The Geodesy and Cartography accepts a wide range of papers
including original research papers, original short communication papers,
review articles, symposium pieces and book reviews. Details of
submission are provided below. Please, note, that at the submission
stage, the author(s) ensure(s) that the submitted work will not be
published elsewhere in any language without the consent of the copyright
owners. All co-authors also agree on the publication ethics statement.
For all parties involved in the act of publishing (the author, the
journal editor(s), the peer reviewer and the publisher) it is necessary
to agree upon standards of expected ethical behaviour. The ethics
statements for GEODESY AND CARTOGRAPHY are based on the Committee on
Publication Ethics (COPE) Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors (https://publicationethics.org/resources/guidelines
TYPES OF MANUSCRIPTS
Original Research papers:
Research papers can have 6000 words in length, although longer articles
will be accepted on an occasional basis if the topic demands this length
Original Short communication papers:
Short communication papers can have 2500 words as a maximum and contain
at most 1 table and 3 figures. Such a note is technical and
well-focused, for example illustrating a new technique, describing a
well worked-out case study or a specific new algorithm.
Original research and short communications papers should contain the
following sections: Abstract (max. of 250 words), Introduction, Data
used and methods applied, Results, Discussion, Conclusions,
The journal also considers short reviews (not exceeding 12 pages in
print) intended to debate recent advances in rapidly developing fields
that are within its scope. Such articles may have ample references.
Reviews should contain the following sections: Abstract (max. of 250
words), Introduction, Topics (with headings and subheadings),
Conclusions and Outlook, Acknowledgments, References
Symposium pieces describe a research symposium or seminar and present
the topic covered in the form of a news brief, opinion piece, or
mini-review. A news brief summarizes a few talks on the same general
topic or issues at a given symposium. This can include a summary of the
discussion that followed the symposium or the significance of the talks
at a large symposia to a particular field. It is important to indicate
the main point of the symposium.
An opinion piece discusses the personal perspectives after a
given symposium, including an analysis of the symposium and how this
affected the author.
A mini-review can be based on a theme from a given symposium. This may
require the author(s) to review articles written by a speaker at that
These articles should be no more than 3,000 words. All symposium pieces
should include the following sections:Abstract (max. of 250 words),
Introduction, Topics (with headings and subheadings) [specifically
required for a mini-review], Conclusions and Outlook, References
The journal publishes reviews for books falling within its aims and
scope. A book review consists of maximum 250 words. It should clearly
identify the book's contents, the addition to current books and
literature and a recommendation by the reviewer. All book reviews should
be clearly identified as such and will be handled by the journal's book
The author(s) guarantee(s) that the manuscript will not be published
elsewhere in any language without the consent of the copyright owners,
that the rights of the third parties will not be violated, and that the
publisher will not held legally responsible should there be any claims
Authors wishing to include figures or text passages that have already
been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the
copyright owner(s) and to include evidence that such permission has been
granted when submitting their papers. Any material received without such
evidence will be assumed to originate from the authors.
ETHICAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF AUTHORS
Submission of the manuscript implies: that the work has not been
published before (except in form of an abstract or as a part of a
published lecture, review or thesis); that it is not under consideration
for publication elsewhere; that its publication has been approved by all
co-authors, if any, as well as by the responsible authorities at the
institution where the work was carried out.
In case the manuscript has more than one author its submission should
include the list specifying contribution of each author to the
manuscript with indicating who is the author of the concept,
assumptions, research methodology, data processing. Major responsibility
is on the corresponding author.
The Editor will counteract in GEODESY AND CARTOGRAPHY against
Ghostwriting, i.e. when someone substantially contributed to the
preparation of the manuscript but has neither been included to the list
of authors nor his role is mentioned in the acknowledgements as well as
Ghost authorship, i.e. when the author/co-author did not contribute to
the manuscript or his contribution is negligible. Any detected case of
Ghostwriting and Ghost authorship will be exposed and the appropriate
subjects, i.e. employers, scientific organisations, associations of
editors etc, will be informed.
