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Human Geographies - Journal of Studies and Research in Human Geography publishes peer-reviewed articles reporting original research, reviews, notes, comments and analyses dealing with all level aspects of human geography (regional, national, international).
 
The focus of Human Geography is drawn from the fields of human geography, economics and economic geography, planning, territorial development, infrastructure development, sociology, population studies and public administration, public policies. The Journal also publishes the occasional ‘state of the art’ article, consisting of an analytical review of the major strands of contemporary thinking in a given topic area. Emphasis is placed on the understanding of underlying processes/phenomena. Therefore the publication includes urban and rural issues, demography, social, economic and cultural environment, place issues, and space issues, encouraging contributions from both scholars and practitioners across geography, humanities, social and environmental sciences who are interested in human, economic and cultural geographies. The publishing activity is particularly interested in developing interpretative and analytical approaches to the above mentioned issues. It does not restrict its scientific focus to any particular methodological or theoretical orientation, but is particularly interested in both scholarly papers and empirical pieces designed to further understanding and debate.
 
Scholars, academics, authors and scientists all over the world agree that the peer reviewing process is a cornerstone of scientific progress. Therefore publication of research articles and scholarly work by Human Geographies is primarily dependent on one hand on their validity and coherence, and on the other on their topic significance and relevance as judged by peer reviewers and editors. The same peer reviewers and editors are responsible for judging the comprehensibility of writing and how interesting the paper is.
 
Submitted manuscripts are usually reviewed by two experts. More experts are involved if the reviewing process needs reassessment or requires specific topic expertise.
 
Peer reviewers will be asked to recommend whether a manuscript should be accepted, revised or rejected. For the situations of manuscript revision re-assessment procedure will follow and consider as criteria the referees’ literature, bibliography, content and structure recommendations.
 
To be acceptable a manuscript should make a significant contribution to the progress of knowledge or toward a better understanding of existing processes and concepts related to any of the fields of Human Geography.
The manuscript is expected to take the format of a study which should
• define principles of broad applicability,
• be related to problems over a sizeable geographic area,
• be of potential interest to a representative number of scientists.
 
Regional studies, local-specific or observation studies are strongly encouraged by Human Geographies especially under the understanding that:
• they are based on data
• the data are contextualized in order to allow a better understanding of spatial concepts,
• the study provides data of a unique/rare/uncommon/new/transitional phenomenon/process
• the study discuss processes difficult to obtain information about
• the data test an untested hypothesis.
 
Appropriateness of the subject is the key criteria used by peer reviewers to evaluate the manuscripts. As a result peer reviewers are asked to focus on and look for:
• original research findings available to be regarded/interpreted as outcomes of scholarly inquiry, investigation, or experimentation
• objectives such as development of new concepts; or revision, refinement, extension, verification of existing concepts;
• application of existing concepts to new situations;
• development of new or improved techniques.
 
The peer reviewer is also asked to determine whether a manuscript meets the standard of quality of the journal. By quality, Human Geographies understands, originality of subject or applications, appropriateness of methods, accuracy of techniques, validity of conclusions, organization of subject matter, clarity, and communicational competence.
 

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Title: Human Geographies - Journal of Studies and Research in Human Geography
ISSN online: 2067–2284
ISSN print: 1843-6587
Imprint:  University of Bucharest
Frequency: Biannual (May&November)
First volume: 1/2007
Current volume: 5/2011
Language: English
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Editors
Prof. dr. Liliana Dumitrache
Prof. dr. George Erdeli
Prof. dr. Cristian Tălângă
Dr. Daniela Dumbrăveanu
Dr. Mariana Nae
Dr. Gabriel Simion
 
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