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Author Guidelines

Before your submission, please check that your manuscript has been prepared in accordance to the step-by-step instructions for submitting a manuscript to our online submission system.

Manuscript Format
Your manuscript should be in MS Word. You are advised to download the document, EnPress Manuscript Submission Template, as a template or for more details on preparing your submissions to Journal of Geography and Cartography for consideration.
All manuscripts must be written in clear, comprehensible English. Both British and American English are accepted. Usage of non-English words should be kept to a minimum and all must be italicized with the exception of “e.g.”, “i.e.” and “etc.” If you have concerns about the level of English in your submission, please ensure that it is proofread before submission by a native English speaker or a scientific editing service.

Types of Submissions Accepted
Journal of Geography and Cartography accepts 8 types of manuscripts – original research articles, reviews, editorials, reports, letters, brief commentaries, perspectives and methods. Please read further for the definition of each type and select the appropriate option in the submission system. Submissions exceeding the suggested requirements such as ‘entire manuscript length’ will still be processed for consideration and peer review. However, article processing charges will differ in exceptional cases. The article processing charge will then be determined on a case-by-case basis.


Original research articles: scientific articles on original basic and applied research and/or analysis.


Review articles: a summary highlighting recent developments and current/future trends of the field.

Editorials: Solicited concise commentary highlighting prominent topics in the Journal issue. These are the official opinions of the editors of the journal or special issue. 

Case Reports: it summarizes the execution of a collaborative research program that is directly related to the advancement of Geography and Cartography. 

Letters: Letters to the Editor-in-Chief/authorship (please specify) are the comments from reader(s) about individual articles. These letters must be constructive and contribute to the development of individual articles published or the entire journal.

Brief Commentaries : Unsolicited commentaries or analysis from reader(s) targeting specific published articles in the journal. 

Perspectives: These are author’s personal opinions on a subject/topic. Unlike Review articles, Perspective articles may cover a more specific, narrow part of the field. However, these are still required to uphold the spirit of academia to be objective as well as aim to initiate or further discussions and novel experimental procedures in the field. Therefore, it will undergo peer review and be indexed if accepted.

Methods: it presents new or improved version of experimental methods, tests or procedures pertaining to the field of Geography and Cartography.


Cover Letter
All submissions should include a cover letter as a separate file. A cover letter should contain a brief explanation of what was previously known, the conceptual advancement with the findings and its significance to broad readership. The cover letter is confidential and will be read only by the editors. It will not be seen by reviewers.


Manuscript Submission Template

Title
FIRST Author1, SECOND Author2, THIRD Author3*
1 Department, University Name, City, Country
2 Affiliation
3 Affiliation
*Corresponding Author: Name, Corresponding address, State ZIP/Zone, Country; email address


ABSTRACT
Use the word “ABSTRACT” as the title, boldface type, centered relative to the column, fully capitalized. The length of the abstract should be 200 words or less. It should briefly state the purpose, method and results of the paper. All manuscripts must be in English.

Keywords: Please use about 3 to 5 keywords; capitalize the first letter; separated by semi-colon.

1. Introduction
Please follow the steps outlined below when submitting your final draft to the EnPress Publisher. These guidelines include complete descriptions of the fonts, spacing, and related information for producing your manuscript.

2. Main Title
2.1 Sub-heading
Capitalize the first letter. Please initially capitalize only the first word in other titles, including section titles and first, second, and third-order headings.
2.1.1 Sub-subheading
Sub-subheadings should be typeset with only the first word capitalized.

3. Tables
Place tables as close as possible to the text they refer to and aligned center. A table is labeled Table and given a number (e.g., Table 1. Sample Datasheet) it should be numbered consecutively, and the title shall be displayed above  the table, aligned center and bold face, no additional blank line.
In cases where the tables need to be extended over to the second page, the continuation of the table should be preceded by a caption, e.g., “Table 1 (Continued)”. Footnotes in tables should be written in superscript lowercase letters and placed below the table.


                                         Table 1. Table label


4. Figures
Place figures as close as possible to the text they refer to and aligned center. Photos, graphs, charts or diagram should be labeled Figure (do not abbreviate), and assigned a number consecutively (Figure 1). The title should appear underneath the figure, aligned center, no additional blank line.

For example:

 

                         Figure 1. Figure label

5. Equations
Including symbols and equations in the text, the variable name and style must be consistent with those in the equations. Equations should be indented at the left margin and numbered at the right margin, equation number is enclosed with open and close parenthesis (). Do not put the equations inside the inserted table.

For example:


Conflict of Interest
Declaration of conflict of interest. If no conflict of interest, please state that: The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


Acknowledgments
The acknowledgments section is not required, and it may appear just before the references if possible. It is the section where the authors may credit others for their guidance or help in writing the manuscript. Funding sources or sponsorship information may be included here if possible.

Appendix A. This is the Appendix
Supplementary materials that are excluded in the main body of the paper may be included in the appendices. These include derivations of equations and details of algorithms. Appendices should be used only when advanced technical details are essential to the paper.

References
List and number all bibliographical references that has important contribution on the paper, (if possible, limit to 30, which only are necessary citations are recommended). When referenced in the text, enclose the citation number in square brackets, for example [1]. (See examples below)

1) Journal Article
Format as following: numerical order, double blank, name (family name, abbreviation of first name; use et al. if more than three authors) point, title of the cited article, journal title, year of publication, semi-colon, volume number, issue number with brackets, colon, initial and last page number.
For example:
1. Tom C, John EF, Matt GH, et al. Study on persistent organic pollutants in Southern Town. Journal of Smart Construction 2013; 1(2):5–8.


2) Book
Format as following: the author's name. book title. city of publication: publisher; year of publication. p. initial and last page number.
For example:
1. Ohlsen MM, Horne AM, Lowe CF. Group counselling. New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston; 1988. p. 416.

 

 

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  5. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review should be followed.
 

Copyright Notice

The Author(s) warrant that permission to publish the article has not been previously assigned elsewhere.

Author(s) shall retain the copyright of their work and grant the Journal/Publisher right for the first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under: 

 Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0). This license allows for the copying, distribution and transmission of the work, provided the correct attribution of the original creator is stated. Adaptation and remixing are also permitted.

 

This broad license intends to facilitate free access to, as well as the unrestricted reuse of, original works of all types for non-commercial purposes.

 

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