BSGLg

Bulletin de la Société Géographique de Liège

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FULL INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS DOWNLOADABLE BELOW:

English version (1.1 - EN). Version française (1.1 - FR).

 

 

Recommendations to authors

When they submit a proposal to the BSGLg journal, the authors agree on the following principles:

  1. The authors acknowledge that they have read the Belgian Code of Research Ethics and Scientific Integrity (Appendix 1) and that they are committed to respecting it.
  2. The authors acknowledge that they have read the ethical rules of peer review (Appendix 2) and that they are committed to respecting it.Articles are evaluated through a double blind peer-review process.
  3. The authors acknowledge and accept that BSGLg is an open access academic journal whose principles are in accordance with the Budapest Declaration of 14 February 2002 : « By free access to [peer-reviewed research literature], we mean its free availability on the public Internet, allowing anyone to read, download, copy, transmit, print, search or link to the full text of these articles, automatically analyse them for indexing, use as data for software, or use them for other legal purposes, without financial, legal or technical barriers other than those associated with Internet access and use. The only constraint on reproduction and distribution and the only role of copyright in this context should be to guarantee authors control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly recognized and cited. » (Budapest, 14 February 2002)
  4. The authors acknowledge and accept that the contributions published by the Geographical Society of Liège in the BSGLg journal are published under the creative common CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license: attribution, no commercial use, no modifications.
  5. Authors must not pay any processing charges (ACPs) or article submission charges.
  6. The authors format their contributions in accordance with the instructions to authors adopted by the Geographical Society of Liège. Contributions that do not comply with the instructions to authors may be refused for evaluation or publication, or returned to their author(s).

Full instructions to authors are available for download (pdf)

 

Content of the proposals

All contributions submitted for publication in BSGLg must be formatted according to the instructions to authors. Articles submitted that do not comply with the instructions may be refused or returned to their author(s) for correction.

Accepted articles will be written in French or English (or in another language with the publisher's agreement).

To be admissible, proposals must contain the following metadata:

  1. A title that specifically, precisely and concisely expresses the content of the proposed article. The main title is written in French or English depending on the language in which the contribution is written, and translated into the other language.
  2. A summary of maximum 1,000 characters including spaces, expressing in a specific, precise and concise manner the content of the proposed article and its main conclusions. The summary is written in French or English depending on the language in which the contribution is written, and translated into the other language.
  3. Maximum 8 keywords in French and English.
  4. The surnames, forenames, titles, host institutions and contact details of the authors. When the contribution comes from several authors, the proposal identifies the corresponding author.

Full instructions to authors are available for download (pdf).

 

Text format

Full instructions to authors on how to format the text are available for download (pdf).

Proposals that do not comply with the instructions to authors may be rejected.

 

Responsibilities and ethical rules of peer review

This ethical statement on the responsibilities and ethical rules of peer review is strongly inspired by the one adopted by the Cahiers de géographie du Québec and adapted to the specificities of the BSGLg journal.

The Geographical Society of Liège subscribes to the principles of peer review for contributions published in the BSGLg journal. Responsibility for this evaluation is shared by the publisher, the Editorial Board, the Scientific Committee and the specialists who occasionally collaborate with the journal. This division of responsibilities is practiced as follows: any manuscript submitted to BSGLg is evaluated by experts who are selected from the international scientific community.

This evaluation respects complete anonymity. The name of the author of the manuscript is not revealed to the experts consulted and the author is not informed of the names of the reviewers who evaluate his manuscript. The selection of reviewers is the responsibility of the Editorial Board, which acts under the supervision of the Journal's Steering Committee.

The peer review process offers the best conditions for a fair assessment of the scientific value of the manuscripts submitted to them and opens the door to many geographical orientations. To be satisfactory, such a process must rely on the competence, integrity and dedication of all those involved. For this reason, reviewers and members of the editorial board undertake to respect the following ethical rules:

  1. The mandate of the reviewers and members of the editorial committee is individual and not institutional.
  2. The reviewers and members of the editorial board shall perform their duties in complete independence, without acting as promoters of particular interests or backgrounds.
  3. Reviewers and members of the editorial board are bound by strict confidentiality; they must exercise absolute discretion in the conduct of their duties; they must under no circumstances reveal the origin and content of manuscripts, the names of the reviewers or the nature of the deliberations relating to the evaluation. Only the scientific publisher is authorized to communicate the results of the evaluation to the authors.
  4. Reviewers and members of the editorial board must respect the intellectual property of the authors whose manuscripts they are reviewing. Under no circumstances may they use or transmit to anyone the manuscripts they evaluate, nor may they appropriate the research results they contain.
  5. Reviewers and members of the editorial board who have any interest, direct or indirect, in a favourable or unfavourable decision regarding the evaluation or publication of a manuscript are in a conflict of interest and may not participate in the manuscript's evaluation process.
  6. Reviewers and members of the editorial board who have or believe they have a personal or professional relationship with the author of a manuscript are in a conflict of interest and may not participate in the manuscript's evaluation process. More specifically, a professional conflict of interest exists if the author and the evaluator (examiner or member of the editorial board) are attached to the same university department, laboratory or research centre; or if they have collaborated as part of the same research team over the past five years. There is also a conflict of interest if one has directed or co-directed the thesis of the other.

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