Journal of Applied Geographical Studies is a peer reviewed journal published by CARI Journals. This journal is of great value with an aim to invite publications from different geographical contexts and disciplines in view to advance the depths of knowledge related to Geography. Such disciplines as human, physical, nature-society among others are given prominence in bid to curb problems that occur naturally or by human influence. The journal encourages publications of papers on various themes with the aim of giving innovative solutions towards geographical problems in the current and future generations. Researchers and academicians are likewise given advisory services regarding the best approaches to take while tackling their geographical studies. This includes high profile lecturers, tutors, peer reviewers among others who make sure that the papers give insightful and revolutionary ideas and solutions besides pursuing academic heights. Thus, authors are assured of quality services.
In view of the above, the journal ensures that publications are done after an in-depth peer review process (usually two high profile peer reviewers) in order to ensure quality of research publication. The process through to publication, additionally, is cost-effective, fast and convenient, thus authors get to achieve the most out of their academic research articles completely peer reviewed comments as early as up to 2 weeks. The peer review process maintains a double blind peer review technique that ensures that the authors’ as well as the reviewers’ identities are secret. This leads to high impact peer review and refereed research publications. Publication is indexed in Google scholar among other journal indexes such as the SCOPUS, Science Direct, EBSCO and Sage journals among others. It also encourages the publishing of open access academic journals on a regular basis. The journal, likewise, has a variety of special issues that include any unpublished articles in a different format like original research articles, critical reviews, mini reviews, short communications, case reports related to the specific theme. These formats enable the articles be archived for future referencing given special instances that may arise in future which mean that quality is a constant developing aspect in the course of time.
The journal likewise offers an incentive to publishers such as free publications, from different social classes regardless of their economic statuses. This helps to promote academic research publication as a mechanism to give back to the society. Despite it being free, quality is still paramount and the process of peer review is still as rigorous as the one for paid publications. This ensures that the research publications are of high impact factor whether they are published without any publication fee or published under a publication fee. The double advantage of low journal/ manuscript publication fees and occasional free journal publishing enables the journal to cater for both upcoming researchers and seasoned academics who would like to publish their scientific work. Authors who have submitted their academic manuscripts for journal publishing also benefit from journal metrics, which show the number of abstracts viewed and the number of journal/manuscripts downloaded. Not only is this journal, a top research journal publisher, it also serves as a good template for authors to know how to prepare and publish their research journal papers/ manuscripts.