About the Journal

Established in 1951, the Journal of the Geographical Institute "Jovan Cvijić" SASA plays a major role in incubating, influencing, and inspiring geographical research with an interdisciplinary approach. The journal is published by the Geographical Institute "Jovan Cvijić" of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts (SASA) three times per year. All articles are published under Open Access, which means that all content is available and can be downloaded free of charge from the Journal's website and used for educational and non-commercial purposes. Submission of the articles doesn't involve article processing charges (APCs), submission charges, or any other charges. Journal's alternative titles and abbreviations are: Зборник радова Географског института "Јован Цвијић" САНУ / Zbornik radova: Geografski institut "Jovan Cvijić" SANU / J. Geogr. Inst. Jovan Cvijić SASA.

The Journal is subsequently published online in the English language (however, articles in Serbian and French have also been published in the past decades). Manuscripts in English should be delivered through the Journal's system or emailed in electronic form (MS Word in docx. format). Authors should use a Form for writing articles (template file), which can be found in Authors Guidelines, to prepare their manuscripts.

Papers will be considered only if they have not been published elsewhere before, are not under consideration for publication elsewhere, and their publication has been tacitly or explicitly approved by all co-authors (if any) and by the responsible authorities at the institution where the work was carried out. After publication in the Journal, the authors also warrant that the manuscript will not be published elsewhere in any language without the consent of the copyright holder.

The Journal welcomes scientific articles (original scientific articles, reviews, communications, letters, research notes, and book reviews) related to physical geography or human geography (see Focus and Scope). After initial editorial checking, the submitted manuscripts are forwarded to two or three referees for a double-blind review. The usual period of reviewing the papers takes three to four months, depending on the number of submitted materials. All of the reviewers of a paper act independently and they are not aware of each other’s identities. If the decisions of the two reviewers are not the same (accept/reject), the Editors-in-Chief may assign additional reviewers.

The Journal welcomes manuscripts from authors whose articles can enrich the overall view of geography and related scientific disciplines. It is understood that all the authors, having submitted their papers to the Journal, agree to the publishing politics and ethics. The Editors-in-Chief are responsible for deciding which articles will be published, and they are required to notify members of the Editorial Board (selected Associate Editors) of their decision. The Editors-in-Chief are guided by the policy of the Journal and constrained by legal requirements in force regarding libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. More information about the responsibilities of editors, authors, reviewers, and the publisher can be found in Publishing Ethics.


Web of Science JIF 2023 Released


Dear Authors,
We are delighted to inform you that the Journal of the Geographical Institute "Jovan Cvijić" SASA has been granted its Impact Factor by the Web of Science (Clarivate) for 2023, a significant achievement made possible by your invaluable support. This acknowledgment underscores the Journal's growing influence and contribution to the field of geography.
This year, journals covered in the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) received category ranks together with journals in the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) and Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI).
Despite the challenging circumstances, we take great pride in and announce the IF2023: 1.2 in the Category: GEOGRAPHY, Rank Quartile: Q3|88/171.
This remarkable achievement serves as a testament to our unwavering commitment to advancing the field of geographical studies. We are deeply grateful for your valuable contribution to the development of the Journal. We are dedicated to further elevating its influence through the publication of exceptional research and reviews. Above all, we extend our heartfelt appreciation for your continued support!
Editorial Board

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Vol. 74 No. 1 (2024): Journal of the Geographical Institute "Jovan Cvijić" SASA
Published: 2024-04-19

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