About the Journal

Geopauta: Journal of Geography of the State University of the Southwest of Bahia - UESB, associated with the Postgraduate Program in Geography,
http://www2.uesb.br/ppg/ppgeo/ Linked to the Department of Geography-DG. It fits into the large area  of Human Sciences of CNPq/Capes. It aims to strengthen the scientific dissemination of It fits into the large area  of Human Sciences of CNPq/Capes.

Electronic access broadens its range of action, allowing free access to scientific output,

  The purpose of the journal is the dissemination of scientific papers, resulting from dense research, linked to research projects and their respective researchers, masters, doctoral studies and others.

The Geopauta journal does not charge any type of fee for submission and publication of the texts of each article submitted. The authors will not receive any remuneration for the submission and publication of the article.


It has as a target the researchers of Geography and related sciences.

The Geopauta Journal has the mission of disseminating research and reflections on topics related to geographic science and related areas. Publish research results; theoretical and thematic texts in the most different themes and categories of geography and related areas, with research results, case studies and practices.

It seeks to promote academic debate in geography and scientific innovation in the area of Social and Human Sciences.


The Journal will evaluate articles submitted in the Scielo preprint model and other repositories from 2022 onwards,

The Journal will classify the collaborations according to the following sections:

Technical-Scientific Articles: texts that contain complete reports of studies or completed research
Eventually, articles will be published in thematic dossiers
At the discretion of the Editorial Committee, relevant articles and classic works of national and international dissemination may be published in accordance with copyright rules.


It will not be allowed to publish more than one article per author in the same year. The inclusion of authors after the beginning of the manuscript evaluation process will not be allowed. each article may have a maximum of three authors

Maximum of 30% of articles by UESB-linked authors will be allowed to be published. The editorial process of endogenous articles will follow the same patterns as the flow of external authors. 


Journal publication periodicity is quarterly with continuous flow submissions

 Portais/Repositórios de Periódicos

Revista incluída no Repositório Institucional da UESB http://periodicos2.uesb.br/

 Portals / Newspaper Repositories

Journal included in the Institutional Repository of UESB http://periodicos2.uesb.br/

Ethics, Misconduct, Malpratices and Conflict of Interest

Geopauta magazine values ​​the integrity of knowledge building, the agreement on international ethical standards, expected by all involved with the publication: authors, editors, reviewers and publisher. Cases of misconduct and neglect will be investigated by the scientific council and in case of close relationship with people, institutions or places, attention should be increased to avoid a conflict of interest. In this sense, authors and reviewers are requested to contact the Journal's Editorial Board in case of evidence: Personal and institutional (family and party) links and conflicts between reviewers and authors;

Geopauta is committed to meeting and maintaining standards of ethical behavior at all stages of the publishing process. We closely follow the reference associations, such as the Publication Ethics Committee (COPE); ABEC and WMADHELSINKI

Geopauta magazine is a signatory of the good practices recommended by DORA,

(San Francisco declaration on research evaluation).

We are implementing SciELO. Guide to raising the opening, transparency, and reproducibility of research published by SciELO journals: https://wp.scielo.org/wp-content/uploads/Guia_TOP_en.pdf and the Guide to Good Practices for Strengthening Ethics in Scientific Publishing : https://wp.scielo.org/wp-content/uploads/Guia-de-Boas-Praticas-para-o-Fortalecimento-da-Etica-na-Publicacao-Cientifica.pdf

and the Open Science Compliance Form: https://wp.scielo.org/wp-content/uploads/Formulario-de-Conformidade-Ciencia-Aberta.docx

Controversial cases - Actions against misconduct and malpratices

Cases of controversy and misconduct arising from the article submission and publication process will be resolved according to the individuality of each case. In this sense, authors and reviewers or any other person are requested to contact the Journal's Editorial Board in case of evidence of a case of constroversia and misconduct on both sides. All parties should have the opportunity to broadly defend their arguments;

Clinical trials
The journal Geopauta is classified as a journal in the area of Geography that is part of the large area of CNPq in Human Sciences and so far has not published any article with clinical trials. If you receive any article that contains clinical trials, the authors must provide prior registration of the trials to be published. They must present the respective identification number and approval by the ethics committee for the manuscript to be evaluated by the Geopauta.

Peer review process

The articles submitted to the magazine Geopauta will be evaluated by external reviewers chosen by specialty and / or affinity to the theme of the works to be appreciated, such works may be evaluated and reassessed according to the need indicated in each opinion.
Firstly, a careful analysis of the article will be made by the journal editor, observing the relevance of the theme, the general technical norms of the journal exposed in the scope of article submission; in the journal template, followed by a rigorous evaluation of ABNT standards.
 The evaluation of the work will be based on the originality, scientific relevance, correctness, clarity and graphic quality of the illustrations.
Afterwards the article will be sent to a reviewer to evaluate the text of the article.
Opinions may be accepted for publication, accepted for publication with correction or not accepted for publication.
If an article with an opinion is not accepted, it may be forwarded for evaluation at a later stage if it is in the journal's interest to publish the submitted article.

The evaluation of work

 will be based on the originality, scientific relevance, correctness, clarity and graphic quality of the illustrations.

The opinions may be accepted for publication, accepted for publication with correction or not accepted for publication.

In the case of an article with an opinion not accepted, it may be forwarded for evaluation at a later stage if it is in the interest of the journal to publish the submitted article.

In order to ensure the integrity of blind peer evaluation, every possible care should be taken not to disclose the identity of the perpetrators and evaluators during the process. Like this:

Authors should delete the names of the text by replacing "author" and year in notes, article titles in parts of the text content. You must remove the identification of the authors of the properties of the Word document (in the File> Properties menu), starting in File, in the main menu, clicking in the sequence: File> Save as ...> Tools, Save.


 In order to ensure optimal placement of the submitted article and to facilitate research with the new tools, special attention should be given at the moment of indicating the keywords in topic 3.4 (Submission Indexing), with a choice of those representative of the content of the work.

 Publishing Languages

With a view to widening the range, Geopauta makes efforts to provide works in Portuguese, Spanish and English, with at least 30% of articles translated into English. The originals will be published as submitted and approved by opinion. All articles must have the abstract in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

Manuscripts should be written in accessible language, avoiding theoretical jargon and formulations that are difficult for the reader to interpret, as long as it does not affect the quality of the work, the works in Portuguese should expressly follow the norms of ABNT, 10520/2002, ABNT 6023/2018 and ABNT 14724/2011, ABNT 6022/2018 for articles by authors from other countries must be submitted in English or Spanish and may be in the format APA6th EDITION, with translation to Portuguese and ABNT rules.

The Journal uses the LOCKSS and CLOCKSS system to store and distribute magazine content to participating libraries.

 Sponsorship of the Journal

 UESB Editions

Authorization for publication of works
Authors who publish in this journal agree to the following terms:

Authors retain copyright and grant the journal the right of first publication, with work simultaneously licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. allowing to share, copy, distribute, display, reproduce, all or parts, provided it has no commercial purpose and the authors and source are cited, acknowledging the authorship and initial publication in this journal.

Geopauta magazine uses the plagium system for plagiarism verification of articles