Geographische Zeitschrift

The Geographische Zeitschrift (GZ) has helped to motivate and shape debates in Human Geography since 1895. The journal's thematic spectrum extends from cultural, social and political geography to economic geography and other human geographic research fields. The GZ is increasingly internationally oriented, crosses traditional disciplinary boundaries, and supports the further development of human geography in an interdisciplinary context. In its focus upon theoretical and methodological contributions, as well as conceptually informed empirical research, the GZ upholds a high standard of scholarship. The GZ is a double blind refereed journal listed in prominent scientific databases. With online first and open access, it offers attractive formats for the publication of qualified contributions in German or English.


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Edited by

Prof. Dr. Carmella Pfaffenbach

(editor-in-chief and editorial office)

RWTH Aachen
Geographisches Institut
Lehr- und Forschungsgebiet Kulturgeographie
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen

Prof. Dr. Bernd Belina

Universität Frankfurt
Fachbereich Geowissenschaften/Geographie
Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 6
60629 Frankfurt

Prof. Dr. Tim Freytag

Universität Freiburg
Schreiberstr. 20
79085 Freiburg

Prof. Dr. Martina Fromhold-Eisebith

(responsible also for reviews)

RWTH Aachen
Geographisches Institut
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen

Prof. Dr. Matthew Hannah

Universität Bayreuth
Lehrstuhl für Kulturgeographie
Fakultät II Bio-Chem-Geo
Universitätsstr. 30
95440 Bayreuth

Prof. Dr. Paul Reuber

Universität Münster
Institut für Geographie
Robert-Koch-Str. 26
48149 Münster

Prof. Dr. Julia Verne

Universität Mainz
Geographisches Institut
Johann-Joachim-Becher-Weg 21
55128 Mainz

Geographische Zeitschrift

General information

ISSN 0016-7479 (print)

ISSN 2365-3124 (online)

Founded: 1895

Publication frequency: quarterly

Size: 17 x 24 cm

Annual number of pages: ca. 256

Languages: English, German

Review section: Yes

Validation: peer review

Databases covering the Geographische Zeitschrift:

  • ERIH PLUS – European Reference Index for the Humanities
  • JournalGuide (JournalGuide whitelist of reputable titles)
  • Dietrich's Index Philosophicus
  • GeoRef
  • IBR (International Bibliography of Reviews of Scholarly Literature in the Humanities and Social Sciences)
  • IBZ (International Bibliography of Periodical Literature in the Humanities and Social Sciences)
  • ProQuest (relevant databases)
  • Scopus
  • SJR – SCImago Journal and Country Rank
  • Ulrichsweb

Publishing information

Please send manuscript submissions to the editorial office via Submissions must be original articles (no translations) which must not be previously published. During the review process, manuscripts may not be submitted elsewhere. A manuscript submitted to the journal must be ready for publication, the editors do not accept partial or draft versions. In initial submissions, the citation rules of the journal do not have to be strictly followed. Please pay attention to the anonymization of your text so that your identity as author cannot be ascertained directly or indirectly (e.g. by acknowledgments and self-references in footnotes). Geographische Zeitschrift does not accept manuscripts exceeding 60.000 characters, tables and illustrations not included.

All submissions are subjected to double blind peer review. The review process can result in acceptance, the recommendation of revisions or rejection of the manuscript. The author is informed of the decision by email. The editors attempt to reach a decision within 3 months of the submission of the manuscript.

If a manuscript is accepted, the editors request a file with the final version. The final version includes names and acknowledgments. Also, please follow the guidelines of publisher and editors provided below.

You can download our general guidelines for articles in journals and the citation style for Geographische Zeitschrift here:

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