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Author Guidelines

Geoplanning: Journal of Geomatics and Planning (E-ISSN: 2355-6544), is an open access journal (e-journal) focusing on the scientific works in the field of applied geomatics technologies for urban and regional planning including GIS, Remote Sensing and Satellite Image Processing. The articles are published twice per year (2 issues per year). This journal is developed by the Geomatics and Planning Laboratory, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Diponegoro University and has been identified in crossref with a DOI number: 10.14710/geoplanning.

1. General Author Guidelines

All manuscripts must be submitted to Geoplanning Editorial Office by Online Submission at E-Journal portal address:,

where author register as Author and/or offered as Reviewer by online. If authors have any problems on the online submission, please contact Editorial Office at the following email:

2. Manuscript Template

Manuscript should be prepared according to the following author guidelines in the MS Word article template: 

3. Reviewing of manuscripts

Every submitted paper is independently reviewed (double blind peer-reviewers). Decision for publication, amendment, or rejection is based upon their reports/recommendations. If reviewers consider a manuscript unsuitable for publication in this journal, a statement explaining the basis for the decision will be sent to the authors within two months of the submission date.

4. Revision of manuscripts

Manuscripts sent back to the authors for revision should be returned to the editor without delay. Revised manuscripts can be sent to editorial office through the Online Submission Interface ( or  email: The revised manuscripts returned later than three months will be considered as new submissions.

5. Editorial Office of GJGP

All correspondences should be sent to the following Editorial Office:

Prof. Dr.rer.nat. Imam Buchori

Geomatics and Planning Laboratory Building B 3rd Floor. Departement of Urban and Regional Planning Diponegoro University Kampus UNDIP Tembalang, Semarang 50275, Phone: +62 24 7460701, email:

6. Author Fee (Page Charge)

Geoplanning: Journal of Geomatics and Planning  is an open access international journal. Author manuscript submission will be sponsored by Geomatics and Planning Laboratory. Therefore, submitted paper will not be charged for article processing. Readers can read and download any full-text articles for free of charge.

7. User Rights

All articles published Open Access will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download.  We are continuously working with our author communities to select the best choice of license options, currently being defined for this journal as follows:

• Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-ShareAlike (CC BY-NC-SA)

8. Manuscript Preparation Guidelines

a.  General Organization of Paper

The paper will be published in GJGP after peer-reviewed process and decided “Accepted” by Editor. The final paper layout will be reproduced by Editorial Office of GJGP. The final paper layout in PDF type, known as “Uncorrected Proof” should be corrected by Author.

b. Body Text

The body of the text is a set of body text paragraphs defined as follows:

  • 11pt Calibri
  • One-half space, defined as 6pt
  • Spacing after the heading is 3pt
  • Spacing before the new heading is 12pt

c.  Tables

Tables are sequentially numbered with the table title and number above the table. Tables should be centered in the column OR on the page (see template of GJGP).

d. Figures

Figures are sequentially numbered commencing at 1 with the figure title and number above the figure as shown in Figure 1. Detailed recommendations for figures are as follows:

  • Ensure that figures are clear and legible with typed letterings.
  • Black & white or colored figures are allowed.
  • Hard copy illustrations should, preferably, be scanned and included in the electronic version of the submission in an appropriate format as follows:
    • BMP - Microsoft bitmap file
    • WMF - Windows Metafile Format
    • GIF-Graphic Intercahange Format
    • JPG - Joint Photographic Group

f.  Manuscript Format

Manuscript should be typed using word processors (Microsoft Word or Open Office) software. The font used throughout the paper  is calibri.  The paper size is A4 (i.e., 210 x 297 mm), one-column format Page numbers should be included in the text located in footer section of each page. Use of pronouns such as I, we etc is to be avoided.

