70 years of the Journal of the Geographical Institute "Jovan Cvijić" SASA (1951-2021)


Dear scholars, collaborators, and readers,

Journal of the Geographical Institute “Jovan Cvijić“ SASA is celebrating an important jubilee ‒ 70 years since the publishing of the first edition. In January 1951, at the initiative of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and the Geographical Institute SAS, the first volume of the Journal was edited by Academician Petar S. Jovanović. In the following years and decades of work, the Journal has been published in regular intervals, in Serbian, French, and English, and presented the empirical and theoretical results of the research in the fields of physical geography, human geography, regional geography, cartography, and related sciences and scientific disciplines.

During the many decades-long developments of the Journal, a continuous advancement is notable in the quality of the published articles, the creation of the new website in OJS software, the introduction of CC license, and the innovations in the editorial policy, which, in recent years, has resulted in the indexing of the publication by several renowned index bases, of which some of the most significant ones are Web of Science, Scopus, and DOAJ, as well as in the status of the national journal of international significance, granted by the Ministry of Education, Science, and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia. Today, the Journal is a modern, interdisciplinary scientific publication that is regularly published three times a year, and which enables free access and the publishing of scientific articles free of charge. The complete content of the Journal is available in an open access mode, and can be downloaded from the website of the Journal, and used for educational and non-commercial purposes.

On this occasion, we would like to thank all the individuals and institutions who have contributed to the development of the Journal and participated in the scientific, academic, and editorial activities of the Journal for many years. Due to the current epidemiological measures, the festive celebration of the 70th jubilee of the Journal will not be held as it was previously planned.

Yours sincerely,

Marko D. Petrović and Gorica Stanojević