Journal Policy

The Scientific Journal “Problems of Geography” has been issued by the Department of Geography at the NIGGG at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS) since 1974. Prior to this year the “Bulletin of the Geographical Institute” was published (1953-1974). Four volumes of the Journal come out annually of which the last one is only in English. Articles are published in Bulgarian, English, Russian, French and German. The journal contains papers of theoretical and methodological importance or works, presenting the scientific results from research projects on topical problems in all spheres of geographic research and related scientific fields, which are developed by Bulgarian and foreign scholars. The journal contains scientific communiqués, discussion materials, reviews and commentaries. All materials are reviewed.

Submitted submissions to Geographic Issues are copyrighted. Immediate open access to the contents of the journal is ensured, following the principle that the provision of freely available research supports greater global knowledge sharing.

Open access when publishing magazines means:

  • Direct distribution of scientific results online, without restrictions, free of charge to readers. Authors retain copyright of their articles.
  • Open access documents may be copied, downloaded and used, provided that they are accurately transcribed and intended for non-commercial purposes, with a strong obligation to be noted in accordance with the requirements for citing scientific publications.
  • High visibility at work – anyone can read the selected article for free.
  • Higher citation rates due to higher visibility.
  • Fast publication of the material after its acceptance for printing.

Submitting an article for publication in the journal is automatically considered as the authors’ permission that their articles be publicly available and disseminated on paper and electronic carrier.

Through the international book exchange, the journal is distributed to the following countries in the world:

  1. Universytet Karlovy, Zakladny geograficka knihovna, Prirodovedecke fakulty, Praha, Czech Republic
  2. Academie Serbe des Sciences et des Arts Bibliotheque, Beograd, Republic of Serbia
  3. Sofia University, Library. Bulgaria.
  4. Oesterreichische Geographische Gesellschaft, Wien, Austria
  5. Royal Geographical Society Library, London, England
  6. Wroblewski Library of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences, Vilnius
  7. Niedersaechsische Staats- und Universitaetsbibliothek, Goettin, Federal Republic of Germany
  8. Universitaet Tuebingen, Geographisches Institut – Bibliothek, Tuebingen, Federal Republic of Germany
  9. Institut fuer Laenderkunde, Geographische Zentral bibliothek, Leipzig, Federal Republic of Germany
  10. Universitaetsbibliothek Potsdam Bibliothek der Deutschen Gesellschaft fur Geowissenschaften, Potsdam, Federal Republic of Germany
  11. Geographische Gesellschaft in Hamburg Bibliothek, Hamburg, Federal Republic of Germany
  12. Croatian Geographaic Society – Zadar, Dept. of Gepgraphy – Faculty of Philosophy, Zadar, Croatia
  13. Hrvatsko geografsko drustvo, Zagreb, Croatia
  14. Universia v Ljubljani, Filosofskь fakultetь Oddelek za geografijo – knjiznica, Ljubljana
  15. Anton Melik Geographical Institute, Slovenian Acad. of Sciences and Arts, Ljubljana
  16. Slovenske muzeum ochrany prirody a jaskyniarstva, Slovakia
  17. Geograficky ustav, Bratislava, Slovakia
  18. National Science Library, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, People’s Republic of China
  19. МАНУ – Библиотека, Скопие, Република Северна Македониа
  20. The Professional Geographer c/o Alexis Dionne, Washington, USA
  21. The University of California at Berkeley Periodical Check-in Division, Berkeley, USA
  22. Slavic and East European Section University of Washington, Libraries Seattle, Washington, USA
  23. Library of Congress, Germanic & Slavic Div., Southeast Europe Section, Washington, USA
  24. Linda Hall Library Exchange Section, Kansas City, USA
  25. Bibliotheque de Geographie, Paris, France
  26. Societe de Geographie Bibliotheque, Paris, France
  27. The Association of Japanese Geographers C/o Buiding of Academic Societies Center /Gakkai Center/, Tokyo, Japan
  28. Uniwersytet M. Kopernika Biblioteka Glowna, Torun, Poland
  29. Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization – Central Library of Geography and Environment Protection, Warszawa, Poland
  30. Romanian Academy Library Head – International Exchange Department, Bucharest, Romania
  31. Vernadsky Central Scientific Library of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine – Exchange Division, Kiev, Ukraine
  32. РАН Сибирское отделение Госд. публ. научн.-техн. библ. Международный обмен, Новосибирск, Россия
  33. РАН – Библиотека Международный книгообмен, Санкт Петербург, Россия
  34. Российская Академия наук ВИНИТИ, Москва, Россия