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The Journal of Jan Evangelista Purkyne University in Ústí nad Labem
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The journal was established in 2006 strictly following the Open-Access policy. Its editorial board makes its best to protect the journal’s status as a non-profit publication platform free of any APC (Article Processing Charge). It is also for this reason that the journal is published only in electronic form. Volumes preceding 2014 can be found at

The journal focuses on landscape and territorial research in its broadest meaning. It addresses the territorial organization of society and environment from the perspective of various hierarchic levels, functional and developmental dimensions, and their mutual relations. The aim of the journal is to establish a common platform for the publication of research on ecological and environmental issues, social dimension of sustainability, economic geography and regional development, cross-border cooperation and political strategies influencing the landscape, spatial planning, regional development, and policies at different scales. The interdisciplinarity is strongly encouraged.

In all its content the journal accentuates the practical implications of the research for public administration, planning, and regional development. Therefore, ideally, the papers discuss the relevance of the methodical procedures and of the results for the respective fields.

Submission and peer-review process

The journal welcomes papers that suite one of the following categories: original papers, research reports and discussion papers (see author guidelines for details). The journal also publishes Special Issues or papers grouped around particular themes (Thematic papers). The publication of Special and Thematic Issues is subject to approval of the editorial board based on evaluation procedure of the submitted proposals. Papers prepared according to the Instructions for Authors should be submitted directly to the Managing Editor (pavel.raska[at]

All manuscripts are subject to initial evaluation by editorial board (Editor-in-chief, Managing Editor, and potential handling Editor). After the positive initial evaluation, the manuscript proceeds to double-blind peer-review.

Why subscribe and read 

The journal addresses researchers in geographical and environmental fields, professionals as well as decision makers in social sciences and regional development, planning, public administration, and policy. It provides up-to-date research results together with discussion of its implications for the respective fields. 

Why submit

  • International audience
  • Open-access policy
  • Rapid peer-review process
  • Practical implications of research results

Rejection Rate 

  • 30−40 %

Copyright and Open-Access Policy

All papers are published as gold Open-Access (the non-commercial use of the article governed by the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 license) without incurring any APC to the authors. The Open-Access Policy is detailed in an Open-Access Licence in the For Authors section.


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Plagiarism Policy

The editorial board is participating in a growing community of Similarity Check System's users in order to ensure that the content published is original and trustworthy. Similarity Check is a medium that allows for comprehensive manuscripts screening, aimed to eliminate plagiarism and provide a high standard and quality peer-review process.

Publication timeframe:
2 times per year
Journal Subjects:
Geosciences, other