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Plagiarism Policy

The Editorial Office of Geomatics and Information Science of Wuhan University uses the plagiarism check function of CNKI Academic Misconduct Literature Check (AMLC) System to examine the similarity of submitted articles before the first review and the online and officially publication of accepted manuscripts. The journal requires that the text similarity can not exceed 10%. The articles with the conditions of plagiarism, duplicate publication, or multiple submissions will be rejected.

Submission Online

To submit a manuscript, please visit the website of Geomatics and Information Science of Wuhan University at http://ch.whu.edu.cn, click the button “Author Login”, and use the Academic Journal Management System. For a new user, please register an “Author Account”, and then submit a manuscript following the guidance.

The detailed contact information of the authors are required in the submission system (please promptly inform the editorial office if there is any change of contacting information). The authors may recommend the qualified reviewers and/or request the exclusion of specific reviewers. Duplicate submission is forbidden. In this case, we will inform the author’s institution and the relevant journal.

Peer Reviewing

All submissions will be reviewed first by the editor, then by the selected reviewers, and finally by the Editor-in-Chief or Deputy Editor-in-Chief. The decision of acceptance or rejection of a manuscript is made by the editorial board member based on thereviewers’ comments. The entire review process may take 90 to 120 days, and the editorial office will inform the author of the decision as soon as the process is completed. If the editorial office fails to make a decision within 180 days, the authors have the rights to decide whether they would withdraw their paper and submit it elsewhere after informing the editorial office .

Acceptance

For the paper with a great breakthrough result, quick publication will be arranged. Generally speaking, it requires 16 weeks on an average for a paper to be reviewed after its submission. After editing and typesetting, page proof is usually sent electronically as email attachments to the corresponding author. The proof plus any minor corrections must be returned to the managing editor within the stated period. Failure to do this will result in delays in publication.

Publication

Articles accepted will be published online first, and then be arranged for official publication. Each article is citable with its DOI number. The printed version will be released with issue and page number according to annual plan.

Fees

No Article Processing Charge(APC) is required for submission and manuscript review. A publication fee is required with 400 RMB for each page. The author can apply for relief to pay if the article meet the regulations of the editorial office.


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