Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

J SIG (Jurnal Sains Informasi Geografi) terbuka untuk artikel/paper:

1. Geografi

2. Penginderaan Jauh

3. Lingkungan & Perubahan Iklim

4. Sains Kebumian (geologi, geofisika, hidrologi, meteorologi dan klimatologi)

5. Kebencanaan

6. Energi baru dan terbarukan

7. dan tidak terbatas pada ilmu kebumian lainnya yang masih menggunakan metodologi berbasis Sistem Informasi Geografis (SIG), Penginderaan Jauh ataupun metode lain yang mendukung.

J SIG (Jurnal Sains Informasi Geografi) ini terbit 2 (dua) kali dalam setahun yaitu pada bulan Mei dan November (2 Nomor dalam 1 Volume) yang pada setiap terbitan berisi maksimal 10 artikel/paper. Publikasi dalam jurnal ini menggunakan Bahasa Indonesia meski juga diperbolehkan dengan menggunakan Bahasa Inggris (english).


J SIG (Journal of Science Information of Geography) is open for articles/papers:

1. Geography

2. Remote Sensing

3. Environment & Climate Change

4. Earth Science (geology, geophysics, hydrology, weather, and climate)

5. Disaster

6. New and renewable energy

7. and not limited to other geology that still uses a Geographic Information System (GIS) methodology, Remote Sensing or relevant method.

This journal is published 2 (two) times a year, in May and November (2 Numbers in 1 Volume) which in each issue contains a maximum of 10 articles/papers. Publications in this journal use Indonesian even though they are also allowed to use English.


Section Policies


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  • Ivan Taslim
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Peer Review Process

All manuscripts submitted in Jurnal Sains Informasi Geografi (JSIG) will be peer-reviewed by a blind reviewer. The manuscript will be made anonym both for the reviewer and the authors(s). The final decision is determined by the agreement between the editorial board and the reviewer. Plagiarism is strictly prohibited in Jurnal Sains Informasi Geografi. Plagiarism screening in this journal is completed through Turnitin and Google search.


Publication Ethics

J SIG (Jurnal Sains Informasi Geografi), with registered number ISSN 2614-1671 (Online) is a peer-reviewed journal, available online and published two times a year. This statement clarifies ethical behavior of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in this journal, including the author, the chief editor, the Editorial Board, the peer-reviewer­­­­­ and the publisher (Geography Study Program, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universitas Muhammadiyah Gorontalo. This statement is based on the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)’s.



1. The entry script shall be the responsibility of the Editor to review thoroughly, transparently, objectively and fairly. The editor also has the authority to decide whether or not a text is to be published, subject to the board meeting. The editorial board's policies and various applicable laws on copyright, good name and plagiarism are absolute and inviolable.

2. The Editor is responsible for providing information regarding the terms and guidelines for writing clearly and easily accessible to potential authors.

3. The editor must also ensure that all manuscripts reviewed can be reviewed by the reviewer and all the requirements are read clearly.

4. The editor must be objective, impartial, and honest in editing the manuscript, regardless of gender, business side, ethnicity, religion, race, inter-group, and author's citizenship.

5. The editor and editorial team are obliged to maintain the confidentiality of the author and are prohibited from disclosing any information about the submitted manuscript or articles except with the author's permission.

6. The entry text shall be the responsibility of the editor and editorial team and shall not be misused, either wholly or partly for personal gain. Unpublished manuscripts will be returned to the author.



1. The reviewer is responsible for the review made by giving various considerations and recommendations that are clear, measurable and comprehensive. The reviewer must respond to the manuscript within a specified time (4 weeks).

2. Reviewers must be honest, objective, unbiased, independent, and only in favor of scientific truth. The process of reviewing the manuscript is done professionally regardless of sex, the business side, ethnicity, religion, race, inter-group, and author's citizenship

3. Reviewers shall ensure that reference sources and script quotations are appropriate and accountable.

4. Reviewers are required to always maintain the confidentiality of script-related information and authors for personal gain.



1. The author is responsible for the manuscript sent to the J SIG (Jurnal Sains Informasi Geografi) and declares that the manuscript sent is the correct manuscript as the result of his own research or his thought, original as his own work and does not manipulate data, honestly and freely plagiarism.

