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Open Access Policy

GI_Forum publishes high quality original research across the transdisciplinary field of Geographic Information Science (GIScience). The journal provides a platform for dialogue among GI-Scientists and educators, technologists and critical thinkers in an ongoing effort to advance the field and ultimately contribute to the creation of an informed GISociety. Submissions concentrate on innovation in education, science, methodology and technologies in the spatial domain and their role towards a more just, ethical and sustainable science and society. GI_Forum implements the policy of open access publication after a double-blind peer review process through a highly international team of seasoned scientists for quality assurance. Special emphasis is put on actively supporting young scientists through formative reviews of their submissions. Only English language contributions are published.

Open Access

Austrian Academy of Sciences press and Z_GIS are happy to contribute to Open access (OA), the practice of providing unrestricted access via the Internet to peer-reviewed scholarly journal articles. Open access (OA) refers to online research outputs that are free of all restrictions on access and free of many restrictions on use. Open access can be applied to all forms of published research output, including peer-reviewed academic journal articles and conference papers. Major research organizations and national as well as international funding agencies (e.g., EU, FFG, DFG) support open access and encourage their employees to publish in open access journals.

Gold Road

We are committed to the Green Road Open Access Policy. Authors can archive a version of the article (PDF) for free public use on their personal or institutional websites and/or in their institutional repository.


The costs cover the publishing process including professional language editing, layout, graphics, as well as administration and hosting of published articles. GI_Forum articles are abstracted and indexed in various scientific databases. The fee structure is as follows:

  • Publication with presentation at the GI_Forum Conference: see conference fees
  • Publication in GI_Forum Journal only: 50 EUR per page

Authors who do not have access to open access publication funds are exempted from publication fees.


Articles in GI_Forum Journal are being published under the Creative-Commons-License Creative-Commons-License "CC BY ND 4.0"


GI_FORUM - Journal for Geographic Information  Science

ISSN 2308-1708 | Austrian Academy of Sciences Press | Current Issue: 1-2016

Publisher: Austrian Academy of Sciences Press