Land is an international and cross-disciplinary, peer-reviewed, open access journal on land system science, landscape, soil–sediment–water systems, urban study, land–climate interactions, water–energy–land–food (WELF) nexus, biodiversity research and health nexus, land modelling and data processing, ecosystem services, and multifunctionality and sustainability etc., published monthly online by MDPI. The International Association for Landscape Ecology (IALE), European Land-use Institute (ELI), Landscape Institute (LI) and Urban Land Institute (ULI) are affiliated with Land, and their members receive discounts on the article processing charges.
  • Open Access— free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
  • High Visibility: indexed within Scopus, SSCI (Web of Science), PubAg, AGRIS, GeoRefRePEc, and other databases.
  • Journal Rank: JCR - Q2 (Environmental Studies) / CiteScore - Q2 (Nature and Landscape Conservation)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision is provided to authors approximately 14.8 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.7 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2023).
  • Recognition of Reviewers: reviewers who provide timely, thorough peer-review reports receive vouchers entitling them to a discount on the APC of their next publication in any MDPI journal, in appreciation of the work done.
Impact Factor: 3.9 (2022); 5-Year Impact Factor: 4.0 (2022)
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Topic in Atmosphere, Forests, Hydrology, Land, Remote Sensing
Karst Environment and Global Change Topic Editors: Xiaoyong Bai, Yongjun Jiang, Jian Ni, Xubo Gao, Yuemin Yue, Jiangbo Gao, Junbing Pu, Hu Ding, Qiong Xiao, Zhicai Zhang
Deadline: 28 March 2024
Topic in GeoHazards, Geosciences, Land, Remote Sensing, Water
Landslide Detection and Monitoring Using Multisource Remote Sensing Data Topic Editors: Haijun Qiu, Wen Nie, Afshin Asadi, Pooya Saffari
Deadline: 31 March 2024
Topic in Buildings, Forests, Land, Remote Sensing, Smart Cities, Sustainability
Biophilic Cities and Communities: Towards Natural Resources, Environmental and Social Sustainability Topic Editors: Xin-Chen Hong, Baojie He, Jiang Liu, Jinda Qi, Guangyu Wang, Shi Cheng
Deadline: 30 April 2024
Topic in Diversity, Geosciences, Land, Resources, Sustainability
Advances in Geodiversity Research Topic Editors: Paulo Pereira, Murray Gray, Maria da Glória Garcia
Deadline: 20 May 2024
Special Issue in Land
Geodesign in Urban Planning Guest Editors: Brian Deal, Grant Mosey, Yexuan Gu
Deadline: 15 March 2024
Special Issue in Land
Energy Colonialism, Extractivism, Socio-Ecological Transitions, and Land Planning Guest Editors: Alberto Ruiz, Antonio Ortega Santos, Ivan González Márquez, Chiara Olivieri, Luis Bolonio, Helios Escalante Moreno, Josefa Sánchez Contreras
Deadline: 28 March 2024
Special Issue in Land
Water in Land System Science Guest Editors: Jacqueline M. Vadjunec, Todd Fagin, Thomas Lavanchy, Kate Zeigler, Bruce Hoagland
Deadline: 5 April 2024
Special Issue in Land
Feature Papers for Land Systems and Global Change Section Guest Editors: Le Yu, Pengyu Hao
Deadline: 24 April 2024
Topical Collection in Land
Land Use Transitions and Land System Science Collection Editor: Hualou Long
Topical Collection in Land
Land Systems in Transition: Challenges, Approaches, and Pathways for a Sustainable Development Collection Editors: Ileana Pătru-Stupariu, Christine Fürst
Topical Collection in Land
Collection for the International Association for Landscape Ecology (IALE) Collection Editor: Weiqi Zhou
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