About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Cuadernos de Investigación Geográfica (Geographical Research Letters) is a scientific journal that publishes two issues per year. It includes papers on Physical Geography and other related environmental sciences (Hydrology, Ecology, Climatology). Interdisciplinary studies with Human Geography are also welcome. All papers are subject to full peer review.

Authors linked to other organizations are welcome.

Peer Review Process

All papers are sent for evaluation to two external experts on the topic.

Publication Frequency

This Journal is published twice a year.

Journal items are published as part of an issue with its own Table of Contents.

Open Access Policy

This journal guarantees open free access to the published information, based on the principle that free access to research improves the global exchange of knowledge.

Publisher copyright & self-archiving policies

The authors retain copyright of articles and authorize Cuadernos de Investigación Geográfica (Geographical Research Letters) the first publication. They are free to share and redistribute the article without obtaining permission from the publisher as long as they give appropriate credit to the editor and the journal.

Self-archiving is allowed too. In fact, it is recommendable to deposit a PDF version of the paper in academic and/or institutional repositories.

It is recommended to include the DOI number.

This journal is licensed under a <a href="http://creativecommons.org/lic

Indexation and Quality Analysis

Cuadernos de Investigación Geográfica is included in the following databases:

Emerging Sources Citation Index (Web of Science™, Clarivate Analytics)(2015 -...)
DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals)
Fuente Académica Premier (EBSCO)
Latindex (Catálogo)
PIO (Periodicals Index Online)
REDIB (Red Iberoamericana de Innovación y Conocimiento Científico)
SCOPUS  (Elsevier) (2009-     )

Also Cuadernos de Investigación Geográfica is included in several resources for scientific journals quality analysis:

CARHUS Plus+ 2018. System of classification of scientific journals of the fields of Social Sciences and Humanities developed by AGAUR. Valoración: B. Ámbito: Geografía y Urbanismo.

CIRC. Clasificación integrada de revistas científicas. Área Ciencias Sociales, categoría: A

CiteScore (Scopus) 2022 = 4.2


Cite Score Percentile Rank

Cite Score Rank

Geography, Planning and Development



Environmental Sciences (miscellaneous)



Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)



DIALNET Metrics 2022

  • Category: Geografía
  • Rank: 1/42
  • Cuartil: C1

ERIH PLUS (European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences)

Journal Citation Report (JCR). Journal Citation Indicator: 0.57

Rank by Journal Citation Indicator (JCI)

  • Categoría: Geography, Physical
  • Año JCR: 2022
  • Rank JCI: 39/63
  • Cuartil JCI: Q3
  • Percentil JCI: 38.89

MIAR Modelo de Identificación y Evaluación de Revistas. ICDS (Índice Compuesto de Difusión Secundaria) 2021 = 10.0

Ranking de revistas con sello de calidad FECYT (2022)

  • Category: Geografía
  • Rank: 4/26
  • Cuartil: C1

Ranking REDIB (Red Iberoamericana de Innovación y Conocimiento Científico) 2020

  • Category: Ciencias Físicas e Ingeniería. Geografía física
  • Puntuación Global: 39.876
  • Clasificación global: 13/1199

SCIMAGO Journal and Country Rank(2022) H Index = 26

SCImago Journal & Country Rank

Journal History

Founded in 1980, Cuadernos de Investigación Geográfica = Geographical Reseach Letters is the continuation of Cuadernos de Investigación: Geografía e Historia, which was published for the first time in 1975 at the University College of La Rioja. CIG has been in publication uninterruptedly for more than 35 years. It is indexed in Scopus since 2009.