About the Journal
Scope of the journal
Hungarian Geographical Bulletin (HGB) is an international, cross-disciplinary, scholarly, peer-reviewed and open access journal of geography and related fields of geosciences. It was launched by the Geographical Research Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 2009. The journal publishes articles on many aspects across the whole spectrum of research in the discipline, both theoretical and empirical results, and both in the fields of physical and human geography. Hungarian Geographical Bulletin is issued quarterly both in online and printed versions and in colour format.
Open access policy
This is an Open Access journal. Users have the right to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles or use them for any other lawful purpose. All the papers published in Hungarian Geographical Bulletin are free to access immediately from the date of publication. There are no author fees and article submission charges (commonly known as APCs), and no charge for any reader to download articles and reviews for their own scholarly use. The journal allows the author(s) to hold the copyright without any restriction and to retain publishing rights without restrictions.
Language and ethics
Manuscripts must be prepared in English with attention to the basic standards of professional communication. Papers with numerous mistakes, in language, grammar, layout or notation, will be returned to the author(s) without review. Manuscripts are searched for plagiarism and non-originality of publication. Any evidence of plagiarism or serial publication of similar manuscripts will result in the immediate termination of the review process. Hungarian Geographical Bulletin expects all submitting authors to ensure that the highest ethical standards in the conduct of research are upheld. Authors should make sure that their research complies with ethical guidance issued by their institution, or funder, as well as best practice guidelines appropriate to their sub-discipline.
All contributions will be initially assessed by the editor-in-chief for suitability for the journal. Papers deemed suitable are then typically sent to a minimum of two independent expert reviewers to assess the scientific quality of the paper. We use a double-blind review process, which means the identities of authors and reviewers are not known to each other. The review process is supervised by those members of the editorial board who are familiar with the topic of the paper.
Hungarian Geographical Bulletin is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
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Address of the editorial office
Geographical Institute, Research Centre for Astronomy and Earth Sciences
1112 Budapest, Budaörsi út 45., Hungary