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Proposals for papers, book reviews as well as any mail relating to the Journal should be addressed to: BELGEO – Université Libre de Bruxelles – Institut de Géographie – CP 130/03 – 50 avenue F.D. Roosevelt – 1050 Bruxelles, or e-mailed to:

The Editorial Board goes through each article, which is then submitted to two referees’ judgment, whose names are confidential to the Editorial Board. Authors may be asked to make revisions to their manuscript. If substantial revision is required manuscripts may be re-reviewed before a decision to accept/publish is made. Final acceptance of manuscripts for publication is at the discretion of the Editors. Except explicitly agreed upon by the Editorial board, papers will be original contributions, which have not been (or will not be) published elsewhere, in whole or in part.

As a rule, the texts should not exceed 30,000 characters. All of them should be Times New Roman 12 point-font, simple space.

The title, as well as its translation in the language of the abstract will appear in lower case letters (no footnote in the title)

Under the title the author(s) will indicate their first name, name, institution, and e-mail address (in lower case, separated by commas).

Papers may be written in French, English, Dutch, or German. They should include an abstract (of max. 1000 characters) in the language of the paper and one in another language, preferably in English if the paper is not written in this language. Keywords should be added in the two languages of the abstracts (in lower case, separated by commas).

In the article, headings will appear clearly in lower case, without any numbering.

All authors’ names should appear in lower case, and references to a paper or to a book mentioned in the bibliography will be limited to the author’s name (in lower case) followed by the year of publication and possibly the page (between brackets and separated by comas). Two (or more) authors will be separated by a semicolon.

Footnotes (no endnotes) will also be numbered consecutively.

Figures and photographic illustrations will be numbered in consecutive order separately from the tables.


References should be listed at the end of the article, in alphabetical order of the authors and, for the same author(s), in chronological order. At the risk of being rejected, they should read as follows:

• for citing a paper: NAME OF THE AUTHOR and first name initial (year of publication), « title of the paper », title of the review, volume, place of publication, publisher, pages.


MARTIN P. (2001), “New York forever”, Journal of Geography, 15, 2, New York, University Press, pp. 1-50.

• for citing a book: NAME OF THE AUTHOR and first name initial (year of publication), title of the book, place of publication, publisher.


MARTIN P. (2001), The city, London, Oxford University Press.

Authors alone are responsible for the opinions expressed in their papers. They also need to ensure that the illustrations are copyright free unless they own property rights.

Authors undertake not to put their article on the web before the publication of the Belgeo issue in question. Thereafter, the source in Belgeo must be explicitly mentioned in every case.


Illustrations should be sent separately from the text of the paper, in their original format and size.

Minimum image resolution required: 800 pixels

Resolution: 150 dpi, preferably in vectorized format (.ai .cdr .eps .pdf ...) for PC.

As far as possible, curves, histograms, and graphs will be processed with Adobe Illustrator. Microsoft Excel will be limited to graphs including figures and to tables.

Special fonts or symbols in Adobe Illustrator must be vectorized in any case.

In general, the jpg format will be used for images, photographs, … containing a lot of gradients; the gif format for images including colour swatches and few gradients (illustrations, drawings…).

The png format allows a compression of all kinds of images and preserves a good quality. Because of its high weight, it can be used for documents with few illustrations. Otherwise, it is preferable to use gif or jpg. The png format should not be used for images containing transparency zones since the latter are badly interpreted by some navigators.

Colour images in jpg and png format must be in RVB and not in CMJN mode.

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