About Journal

The Journal of Physical Geography Research was initially published in 1968 as a supplement to the Journal of the Faculty of Literature and Human Sciences at the University of Tehran. Subsequently, it was issued by the Institute of Geography under the title "Geographical Reports" until the 20th edition. Following that, it continued as "Geographical Research" until the 44th issue. In 1986, starting from issue 45 and until 2006, the journal underwent specialization.

In 2006, the specialization led to the creation of two separate publications titled "Physical Geography Research" and "Human Geography Research." Since then, 124 issues have been published up until the autumn of 2023.

Physical Geography Research is a nationally-refereed publication affiliated with the Institute of Geography at the University of Tehran, Iran. Established in 1955, the Institute has played a crucial role in advancing, supporting, and promoting the discipline of geography within Iran. As the principal platform for geographers in the country, the journal aims to showcase the strength and diversity of geography through innovative, theoretically informed, methodologically rigorous, and high-quality research.

Published quarterly by University of Tehran Press (UTP), Physical Geography Research is available as continuous online content, ensuring timely dissemination of the latest research findings. The journal covers a wide range of topics within the field of physical geography, reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of the discipline and its relevance to various aspects of the natural environment and human-environment interactions.

The journal welcomes contributions from researchers, scholars, and practitioners in areas such as:

  1. Geomorphology: Including studies on landforms, their formation processes, and dynamics, as well as investigations into geomorphic processes and their impact on landscapes.
  2. Climatology: Encompassing research on atmospheric processes, weather patterns, climate variability, and the impacts of climate change on natural and human systems.
  3. Biogeography and Landscape Ecology: Addressing the spatial distribution of ecosystems, species, and biodiversity, and examining the ecological processes and interactions that shape landscapes.
  4. Human-Environment Interaction: Exploring the relationship between human societies and the physical environment, including studies on environmental management, land use, and sustainability.
  5. Remote Sensing and GIS Applications: Investigating the use of remote sensing data and geographic information systems (GIS) for mapping, monitoring, and analyzing Earth's surface features and processes.
  6. Environmental Hazards: Examining natural hazards such as floods, earthquakes, landslides, and their impacts on human societies, as well as strategies for their mitigation and adaptation.

Physical Geography Research also welcomes contributions in theoretical and quantitative geomorphology, as well as studies on weathering processes. The journal strives to publish cutting-edge research that pushes the boundaries of knowledge in physical geography, making it a valuable resource for scholars, researchers, and practitioners in the field.

With its rigorous editorial process, adherence to ethical guidelines, and commitment to academic excellence, Physical Geography Research aims to foster the dissemination of high-quality research and contribute to the advancement of physical geography within Iran and beyond.


Advertising Policy

At Physical Geography Research we are committed to transparency and the highest ethical standards in our publishing practices. As part of our commitment to providing an optimal reading experience and maintaining the integrity of our content, we have developed the following advertising policy:

  • Types of advertising: Physical Geography Research will consider advertising opportunities that are consistent with the scholarly nature of our journal and relevant to our readership. We accept advertisements relating to scientific conferences, academic events, educational programmes, and products or services of interest to the field of physical geography. We do not accept advertisements that promote non-scientific or inappropriate content.
  • Decision-making: The decision to accept or reject advertising requests is made by our editorial team in consultation with our publishing partners. We carefully evaluate each advertising proposal to ensure its relevance, integrity and appropriateness for our readership. Our editorial team has complete autonomy in accepting or rejecting advertisements, ensuring that advertising decisions are separate and independent from editorial decisions.
  • Separation of advertising from editorial content: At Physical Geography Research we maintain a strict separation between advertising and editorial content. Advertisements will be clearly distinguishable from published articles and will not influence the editorial decision-making process in any way. It is our policy that advertising should not compromise the objectivity, integrity or credibility of our published content.
  • Online advertising behaviour: On our online platform, advertising will not be linked to reader behaviour or content. Advertisements will not appear randomly or based on individual user preferences. We will ensure that our readers have a consistent and uninterrupted reading experience free from advertising interference.
  • Editorial independence: Advertisements in Physical Geography Research do not influence the editorial decisions of the journal. Our editorial team operates independently and is committed to maintaining the highest standards of scientific rigour and integrity in the selection and publication of research articles.

Please note that our advertising policy is subject to regular review and may be updated to reflect evolving industry standards and best practice. We reserve the right to reject any advertisement that does not meet our guidelines or is not consistent with the mission and values of our journal.

For further enquiries or to submit an advertising proposal, please contact our editorial team at [ jphgr@ut.ac.ir]. We appreciate your interest in advertising with Physical Geography Research and look forward to the opportunity to work together to support the dissemination of scientific knowledge in the field of physical geography.


Principles and fundamentals of Direct Marketing

At Physical Geography Research, we value our relationships with researchers, authors, and readers, and we strive to provide useful and relevant information about our journal and related opportunities. As part of our commitment to maintaining high ethical standards and meeting internationally recognized indexing criteria, we have developed the following guidelines for our direct marketing activities:

  1. Appropriate and targeted communications: Our direct marketing activities are conducted in a manner that is appropriate, respectful and relevant to recipients. We will ensure that the information we share is tailored to the individual's interests and within the scope of Physical Geography Research. Our aim is to provide valuable insights, opportunities and updates related to the field of physical geography.
  2. Discreet communication: We recognize the importance of respecting the privacy and preferences of our stakeholders. We strive to be unobtrusive in our direct marketing efforts and avoid excessive or intrusive communications. We respect opt-out requests and promptly remove individuals from our marketing lists upon request.
  3. Truthful and non-misleading information: The information we provide about Physical Geography Research, our publisher and related initiatives is accurate, truthful and not misleading to readers or authors. We will ensure that any claims or statements made in our direct marketing materials are supported by evidence and consistent with the journal's mission and values.
  4. Clear identification: In all our direct marketing communications, we clearly identify ourselves as representing Physical Geography Research or our publishing partners. We provide accurate contact information so that recipients can easily contact us with any questions, concerns or feedback.
  5. Opt-out options: We provide clear and accessible opt-out mechanisms in our direct marketing communications. Recipients who no longer wish to receive marketing materials from us can easily unsubscribe or request to be removed from our mailing lists. We respect these preferences and process opt-out requests promptly.

We appreciate your continued support and look forward to maintaining open and respectful communication with our valued researchers, authors, and readers.