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A peer-reviewed, generalist, academic journal with pluralist perspectives, l’Espace géographique encourages new developments in geographic research.

Since its creation in 1972 by Roger Brunet, the journal has focused on theoretical and epistemological issues in geography, specifically on modeling projects and cross-disciplinary research on complex systems. It also publishes research on spatial actors, their interests, their concerns, and their representations.

L'Espace géographique is a geographic forum with four main goals: reporting scientific research on a range of subjects, methods, and levels from the individual to the global; contributing to debates on the knowledge and practices linked to places, territories, networks, cities, and the environment; promoting the exchange of ideas between academic disciplines and creative spheres; and establishing an international presence by highlighting viewpoints and experiences that have emerged over recent decades in the scientific field.

Our editorial board, correspondents, peer reviewers, and authors are drawn from an international network of scholars and practitioners.

Belin publishes the print edition and CAIRN hosts both the French and English digital editions. Back issues (1971-2000) are available on the Persée website.

L’Espace géographique is listed on the International Geographical Bibliography database, Geo Abstracts, and the International Bibliography of the Social Sciences.

L’Espace géographique is published thanks to the support of the CNRS.

Publication ethics and publication malpractice statement

All PUF journals follow policies and practices that reflect the current best principles of transparency and integrity (COPE).

Core paractives are available here :

Editorial Committee:

  • Publishing Director: Éric Denis
  • Journal Directors: Évelyne Mesclier, Oliver Orain
  • Executive board: Frédérique Blot, Anne Bretagnolle, Françoise Dureau
  • Editor of the English version: Olivier Milhaud
  • Editorial secretary: Anita Lau-Bignon

Editorial board:

  • G. Baudelle, University of Rennes 2
  • A. Baysse-Lainé, CNRS Grenoble
  • D. Blanchon, University Paris Nanterre
  • F. Blot, University Toulouse – Jean Jaurès
  • A. Bretagnolle, University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
  • M. Bruneau, CNRS Bordeaux
  • R. Brunet, CNRS
  • H. Clout, University College London
  • J.-P. Deler, CNRS Bordeaux
  • M. Drozdz, CNRS Paris Est Marne-la-Vallée
  • F. Dureau, IRD Poitiers
  • N. Fau, Université Paris Cité
  • C. Girault, CNRS Paris
  • F. Giraut, University of Geneva
  • C. Grataloup, Université Paris Cité
  • Y. Guermond, University of Rouen Normandy
  • Y. Gunnell, Université Lumière Lyon 2
  • B. von Hirshhausen, CNRS Berlin
  • É. Mesclier, IRD Paris
  • O. Milhaud, Sorbonne University
  • O. Orain, CNRS Paris
  • P. Pelletier, Université Lumière Lyon 2
  • J.-L. Piermay, University of Strasbourg
  • J.-B. Racine, University of Lausanne
  • C. Rhein, CNRS Paris
  • F. Ripoll, Université Paris-Est Créteil
  • M.-C. Robic, CNRS Paris
  • H. Roth, University of Clermont Auvergne
  • S. Rufat, Cergy Paris University
  • S. de Ruffray, University of Rouen Normandy
  • L. Sanders, CNRS Paris
  • H. Théry, CNRS Paris
  • S. Velut, University of Sorbonne Nouvelle
  • C. Voiron-Canicio, Université Côte d’Azur


  • B. Antheaume, IRD
  • F. Balanche, Université Lumière Lyon 2
  • C. Bataillon, CNRS Toulouse
  • A. Belhedi, University of Tunis
  • A. Berque, EHESS Paris
  • G. Bertrand, University Toulouse – Jean Jaurès
  • J.-M. Besse, CNRS Paris
  • A. Bopda, Université Le Havre Normandie
  • E. Boulineau, ENS Lyon
  • C. Cauvin-Reymond, University de Strasbourg
  • S. Charbonnel, CNRS Grenoble
  • C. Chivallon, CNRS Bordeaux
  • L. Faret, Université Paris Cité
  • A. Frémont, IFSTTAR
  • G. Fusco, Université Côte d’Azur
  • J.-C. Gay, Université Côte d’Azur, IAE of Nice
  • M. Gibert-Flutre, Université Paris Cité
  • G. Glasze, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität, Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • J. Gómez Mendoza, Autonomous University of Madrid
  • O. Graefe, University of Fribourg
  • C. Grasland, Université Paris Cité
  • O. Groza, University of Iasi
  • M. Heffernan, University of Nottingham
  • J. Hernandez, Tulane University, New Orleans
  • O. Ianos, University of Bucharest
  • V. Jolivet, Université de Montréal
  • V. Kolossov, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow
  • R. De Koninck, Université de Montréal
  • F. Landy, Université Paris Nanterre
  • V. Laperrière, Aix-Marseille Université
  • J. Martí-Henneberg, Universitat de Lleida, Spain
  • D. Pumain, University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
  • C. Raffestin, University of Geneva
  • C. Taillard, CNRS Paris

Guide for authors


Code of ethics

The Code of Ethics applicable to drafting committees and editorial boards of academic journals offered on, including L’Espace géographique, is available on this page.

Other information

Print ISSN : 0046-2497
Online ISSN : 2271-751X
Publisher : Belin

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