The manuscripts are submitted online https://www.editorialsystem.com/geocart/and
should be submitted in Word. Please, do not exceed the number of words
intended to a specific submission. Please, count the number of words
before submitting, with abstract, acknowledgements and references
Names of authors and their affiliation should be removed from the
manuscripts for the review process in order to have a fair evaluation of
their manuscript. All authors of the manuscript are responsible for its
content; they must have agreed to its publication and have given the
corresponding author the authority to act on their behalf in all matters
pertaining to publication. The Corresponding Author is responsible for
informing the coauthors of the manuscript status throughout the
submission, review, and production process. The editorial system
requires: the name(s) of the author(s), the name(s) and address(es) of
the affiliation(s) of the author(s), the e-mail address of the
corresponding author, the 16-digit ORCID number of the author(s). The
corresponding author is required to provide his/her ORCID number. ORCID
numbers of co-authors are not necessary, but advised.
Manuscripts should be typed in single-line spacing throughout on the A4
sheet with 2.5 cm margins. Use plain 11-point Times Roman font for text,
italics for textual emphasis, bold for mathematical vectors.
1. Abstract: The paper must be preceded by a sufficiently
informative abstract presenting the most important results and
conclusions. It should not be longer than 250 words and should not
contain any unexplained abbreviations and unspecified references.
2. Keywords: Three to five keywords should be supplied. These are
used for indexing purposes.
3. Introduction: It should explicitly state the purpose of the
investigation and give a short review of the pertinent literature.
4. Main text: It should include all methods and input data
(working details must be given concisely; well-known operations should
not be described in details); results presented in tabular or graph
form, with appropriate statistical evaluation, discussion of results -
statement of conclusions drawn from the work and conclusions.
5. Acknowledgements: Please, include all institutions, names or
numbers of grants that require acknowledgement. The names of funding
organizations or institutions providing data should be given in full.
This information is mandatory for all submitted. papers
6. References: The list of references should be prepared in
alphabetical order and should only include works that are cited in the
text and that have been published or accepted for publication. Personal
communications could only be mentioned in the text. References in the
text, should be cited by author(s) last name and year: e.g. (Beutler,
2003a), (Featherstone and Kirby, 2000), (Schwarz et al., 1990), (Sjöberg
et al., 2000; Strykowski, 2001b; 2002). The details on the reference
list preparation is provided below.
7. Formulae and symbols: They must be written legibly and will be
typeset in italics. One-layer indexing is preferable. Numbering of
formulae, if necessary should be given in brackets fitted to the right
margin. use the equation editor or MathType for equations
8. Illustrations and tables: All figures (photographs, graphs or
diagrams) and tables should be cited in the text and numbered
consecutively throughout. Lowercase roman letters should identify figure
parts. Figure legends must be brief and must contain self-sufficient
explanations of the illustrations. Each table should have a title and a
legend explaining any abbreviation used in that table. Tables and
illustrations have to be placed in the text and send as separate files.
9. Units: SI units must be used.
10. Short title: Please, include a running head consisting of at
most 60 characters. This concise banner represents the title of the
article and must be submitted by the author(s).
Proofreading is the responsibility of the author. Corrections should be
clear; standard correction marks should be used. Corrections that lead
to a change in the page layout should be avoided. The author is entitled
to formal corrections only. Substantial changes in content, e.g. new
results, corrected values, title and authorship are not allowed without
the approval of the editor. In such case please contact the
Editor-in-chief before returning the proofs.
a. Journal Article (one author)
Nikora, V. (2006). Hydrodynamics of aquatic ecosystems:
spatial-averaging perspective. Acta Geophysica, 55(1), 3-10. DOI:
b. Journal Article (two or more authors)
Cudak, M. and Karcz J. (2006). Momentum transfer in an agitated vessel
with off-centred impellers. Chem. Pap. 60(5), 375-380. DOI:
c. Journal article from an online database
Czajgucki Z., Zimecki M. & Andruszkiewicz R. (2006, December). The
immunoregulatory effects of edeine analogues in mice [Abstract]. Cell.
