Editorial Policies

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.


Section Policies


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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 Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License


Indexation and Quality Analysis

Cuadernos de Investigación Geográfica is included in the following databases:

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

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

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

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

CiteScore (Scopus) 2020 = 4.7


Cite Score Percentile Rank

Cite Score Rank

Geography, Planning and Development



Environmental Sciences (miscellaneous)



Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)



DIALNET Métricas

  • Category: Geography
  • Rank: 1/40
  • Quartile: Q1

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

Journal Citation Reports (JCR). Journal Citation Indicator: 0.85

Rank by Journal Citation Indicator (JCI)

  • Category: Geography, Physical
  • JCR Year: 2020
  • JCI Rank: 26/60
  • JCI Quartile: Q2
  • JCI Percentile: 57.50

MIAR Information Matrix for the Analysis Journal. ICDS (Índice Compuesto de Difusión Secundaria) 2021 = 10.0

Ranking de revistas con sello de calidad FECYT (2019)

  • Category: Geography
  • Score: 93.18
  • Rank: 2/22
  • Quartile: C1

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

  • Category: Ciencias Físicas e Ingeniería. Geografía física
  • Global Score: 39.876
  • Global Rank: 13/1199

SCIMAGO Journal and Country Rank (2020) H Index = 20

. Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous) Q2
. Environmental Science (miscellaneous) Q2
. Geography, Planning and Development Q2

SCImago Journal & Country Rank