Editorial Policies

Aims and Scope

The journal covers issues of human geography, regional geography, spatial planning, regional policy and geography of resource management. The journal presents scientific results gained by researchers both in Russia and abroad. It aims to promote contacts between Russian and foreign regional specialists.

The journal is for geographers and other researchers involved in spatial and regional studies.




Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

The "Izvestiya Russkogo geograficheskogo obshestva" is a peer reviewed journal. We use a double blind peer review format. The final decision on the acceptance of an article for publication is made by the Editorial Board.

Any invited reviewer who feels unqualified or unable to review the manuscript due to the conflict of interests should promptly notify the editors and decline the invitation. Reviewers should formulate their statements clearly in a sound and reasoned way so that authors can use reviewer’s arguments to improve the manuscript. Personal criticism of the authors must be avoided. Reviewers should indicate in a review (i) any relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors, (ii) anything that has been reported in previous publications and not given appropriate reference or citation, (ii) any substantial similarity or overlap with any other manuscript (published or unpublished) of which they have personal knowledge.


Publication Frequency

Журнал выходит каждые 2 месяца, 6 выпусков в год.


Open Access Policy

The articles in this journal are available to everyone since the publication that provides free and open access to research for the advancement of science.



The "Izvestiya Russkogo geograficheskogo obshestva" journal is indexed in:

  • Russian Science Citation Index – external module of Web of Science
  • Google Schoolar
  • Ulrich's Prodical Directory
  • WorldCat

English-language translated articles publishes in Regional Research of Russia (ISSN: 2079-9705 (print), ISSN: 2079-9713 (electronic)) by Pleiades Publishing and indexing in:

  • Google Scholar
  • CNKI
  • Geobase
  • OCLC
  • ProQuest Earth, Atmospheric & Aquatic Science Database
  • ProQuest Natural Science Collection
  • ProQuest SciTech Premium Collection
  • Summon by ProQuest.


Publishing Ethics

The publication of the articles in the journal Izvestiya Russkogo geograficheskogo obshestva is a significant contribution to the development of geography. It also means a lot in terms of implementation of connections inside the scientific community. Thus it is important to lay down standards of expected ethical behavior by all parties involved in the act of publishing.

Articles submitted to the journal should:

  • correspond to the field of study of the journal;
  • contain new data and research results which have not been published previously and are not transferred for the publication in other issues;
  • include the complete list of works which were used during preparation of the article;
  • contain neither plagiarism nor false information;
  • contain the information about financial support (if any);
  • be designed according to existing requirements.

Authors are obliged:

  • to submit an original research containing an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance;
  • to provide the article with references to the works written by other authors;
  • to avoid plagiarism in any of its forms;
  • to guarantee that all of them did participated in the conducted research and do not object to the publishing of the article;
  • to participate in the finishing of the article and provide refutation or correct mistakes if necessary.

Peer Reviewers are obliged:

  • to have the qualification and spare time sufficient for the examination of the manuscript;
  • to respect the author’s point of view and contribute to refinement of the work offered;
  • to supply the editorial board with the information necessary for the making decision on the publishing via the clear and well-reasoned unbiased assessment;
  • to discover important published works of similar subject which were not included into references; pay attention to the revealing of the essential resemblance or coincidence between the considered manuscript and any other published work laying within the range of the reviewer’s competence;
  • to maintain confidence;
  • not to use unpublished data received from manuscripts offered for the consideration in the reviewer’s own research without author’s written permission;
  • not to participate in the consideration of manuscripts in case of the conflict of interests risen due to either competent or mutual or different interactions or relations with any one of authors, companies and other organizations involved in the article’s preparation.

Editors and Editorial Board are obliged:

  • to be responsible for the joint decision on the publication which satisfies all the selection criteria and corresponds to the journal’s subjects;
  • to follow the editorial policies of the journal;
  • to assess the contents of the manuscript according to the reliability of the results of the work and its scientific importance and not to concern any other factors;
  • to shorten and edit offered articles if it is necessary for the refinement of the quality of the publication and achieving the correspondence to the publications’l norms;
  • to follow the unbiased criteria when rejecting an article;
  • to watch out that the participants of the preparation of the publication do not get into any conflicts of their interests;
  • to keep the anonymity of the reviewers;
  • not to use unpublished data received from manuscripts offered for the consideration in the editors’ own research without author’s written permission;
  • to provide the publication of refutations and corrections in case of discovered mistakes.


Publication Fee

Articles in the "Izvestiya Russkogo geograficheskogo obshestva" journal are published free of charge for all authors.

The editorial Board does not charge the authors for placing articles in open access, reviewing, preparing the journal for publication, as well as the content of the site and electronic depositing of manuscripts.

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