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The Journal aims to publish original academic research of high scholarly standard in the fields of Geography and Environmental Science with special emphasis on human-related processes in its broader sense. Submitted papers are refereed, and are evaluated on the basis of their scientific quality, originality and contribution to the advanced understanding of human-environmental interactions. A distinguished Editorial Board with experts in the field of Geography and Environmental Science guarantees the scientific quality of papers published in the Journal. Manuscripts are welcomed in a wide range of topics in environmental issues (e.g. environmental change and their impact on society, human impact on climate and environment), and further applied research e.g. in the field of earth sciences, soil science, landscape ecology, hydrology and geomorphology related to anthropogenic influences.
The Journal of Environmental Geography has been published since 2008. The Journal is a successor to Acta Geographica ISSN 0324-5268 and Acta Geographica Szegediensis ISSN 1217-6907.
Aims and Scope
Why subscribe and read
The Journal publishes original academic research of high scholarly standard in the fields of Geography and Environmental Science with special emphasis on human-related processes in its broader sense. The articles represent novelty in the field and contribute to the formation of an international forum on the dissemination of research data related to human-environmental interactions. Research articles cover many areas of Environmental Science and Geography and apply current research methods in the field.
The Journal of Environmental Geography invites to submit original papers within the scope of the journal and supplies an international forum on the dissemination of research data in the targeted fields. It provides a high-quality, objective and constructive peer-review of the manuscripts. The approved articles are abstracted by online indexing services. A distinguished Editorial Board with experts in the field of Geography and Environmental Science guarantees the scientific quality of papers.
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Instructions for Authors
Types of Paper
The Journal welcomes only research articles and publishes peer-reviewed works. The articles have to be written in good English (both American and British usage are accepted).
Submission of an article implies that the work has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis) and it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, without the written consent of the copyright-holder. The publication is approved by all authors and by the responsible institute where the work was carried out.
The authors of an accepted article will be asked to complete a 'Journal Publishing Agreement'. Acceptance of the agreement will ensure the widest possible dissemination of information.
The manuscripts have to be submitted on the journal's website (www.geo.u-szeged.hu/journal/). Please, use the 'User login' link in the manuscript submission main menu to register yourself on the webpage and log in. In the 'Submit paper' submenu the submission is guided stepwise through the uploading of the necessary files. All necessary correspondence, including the notification of the Editor's decision and requests for revision, takes place by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The article has to be divided into clearly defined sections (and subsections if needed) without numbering. The recommended structure is the following:
Abstract (brief summary of the article, not containing any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references, but the purpose of the research, the principal results and the major conclusions)
Introduction (providing an adequate background and describing the objectives of the work)
Study Area (allocation and description of the study site)
Methods (providing the details of the applied materials and methods, to allow the work to be reproduced)
Results (the clear and concise presentation of research results)
Discussion (emphasizing the significance of research results; a combined Results and Discussion section is also appropriate)
Conclusions (short section describing the main conclusions of the study)
Acknowledgement (acknowledgements of people, funds etc.)
References (list of references)
Formal requirements of submission
It should include the title of the research paper, the name(s) of the author(s) and their affiliation (Times New Roman 10 pt, single spaced). Furthermore, the e-mail address, the telephone and fax number of the corresponding author are also required. Please provide and abstract of 150 to 250 words. Take care to make it stand alone, since it will also be presented separately from the article. Please provide 4 to 6 keywords that can be used for indexing purposes.
Manuscripts should be submitted in MS Word(.doc format), and be limited to 50.000 characters with spaces/7500 words. A font size of 10 pt Times New Roman and automatic line numbering is required. The text should be single spaced with 2.5 cm margins. Use professional help for language editing if English is not your mother tongue. Figure and table captions should be placed at the end of the manuscript after the references. Do not use footnotes.
Citation in the text
Taylor (1998) demonstrated ...
Taylor et al. (1998) has recently shown...
The first results (Taylor, 1998) showed ...
The phenomenon has been widely studied (Taylor, 1998; Smith et al., 2000; Smith and Osterkamp, 2011)...
