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Focus and Scope

Geography Notebooks / Quaderni di Geografia / Cahiers de Géographie / Cuadernos de Geografía is a scientific journal of human geography published in four languages (Italian, English, French, Spanish). This journal purports to be a forum for debate devoted to the promotion of the theoretical, methodological and thematic investigation in all the fields of geographical research. For this reason the journal aims to investigate the complex regional diversity of the planet, which is due to a combination of natural and anthropic elements, also through the analysis of the representations of specific places and narratives produced by the territorial action of human groups.

Geography Notebooks / Quaderni di Geografia / Cahiers de Géographie / Cuadernos de Geografía has therefore the ambition to present the variety of human geography, in its descriptive, rationalist, structuralist, functionalist, quantitative, regional aspects. At the same time, it aims to give space to humanistic, immaterial, symbolic and communicative dimensions, which bear values, aspirations, ambitions, spirituality, deriving from historical, cultural, identity and gender differences. In this perspective, the journal is necessarily inter- and multi- disciplinary also to be coherent with a strong tendency in contemporary human geography that conceives the interrelation with other disciplines as the prerequisite for the study of the complexity of the "world system". For these reasons this international journal welcomes not only articles of geographers but also works that fall into various disciplines in social sciences, humanities and earth system sciences. The journal is so open to all the researchers whose contribution can enhance the plurality of points of view about the relations between humans and the Earth.

This journal does not charge APCs or submission charges. 




Section Policies


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Special Issue

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Geographical approaches

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Interdisciplinary perspectives

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Geography for education

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Other explorations

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Books Reviews

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Publication Frequency

Geography Notebooks is published twice a year in June and December.


Peer Review Process

Works submitted to the Journal should be original and not under consideration for publication elsewhere.

In submitting works to the Journal, authors agree that their works may be published (if accepted). Submission of a work does not guarantee acceptance.

All submitted works judged suitable for review undergo anonymous double-blind review process. Papers will be evaluated by at least 2 referees. The final decision is the responsibility of the Executive Editor, and will be given within two months.

Invited papers will also be published.


I contributi inviati alla Rivista devono essere originali e non in corso di contemporanea valutazione per essere pubblicati altrove.

Inviando i propri contributi, gli autori acconsentono alla loro pubblicazione. L’invio non garantisce l’accettazione.

Tutte le proposte di pubblicazione giudicate idonee vengono sottoposte a revisione anonima in modalità “double-blind”. I contributi vengono valutati da almeno due revisori. La decisione definitiva relativa alla pubblicazione viene presa dalla Direzione e viene comunicata entro due mesi.

Vengono pubblicati anche articoli su invito.


Open Access Policy

The files included in Geography Notebooks are freely available: no registration or subscription required to read, print, download and share the full-text of articles.

The works included in the Journal are licensed under a Creative Commons “Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND)” license.

The Journal provides immediate open access to its content. Nevertheless you may not use the material for commercial purposes or in commercial websites.

Any reference to material included inGeography Notebookshas to include the citation of the author and the source.


