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Focus and Scope

J-Reading - Journal of Research and Didactics in Geography

J-Reading was born with a basic aim: to highlight and valorise, with a scientific contribution at international level, the relationship existing in geography between research and didactics, strategic for the development of the subject.

This basic aim is developed in various directions through theoretical, methodological and applicative research:

a) on the relationship between the knowledge produced by geographers, in the numerous spheres of study, and the knowledge to be presented to students of all age groups for study;

b) on the processes and progress of geographical research, in order to identify how these can be efficiently translated in school and university teaching practice;

c) on the contribution that the outlooks, perceptions and ideas of didactic research can offer scientific research;

d) on the new aids, instruments and geotechnologies that can facilitate research and geographical education;

e) on the comparing of results with civil society that are obtained from research and the awareness of education to territory and environment.

The didactics of geography is an area of crucial research, with high level specific competences and a considerable autonomy to be valorised in the scientific panorama.

The diversity of directions and approaches of contemporary geography, with its delicate epistemological flexibility, represents a crucial factor at a didactic level since it proposes a multitude of viewpoints, in order to foster a better understanding of the territorial realities at the various geographical scales. The constant injection of many new exciting elements from research can produce extraordinary results, enlarged also by their potential for interaction with other subjects. It would be nonetheless necessary to valorise the numerous acquisitions of scientific research and carry out those principles in didactic practice that would enable young people to know and interpret their own territory especially so as then to reach, by means of successive phases, the planetary scale of a world understood as a dynamic system of relations.

This Journal is committed to fostering research, approaches, laboratory applications, GIS and remote sensing elaborations that will manage to fill the present gaps, showing the value of dynamic didactics in lively evolution, which is able to link together scientific, educational and professional aspects.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

The language of images (edited by Elisa Bignante and Marco Maggioli)

  • Elisa Bignante
  • Marco Maggioli
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Mapping societies (edited by Edoardo Boria and Tania Rossetto)

  • Edoardo Boria
  • Tania Rossetto
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Geographical notes and (practical) considerations

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Teachings from the past (edited by Dino Gavinelli and Davide Papotti)

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Referred papers for remote sensing (edited by Alberto Baroni and Maurizio Fea)

  • Maurizio Fea
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Health Education (edited by Corrado De Vito)

  • Corrado De Vito
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

J-Reading is an international peer-reviewed open access journal which publishes original works; therefore, the submitted papers must not have been previously published and must not be currently under consideration for other publications. Each paper is submitted to two-three external reviewers. The time for conducting reviews is two weeks.


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.


Sponsoring Organizations:

Sapienza Università di Roma University of Helsinki Università di Torino Western Michigan University


With the support of:


Edizioni Nuova Cultura


Online ISSN: 2281 - 5694 Print ISSN: 2281 – 4310 © 2013 - Edizioni Nuova Cultura