Focus and Scope

GEOSABERES, a journal associated to the Postgraduate Program in Geography of the Federal University of Ceará, seeks to offer space for the publication of research in the area of ​​Geography. Created in 2010, the journal adopts a database available from IBICT (SEER / OJS).

Mission: To constitute a vehicle for the exchange of scientific research on the area of ​​Geography, with a focus on studies focused on the human (agrarian and urban), physical, geoeducational and environmental sciences. The Geosaberes are open to an open and democratic geographical analysis.

Target audience: Researchers of Geography, Environmental Sciences and Teachers of Higher and Basic Education, Students of socio-spatial topics that dialogue with the environmental and geographical make.

Objectives: To promote a theoretical-methodological extension of geographic studies; Strengthen research in this area in its articulation with urban, rural, regional, cartographic, ethnic, tourist, mythical, patrimonial and environmental knowledge, among others; Provide an opportunity for academic and scientific access to the Elementary School Teacher; To integrate new thematic issues into the reflection on geography.

Languages ​​of Publication: Portuguese, English, Spanish or French.

Format of edition: electronic (annual single edition, with continuous publication flow).


Peer Review Process

Each article submitted to the journal for publication will be evaluated by at least two blind ad hoc advisors or consultants, on the basis of which the Editorial Committee will accept, reject or request changes. In the case of conflicting opinions, he or she will refer you to a third counselor or consultant who should resolve doubts about the propriety or impropriety of the publication of the article, taking into account only its academic quality. The articles must be unpublished.

At the discretion of the Editorial Committee, relevant articles and classic works of national and international dissemination may be published, according to copyright rules.

The originals will be published in Portuguese language. Exceptionally, they may be published in Spanish, French or English. They should be written in accessible language, avoiding theoretical jargon and mathematical formulations, as long as it does not detract from the quality of the work.

Regarding the submission process, authors and evaluators need to have some concerns about the text and priorities of the document:

- In Microsoft Office documents, the author ID must be removed from the document properties (in the File> Properties menu), starting with File, in the main menu, and clicking on the sequence: File> Save As ...> Tools (or Options on Mac)> Security Options ...> Remove personal information from the file by saving> OK> Save.

- In PDF's, authors' names must also be removed from Document Properties in File on the Adobe Acrobat main menu.

The evaluators cited will base their analysis on the form provided in the platform and deal with the terms indicated below:

   I. Is the title of the article adequate and represents the least summary of its contents?

   II. Do the adequate abstracts, describe the objective, indicate theoretical reference, methods used, main results and conclusions?

   III. Content rating:

    . Relevance of the article to the scientific field.
    . Originality of the article;
    . Ownership and quality of the methodology used;
    . Representation, consistency and theoretical articulation and methodology in data analysis;
    . Grounds for and consistency of conclusions.
    . Quality of the writing and organization of the text;
    . Scientific rigor and compliance with ABNT standards;
    . Relevance, quality and sharpness of figures and tables.
After evaluation in the aforementioned terms the manuscript received, based on the evaluations, the following recommendations: accept, obligatory corrections, submit again for evaluation, send to another magazine or reject.

The editor will inform each of the authors about the status of the manuscript and, in case of acceptance and fulfillment of the requests made by the evaluators and the editor, will begin the process of publishing the work and with a view to publishing it on the platform.

In this interim, it is imperative that the author be involved in meeting the demands related to the formatting of the article, with more emphasis on the graphic quality of the material related to the complementary documents (figures, tables and graphs).

In order to improve the quality of the graphic elements and the sharpness of the figures, our responsible for the layout of the magazine will thoroughly evaluate the documents, suggesting changes, complements, reformats, as well as exclusion of the material not suitable to the requirements of GEOSABERES. In case of non-fulfillment of the demands, the filing of the submission in our platform will be justified.


Publication Frequency

Number of journals per year: 1 (annual single edition, with continuous publication flow).

From 2020, GEOSABERES adopted the continuous publishing system in a single annual edition. Articles are published as soon as they are approved and edited. This model makes the editing process faster, reducing the time between submission and online publication of full texts.

PS: the special editions are not included in the general edition of the GEOSABERES regular editions


Publication Frequency

GEOSABERES provides authors with guidelines for the formatting of their work in the area of Guidelines for Authors. In order to make this process more practical, the journal also offers TEMPLATE, which should be followed by the authors.


