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.
Process of review of articles and their publication in the journal
Articles submitted by the contributors are sent to reviewers selected by the Publication Committee called other wise as Editorial Board. Hony. Editor acts as convener of the Editorial Board. On receiving the comments from the reviewer the article is sent back to the author for its revision, if needed. The two categories of articles – one okayed by the reviewer and the other revised by the author are scrutinized by the editor along with other members of the Editorial Board. The edited articles are sent to the press for final printing.
Editorial Board (Publication Committee) Members, 2017-18
|Name & Address||Professional Occupation||E-mail / Mobile No.|
|SMT. SUPROVA RAY
P-551, BLOCK – N, NEW ALIPORE
|PROF. APURBA RABI GHOSH
372/2, BIREN ROY ROAD (EAST)
NETAJI SARAK, KOLKATA-700 008
|SHRI MADAN MOHAN PAL
FLAT NO.110, “BODH APARTMENT”
ARPAN HOUSING COMPLEX,
58A, N. C. CHOWDHURY ROAD
NATMO, Govt. of India
|PROF. RANJAN BASU
13/7, KALICHARAN GHOSH ROAD
|PROF. PANNALAL DAS
VILL : PURASREE, P.O. CHANDANNAGAR
DIST. HOOGHLY-712 136
|PROF. JAYATI HAZRA
BF 137, SALT LAKE CITY
Name & Address
|Professional Occupation||E-mail / Mobile No.
|PROF. KANAN CHATTERJEE
91/4A, TOLLYGUNGE ROAD, FLAT-4A
|PROF. SUKLA BHADURI
17/1A, BOSE PUKUR ROAD
|PROF. SUNANDO BANDYOPADHYAY
72, GOLF CLUB ROAD
|PROF. SASWATI MOOKHERJEE
158/1B, BLOCK-G, NEW ALIPORE
Lady Brabourne College, Kolkata
|PROF. ANIS CHATTOPADHYAY
C–6–4, KARUNAMOYEE HOUSING ESTATE
SALT LAKE CITY, KOLKATA-700 091
Govt. of West Bengal
|PROF. SUMANA BANDYOPADHYAY
FD 435, SALT LAKE, SECTOR-III
|SHRI GOPI NATH SAHA
TEACHER’S HOUSING ESTATE
BAGHAJATIN PARK, P.O. PANCHASAYAR
NATMO, Govt. of India
|DR. ASIT KUMAR SARKAR
148/B, BIDHAN SARANI
NATMO, Govt. of India
|DR. SUBHAMITA CHAUDHURI
14/143, GOLF CLUB ROAD
West Bengal State University, Barasat
|PROF. LAKSHMI NARAYAN SATPATI
364/A, RAJA RAMMOHAN ROY ROAD
|SHRI DURGADAS SAHA
122/2A, MANOHARPUKUR ROAD
NATMO, Govt. of India
|PROF. LAKSHMI SIVARAMAKRISHNAN
54, DHAKURIA EAST ROAD
A-7, ANANDAMATH, KOLKATA-700 078
|firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com
|DR. AMAL KAR
A-1/6, BAITALIK HOUSING SOCIETY
KMDA HOUSING COMPLEX, BAGHAJATIN
(NEAR HILAND PARK), KOLKATA-700094
|Former Principal Scientist
Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Jodhpur
|PROF. RABINDRANATH CHATTOPADHYAY
DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE & REGIONAL PLANNING,
INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, KHARAGPUR
KHARAGPUR-721302, DIST.: PASCHIM MEDINIPUR
|DR. DEBASISH GHOSH
INDRAPRASTHA, (NEAR HINDI HIGH SCHOOL), BABUR BAG, P.O. RAJBATI,
|DR. LAKPA TAMANG
BELOW TULSI BHAWAN
35/A, C. R. DAS ROAD, UPPER BHUTIA BUSTY,
Prof. Lakshmi Sivaramakrishnan is the Editor of the journal.
