Focus and Scope

The Florida Geographer is the official publication of the Florida Society of Geographers. The journal will make the transition in 2011 from a hard copy to open-access on line publication. The Editor encourages topics on all aspects of physical, human and applied geography. There is a preference for topics with a focus set in Florida, but national and international research by geographers based in Florida is also considered as well as articles focused on geographic education.

Manuscripts are solicited on an on-going basis. Currently, The Florida Geographer, is published once per year, usually late in the Fall semester. Deadline for submissions is approximately August 15. Manuscripts should be submitted directly to the Editor. Electronic submissions are required in WORD or rich text format (.rtf). Authors should submit all tables and figures electronically either embedded within the document, in JPEG, or in gif format; tables may also be submitted in Excel format. Please note that all images will be printed in black and white. Please include the figure (table) number and title, which should be centered at the top of each figure (table) and the source, which should be left flush below the figure (table). Figure (table) numbers and titles should not be in all caps. Headings, paragraphs, and references should be in a consistent format. The references section should conform to MLA style. In-text citations should be used; footnotes will not be accepted. Endnotes should only be used sparingly. E-mail submissions are preferred if the file size of the submission permits, however, CD submissions by regular mail are also accepted by the Editor. Once papers are accepted, authors will work directly with the Production Editor to make sure the paper, bibliography and graphics are in an acceptable format for publication.

Peer Review Process

Articles will be reviewed by both the editor and one or more blind anonymous reviewers.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.


The Florida Society of Geographers.

The Florida Society of Geographers was chartered in 1964 as a non-profit organization for the purpose of furthering professionalism in geography through application of geographic techniques in all areas of education, government, and business. The Society supports these objectives by promoting acquaintance and discussion among its members and with scholars and practitioners in related fields by stimulating research and field investigation, by encouraging publication of scholarly studies, and by performing services to aid the advancement of its members and the field of geography in Florida. Since 1996 the Florida Geographical Alliance, whose mission is to support geographical education in grades K through 12, has helped support the activities of the Society.

The Society holds meetings once a year. At this meeting, papers and posters are presented and matters of mutual concern to Society members are discussed. Meetings are held in different parts of the state and always include field trips to allow participants to gain first-hand knowledge through field experience. The 2011 meeting will be held February 18-20 in Gainesville. The Society also publishes The Florida Geographer (ISSN 07390041) annually. In 2010, the journal will make the transition from a hard copy publication to an open-access, on line publication.

Persons interested in membership in the Florida Society of Geographers should visit our website or contact:

Dr. Mary Caravelis
Treasurer, Florida Society of Geographers
Barry University
Dept. of History and Political Science
247 O’Laughlin Hall
Miami Shores, FL 33161

Sources of Support

Florida Geographic Alliance