General Features

B) format: electronic 21cm x 29,7cm (A4).
C) stain: 17cm x 25cm.
D) number of pages / issues: 120-280.
E) number of articles per issue: 10 - 60.
F) number of pages per article: 10 - 20, including maps, charts, tables. 


Open Access Policy

GEOSABERES offers immediate free access to its content, following the principle that providing free scientific knowledge to the public provides greater global democratization of knowledge. It is in this sense that the magazine constantly seeks to improve accessibility to articles published here.



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About the Geosaberes Journal

GEOSABERES is a vehicle of scientific communication of the Graduate Program in Geography of the Federal University of Ceará (UFC). Its proposal is to periodically gather contributions from researchers, fostering collective construction in the field of geographical science. For this, it welcomes in its thematic field productions of Cultural, Environmental, Urban, Agrarian, School Geography and Geotechnology Studies. In Qualis-CAPES, GEOSABERES has evaluation B2 in Geography and B3 in Environmental Sciences.

GEOSABERES using DOI (Digital Object Identifier System). 


Main Themes

Geographical analyzes, glimpsing the themes:

- Cultural Geography;
- Urban Geography;
- Agrarian Geography;
- School Geography;
- Environmental Sciences;
- Environmental education;
- Geotechnology.


Conflict of interest

In the case of a close relationship with people, institutions or places, attention must be increased to avoid a conflict of interest. In the art of evaluating a manuscript, involving authors and proofreaders, GEOSABERES presses from its editorship for the establishment of a policy to avoid involving people to maintain personal relationships, friendship or adversity, as well as involving people and Institutions.

This procedure aims to give reliability to the process of analysis of the submitted material, with consequent increase of the credibility of the published articles. In this sense, the authors and reviewers are requested to contact the Editorial Board of the Journal in case it is evident:

- personal and institutional links and conflicts (of a family and party character) between reviewers and authors;

- Financial support obtained in the development of the work and to focus on reading that could impair the reliability of the material produced.



DIALNET: System of diffusion of Hispanic and Latin American scientific production.

LATINDEX: Regional Online Information System for Scientific Scientific Magazine of Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal.

REDIB: System of the Ibero-American Network of Innovation and Scientific Knowledge.

Note: REDIB replaced from 2015 to E-MAGAZINES.

SUMARIOS.ORG: Summaries of Brazilian Journals.

RCAAP: Scientific Repository of Open Access of Portugal.

DOAJ: Directory of Free Access Journals

EBSCO: Information service

DIADORIM: Directory of Editorial Policies of the Brazilian Scientific Journals

DRJI: Directory of Research Journals Indexing.


Portals / Newspaper Repositories

Journal on the CAPES Newspaper Portal

Journal included in the UFC Institutional Repository

Note: GEOSABERES allows the simultaneous publication in systems of institutional repositories, with authorship recognition and initial publication in this journal.


Keyword Adoption

In order to ensure optimal placement of the submitted article and to facilitate research with the new tools, special attention should be given at the moment of indication of the keywords (see more details in the Submission Indexing information), with a choice of those representative of the content of the work .


Publishing Languages

The originals will be published preferably in Portuguese. GEOSABERES, with a view to its internationalization, strives to capture and publish articles in Spanish, French or English.

The manuscripts must be written in accessible language, avoiding the theoretical jargon and mathematical formulations, as long as it does not detract from the quality of the work.


About charges and fees

Please be advised that Geosaberes does not charge any kind of fee or charge, either for readers or authors.



Please be advised that any article submitted for publication must be original and unpublished (it should not have been previously published in another scientific journal), nor should it have been sent simultaneously in other journals.



GEOSABERES requires from its collaborators that they comply with ethical conduct and good editorial practices. For this, plagiarism, autoplagia will not be accepted (CopySpider and Plagium services will be used to detect plagiarism in submissions), as well as conflicts of interest, duplicity of submission, ethics of videos and photos and ownership of content will be observed. By submitting the articles to the journal, they are aware that they are not infringing any unethical conduct and are responsible for their actions and practices undertaken with GEOSABERES. Regarding ethical conduct, please consult the ELSEVIER recommendations.


Rejection rate of Articles from last editions GEOSABERES
Nº 15: 22%
Nº 16: 25%
Nº 17: 30%
Nº 18: 15%
Nº 19: 30%
Nº 20: 23%
Nº 21: 28%
Nº 22: 33%



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GEOSABERES is maintained by the Universidade Federal do Ceará and does not receive financing for its maintenance.


Geosaberes in other networks

GEOSABERES also has a page on Facebook, another space for the interaction of the authors and readers of the magazine. Go to: