Journal Evaluation

Ministry of Science
and Higher Education
Part B 2015 : 7 pts

Index Copernicus International
ICV 2014 : 46.10 pts


Establishing the journal „Studia Geohistorica” reflects the need often expressed by Polish scientific circles interested in studies and research which combine history and geography. The long tradition of historical geography as well as of the history of geography and historical cartography has undergone considerable changes in recent decades, caused by the development of new domains and disciplines like human geography or culture geography, which refer to historical and geographical methods.

The annual „Studia Geohistorica” is directed towards representatives of the humanities and social sciences as well as geographical disciplines who conduct their research according to the spatio-historical approach. It is not a question of specifying and narrowing of the research fields and methods, but of creating the platform to exchange the experiences and findings of research - on the pages of our journal different and complementary approaches in terms of the subject, workshop and method will be hosted. In this context, historical geography ceased to be a discipline, subdiscipline or auxiliary science for history or geography. It is more like a method and a research paradigm corresponding to the spatial turn in contemporary social sciences and the humanities.

Besides texts in historical geography, historical cartography, history of cartography, history of geography and the geographical horizon, the journal will collect papers presenting problems of human geography, culture geography and archeology. A discussion concerning the methodology of up-to-date and new research and the problems relating to the application of geographical information systems and spatio-temporal databases (historical GIS) will occupy a no less important place. “Studia Geohistorica” will register and describe the Polish scientific achievements in that field and research findings of European and world projects included within the branch called “spatial humanities”.

Bogumił Szady, Beata Konopska, Radosław Skrycki
(from the Preface to the 1st volume, 2013)