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geography of crime,
geography of services,
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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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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.
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Notes voivodship - administrative region of the 1st order poviat - administrative region of the 2"d order gmina - administrative region of the 3'd order
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