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a free, online, peer-reviewed geographical  journal,  is published by the GeoLat Group.

GeoTropico es una revista geográfica  electrónica, de  acceso totalmente libre, publicada por el Grupo  GeoLat.

Manuscript Preparation and Submission

GeoTrópico is a peer-reviewed online journal of the GeoLat Group. The journal is concerned with the diffusion of geographical studies dealing with the intertropical realm. The editors welcome:  substantive papers dealing with any aspect of the region;  methodological and theoretical essays;  and review articles.  Book reviews, and notes of interest on tropical geography are also welcomed. In preparing their manuscripts, authors are adviced to conform to the set of editorial rules of the journal.

        Please  read:   Guidelines for reviewers, publishers and/or authors

GeoTrópico es una revista electrónica del Grupo GeoLat, dedicada a la difusión de estudios geográficos y afines relacionados con el espacio intertropical, seleccionados mediante evaluación por pares académicos. Con preferencia, los editores solicitan artículos sustantivos sobre las regiones tropicales, ensayos metodológicos o teóricos y artículos de revisiones temáticas. Son también bienvenidas reseñas bibliográficas  y  notas de interés para la geografía tropical.  Se recomienda seguir las instrucciones para preparación de manuscritos descritas en español en la página Notas para Autores.
Style Sheet

GeoTrópico is a scholarly, peer-reviewed geographical online journal. With the exception of invited papers,  all articles submitted to GeoTrópico will be forwarded to members of the Editorial Board or other reviewers for comment. Contributors are required to provide a cover letter affirming that the manuscript will not be submitted elsewhere while it is being read by the journal's reviewers. If there is need for revision, the manuscript will be returned to the lead author. Manuscripts should be e-mailed as an HTML file. Otherwise,two hard copies of the manuscript and an electronic soft copy must be submitted. Papers can be written in Spanish, English or Portuguese in the active voice and third person, and formatted according to this style sheet. Papers should be adequately referenced and carefully edited before being submitted. Manuscripts departing from the style prescribed by the journal will not be reviewed.


Normally, manuscripts should not exceed 7,500 words and should be double-spaced with left margin set at 2.5 cm.; right margin not justified. Notes and references are to be typed at the end of the paper. When needed, please send the digital version in CD format, preferably as a MS Word file. Please save the main body of the article and each of the peripheral parts as separate files.

Title Page: There should be a title page that includes the full names of the authors and their professional or academic affiliations along with their mailing addresses, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail addresses.

Abstract: The paper should be accompanied by an abstract submitted on a separate page and one paragraph not to exceed 200 words. Appropriate key words should be added at the end.

Notes: If notes are necessary, keep them to a minimum. Notes are explanatory to the text and should not be confused with references, which are bibliographic in nature. Notes should be numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals entered in the text in superscript.  Please, avoid using automatic footnoting. On a separate sheet of paper submit the text of all Notes introduced in the main body of the article.

References:  The journal uses the Harvard method of citation.  Consequently, references should be introduced in the text by inserting within parentheses the surname(s) of the author(s) cited and the year of the work's publication, e.g. (Harvey 1999). Citations for the same author(s) in the same year must be distinguished by a, b, etc., after the year (Brunn 2001b). More than one citation at the point in the text should be separated by a semicolon (Brunn 2001b; Lepenies 1999; Yapa 1996). Page numbers should only be used in the text for direct quotations, separated from the year by a colon (Hettner 1927: 30).

On a separate sheet under the title "References," submit a full list of citations organized in alphabetical order by the surname of the lead author,  and chronologically within each author's group.  Only sources cited in the text are to be included in this list.  Titles of publications and editorial information should be given in full. Please, adhere to the following examples, or check reference lists of articles published in the journal:

Allan, William. 1965. The African husbandman. New York, Barnes and Noble.
Brunn, Stanley D. 2001. La geografía en un mundo trastrocado. Semestre Geográfico, 1(1), 4-22.
Harvey, David W. 1999. The Humboldt connection. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 88 (4), 723-730.
Hettner, Alfred. 1927. Die Geographie, ihre Geschichte, ihr Wessen und ihre Methoden. Breslau, Ferdinand Hirt.
Lepenies, Wolf. 1999.  Alexander von Humboldt: His past and his present. Berlin, 31 May. Web document:                 
Mones, Belkis; and Grant, Lydia. 1986. Las políticas de desarrollo agrario, la crisis actual y su impacto sobre la mujer rural: El caso dominicano. In:  La mujer y la política agraria en América Latina, edited by Magdalena León and Carmen Diana Deere (Bogotá, Siglo XXI Editores de Colombia), 169-185.
Yapa, Lakshman. 1996. Innovation diffusion and paradigms of development. In: Concepts in human geography, edited by Carville Earle, Kent Mathewson, and Martin S. Kenzer               (Lanham, Maryland, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers), 231-270.


Line drawings,  half-tones and photographs must be clean,  high-quality originals to be accepted for publication. Each illustration should have a number and a caption. Captions are to be typed on a separate sheet of paper, with clear indication of their placement in the text.

To Submit a Manuscript:

Please send your manuscript to:, or air mail to:

Dr. Hector F. Rucinque, Editor
Carrera 57-B Bis 128-60
Bogota DC, Colombia

Queries may be e-mailed to:


All accepted manuscripts, artwork and illustrative materials become the property of the publisher. Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce copyrighted material from other sources and are required to sign an agreement for transfer of copyright to the publisher. Authors should be aware that GeoTropico is an open-access journal, granting to all materials published in it free and unrestricted online availability.