Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

JAGAT (Jurnal Geografi Aplikasi dan Teknologi) is a scientific journal that discusses the theory and practice of geography, as well as relevant studies in physical geography, remote sensing, regional planning, and development in Indonesia. It was first published in 2017 and is released twice a year, in April and October, by Geography Department, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Halu Oleo University (UHO).

JAGAT (Jurnal Geografi Aplikasi dan Teknologi) is a scientific journal that publishes research results and reviews in the field of geography, including:

  • Physical Geography
  • Human Geography
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Remote Sensing
  • Regional Development
  • Rural and Urban Geography
  • Geomorphology
  • Tourism Management
  • Disaster Management


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

The article submitted to this online journal will be blind peer-reviewed. The accepted research articles will be available online following the journal peer-reviewing process. For plagiarism checking, Editor will screen plagiarism manually (offline and online database) on the Title, Abstract, and Body Text of the manuscript, and by using Turnitin. If signs of plagiarism are found, the editor will immediately reject the manuscript.

Review Process:

1. Manuscript Submission

All manuscripts submitted to JAGAT (Jurnal Geografi Aplikasi dan Teknologi) undergo an initial evaluation stage to ensure that the manuscript is relevant and in compliance with the journal's established guidelines.

2. Desk Review

After the manuscript is received, journal editors will conduct a desk review. They will evaluate whether the article aligns with the journal's scope, meets the writing requirements and journal style, and assess its potential for further peer review.

3. Reviewer Selection

Journal editors will select peer reviewers who have expertise relevant to the manuscript's topic. These reviewers are experts in the relevant field and are independent in their assessments.

4. Reviewer Evaluation

Reviewers will conduct an independent assessment of the manuscript. They will evaluate the research methodology, results, interpretation, and alignment with current literature. Reviewers will provide comments, suggestions for improvement, and recommendations regarding the acceptance of the manuscript (e.g., accepted, revisions required, or rejected).

5. Author's Revision

If the manuscript receives recommendations for necessary revisions, the author will be asked to make corrections to the manuscript based on the comments and suggestions provided by the reviewers. After revision, the manuscript will be resubmitted for further review.

6. Editorial Decision

After receiving the revisions, journal editors will review the manuscript along with comments and recommendations from the reviewers. The editor will make the final decision regarding the fate of the manuscript, such as acceptance, rejection, or additional revisions.

7. Publication

Accepted manuscripts will be prepared for publication in JAGAT (Jurnal Geografi Aplikasi dan Teknologi). By submitting the manuscript, the author relinquishes all publishing rights to the JAGAT (Jurnal Geografi Aplikasi dan Teknologi) publisher, including online publishing rights (Internet). Portions of the manuscript content, such as images and tables, may be reproduced without prior permission, provided that the source is properly attributed.

The peer review process can be seen in the following image:



Publication Frequency

The journal is published every April and October. Each issue consists maximum ten articles.


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.



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Publication Ethics

JAGAT (Jurnal Geografi Aplikasi dan Teknologi) is a biannual publication that undergoes both print and online peer-reviewed processes. This statement outlines the ethical standards expected from all individuals participating in the article publication process within this journal, encompassing authors, the chief editor, the Editorial Board, peer reviewers, and the publisher (Geography Department).

Ethical Guidelines for Journal Publication

Publishing an article in a peer-reviewed journal like JAGAT (Jurnal Geografi Aplikasi dan Teknologi) serves as a fundamental element in establishing a cohesive and reputable knowledge network. It serves as a clear representation of the excellence of both the authors and the institutions backing them. Peer-reviewed articles promote and exemplify the scientific approach, underscoring the need to establish agreed-upon ethical standards for all participants in the publishing process, including authors, journal editors, peer reviewers, publishers, and the broader academic community.

Publication decisions

The chief editor of JAGAT (Jurnal Geografi Aplikasi dan Teknologi) holds the responsibility of determining which submitted articles should be included in the journal. This determination is primarily based on the work's validation and its significance to the research community and readers. The editorial board's guidelines, along with relevant legal constraints related to defamation, copyright violations, and plagiarism, can provide guidance for the editor's decision-making. In some cases, the editor may engage in discussions with other editors or reviewers before finalizing this decision.

Fair play

An editor can assess manuscripts for their intellectual content at any point, irrespective of the authors' race, gender, religious faith, ethnic background, nationality, or political stance.


The editor and any members of the editorial team are prohibited from revealing any details regarding a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial consultants, and the publisher when necessary.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Any unpublished materials shared in a submitted manuscript should not be employed in an editor's personal research without obtaining explicit written permission from the author.

Duties of Reviewers

1. Contribution to Editorial Decisions

Peer review aids the editor in forming editorial judgments, and it can also aid the author in enhancing the paper through editorial interactions.

2. Promptness

If a chosen referee believes they lack the qualifications to assess the research presented in a manuscript or foresees an inability to promptly conduct the review, they should inform the editor and decline their participation in the review process.

3. Confidentiality

All manuscripts submitted for review should be regarded as confidential materials. They must not be shown to or discussed with anyone else unless you have obtained the editor's explicit permission.

4. Standards of Objectivity

Reviews must be carried out in an objective manner. Offering personal criticism of the author is not suitable. Referees should present their opinions clearly, accompanied by substantiating arguments.

5. Acknowledgement of Sources

Reviewers are expected to identify pertinent published sources that the authors have omitted from their citations. Whenever stating that a particular observation, derivation, or argument has been previously documented, it is essential to include the appropriate citation. Additionally, reviewers should notify the editor if they are aware of substantial similarities or overlap between the manuscript being evaluated and any other published work they are familiar with.

6. Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

Confidential information or insights acquired during the peer review process should remain confidential and not be exploited for personal gain. Reviewers must abstain from evaluating manuscripts when they have conflicts of interest arising from competitive, cooperative, or other affiliations or associations with any of the authors, companies, or institutions affiliated with the papers.