Bulletin of Geography. Socio-economic Series

The Journal of Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun

Open access

ISSN: 1732-4254
e-ISSN: 2083-8298

The topics of papers published in the Bulletin of Geography. Socio-economic Series 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, and international.

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Why subscribe and read

  • a wide array of high quality original articles
  • the articles published after double-blind peer review provided by minimum two subject experts (including foreign ones)
  • 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. 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.

Rejection Rate

  • about 70%

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Editor in Chief
Professor Daniela Szymańska, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Faculty of Earth Sciences, Department of Urban Studies and Regional Development, Poland

Managing Editor
Dr Jakub Taczanowski, Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland
Prof. György Csomós, University of Debrecen, Hungary
Prof. Ben Derudder, Ghent University, Belgium
Prof. Christian M. Rogerson, Faculty of Management, University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa

Subject Editor
Dr Alen Mandal, University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland
Dr Aleksandra Lewandowska, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Faculty of Earth Sciences, Poland
Dr Adam Gendźwiłł, University of Warsaw, Poland
Dr Cezary Mądry, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland
Dr Mirek Dymitrow, University of Technology and University of Gothenburg, Sweden

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

Technical Editor
Dr Włodzimierz W. Juśkiewicz, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland

Advisory Council/Editorial Board
Hany M. AYAD, Alexandria University, Egypt
Stefan BOUZAROVSKI, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Kuei-Tien CHOU, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
Manolis CHRISTOFAKIS, Panteion University, Athens, Greece
Ana Maria DAOU, Federat University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Gerard-Francois DUMONT, University of Paris Sorbonne, France
Daniel FELSENSTEIN, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, lsrael
Alois HYNEK, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
Alexandru ILIES, University of Oradea, Romania
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
Andrzej KOWALCZYK, University of Warsaw, Poland
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, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
Szymon MARCIŃCZAK, University of Lodz, Poland
Ana MONTEIRO, University of Porto, Portugal
Etienne NEL, University of Otago, New Zeland
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
Sergey RYASCHENKO, 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, Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo, Japan
Frank SWIACZNY, Chief Population Studies Branch at the UN DESA Population Division in New York, USA
Sasha TSENKOVA, University of Calgary, Canada
Christian VANDERMOTTEN, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Nigel WALFORD, Kingston University, United Kingdom
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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In order to facilitate publication, the authors are kindly requested to submit texts written according to the rules presented below.
The articles are published after positive double-blind peer review provided by minimum two subject experts. You are asked to submit of the article via on line system: via electronic platform.
http://apcz.umk.pl/czasopisma/index.php/BGSS/about/submissions#onlineSubmissiosn.
In case of any problems or questions please contact the editorial office: Professor Daniela Szymańska
Faculty of Earth Sciences , Nicolas Copernicus University Lwowska 1, 87-100 Toruń, POLAND, bgss@u mk.pl
The journal does not have article processing charges (APCs) nor article submission charges.

The title page
The title page should only contain the title without the author's name, and then the text should be formatted according to the rules.
A separate sheet of paper should include a) the author's name, surname and ORCID, b) the full name and address of the institution, c) the telephone, fax, and e-mail addresses, d) the annotation that the article has not been published before and is in accordance with our anti-ghostwriting policy (with signature), e) information about financial support for the preparation of the article (grants or other sponsorships). 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.

The main text
The manuscript should be typed in a word processor (doc and rtf files accepted), in A4 format with standard margins and spacing for Times New Roman size 12 font. The article must be divided into the following sections: introduction (background), material and research methods, results, conclusions, references. The entire article (with the abstract, the table of contents, main text, references, notes and acknowledgements) should not exceed 30,000 characters with spaces. Include all illustrations in separate *.tif or *.cdr files.
The article should be preceded by an abstract of I00-150 words and four to seven keywords, for instance: migration, urbanisation, industrialisation, etc.
Tables and figures should be places 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 References. You may include Acknowledgements below Notes.
Each author's contribution to the article should be noted: C - research concept , D - data collection and statistical analysis , F - figures and tables creation, P - photography, M - manuscript preparation, R - references section.
The articles are accepted in good English only. General rules for text writing and editing of the American Psychological Association apply, APA Style. Prior to publication all accepted articles must be approved by the Committee for Language Consultation (including native speakers) and if need be corrected texts should be submitted to the editors again. The spelling should follow the Oxford English Dictionary or PWN-Oxford English-Polish Dictionary.

Tables, figures, illustrations, and photographs
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 them below the tables. Footnotes, symbols, sources, etc., should be written under the tables in Times New Roman font, size 8, and in italics.
The figures should be marked as 'Fig.', and such an expression 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 that (computer generated - Core!DRAW or equivalent): 300 dpi and above 300 resolution. Uncompressed images, e.g. *.tif or *.cdr format, are preferred. Do not merge illustrations with the text as word processors deteriorate images to less than 200 dpi. Should you e-mail the article, make sure you provide all illustrations in separate files.
Authors should place the title of the illustration below the illustration with the symbols and the source, etc., all written in size 8 font, in italics.

References
The text should quote the authors, the year of publication and the page (if it is a citation), e.g. (Jerczyński, 1977: 35), and the full credits should be included in the 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:

Chodowska-Miszczuk, J. Szymańska, D. (2011). Update of the review: Cultivation of energy crops in Poland against socio-demographic factors. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 15(9), 4242-4247. DOI: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2011.07.126..

Dziewoński, K. Korcelli, P. (1981). Migracje w Polsce: przemiany i polityka. Studia nad migracjami i przemianami systemu osadniczego w Polsce. Prace geograficzne, 140, Ossolineum.

Szymańska, D. Biegańska, J. (2012). Infrastructure's and housing's development in the rural areas of Poland - some problems. Journal of Infrastructure Development, 4(1), 1- 17. DOI: http://doi.org/10.1177/0974930612449533.

Szymańska, D. Chodkowska-Miszczuk, J. (2011). Endogenous resources utilization of rural areas in shaping sustainable development in Poland. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 15(3), 1497- 1501. DOI: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2010.11.019.

Szymańska, D. Matczak, A. (2002). Urbanization in Poland: Tendencies and transformation. European Urban and Regional Studies, 9(l), 39-46. DOI: http://doi.org/10.1177/096977640200900I04.

Internet database and digital sources must also be precisely identified and a Date of Access (DoA) together with a domain must be provided. If the article/book has DOI number, the author should include it in the references. Accuracy and completeness of references are the responsibilities of the author.
The properly prepared, complete and correct references allow automatic creation of active link by the PubFactory technology that is used for making the electronic version of our journal. Active reference linking is regarded as the greatest benefit of electronic publishing and it adds a great deal of value to your publication.

Notes
voivodship - administrative region of the 1st order poviat - administrative region of the 2"d order gmina - administrative region of the 3'd order

General remarks
Articles are accepted for consideration on the understanding that they are not being submitted elsewhere and are in accordance with our anti-ghost writing policy.
In order to expedite the editing and publishing process and enable to disseminate your contribution to the fullest extent, we need to have this Copyright Transfer Agreement signed and returned.

Anti-ghostwriting policy
To provide the highest quality scientific publication and meet the Bulletin of Geography. Socio-economic Series standards of quality the Editorial Board has introduced an anti-ghostwriting policy. Since the ' ghostwriting' and ' guest authorship ' are an indication of scientific dishonesty they will not be accepted and any cases will be exposed. For details see: http://public ationethics.org/

Journal Information


CiteScore 2017: 0.63

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2017: 0.277
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2017: 0.391

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