Editorial Guidelines

GeoInternational and GeoUK are the leading business-to-business magazines for all with an interest in Geographical Information and its related technologies in the British Isle, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, North America and Asia.

  • The magazines present information in an easy-to-read format that appeals to novice and specialist alike.
  • They are not an academic journal. Its coverage of business, political, product-related and community developments is geared to both technical and nontechnical readers.
  • GeoInternational and GeoUK are vendor independent and welcomes news and views from all quarters.

Articles Length

  • If possible, send a 200-word synopsis in advance of submitting or preparing an article.
  • Feature-length articles should not exceed 1,600 words unless agreed otherwise.
  • All submissions are subject to editing by magazine staff for style and content and will not normally be returned to authors before publication.
  • Please include author(s) name(s), affiliation(s) and email address(es) in the body of the article

Style

  • Write in clear, conversational English, avoiding jargon and numerous acronyms. Where acronyms or abbreviations are used, these should be spelt-out in the first instance.
  • Please write in the third-person tense, (e.g. "The department commenced implementation of ..." rather than "We commenced implementation of ...") and in an active rather than passive voice (e.g. "The department started the project" rather than "The project was started by the department").
  • Explain the essential theme of the article in the first 2-3 Use attributed quotes where these lend authority. Include The article should be an analysis of a specific technology or issue (e.g. pros/cons) with a clearly defined point or message or new thinking in terms of geographic technology development or GI Science.
  • You should use case studies allowing readers to make use of the information in their business so they should contain a fair appraisal of real-life problems and issues and how they were solved. They are best used as part of discussions of more general topics, rather than as whole articles.

Illustrations

  • An illustrator EPS file with all graphics and fonts embedded.
  • Include as many relevant illustrations as possible - the fewer provided, the less likely the article is to be published. Avoid photographs of people sitting at computers.
  • Plots and screen shots should be clear.
  • Provide captions that will help readers understand what is illustrated. Include any necessary picture credits and copyright details.