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Journal of Geodetic Science

Editor In Chief: Mehdi Eshagh


Journal of Geodetic Science is a peer-reviewed, electronic-only journal that publishes original, high-quality research on topics broadly related to Geodesy. The journal focuses on theoretical and application papers.

The aim of the Journal of Geodetic Science is to become a premier source of knowledge and a worldwide-recognized platform of exchange for scientists of different disciplinary origins and backgrounds (e.g., Surveyors, Geodesists and Geophysicists). The journal publishes geodetic research from a broad range of topics and approaches including Geodetic Networks, Deformation analysis, Adjustment theory and application of mathematical statistics, Satellite Geodesy, Physical Geodesy, Geodynamics, Geometric Geodesy, (see the scope listed below for more). However, we will accept both theoretical and empirical contributions in all subfields of Geodesy as long as they contribute in a broad sense to the core theme.

The scope includes, but is not restricted to:

  • Surveying Engineering
  • Geodetic Networks
  • Deformation Analysis
  • Adjustment Theory and Mathematical Geodesy
  • Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS)
  • Inertial Geodesy
  • Geoid determination and height systems
  • Marine Geodesy and Satellite Altimetry
  • Satellite Gravimetry
  • Geometric Geodesy
  • Numerical methods and software developments in Geodesy
  • Geodynamics
  • Geophysical Geodesy

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Journal of Geodetic Science encourages the submission of both substantial full-length bodies of work and shorter manuscripts that report novel findings that might be based on a more limited range of experiments. There are no specific length restrictions for the overall manuscript or individual sections; however, we urge the authors to present and discuss their findings in a concise and accessible manner. All submissions should be written in clear and concise English.

Manuscripts should be submitted to the journal via online submission system Editorial Manager available for this journal at www.editorialmanager.com/jgs. In case of problems, please contact the Managing Editor via email Jan.Barabach@degruyteropen.com.

Unpublished material:
Submission of a manuscript implies that the work described is not copyrighted, published or submitted elsewhere, except in abstract form. The corresponding author should ensure that all authors approve the manuscript before its submission.

Ethical conduct of research: The authors must describe and confirm safeguards to meet ethical standards when applicable.

Conflict of interest: When authors submit a manuscript, they are responsible for recognizing and disclosing financial and/or other conflicts of interest that might bias their work and/or could inappropriately influence his/her judgment. If no specified acknowledgement is given, the Editors assume that no conflict of interest exists.

Copyright: All authors retain copyright, unless - due to their local circumstances - their work is not copyrighted. The non-commercial use of each article will be governed by the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs license. The corresponding author grants the journal exclusive license for commercial use of the article, by signing the License to Publish. Scanned copy of license should be sent to the journal, as soon as possible.

Authorship: Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be named in an Acknowledgement section. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors (according to the above definition) and no inappropriate co-authors are included in the author list of the manuscript, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Peer Review process: The Editors reserve the right to decline the submitted manuscript without review, if the studies reported are not sufficiently novel or important to merit publication in the journal. Manuscripts deemed unsuitable (insufficient originality or of limited interest to the target audience) are returned to the author(s) without review. The Editor seeks advice from experts in the appropriate field. Research articles and communications are refereed by a minimum of two reviewers, review papers by at least three. Authors are requested to suggest persons competent to review their manuscript. However, please note that this will be treated only as a suggestion, and the final selection of reviewers is exclusively the Editor's decision. The final decision of acceptance in made by Managing Editor or, in case of conflict, by the Editor-in-Chief.

Scientific Misconduct: This journal publishes only original manuscripts that are not also published or going to be published elsewhere. Multiple submissions/publications, or redundant publications (re-packaging in different words of data already published by the same authors) will be rejected. If they are detected only after publication, the journal reserves the right to publish a Retraction Note. In each particular case Editors will follow COPE's Code of Conduct and implement its advice.


Cover Letter

It is important that authors include a cover letter with their manuscript. Please explain why you consider your manuscript as suitable for publication in the journal, why will your paper inspire the other members of your field, and how will it drive research forward.

Cover letter should explicitly state that the manuscript (or one with substantially the same content, by any of the authors) has not been previously published in any language anywhere and that it is not under simultaneous consideration or in press by another journal. If related work has been submitted, then we may require a preprint to be made available. Reviewers will be asked to comment on the overlap between the related submissions.

Manuscripts that have been previously rejected, or withdrawn after being returned for modification, may be resubmitted if the major criticisms have been addressed. The cover letter must state that the manuscript is a resubmission, and the former manuscript number should be provided.

Formatting Requirements

Our contributors are asked to make sure their submissions comply with rules governing the formatting. Although the journal can provide limited technical support, it is ultimately the responsibility of the author to deliver a properly formatted electronic version of the article.

We accept submission of text, tables and figures as separate files or as a composite file. For your initial submission, we recommend you upload your entire manuscript, including tables and figures, as a single PDF file. If you are invited to submit a revised manuscript, please provide us with individual files: an editable text and publication-quality figures.

