The Institute of History, Czech Academy of Sciences

Historical Geography

The journal Historical Geography introduces historical geography as a field boasting a broad range of topics, methods and resources. The journal monitors new subjects and prospects of historical-geographic research as well as the progress of current historical-geographic projects. It has been published since 1st January 1968. The approach to historical-geographic research and the contents of the Historical Geography journal have changed along with changes of modern science and its methods. In spite of that the journal remains faithful to several major topics: historical geography of settlements and citizens, economic historical geography, territorial development of the Bohemian Lands, physical-geographic historical geography, history of cartography, historical cartography, historical geography of culture and recently also environmental history. The specified fields are complemented with theoretical, methodological and terminological essays, results from selected bachelor, master or PhD. theses and other works.

Since the 30th volume (1999) the Historical Geography has been a reviewed journal; since 2008 it has been enlisted in the 'List of reviewed non-impacted periodicals published in the Czech Republic'. It also figures in the international database ERIH PLUS

The publication ethics statement of Historická geografie is based on the Code of Conduct guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Detailed studies on the contents and focus of individual volumes were published by: Zdeněk Boháč  (Úkoly Komise pro historickou geografii při ČSAV a tematické okruhy prací, publikovaných ve sborníku Historická geografie /sv. 1–20/ [Tasks of the Committee for Historical Geography Operating within the Czechoslovak Academy of Science and Topics Dealt with in Essays Published in the Historical Geography /vol. 1–20/], in: HG 22, 1983, pp. 60–95) and Leoš Jeleček (Historická geografie v Československu a její sborník „Historická geografie“  [Historical Geography in Czechoslovakia and its journal “Historical Geography”]), in: HG 26, 1987, pp. 45–56).

No. 31No. 32,   No. 33,   No. 34Supplementum I , No. 35/1, No. 36/1, No. 36/2, No. 37/1, No. 37/2 2011
No. 38/1 2012 No. 38/2 2012, No. 39/1 2013, No. 39/2 2013, No. 40/1 2014 No. 40/2 2014No. 41/1 2015,
No. 41/2 2015, No 42/2 2016, No 43/1 2017, No. 43/2 2017, No. 44/1 2018, No. 44/2 2018, No. 45/1 2019, No. 45/2 2019, No. 46/1 2020 

Individual journals in electronic form  HERE

Published: twice a year
ISSN 0323-0988

Published by: Institute of History, Czech Academy of Sciences
Address: Prosecká 809/76, 190 00 Praha 9 - Nový Prosek

Managing Editor:
PhDr. Robert Šimůnek, Ph.D., DSc.

Editorial board:
PhDr. Pavel BOHÁČ, Praha
doc. Ing. Jiří CAJTHAML, PhD., ČVUT v Praze, katedra mapování a kartografie
PhDr. et PaedDr. Jiří DVOŘÁK, Ph.D., Historický ústav Filozofické fakulty Jihočeské univerzity v Českých Budějovicích
Dr. Ryszard GŁADKIEWICZ, Uniwersytet Wrocławski, Wrocław, Polsko
Mgr. Eva CHODĚJOVSKÁ, Ph.D., Moravská zemská knihovna, Brno
prof. RNDr. et Mgr. Peter CHRASTINA, Ph.D., Univerzita Sv. Cyrila a Metoda, Trnava, Slovensko
doc. RNDr. Pavel CHROMÝ, Ph.D., Přírodovědecká fakulta Univerzity Karlovy, Praha
prof. PhDr. Eva SEMOTANOVÁ, DrSc., Historický ústav Akademie věd České republiky, v. v. i., Praha
RNDr. PhDr. Markéta ŠANTRŮČKOVÁ, Ph.D., Výzkumný ústav Silva Taroucy pro krajinu a okrasné zahradnictví, v.v.i., Průhonice
PhDr. Robert ŠIMŮNEK, Ph.D., DSc., Historický ústav Akademie věd České republiky, v. v. i., Praha
Mgr. Aleš VYSKOČIL, Ph.D., Historický ústav Akademie věd České republiky, v. v. i., Brno
prof. PhDr. Josef ŽEMLIČKA, DrSc., Historický ústav Akademie věd České republiky, v. v. i., Praha

Publishing in Historical Geography:
Authors interested in having their papers published in the Historical Geography journal can contact the editor-in-chief at his e-mail address:, or alternatively at the postal address of the editorial board: Historický ústav AV ČR, v. v. i., Prosecká 809/76, 190 00 Prague 9.

Studies (offered for publishing in the Stati / Essay section) are assessed by two evaluators in an unbiased review process. Authors are informed about the contents of both reviews and also about the recommendations of evaluators regarding publishing of the specific paper. Shall one review approve of publishing and one reject it, a third review is commissioned.

News from the professional community, discussion contributions, polemics and reviews are placed in the section Recenze a zprávy / Reviews and News.

By having an article (essay, review, news, discussion contribution) published in the Historical Geography journal, the author grants consent to its electronic publishing as well.
Metadata and texts will be made available
a) from the website of the project of Digitální knihovna AV ČR / Digital library of the Czech Academy of Sciences ( Digitalized full-text documents which are subject to the compulsory protective period based on the Copyright Act are available only from the Knihovna Akademie Věd ČR / Library of the Czech Academy of Sciences)
b) from the website of Historický ústav AV ČR in the section Nakladatelství (Publishing House) in the *pdf format starting from volume 2012 always 1.5 years after the respective journal is published.

Reproduction rights to pictorial supplements shall be governed by provisions of the 'License Publishing Contract' (Licenční nakladatelská smlouva)
After the Historical Geography is published, authors shall obtain one issue of the journal and five separate issues of their article.

No professional fees are paid to authors of essays published in the Historical Geography journal.

Guidelines for authors

Individual journals can be ordered from:
Historický ústav AV ČR, v. v. i., distribuce knih, Prosecká 76, 190 00 Praha 9

Ms. Jana Kozohorská
Tel: +420 225 443 233

Send orders at least one day before you arrive to pick up the journals; we will prepare the goods including a delivery note for you.

Main distributor:
Lublaňská 34, 120 00  Praha 2
phone no.: 222 510 749

The journal can also be purchased in the Academia bookshop - (

Distribution rights in all remaining areas:
Kubon and Sagner, Postfach 340108, D-80328 München, Germany, fax: 089/54218218.