Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Papers of the “Dimitrie Cantemir” Geographic Seminar is an open access journal devoted to the publication of original scientific papers in the field of Geography.

The journal encourages new approaches, methods and ideas within the subject areas and practices double-blind peer-review process. Papers can be submitted in English or French.

The journal publishes original scientific papers describing the latest developments and debates within Physical and Human Geography, as well as interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary studies. The journal covers theoretical, methodological, thematic and applied approaches in the field of:

  • Applied Geomatics in Geography
  • Climate changes
  • Water resources management
  • Didactics of Geography
  • Geography of Economies
  • Geography of Human Settlements   
  • Geography of Population
  • Geomorphology
  • Geopolitics and Impact of Crisis
  • Management of Water Resources
  • Natural hazards and risks
  • Pedogeography
  • Spatial analysis
  • Territorial planning and development
  • Tourism and Heritage

 

Section Policies

Commentaires invités

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Research Articles

Research articles include original and consistent scientific results within journal’s scope and subject areas. Generally, these are expected to be between 12 and 25 journal pages (4000-10000 words), appropriate number of figures and/or tables (if necessary!), an abstract of 200-250 words and 20 - 60 relevant references.

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Review Articles

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Brief communication

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Book Review

A review makes an argument. The most important element of a review is that it is a commentary, not merely a summary. It allows you to enter into dialogue and discussion with the work’s creator and with other audiences. You can offer agreement or disagreement and identify where you find the work exemplary or deficient in its knowledge, judgments, or organization. You should clearly state your opinion of the work in question, and that statement will probably resemble other types of academic writing, with a thesis statement, supporting body paragraphs, and a conclusion.

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Editors
  • Ionut Minea
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Peer Review Process

The scientific reviewing process of the articles proposed for publication in Papers of the „Dimitrie Cantemir” Geographic Seminar consists in the following phases:

     A first phase consists in receiving the articles by the editorial board, and checking up the English language (if the  language is not accurate, the paper will be sent back to the authors in order to be corrected.)

     Each article will be dated, codified and transmitted (without mentioning the name of the author) to two reviwers, designated in accordance with the subject of the paper. Within max. 2 months, each reviewer must trasmit to the editorial board the scientific observations on the reviewed paper, by filling in the evaluation sheet (observations on the originality, scientific level and methodological and deonthological norms).

     In the second phase, after the evaluation sheet was received, the authors will receive the scientific comments of the reviewers, and they will have to operate the required changes. If necessary, they will resend the modified papers to the reviewers, and they will see if the requirements were fulfilled.

     If all requirements are met, the papers will be published in the journal. The authors of those papers that do not meet the criteria for publication, will be notified on this aspect, with a written justification of the article rejection.

     The reviewing process is confidential.

 

Publication Frequency

Our Journal - Papers of the Dimitrie Cantemir Geographical Seminar - appears once a year, on October 10th, in 2 volumes - one volume with articles presented in our Conference - ”International Geographical Seminar Dimitrie Cantemir” (every year in mid-October) in the previous year and one volume with articles to be presented at the current edition of the Conference.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

 

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