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 theJournal
Manuscripts should beurnal printed in font 12 pts in double space on one side of good quality white paper with margins of at least 3.5 centimetres and should not exceed 5000 words/12 pages including original drawings, essential tables and cited references. It should be submitted in original along with a CD. 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.
- Manuscripts should contain (i) a short title and (ii) an abstract of the paper not exceeding 100 words.
- Relevant references should be given at the end of the paper arranged alphabetically by author, followed by the year of publication within parentheses, name of the book/article, journal, name of the publisher, the place of publication and relevant pages in succession conforming to the standard followed in the Review. Only those references which are used in the text should be included.
- Footnotes should be avoided.
- Maps and line drawings should be in deep black drawing ink suitable for reproduction on the page format (A4) of the Review and should be captioned. Colour drawings may be published, if the cost is borne by the authors in advance @ Rs. 1000/- each. If the drawings are not satisfactory and redrawn ; such charges for drawing shall be levied upon the author. Only the original drawings should be submitted.
- Units of measurement should be in the International (Metric) system only.
- The Oxford English Dictionary should be followed for disputed spellings.
- No abbreviation whatsoever, like ‘m’ for million or ‘t’ for tonnes, should be used .
- While sending contributions to the Review, the authors should certify that
i) the article has not been published and would not be submitted elsewhere for publication.
ii) that the drawing charges if any be paid by me/us @ Rs. 250/- each.
- All authors/co-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 Review’s format.
- The Geographical Society of India or the Honorary Editor will not be held responsible for the views expressed by the author/s in the Review.
Articles not conforming to the above rules may not be considered for publication. Articles, notes, book reviews, etc. are accepted for publication with the approval of the Publication Committee of the Society.
The Review is distributed free of charge to the members 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, 1936-1982, Volume 1-44, ed. by R. Bhattacharyya, 1987, iv + 97 pp.
- 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.