CALL FOR PAPERS: Spatial conditioning and consequences of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus pandemic. An Opening Report


Edited by:                 

         Izabella Łęcka (University of Warsaw) – Guest Editor
Przemysław Śleszyński (Institute of Geography and Spatial Organisation of the Polish Academy of Sciences) – Geographia Polonica – Guest Editor
Deadline for submissions: 30 September 2020
Planned publication: (news update) Issue 3/2021 (June/July 2021)
In a short period of time, an epidemic of infection with the previously unknown RNA virus, currently adopted the name SARS-Cov-2, which causes the new disease COVID-19 (although reminiscent of the incidence of SARS known in 2003, but much more difficult to stop), has affected many countries. For this reason, the World Health Organization has declared a pandemic, or, in a sense, a global epidemic. The disease is characterized by ease of respiratory droplet transmission, and the development of a pandemic is closely related to social contact models. In each of these countries, however, this model is different, and therefore the methods and rate of infection spread vary. However, despite the otherwise difficult situation, geographers have an extremely interesting research field. Why are the models for the spread of COVID-19 varied? Which of the features of the human life environment, as well as behavioral and cultural features of societies are factors modifying the health situation in countries with an epidemic. These and other questions can be the core of the study of both physical geography and human geography.

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APA style formatting for citations and references

From 2020, the editors of Geographia Polonica use APA style formatting for citations and references. Therefore from now on authors are requested to conform to the changed rules. 

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III konkurs im. Ludwika Straszewicza - główna nagroda dla Dr Anny Bucały za artykuł opublikowany w 2018 r. w Geographia Polonica

W dorocznym III konkursie im. Ludwika Straszewicza na najlepszy artykuł z zakresu geografii społeczno-ekonomicznej i gospodarki przestrzennej organizowanym przez Wydział Nauk Geograficznych Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego najwięcej punktów (18,5) uzyskał artykuł Dr Anny Bucały-Hrabia „Land use changes and their catchment-scale environmental impact in the Polish Western Carpathians during transition from centrally planned to free-market economics” opublikowany w Geographia Polonica, vol. 91, iss. 2, s. 171-196.

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CALL FOR PAPERS: Tourism Transitions, Changes and Creation of New Spaces and Places in Europe


Authors interested in contributing to the issue should submit a proposal
by May 18th, 2018.

The Special issue of GEOGRAPHIA POLONICA focuses on the ongoing changes and transformations of tourism spaces and places in Europe and the impact of socio-political and economic transitions on tourism. The past two or three decades have been characterized by complex and multi-scalar changes and processes, which have brought about a restructuring and revisioning of spaces and places where tourism activities do now and will take place in the future. In Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), especially, the political and socio-economic changes that crystallized in 1990s have deeply transformed the nature, functioning and development of tourism places and spaces. These processes of change have been partially guided by the European Union and its various funding sources targeting regional and local development in rural, urban and cross-border contexts. At the same time we have observed a transformation from a planning economy to the free market economy which has had an important implications for tourism development and its spatial structure in the CEE.

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CALL FOR PAPERS: Ruining/demolishing and regeneration of urban space

      The overview of literature on spatial, social and cultural transformations in cities allowed us to  put forward the following hypothesis: Demolition/ruining process of cities is a regular part of their history, consists in irrevocable damage to spatial, functional and above all social structure irrespective of time, place and reasons behind it. Under specific circumstances such actions may become rational elements of urban transformations, which support revitalization, urban regeneration and sustainable development. Whether ruining/demolishing is destructive or constructive to a city depends on physical, geographical, economic, geopolitical, ideological and cultural context.  
     Ruining/demolition as a tool of urban regeneration allows to introduce radical improvement of the degraded areas and to restore of their social value, ie to improve the quality of spatial organization, to ensure a proper structure of functions, to improve living conditions, and to stabilize positive relationships among different user groups.

