Call for Papers: Special issue on “Geospatial Analysis of Urban Environment”

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Special issue on “Geospatial Analysis of Urban Environment”

International Journal of Geospatial and Environmental Research


The International Journal of Geospatial and Environmental Research (IJGER) is an international journal that is published by KAGES (Korea–America Association for Geospatial and Environmental Sciences) in English. The Journal will provide a forum for discussion among researchers in geography and related fields in Korea, East Asia, and around the world. It covers all fields of geography and environmental sciences with a spatial dimension, and publishes original research papers, review articles, and short communications on academic activities.

The Editors invite submission of papers that can be considered for inclusion in the special issue of IJGER, which is scheduled to be published by June 30, 2014.

We welcome contributions dealing with a variety of geospatial technologies (e.g., GIS, remote sensing, spatial analysis) and topics that address Issues, analysis and critiques in urban environment.

As more than half of world population presently lives in urban areas, many cities are facing multiple social and environmental challenges. Geographical and spatial science perspectives are gaining importance in understanding the complex interactions and feedbacks between natural and human systems in the urban environment.

The potential research topics for this special issue include, but are not limited to, the following:

–                      Biophysical processes and spatial patterns in urban environment,

–                      Human/cultural processes and spatial patterns of them

–                      Management of urban natural resources,

–                      Landscape ecology and urban environmental issues,

–                      Remote sensing, geographic information science and their applications in urban geographical research.

We welcome full-length papers as well as focused contributions and short case study examples.


Inquiries should be directed to:

Editor-in-Chief:  Dr. Changjoo Kim (

Assistant Editor: Dr. Sunhui Sim (


Time-line (tentative):

September 15 2013: First solicitation of submissions

October 21: Abstract submission deadline

November 1: Notification of abstract review results

December 31: Submission of final full paper

March 15 2014: Editorial decision sent to authors

May 1: Final revised paper submission deadline

June 1: Final editorial decision sent to authors

June 30: Manuscript published online


Submission Procedure (Format)

Length of abstract: up to 250 words.

Length of manuscript: 4000-5000 words.

Format: Microsoft Word or Rich Text Format. Submissions should be with 12-point font size, one inch margin, and double spaced.

Figures/Tables: Must be legible and of high quality (300 dpi) for publication ready. Accepted figure format: TIFF, EPS, and MS Office files.

General: Submissions must include the author’s name, affiliation, mailing address and e-mail address. In the case of multiple authors, all names, addresses, etc. must accompany the submission and a single individual must be identified as the primary point of contact. More details will follow after the review of abstracts.

Submissions must be sent as an e-mail attachment to one of the editors using the e-mail address listed above.

Please indicate whether your abstract is for a full length paper, a focused contribution, or a short case study example.



An e-mail notification regarding the status of each paper will be sent by March 15, 2014 to all those who submitted a full manuscript.