ISSN 0718–3402 online version
ISSN 0379–8682 print version


Basic Information

The Revista de Geografia Norte Grande is a tri–annual publication (May, September and December) of the Geography Institute of the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. Published since 1974, it gathers empiric and theoretical investigations, which show the advances in diverse areas of geographical investigation and sciences alike, referred to Chilean cases and also to other regions and countries of Latin America.

The title of this publication originates itself when in the seventies, a group of specialists members of Norte Grande Workshop of the Geography Institute, decide to introduce their investigations and conclusions to the rest of the scientific community, persisting on the importance of integrated and interdisciplinary regional investigations of this territory (the "Big North" or "Norte Grande").

In the following years, the increasing complexity of global territory and therefore the national one as well, demanded the opening towards other spaces that exceed the limits of the particular Chilean territory. This is how from "Norte Grande" it became "Geography Journal" on the 7th number in 1980, thus expressing the wish to cover diverse geographical problems that cross transversally our country.

During the beginning of the 21st century, the major integration of sciences and countries has generated the fast and urgent need that publications unify knowledge on processes that surpass political frontiers. In this scenario, the Norte Grande Geography Journal has adopted an integrated and interdisciplinary vision, although centered in Chile, of geographical processes that are increasingly global, referred to the Latin American reality.

Information Services

The articles published in the Revista de Geografia Norte Grande are indexed or summarized by:

  • Índice de Revistas Latinoamericanas en Ciencias – PERIÓDICA
  • Handbook of Latin American Studies – HLAS
  • Red de Revistas Científicas de América Latina y el Caribe, España y Portugal – Redalyc
  • Elsevier GEO abstract
  • Scientific Electronic Library Online – SciELO
  • Web of Science Citation Index–Expanded (SCIE)
  • Social Science Citation Index (SSCI)
  • ISI Alerting Service


The articles can be proposed directly to the journal editor or through any of the members of the Editorial Council. Each article will be submitted to an anonymous censor and published only after its approval and the Editorial Council's approval. The authors must consider, in necessary cases, the observations made by the evaluators and the journal Editor before the articles are accepted for publication. This might mean the realization of some corrections, both formal and content wise.


The publication of the journal is financed by:

  • Bibliotecas UC
  • Fondo de Publicación de Revistas Científicas, CONICYT

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