Miscellanea Geographica

Regional Studies on Development

Open access

Print ISSN: 0867-6046
Electronic ISSN: 2084-6118

Journal's original version: Electronic version/digital media version
The Volume 22 (2018) is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of geography at the University of Warsaw.

The task: Congress of Polish Geography financed under contract no. 569/P-DUN/2018 by the Minister of Science and Higher Education from funds for Science Dissemination Activities

Call for papers: "History and space: challenges, methods, applications.”

The journal "Miscellanea Geographica – Regional Studies on Development" has been published by the Faculty of Geography and Regional Studies at the University of Warsaw since 1984.
The aim of the journal is to present the diversity of geography and to form a contemporary image of the subject as an interdisciplinary science. We therefore publish texts on physical, socio-economic and regional geography, as well as papers outlining research results from the fields of social studies, historical and political studies, regional studies and regional economics – from the local, regional and even the global perspective. MG-RSD is intended to be of particular interest to those conducting research into the contemporary problems of development – its natural, social and economic circumstances, as well as its effects. Research published in the journal covers issues of sustainable development, contemporary climate change, the spatial aspects of demographic processes (especially migration and urbanization), as well as modern methods of measuring and diagnosing these processes (geoinformation and remote sensing of the environment) in natural resources, social systems and the built environment, and relevant developments in geography in both developed and developing countries.
"Miscellanea Geographica" presents original and previously unpublished papers. The texts are subjected to double blind peer review by at least two independent reviewers.

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Why subscribe and read

"MISCELLANEA GEOGRAPHICA – Regional Studies on Development” (formerly “MISCELLANEA GEOGRAPHICA”) launched in 1984 is interdisciplinary in nature, which allows for presentation and confrontation of research results in:

  • geography,
  • regional studies,
  • environmental studies,
  • economic issues,
  • social issues,
  • historical issues,
  • political issues, 

concerning foremost problems related to broadly understood development, as well as natural, social and economic conditions in various regions of the world.
The published texts are of high quality and not published before.
Papers contain up-to-date research results written by both Polish and foreign authors.
The Open Access model allows access to its target audience and the peer-review system by at least two reviewers together with the outstanding scientists of the advisory board, ensures that quality is maintained throughout.

Why submit

  • high quality of papers;
  • articles peer-reviewed by international experts;
  • fast process of reviewing and editing;
  • language verification by native speaker;
  • clear and precise editing rules;
  • submissions accepted in a broad scope of scientific disciplines (geography, regional studies, environmental sciences, economics, social, historical and political sciences);
  • highly-evaluated journal, including the list of the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education;

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Maciej Jędrusik, Faculty of Geography and Regional Studies, University of Warsaw, Poland

Deputy Editor-in-Chief
Izabela Gołębiowska, Faculty of Geography and Regional Studies, University of Warsaw, Poland

Managing Editor
Izabela Karsznia, Faculty of Geography and Regional Studies, University of Warsaw, Poland

