Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Journal profile

The topics of papers published in the BGSS range from theoretical to empirical investigations into:

  • human geography
  • demography
  • settlement geography
  • processes of urbanization and urban settlement systems
  • urban studies, metropolitan areas
  • integrated urban and regional development
  • landscape and rural settlement
  • spatial organization and territorial planning
  • regional policy
  • medical geography
  • tourism and recreation
  • economic geography
  • geography of crime
  • trade geography
  • geography of services
  • political geography
  • electoral geography
  • human ecology
  • sociology
  • economics


dealing with issues of diverse spatial scales - local, regional, national, international

Indexation and bibliographic databases

Elsevier-SCOPUS
SCImago
ERIH PLUS
ESCI Thomson Reuters
Clarivate Analytics - Web of Science
GeoRef
Current Geographical Publications
Cambridge Scientific Abstracts (CSA, ProQuest)
Index Copernicus
Sociological Abstracts (CSA, ProQuest)
WPSA - Worldwide Political Science Abstracts (CSA, ProQuest)
CABI (over 50 subsections)
Environmental Engineering Abstracts (CSA, ProQuest)
CEJSH - The Central European Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities
IBSS - International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (CSA, ProQuest)
ECONIS
RePEc - Research Papers in Economics
BazHum
BazEkon
CEEOL - Central and Eastern European Online Library
AGRICOLA (National Agricultural Library)
Elsevier-SCIRUS
Google Scholar
Arianta
DOAJ - Directory of Open Access Journals
GeoJournal
Journal TOCs
SIGLA
The Summon by Serial Solutions (CSA, ProQuest)
Celdes
CNKI Scholar (China National Knowledge Infrastucture)
CNPIEC
EBSCO TOC Premier
EBSCO Discovery Service
J-Gate
Microsoft Academic Search
Naviga (Softweco)
Primo Central (ExLibris)
TDOne (TDNet)
WorldCat (OCLC)
Social Science Research Network (SSRN)
Referativnyi Zhurnal (VINITI)
Read Cube
Ulrichs Periodicals Directory/ulrichweb
Baidu Scholar
EconBiz
Elsevier - Reaxys
Genamics JournalSeek
JournalGuide
KESLI-NDSL (Korean National Discovery for Science Leaders)
POL-index
Publons
ResearchGate
Sherp a/RoMEO
WanFang Data



Why subscribe and read

- a wide array of high quality original articles
- a full database of up-to-date research results in human geography, economic geography – both theoretical and empirical
- a platform for exchanging ideas between the scientists from many countries of the World
- the Advisory Council, distinguished scientists from 31 different countries and from 49 research centres (universities and scientific institutes)

Why submit

- The articles of both domestic and foreign authors are always up-to-date, original, never printed before in other scientific publications, fulfill high scientific standards, and have very good educational value
- The articles are published after double-blind peer review provided by minimum two subject experts (including foreign ones). The reviews are anonymous, neither author nor reviewer knows the other's identity
- The rejection rate of articles amounts to approximately 70%
- All articles have language assistance for authors from non-English speaking countries
- The editors provide fast route for the publication process and full access to DeGruyter e-technology

Journal is highly evaluated and indexed e.g. on the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education Evaluated Journals List.

 

 

Section Policies

Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

  • The articles of both domestic and foreign authors are always up-to-date,original, never printed before in other scientific publications, fulfill high scientific standards, and have very good educational value
  • The articles are published after double-blind peer review provided by minimum two subject experts. The reviews are anonymous, neither author nor reviewer knows the other's identity
  • The rejection rate of articles amounts to approximately 70%
  • All articles have language assistance for authors from non-English speaking countries
  • The editors provide fast route for the publication process and full access to DeGruyter e-technology

 

Open Access Policy

Creative Commons License
The journal offers access to the contents in the open access system on the principles of non-exclusive license Creative Commons (CC BY-ND 3.0).

 

Advisory Council/Editorial Board

Hany M. Ayad, Alexandria University, Egypt
Stefan Bouzarovski, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Richard Butler, Strathclyde Business School, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Kuei-Tien Chou, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
Manolis Christofakis, Panteion University, Athens, Greece
Ana Maria Daou, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Gerard-Francois Dumont, University of Paris 4 Sorbonne, France
Daniel Felsenstein, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Mirko Grčić, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Alois Hynek, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
Peter Jordan, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, Austria
Sebastian Kinder, University of Tübingen, Germany
Lily Kong, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Irena E. Kotowska, Warsaw School of Economics, Poland
Kostis Koutsopoulos, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Elmar Kulke, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany
Sławomir Kurek, Pedagogical University of Cracow, Poland
Simon Kušar, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Maria Lewicka, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Toruń, Poland
Weidong Liu, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Teemu Makkonen, Tampere University, Finland
Szymon Marcińczak, University of Lodz, Poland
Wiesław Michalak, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada
Ana Monteiro, University of Porto, Portugal
Etienne Nel, University of Otago, New Zealand
Michael A. Niedzielski, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, USA
Martin Ouředniček, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
Montserrat Pallares-Barbera, Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona, Spain
Michael Poulsen, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
Christoph Rupprecht, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Kyoto, Japan
Sergey Ryashchenko, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Irkutsk, Russia
Sevil Sargin, Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey
Daniel Seidenglanz, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
Sergei Shubin, University of Swansea, United Kingdom
Viacheslav A. Shuper, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
Ram Babu Singh, University of Delhi, India
Nicolai Sluka, Moscow State University, Russia
Eduardas Spiriajevas, Klaipeda University, Lithuania
Marie Stenseke, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Tadeusz Stryjakiewicz, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland
Michael John Sutton, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan
Frank Swiaczny, Federal Institute for Population Research, Wiesbaden, Germany
Sasha Tsenkova, University of Calgary, Canada
Christian Vandermotten, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Nigel Walford, Kingston University, United Kingdom
Grzegorz Węcławowicz, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland
Kristopher White, KIMEP University, Almaty, Kazakhstan
Jean-Marc Zaninetti, University of Orléans, France
Li Zhang, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, USA
Simon X.B. Zhao, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

 

Committee for Language Consultation/Language Editors

Hazel Pearson, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Toruń, Poland

Katarzyna Więckowska, Nicolaus Copernicus University Toruń, Poland

Mikołaj Sobociński, American College of the Middle-East, Kuwait, Kuwait

Tomasz Fojt, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Toruń, Poland

Richard Bolt, Toruń, Poland



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