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:

  1. Technical-Scientific Articles: texts that contain complete reports of studies or completed research
  2. 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.
  3. Essays: It is intended for an argumentative text, which can be the presentation of a study or the development of a theme within the scope of the journal.


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. 


In 2020 and 2021, the journal's publication frequency was quarterly with continuous flow submissions

As of 2022, we will publish the texts in a continuous publication mode (rolling pass). The continuous publication or rolling pass is the publication of articles as they are approved, per year. There are no fascicles, no periodicity. There is no closed periodicity in months. This measure minimizes the problem of publication time between acceptance and publication of the approved article, precisely because of the great demand for submissions received by the Journal. We also consider it a way to give visibility and expand access to articles already refereed, allowing them to be edited, formatted, DOI validated and published continuously.

 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 received in the submission of the Geopauta journal will undergo a technical review. Before being sent for evaluation and, in this case, they may be rejected in this first stage of submission. To ensure the integrity of the blind peer review, all possible care must be taken not to reveal the identity of authors and reviewers to each other during the process. Thus: Authors should exclude the names of the text replacing by “author” and year in notes, article titles in parts of the text content. The identification of the authors must be removed from the properties of the Word document (in the menu File>Properties), starting in File, in the main menu, clicking in the sequence: File>Save as...>Tools, Save.
First, a careful analysis of the article will be carried out by the editorial board of the magazine, observing the relevance of the theme, the general technical norms of the Magazine exposed in the scope of article submission; in the magazine's template, followed by a rigorous evaluation of Geopauta's editorial standards. The evaluation of the article will be based on the originality, scientific relevance, correctness, clarity and graphic quality of the illustrations, among others.
Subsequently, the articles approved in this first stage will be sent for evaluation by external reviewers or the scientific council of the journal chosen in the double-blind system by specialty and/or affinity to the subject of the works to be appreciated, such works can be evaluated and re-evaluated according to the need indicated in each opinion and according to the referrals of the journal's editorial committee.
The journal provides an evaluation form that will be sent to the ad hoc reviewers. The opinions may be recommended for publication, recommended with mandatory correction/revision of the text or not recommended for publication. In the case of an article with a non-recommended review, it may be forwarded for evaluation at a later stage if it is deemed relevant by the editorial committee for the journal's publication themes.
Works received for review must be treated as confidential documents. Reviewers must register the declaration of conflict of interest, available in the evaluation form. They must also maintain the confidentiality of any information provided by the editor or author, without retaining any copies of the manuscript. They should not use information or ideas obtained in reading the works for their own benefit.
After sending the opinions, the authors will be informed of the editorial decision. If changes are requested, the authors must pay attention to the deadlines established for sending the corrected version of the article. The article will only be published upon submission of corrections and/or justifications for non-alteration and in this case it is up to the editorial committee to decide on the reassessment of the article for publication or not. The editorial committee will forward to the author(s) the changes received in the opinion, the referees can propose correction, deletion and or add excerpts and sections, point out ambiguous, redundant, incoherent descriptions or misuse of terminology and concepts, etc. The opinions have a consultative character, and the submission editor is responsible for the final decision on the publication of the article..

Preprints - review

If the author intends to publish in preprints format, we provide the form in accordance with the Open Science of SciELO and indicate, according to the Open Science statement, that files containing Research Data (codes, methods and other materials used and resulting from the research) be made available. in the manuscript itself or in an open online repository, and will be evaluated in this modality. In addition, we provide links to other public platforms, such as PreprintsPreprints SciELO, arqxiv, Psyarxiv, so that, if necessary, they can be discussed openly, before being published.
The author(s) who submit an article in the Scielo preprint and or in other public preprint platforms must indicate whether they want the article to be evaluated by Revista Geopauta. Geopauta journal will apply the steps described in the Geopauta peer review criteria section, so if the article submitted in the preprint system has reached the minimum conditions of the journal, it will be forwarded to the editorial committee for an opinion. At this stage of the evaluation, the referee must indicate whether or not he agrees with the disclosure of the name in the opinion, if so, the opinion must be signed by the referee whose name will be disclosed in the preprint system.


 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; CNPq

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.

The articles sent for evaluation will undergo a technical review for the analysis of plagiarism on the Plagium platform and always comparing with other anti-plagiarism applications, including CopyspIder available on the periódicos da UESB journal portal. The editorial team checks the data and scans the entire text of the docx file submitted by the author. In the case of direct plagiarism (copy and paste), a paragraph without proper citation is enough for the article to be returned to the author, indicating the problem. In the case of mosaic plagiarism; Paraphrased plagiarism and self-plagiarism will be considered plagiarism texts that exceed up to 16% similarity of the total written text without proper citation. In these cases, the article is returned to the author to make the necessary changes and resubmit the article to the journal.