Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Cartography and Geoinformation journal publishes scientific and professional papers from cartography and other fields (geography, geodesy, geology, forestry, agronomy, history, architecture, education...) if they are related to cartography and geoinformation.

By publishing papers which contain new knowledge in cartography and geoinformation, regardless of whether they are about the application of latest discoveries and modern technologies or historical research, the journal wishes to contribute to the development of cartography, its promotion and widespread use of geoinformation.

In addition to scientific and professional papers, the journal publishes reviews, news and announcements which serve to popularise cartography and geoinformation.


Section Policies

Scientific and Professional Papers

In this section papers are published which contain new knowledge in cartography and geoinformation, regardless of whether they are about the application of latest discoveries and modern technologies or historical research. The paper should contribute to the development of cartography and geoinformation.

The journal only publishes unpublished scientific and professional papers not offered to another publisher in the same form at the same time.

Editorial Policy

After reading submitted scientific or professional papers, the Editorial Board does one of the following activities: (1) immediately forwards the paper for reviewing; (2) returns the paper to author or authors with suggestions for improvement; (3) returns the paper to author or authors with an explanation of the decision to not publish the paper.

The author of each paper proposes its type (original scientific paper, preliminary communication, review paper or professional paper) and the final decision about the type of the paper and its publishing is made by Editorial Board based on conclusions of reviewers and the importance of paper content for the journal.

Authors can ask the Editorial Board about the conveniance of publishing their paper at kig@kartografija.hr and facilitate the making of decision whether to send the paper for publishing or not.

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Journal publishes reviews, news, announcements and other contributions which serve to popularise cartography and geoinformation. They are not peer reviewed.

The sections which serve this porpouse are e.g. Doctors and Masters of Science, Book Reviews, Terminology, Student Pages, Presentation of Institutions etc. The most appropriate section can be selected during submission process.

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Peer Review Process

Scientific and professional papers are reviewed by at least two reviewers, at least one of which has to be from abroad. Reviewers are active experts, in principle with a PhD, who work in the research field related to the paper proposed for publishing.

The list of reviewers is published in the journal once a year.

The review process is as anonymous as the Editorial Board can ensure. The Editorial Board commits not to reveal the identity of authors to the reviewers, or vice versa.

Reviewers do not receive fees for reviewing papers.


Publication Frequency

Journal is published biannualy, in June and December.


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.

The journal content is published under the Creative Commons CC-BY-SA licence that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.



This journal utilizes Hrčak as open access and archiving system. Visit Cartography and Geoinformation journal pages at Hrčak.

Hrčak is the central portal of Croatian scientific journals. Hrčak offers the access to the journals following the Open Access Initiative. 

This portal is supported by the Ministry of Science Education and Sports, developed and mainteined by the University Computing Centre and was initiated by the Croatian Information and Documentation Society.


Screening for Plagiarism

The Editorial Board employ screening for plagiarism of all manuscripts on receipt, before the decision to send manuscript to review is made. If plagiarism is detected, such manuscripts will be rejected. Further, the Editorial Board proceeds according to suggestions of the Committee for Publishing Ethics (COPE) in doubt of misconduct. COPE suggestions can be found at http://publicationethics.org/resources/flowcharts.

Plagiarism or misconduct in scientific publishing is strictly forbidden. If plagiarism or misconduct is discovered, the authors agree that the publisher have the legal right to take appropriate action against the authors.