

Kevin Hannam



Mobilities Journal Blog Posts

Mobilities 5-year Impact Factor increased to

We are extremely pleased to announce that the Impact Factor for Mobilities increased to 2.043. The journal received 143 citations in 2016 to 70 source items published in the journal in 2014 and 2015. The journal now ranks 25/79 in the Geography and 13/33 in the...

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Mobilities Intersections Preview

Forthcoming Autumn 2016! This special issue brings together 12 contributions on intersections and intersectionalities of mobilities: Mobility Intersections: Social Research, Social Futures – Monika Büscher, Mimi Sheller, David Tyfield Pedestrian circulations:...

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