Moravian Geographical Reports
[MGR] is an international peer-reviewed journal, which has been published in English continuously since 1993 by the Institute of
Geonics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, through its
Department of Environmental Geography. It receives and evaluates articles contributed by geographers and by researchers who specialize in related disciplines, including the geosciences and geo-ecology, with a distinct regional orientation,
broadly for countries in Europe. The title of the journal celebrates its origins in the historic land of Moravia in the eastern half of the Czech Republic. The emphasis for MGR is on the role of ‘regions’ and ‘localities’ in a globalized society,
given the geographic scale at which they are evaluated. Several inter-related questions are stressed: problems of regional economies and society; society in an urban or rural context; regional perspectives on the influence of human activities on
landscapes and environments; the relationships between localities and macro-economic structures in rapidly changing socio-political and environmental conditions; environmental impacts of technical processes on bio-physical landscapes; and physical-geographic
processes in landscape evolution, including the evaluation of hazards, such as floods. Theoretical questions in geography are also addressed, especially the relations between physical and human geography in their regional dimensions.
The MGR journal publishes the following types of papers:
Original scientific papers are the backbone of individual journal issues. These contributions from geography and regionally-oriented results of empirical research in various disciplines, normally have theoretical and methodological sections and must be anchored
in the international literature. We recommend following the classical structure of a research paper: introduction, including objectives; theoretical and methodological bases for the work; empirical elaboration of the project; evaluation of results and discussion;
conclusions and references. With the exception of purely theoretical papers, each contribution should contain colour graphic enclosures such as maps, charts, diagrams, photographs, etc. Some of the photographs may be placed on the second, third or fourth cover
pages of the journal. For papers on regional issues, a simple map indicating the geographical location of the study region should be provided. Any grant(s) received to support the research work should be acknowledged. Major scientific papers include an Abstract
(up to 150 words) and 3 to 6 keywords. The length of the text should be in the range of 6,000 – 8,000 words (the word count does not include the abstract, tables, figures, and references), plus a maximum of 3 pages of enclosures (tables, figures). The number of
graphic enclosures can be increased by one page provided the text is shortened by 500 words below the maximum allowable length (per graphic page). All scientific papers are subject to the peer-review process by at least two independent reviewers appointed by the
Scientific communications are published to inform the public of continuing research projects, scientific hypotheses or findings. This section is also used for scientific discussions that contest or refine scientific opinions, including viewpoints
and/or comments that critique recently- published papers. The maximum text length for these scientific communications is 4,000 words. Some contributions may be reviewed at the discretion of the Editorial Board.
MGR also publishes Invited reviews of major monographs from geography and related disciplines published as books or atlases. Reviews are supplied exclusively on request from the Editorial board. The review must contain a complete citation of
the reviewed work and its maximum text length is 2,000 words. Graphics are not expected for the reviews section.
The journal, Moravian Geographical Reports has been covered in the SCOPUS database continuously since 1993:
Since 2012, it has been indexing in the ISI WEB OF KNOWLEDGE database:
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Sciences of the Czech Republic (ASCR), Institute of Geonics, v.v.i., Identity number (ICO): 68145535
Geonics, ASCR, Department of Environmental Geography,
Drobného 28, 60200 Brno, Czech Republic.
Tel. 00 420 545 422 720
Department of Geography and Institute for
Social Research,York University,
Toronto, ON M3J 1P3, Canada.
416 736 2100 20306
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(Release dates: March 31, June 30, September 30, and