Chinese Geographical Science is an international journal, published in China from 1991. It is sponsored by Northeast Institute of Geography and Agroecology (the former Changchun Institute of Geography), Chinese Academy of Sciences, and jointly published by Science Press of China and Springer of Germany. The Editorial Committee of the journal consists of international geographical scientists, academicians of Chinese Academy of Sciences, senior researchers from geographical institutes and famous professors from universities of China.
The journal has been abstracted/indexed in SCI-E, Cambridge Scientific Abstracts, Abstracts Journal (Russia), Elsevier/Geo Abstract, Current Geographical Publications, CAB Abstracts, SCOPUS, Chinese Science Citation Database, Chinese Science and Technology Papers and Citation Database, and Chinese Carefully Chosen Database of Journal of Science & Technology.
Chinese Geographical Science aims to cover recent development in geographical research and related geographical issues in China and abroad, promote scientific exchange between China and other countries, and develop geographical science. The journal mainly publishes research articles related to physical geography and its sub-disciplines, human geography and its sub-disciplines, cartography, remote sensing, geographic information system and so on. It pays close attention to the great issues commonly concerned in the world, such as man-land relationship, population, resources, environment and regional development, and favorably receives the research achievements supported by various foundation items in China and foreign papers.
Chinese Geographical Science provides regular columns for research papers, review articles, research reports and academic activities, and is characterized by rich, new and original contents, full and accurate data, and vivid description. Its readers include geographical researchers, teachers, administrators and graduate students. The journal can help you to
keep abreast of current developments in geographical research in China and abroad;
understand the role of Chinese geography in national economic construction in China;
find out the changes related to geography taking place in the course of China’s reform and opening up to the outside world;
obtain Chinese geographical information for the study on global issues and regional comparison.
The journal publishes original research papers, review articles, research reports, academic activities, and so on. All papers are subject to peer review and are published online at www.SpringerLink.com.
Issued four times (February, May, August, November) yearly in one volume
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Chinese Geographical Science Notes for Contributors
Chinese Geographical Science, sponsored by Northeast Institute of Geography and Agroecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and jointly published by Science Press of China and Springer of German, is a comprehensive English geographical journal published quarterly in China from 1991. Aiming to cover recent development in geographical research and related geographical issues in China and abroad, promote scientific exchange between China and other countries, and develop geographical science, the journal mainly publishes research articles related to physical geography and its sub-disciplines, human geography and its sub-disciplines, cartography, remote sensing, geographic information system and so on. It pays close attention to the great issues commonly concerned in the world, such as man-land relationship, population, resources, environment and regional development, and favorably receives the research achievements supported by various foundation items in China and foreign papers.
Form of Submission
Language. English is the preferred language of the publication. Length. Manuscripts, including references, tables and figures, should not exceed 7 pages of text (in the size of A4 paper, with font of Times New Roman and font size of 12 pounds)
Title/abstract/keywords. The title should indicate clearly the nature of the subject. Please provide a short abstract of 250 to 300 words, which should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references, and three to five key words briefly summarizing the essential contents.
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(Zhang, 1986a, 1986b)
(Zhang, 1986; Gong et al., 1988)
(Zhang and Gong, 1990)
Section Headings. Section headings should be numbered (e.g., 1., 1.1, 1.1.1, 2., 2.1, etc.).
Acknowledgements. Acknowledgements of people etc. should be placed in a separate section before the References.
1. Book or chapter in book:
Carter R W G, 1988. Coastal Environments. London: Academic Press, 264-279.
Clarke S, 2000, Measurement and definitions of poverty in Russia. In: Gordon D (eds.). Breadline Europe, The Measurement of Poverty. Bristol: The Policy Press, 307-356.
2. Journal article:
Jiang Huiming, Gu Lili, 2003. Strategy of maize's concentrating to advantage areas in Jilin Province. Chinese Geographical Science, 13(4): 378-384
3. Newspaper article: Chen Zhikai, 2000. Water shortage in the northern China is more and more momentous. The People's Daily, 2002-10-23(2). (in Chinese)
Trent J W, 1975. Experimental acute renal failure. Los Angeles: University of California
5. Internet publication/Online document:
Doe J, 1999. Title of subordinate document. In: The dictionary of substances and their effects. Royal Society of Chemistry.Available via DIALOG. http://www.rsc.org/dose/title of subordinate document. Cited 15 Jan 1999
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