Name of the Editors of the journal since 1936
|1935-38||Dr. D. N. Wadia|
|1938-49||Dr. S. P. Chatterjee|
|1950-54,56,57||Sri N. K. Bose|
|1955, 58-61||Sri K. Bagchi|
|1961-63||Dr. S. C. Bose|
|1963-64||Dr. N. R. Kar|
|1964-68||Dr. M. R. Chowdhury|
|1968-69||Dr. Mira Guha|
|1969-74||Dr. M. K. Bandyopadhyay|
|1974-78||Prof. S. K. Munshi|
|1978-80||Prof. S. C. Chakraborty|
|1980-85||Prof. B. Banerjee|
|1985-89||Sri S. P. Dasgupta|
|1989-94||Prof. P. K. Saha|
|1994-02||Dr. R. Bhattacharyya|
|2002-11||Prof. H. R. Betal|
|2011-15||Prof. Ranjan Basu|
|2015- (contd.)||Prof. L. Sivaramakrishnan|
List of Reviewers, 2017-18
|SMT. SUPROVA RAY||Retired Professor, Calcutta University|
|PROF. APURBA RABI GHOSH||Retired Professor, Calcutta University|
|SHRI MADAN MOHAN PAL||Retired Officer, NATMO, Govt. of India|
|PROF. RANJAN BASU||Retired Professor, Calcutta University|
|PROF. PANNALAL DAS||Retired Professor, Calcutta University|
|PROF. JAYATI HAZRA||Retired Professor, Calcutta University|
|PROF. KANAN CHATTERJEE||Retired Professor, Calcutta University|
|PROF. SUKLA BHADURI||Retired Professor, Calcutta University|
|PROF. SUNANDO BANDYOPADHYAY||Professor , Calcutta University|
|PROF. SASWATI MOOKHERJEE||Retired Professor, Lady Brabourne College, Kolkata|
|PROF. ANIS CHATTOPADHYAY||Ex-D.P.I., Govt. of West Bengal|
|PROF. SUMANA BANDYOPADHYAY||Professor, Calcutta University|
|SHRI GOPI NATH SAHA||Ex-Director, NATMO, Govt. of India|
|DR. ASIT KUMAR SARKAR||Retired Officer, NATMO, Govt. of India|
|DR. SUBHAMITA CHAUDHURI||Associate Professor, West Bengal State University, Barasat|
|PROF. LAKSHMI NARAYAN SATPATI||Professor, Calcutta University|
|SHRI DURGADAS SAHA||Retired Officer, NATMO, Govt. of India|
|PROF. LAKSHMI SIVARAMAKRISHNAN||Professor, Jadavpur University|
|DR. AMAL KAR||Former Principal Scientist, Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Jodhpur|
|PROF. RABINDRANATH CHATTOPADHYAY||Retired Professor, I.I.T., Kharagpur|
|DR. NILANJANA DAS||Associate Professor, Calcutta University|
|DR. PRATIMA ROHATGI||Associate Professor, Calcutta University|
|DR. SONALI SAHA BHATTACHARYYA||Officer, NATMO, Govt. of India|
|DR. DEBASISH GHOSH||Assistant Professor, Calcutta University|
|DR. LAKPA TAMANG||Assistant Professor, Calcutta University|
|DR. SUKLA BASU||West Bengal State University, Barasat|
|PROF. RAMKRISHNA MAITY||Vidyasagar University, Medinipur|
|DR. SK. MAFIZUL HAQUE||Assistant Professor, Calcutta University|
|DR. A.K.M. ANWARUZZAMAN||Alia University, Kolkata|
|PROF. SUNIL KUMAR DE||North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong|
|DR. SAPTARSHI MITRA||Tripura University|
|DR. SOUMENDU CHATTERJEE||Presidency University, Kolkata|
|PROF. GIYASUDDIN SIDDIQUE||University of Burdwan|
|PROF. SUDIIPTA ADHIKARY||Patna University|
|DR. SUMIT MUKHERJEE||Anthropological Survey of India|
|DR. SRIKUMAR CHATTERJEE||CESS, Kerala|
Some important features of the journal, “Geographical Review of India”
|Name of the Journal||Geographical Review of India|
|Nature of Publication||Only Hard Copy|
|Publisher, City and Country||The Geographical Society of India
Department of Geography
University of Calcutta
35 Ballygunge Circular Road, Kolkata-700 019, India
|The website of the Geographical Society of India provides information related to both the journal and the Society.|
|The website provides complete instructions to authors / reviewers.|
|The journal has a well-defined peer review and publication policy.|
|The journal has a well-defined Ethics policy.|
|The journal has a declared frequency of publication each year.|
|The journal is published regularly and in time following its declared frequency|
|The journal is indexed by ICI (Indian citation index)|
|The journal levies no submission / publication charges.|
|The journal is being regularly published since 1936.|
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.