The Journal of Geodesy and Geoinformation Science is an official publication of the Chinese Society for Geodesy, Photogrammetry and Cartography. Journal of Geodesy and Geoinformation Science aims to facilitate and strengthen academic exchange on geodesy and Geoinformation research between China and other countries.
Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis), that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere including electronically in the same form.
Double-blind Peer-review Policy
Only manuscripts of high relevance and suitability will enter into the double-blind peer review process, which will be conducted by at least two known experts in the field, and will aim to ensure that all published manuscripts provide new scientific knowledge. Authors may suggest that specific individuals be or not be involved as reviewers, but the final decision of acceptance or rejection rests with the editorial board.
Research misconduct includes, without limitation, fabrication, citation manipulation, falsification, or plagiarism, in proposing, performing, or reviewing research or in reporting research results and among others.
Fabrication is making up data or results and recording or reporting them.
2. Manipulative Citation
Manipulative citation is characterized by behaviors intended to inflate citation counts for personal gains, such as excessive self-citation of an author’s own work, excessive citation to the journal publishing the citing manuscript, and excessive citation between journals in a coordinated manner. Examples of legitimate self-citation are given where it is included or requested to address valid needs.
Falsification is manipulating research materials, equipment, or processes, or changing or omitting data or results such that the research is not accurately represented in the research record.
Plagiarism is when an author attempts to pass off someone else works as his or her own. Duplicate publication, sometimes called self-plagiarism, occurs when an author reuses substantial parts of his or her published work without providing the appropriate references. This can range from getting an identical paper published in multiple journals to salami-slicing, where authors add small amounts of new data to a previous paper.
JGGS has been using an online program AMLC (http://check.cnki.net/amlc2/) to help the editors verify the originality of submitted manuscripts. All submitted manuscripts are scanned with AMLC to calculate the similarity index or plagiarism. And if plagiarism is detected by more than 30%, it is found that the authors are very unlikely to revise the manuscript and submit the revised version and it will be rejected.
Dealing with Allegation of Research Misconduct
If JGGS has concerns (found by editors, reviewers, or readers) that a submitted or published manuscript describes something that might be considered to constitute misconduct in research, publication, or professional behavior, we may discuss the case in confidence with the committee.
If the case cannot be resolved by discussion with the author(s) and JGGS still has concerns, the case may be reported to the appropriate authorities. If, during the course of reviewing a manuscript, an editor is alerted to possible problems (for example, fraudulent data) in another publication, the editor may contact the journal in which the previous publication appeared to raise concern.
Readers who suspect misconduct in a published manuscript are encouraged to report this to the relevant editor or publisher.
If the author has any objection to the decision of the manuscript, emails can be accepted at email@example.com, the official will deal with it in time.
Correction and Retraction Policy
If there is suspicion of misbehavior or alleged fraud, JGGS will carry out an investigation following COPE guidelines. If, after an investigation, there are valid concerns, the authors concerned will be contacted under their given email address and given an opportunity to address the issue. Depending on the situation, this may result in the editorial office’s implementation of the following measures, including, but not limited to:
1) If the manuscript is still under consideration, it may be rejected and returned to the author.
2) If the manuscript has already been published online, depending on the nature and severity of the infraction:
3) An erratum/correction may be placed with the manuscript.
4) An editor’s note or editorial expression of concern may be placed with the manuscript.
or, in severe cases, retraction of the manuscript may occur.
JGGS will consider retracting a publication abiding by COPE Retraction Guidelines if,
1) Editors have clear evidence that the findings are unreliable, either as a result of misconduct (e.g., data fabrication) or honest error (e.g., miscalculation or experimental error).
2) The findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper crossreferencing, permission, or justification (i.e., cases of redundant publication).
3) It constitutes plagiarism.
4) It reports unethical research.
5) It constitutes manipulative citation actions.
The person who advised us of the situation is informed about the checking process. And all editors of JGGS will be informed and asked for their comments about the misconduct or ethical problems. The corresponding author of the manuscript in question will be contacted with documentary evidence of the case and is asked for a response. JGGS will invite at least two editorial members in the field to check the evidence and the response and give their comments.
If the authors are found guilty of research misconduct or ethics problems, JGGS will publish an official retraction statement of the manuscript on the official website and in the next published issue, and the online version of the case will be withdrawn. In the future, JGGS will treat the manuscript by any of the authors concerned with caution.
Open Access Policy
This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author.
All issues of Journal of Geodesy and Geoinformation Science can be loaded in pdf-format or HTML-format free of charge immediately after their initial publication. The journal’s website acts as an easily accessible user interface to the journal.
All its journal articles are published in accordance with the Creative Commons (CC-BY-NC-ND) license.
Article Processing Charges
Journal of Geodesy and Geoinformation Science provides the free publication of accepted manuscripts. No fees are charged. And there are no submission charges for all.
As the manuscript has been accepted, all authors should transfer the copyright of the article, including that of the printing and on-line version, to the publisher.
All manuscripts should be written in English. The supporting organization should be given at the end of the manuscript.
Title: The title of the paper should be concise but informative.
Author name(s): A list of all authors, as well as corresponding addresses, should be provided on the title page. Authors’ names should be given in a consistent form on all publications to facilitate indexing. It will be better if the e-mail address(es), and telephone number(s) are all provided.
Abstract: The abstract should be informative, without descriptive words or citations, and contain the major conclusions and quantitative results or other significant items in the paper. Together with the title, the abstract must be adequate as an index to all the subjects treated in the paper, and will be used as a base for indexing.
Main body of the paper: The body of the paper should include all the information of the research, but no subtitles.
Notation: Notation must be legible, clear, compact, and consistent with standard usage. All unusual symbols whose identity may not be obvious, including subscript or superscript, must be made comprehensible. Physical and mathematical variables should be in italic, vectors in boldface. Units, abbreviations and special functions should be upright. Please add notes to explain any other special symbols.
Tables: Tables, numbered in order of appearance, should be identified with appropriate titles. The table title, which should be brief, goes above the table. A detailed description of its contents or table footnotes should be given directly below the body of the table.
References: References must be published work, and numbered consecutively in order of their first citation. References should be listed individually at the end of the text and indicated in the text with a superscript number in square brackets. All of the references’ authors, as well as the titles of the referenced articles, should be given.
Tables and figures may be presented with captions within the main body of the manuscript; if so, figures should additionally be uploaded as high resolution files.