One of the main activities of the Society is being focused on publication of research findings of geographers mainly. The first publication of the journal, titled as “The Calcutta Geographical Review” (renamed as The Geographical Review of India since 1951) made its maiden appearance in September 1936, being enriched with various information and several valuable papers of world standard. Publication of the Review, ever since its inception, has been the most important and a vital activity of the Society. By the time of Golden Jubilee of the Society in 1983 as many as 1,115 articles and notes, contributed by no less than 582 authors were brought out in the Society’s journal. By the time of Platinum Jubilee of the Society in 2008 more than 2,000 research papers have been brought out in the journal. All these articles published in the journal covered as many as 50 topics of geography. The Geographical Review of India is brought out quarterly in the months of March, June, September and December. The journal contains articles, notes, book reviews, news etc. for professional geographers and others.
At present, it is desired that the contributors to the journal follow the norm set-out in the sequel under the head, “Notes for Contributors to the Journal”.
Notes for Contributors to the Journal
The Journal, “Geographical Review of India” is peer reviewed and published quarterly (March, June, September and December) by the Geographical Society of India. It contains full length articles, short communication, book reviews etc. on all aspects of Geography deemed relevant to the professional geographers and researchers in allied fields. Following are the guidelines for submission of articles to the journal.
- The paper should be printed in Times New Roman font. 12 points in double space on one side of A4 size paper with margins of at least 1.5 inches and should not exceed 5000 words/12 pages, including original drawings, essential tables and cited references. The hard and soft copies of the paper should be sent to The Geographical Society of India. The CD will include one file in docx / doc format containing complete paper i.e. text with diagrams in their respective positions. The diagrams used in the paper also be submitted separately in jpeg / tiff files in that CD. A copy of the paper should also be sent to the following e-mail address email@example.com. A copy of the paper may be retained by the author for ready reference. The papers will not be returned to the authors in case of rejection or delay in publication. The copyright will belong to The Geographical Society of India.
- The paper should also contain (i) A short title, (ii) An abstract of the paper not exceeding 100 words along with at least five keywords and (iii) Author’s designation, e-mail address, mobile number.
- Relevant references should be given at the end of the paper arranged alphabetically by the author, followed by the year of publication within parentheses, name of the book/article/ journal, name of the publishers, the place of publication and relevant pages in succession conforming to the standard followed in the journal. Only those references which are used in the text should be included. Sample references are as under.
Article in Journals:Agrawal, A. (1995): Dismantling the Divide between Indigenous and Scientific Knowledge, Development and Change, London, 26(3), pp. 413-439.
Article in Edited Books: Teli. B.L. (1999): Water resources of the U.P. Himalaya: Potentials and Planning, in Rawat, M.S.S. et. al (eds.), Environmental Management and Regional Development in the Himalaya, Surya International Publication, Dehradun, p. 45.
Article in Books: Choudhury, P.C. (1987): The History of Civilisation of the People of Assam in Twelfth Century A.D., Spectrum Publications, Guwahati, pp. 334-337.
Unpublished Thesis: Basu, S.R. (1972): The Decay and Associated Problems of the River Dynamics of the Bhagirathi Valley, unpublished Ph.D. thesis, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, p. 206.
Internet Resource: Mention DOI number (if applicable), full URL and date of retrieval as YYYY-MM-DD at the end of reference. For example – NOAA: National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (2009), Sothern Oscillation Index (SOI) monthly data: 1866 to 2006, Earth System Research Laboratory, Physical Science Division. www.cdc.noaa.gov/gcos_wgsp/Timeseries/Data/soi.long.data (retrieved on 2010-10-21).
- Maps and diagrams should be of good quality suitable for reproduction on the page format (14 cm x 8 cm) of the journal and should be captioned. Essential colour maps and diagrams may be published, provided the cost is borne by the author(s).
- Measurement should be in the international system of units (SI).
- The oxford English diction, spelling should be followed.
- While sending contributions to the journal, the author(s) should certify that the article has not been published and would not be submitted elsewhere for publication.
- All authors should be members of The Geographical Society of India.
- The Honorary Editor is endowed with full right to edit and adjust articles in order to conform to the format of the journal.
- The Geographical Society of India or the Honorary Editor will not be held responsible for the views expressed by the author(s) in the published paper.
- The journal is distributed free of charge to the members of the Society.
- Papers not conforming to the above rules may not be considered for publication. Papers, geographical notes, book reviews etc. are accepted for publication with the approval of the Publication Committee of the Society.
Published Bulletins and Monographs
The Society also brought out, time to time, almost from the very beginning, a number of occasional Bulletins and other research Monographs in addition to the regular Journal. Some of these valuable occasional publications are as under :
- Poland and its Frontiers, by S. P. Chatterjee, 1939, 28 pp.
- Turkey and Her Problems, by S. P. Chatterjee, 1940, 42 pp.
- Holy Places of India, by B. C. Law, 1940, 57 pp.
- Notes on Geological Maps and Sections, by N. L. Sharma, 16 pp with 6 plates.
- Mountains of India, by B. C. Law, 1944, 27 pp. with illustrations.
- Rivers of India by B. C. Law, 1944, 56 pp. with illustrations.
- The Partition of Bengal, by S. P. Chatterjee, 1st edition, 1947, 56 pp.
- Map of Bengal, 1 inch to 16 miles, Showing Muslim and Non-Muslim Population Distribution (in full colour), 1947.
- Land Utilization in the District of 24-Parganas, by S. P. Chatterjee, 1947, 66 pp. with maps + xii photographic plates.
- Essays in Geography-S. P. Chatterjee Volume to Commemorate Completion of his 60th year, ed. by M. R. Chaudhury, 1964, xi + 219 pp.
- Geographical Review of India : Index Volume (1936 – 2011).
- Multi-Lingual Dictionary of Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry (English, French and Bengali), by G. B. Das,1991, v + 55 pp.
- Impact of Development on Environment, Symposium Papers, Volume I, ed. by B. Banerjee.
- Impact of Development on Environment, Symposium Papers, Volume II, ed. by P. K. Saha
- Calcutta : Land and People, ed. by P. K. Saha, 1993.
- Environment and Development, ed. by R. Bhattacharyya, 2001.
- The Partition of Bengal, by S. P. Chatterjee, 2nd edition, with a Foreword by S. P. Das Gupta, 2006, xx + 80 pp. with 19 maps and figures.