Mol. Biol. Lett. 12(3), 149-161. Retrieved December 6.
d. Book (one author)
Baxter, R. (1982). Exactly Solvable Models in Statistical Mechanics. New
York: Academic Press.
e. Book (two or more authors)
Kleiner, F.S., Mamiya C.J. and Tansey R.G. (2001). Gardner’s art through
the ages (11th ed.). Fort Worth, USA: Harcourt College Publishers.
f. Book chapter or article in an edited book
Roll, W.P. (1976). ESP and memory. In J.M.O. Wheatley and H.L. Edge
(Eds.), . (pp. 154-184). Springfield, IL: American Psychiatric Press.
g. Proceedings from a conference
Field, G. (2001). Rethinking reference rethought. In Revelling in
Reference: Reference and Information Services Section Symposium, 12-14
October 2001 (pp. 59-64). Melbourne, Victoria, Australia: Australian
Library and Information Association.
h. Online document
Johnson, A. (2000). Abstract Computing Machines. Springer Berlin
Heidelberg. Retrieved March 30, 2006, from SpringerLink
http://springerlink.com/content/w25154. DOI: 10.1007/b138965.
Osgood, D. W., and Wilson, J. K. (1990). Covariation of adolescent
health problems. Lincoln: University of Nebraska. (NTIS No. PB 91-154
j. Government publication
Ministerial Council on Drug Strategy. (1997). The national drug
strategy: Mapping the future. Canberra: Australian Government Publishing
MANUSCRIPT REVIEW PROCEDURE
The editor of a peer-reviewed journal is responsible for deciding which
articles submitted to the journal should be published, and, moreover, is
accountable for everything published in the journal. In making these
decisions, the editor may be guided by the policies of the journal’s
editorial board as well as by legal requirements regarding libel,
copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editor may confer with other
editors or reviewers when making publication decisions. The editor
maintain the integrity of the academic record, preclude business needs
from compromising intellectual and ethical standards, and always be
willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and
apologies when needed. The editor evaluate manuscripts for intellectual
content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious
belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the
author(s). The editor do not disclose any information about a manuscript
under consideration to anyone other than the author(s), reviewers and
potential reviewers, and in some instances the editorial board members,
The editor is guided by COPE’s Guidelines (https://publicationethics.org/resources/guidelines)
for Retracting Articles when considering retracting, issuing expressions
of concern about, and issuing corrections pertaining to articles that
have been published in GEODESY and CARTOGRAPHY.
Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and,
through the editorial communication with the author, may also assist the
author in improving the manuscript.
Any manuscripts received for review is treated as confidential
documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except if
authorized by the editor.
Manuscript evaluations are assigned one of four outcomes: Accept
without changes, accept after changes suggested by reviewer, rate
manuscript once again after major changes and another review, reject,
Manuscripts requiring minor revision (accept after changes suggested
by reviewer) not require a second review. All manuscripts receiving
a "Rate manuscript once again after major changes and another
review " evaluation must be subjected to a second review. Rejected
manuscripts are given no further consideration. Normally, manuscripts
that receive a "Rate manuscript once again after major changes
and another review " decision have only one additional chance for
revision and the revised version should be uploaded to the Editorial
System within six weeks. If the author(s) failed to make satisfactory
changes, the manuscript is rejected. On acceptance, manuscripts are
subject to editorial amendment to suit house style. The article should
be withdraw due to technical reason (e.g. names of authors are
placed in the text, lack of references, or inappropriate r structure of
the text) or plagiarism (more than 30% of plagiarism).
Reviewers are requested to provide theirs comments in two forms;
confidential information for Editors (it will not appear in the review
sent to the authors) and information for Authors are included. Reviewers
are also requested to answer YES/NO to the questions included in a
review form. These will be useful for the Editorial Board to assess the
quality of the manuscript. If NO answer is provided, please justify.
Transfer of Copyright Agreement
Once the paper is initially accepted, the authors are assumed to have
transferred the copyright of the paper to the publisher.
GEODESY AND CARTOGRAPHY is published in Open Access, which means that
all articles are available on the internet to all users immediately upon
publication free of charge for the readers. Authors are invited so a
declaration that they are ready to cover the costs of printing their
article. In addition, each color page will be charged an additional fee
according to the current cost of printing. Otherwise, the paper will be
printed in black-white. More details see in Information for Authors https://www.editorialsystem.com/geocart/