Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

  1. Geography Education
  2. Physical Geography
  3. Human Geography,
  4. Regional Planning and Development,
  5. Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems


Section Policies


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Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



  1. This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...


Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Submission: 0.00 (IDR)
Authors do not pay Article Submission Fees or Free as part of the submission process to contribute to review costs.

Article Publication: 0.00 (IDR)
Authors do not pay Article Publication Fees or Free as part of the publication process.


Peer Reviewers

Prof. Dr. Chatarina Muryani, Universitas Sebelas Maret, Indonesia

Uca Sideng, S.Si., M.P., Ph.D., Universitas Negeri Makassar, Indonesia

Dr. Djafar Mey, S.P., M.Si, Universitas Halu Oleo, Indonesia (non aktif)

Dr. Eng. Sri Maryati, S.Si., Universitas Negeri Gorontalo, Indonesia

Dr Eko Budiyanto, Universitas Negeri Surabaya, Indonesia

La Ode Amaluddin, S.Pd., M.Pd., Universitas Halu Oleo, Indonesia

Fahrudi Ahwan Ikhsan, S.Pd., M.Pd., Universitas Negeri Jember, Indonesia

Nasarudin, S.Pd., M.Pd., Universitas Sembilanbelas November Kolaka, Indonesia

Ahmad Iskandar, S.Pd., M.Sc., Universitas Sembilanbelas November Kolaka, Indonesia

Erik Febriarta, S.Si., M.Sc., lnstitut Teknologi Yogyakarta

Rizki Adriadi Ghiffari, S.T., M.Sc., Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia


Join us a reviewer.

Please contact: geographica_gsej@usn.ac.id


Editorial Team

Editor in Chief

Gaby Nanda Kharisma, S.Pd., M.Sc., Universitas Sembilanbelas November Kolaka, Indonesia.

Eko Hariyadi, S.Pd., M.Pd., Universitas Sembilanbelas November Kolaka, Indonesia.


Editorial Boards

Andri Estining Sejati, S.Pd., M.Pd., Universitas Sembilanbelas November Kolaka, Indonesia

Andi Baso Sofyan A. P., S. Pd., M. Sc., Politeknik Pertanian Negeri Samarinda, Indonesia

Yuni Andriyani Safitri, S. Pd., M. Sc., Universitas Khairun, Indonesia

Samsi Awal, S.Pd., M.Pd., Universitas Sembilanbelas November Kolaka, Indonesia

Sudarwin Kamur,S.Pd., M.Pd., Universitas Sembilanbelas November Kolaka, Indonesia



Publication Ethics


A ‘code of conduct’ which outlines desired behavior and obligations of members of the scientific profession is needed in the publication of an article in peer-reviewed journal. Such of a code of conduct attempts to optimize the advantages of science to society and the profession. The advancement of science necessitates the sharing of knowledge, even though this may sometimes forego any immediate personal advantage.

The publication of scientific research in journals is one of the fundamental ways in which Geographica: Science and Education Journal (GSEJ) serves the geography science communities. For this purpose, editors, reviewers, authors, and publishers have to maintain the high ethical standard relating to the publication of manuscripts in the Geographica: Science and Education Journal (GSEJ).


Editors have the following responsibilities:

  • To decide which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. Editors are accountable and responsible for everything they publish.
  • To make a decision to accept or reject a manuscript for publication with reference only to the manuscript’s importance, originality and clarity, and its relevance to the journal.
  • To acknowledge receipt of submitted manuscripts and to ensure the fair, efficient and timely review process of submitted manuscripts.
  • To assess manuscripts for the intellectual subject matter disregarding race, gender, religious belief, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors. 
  • To guarantee that submitted manuscripts are handled in a confidential conduct, with no details being disclosed to anyone, with the exception of the reviewers, without the permission of the author, until a decision has been taken as to whether the manuscript is to be published.
  • Not unveil any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone excluding the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.
  • Not to use for their own research, work reported in unpublished submitted articles.
  • To act in response to any suggestions of scientific misconduct or to convincing evidence that the main substance or conclusions of a published manuscript is mistaken, usually through consultation with the author. This may necessitate the publication of a formal withdrawal or amendment.
  • To determine rationally responsive measures when ethical objections have been presented concerning a submitted manuscript or published paper, in association with the publisher (or society).


