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Bulletin of Geography. Physical Geography Series

The Journal of Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun

2 Issues per year


Open Access

The main aim of the Bulletin of Geography. Physical Geography Series, founded in 2009, is to present scientific findings in physical geography and related subjects. The journal covers the following fields/area: climatology, geomorphology, glaciology, hydrology, soil-science, biogeography and research methods in physical geography, with an emphasis on Poland, Europe, and polar regions.

Aims and Scope

Why subscribe and read

  • multidisciplinary journal;
  • peer-reviewed by two-three reviewers, including at least one international expert
  • high level of research (only original papers published) and edition;
  • important source of up-to-date research in field of physical geography;
  • both printed and electronic versions available;
  • free of charge access;

Why submit

  • high level of science;
  • peer-reviewed byacknowledged international and national experts;
  • fast process of reviewing and editing;
  • language correction by native speaker;
  • clear and simple editing rules;
  • color printing available;

Rejection Rate

  • 10-20%

Type of Publication:

Instructions for Authors

Editorial Note

In order to facilitate publication, the authors are kindly requested to submit texts written according to the rules presented below. The works submitted to the editor's office will be reviewed by two experts. You are kindly asked to send a copy of the article via on-line system (http://apcz.pl/czasopisma/index.php/BOGPGS/login). In case of any problems or questions please contact the editorial office:

prof. dr hab. Rajmund Przybylak
Wydział Nauk o Ziemi,
Uniwersytet M. Kopernika, Lwowska 1, 87-100
rp11@umk.pl, andy@umk.pl or joannauk@umk.pl

1. The title page

The title page should only contain the title without the author’s name and start in the twelfth verse, and then the text formatted according to the rules. A separate sheet of paper should include the author’s name and surname and the full name and address of the institution with the telephone, fax, and e-mail addresses. If there are several authors you are asked to indicate the main author responsible for correspondence. If the main author has not been indicated the first listed will play that role.

2. The main text

The manuscript should be typed in a word processor (MS WORD), in the A-4 format with standard margins (2.5 cm margin on top, bottom, right, and left), the font 11 Times New Roman, single-spaced, spacing 0.0 before and 0.0 after. The entire article (with computer-generated figures and tables all in the B-5 format) should not exceed 12 pages in the A-4 format (up to 6,000 words - if the article consists of the text only).

The article should be preceded by an abstract (100-150 words) and four or five keywords, for instance: climate change, Poland, etc.

Tables and figures should be placed at the end of the manuscript and the authors should clearly indicate where they should fit in the text.

Do not use footnotes. If necessary number them in the text (1), (2), and insert the Notes section on the last page just before the List of References.

The articles are accepted in good English only. The spelling should follow the Oxford English Dictionary.

3. Tables, figures and illustrations

The tables should be numbered using Arabic numbers, and the title must be placed above the table. If footnotes are needed, the authors should mark them with letters a, b, c, etc.; and place the symbols and sources below the tables. The footnotes, symbols, and the sources should be written in font 8, italics.

Figures should be marked as “Fig(s)” when the abbreviation is placed in brackets, however the entire word “Figure(s)” must be used in the text. They should be numbered using Arabic numbers. The illustrations should be of such quality that the editor would not have to correct them (computer generated – CorelDRAW). The size should match the B-5 format (horizontally and vertically). They should be black and white.

The authors should place the title of the illustration below the illustration with the symbols and the source, etc. all written in font 8, italics. The illustrations should be in the resolution of 300 and over 300 dpi in the tif format. Should you e-mail the article, make sure you provide illustrations in separate files.

4. The list of references

The text should quote the authors, the year of publication and the page (if it is a citation), e.g. Hurrell 1995; Kowalski and Zieliński 2006; Kowalski et al. 2007, and the full credits should be included in the “List of References” at the end of the main text. Should the same author and year re-occur, the letters a, b, c, etc. must be added. An example:

Hurrell J.W. , 1995, Decadal trends in the North  Atlantic Oscillation and relationship to regional  temperature and precipitation, Science, 269,  676 - 679. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1576/jgeo.2014.15.073

KOŻUCHOWSKI  K ., (ed.), 2005, Meteorologia i  klimatologia, Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN,  Warszawa, 321 pp. DOI: 

PRZYBYLAK  R., 2 006, Zmiany klimatu Polski w  ostatnich stuleciach, [in:] Gutry - Korycka M.,  Kędziora A., Starkel L., Ryszkowski L. 
(eds.),  Długookresowe przemiany krajobrazu  polskiego w wyniku zmian klimatu i  użytkowania ziemi, Poznań, 29 - 48. DOI: 

5. General remarks

Articles are accepted for consideration on the understanding that they are not being submitted elsewhere. After submission of the text the Authors receive a “brush” and they may either return it without comments or send it with a list of corrections in due time.

Bulletin of Geography. Physical Geography Series is covered by the following services:

  • Baidu Scholar
  • CABI - CAB Abstracts
  • Celdes
  • CNKI Scholar (China National Knowledge Infrastructure)
  • Current Geographical Publications
  • DOAJ
  • EBSCO - TOC Premier
  • EBSCO Discovery Service
  • GeoArchive
  • GeoRef
  • Google Scholar
  • Index Copernicus
  • J-Gate
  • JournalTOCs
  • Naviga (Softweco)
  • Primo Central (ExLibris)
  • ReadCube
  • ResearchGate
  • Summon (Serials Solutions/ProQuest)
  • TDOne (TDNet)
  • Ulrich's Periodicals Directory/ulrichsweb
  • WorldCat (OCLC)

Rajmund PRZYBYLAK, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland

Deputy/ Managing Editor
Andrzej ARAŹNY, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland

Thematic Editors

Cartography and GIS
Larysa ATAYAN, Belarusian National Technical University, Belarusian
Zenon KOZIEŁ, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland

Climatology and meteorology
Qyvind NORDLI, Norwegian Meteorological Institute, Norway
Joanna USCKA-KOWALKOWSKA, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland,

Hydrology and glaciology
Ireneusz SOBOTA, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland

Geomorphology and geology
Piotr WECKWERTH, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland

Soil Science
Piotr HULISZ, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland

Other disciplines
Andrzej ARAŹNY, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland

Editorial Advisory Board
Leon ANDRZEJEWSKI, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland
Rudolf BRÁZDIL, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Chris J. BALAFOUTIS, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Renata BEDNAREK, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland
Ryszard K. BORÓWKA, University of Szczecin, Poland
Raymond S. BRADLEY, University of Massachusetts, USA
Andrey GLAZOVSKY, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
Martin GROSJEAN, University of Bern, Switzerland
Jacek JANIA, University of Silesia, Poland
Kestutis KILKUS, Vilnius University, Lithuania
Krzysztof KOŻUCHOWSKI, University of Łódź, Poland
Jacek MAJOROWICZ, University of Alberta, Canada
Wiesław MASŁOWSKI, Naval Postgraduate School, USA
Mikhail A. NAUMENKO, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
Tadeusz NIEDŹWIEDŹ, University of Silesia, Poland
Jan A. PIOTROWSKI, University of Aarhus, Denmark
Vladimir E. ROMANOVSKY, University of Alaska Fairbanks, USA
Andrzej SADURSKI, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland
Olga SOLOMINA, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
Petru URDEA, University Timişoara, Romania
Wojciech WYSOTA, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland

Language Editors
Tim BROMBLEY, International House, Poland
Hazel PEARSON, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland

Statistical Editor
Aleksander ZAIGRAJEW, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland

Technical Editor
Włodzimierz W. JUŚKIEWICZ, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland

Bulletin of Geography. Physical Geography Series


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