About the Journal

About the Journal

Aims and scope

NORDIA GEOGRAPHICAL PUBLICATIONS (NGP) is a non-profit, open access and peer-reviewed scientific journal published by the Geographical Society of Northern Finland and the Geography Research Unit of the University of Oulu. The scope of the journal covers empirical and theoretical interventions from any branch of geography. NGP particularly welcomes research that is committed to northern dimensions of human, physical and applied geography.

The journal follows the peer review standards set by the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies (TSV).

The journal has no submission or article processing charges (APC).

Open access statement

NGP provides immediate open access to the articles published in the journal and the full-texts are accessible in the journal's archives (Issues -> Current or Archives). All content is made available on the internet to all users without charge immediately upon publication. NGP uses the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 License (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0), which ensures that authors retain full copyright to their work during and after the publication process and are encouraged, after acceptance, to post their work online. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of papers without asking permission from the publisher or the author in accordance with the Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0).

Journal format

The journal has two publishing formats: NGP Theme Issues and separate issues for geographical dissertations.

NGP Theme Issues are published annually. The publication provides an opportunity for researchers and post-graduates to present their research to national and international audiences. We welcome all geographical approaches and perspectives, representing both basic and applied research. Theme issues are published after a Call for Papers. However, manuscripts outside the year’s given theme are welcomed and may be published under the Research Articles section. We accept submissions throughout the year. NGP Theme Issues publishes original research articles (ca 6000-9000 words), academic essays and review articles (ca 3000–6000 words), and extended abstracts primarily targeted for graduate students (ca 1000–1500 words), all of which are reviewed by two anonymous referees before publishing. In addition there is the possibility to publish editorially considered and reviewed discussions and interventions (ca 2000-4000 words) that delve into current issues in geographical research . Nordia Geographical Publications is indexed in Scopus and is a level 1 publication in the Publication Forum classification system. NGP Theme Issues are published in English.

Nordia Geographical Publications is also a platform for Geographical doctoral and licentiate theses. The language of these publications is English or Finnish.

The journal was published as Nordia Publications from 1967 to 1990. In 1995, it was relaunched as Nordia Geographical Publications.


Nordia Geographical Publications is archived in the National Library of Finland in accordance with the Act on Collecting and Preserving Cultural Materials (1433/2007). Materials are indexed in the national bibliography Fennica and available for use through the National Library Search Service.