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The Bulletin of Geodetic Sciences (BCG) (ISSN: 1982-2170) is a quarterly journal which publishes English - language original articles in Geodetic Sciences and related interdisciplinary sciences.

BCG was founded in 1988, named as “Geodésia” and distributed in printed form. In 1996, it received its current name and adopted an annual frequency. In the following year, the digital edition was started, while keeping the printed edition. In 1999, it became semiannual and since 2008 it is a quarterly publication (March, June, September and December editions). In 2005 BCG was integrated to the Scopus base and in 2011 to the SciELO network. In 2014, it ended its print edition, maintaining only the digital one. In order to expand the reach of contributions, in 2016 BCG started accepting articles in English-language only. In the same period, BCG was integrated into the Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), increasing the visibility of authors and their articles.

BCG is a journal dedicated to the dissemination of research and knowledge with an emphasis on the following thematic areas: Geodesy and Surveying; Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing; and Cartography and Geographic Information Systems.

As of June 2020, BCG incorporated a fourth area, called “Interdisciplinarity in Geodetic Sciences”. It aims to meet the demand for more comprehensive investigations, related to more than one thematic area of Geodetic Sciences in connection to other knowledge areas. It seeks contributions employing methodologies from Geodetic Sciences as applied to disciplines such as Oceanography, Hydrology, Meteorology, Geology, Aeronomy and Engineering, among others.

With the four thematic areas above, we expect to accommodate the historical scope of the articles published in BCG, as well as incorporating contributions of an interdisciplinary nature related to Geodetic Sciences.

Contents published since 1997 are available online at the Digital Library of Journals of the Federal University of Paraná.



Indexed in


BCG is covered by the following databases:

  •  SciELO: Scientific Electronic Library Online
  •  Scopus – Elsevier
  •  Web of Science - Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)
  •  DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals
  •  AGI: American Geosciences Institute
  •  Redalyc – Red de Revistas Científicas de América Latina y el Caribe, España y Portugal


  •  Capes/Qualis (B1)
  •  Diadorim - Diretório de Políticas de Acesso Aberto das Revistas Científicas Brasileiras
  •  LATINDEX - Sistema regional de información en línea para revistas científicas de América Latina, el Caribe, España y Portugal


Intellectual property


All content of the journal, except where otherwise noted, is available under a Creative Commons attribution licence (CC BY)







Editorial board


Editorial board



Assistant Editor

Bureau (including students from the Graduate Program in Geodetic Sciences at the Federal University of Paraná (UFPR)



Associated editors


Geodesy and Surveying

  •  Dr. Felipe Geremia Nievinski - Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) - Brasil
  •  Dra. Ana Cristina Cancoro de Matos - Centro de Estudos de Geodesia (CENEGEO) - Brasil
  •  Dra. Daniele Barroca Marra Alves - Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP) - Brasil
  •  Dr. Haroldo Marques - Instituto Militar de Engenharia (IME) - Brasil

Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing

Cartography and Geographic Information Systems

  •  Dr. Claudia Robbi Sluter - Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) - Brasil E-mail
  •  Dr. Rodrigo Affonso de Albuquerque Nobrega - Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG) - Brasil
  •  Dra. Andrea Lopes Iescheck - Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) - Brasil
  •  Dr. André Luiz Alencar de Mendonça - Universidade Federal do Amazonas (UFAM)
  •  Dr. Norbert Rösch - Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) - Alemanha

Interdisciplinarity in Geodetic Sciences



Editorial production

  •  The Editorial Board is responsible for the editorial production.



Instructions to authors


Scope and policy


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.



Publication charges


There are no submission fees.

The publication fee is R$ 400,00 (approximately US$ 76), for regular papers, within the 15 pages limit.

Special cases (reviews, etc.) where articles with more pages are submitted and approved will be evaluated by the BCG Editorial Board on a case-by-case basis.


Publication charges

There are no submission fees or page charges for this journal.




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