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Ethical charter

Traduction de Marie Diebold

Cybergeo: European Journal of Geography is committed to ensuring the integrity of the scientific record of submissions and of the evaluation and publication processes. The journal implements best practices in publication ethics, in accordance with the 16 principles of transparency developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA), and the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME). A list of the standards applied can be found, for example, in the Core Practices of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). The Code of Ethics applies to everyone involved in the publication process: authors, readers, proofreaders, translators and editors.

The editorial staff makes every effort to detect and prevent the publication of articles where the integrity of the research has not been respected, including plagiarism, manipulation or absence of citations, falsification/fabrication of data, among others. Authors are asked to guarantee that their article has not been published or submitted in parallel to other journals; that permissions have been obtained for the use of copyrighted materials such as images, and that the rights of third parties or institutions have not been infringed.

Commitment of the journal

Conflict of interest

In order to ensure a reliable and open publication process, all authors, readers and editors are requested to declare via our submission platform or directly to the editor-in-chief any interest that may compromise or influence the validity of the review and publication or create a conflict of interest.

Evaluation by peer reviewers

Cybergeo follows the procedure of double-blind external peer review for all unsolicited article submissions as specified in the Instructions for authors. Anonymity is maintained from the pre-selection committee review stage to the final decision (rejection or acceptance for publication). Articles that express a personal comment or opinion are not considered scientific articles. It may be suggested to the author to submit his text on Cybergeo Conversation, the debate blog that accompanies the journal.

Organization of the journal

The journal provides transparent information on the bodies and tools that ensure its functioning.


In order to ensure the permanence of all publications, the journal is published on the OpenEdition site which is backed up daily. For the submission part (text, images, annexed documents, evaluations and exchanges with authors), the whole is permanently saved on the OJS site of PKP used for submission. Cybergeo is open access and registered under SHERPA/RoMEO which describes the licensing conditions and the possibilities of self-archiving on institutional sites in open archives.


Every effort is made to trace the rights holders, but if inadvertently a right holder has been forgotten, the editors are ready to take the necessary steps for a rectification.

Editorial treatment

All accepted material (on first submission, or after modification) is edited in consultation with the author.

Privacy policy

The names and e-mail addresses published on the journal's website are used exclusively for the purposes stated by the journal and will not be made available to third parties for any reason whatsoever.

Scientific Reproducibility and Data Policy

The journal aims to contribute to the development of cumulative and reproducible science through an open and evolving editorial policy. It has taken pioneering initiatives by creating model papers and data papers sections.

Open science

Cybergeo defends an open science for all, reproducible and shared without constraint. Articles are published under a CC-BY license. However, the content must not be reused for commercial purposes.

Authors' commitments

Originality and plagiarism

Authors guarantee that their article proposal is original, that it does not infringe on the moral rights of intellectual property of any other person or entity.

Conflicts of Interest

Authors declare to the journal's management any potential conflict of interest, whether professional, financial or otherwise, that could be construed as having influenced their approach. In addition, they must declare all sources of funding for the research presented in the contribution.

Acknowledgement of authors

The corresponding author/submitting author ensures that only the authors and all authors who made significant contributions to the conception, design, and interpretation of the submitted study are listed as co-authors. The reviewer also ensures that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have decided to submit it for publication. Acknowledgements may mention certain contributors who have provided substantial assistance to the published work.

Defamatory statements

Authors warrant that their proposed article does not contain any defamatory, fraudulent, or knowingly inaccurate statement.

Multiple or redundant publications

Authors warrant that their proposed article has not been previously published and that it is not based in whole or in part on previously published work (with the exception of notes and book reviews and Exchange articles, which are based solely on the commentary or opening article of the Exchange, respectively). They do not submit their contribution to several journals at the same time.


Authors guarantee that they cite all publications they have used in their work in an appropriate manner.

Editorial treatment

Authors authorize the editorial team of the journal to make any corrections to their article and collaborate with them when corrections are submitted for approval by the proofreader.


At the time of publication, authors are asked to make a final check of the publication. If an error or inaccuracy is discovered after publication, authors will promptly inform the journal and cooperate with the journal to retract or update the article. The date of the update is indicated in the citation of the published article.

Commitment of expert reviewers


Reviewers promptly inform the journal management via the submission site if they feel insufficiently qualified or do not have sufficient time to review the submission.

Conflicts of interest

Reviewers declare to journal management at the time of acceptance or rejection of the online review application any potential conflict of interest, whether professional, financial, or otherwise, that could be construed as having influenced their process. The journal also asks reviewers to withdraw from the process if the author is identified.

Confidentiality and Use of Data

The peer review process is strictly confidential. Information or correspondence about a submission is not shared with anyone outside of this process. No unpublished information, arguments, or interpretations contained in a submission are used or disclosed prior to publication of the article without the consent of the authors.


The quality of the proposed article is judged objectively, respecting the intellectual independence of the authors. Reviewers clearly express their points of view, with supporting arguments; ad hominem criticism is prohibited.

Multiple or redundant publications

The experts inform the journal's management of any substantial similarity between the manuscript under review and any document published or submitted simultaneously to another journal of which they are aware.


Reviewers inform the journal's management of the use of other authors' work without acknowledging the source.

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