Prof. dr. Nicolae POPA
Prof. dr. Martin OLARU
Conf. dr. Cătălina ANCUŢA
Conf. dr. Constantin VERT
Lect. dr. Sorin PAVEL
Lect. dr. Ramona IVAN (IŞFĂNESCU)
Asist. dr. Claudia DOICIAR
Aims and scope
Geographica Timisiensis Review is a scientific international publication. The Journal is issued under the aegis and with financial support of the Department of Geography from the West University of Timişoara and the Centre for Regional Development, Cross-border Studies and Territorial Planning (CDR-START). It is published biannually since 1992, entirely in English, with materials published with an abstract and the full version free of charge, the printed format being supported by the online version.
Geographica Timisiensis is a regional review for Central and South-Eastern Europe, opened for international collaboration.
The journal aims to publish relevant contributions in the fields of human geography, natural and human resources, regional development, border studies and spatial planning, but also deals with scientific papers in related areas of interest concerning the spatial analysis of socio-economic, cultural and political phenomena.
An important objective is to promote academic and applied research based on a complex local and global interdisciplinary approach. The publication targets a heterogeneous community made of students, teaching staff and practitioners concerned in human geography, regional development, territorial planning and other related fields concerned with the analysis of relations between the social and natural environment these contributing considerably to the understanding, promotion and development of places, regions and the territory as a whole.
The review alternates thematic issues with varia issues in order to stimulate the scientific dialogue, from a human geographic perspective.
The journal meets the international requirements concerning the publication norms and ethics.
The published articles can be viewed free of charge in pdf format on the online version of the review.
GEOGRAPHICA TIMISIENSIS journal is Open Access according to the BOAI definition. This means that the journal’s articles have “free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself.”
The Abstracting and indexing
Geographica Timisiensis is included in:
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- EBSCO International
Dr. Dan BĂLTEANU, Romanian Academy Member, University of Bucharest, Romania
Dr. Alexandru UNGUREANU, Romania Academy Member, University A.I.Cuza of Iasi, Romania
Dr. Catalina ANCUŢA, West University of Timisoara, Romania
Dr. Joan Serafi BERNAT MARTI , University Jaume I of Castellon, Spain
Dr. Milan BUFON, University Primorska of Koper, Slovenia
Dr. Nicolae CIANGĂ, University Babes-Bolyai of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Dr. Pompei COCEAN, University, Babes-Bolyai of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Dr. Remus CREŢAN, West University of Timisoara, Romania
Dr. Branislav DJURDJEV, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Dr. Liliana DUMITRACHE, University of Bucharest, Romania
Dr. Vasile EFROS, University Stefan cel Mare of Suceava, Romania
Dr. Javier ESPARCIA PÉREZ, University of Valencia, Spain
Dr. Horst FÖRSTER, Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen, Germany
Dr. Jean Baptiste HUMEAU, University of Angers, France
Dr. Ioan IANOŞ, University of Bucarest, Romania
Dr. Corneliu IAŢU, University A.I.Cuza of Iasi, Romania
Dr. Alexandru ILIEŞ, University of Oradea, Romania
Dr. Sebastian KINDER, Eberhard Karls University of Tubingen, Germany
Dr. Duncan LIGHT, Liverpool Hope University, Great Britain
Dr. Ionel MUNTELE, University A.I.Cuza of Iasi, Romania
Dr. Silviu NEGUŢ, Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Romania
Dr. Martin OLARU, West University of Timisoara, Romania
Dr. Nicolae POPA, West University of Timisoara, Romania
Dr André-Louis SANGUIN, University of Paris 4, France
Dr. Vasile SURD, University Babes-Bolyai of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Dr. Petru URDEA, West University of Timisoara, Romania
Dr. Constantin VERT, West University of Timisoara, Romania
Dr. Vincent VESCHAMBRE, High National School of Architecture of Lyon, France
Word 98-2003 or 2007 Document
Margins: Top: 5.55 cm, Bottom: 4.85 cm, Left: 4 cm, Right: 4 cm, Gutter: 0, Header: 0.75 cm, Footer: 4,85 cm
Paper size: A4
3. The title
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The title must be centered and written in capital letters, font Times New Roman, 14 points, bold;
After the title it must be one empty row, 14 points.
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The address of the authors will contain: the name of the institutions (University of , Faculty of , Department of , Center of , Institute of ), the address of the institutions and a personal e-mail.
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5. The abstract and the summary
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The abstract should be written in English;
The abstract contains between 50 and 100 words (if is possible one paragraph);
The abstract must contains a brief description of the aim of the article, methods of work and results. It should contain on comments and recommendations;
After the abstract it must be one empty row, font size 9.
6. The keywords
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The keywords should be written in English;
The list of keywords must contain between 5 and 10 words (do not use words already used in the title);
It must begin with the word Keywords (bold), followed by the sign :.
After the keywords there must appear two empty row, font size 9.
7. The text of the article
The text of article must be written using the Times New Roman, font size 10, justify;
The TAB is at 1 cm from the left edge.
8. The titles, subtitles and sub-subtitles
The titles inside the article must be written with capital letters, Times New Roman, font size 11 and they must be numbered with Arabian numbers; before the title it must be an empty row, 10 points (after the title it doesnt have to be an empty row);
The subtitles inside must be written in Times New Roman, font size 11, bold, tab and they must be numbered with two numbers (for example 1.3.); before the subtitle must be an empty row, font size 11 (after the subtitle it doesnt have to be an empty row);
If there are necessary sub-subtitles they must be written in Times New Roman, 10 points, italic;
The sub-subtitles must be numbered with 3 numbers (for example 1.3.2.); before the sub-subtitle must be an empty row, 11 points (after the sub-subtitle it doesnt have to be an empty row).
After text: two empty rows, font size 10
9. The figures (maps, images)
The figures must appear on the page where are the references about them;
The figures must be sent also in an electronic format, a JPG;
The figures must be numbered with Arabian numbers;
The figures explanations must be written with Times New Roman, font size 11, italic, center (for example Fig. 1. The map of the ), which have to appear under the figure;
The source of the figures must be written with Times New Roman, 8 points, under the explanations;
All the figures must be #009 and white and there can be used pictures with a very good contrast (if possible no more 4 shades);
The figures resolution: 300 dpi;
If figure contains text this must be Times New Roman, font size 10;
The charts should be sent also in the Microsoft Office Excel 2003 version.
10. The tables
The tables are included in the text;
The datum from the table must be written in Times New Roman 9 points;
The tables are numbered with Arabian numbers (for example Table 3) which have to appear before the table;
The source of the tables must be written with Times New Roman, 8 points, under the explanations;
Before and after the figure and table one empty row.
11. The footnotes and the endnotes
The footnotes are numbered with Arabian numbers, starting from 1;
The text of the footnote must be written in Times New Roman, font size 8, italic;
We do not allow the endnotes in the Annals of the Geographica Timisiensis.
12. The abbreviations
The abbreviations should be explained when they first appear in the text.
13. The mathematics relations
The mathematics relations must appear centred on the page, Times New Roman, 9 points;
They must be numbered with Arabian numbers (for example 3);
Before and after the formula there must be an empty row, 10 points.
14. The citations and the references
Literature citations and figure references should not appear in the abstract;
The format of the citations should follow the common rules (e.g.: (Ionescu, M., 2007, p. 19));
If there are more than tow authors, you can also use et al (e.g.: Ionescu et al., 2007);
If you are listing several works published by the same author in the same year, they should be differentiated by adding a lower case letter after the year for each item (e.g.: Ionescu, M., 2010a, Ionescu, M., 2010b);
If listed in same footnote, individual works os success should be separate by a comma (e.g.: Ionescu, M., 2007, Popescu I., 2008).
If citing an except form a non-serial publication, you should also add the number of page from which the citation is taken after the year;
If referring to newspaper sources in the text, you should cite the name of the newspaper, date of publications and page (e.g.: Timis Expres, 11.3.2009, 13).
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This should be placed before bibliography, and must be written in third person (e.g.: The author(s) wished to thank for his helpful comments an earlier drafts of this paper);
If the article presents results from research projects, the acknowledgment will be: This contribution presents some results from research projects . The authors acknowledge to anonymous reviewer for their thoughtful suggestions and comments;
The acknowledgment may be submitted as a separate document that will not be send for review, but will be included in the publication schedule for accepted papers.
16. The bibliography
The bibliography must appear at the end of the article;
The word Bibliography must be centered and written in capital letters, Times New Roman, Font size 12, bold, center;
After the title: one empty row, font size 12
The sequence of papers in alphabetical order of authors: font size 9.
The authors: Bold, normal letters; names separated by commas.
Year in brackets
Title of papers: italic
Publishing and the locality
Ionescu, M., (2007), The Geography of Romania, Mirton Publisher, Timisoara
On the copy that is to be sent to the Committee of the redaction board, the numbering of the pages will be made with a pencil, outside the text zone. In the doc folder the pages will not be numbered.
For additional information regarding article publications contact the editorial board.
For publication, each article is reviewed by the editorial team, checked whether the editing requirements were followed and if it is related to the topic of the review.
In terms of the scientific content, each article (without the name of the author(s)) is sent to two reviewers for evaluation (Step A). The reviewers are selected from the national and international members of the editorial and scientific board, as well as from other scholarly or professional experts in the field.
The comments of reviewers will be sent to the author by the editorial board to make the recommended changes, if necessary (Step B).
Then, the checked article is sent back to the reviewers (Step C).
If at least one of the reviewers considers that the article does not fulfill the scientific terms of publication, the Editorial Board can refuse its publication.
For the evaluation of an article (Step A), reviewers will take into account: importance of debated issues, adequacy of literature review, rigor of methodology used, rigor of analysis (appropriate interpretation), clarity of writing, explanations, concepts, suitability of illustrations and tables (too many, too few, clarity), adequacy of abstract (accurate summary of entire paper) and keywords, adequacy of introduction (purpose and rationale), adequacy of conclusions, accuracy of the title and contribution to the study of Geography.
Editors reserve the right to make minor editorial changes to the submitted articles, including changes to grammar, punctuation and spelling, as well as article format, but no major alterations will be carried out without authorial approval. In this case, the proof of the manuscript adjusted by editors will be sent by e-mail to the corresponding author before the article is published.
The final version of the manuscripts accepted for publication is included on the list of articles which are to be published. Authors are notified by e-mail about the status of the submitted articles.
All authors have free online access to their article in PDF format.
Submit a paper
The manuscript should be sent to the address of the editorial office:
University of Timisoara
Department of Geography
Bd. V Parvan, no.4, 300223, Timişoara, Romania
On-line version of the journal on the web address:
The submission of an article for publication in our journal implies that it has not been published before, not is being considered for publication in other journals. Authors are responsible for the content and the originality of their contributions.