Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The GEOTOURISM (Geoturystyka) magazine, published by the AGH University of Science and Technology, presents scientific and information papers as well as survey reports devoted to all aspects of global geotourism. Magazine is intended for anyone interested in the promotion and protection of geological heritage, geological education and the popularization of Earth Sciences. Journal focuses on geological and geomorphological issues in tourism but also on wider geographical context as well as on impacts of geotourism in social, economic, and cultural aspects.

The main scopes include:

  • presentation of unique sites and areas of geological and geomorphological values in terms of the ability to create geotourist attraction,
  • comparative analysis of the existing geo-infrastructure in various countries,
  • valuation methodology of the natural environment in tourism,
  • ways to share to explore of geosites and create geo-product,
  • method of interpretation of geological knowledge to a wider audience,
  • methods for creating an geotourist object, its functions and importance,
  • providing service facilities in geotourism,
  • research problems of geodiversity assessment,
  • geological knowledge at different levels of education
  • importance of the geotourism in geoconservation and the methods of protecting geosites against tourist traffic,
  • creation and management of geoparks,
  • planning and management in geotourism,


The Scientific Advisory Board of the Journal consist of scientists and experts in geotourism from different countries.

The journal has been published as GEOTURYSTYKA (Geotourism) since 2004, firstly in Polish with English summary. Since 2011 the journal is published as a GEOTOURISM (Geoturystyka) magazine in English with wide Polish summary. Since 2015, in special cases, the Editorial Board may accept the publication of the article in Polish, with an English summary only. In this matter, however, each must contact directly with the editor in chief of the magazine.

Important information:

  • in 2016 Ministery of Science and Higher Education in Poland assigned 8 points to "Geotourism/Geoturystyka" journal
  • the printed version of the journal is the primary one
  • DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7494/geotour
  • previous issued volumes (before 2010) may be found at http://www.geoturystyka.pl/pl/czasopismo
  • our journal is indexed in the following services: BazTech, Index Copernicus


Section Policies

GeoProdukt 2017

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Geotour 2017 articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

All papers are reviewed by two reviewers not affiliated either to the author’s or to the GEOTOURISM magazine parent institutions and by at least one member of the Editorial Board.
The double - blind review process is applied – the author(s) and reviewers are anonymous to each other.
Reviewer’s opinion and comments of the Editorial Board are delivered to the corresponding author.
Corrected manuscripts with illustrations are accepted for publication.
After typesetting the corresponding author receives the printout copy for final proof reading. At this stage of edition any substantial changes including title, authorship, new data, additional figures or extended text corrections must be accepted by the Editorial Board.

Only article which:
can be qualified for publication in the GEOTOURISM (Geoturystyka) magazine.


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.


Reviewers of the “Geotourism” magazine

  • Zofia Alexandrowicz, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
  • Krzysztof Bąk, Pedagogical University of Cracow, Poland
  • Ihor Budnyak, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Ukraine
  • Ryszard Borówka, Szczecin University, Poland
  • Tomasz Bryndal, Pedagogical University of Cracow, Poland
  • Józef Chowaniec, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
  • Ryszard Chybiorz, University of Silesia, Poland
  • Marek Cieszkowski, Jagiellonian University, Poland
  • Agnieszka Ciurej, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
  • Anna Dłużewska, Kazimierz Wielki University, Poland
  • Piotr Dmytrowski, Zespół Parków Krajobrazowych Województwa Małopolskiego, Poland
  • Aleksandra Gawęda, University of Silesia, Poland
  • Krzysztof Gaidzik, University of Silesia, Poland
  • Zbigniew Głąbiński, Szczecin University, Poland
  • Michael A. Kaminski, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia
  • Beata Kępińska, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
  • Michał Krobicki, Polish Geological Institute – National Research Institute, Poland
  • Joanna Krupa, Jan Kochanowski University, Poland
  • Agnieszka Latocha, University of Wrocław, Poland
  • Marek W. Lorenc, Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Poland
  • Wojciech Mayer, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
  • Krzysztof R. Mazurski, College of Management “Edukacja”, Poland
  • Piotr Migoń, University of Wrocław, Poland
  • Franciszek Mróz, Pedagogical University of Cracow, Poland
  • Andrzej Osadczuk, Szczecin University, Poland
  • Katarzyna Pazio, Zespół Szkół nr 2 im. Prymasa Tysiąclecia w Markach, Poland
  • Elżbieta Pietrzyk-Sokólska, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
  • Barbara Radwanek-Bąk, Polish Geological Institute, Poland
  • Ewelina Rozpędowska, Stowarzyszenie Kaczawskie, Poland
  • Paweł Różycki, University of Physical Education in Cracow, Poland
  • Pavol Rybar, Technical University of Kosice, Slovakia
  • Bogusław Sawicki, University of Life Sciences in Lublin, Poland
  • Ľubomír Štrba, Technical University of Kosice, Slovakia
  • František Teťák, State Geological Institute of Dionýz Štúr, Slovak Republic
  • Gejza M. Timcak, Technical University of Kosice, Slovakia
  • Jan Urban, Institute of Nature Conservation, Poland
  • Radosław Wasiluk, Polish Geological Institute, Poland
  • Paweł Zagożdżon, Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Poland
  • Michał Żemła, Katowice School of Economics, Poland
  • Danuta Żiżka-Salamon, University of Physical Education in Krakow, Poland


Review Form

You can download here the "Review Form / Formularz Recenzji" as a PDF file.

Are the topic and the type of the paper consistent with the GEOTOURISM  profile ? (yes / no)
Is the paper original? (yes / no)
Does it contain new data and interpretations? (yes / no)
Is the paper layout clear and consistent? (yes / no)
Does the title sufficiently inform about the content? (yes / no)

Does the paper clearly present:

  • article’s problems? (yes / no)
  • used methods? (yes / no)
  • geological and/or geographical background? (yes / no)
  • obtained results? (yes / no)
  • conclusions? (yes / no)

Should the text be:

  • shortened? (yes / no)
  • extended? (yes / no)
Is the graphic material:
  • sufficiently illustrative for the text and the interpretations ? (yes / no)
  • of good quality? (yes / no)
  • properly constructed (as recommended by the "Guidelines for Authors")? (yes / no)
Are all the illustrations necessary? (yes / no)
Are all the tables necessary? (yes / no)
Is the summary sufficiently informative? (yes / no)
Is the abstract sufficiently informative? (yes / no)
Are all the references needed? (yes / no)
Are the important references lacking? (yes / no)

The paper should be published in the journal GEOTOURISM (Geoturystyka):

  • as submitted (yes / no)
  • with minor corrections (yes / no)
  • after substantial corrections(yes / no)
  • should be rejected (yes / no)

 Please, send the corrected manuscript to the reviewer (yes / no)