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Journal of Geographical Research publishes original research articles that offers a rapid review and publication that freely disseminates research findings in all areas of Geography including Risks and Disasters, Rural Geography, Spatial Analysis and Modeling, Economic Geography and more. The Journal focuses on innovations of research methods at all stages and is committed to providing theoretical and practical experience for all those who are involved in these fields.

Journal of Geographical Research aims to discover innovative methods, theories and studies in all aspects of Geography by publishing original articles, case studies and comprehensive reviews.

The scope of the papers in this journal includes, but is not limited to:

  • Rural Geography
  • Legal Geography
  • Cultural Geography
  • Risks and Disasters
  • Spatial Analysis and Modeling
  • Economic Geography
  • Health Geography
  • Urban Geography
  • Geographic Information System
  • Geomorphology
  • Cartography
  • Climate Change and Environment

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Vol 5, No 3 (2022)

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Chengpeng Lu, Tianyang Ma, Zhiliang Liu

Article ID: 4688
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Abstract: Eco-efficiency is an invaluable indicator for the measurement of the relationship between production activities and environmental depletion. This study measures the tourism eco-efficiency of 30 provinces in China from 2005 to 2020 based on the super-efficiency SBM model, and explores its spatial-temporal evolution characteristics using the kernel density ...
Ye Lin, Hanxi Li

Article ID: 4595
Views - 150  (Abstract) PDF - 24  (Download)
Abstract: With the development and construction of the city, the urban development of the Macau Peninsula has entered an era of stock development against the background of the limited scale of urban land. With the shortage of land resources, the problem of unused land on the Macau Peninsula is coming to the fore. This paper mainly studies the problem of idle land i...
David F. Richards IV, Adam M. Milewski, Brian Gregory

Article ID: 4762
Views - 303  (Abstract) PDF - 35  (Download)
Abstract: Changes in sea level along the coastal southeastern United States (U.S.) influence the dynamic coastal response. In particular, the Southeast Coastal Network (SECN) of the National Park Service (NPS) has exhibited evidence of fluctuations in sea level which caused coastal erosion. Airborne LiDAR acquired from NOAA for Fort Matanzas National Monument, Fort...
Zhiguo Yao, Fei Liu, Min Xiang

Article ID: 4788
Views - 126  (Abstract) PDF - 9  (Download)
Abstract: City spirit is the soul of the city. The spread of city spirit not only could establish a civilized specimen for citizens, but also create a good cultural atmosphere for the city. Hefei residents’ perception of city spirit is extensive, and most of Hefei citizens consider the expression words of city spirit are very appropriate, which is enlightened, open...
Egai Ayibawari O., Edirin Akpofure, Digha Opaminola Nicholas

Article ID: 4696
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Abstract: The article is the investigation of heavy metals pollution on surface water in Ikoli River and Epie creek in Yenagoa, metropolis, Bayelsa State. Pb, Cd, Ni, Cr, Fe, Zn was determined and evaluated using Geographical Information System. Zinc concentration was below the permissible limit of 3 mg/L in all the locatio...



Welcome Prof. Lede Niu to the editorial board of the journal


Dr. Lede Niu is a professor at the Faculty of Geography, Yunnan Normal University, China. He has presided over and completed one National Natural Science Foundation of China project and one humanities and social science research project of the Ministry of Education. He has presided over one National Natural Science Foundation of China, one Yunnan Provincial Basic Research Plan Project-one surface project, and one industry-science cooperation and collaborative education project of the Ministry of Education.
He has published 100 papers, among which the first author and the corresponding author have published more than 50 of the three major search papers. Publish one textbook (the first chief editor) and one monograph (the first chief editor). Acquired 6 patents.His research interests include Regional economic development and management, Urban Geography and Land Use.

Posted: September 27,2022
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Special Issues


Special Issue: Urbanization and integrated urban-rural development


Guest Editors

Dr. Kaiyong Wang

Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Dr. Lingyue Li

Tongji University, China

Dr. Zhibao Wang

Shandong Normal University, China

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

With increased urbanization of rural migrants and land, urban-rural relations have experienced great transformation.

The main idea of integrated urban-rural development is to narrow the gap between urban and rural, improve residents' living standards, promote equal exchange and rational allocation of public resources, form a mutual supporting industrial and agricultural urban-rural relationship, propel urban-rural complementarity, realize comprehensive integration and common prosperity, and realize agricultural and rural modernization. Maturity of digital technologies, in the meanwhile, reshapes the way we perceive cities. AI and big geo-data are opening up possibilities for deeper understanding of the processes and consequences of urbanization and integrated urban-rural development and further inform our policy and practice in building healthy and orderly urbanization.

In view of these challenges and opportunities, and responding to the 11th UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG11) Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable, this Special Edition of the Journal of Geographical Research invites original papers on topics related to the theories, methods, solutions, and empirical studies of Urbanization and integrated urban-rural development.

Dr. Kaiyong Wang

Dr. Lingyue Li

Dr. Zhibao Zhi

Guest Editors


Submitted manuscripts could cover but not limited to the following themes:

·Data-driven approaches and empirical works in urbanization research

·sustainable assessment of urban systems with urban big data

·Urban-rural transformation and high-quality development

·Quantitative methods for integrated urban-rural development

·Urban spatial planning and analysis

·Urban and rural sustainable development practices

·Population urban-rural mobility and migration

·Urban-rural family migration


Submitted Information and Deadline

Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website. When submitting, use Urbanization and integrated urban-rural development” to signify that the paper is part of this special issue.

Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline (September 30, 2022). All submissions will be published online as soon as possible after peer review. 

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