Reviewers should:

  • Only agree to review manuscripts for which they have the subject expertise required to conduct an appropriate evaluation and which they can assess in a timely manner.
  • Acknowledge that peer review is a reciprocal effort and undertake to conduct their fair share of reviewing and in a timely manner.
  • Be objective and constructive in their reviews, abstaining from being hostile and from making offensive personal remarks.
  • Have a non-influenced review, neither by the author’s nationality, religious nor political beliefs’ of the author, gender nor other characteristics of the authors, nor by commercial considerations.
  • Treat any manuscripts received for review as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.
  • Not use information obtained during the peer-review process for their own or any other person’s or organization’s advantage or to disadvantage or discredit others.
  • Recognize relevant published work that has not been referred by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be completed by pertinent reference.
  • State all possible conflicting interests, looking for recommendation from the journal if they are hesitant whether something constitutes a relevant interest.


Authors have the following responsibilities:

  • To present a report of the research that has been conducted in an ethical and responsible manner.
  • To present their results clearly, truthfully, and without fraudulent, misrepresentation or improper data manipulation.
  • To provide, if needed, the unprocessed data in connection with a paper for editorial review.
  • To ensure that the work they submitted is an original work. If the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or referred. Plagiarism in all its forms comprises unethical publishing manners and is intolerable.
  • To describe their methods clearly and explicitly so that their findings can be confirmed by others.
  • Take collective responsibility for submitted and published work.
  • The authorship of research publications should precisely reveal individuals’ contributions to the work and its reporting.
  • To disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.
  • To report without delay the journal editor or publisher if an author notices a major inaccuracy or erroneousness in his/her own published work. He/she has to collaborate with the editor to withdraw or correct the paper.


Publishers should:

  • Define the relationship between publisher, editor and other parties in a contract.
  • Respect privacy (for example, for research participants, for authors, for reviewers).
  • Defend intellectual property and copyright.
  • Promote editorial independence.
  • Work with journal editors to:
    • Regulate journal policies appropriately and aspire to meet those policies, particularly with respect to: editorial independence; research ethics; authorship; clearness and honesty; peer review; appeals and complaints.
    • Inform journal policies to authors, readers, reviewers.
    • Evaluate journal policies periodically.
    • Preserve the integrity of the academic record.
    • Support the parties in charge for the investigation of suspected research and publication misconduct and, where possible, assist in the resolution of these problems.
    • Issue amendments, clarifications, and retractions.
    • Publish content on a timely basis.


Journal History

This journal was first published in January 2020 with the support of the geography education study program, Faculty, and University.






Copyright Notice

Copyright Notice

License and Copyright Agreement
In submitting the manuscript to the journal, the authors certify that:

  • They are authorized by their co-authors to enter into these arrangements.
  • The work described has not been formally published before, except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture, review, thesis, or overlay journal.
  • That it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere,
  • That its publication has been approved by all the author(s) and by the responsible authorities – tacitly or explicitly – of the institutes where the work has been carried out.
  • They secure the right to reproduce any material that has already been published or copyrighted elsewhere.
  • They agree to the following license and copyright agreement.

Authors who publish with GEOGRAPHICA: SCIENCE AND EDUCATION JOURNAL agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY-SA 4.0) that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgment of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal. 
  2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgment of its initial publication in this journal.
  3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work.

Licensing for Data Publication

GEOGRAPHICA: SCIENCE AND EDUCATION JOURNAL use a variety of waivers and licenses, that are specifically designed for and appropriate for the treatment of data:

Other data publishing licenses may be allowed as exceptions (subject to approval by the editor on a case-by-case basis) and should be justified with a written statement from the author, which will be published with the article.


Open Data and Software Publishing and Sharing

The journal strives to maximize the replicability of the research published in it. Authors are thus required to share all data, code or protocols underlying the research reported in their articles. Exceptions are permitted but have to be justified in a written public statement accompanying the article.
Datasets and software should be deposited and permanently archived inappropriate, trusted, general, or domain-specific repositories (please consult http://service.re3data.org and/or software repositories such as GitHubGitLabBioinformatics.org, or equivalent). The associated persistent identifiers (e.g. DOI, or others) of the dataset(s) must be included in the data or software resources section of the article. Reference(s) to datasets and software should also be included in the reference list of the article with DOIs (where available). Where no domain-specific data repository exists, authors should deposit their datasets in a general repository such as ZENODODryadDataverse, or others. Small data may also be published as data files or packages supplementary to a research article, however, the authors should prefer in all cases a deposition in data repositories.