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The International Conference on Geographical Information Systems and Smart Cities

Publication Ethics

1. In the review process, the editors of our conference use procedures aimed at raising the substantive level of the Journal and eliminating unfair publishing practices. These procedures are in accordance with the guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) Code of conduct (2008). Detailed rules of conduct in case of a suspected ethical problem with the reported manuscript as well as in cases such as the unintentional omission of the author, can be found at HTTPS: //

2. The editors of the Journal decide which texts will be published. When accepting texts for publication, the opinions of reviewers regarding the scientific value of the work, originality of the problem, and transparency of the argument are taken into account. The conference obeys fair play rules. Race, gender, religion, origin, citizenship, or political beliefs of the authors do not affect the assessment of texts in any way. The texts are evaluated only in terms of the content.

3. The editors apply confidentiality rules. The conference does not disclose to unauthorized persons any information about the submitted works. Persons authorized to have this information are the author, designated reviewers, editors, and other persons participating in the publishing process.

4. Unpublished texts cannot be used by the Publishing House employees or any other persons participating in the publishing process without the written consent of the authors.

5. The publisher has the right to withdraw the publication after its publication, if:

  • There is evidence that the results are unreliable and/or falsified as well as in the event of unintentional errors (e.g., methodological errors, calculation errors);
  • There is a suspicion of plagiarism or the paper violates the rules of editorial ethics (more than 20%)

6. In accordance with the principle of the originality of the work, the author may submit only his/her own original texts for publication. The research and/or information from other scientists used in the publication should be marked to indicate that it is a quotation. Plagiarism or falsification of data is unacceptable.

7. The author asked to present the raw data of the research used in the text is obliged to provide access to this data, also after the publication of the work. This principle aims to eliminate unfair practices such as data fabrication, plagiarism, as well as ghostwriting, guest authorship, or courtesy authorship. Such cases will be exposed and relevant entities (such as institutions employing the author) will be notified.

8. The author is obliged to list in the bibliography publications that were used to create the text.

9. If the author finds significant errors or inaccuracies in the text, the author is obliged to immediately notify the publisher in order to correct any errors that occurred in the next issue or reprint.

10. Ethical principles apply to all persons involved in the publishing process.