Focus and Scope

DIE ERDE is a scientific journal in Geography, with four issues per year with about 60 to 100 pages each. It covers all aspects of geographical research, focusing on both earth system studies and regional contributions. DIE ERDE invites contributions from any subfield of both Physical and Human Geography as well as from neighbouring disciplines. The publishing language is English.

Peer Review Process

Papers submitted are subjected to peer reviewing by two selected researchers, German or international, established in the article's relevant field. The reviewing process is supervised by the member of the editorial board who is closest to the contribution's subdiscipline and who has been nominated to lead the article through the whole publishing process.

DIE ERDE is actively engaged against plagiarism and also duplication and repetition of publication. Manuscripts are searched for plagiarism and non-originality of publication.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

DIE ERDE – Journal of the Geographical Society of Berlin

Sources of Support 

DIE ERDE's online version was supported by DFG – German Research Foundation – for the transition to green lane open access.

 

Journal History

DIE ERDE – Journal of the Geographical Society of Berlin is the world's longest-running of the existing scientific journals in Geography. The journal was started as "Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Erdkunde" (Journal for General Geography) in 1853; before, there were "Jährliche Übersicht der Thätigkeit der Gesellschaft für Erdkunde zu Berlin" (1833-1839) and "Monatsberichte über die Verhandlungen der Gesellschaft für Erdkunde zu Berlin"  (1840-1852). During the Second World War the journal's last volume appeared in 1944 and publication was interrupted until 1949 when the Geographical Society of Berlin was re-founded and the journal re-established, under the new title "DIE ERDE – Zeitschrift der Gesellschaft für Erdkunde zu Berlin", where ERDE means EARTH. In order to be read by readers all over the world, since the turn of the century DIE ERDE has essentially been published in English.