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Geographia Polonica appreciated by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education

tl_files/igipz/ZPZ/GP/mse.jpgOn 23 December, the Ministry of Science and Higher Education announced a new list of scientific journals, along with the number of points awarded for articles in these journals.  With pleasure and great satisfaction we announce that Geographia Polonica has received the highest score, which is 15 points. It is the highest possible score for a Polish journal outside of the  Philadelphia List, but also the absolute highest possible score for a general geographical periodical. It is worth noting that our magazine has the highest metrics of Polish general geographical periodicals in Scopus database (SJR and IPP).We hope that this is another step to strengthen position of Geographia Polonica also on the international area.

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Geographia Polonica: A window onto the world. An interview with Professor Leszek Antoni Kosiński - IN POLISH

tl_files/gp/kosinski.jpgTo mark the 50th anniversary of Geographia Polonica, we are publishing an interview with Professor Leszek Antoni Kosiński, who was a member of its first editorial team. The interview with Professor Kosiński became an opportunity to talk about the work and successes of Polish geographers on the international stage after the Second World War, and to consider the origins as well as ways of achieving those successes, which are still relevant today. This is a Polish version of the interview. English version is available here.

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Special issues for 2014 IGU Regional Conference and 50th anniversary of the founding of Geographia Polonica

tl_files/gp/zajawka.jpgWe have great pleasure in inviting you to read the contents of this special issue of Geographia Polonica as well as the upcoming one (vol. 87, issues 2 and 3 of 2014). The special issues have been prepared to coincide with Krakow’s hosting of the 2014 IGU Regional Conference. However, this year also marks a second important occasion for us - the 50th anniversary of the founding of Geographia Polonica. At the same time it is our hope that the two issues will represent that most important voice in geography since the changes in our editorial team at the beginning of 2012, with special attention being paid in many cases to Central and Eastern Europe (including Poland). Our idea in this case has been to compile and present a series of articles written by key persons of the IGU (i.e. Chairs of the IGU Commissions, and Vice-Presidents of the IGU). My vision was for the Commission Chairs to each prepare and publish an article – theoretical or empirical, or even an essay, concerning the stage that has currently been reached by his/her field of interest (Commission subject/sub-discipline), some of the new trends therein, and future directions of research.

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CALL FOR PAPERS: Central and Eastern Europe a quarter of a century after the fall of the Iron Curtain. The outcome of change.

tl_files/igipz/ZPZ/foto_news/mur.jpgThe political breakthrough in 1989 set in motion a range of processes that would fundamentally transform the organisation and functioning of spatial systems across Central Europe. More than two decades later, we want to take stock of this broad-ranging change in their social, economic and environmental dimensions.  A volume entitled “Central and Eastern Europe a quarter of a century after the fall of the Iron Curtain. The outcome of change” is planned as a comprehensive analysis and evaluation of the phenomena, processes and patterns that emerged in the post-communist EU member states.

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CALL FOR PAPERS: Tourism and Transition in a Time of Change

tl_files/igipz/ZPZ/foto_news/turystyka.jpgThe IGU Commission on Tourism, Leisure and Global Change, in cooperation with the Polish Geographical Society, IGiPZ PAN and GEOGRAPHIA POLONICA is using the occasion of the IGU 2014 Regional Conference in Krakow to organize the conference (pre-conference meeting) entitled “Tourism and Transition in a Time of Change”. The conference will be held in Southern Poland (13-17 August 2014). The conference will start and end in Krakow. During the conference participants are transferred to the Pieniny Mts at the Polish-Slovak border.

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Geographia Polonica is running an INDEX PLUS project

INDEX PLUS is a programme launched by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education to support projects bringing Polish academic journals to the international market. In 2012 a total of 88 projects received more than 11 million zlotys in funding and Geographia Polonica was proud to be the only geographical periodical in this elite group.

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Warsaw Regional Forum 2013 - an opportunity to submit papers to Geographia Polonica

Participants of the international conference WARSAW REGIONAL FORUM 2013 - "Territorial capital - concepts, indicators & policy" have an opportunity to submit papers to Geographia Polonica.

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