About JLGIS  |  Instruction to Contributors  |  Committee Members

About Annals of GIS (Formely Geographic Information Sciences)

Published twice a year, Geographic Information Sciences (ISSN 1082-4006), is the official journal of The Association of Chinese Professionals in Geographic Information Systems (Abroad) (CPGIS). Responsibility for the contents rests upon the authors and not upon CPGIS or its members. All members of CPGIS will receive this journal upon payment of the annual membership fee. The cost for each volume is $100 for institution subscriber (including postage) and $20 for personal subscriber (including postage).

Copyright of all text materials from Geographic Information Sciences belongs to CPGIS. Abstracts and brief quotations maybe made if reference is credited to Geographic Information Sciences. Large text abstract may not be reproduced without permission from CPGIS. Typeset and layout by CAMFER, University of California, Berkeley, USA. Printed in Hong Kong.

For information on joining CPGIS, write to

CPGIS headquarters, 151 Hilgard Hall, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-3110, USA. Telephone: (510) 642-1351. Fax: (510) 643-5098.

Instruction to Contributors

  1. Scope

    The journal will publish original research on the theory, methods, development and applications of geographic information systems, remote sensing, global positioning systems, and cartography. Brief papers on hardware and software design and associated codes are welcome. GIS-related news, highlight articles and commercial advertisements will also be published.

  2. Language

    English only.

  3. Manuscript Format

    Use American Letter Sized or A4 white papers. Manuscripts must be double spaced and should normally not exceed 5000 words per manuscript in length. An abstract is limited in less than 150 words. Submission in digital form is welcome. List figure captions on a separate page and put figure number and author(s)' name(s) on the back of the figures. Color illustrations may be published with a charge to the author(s) depending on fund availability of CPGIS. SI units must be used. Citation of references in the text can be made either by a number index such as [2] or by using the author(s) followed by a number index, e.g., Chen and Wang[2]. A reference should include items in the following order: Number Index, Author Name, Year of Publication, Title of Article or Book, Journal Name or Book Publisher, Volume, Issue, Starting and Ending Pages.

  4. Manuscript Submission

    Copies must be submitted to the Annals of GIS web site:


  5. Review, Proofs and Offprints

    Technical papers will be submitted to referees whose names will be kept confidential. The editors reserve the right on whether a paper should be accepted. Once a paper is accepted, proofs will be sent to the correspnding author for checking. 25 offprints will be sent to the corresponding author when the paper is published.

  6. Advertisements

    Please contact the editor.

Committee Members

Journal Advisory Board

Junyong CHEN
Shupeng CHEN
Tzu How CHU
Huadong GUO
Deren LI
Guanhua XU
Rm 615, Esther Lee Building, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N.T., HKSAR
Executive Editor
Bo Huang

Assistant Editor
Jun Yan

Cartography and Geo-visualization
  • Liqiu Meng
  • Juval Portugali
  • GIS
  • Yichun Xie
  • Christophe Claramunt
  • Remote Sensing
  • Shunlin Liang
  • Zhong Lu
  • Dada Acquisition
  • Ron Li
  • Ryosuke Shibasaki
  • Spatial Analysis and Modeling
  • David Wong
  • Fulong Wu
  • Uncertainty modeling
  • Wenzhong Shi
  • A-Xing Zhu
  • Natural Resource/Ecosystem
  • Yeqiao Wang
  • Bing Xu
  • Urban Management
  • Feng-Tyan Lin
  • Lin Liu
  • Policy, Law and Society
  • Bin Li
  • Fahui Wang
  • Book Review
  • Ming-Hsiang Tsou
    Journal Management Committee

    Hui LIN

    Yuemin DING
    Peng GONG
    Bin LI
    Liang TANG
    Jin-yeu TSUO
    Hanming TU
    Chenghu ZHOU
    Qiming ZHOU

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