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Geographica Helvetica
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  • CiteScore value: 0.86 CiteScore
    0.86
  • SNIP value: 0.526 SNIP 0.526
  • IPP value: 0.80 IPP 0.80
  • SJR value: 0.452 SJR 0.452
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  • h5-index value: 14 h5-index 14
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Editorial board: Cristina Del Biaggio, Olivier Graefe, Martin Hoelzle, Myriam Houssay-Holzschuch, Benedikt Korf, Nadine Marquardt & Emmanuel Reynard

Geographica Helvetica, the Swiss journal of geography, publishes contributions in all fields of geography as well as in related neighbouring disciplines. It is a multi-lingual journal, accepting articles in the three main Swiss languages, German, French, and Italian, as well as in English. It invites theoretical as well as empirical contributions. The journal welcomes contributions that specifically deal with empirical questions relating to Switzerland.

Responding to the current situation

The editorial team of Geographica Helvetica is aware of the concerns and challenges that the current COVID-19 pandemic is causing and that the effects of the pandemic on the ability to work are very unevenly distributed. It is our concern at this conjuncture to acknowledge and take into account the challenges of the most vulnerable persons in the academic system – those with family care duties, those with precarious employments, those early in their careers depending on timely publication, etc.

We still invite and accept submissions to the journal, but we will provide more flexibility in the system to respond to these submissions. We have extended deadlines for reviewer reports, and the Copernicus team (editorial@copernicus.org) in consultation with the editors will handle requests for extensions or special arrangements in a responsive manner. This responsiveness to individual needs has been a principle and practice for a long time, and we will give it even more attention in these difficult times.

Cristina Del Biaggio, Olivier Graefe, Martin Hoelzle, Myriam Houssay-Holzschuch, Benedikt Korf, Nadine Marquardt, Emmanuel Reynard

News
15 Aug 2019 New members in the editorial team and in the international advisory board

Nadine Marquardt (University of Bonn) and Cristina del Biaggio (Université Grenoble) join the editorial team of the Geographica Helvetica. Ola Söderström, who has served as editor since 2012, has decided to step down from the editorship and to join the international advisory board. Chinwe Ifejika Speranza (Berne), Martin Müller (Lausanne), Carolin Schurr (Berne) and Karin Schwiter (Zurich) are also joining the international advisory board. Ulrike Müller-Böker will step down as a member. We thank Ola and Ulrike for their long and dedicated support for the journal and welcome the new members of the team!

15 Aug 2019 New members in the editorial team and in the international advisory board

Nadine Marquardt (University of Bonn) and Cristina del Biaggio (Université Grenoble) join the editorial team of the Geographica Helvetica. Ola Söderström, who has served as editor since 2012, has decided to step down from the editorship and to join the international advisory board. Chinwe Ifejika Speranza (Berne), Martin Müller (Lausanne), Carolin Schurr (Berne) and Karin Schwiter (Zurich) are also joining the international advisory board. Ulrike Müller-Böker will step down as a member. We thank Ola and Ulrike for their long and dedicated support for the journal and welcome the new members of the team!

24 Jun 2019 Update of journal metrics

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24 Jun 2019 Update of journal metrics

The journal metrics were updated and the current numbers are available from the metrics box on the left-hand side.

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Geogr. Helv., 75, 107–122, https://doi.org/10.5194/gh-75-107-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/gh-75-107-2020, 2020
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Geogr. Helv., 75, 93–106, https://doi.org/10.5194/gh-75-93-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/gh-75-93-2020, 2020
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Geogr. Helv., 75, 81–91, https://doi.org/10.5194/gh-75-81-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/gh-75-81-2020, 2020
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