Publication Ethics

The Advances in Geomatics (AIG) is committed to upholding the highest standards of publication ethics and integrity. The journal follows the guidelines and principles set forth by reputable organizations such as the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Authors' Responsibilities:

  • Authors should ensure that their research is original, accurate, and ethically conducted. They should provide a clear and transparent account of the methodology, data, and results, and accurately cite and acknowledge the work of others.
  • Authors should ensure that their submitted manuscript is not under consideration for publication elsewhere and has not been previously published. Proper acknowledgment should be given to all sources of data and funding.
  • Authors should disclose any potential conflicts of interest that may influence the research or its interpretation.
  • Authors should promptly inform the journal if they discover any significant errors or inaccuracies in their published work and cooperate with the editors to rectify any such issues.

Editors' Responsibilities:

  • Editors are responsible for maintaining the integrity of the publication process and ensuring the fair and unbiased evaluation of submitted manuscripts.
  • Editors should treat all submitted manuscripts with confidentiality, ensuring that they are reviewed objectively and without any form of discrimination based on factors such as race, gender, ethnicity, religion, or nationality.
  • Editors should strive to provide timely and constructive feedback to authors and maintain a transparent and efficient peer review process.
  • Editors should assess manuscripts based on their scientific merit, originality, and relevance, without any influence from commercial or personal interests.
  • Editors should be alert to potential conflicts of interest and recuse themselves from handling manuscripts if they have any competing interests.

Reviewers' Responsibilities:

  • Reviewers play a critical role in maintaining the quality of published research. They should review manuscripts objectively, providing fair and constructive feedback to help authors improve their work.
  • Reviewers should maintain the confidentiality of the review process and not use or disclose any information from the reviewed manuscripts without explicit permission from the journal.
  • Reviewers should promptly alert the editors if they become aware of any ethical concerns, potential conflicts of interest, or instances of plagiarism or research misconduct in the reviewed manuscript.

Plagiarism and Research Misconduct:

  • Plagiarism in any form is strictly prohibited. Authors should ensure that their work is original and properly cite and acknowledge the work of others.
  • The journal takes allegations of research misconduct seriously. If any such concerns are raised, the editors will investigate the matter following established procedures and guidelines.

Corrections, Retractions, and Errata:

  • The journal acknowledges that errors or inaccuracies may occur despite the best efforts of authors, editors, and reviewers. In such cases, the journal will work with the authors to publish timely corrections, retractions, or errata as required.

The publication ethics guidelines of AIG are designed to foster the highest standards of integrity and quality in scientific publishing. By adhering to these principles, we aim to promote trust, transparency, and credibility in the research community.