Article 1 (Purpose)
The purpose of this guideline is to stipulate the review process for papers submitted to GEO DATA journal (hereinafter referred to as papers).
Article 2 (Reception)
The editorial committee receives manuscripts from authors who wish to publish them in accordance with the submission rules and proceeds with the review process.
Article 3 (Selection of Judges)
- The accepted papers are assigned by the editor-in-chief to editors by the field of expertise.
- The editorial board selects two appropriate reviewers based on their knowledge and experience and requests to review within 15 days from the date of receipt.
- The editorial committee excludes reviewers belonging to the same institution as the thesis author (s).
Article 4 (Request for Examination)
The submitted papers are reviewed anonymously. That is, the names of the reviewers and the authors of the thesis are made anonymous.
Article 5 (Examination Period)
- The reviewers must notify the review results online within 21 days from the date of receipt of the request for review.
- If the result of review is not submitted within the deadline, the request for review may be dismissed.
Article 6 (Examination and Judgment)
- After peer-review process and receive at least two reviews, the editor is responsible for the final decision regarding acceptance or rejection of articles, which will be one of the following:
- Accept after Minor Revisions: Papers that can be published without revision or papers that are recommended to be revised due to partial inadequacies in the contents. The paper is in principle accepted after revision based on the reviewer’s comments. Authors are given five days for minor revisions.
- Reconsider after Major Revisions: Papers that require significant revisions in the contents or format of the paper, and the author must revise according to the reviewers ‘comments. The author needs to provide a point by point response or provide a rebuttal if some of the reviewer’s comments cannot be revised. The revised version will be returned to the reviewer for further comments. Finally, the editor can determine whether or not the revision is appropriate.
- Reject: Papers will be disqualified because of following reasons
Papers that are found to have been plagiarized from a manuscript by other authors, whether published or unpublished;
Papers in which data collection procedures and methods are not clear;
Papers that do not significantly differ from previously published papers;
Papers that are significantly different from the aims and scope of the journal;
Papers do not meet the journal’s format.
- If the author intends to re-submit a rejected paper as a new submission, it is permitted after significant revision. In this case, two new reviewers are appointed instead of previous reviewers.
- If the reviewer determines that the English abstract needs to be corrected, it may be revised by a professional English editor.
Article 7 (judgment of publication status)
After a comprehensive evaluation by the editorial board based on the comments of two referees, the thesis will be published.
Article 8 (Appeal and Final Judgment)
- The authors can anonymously exchange opinions with the reviewers about the content of their submissions and the reviews’ comments and suggestions through the editorial committee.
- The reviewers must faithfully review the revised version and clearly state their opinions about the paper through the editorial committee.
Article 9 (Revision of Papers)
- The authors must revise the paper according to the reviews’ comments and recommendations, and submit the answer and the revised version through the online submission system.
- Authors are given 3 months for revisions. If the revised version does not receive without any special reason, the review process may be terminated without publishing the manuscript.
Article 10 (Dissertation)
- Once accepted, the author will be requested to submit the final revised version of thesis and provide the items required for the publication.
- In principle, the order of publication of the thesis is decided based on the subject and the accepted date.
Article 11 (Obligations of Contributors)
- The thesis submitted to GEO DATA journal should neither be published previously nor be under consideration for publication in another journal. If any evidence confirmed that the thesis has been submitted for publication elsewhere, the review process will be terminated.
- Authors are expected to comply with the ethical publication policies of GEO DATA journal when submitting papers.
- This regulation has been implemented from December 1, 2019.