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Research in Geographic Education is an international peer-reviewed journal of research published in the Spring and Fall by the Gilbert M. Grosvenor Center for Geographic Education at Texas State University - San Marcos. The journal board is interested in receiving research manuscripts in geographic education or closely related areas, including but not limited to:


  • spatial cognition
  • map learning
  • learning theory
  • curriculum
  • gender issues
  • distance learning
  • non-traditional learning
  • environmental psychology
  • environmental education
  • cross-cultural spatial learning
  • teaching methodologies
Submit manuscripts electronically to Joann Zadrozny ( The editor(s) and at least two external reviewers review each manuscript. Manuscripts accepted for publication must exemplify the highest standards of scholarship in geography or related fields. The final copy of the manuscript should be submitted electronically in MS Word as an attached document to Joann Zadrozny (

Manuscript submission should be as follows:

  • Title Page - including manuscript title, author(s) contact information, short biographical sketch, acknowledgements
  • Abstract
  • Keywords
  • Manuscript Text
  • Notes - if appropriate
  • References
  • List of Tables
  • List of Figures

Manuscript Submission Guidelines


ETHICS. An author submitting a manuscript to Research in Geographic Education should not submit the same or a related manuscript elsewhere until our review process is completed. In accordance with copyright law, the manuscript must not duplicate substantial portions of previously published materials.


MANUSCRIPT. Manuscripts must be word processed, double-spaced, and in a 10-point, Times New Roman font on one side only of 8.5-inch by 11-inch (or A4) paper.  A 1-inch (2.5 cm) margin should be used throughout. Figures are not to be embedded in the text, but should be submitted as separate files. Tables should be included within the text. 


TITLE PAGE. The title page must include the paper’s title, and the author(s) name(s), affiliation, address, phone number, e-mail address, acknowledgements (if any), and a brief (2-3 sentences) biographical sketch. Do not include any identifying information anywhere else on the manuscript.


REFERENCES. The reference style followed for Research in Geographic Education is the APA Writing Style, 7th edition. List all references alphabetically by the author’s last name, then chronologically. Provide full, unabbreviated titles of books and periodicals, and write out acronyms in full. Please refer to the examples below provided by Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)


NOTES. Substantive notes may be inserted to amplify arguments in the text. Please keep notes to a minimum. They should be brief and address a single point in the manuscript. Notes should be numbered sequentially in the text and will appear under the heading “NOTES” at the end of the text, before the references. They should be word processed, double-spaced, in the same font size as the text. Please do not include them as endnotes in your manuscript


TABLES. Tables should be referenced and discussed in the text. Each table should have a descriptive title as well as informational column headings. On a separate page following references, please include a “LIST OF TABLES”.


ILLUSTRATIONS. Maps, graphs, and photographs should convey ideas efficiently and elegantly. Graphics should be legible, clean, and clearly referenced as figures. Sound principles of design should be employed in the construction of graphic materials, and the results should be visually interesting and tastefully executed. Submit camera-ready illustrations as separate files in jpg, gif, tiff, or a similar file format. Please do not embed them in the text or in a document file. On a separate page following the List of Tables, please include a “LIST OF FIGURES”.


PERMISSIONS. If your manuscript uses previously published material of substantial length, it is the author’s responsibility to obtain written permission from the holder of the copyright and to bear all costs for the right to use copyright materials. The copyright for all information published in Research in Geographic Education is held by the Gilbert M. Grosvenor Center for Geographic Education, Texas State University, 601 University Drive, San Marcos, Texas 78666, USA.