Editorial Advisory Board
Jeanne-Marie Amat Rose, Université Paris XII, Val de Marne, France
Maoz Azaryahu, Deptartment of Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Haifa, Israel
Godfrey Baldacchino, University of Prince Edward Island, Canada; University of Malta, Malta
François Bart, Université Michel de Montaigne-Bordeaux III, France
Ivan Bicik, Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague, Praha, Czech Republic
Krzysztof Błażejczyk, Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization, Polish Academy of Science, Warsaw, Poland
Voicu Bodocan, Faculty of Geography, Babes-Bolyai University, Romania
Chang-Yi David Chang, Institute of Environment and Resources, Taipei, Taiwan
Martin Coy, Institut für Geographie, Faculty of Geo- and Atmospheric Sciences, Universität Innsbruck, Austria
Hildegardo Córdoba Aguilar, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Peru Lima, Peru
Bolesław Domański, Institute of Geography and Spatial Management, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland
Danielle Drozdzewski, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of New South Wales, Australia
Ken Foote, Department of Geography, University of Connecticut, USA
Jean-Christophe Gay, Université Nice-Sophia Antipolis, France
Andres Guhl, Departamento de Historia, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
Jean-Michel Jauze, Faculté des Lettres et des Sciences Humaines, Université de la Reunion, France
Wioletta Kamińska, Institut of Geography, The Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce, Poland
Veronica N. Kholina, Department of Regional Economics and Geography, Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia, Moscow, Russia
Andrzej Lisowski, Faculty of Geography and Regional Studies, University of Warsaw, Poland
Jerzy Makowski, Faculty of Geography and Regional Studies, University of Warsaw, Poland
Sharon Moran, Department of Environmental Studies, SUNY-Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, NY, USA
Alexey Naumov, Faculty of Geography, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia
Frank Nierzwicki, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, USA
Maria Paradiso, Department of Economics, Law, Management DEMM University of Sannio, Italy
Florian Plit, Institute of Geography, The Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce, Poland
Maria José Prados, Departamento de Geografía Humana, Universidad de Sevilla, Español
Jean-Yves Puyo, Laboratoire Passages, Institut Claude Laugénie (ICL), Université de Pau - Bordeaux, France
Andrzej Richling, Faculty of Geography and Regional Studies, University of Warsaw; Pope John Paul II State School of Higher Education in Biala Podlaska, Poland
Onofre Rullan Salamanca, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain
Daniel Shrubsole, Faculty of Social Science, Western Univeristy, Canada

Section Editor – Physical Geography
Iwona Szumacher, Faculty of Geography and Regional Studies, University of Warsaw, Poland
Section Editors – Hydrology and Climatology
Urszula Somorowska, Faculty of Geography and Regional Studies, University of Warsaw, Poland
William Solecki, Department of Geography, Hunter College, CUNY, United States
Section Editors – Human, Political and Social Geography
Tomasz Wites, Faculty of Geography and Regional Studies, University of Warsaw, Poland
Magdalena Górczyńska, Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER), Luxembourg
Section Editors – Economic Geography, Spatial Management
Katarzyna Szmigiel-Rawska, Faculty of Geography and Regional Studies, University of Warsaw, Poland
Michael Sofer, Department of Geography and Environment, Bar-Ilan University Ramat-Gan, IsraeI
Section Editor – Economics
Piotr Wójcik, Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw, Poland
Section Editors – Remote Sensing
Bogdan Zagajewski, Faculty of Geography and Regional Studies, University of Warsaw, Poland
Koen Meuleman, Remote Sensing Unit, VITO NV, Belgium
Section Editors – Geoinformatics
Piotr Werner, Faculty of Geography and Regional Studies, University of Warsaw, Poland
Alexander Kent, Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences, Canterbury Chris Church University, United Kingdom
Section Editors – Cartography
Jacek Pasławski, Faculty of Geography and Regional Studies, University of Warsaw, Poland
Tomasz Opach, Faculty of Social and Educational Sciences, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Section Editors – Statistics
Katarzyna Podhorodecka, Faculty of Geography and Regional Studies, University of Warsaw, Poland
Sharon C. Cobb, Coggin College of Business, University of North Florida, United States
Section Editors – Geography of Leisure and Tourism
Marta Derek, Faculty of Geography and Regional Studies, University of Warsaw, Poland

Language Editors
Ewa Spohn, Wordlink Usługi Językowe s.c., United Kingdom/Poland
Kate Webster, Wordlink Usługi Językowe s.c., United Kingdom

Technical Editor
Michał Tomczuk, Faculty of Geography and Regional Studies, University of Warsaw, Poland

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The aim of Miscellanea Geographica – Regional Studies on Development is to publish papers which are clear, concise, present recent state of geography and regional studies (also pertain to economic, social, historical and political issues on broadly understood development and its geographical conditions in various parts of the world; also in countries and their parts, in macro-, meso- and microscale) and which are relevant to international audience. We invite original research papers. Work should be original, unpublished in the same or a similar form and not under consideration for publication elsewhere.

Sending the text to the Editorial team is tantamount to the Author’s/s’ statement that the work has not been published yet and at the same time is not proposed for publication in any other journal.

Journal Information

CiteScore 2017: 0.73

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2017: 0.404
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2017: 0.759

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