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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 or .docx). 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 (microsoft word template) 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 5.000 - 10.000 words. This includes title, abstract, keywords, tables, illustrations, references, footnotes, etc. Manuscripts of less than 5.000 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).


Authors may be requested to provide the raw data relevant to the paper for editorial review. They should also be prepared to provide public access to such data. Data must be cited in the same way as article, book, and web citations and authors are required to include data citations as part of their reference list.


Authors must guarantee the submitted manuscript was originally written by them. The work must not have been published previously nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere. If the work and/or words of others are included, they must be appropriately cited or quoted.


The authors should properly acknowledge any work in the manuscript that has been contributed by others.


All submissions must include disclosure of all relationships that could be viewed as presenting a potential conflict of interest.


For research that includes experiments involving humans, a statement of compliance is required to show that procedures were followed in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional and national). For research that reports on experiments involving animals, authors are asked to indicate whether the institutional and/or national guide for the care and use of laboratory animals was followed.

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Special Issue: Future-Ready Geography

The European Journal of Geography invites submissions for a special issue in connection with the EUROGEO Annual Meeting and Conference 2023 in Krakow to promote a future-oriented exchange and discussion among scholars from all sub-disciplines of geography as well as geography teachers and faculty leaders on how geography as a science and school subject can prepare for the "future"

We invite contributions that address the future of the science of geography. This includes, but is not limited to, research on:

-What theoretical concepts and paradigms will dominate geographic research and geographic education research in the future?
-What are the critical issues and challenges for geography as a discipline and school subject in the near future?
-What is the role of geography in preparing society for the future?
-What issues will be central to geography as a forward-looking science?
-How should geography as a science and school subject respond to environmental, socioeconomic, and political issues of global, regional, and local importance in order to effectively use its potential as an applied science?
-What methods, techniques, and tools of data collection and analysis efficiently support geographers in conducting forward-looking research and predicting ecological and social change?
-How can the position of geography as a science and school subject be strengthened today and in the future?

We welcome contributions from a variety of disciplines, including human, environmental, and physical geography. Authors are encouraged to submit their papers prior to the annual conference in Krakow. The usual peer review process will be followed.

Deadline for submissions: July 15, 2023

Please submit your manuscript via the European Journal of Geography online submission system, following the guidelines for authors on the journal website. If you have any questions about the special issue or the submission process, please contact EJG secretary at 

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