As Gender, Place and Culture: a journal of feminist geography enters its 23rd year, we have appointed two social media coordinators – Anna Tarrant and Lisa Dam – to help extend the readership of the journal. Anna is based at the University of Leeds in the UK where she is a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Research Fellow; she has previously been the Managing Editor of PhD2Published. Lisa Dam is based in Vancouver and was previously the Editorial Manager of Environment and Planning A; currently she coordinates the Allard Prize for International Integrity based at the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia. Anna and Lisa have already made significant strides having set up a Twitter, Facebook, as well as this blog. We are delighted to have Anna and Lisa join us at Gender, Place and Culture and look forward to working with them.
This year, Gender, Place and Culture will move from publishing 10 to 12 issues which is testament to the growth in popularity of feminist geography and the continuing need for theoretically-informed research concerned with gender issues. 2016 is also a year of transition for the journal as the term of two members of the editorial team comes to end. Lynda Johnston stands down as one of the Editors in May 2016 and will be replaced by Kanchana Ruwanpura from the University of Edinburgh. Lynda has been an Editor for five years and has made a significant and valued contribution both to the journal and to feminist geography more generally. At the end of 2016, I will come to the end of my term as Managing Editor at which point Pamela Moss will take on the role. Katherine Brickell, Royal Holloway University of London will then join the journal as one of the Editors. We look forward to working with Kanchana and Katherine in taking GPC forward.