2. the author should inform that the manuscript submitted/submitted to the editor is a script that has never been submitted/submitted to the publisher of another journal/publication. If there is any redundancy in the submission of a manuscript to another publisher, then the editor will reject the submitted manuscript.

3. The author shall indicate quotations and references obtained from the work of others and may not alter or alter the source.

4. The author will not object if the script is edited without changing the substance or main idea of writing.

5. the author must understand the ethics of scientific publications above to avoid any conflict of interest with other parties, so the script can be processed smoothly and safely.



1. Journal manager responsible for publishing articles after going through the process of editing, peer review, layout in accordance with the rules of publishing Scientific Journal.

2. Journal managers are responsible for ensuring academic freedom for editors and reviewers in performing their duties.

3. Journalists are responsible for maintaining the privacy and protecting intellectual   property and copyright, and editorial freedom


Open Access Policy

Jurnal Sains Informasi Geografi (J SIG) or Journal of Science Information of Geography (J SIG) provides immediate open access to its content by making research freely available for public and supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Users have the right to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles.



This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More... 

Author(s) are permitted to self-archive a pre-print and an author’s accepted manuscript version of their Article.

A preprint is the author’s version of the Article before peer-review has taken place ("Pre-Print”). Prior to acceptance for publication, Author(s) retain the right to make a Pre-Print of their Article available on any of the following: their own personal, self- maintained website; a legally compliant pre-print server such as but not limited to arXiv, bioRxiv, inarxiv, and rinarxiv. Once the article has been published, the Author(s) should update the acknowledgment and provide a link to the definitive version on the publisher’s website: “This is a pre-print of an article published in [insert journal title]. The final authenticated version is available online at https://doi.org/[insert DOI]”.

An acknowledgment in the following form should be included, together with a link to the published version on the publisher’s website: “This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an article published in [insert journal title]. The final authenticated version is available online at http://dx.doi.org/[insert DOI]”.


Copyright Notice

Jurnal Sains Informasi Geografi (J SIG) or Journal of Science Information of Geography (J SIG) by Department of Geography Universitas Muhammadiyah Gorontalo is licensed under a  Lisensi Creative Commons Atribusi-NonKomersial-BerbagiSerupa 4.0 InternasionalPermissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at http://journal.umgo.ac.id/index.php/GEOUMGo. Both authors and Jurnal Sains Informasi Geografi agree with the following attribution of the journal:

1. Jurnal Sains Informasi Geografi (J SIG) agrees to acknowledge the authors' articles published in Open Journal Access of J SIG
2. The authors agree to acknowledge Jurnal Sains Informasi Geografi as the site of the original publication of the articles
3. Submission of a manuscript to Jurnal Sains Informasi Geografi implies that the work reported therein has not received prior publication and is not under consideration for publication in form of electronic or printed journals elsewhere. If otherwise, please advise

4. As the authors agree to publish their articles in J SIG, and the copyright of articles is fully for the author's
5. The Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International licensing applied in J SIG allows to:
  • Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material

Under the following terms:

  • Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.

  • NonCommercial — You may not use the material for commercial purposes.

  • ShareAlike — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original.

  • No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.


Plagiarism Screening

It is the policy of this journal to use automated software, like TURNITIN to check for plagiarism in all submitted manuscripts. The results of this automated detection are forwarded to the Section Editor and will serve as the preliminary check for plagiarism. Plagiarism may also be identified during the review process by the technical reviewers assigned to the manuscript. Final plagiarism will be done after the author finalizes their reviewed manuscript.

When plagiarism is identified, the Section Editor responsible for the review of the manuscript and the Editor-in-Chief will agree on measures according to the extent of plagiarism detected in the manuscript in agreement with the following guidelines. The Editor-in-Chief shall have the authority to deviate from these guidelines on a case by case basis.


Editorial Process


Author Fees

The Jurnal Sains Informasi Geografi (J SIG) charges the following author fees:
Article Submission: 0.00 (IDR)
Article Publication: Rp.300.000 (IDR).

The penalty fee will be charged Rp. 850.000 (IDR) to authors who decide to retract, correct or withdraw articles after articles published. This is because the authors do not respect the whole process that has been done.