Manuscript submitted to this journal should follow the heading below, except for the review article: Title; Authors Name; Authors Affiliation; Abstract; Keywords; Introduction; Data and Methods; Results and Discussion; Conclusions; Acknowledgments; and References.

g.  Paper Title

This is your opportunity to attract the reader’s attention. Remember that readers are the potential authors who will cite your article. Identify the main issue of the paper. Begin with the subject of the paper. The title should be accurate, unambiguous, specific, and complete. Do not contain infrequently-used abbreviations.

h. Authors Name and Affiliations

Write Author(s) names without title and professional positions such as Prof, Dr, Production Manager, etc. Do not abbreviate your last/family name. Always give your First and Last names. Write clear affiliation of all Authors. Affiliation includes: name of department/unit, (faculty), name of university, address, country.

Present/permanent address. If an author has moved since the work described in the article was done, or was visiting at the time, a 'Present address' (or 'Permanent address') may be indicated as a footnote to that author's name. The address at which the author actually did the work must be retained as the main, affiliation address. Superscript Arabic numerals are used for such footnotes.

i. Abstract and Keywords

Abstract should stand alone, means that no citation in abstract. Consider it the advertisement of your article. Abstract should tell the prospective reader what you did and highlight the key findings. Avoid using technical jargon and uncommon abbreviations. You must be accurate, brief, clear and specific. Use words which reflect the precise meaning, Abstract should be precise and honest. Please follow word limitations (100‐300 words).

Keywords are the labels of your manuscript and critical to correct indexing and searching. Therefore the keywords should represent the content and highlight of your article. Use only those abbreviations that are firmly established in the field. e.g. GIS.

j.  Introduction

In Introduction, Authors should state the objectives of the work at the end of introduction section. Before the objective, Authors should provide an adequate background, and very short literature survey in order to record the existing solutions/method, to show which is the best of previous researches, to show the main limitation of the previous researches, to show what do you hope to achieve (to solve the limitation), and to show the scientific merit or novelties of the paper.

K. Data and Methods

Data and methods should make readers be able to reproduce the analysis. Provide sufficient detail to allow the work to be reproduced. Methods already published should be indicated by a reference: only relevant modifications should be described.

l. Results and Discussion

Results should be clear and concise. The results should summarize (scientific) findings rather than providing data in great detail. Please highlight differences between your results or findings and the previous publications by other researchers.

m.  Conclusions

Conclusions should answer the objectives of research. Tells how your work advances the field from the present state of knowledge. Without clear Conclusions, reviewers and readers will find it difficult to judge the work, and whether or not it merits publication in the journal.

n. Acknowledgment

Recognize those who helped in the research, especially funding supporter of your research.

o. References

Cite the main scientific publications on which your work is based. Cite only items that you have read. Do not inflate the manuscript with too many references. Avoid excessive self‐citations. Avoid excessive citations of publications from the same region. Check each reference against the original source (authors name, volume, issue, year). Please use Reference Manager Applications like EndNote, Mendeley, Zotero, etc. Use other published articles in the same journal as models.

All publications cited in the text should be included as a list of references. Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa).

p. Example of References (APA 6th Style)\

Arnold, J. G., et al. (2013). Soil & Water Assessment Tool: Input/output documentation. Version 2012. Texas Water Resources Institute, TR-439, 650. Retrieved from  ← Book

Brimicombe, A. (10 August 2011). Citing Internet sources URL http://www.eei- ←Website

Clancey, W.J. (1979). Transfer of Rule-Based Expertise through a Tutorial Dialogue. PhD Dissertation, Department of Computer Science, Stanford University. ←Thesis

Clark, B.C  (2011). AGB for Predicting Urban Growth. In Proceedings of the ISPRS, 200-210. Bali, Indonesia : International Conferences on Remote Sensing, Inc. ←Conferences

Dragicevic, S., Terence, L., & Shivanand, B. (2015). GIS-based multicriteria evaluation with multiscale analysis to characterize urban landslide susceptibility in data-scarce environments. Habitat International45(2), 114–125. doi:10.1016/j.habitatint.2014.06.031. ← Journal


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in MS Word or Open Office Word, the manuscript should follow the author guidelines and manuscript Template
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. Please Check each reference against the original source (authors name, volume, issue, year). Please use Reference Manager Applications like EndNote, Mendeley, Zotero, etc. Use other published articles in the same journal as models. All publications cited in the text should be included as a list of references. Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa).

  5. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.