Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Ellipsoid: Journal of Surveying and Geospatial is six months peer reviewed journal which covers all aspects and information on scientific and technical advances in geodesy and geomatics engineering.

Geomatics is a branch which is applied widely in many other areas, this journal aims to cover the entire of Geomatics/Surveying including its application domains. Some of the areas covered in the journal includes, but not limited to, are as follows

  • Remote Sensing
  • Inventions in GIS
  • Photogrammetry
  • Image processing and analysis
  • Digital Mapping
  • Geographical Information Systems
  • Spatial Data Analysis
  • Application of Geomatics
  • Land Surveying
  • Disaster Mapping
  • Geotechnique
  • Others areas related to Environment, Geophysics, and all related field of Remote Sensing and GIS.

The Journal invites original articles and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference.  This journal is also open to articles from all areas and trends in earth and planetary survey science and space technology. In addition to the above mentioned, the Journal also welcomes notices of conferences and international workshops, industry news, and information on new products.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

The submitted manuscript is first reviewed by an editor. It will be evaluated in the office, whether it is suitable for INFORMfocus and scope or has a major methodological flaw and similarity score by using Plagiarism Checker X.

The manuscript will be sent to at least two anonymous reviewers (Double Blind Review). Reviewers' comments are then sent to the corresponding author for necessary actions and responses.

The suggested decision will be evaluated in an editorial board meeting. Afterward, the editor will send the final decision to the corresponding author.


Publication Frequency

This journal is published two times a year (March, October)


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.



This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...


Publication Ethic and Malpractice Statement

Author Ethics

Reporting; the author must provide information about the process and the results of research to the editor in an honest, clear, and comprehensive, and keep the data research properly and safely.

Originality and plagiarism; The author must make sure that the manuscript that has been sent to the editor is the original, written by himself, sourced from ideas and ideas, and not plagiarize the works or ideas of others. Authors are strictly prohibited from transferring the Sources available to anyone else's name.

Repetition of delivery; the author should mention the script sent / sent to the editor is a script that has never been delivered. If there is any redundancy submitting the manuscript to another publication, then the editor will reject the submitted manuscript.

Author status; the author must submit to the editor that the author has the requirements in the field of expertise in accordance with the field of publications, namely librarianship. The author who subscribes the manuscript to the editor is the first author (co-author) if found problems in the process can be completed immediately.

Error of vegetable manuscript; the author should immediately find errors found in the discussion of the manuscript, both the results of reviews and edits. Errors used to refer names, affiliations, information, and other posts that may reduce the meaning and susceptibility of the manuscript. If that happens, the author should immediately announce the repair of the manuscript.

Disclosure of conflict of interest; writers must understand what is happening to others, allowing to translate and help.

Editor Ethics 

Publication Decision; editors should make the review process thorough, transparent, objective, fair, and wise. It becomes the basis of the editor in making decisions of folders, rejected or accepted. In this case, the editorial board acts as a complete team of manuscripts.

Publication information; editors should ensure that you can use and use clear, both printed and electronic information.

The distribution of peer-reviewed manuscripts; editors to review reviews and materials for reviews, and evaluation and review process.

Objectivity and neutrality; editors must be objective, neutral, and honest in understanding the manuscript, regardless of gender, business side, ethnicity, religion, race, inter-group, and author's citizenship.

Confidentiality; editors should keep all information well, especially with the author's privacy and distribution of the manuscript.

Disclosure of conflict of interest; editors must understand the ethics of publications to avoid conflicts with others, making the process toward the script work smoothly and safely.

Ethics Review

Objectivity and neutrality; the reviewer must be honest, objective, unbiased, independent, and only in favor of scientific truth. The process of manipulation is done professionally regardless of gender, business side, ethnicity, religion, race, inter-group, and author's citizenship.

Source clarity; the reviewer should ensure that the reference / quotation is appropriate and credible (accountable). If errors or irregularities are found in the use of reference / quotation sources, the reviewer should be promptly submitted to the editor for improvement by the author according to the reviewer's record.

Peer-reviewed effectiveness; reviewers have responded the manuscript submitted by the editors and cooperated with the specified peer-review period (maximum 2 weeks). The time required in the review should immediately report (confirm) to the editorial secretariat.

Disclosure of conflict of interest; observers must understand the ethics of publications to avoid conflicts with others, making the process toward the manuscript run smoothly and safely.

Journal Manager Ethics

Decision-making; the manager of the journal / editorial board should describe the mission and objectives of the organization, especially those relating to the determination of policy and decision of journal publishing without any particular interest.

Freedom; journal managers should give the reviewers and editors the freedom to create a comfortable working atmosphere and respect the privacy of the author.

Warranty and promotion; journal managers must guarantee and protect intellectual property rights (copyright), as well as transparent in managing funds received by third parties. In addition, journal organizers should publish and promote the results of publications to the public by providing assurance of usefulness in the use of the manuscript.

Disclosure of conflict of interest; journal managers must understand the ethics of scientific publications above to avoid any conflict of interest with other parties, so the process of publishing the manuscript runs smoothly and safely.


Policy of Screening for Plagiarism

Papers submitted to Ellipsoid will be screened for plagiarism using Turnitin plagiarism detection tools. Ellipsoid will immediately reject papers leading to plagiarism or self-plagiarism.

Before submitting articles to reviewers, those are first checked for similarity/plagiarism tool, by a member of the editorial team. The papers submitted to Ellipsoid must have similarity level less than 20%.

Plagiarism is the exposing of another person’s thoughts or words as though they were your own, without without permission, credit, or acknowledgment, or because of failing to cite the sources properly. Plagiarism can take diverse forms, from literal copying to paraphrasing the work of another. In order to properly judge whether an author has plagiarized, we emphasize the following possible situations:

  • An author can literally copy another author’s work- by copying word by word, in whole or in part, without permission, acknowledge or citing the original source. This practice can be identified through comparing the original source and the manuscript/work who is suspected of plagiarism.

  • Substantial copying implies for an author to reproduce a substantial part of another author, without permission, acknowledge or citation. The substantial term can be understood both in terms of quality as quantity, being often used in the context of Intellectual property. Quality refers to the relative value of the copied text in proportion to the work as a whole.

  • Paraphrasing involves taking ideas, words or phrases from a source and crafting them into new sentences within the writing. This practice becomes unethical when the author does not properly cite or does not acknowledge the original work/author. This form of plagiarism is the more difficult form to be identified.