Referee List

Fulvio Adobati, Università degli Studi di Bergamo – Raffaella Afferni, Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale, Vercelli  – Valentina Erminia Albanese, Università degli Studi dell’Insubria, Varese/Como – Stefania Albertazzi, Università degli Studi di Milano – Giovanni Baiocchetti, Università degli Studi di Milano – Michele Bandiera, Università degli Studi di Padova – Tiziana Banini, Sapienza Università di Roma – Elisa Bignante, Università di Torino – Valerio Bini, Università degli Studi di Milano – Asunción Blanco-Romero, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona – Luca Bonardi, Università Ca’ Foscari, Venezia – Lina Calandra, Università degli Studi dell’Aquila – Benedetta Castiglioni, Università degli Studi di Padova – Claudio Cerreti, Università degli Studi Roma Tre – Maria Antonietta Clerici, Politecnico di Milano – Roberta Curiazi, FLACSO Ecuador, Quito – Gino De Vecchis, Sapienza Università di Roma – Isabelle Dumont, Università degli Studi Roma Tre – Louis Dupont, Sorbonne Université, Paris – Pascale Froment, Université Paris 8 Vincennes-Saint-Denis – Arturo Gallia, Università degli Studi Roma Tre – Emanuela Gamberoni, Università degli Studi di Verona – Roberta Gemmiti, Sapienza Università di Roma – Thomas Gilardi, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Piacenza – Eleonora Guadagno, Università degli Studi di Napoli L’Orientale – Daniele Ietri, Libera Università di Bolzano – Emmanuel Jaurand, Université d’Angers – Flavio Lucchesi, Università degli Studi di Milano – Elisa Magnani, Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna – Marina Marengo, Università degli Studi di Genova – Alessia Mariotti, Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna – Eleonora Mastropietro, Università degli Studi di Milano – Davide Papotti, Università degli Studi di Parma – Mauro Pascolini, Università degli Studi di Udine – Giacomo Pettenati, Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale, Vercelli – Thomas Pfirsch, Université Polytechnique Hauts-de-France, Valenciennes – Marco Picone, Università degli Studi di Palermo – Antonella Pietta, Università degli Studi di Brescia – Matteo Girolamo Puttilli, Università degli Studi di Firenze – Dominique Rivière, Université Paris Cité – Lorena Rocca, Università degli Studi di Padova – Maria Luisa Ronconi, Università della Calabria – Carlo Salone, Politecnico di Torino – Guglielmo Scaramellini, Università degli Studi di Milano – Massimiliano Tabusi, Università per Stranieri di Siena – Marco Tononi, Università degli Studi di Bergamo – Alberto Vanolo, Università degli Studi di Torino – Andrea Zinzani, Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna.


Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

Geography Notebooks expects all parties involved in the act of publishing commit to these publication ethics. Our Editorial Board will remove any work that does not meet these standards. Our ethic statements are based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

Authors of Geography Notebooks must undertake the following responsibilities

  • Originality: Authors must produce works that reflect their own original words and ideas. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.
  • Permissions and Sources: Authors must always provide the correct and full indication of sources and contributions cited in the article. Authors must identify all materials and figures which require authorization for publication and must provide permissions upon submission of the work for publication.
  • Multiple Publications: Authors should publish original research ideas and should not publish redundant research in multiple journals or other locations. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and should absolutely be avoided.
  • Authorship: Authorship equates to those individuals who have contributed significantly to the ideas, execution, or interpretation of research present in the published work. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The managing author must ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included in the publication, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.
  • Conflicts of Interest: All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that could possibly be viewed as having influenced the results or interpretation of their manuscript. The publication should also list all sources of financial support for the project.

Reviewers of Geography Notebooks must  undertake the following responsibilities

  • Contribution to Editorial Decisions: The peer review process is key for the editor’s publishing decisions and for the final form of the text to be published. Reviewers will likewise provide suggestions to the authors, helping to improve the paper to publication-ready status.
  • Promptness: Reviewers who do not feel they are qualified to conduct an appropriate review of research or cannot do so promptly should notify the editor and excuse themselves from the review process.
  • Confidentiality: All manuscripts under review must be treated with complete confidentiality. They must not be shared or discussed with others unless authorized by the editor.
  • Objectivity: All reviews must be objective and focus on the ideas presented in the manuscript. It is absolutely inappropriate for reviewers to express personal criticisms against the author(s). Reviewers must provide clear statements in their reviews and must back up their opinions with supporting arguments.
  • Acknowledgement of Sources: Reviewers should list any relevant published work that the authors have failed to cite. If the reviewer states that any argument or observation has been published previously, the reviewer must provide a relevant citation. Reviewers must also alert the editor if they find any substantial similarity between the manuscript under review and any other published works.
  • Conflicts of Interest: Reviewers must keep confidential all information and ideas obtained during the review process. Reviewers may not use any information obtained for their own personal advantage. Reviewers must recuse themselves from review of works in which they have any conflict of interest due to any sort of relationship or connection with any author, institution, or corporation connected with the manuscript under view.

Editors of Geography Notebooks must undertake the following responsibilities

  • Fair play: Editors must evaluate manuscripts solely for their intellectual content, without any consideration of the race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnic origins, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.
  • Peer-review: All submitted works judged suitable for review will undergo an anonymous double-blind review process. Papers will be evaluated by at least 2 referees.
  • Confidentiality: Editorial staff must keep completely confidential all information about a submitted manuscript. They may only disclose relevant information to the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial staff members, and the publisher, as necessary and appropriate. 
  • Conflicts of interest: Editors and editorial staff may not use any unpublished materials from a submitted manuscript in their own research without the express written consent of the authors.


Archiving and Self-archiving

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