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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, DOI or URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text has been typeset according to the Journal's template and guidelines.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • The writing format (citation, references) follows the APA style (7th edition)
  • The submission includes original text.

Author Guidelines


Contributions to the European Journal of Geography should be grounded in the relevant literature of the specialization they represent as well as make an important contribution to geographic knowledge and/or have a European focus and interest. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically (All authors must register before login in) in MicroSoft Word Format (.DOC). Manuscripts and filenames should be written using the english keyboard letters and numbers only. If file size exceeds 20MB, we recommend sending it in compressed format (.ZIP or .RAR).  Authors might be asked to send additional material as separate files (GIF, MPEG, JPEG, etc). 

Authors are strongly advised to consider citing relevant to their work papers published in the European Journal of Geography (year 2014 and later) in order to increase its CiteScore and Impact Factor (IF). Citations are a well-established measure of research impact. To a relatively new scientific journal like ours this is of major importance and will eventually have added value for both the recognition and validation of their research by others.

After the successful submission of a manuscript authors receive an automated confirmation e-mail. Authors are allowed a maximum of two (2) simultaneously submitted and reviewed manuscripts. For additional guidance on any matters, authors should refer to our sample manuscript ( or consult the journal's secretary (  


EJG does not charge authors any fee for submitting and publishing their work.


Articles submitted to the journal are subject to the following review procedure: Review by the editorial panel in terms of general suitability for the journal. Selected articles are then subject to a double blind review process. Reviewed articles are accepted, revised or rejected on the basis of the recommendations of reviewers. Revised articles are reviewed both by the editor and the original reviewers.

According to current statistics of our records, it takes an average of eight to twenty weeks for the reviewers and editors to submit their comments with respect to the acceptance of papers. We consider this period quite normal for scientific journals of our impact and in our scientific field. 


In accordance with copyright law, the manuscript must be previously unpublished and not duplicate substantial portions of previously published material. Permission to reproduce copyright material must be obtained by the authors before submission and any acknowledgments should be included in the submission. Acknowledgment of source and copyright should be given in cases where photographs, data and media are reproduced. 

All authors are responsible for the originality of the data presented for publication. As part of the journal's standard plagiarism policy and control mechanism an overlap percentage with already published papers will be defined.

The editorial policy is the responsibility of the Editorial Board, but the authors’ opinions should be regarded as their own.


Manuscripts should be written in good English (American or British usage is accepted, but not a mixture of these). Non-native English speakers are strongly advised to have their manuscripts critiqued by an English speaker prior to submission. Authors of papers that don’t meet the above requirements will be asked to undergo professional editing and proofreading services in order to conform to correct scientific English.

Please prepare your manuscript using the English keyboard layout instead of your native one in order to avoid encoding problems due to the presence of accented Latin or non-Latin characters.


For full-length original research articles, the manuscript word count must be between 6.000 - 10.000 words. This includes title, abstract, keywords, tables, illustrations, references, footnotes, etc. Manuscripts of less than 6.000 words will be automatically deleted without further notice.

For short communications (up to 2.000 words) check out this Editorial here presenting the “Geographic Insights in Brief" section.

The abstract for all article types must be between 150 - 250 words. Additionally, the authors should provide three to six keywords expressing the nature of the article and references should adopt the APA style (7th Edition).


Author(s) must be sure that the “reader” of their article possesses the necessary drivers to look or run uncommon data types. When the driver is uncommon, they should give indications where “readers” can download drivers or viewers. They should put this information [between brackets]; e.g., FTP-sites, an URL, e-mail addresses to contact suppliers, etc. We would like to inform you that due to the large number of submitted manuscripts 

Whenever they refer to other types of information that they provide as an additional file, they should put this information between brackets.

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