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Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing

Posted in February 1, 2024

As an open access journal, GEO DATA will follow the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing.

Sixteen check list of compliance of the journal to the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing published September 15, 2022 (joint statement by Committee on Publication Ethics [COPE], Directory of Open Access Journals [DOAJ], and the Open Access Scholarly Publishing Association [OASPA] was as follows:



1. Name of Journal

The official journal title is GEO DATA. Abbreviated title is GEO DATA.

2. Website

The URL of the official journal website is The GEO DATA managing team endeavors to make a good website. GEO DATA website demonstrates that care has been taken to ensure high ethical and professional standards. It does not contain any misleading information, including any attempt to mimic another journal/publisher’s site.

Aims and scope:
Types of manuscripts:
Authorship criteria:
eISSN: 2713-5004(GEO DATA is published electronic only.)

3. Journal Schedule

GEO DATA is published four times a year (31 March, 30 June, 30 September, 31 December).

4. Archiving

It is accessible without barrier from Korea Citation Index ( GEO DATA provides the electronic backup and preservation of access to the journal content in the event the journal is no longer published by archiving in Korea Citation Index.

5. Copyright

All published papers become the permanent property of GeoAI Data Society. Copyrights of all published materials are owned by GeoAI Data Society. Every author should sign the copyright transfer agreement forms (

6. Licensing

GEO DATA is an Open Access journal distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-commercial License(


7. Publication Ethics and Related Editorial Policies

GEO DATA follows the Guideline on Good Publication of COPE (

Our publication ethics and related editorial policies are displayed on the Code of Ethics tab ( and Editorial Policy tab ( and Instruction to Authors tab ( of the journal website.

The Editorial Board GEO DATA carefully examines whether all submitted manuscripts abide the ethical guidelines of COPE. The published articles should include the statements of disclosure of conflict of interest, funding information, and data availability statement.

When the journal faces suspected cases of research and publication misconduct such as a redundant (duplicate) publication, plagiarism, fabricated data, changes in authorship, undisclosed conflicts of interest, an ethical problem discovered with the submitted manuscript, a reviewer who has appropriated an author’s idea or data, complaints against editors, and other issues, the resolving process will follow the flowchart provided by COPE ( The Editorial Board of GEO DATA will discuss the suspected cases and reach a decision. GEO DATA will not hesitate to publish erratum, corrigendum, clarification, retraction, and apology when needed.

8. Peer Review

GEO DATA has an online submission and peer review system at
GEO DATA reviews all manuscripts received. A manuscript is first reviewed for its format and adherence to the aims and scope of the journal. If the manuscript meets these two criteria, it is dispatched to three investigators in the field with relevant knowledge.
GEO DATA adopts double blind review, which means that the reviewers and authors cannot identify each others’ information. The authors’ names and affiliations are removed during peer review.
Assuming the manuscript is sent to reviewers, GEO DATA waits to receive opinions from at least two reviewers. In addition, if deemed necessary, a review of DATA may be requested. The acceptance criteria for all papers are based on the quality and originality of the research and its scientific significance. Acceptance of the manuscript is decided based on the critiques and recommended decision of the reviewers.
An initial decision will normally be made within 4 weeks of receipt of a manuscript, and the reviewers’ comments are sent to the corresponding author by e-mail. The corresponding author must indicate the alterations that have been made in response to the reviewers’ comments item by item. If the revised version is not received within 90 days after requesting the author to revise the article without any special reason, the review may be terminated without publishing the article. A final decision on acceptance/rejection for publication is forwarded to the corresponding author from the editor.
All manuscripts from editors, employees, or members of the editorial board are processed same to other unsolicited manuscripts. During the review process, submitters will not engage in the decision process. Editors will not handle their own manuscripts although they are commissioned ones.
We neither guarantee the acceptance without review nor very short peer review times for unsolicited manuscripts. Commissioned manuscripts also reviewed before publication.

9. Access

GEO DATA is an open access journal. A free full-text service, both in XML and PDF formats, is available immediately upon publication without an embargo period.


10. Ownership and Management

This journal is owned by the publisher, GeoAI Data Society ( The journal is managed by the Management Team.

11. Advisory Body

The advisory body is the journal’s editorial boards. The full names and affiliations of the journal’s editors are displayed on the Editorial Boards tab ( of the journal website.

12. Management Team and Contact Information

Management team is displayed on the Management Team tab (, and contact information is displayed on the Contact Us tab ( of the journal website.

Editorial Office
#816, 8-13, Gwangpyeong-ro 56-gil, Gangnam-gu, 06367 Seoul, South Korea
Tel: +82-2-6677-5682


13. Author Fees

The author must pay the specified fee for the paper published in the Journal. Detailed information is displayed on the Fee tab ( of the journal website.

14. Other Revenue

Revenue sources of journal were from the support of publisher (GeoAI Data Society), Korea Government’s support, and advertising rates.

15. Advertising

GEO DATA accepts advertisements. The policy of advertising is displayed on the Editorial Policy ( tab of the journal website.

16. Direct Marketing

Journal propagation has been done through the journal web site and distribution of an introduction pamphlet. Invitations to submit a manuscript are usually focused on the presenters at conferences, seminars, or workshops if the topic is related to the journal’s aims and scope.