Please ensure that every reference, cited in the text, is also present in the list of references and vice versa. Figure (Fig.1) and table references (Table 1) should be indicated in italics.
The list of references should be written in alphabetical order according to the following samples:
Lovelock, L. 2005. Cloud morphology. Weather Issues 34 (2), 125-134.
Baude, M., Meyer, B.C. 2010. Changes of landscape structure and soil production function since the 18th century in North-West Saxony. Journal of Environmental Geography 3 (1-4), 11-23.
Kovács, E. 1998. Basics of Landscape Metrics. Blackwell, London, 356 p.
Kovács, H. 2003. Historical floods. In: Szabó, Z. (ed.) Hungarian rivers. Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, 345-367.
The title of the articles, written in any other languages than English, must be translated and the original language must be indicated in brackets.
Pálfai, I. 2000. Inland excess water hazard and drought-sensitiveness in the Great Hungarian Plain. In: Pálfai, I. (ed.) A víz szerepe és jelent?sége az Alföldön. A Nagyalföld Alapítvány Kötetei 6. Nagyalföld Alapítvány, Békéscsaba, 85-96. (in Hungarian)
Tables and figures
Figures must be submitted electronically in JPG, EPS or TIFF format. Use a minimum of 300 dpi resolution. Colour figures are accepted. Number all figures in the order they appear in the text and label the files according to these. Ensure that each illustration has a caption, and supply them separately, not attached to the figure!
Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text, too. Each table has to also have a caption. Place footnotes to tables below the table body and indicate them with superscript lowercase letters.
Necessary files before uploading
Cover letter (.doc file)
Title page (.doc file)
Manuscript text (.doc file)
Figures (.tiff, .jpg, .gif file)
Tables (.doc file)
In case of articles accepted for publication, PDF proofs will be sent by e-mail to the corresponding author. Please list the corrections and return them in .doc format in an e-mail to email@example.com. Significant changes to the article, in the stage of 'accepted for publication', will only be considered with the permission of the Editor. Proofreading is your responsibility; in case of no response within a week, you proceed with the publication of your article. Language quality of individual articles is the responsibility of the author(s).
Journal of Environmental Geography is covered by the following services:
- CABI - CAB Abstracts
- CNKI Scholar (China National Knowledge Infrastructure)
- Current Geographical Publications
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- EBSCO Discovery Service
- Google Scholar
- Naviga (Softweco)
- Primo Central (ExLibris)
- ProQuest (relevant databases)
- Summon (Serials Solutions/ProQuest)
- TDOne (TDNet)
- Ulrich's Periodicals Directory/ulrichsweb
- WorldCat (OCLC)
Gábor Mezősi, University of Szeged, Hungary
Deputy/ Managing Editor
Zsuzsanna Ladányi, University of Szeged, Hungary
Editorial Advisory Board
Ádám Kertész (Budapest, Hungary)
Burghard Meyer (Leipzig, Germany)
Carsten Jürgens (Bochum, Germany)
Gyula Gábris (Budapest, Hungary)
Jing Li (Beijing, China)
Johannes Steiger (Clermont-Ferrand, France)
József Szabó (Debrecen, Hungary)
Jürgen Breuste (Salzburg, Austria)
Karl Donert (Liverpool, UK)
Katalin Bódis (Ispra, Italy)
Kenneth Foote (Boulder, Colorado, USA)
Paolo Billi (Ferrara, Italy)
Rainer Duttmann (Kiel, Germany)
Slobodan B. Markovic (Novi Sad, Serbia)
Steve Kite (Morgantown, USA)
Peter Freckmann (Karlsruhe, Germany)
Volker Albrecht (Frankfurt am Main, Germany)
Vít Voženílek (Olomouc, Czech Republic)
Zoltan Vekerdy (Enschede, Netherlands)
Prof. Dr. Gábor Mezősi
Department of Physical Geography and Geoinformatics, University of Szeged
Egyetem str. 2-6, Szeged, Hungary
Journal’s website: www.geo.u-szeged.hu/journal