OSGeo Journal Submission Guidelines

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General Submission Guidelines

Articles submitted for publication should meet the following requirements:

  • The article topic should be related to the development and use of geospatial software. This could include articles on the following topics:
  • Research on algorithm design, algorithm implementation, data structures, software development methods, utilization of geospatial data.
  • Research on geospatial analysis and cartography.
  • Case studies on the application of open source geospatial software.
  • Tutorials on the use or programming of open source geospatial software.
  • Articles related to geospatial technology and hardware.
  • General computer programming/software development articles on patents, licensing, community development of interest to open source software programmers.

Preference will be given to articles related to geospatial software and open standards and open source technology.

  • Article text should be submitted as a plain text file or an ODT file. Additionally a pdf printout of the article with captions, figures and tables placed in text should be submitted for review.
  • Graphics should be submitted in preliminary form. The Journal Team will work with the article authors to produce the final graphics suitable for the media channels in which the journal is published.
  • The article, once submitted, is released under the Creative Commons by Attribution, NonCommercial, NoDerivs 3.0 Unported license CC BY-NC-ND 3.0.
  • Please include hyperlinks you want published as part of the article text. The Journal Team may also contact you about the addition of appropriate hyperlinks.

Note on Style

The intent of the OSGeo Journal Team is to produce a volume that is easily utilized and applied by software developers and geospatial professionals. Articles should be written in a simple, understandable style. Technical jargon should be avoided when possible and explained when it must be used. All mathematical formulas and concepts should be clearly explained. (The author can assume the reader has a BASIC understanding of geospatial concepts and computer programming. An advanced knowledge of computer science and mathematics should not be assumed.)

Support by the Journal Team

The OSGeo Journal Team wants to assure authors of its commitment to support their writing efforts throughout the submission, peer review, and publication process. The Journal Team has a strong desire to make this process enjoyable for the author and their research team, while still maintaining the integrity of the peer review process. If you have hesitated to publish your research in the past, we encourage you to submit your article to us. Please share with your peers the results of your hard work.