Geomatics and Environmental Engineering use a double-blind peer review process before publishing newly submitted manuscripts. This means that Authors and Reviewers do not know each other's identities.
To facilitate this, authors must ensure that their manuscripts are prepared in such a way as not to give away their identity. Submission should include the article file and title page as two separate files. Identifying authors (names, affiliations, sources of funding, acknowledgments and authors contributions) should be included only in the title page file. In the text of the article, the third person should be used when referring to work that the authors have undertaken previously, and ensure that figures do not include the authors' identifier and affiliation. The file with the article text should have the properties removed.
All submissions are initially assessed by the Editorial Board for suitability for the journal and checked for similarity to other already published work (we use iThenticate for this purpose).
Papers deemed suitable are then sent to at least a minimum of two independent reviewers to assess their scientific quality. Reviewers are recruited from entities outside the Authorâ€™s home institution. Since 2012, a reviewer list of articles published during the calendar year is included in the print version of issue 4 of each year and here: 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012.
Reviews are done using a form and conclude with an unambiguous recommendation as to whether the article should be published or rejected. The form is automatically available after acceptance of invitation for review process
Articles with all positive reviews are improved by an English native speaker before final acceptance.
The Editorial Board is responsible for the final decision regarding the acceptance or rejection of articles. The decision of the Editorial Board is final.
The whole review process takes a minimum of 2 months. The stages of the review process and their minimal duration are shown in the scheme below.
The final date of publication is dependent on the number of manuscripts that are already waiting for publishing.