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Instruction to Authors 

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  1. Correspondence/Length of paper

Papers submitted to the journal should follow the guidelines set out below. The manuscript including illustration tables, references, etc., must carefully consider the guidelines given below:

  • Research Articles in physical geography and earth sciences should be a minimum of 4000 words and a maximum of 6000 words.
  • Research Articles in human geography and other social sciences should be a minimum of 6000 words and a maximum of 8000 words.
  • Book reviews, opinion papers and commentaries are shorter write-ups of between 1000 to 3000 words.
  • Articles should contain between 3 and 6
  • Contributions are received with the understanding that they comprise original, unpublished material and have not been submitted or considered for publication elsewhere.
  • The title page should include: The name(s) of the author(s); A concise and informative title; The affiliation(s) and address (es) of the author(s); The e-mail address and telephone numbers of the corresponding author.
  • Abstract
    • Abstracts must be between 150 to 250 words. The abstract should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references.
  • Presentation
    • Manuscripts should be written in English (UK); font type - Times New Roman; font size - 12; and double-spaced. Footnotes should be used sparingly. If English is not the author's mother tongue, please arrange proofreading before submission.
  • Structure
    • Your paper should be compiled in the following order: title page; abstract; key policy highlights (if appropriate); keywords; main text introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion; acknowledgments; declaration of interest statement; references; and appendices (as appropriate).
  • Text
    • The text should be organized under appropriate section headings. All headings should be placed on the left-hand side of the text (left aligned). The pages in the manuscript must be numbered. All illustrations, tables, etc. should be inserted at the appropriate locations in the text. Only three levels of headings are accepted in the text. Do not number the headings. Avoid unnecessary formatting and codes. Avoid the automatic hyphenation function and do not hyphenate manually at line breaks. All measurements should be given in metric units. Acknowledgements may be made briefly just before the list of references ONLY on the revised final manuscript.
  • Tables and Figures
    • All illustrations other than tables are to be numbered consecutively as Figures (e.g. graphs, drawing and photographs) using Arabic numerals.
    • All Figures and Tables are to be referred to in the text by their number.
  • Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration.
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word file format.
  • Where available, DOI/URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • Reference Style
    • All references must follow the American Psychological Association’s (APA) reference style
    • Minimize self-citations. Where it is necessary to cite your own work, delete your name and other identifying information and place substitute words in brackets (eg. author, name deleted). Do not include the reference in the reference list but remember to include it before submitting your final draft if the paper is accepted.


Journal Identifiers

eISSN: 2821-8892
print ISSN: 0855-9414