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Bulletin of Geography. Physical Geography Series

The Journal of Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun

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.

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

  • 30-40%

Similarity Check Plagiarism Screening System

The editorial board is participating in a growing community of Similarity Check System's users in order to ensure that the content published is original and trustworthy. Similarity Check is a medium that allows for comprehensive manuscripts screening, aimed to eliminate plagiarism and provide a high standard and quality peer-review process.

Detailed description of the Similarity Check System can be found at:

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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 asked to send copy of the article via on-line system (mc.manuscriptcentral.com/bgpgs).

In case of any problems or questions please contact the editorial office:
prof. dr hab. Rajmund Przybylak
Wydział Nauk o Ziemi, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika w Toruniu
Lwowska 1, 87-100 Toruń, POLAND

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 key words, 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 (examples: Fig. 1, Figs 1 and 2A, B), 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. Both drawings and photographs are considered as figures. Figures captions should be located below each figure (the example of figure caption: Fig. 1. Location of study area: A — geomorphological map: 1- kame, 2 — till plain; B - geological cross-section: 1 - till, 2 – sand
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; Kowal and Zielinski 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:

ARAŹNY A, KEJNA M and SOBOTA I, 2013, Ground temperature at the Henryk Arctowski Station (King George Island, Antarctic) - case study from the period January 2012 to February 2013. Bulletin of Geography. Physical Geography Series 6: 59-80, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/ 10.2478/bgeo-2013-0004.

HURRELL JW, 1995, Decadal trends in the North Atlantic Oscillation and relationship to regional temperature and precipitation. Science 269: 676-679.

KOŻUCHOWSKI K (ed.), 2005, Meteorologia i klimatologia. Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN, Warszawa.

PRZYBYLAK R, 2006, Zmiany klimatu Polski w ostatnich stuleciach. In: Gutry-Korycka M, Kêdziora A, Starkel L and Ryszkowski L (eds), Długookresowe przemiany krajobrazu polskiego w wyniku zmian klimatu i użytkowania ziemi. Poznań, 29-48.

WYSOTA W and MOLEWSKI P, 2011, Chronologia i zasięgi nasunięć lądolodu na obszarze lobu Wisły podczas stadiału głównego ostatniego zlodowacenia. Przegląd Geologiczny 59: 214-225.

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.

Professor Rajmund PRZYBYLAK, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland

Deputy/ Managing Editor
Dr. hab., prof. NCU Andrzej ARAŹNY, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland

Thematic Editors

Cartography and GIS
Assoc. Prof. Petr KUBICEK, Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic
Dr. hab., prof NCU Mieczysław KUNZ, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland
Dr. hab., prof UWr Mariusz SZYMANOWSKI, University of Wrocław, Poland

Climatology and meteorology
Dr. hab., prof NCU Andrzej ARAŹNY, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland
Assoc. Prof. Kamil LÁSKA, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Dr. hab., prof. NCU Joanna USCKA-KOWALKOWSKA, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland

Hydrology and glaciology
Dr. hab., prof NCU Bogusław PAWŁOWSKI, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland
Dr hab. Michał PĘTLICKI, Centro de Estudios Cientificos, Chile
Dr. hab., prof PAS Marzena OSUCH, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

Geomorphology and geology
Dr. hab., prof NCU Piotr WECKWERTH, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland
Professor Wojciech TYLMANN, University of Gdańsk, Poland

Soil Science
Dr. hab., prof NCU Piotr HULISZ, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Poland, Poland
Assoc. Prof. Rimantas VAISVALAVICIUS, Aleksandras Stulginskis University in Kaunas, Lithuania

Other disciplines
Dr. hab., prof NCU Andrzej ARAŹNY, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland

Editorial Advisory Board
Professor Leon ANDRZEJEWSKI, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland
Professor Rudolf BRÁZDIL, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Em. Professor Renata BEDNAREK, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland
Professor Ryszard K. BORÓWKA, University of Szczecin, Poland
Professor Raymond S. BRADLEY, University of Massachusetts, USA
Professor Luise GIANI, Carl-von-Ossietzky University in Oldenburg, Germany
Professor Andrey GLAZOVSKY, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
Professor Martin GROSJEAN, University of Bern, Switzerland
Professor Hassan IBOUH, Cadi Ayyad University, Morocco
Professor Jacek JANIA, University of Silesia, Poland
Professor Kestutis KILKUS, Vilnius University, Lithuania
Em. Professor Jacek MAJOROWICZ, University of Alberta, Canada
Professor Wiesław MASŁOWSKI, Naval Postgraduate School, USA
Professor Mikhail A. NAUMENKO, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
Professor Tadeusz NIEDŹWIEDŹ, University of Silesia, Poland
Professor Jan A. PIOTROWSKI, University of Aarhus, Denmark
Professor Vladimir E. ROMANOVSKY, University of Alaska Fairbanks, USA
Em. Professor Andrzej SADURSKI, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland
Professor Olga SOLOMINA, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
Professor Petru URDEA, University Timişoara, Romania
Professor Wojciech WYSOTA, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland

Language Editors
MSc Tim BROMBLEY, Grow in Toruń, Poland

Statistical Editor
Dr. hab., prof. NCU Aleksander ZAIGRAJEW, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland

Technical Editor
Dr. Włodzimierz Waldemar JUŚKIEWICZ, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland

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