Moravian Geographical Reports

The Journal of Institute of Geonics of the Czech Academy of Sciences (CAS)

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Moravian Geographical Reports [MGR] is an international, fully peer-reviewed journal, which has been published in English continuously since 1993 by the The Czech Academy of Sciences, Institute of Geonics through its Department of Environmental Geography. The journal followed the traditions of the Reports of the Institute of Geography of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, which was published from 1963 to 1992. The title of the journal celebrates its origins in the historic lands of Moravia in the eastern half of the Czech Republic.

The MGR journal has been indexed in the SCOPUS database since 1993. In 2012, the MGR was selected for coverage in the WEB OF SCIENCE (Thomson Reuters/Clarivate Analytics) products and customs information services. Beginning with Volume 19 (2011), this publication is being indexed and abstracted in the Social Science Citation Index ®, Current Contents Connect ®, Journal Citation Reports / Social Science Edition ®.

The MGR is an open-access journal publishing articles in the “platinum” open-access mode (no fees for readers and no article processing charges or publication fees for authors). The MGR journal is being published in both printed and electronic forms. Beginning with Volume 21 (2013), the electronic contents are being published also on the De Gruyter / Sciendo website.

As a general purpose journal, it receives and evaluates articles contributed by both Human and Physical Geographers, as well as by other researchers who specialize in related disciplines, including the geosciences and geo-ecology, and the human sciences (sociology, urban studies, etc.). The journal has a distinct regional orientation, broadly for countries in Europe. The Moravian Geographical Reports aims at presenting original and relevant research on topics responding to the role of ‘regions’ and ‘localities’ in a globalized society, given the geographic and temporal scales at which they are evaluated.

Several inter-related questions are stressed:

  • the problems of regional economies and societies, especially over time;
  • societies and societal change in urban or rural contexts;
  • regional perspectives on the influence of human activities on landscapes and environments;
  • the relationships between localities and macro-economic structures in rapidly changing socio-political and environmental conditions;
  • environmental impacts of technical processes on bio-physical landscapes; and
  • physical-geographic processes in landscape evolution, including the evaluation of hazards such as floods, landslides, etc.

Theoretical questions in the broad discipline of Geography are also addressed, especially the relations between Physical and Human Geography in their regional and temporal dimensions.

For a detailed description of the types of papers, preparation of submissions and review process see the Instructions for Authors.

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Please submit your manuscripts to Moravian Geographical Reports via email to:

Editorial Board:
Editor-in Chief:
Bryn GREER-WOOTTEN (York University, Toronto)
Executive Editor: Bohumil FRANTÁL (Institute of Geonics CAS, Brno)
Technical Editor:
Tomáš KREJČÍ (Institute of Geonics CAS, Brno)
Marketing Editor: Stanislav MARTINÁT (Institute of Geonics CAS, Ostrava)

International Advisory Board
Marina FROLOVA (University of Granada)
Marián HALÁS (Palacký University, Olomouc)
Karel KIRCHNER (Institute of Geonics, Brno)
Sebastian LENTZ (Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography, Leipzig)
Damian MAYE (University of Gloucestershire)
Ondřej MULÍČEK (Masaryk University, Brno)
Josef NAVRÁTIL (University of South Bohemia, České Budějovice)
Martin J. PASQUALETTI (Arizona State University, Tempe)
Pavel RAŠKA (J. E. Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem)
Michael ROTH (Nürtingen-Geislingen University)
Serge SCHMITZ (University of Liege)
Miloslav ŠERÝ (Palacký University Olomouc)
Michael SOFER (University Bar Ilan, Ramat-Gan)
Kamila SVOBODOVÁ (The University of Queensland, Brisbane)
Steven TUFTS (York University, Toronto)
Antonín VAISHAR (Institute of Geonics CAS, Brno)
Dan VAN DER HORST (University of Edinburgh)
Miroslav VYSOUDIL (Palacký University, Olomouc)
Maarten WOLSINK (University of Amsterdam)
Jana ZAPLETALOVÁ (Institute of Geonics CAS, Brno)

Moravian Geographical Reports,
Institute of Geonics of the Czech Academy of Sciences (CAS),
Department of Environmental Geography,
Drobneho 28, 60200 Brno, Czech Republic

De Gruyter Poland
Bogumiła Zuga 32A Str.
01-811 Warsaw, Poland
T: +48 22 701 50 15

Journal Information
Impact Factor

IMPACT FACTOR 2018: 1.870
5-year IMPACT FACTOR: 1.858

CiteScore 2018: 2.07

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2018: 0.445
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2018: 0.877

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