OUR JOURNAL

The California Geographer is the refereed annual publication of the California Geographical Society. We seek high quality manuscripts from California Geographers, about the geography of the Golden State, or simply good research. Exemplary contributions from student members are encouraged.

The first edition of The California Geographer was published in 1960 as “a means of publishing more material on California, on the work of California geographers, or perhaps as an outlet for work which was not finding space in the four national professional geography journals of the time."

THE CALIFORNIA GEOGRAPHER.
THE JOURNAL OF THE
CALIFORNIA GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY.

SUBMIT YOUR WORK

PLEASE SEND SUBMISSIONS TO:
Co-editors: Rosemary Sherriff
& Matthew Derrick

Humboldt State University
Geography Department
1 Harpst Street
Arcata, CA 95521
Office: Founder's Hall room 110
Phone: 707-826-4119, Fax: 707-826-3205 
Email: sherriff@humboldt.edu or
mad632@humboldt.edu

INSTRUCTIONS TO CONTRIBUTORS

The California Geographical Society welcomes submissions in the following categories:

GEOGRAPHIC SCHOLARSHIP
Refereed articles that reflect the diverse interests of our membership and the range and depth of geography (all subfields, regions, and approaches). Maximum length: 20 pages, double-spaced.

GEOGRAPHIC EDUCATION
Short articles on topics that stimulate geographic education at all levels, including innovative teaching techniques, classroom and field activities, educational initiatives, and special workshops.

GEOGRAPHIC CHRONICLES
Chronicles of annual CGS meeting (including abstracts of presentations), reflective essays about the Society and its members, and items of general geographical interest such as commentary on issues within the discipline, notices of grant or travel/study opportunities, and research notes.

BOOK REVIEWS
Reviews of recently published books or atlases of interest to our members.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

MANUSCRIPTS
Manuscripts may be submitted for review via email attachment. Manuscripts must conform to the guidelines published in recent issues of the Annals of the Association of American Geographers. (The Annals follows "Documentation Two" of the Chicago Manual of Style.) Pay special attention to formatting of references and citations, and use endnotes sparingly and only to explicate the text. Provide an abstract of 150 words or fewer. Place tables/charts within the body of the manuscript, but provide graphics separately as described below.

GRAPHICS
All graphics-maps, photographs, drawings, graphs-must be clearly readable in black and white and cited within the text (as figures). For proper formatting of figure citations and captions follow Annals examples. For final submission, graphics must be in one of two digital formats: EPS (Encapsulated Postscript) for most illustrations, or TIFF (Tagged-Image File Format) for raster images. Resolution should be 300 dpi or better. Provide each graphic as a separate document, and in addition provide a list of captions.

TABLES
Follow examples in the Annals for proper formatting. Place tables in appropriate location in the manuscript, not at the end.

DISCLAIMER
In your cover letter, provide a statement that your manuscript has not been published elsewhere, is not under review elsewhere, and will not be submitted to another publication while under consideration by The California Geographer. Articles that have been previously published or are being considered for publication elsewhere cannot be considered.

PEER REVIEW
Manuscripts are subject to anonymous peer review, a process that takes approximately four to six weeks.

SUBMISSION
Please send email attachments of the manuscript (MS Word) and figures (JPEG or TIFF) via email to either of the editors listed above. Do not identify yourself as author anywhere in the manuscript except on a cover page.

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