The Professional Geographer Guidelines for Final Submission of Accepted Manuscripts

Please carefully review these instructions, the Style Sheet, and the Graphics Guidelines before submitting the final version of your accepted manuscript. Publication will be delayed for papers that do not meet the criteria laid out in these guidelines. For guidance or queries about your paper, please contact the Managing Editor at

Authors whose manuscripts have been accepted for publication should electronically submit the final version of their accepted manuscript via ScholarOne Manuscripts.

Text Materials

The written portion of the manuscript should be submitted according to the format outlined in the Style Sheet. Authors should use Microsoft Word and utilize common type styles such as Times New Roman or Helvetica (12 point). The title page (including full author name, institution, country), abstract and key words, main text, end notes, references, author biography (including full author name, contact information, and a brief biography), list of figure captions, and appendix should be saved as one file. Figures should not be embedded in the text file. All tables should be uploaded separately in a single Word file.

Graphic Materials

All graphic materials should be submitted via ScholarOne Manuscripts in accordance with the Graphics Guidelines. Failure to follow these guidelines may delay the publication of your article. Please contact Stephen Hanna, the journal’s Cartography Editor, at with questions about figures. All color figures will publish online at no cost. Authors may print up to three color figures at no charge. Authors wishing to include additional print color figures will be expected to pay $200 for each additional figure.


All authors must sign an Author Publishing Agreement with Taylor & Francis before their paper can be published. In accordance with copyright law, the manuscript must not duplicate substantial portions of previously published material. If a manuscript incorporates previously published material (in the form of text, tables, or figures), the author is responsible for obtaining written permission from the holder of the copyright and for any costs associated with the use of the copyrighted materials.

Open Access

After completing the Author Publishing Agreement with Taylor & Francis, authors will receive information about options for publishing their paper as open access.