The 100th anniversary of the Polish Geographical Society is an important historic event for the development of geography in Poland. Through the efforts of the Committee on Geographical Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the Polish Geographical Society, 2018 has been announced the Year of Polish Geography. It is a great opportunity to review the development of geography and the assessment of its theoretical and practical functions. Over the last hundred years, changes in Polish geography have reflected the global tendencies in geographical sciences from qualitative, descriptive and regional approaches through quantitative and systemic ones, up to the development of modern, digital geoinformation platforms. Polish geography, due to its two-dimensional character of natural and social sciences, provides data and information, and establishes regularities in terms of physical and environmental as well as socio-economic and political changes in the geographic space. The output of Polish geographers includes first of all the domestic issues, but also many European and global programmes and research projects together with the research involving expeditions to various parts of the world thanks to which Polish geographers contribute their scientific work to the current trends in geographical research in Europe and in the world. This makes Polish geography an important link and guarantees its position in the contemporary system of science as well as in world geography.
In the 100-year-old history of the development of Polish geography an important role has been played by the Poznań geographical centre and the nation- and worldwide journal
Its founder and first editor was Professor Stefan Kozarski. At present the journal is published quarterly by the Faculty of Geography and Geological Sciences of AMU, the largest geographical faculty in Poland. The scope of the journal covers issues in both physical and socio-economic geography in many research fields, including also environmental science, spatial management and planning, GIS and geoinformation, regional studies, tourism and recreation. The primary mission of
All the activities undertaken by the Editorial Board and Editorial Advisory Board aim to make the journal increasingly international in scope, in spite of growing competition. In the eyes of the readers the journal is distinct in terms of a thorough layout and the short term of publication. Contributions with a deep theoretical and methodological background in geosciences, overviews and comparative studies representing different geographical areas are highly preferred. In the theme issues, published from time to time,
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We hope that this special publication of
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