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Author Guidelines

The Bulletin of Geodetic Sciences (BCG – Boletim de Ciências Geodésicas) is intended for the publication of original articles in the following four areas of knowledge: Geodesy and Surveying; Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing; Cartography and Geographic Information Science; and Interdisciplinarity in Geodetic Sciences. Articles written by students, faculty or researchers from any organization, in Brazil or abroad, are accepted.

Manuscripts must be unpublished, and should not be under review in any other journal. Manuscripts must be written in the English language. Previous related publications in other languages, if any, must be cited and discussed in the manuscript.

Ethical guidelines

BCG follows the "Code of Good Scientific Practices" published by the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP).

Policy against plagiarism and misconduct in research

In accordance with COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) guidelines BCG recommends:

1. Authors must visit COPE's website, to inform themselves about ethics in research;

2. Before submission, authors need to verify the following criteria:

  •  data or analysis of data obtained from published papers must be explicitly cited;
  •  all included authors should satisfy the authorship criteria and none of the researchers involved can be omitted from the author's list;
  •  all co-authors consent with the submission.

3. After the submission:

a) The manuscript is verified through Ithenticate Systems, aiming to identify plagiarism, duplicated submissions and possible frauds in research.
b) The Editorial Board decides whether the manuscript will be sent for review, based on the BCG scope, the plagiarism index and the paper quality/contribution.

Analysis of manuscripts for Publication

The Editor-in-chief and an Associate Editor, chosen based upon the manuscript's topic, verify its relevance, its adequacy for the journal's editorial scope, and originality and contribution to the area of submission. The manuscripts that are admitted during this the initial screening will be double-blind reviewed by at least two reviewers invited by the Associate Editor. The Advisory Board of the journal consist of faculty and researchers from different regions and countries.

Neither BCG nor its Editors are responsible for the opinions, ideas and concepts presented in the texts, and the manuscript content is full responsibility of the author.

The BCG Editorial Board is responsible for deciding on accepting the publication of the manuscript, considering the original text, the reviewers's comment and the modifications made by authors. Along with the modified version, corrected based on the reviewers’s comments, authors should include a rebuttal letter describing the changes and justifying technically the ones they did not consider applicable Minor changes can be expedite by the Editorial Board to make the evaluation and publication.

Rejected manuscripts may be submitted again after being thoroughly revised according to the reviewers' comments.

Open Access Publishing

The Bulletin of Geodetic Sciences is fully commitment to Open Access. We strive to guarantee that all publications take into account the following criteria:
a. is freely accessible to every reader at no charge;
b. reaches the maximum visibility as possible;
c. is in compliance with good practices for science publishing;
d. presents no barrier to content dissemination


Preparation of manuscripts


The manuscript should follow strictly the instructions provided be the Editorial Board. The text should be prepared using MS Word for Windows, with maximum of 15 pages including figures and tables. Manuscripts must be written in English.

Click here to access the Template.

All submissions are encouraged to be accompanied by a Cover Letter, which should highlight the adherence of the manuscript’s theme to the editorial scope of the Bulletin, its theoretical or practical relevance, objectives, main results and methodological contribution.

Authors should declare if there is any conflict of interest and confirm that the article is original and is not under evaluation by another journal.

Further instructions about the references are available at: References_guidelines.pdf.


Each of the authors must describe his or her role in the manuscript. The corresponding author is responsible for ensuring that all authors have consented with the submission of the manuscript. All authors remain responsible for its content.

Licensing and Copyright

All the journal content is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0. This means that authors give full permission to anyone to share and to adapt the content of the article as long as the original authors and source are cited.

Data Availability

The data used in the manuscript should be open and publicly available whenever possible.

Conflict of interests

All authors should declare any financial or non-financial conflict of interests that might have influenced the manuscript preparation.



Submission of manuscripts


All manuscripts must be submitted through Scielo Submission System.


Copyright Notice

Submission of an original manuscript to the Journal will be taken to mean that it represents original work  not previously published, that is not being considered elsewhere for publication.

The BCG allows the author(s) to hold the copyright without restrictions  and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.

The BCG also allows the authors  to retain publishing rights without restrictions.


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