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Instructions for authors and reviewers


  • Contributions should be submitted electronically (All authors must register before login in).  


  • Uploaded manuscripts should be in MicroSoft Word Format (.DOC). Filenames should be written using the english keyboard letters and numbers only. If file size exceeds 10MB, we recommend sending it in compressed format (.ZIP or .RAR). 


  • Authors might be asked to send additional material as separate files (GIF, MPEG, JPEG, etc). 


  • Authors are strongly advised to consider citing relevant to their work papers published in the European Journal of Geography in order to increase its Impact Factor (IF). Citations are a well-established measure of research impact. To a relatively new scientific journal like ours this is of major importance and will eventually have added value for both the recognition and validation of their research by others.


  • After the successful submission of a manuscript authors receive an automated confirmation e-mail.


  • For additional guidance on any matters not specifically addressed in the below listed instructions and examples, authors should refer to our sample manuscript or consult the Associate Editor Dr. Yorgos N. Photis (yphotis@gmail.com). 


Articles submitted to the journal are subject to the following review procedure:
  • Review by the editorial panel in terms of general suitability for the journal. 
  • Selected articles are then subject to a double blind review process. 
  • Articles are then accepted, revised or rejected on the basis of the recommendations of reviewers. 
  • Revised articles are reviewed by the editor, although in some cases they may be referred back to the original reviewer.  
In accordance with copyright law, the manuscript must be previously unpublished and not duplicate substantial portions of previously published material. Permission to reproduce copyright material must be obtained by the authors before submission and any acknowledgments should be included in the submission. Acknowledgment of source and copyright should be given in cases where photographs, data and media are reproduced.
The editorial policy is the responsibility of the Editorial Panel, but the Authors’ opinions should be regarded as their own.
The authors are responsible for presenting the article and the abstract in good English. They should ask native speakers or colleagues to check their article in this perspective. In choosing their terminology they should keep in mind their international audience. They should also consider carefully specialised topics and terms to prevent loosing the attention of their audience. Finally, authors are responsible for proof-reading the original article (including the abstract in the other language). 
For full length articles, the manuscript word count must be between 4500 - 7000 words. This includes tables, illustrations, references, etc. The authors should format their manuscript as follows:
The title should be a maximum of twenty five (25) words.
Author(s) and Author(s) affiliation:
The following format is required for author name(s): first name, extra initials and last name. After the name of each author the e-mail address (if available) and the contact address (including the URL of the homepage of their organisation/institution) should be added.
Example: Karl R. Attard [Attard @university.ac.nk], Name of University, School of Sciences and Social Sciences, address. [Web site]
The title, author(s), affiliation(s), and address(es) should be on a separate cover page. All correspondence will be addressed to the first named author, unless otherwise instructed.
Contributions should be preceded by an abstract of 100 - 150 words. The abstract should summarise the whole article, not just the approach or conclusions.
The authors should provide three to six keywords expressing the nature of the article.
Text Format and Style
  • Text must be justified in a 12-point Times New Roman font with 2.54 cm (1 inch) margins. All parts of the manuscript (abstract, text, notes, references, tables, and figure captions) must be single-spaced and paginated. 
  • Papers may be submitted in either UK or US English provided usage is consistent. 
  • Abbreviations can be used within the text according to internationally accepted conventions. 
  • Notations should conform to international usage. 
  • Footnotes should not be used. 
  • It is assumed that the authors have kept an exact copy of the article submitted.


A maximum of three level headings are allowed as following: 

First-level headings are flush left on a separate line. The first text line following is flush left(space should be left before and after the title as shown).
1.1. Second Level Heading.
Second-level headings are flush left on a separate line. The first text line following is flush left (space should be left before the title as shown).
1.1.1. Third Level Heading.
Third-level headings are flush left. The text follows on the same line (space should be left before the title as shown).
For each heading, the authors should elaborate the content (text) and add other types of information supporting the text (e.g., pictures, video, etc.).
They should also provide a list of headings which will help to build hyperlinks to the specific subsections of your article.  
References should adopt the following style:
Anyname -Kostis, C. 1999. Writing: The art of publishing. Cambridge, MA: Greek Art Press.
Edited Books:
Anyname, C. 1999. Nothing like living in Greece. In Life on beautiful places, ed.  K.C. Greek, 147- 123. Athens: Greek Press.
Anyname -Kostis, C. 1999. Publishing a paper: The road to success. Greek Journal of Publishing: 27 (2): 203-57.
Newspapers etc:
Anyname, C. 2001. Olympic Games: Greece vs England. Athens News, 25 August A12.
List acknowledgements at the end of your article (before the references).
Figure and table captions: 
All figures and tables must be referenced in the text, numbered sequentially and titled with  explanatory headings.
Tables must be double-spaced on a separate page, numbered consecutively and titled at the top. All table columns should have explanatory headings. Tables should not repeat data that are available elsewhere in the paper (e.g. in graphs).
All maps, diagrams and photographs should be designated as Figures and must be of professional quality.
Non-textual data-types in your contribution: 
Other kinds of information to support the text can be submitted (e.g. pictures, video files etc.). They must be sent as separate files, attached to the submission of the article. Consider using well established data formats such as:
  • Pictures:  PNG, BMP or JPEG
  • Video: MPEG 
  • Applications: EXE, or specific format 
Additional notes:
The authors must be sure that the “reader” of their article possesses the necessary drivers to look or run uncommon data-types. When the driver is uncommon, they should give indications where “readers” can download drivers or viewers. They should put this information [between brackets]; e.g., FTP-sites, an URL, e-mail addresses to contact suppliers, etc.
Whenever they refer to other types of information that they provide as an additional file, they should put this information between brackets.


Current Issue
Assessing sustainability in mountain tourism of Demanovska valley, Slovakia - Iveta Rakytova, Ivana Tomcikova
Natura 2000 in Romania - A decade of governance challenges - Steluta Manolache, Cristiana Maria Ciocanea, Laurentiu Rozylowicz, Andreea Nita
Conservation-development duality the biosphere reserve Sierra De Grazalema after 40 years in the MAB programme - Yolanda Jimenez, Andres Caballero, Laura Porcel
Classifying landscape in endorheic basins a methodological approach for the implementation of the European landscape convention - Jonatan Arias-Garcia, Jose Gomez-Zotano, Jose Jesus Delgado-Pena
Geographical and individual determinants of rural out-migration to a tropical forest protected area the Maya biosphere reserve, Guatemala - David Lopez-Carr, Aracely Martinez, Richard E. Bilsborrow, Thomas M. Whitmore
Using the SLEUTH model to simulate future urban growth in the greater Eastern Attica area, Greece - Stylianos Mathioulakis, Yorgos N. Photis
Iconographies of globalisation - Gianfranco Battisti
Terrorism and tourism in Europe, new partners - Denis Can Teoman
The unknown Greek paleoenvironment and fossils evaluated Geography curriculum proposals for elementary school - Stiliani Fragouli, Aggeliki Rokka, Apostolia Galani
Smartgeo - Mobile learning in Geography education - Anna Chatel, Gregor C. Falk
Volume 8, No 2, 2017