About This Journal



The International Journal of Geospatial and Environmental Research (IJGER) is an international journal sponsored by the Korea-America Association for Geospatial and Environmental Sciences (KAGES). As a non-profit organization, KAGES fosters scientific interactions between Korea and USA for Korean or Korean-American students, scientists and professionals in the geospatial-technical and environmental science fields. As part of its mission, KAGES launched IJGER to provide a forum for discussion between its members and researchers in the field. KAGES has the ultimate authority on the ownership and management of IJGER. IJGER welcomes contributions that fit our aims and scope from anywhere by anyone in the world.

Publishing Schedule

IJGER publishes articles as they are accepted for publication. New articles are included in the current issue, and a new volume will open as the year changes.

Authors' Responsibilities

  • Authors shall not be charged any fees for manuscript processing or publication.
  • Authors are obliged to participate in peer review process.
  • All authors have significantly contributed to the research.
  • All authors are obliged to provide retractions or corrections of mistakes, list of references, and financial support.
  • It is forbidden to publish same research in more than one journal.
  • Peer-review and Publication Process

    All manuscripts submitted to IJGER are subject to double-blind peer reviews (obtaining advice on individual manuscripts from reviewers who are experts in the field). Therefore author information should not be in the manuscript. Once a manuscript is submitted, the Editor assigns it to one of the editorial board members who will be in charge of the review process. Each manuscript is reviewed by normally two reviewers, and each reviewer is given 21 days to complete. Upon completion of the review, the editorial board member makes an editorial recommendation to the Editor, and the Editor renders a decision to the author. Papers will be made available on the journal Web site as soon as authors complete all corrections and typesetting.

    For acceptance, an affirmative answer is needed for these questions from the reviewers:

  • Is the paper clear and correct?
  • Is the paper important?
  • Is the paper new and innovative?
  • Is the paper reporting results that are sufficiently supported and may be of use for other regions, studies or questions?
  • Reviewers should have no conflict of interest, and they should point out relevant published work which is not yet cited. Reviewed articles will be treated confidentially.

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    Publication Platform

    IJGER is hosted on the UWM Digital Commons, a service of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries. Therefore, the contents of IJGER are fully open access and there is no charge either to authors or readers. In the event the journal is no longer published, the existing content will be kept on this site and remain accessible.

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