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

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  1. Author can archive publisher's version/PDF
  2. On authors personal web site or institutional repositories or on funders designated website/repository after publication at the funders request or as a result of legal obligation immediately after publication.
  3. Non-commercial no-derivatives use.
  4. Published source must be acknowledged.
  5. Must include set publisher statement:
  • First published in Cuadernos de Investigación Geográfica in [volume and number, or year], published by Universidad de La Rioja (Spain).
  • Set phrase to accompany link to published version:
    The original publication is available at: publicaciones.unirioja.es/revistas/cig


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

Also it is included in several resources for scientific journals quality analysis:

También está incluida en diversos recursos nacionales e internacionales para el análisis de la calidad de las revistas cientificas:

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

CARHUS Plus+ 2018. Sistema de clasificación de revistas científicas de los ámbitos de las Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades desarrollado por AGAUR. Valoración: A. Ámbito: Geografía y Urbanismo.

CiteScore (Scopus) 2018 = 2.91


Cite Score Percentile Rank

Cite Score Rank

Geography, Planning and Development



Environmental Sciences (miscellaneous)



Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)



DICE (Difusión y Calidad Editorial de las Revistas Españolas de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales y Jurídicas)
. Valoración de la difusión internacional: 17.25
. Internacionalidad de las contribuciones: 30
. Categoría ANEP: A

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

IN-RECS. Geografía. Indice de impacto de las revistas españolas de Ciencias Sociales. Elaborado por el Grupo de Investigación EC3 de la Universidad de Granada. Índice de impacto 2008: 0.047

MIAR Modelo de Identificación y Evaluación de Revistas. ICDS (Índice Compuesto de Difusión Secundaria) 2017 = 10.0

RESH (Revistas Españolas de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades)
. Criterios de calidad editorial: CNEAI (14), ANECA (17), Latindex (32)
. Opinión de expertos 2009: 1.21
. Impacto 2004-2008: 0.073

Sello de calidad FECYT (2016)

SCIMAGO Journal and Country Rank (2018) H Index = 15

. Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous) Q1
. Environmental Science (miscellaneous) Q1
. Geography, Planning and Development Q1

SCImago Journal & Country Rank