Information for Authors
Peer review is double-blinded and both, authors and reviewers’ identities are kept anonymous. Involvement in the review consists of two reviewers from outside and one editor from the journal.
The editorial team checks if editing requirements are met and the topic is appropriate. The scientific content is sent to two external reviewers. If necessary, the editorial board sends the comments of the reviewers to the authors, so that the latter can make the recommended changes, if necessary. Then, the checked article is sent back to the reviewers.
If at least one of the reviewers considers that the article does not meet the scientific requirements for publication, the Editorial Board can refuse its publication. Evaluation will take into account: importance of debated issues, adequacy of literature review, rigor of methodology used, rigor of analysis (appropriate interpretation), clarity of writing, explanations, concepts, suitability of illustrations and tables, adequacy of abstract (accurate summary of the entire paper) and keywords, adequacy of introduction (purpose and rationale), adequacy of conclusions, accuracy of the title and contribution to the study of GeoPatterns areas of interests.
The submission process requires that authors comply with the following:
The submission has not been previously published, nor was it sent to another journal for consideration.
Manuscripts must be accompanied by certification on the part of the author that the scientific contribution represents the author(s) original work and has not been copyrighted anywhere else. The template for this certification can be downloaded here: GeoPatterns Agreement Letter.doc
The submission file is in Microsoft Word file format.
Where available, DOI URLs for the references must be provided.
The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
Submission of an article implies that the work presented has not been previously published, is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, and its publication is approved by all authors. If accepted, papers will not be published elsewhere, in English or in any other language.
The journal does not have article processing charges (APCs) or article submission charges.
The average number of weeks between submission and publication is 12.
The journal allows readers to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of its articles and allow readers to use them for any other lawful purpose.