  • Text files can be submitted in the following formats: MS Word - standard DOCUMENT (.DOC) or RICH TEXT FORMAT (.RTF); PDF (not applicable for re-submitted or accepted manuscripts, see below)
  • Tables should be submitted as MS Word or PDF (not applicable for re-submitted or accepted manuscripts, see below). Please note that a straight Excel file is not an acceptable format
  • Graphics files can be submitted in any of the following graphic formats: EPS; BMP; JPG; TIFF; GIF or PDF. Please note that Powerpoint files are not accepted

Post acceptance, text files of the revised manuscript and tables are required for use in the production.

Authors should clearly indicate location of tables and figures in the text if these elements are given separately or at the end of the manuscript. If this information is not provided to the editorial office, we will assume that they should be left at the end of the text.

For further instructions, please carefully follow the guidelines described in Instructions for Authors.

Mehdi Eshagh, University West, Sweden

Managing Editor
Jan Barabach, Jan.Barabach@degruyteropen.com

Editorial Advisory Board
Zuheir Altamimi, Institut National de l'Information Géographique et Forestiere (IGN), France
Alireza Amiri-Simkooei, University of Isfahan, Iran
Alireza A. Ardalan, University of Tehran, Tehran
Georges G. Balmino, French Space Agency (CNES), France
Riccardo Barzaghi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Carla Braitenberg, University of Trieste, Italy
Anny Cazenave, French Space Agency (CNES), France
Tonie M. van Dam, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Athanasios Dermanis, The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
William Featherstone, Curtin University of Technology, Australia
Willi Freeden, Technical University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
Erik Grafarend, Stuttgart University, Germany
Erwin Groten, Darmstadt University, Germany
Şerif Hekimoglu, Yildiz University, Turkey
Manuel Hernández-Pajares, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain
Shuanggen Jin, University of Texas, USA
Johani Kakkuri, Finnish Geodetic Institute Finland
William Kearsley, University of New South Wales, Australia
Matt King, University of Tasmania, Australia
Karl R. Koch, University of Bonn, Germany
Richard Langley, University of New Brunswick, Canada
Zdeněk Martinec, Dublin Institute for advance sciences, Ireland
Helmut Moritz, Technical University of Graz, Austria
Pavel Novák, University of Western Bohemia, Czech Republic
Nikolaos Pavlis, National Geospatial-intelligence Agency, USA
Richard Rapp, Ohio State University, USA
Michael Schmidt, German Geodetic Research Institute (DGFI), Germany
Michael G. Sideris, University of Calgary, Canada
Frederik J. Simons, Princeton University, USA
Fernando Sanso, Polytechnique of Milan, Italy
Lars E. Sjöberg, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden
Peter Teunissen, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Jose Fernandez Torres, Ciudad University Madrid, Spain
Paweł Wielgosz, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland
Petr Vaniček, University of New Brunswick, Canada
Pieter N.A.M. Visser, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Peiliang Xu, Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Japan
Marek Ziebart, University College London (UCL), UK

Makan Abdollahzadeh, University of Florida, USA
Mohammad Bagherbandi, University of Gävle, Sweden
Sten Claessens, Curtin University of Technology, Australia
Artu Ellmann, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
Hussein Abd Elmotaal, Minia University, Egypt
Loránt Földváry, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
Georgia Fotopoulos, Queen's University, Canada
David Gómez Ortiz, University of Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
Milan Horemuž, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden
Cheinway Hwang, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Ramin Kiamehr, Zanjan University, Iran
Ana Paula C. Larocca, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Yanxiong Liu, Institute of Oceanography, China
Gregor Möller, TU Wien, Austria
Jürgen Müller, Hannover University, Germany
Hossein Nahavandchi, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Kyle O’keefe, University of Calgary, Canada
Jacek Paziewski, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland
Marko Pejić, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Valerie Renaudin, University of Calgary, Canada
Dogan Ugur Sanli, Yildiz Teknik Universitesi, Turkey
Florian Seitz, Technical University of Munich, Germany
Robert Tenzer, University of Otago, New Zealand
Dimitrios Tsoulis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Bob Wang, University of Houston, USA
Yan Ming Wang, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), USA

Assistant Editors
Ahmed Abdalla, University of Otago, New Zealand
Jemil Avers Butt, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Nevin Betül Avşar, Selcuk University, Turkey
Katarzyna Bobkowska, Gdańsk University of Technology, Poland
Andres Calabia, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Jacky C.K. Chow, University of Calgary, Canada
Mileva Samardzic-Petrovic, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Michal Šprlák, University of West Bohemia, Plzeň, Czech Republic
Matej Varga, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Yueming Zhao, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden

Language Editors
Kevin Ahlgren, The Ohio State University, USA
Trey Apel, AMEC Geomatrix Inc., USA
David Blair, Purdue University, USA
Łukasz Bonenberg, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Joy Ornum, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden
Elizabeth Petrie, University of Newcastle, United Kingdom
Coral Bliss Taylor, Canada

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Editorial Contact
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Audience: Surveyors, Geodesists and Geophysicists