The Reviewing Process

Manuscripts submitted to the journal are subject to the following review procedure:
An initial 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 editors, although in some cases they may be referred back to the original reviewer.


In accordance with copyright law, the manuscript must not duplicate substantial portions of previously published material. Permission to reproduce copyright material must be obtained by the authors before submission and any acknowledgements should be included in the submission. Acknowledgement 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. Authors’ opinions should be regarded as their own. Articles must be previously unpublished.


Structure/Format of the article

The title should be a maximum of 15 words.
Author(s) and Author(s) affiliation
The following format is required for author name(s): first name, extra initials and last name. Add after each name of an author the e-mail address (if available) and the contact address. 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 in English.
Select and list up to six keywords of the article in English.
List of headings
Authors should provide a list of headings which will help to build hyperlinks to the specific subsections of your article. We recommend only one level of headings. The list of headings should not be numbered.

Text Requirements

Format and style: Typescripts will be word processed and should be submitted in 12 point Times New Roman font using double-spacing, with any original illustrations. This format must be used throughout, including for notes and references cited. Please number the pages.

Tables, Illustrations and Maps

Photos should be in PNG or JPEG format. Graphics and Maps should be in vector format, preferably .cdr (CorelDraw) / .ai (Adobe Illustration) / .pdf.
Authors will clearly indicate the location of tables, illustrations and maps in the text. These will not be included in the text but sent as separate attachments. For a high quality of prints a good resolution of illustrations is required without overcoming the following dimensions: L=127 mm, H=200 mm.
Authors will consider only the following template for their tables. The tables will contain the most important information, they will be concise and will not exceed ¾ of a page.
All tables, maps, diagrams and photographs should be titled at the top. They will also be designated as Table, Figure, Map, Photo, Diagram, numbered and cited consecutively in the text.


We recommend an article size between 4000 and 6000 words. This includes tables, illustrations, references, etc.


References should adopt the Harvard referencing system.
For example:
Edwards M., (1991), „Fragmentation dans le contexte urbain”, Architecture et comportement, vol.7. nr.4, p.339-348.
Excerpts from multiple-authored books
Parr, H (2001), „Negotiating different ethnographic contexts and building geographical knowledge: empirical examples from mental health research”, in M. Limb and C. Dwyer (eds) Qualitative Methodologies for Geographers: Issues and Debates, London, Arnold, 181-195.
Cloke P., Cook I., (2007), (eds.), Practising Human Geography, London, Sage Publications.
Electronic sources
Sullivan D. M (2007), „Reassessing Gentrification: Measuring Residents’ Opinions Using Survey Data”, Urban Affairs Review, nr. 42, 23 may 2008, 11 p., (

Additional information

Abbreviations can be used within the text according to internationally accepted conventions.
Notations should conform to international usage.
Footnotes should not be used.
Endnotes should be numbered consecutively within the text and listed after the references.
It will be assumed that the authors will keep an exact copy of the article submitted.
At the end of the article (after the references), authors should include, on a separate page, a list of any figures and tables cited within the text. This list should contain the full caption of each figure and table.

Issues of language

To reduce and keep the process of peer-reviewing straightforward the international authors are responsible to submit article manuscripts in good quality English.

1. Subsequently, to the peer-reviewing process, selected article manuscripts to be published will be sent for professional translation and editing.
2. Human Geographies – Journal of Studies and Research in Human Geography is an open-access journal.

Further information

Please do not hesitate to contact any of the members of the editorial team for additional guidance on any matters not specifically addressed in the above-listed instructions and examples

Submission of contributions
For further issues, contributions should be sent online or by email to Alina Mareci:

Thank you for your interest.

The Editorial Team