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9 May 2023
Meet Us at the Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2023 (JpGU 2023), 21–26 May 2023, Chiba, Japan


MDPI is attending the Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2023 (JpGU 2023). The event will be held at the Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan, from 21 to 26 May 2023, and it is organized by the Japan Geoscience Union (JpGU). JpGU is an academic union that encompasses all the Earth and planetary science disciplines and related fields; additionally, it has been organizing annual meetings since 2005. JpGU 2023 will cover a wide range of Earth and planetary sciences, including space and planetary sciences, atmospheric and hydrospheric sciences, human geosciences, solid Earth sciences, and biogeosciences. The JpGU annual meeting provides participants with a good opportunity to become familiar with cutting-edge research and unique approaches to research objects within their own special field and beyond. Representatives of the following MDPI journals will be attending:

  • Land;
  • Remote Sensing;
  • Minerals;
  • Sustainability;
  • Drones;
  • Geographies;
  • Climate;
  • Geomatics;
  • Geosciences;
  • Water;
  • Quaternary;
  • Sensors;
  • Earth.

If you are also attending this conference, please feel free to stop by our booth (#Pub05). Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person to answer any questions you may have. For more information about the conference, please visit: https://www.jpgu.org/meeting_e2023/.

21 April 2023
Topics Webinar | EO&GEO Series: Remote Sensing for Flood Risk and Hazard Management, 11 May 2023


We have entered an era of geospatial data proliferation, especially from remote sensing technologies, including, more recently, satellites and drones. This proliferation has led to the development of Open Access as well as many proprietary tools and services to assist organizations and people in general in being better prepared when facing increasingly more impactful disasters such as floods. Online cloud computing and fast-paced advances in machine learning models contribute greatly to this continuous progress.

At the global level, several flood-related tools are available for free, ranging from observations to modeling and forecasting, using field data, remotely sensed observations, as well as hydrologic and hydrodynamic models (for more details about available tools, see EOTEC DevNet’s tool tracking capacity building resources for flooding at https://eotec-dev.ceos.org/tools/). At the global level, several satellite-based mapping systems and tools are available and regularly used by a number of response and humanitarian agencies, such as the United Nations World Food Programme (UN WFP), the US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and many others.

In this webinar, three internationally recognized experts will present some of these great developments in the areas of hydrology and flood management, discussing recent advances in topography, flood modeling, discharge measurements, and flood disaster mapping.

Date: 11 May 2023 at 3:00 p.m. CEST | 9:00 a.m. EDT | 9:00 p.m. Asia

Webinar ID: 896 2424 9140

Register now for free!

Speaker/Presentation Time in CEST Time in EDT
Dr. Guy Schumann
Chair Introduction
3.00–3:15 p.m. 9:00–9:15 a.m.
Dr. Laurence Hawker
Generating a 30 m global terrain map and using them in Global Flood Models
3:15–3:35 p.m. 9:15–9:35 a.m.
Dr. Angelica Tarpanelli
Satellite monitoring of river discharge and its use in hydrological applications
3:35–3:55 p.m. 9:35–9:55 a.m.
Dr. Patrick Matgen
The Sentinel-1 Global Flood Monitoring system of the Copernicus Emergency Management Service
3:55–4:15 p.m. 9:55–10:15 a.m.
Q&A 4:15–4:25 p.m. 10:15–10:25 a.m.
Dr. Guy Schumann
Closing of Webinar
4:25–4:30 p.m. 10:25–10:30 a.m.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information on how to join the webinar. Registrations with academic institutional email addresses will be prioritized.

Unable to attend? Register anyway and we will let you know when the recording is available to watch.

Webinar Chair and Keynote Speakers:

  • Dr. Guy Schumann (Chair), School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom; Research and Education Department, RSS-Hydro, Dudelange, Luxembourg
  • Dr. Laurence Hawker, School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Dr. Angelica Tarpanelli, National Research Council, Research Institute for Geo-Hydrological Protection of (CNR-IRPI), Italy
  • Dr. Patrick Matgen, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), Esch-Belval Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg

Relevant Topic:

Advances in Earth Observation and Geosciences
Topic Editors: Prof. Dr. Diego González-Aguilera and Dr. Pablo Rodríguez-Gonzálvez

Relevant Special Issues:

Advances in Earth Observation to Improve Flood Disaster Monitoring and Management
Special Issue Editors: Dr. Guy Schumann, Dr. Laura Giustarini and Dr. Ramona-Maria Pelich

Human-Induced Disaster and Conflict Analysis, Prediction, and Prevention by Geospatial Analytics and Information Systems
Special Issue Editors: Prof. Dr. Maria Antonia Brovelli and Prof. Dr. Songnian Li

Land Use Planning, Sustainability and Disaster Risk Reduction
Special Issue Editors: Dr. Miguel Leal,  Dr. Paulo Miguel Madeira, Dr. Raquel de Melo and Dr. Sérgio
Cruz de Oliveira

 “Drones for Natural Hazards
Special Issue Editors: Dr. Vasil Yordanov, Dr. Luigi Barazzetti and Prof. Dr. Maria Antonia Brovelli

11 April 2023
Topics Webinar | EO&GEO Series: New Milestones in Drones—From New Drones Designs to Real-Time and Artificial Intelligence Applications, Held on 25 April 2023

On Tuesday, 25 April 2023, MDPI and the journals Remote Sensing, Drones, Land and IJGI organized the webinar entitled EO&GEO Series: New Milestones in Drones—from New Drones Designs to Real-Time and Artificial Intelligence Applications.

It is clear that drones have become an increasingly popular tool for mapping and surveying, with their ability to capture high-resolution and multi-sensor imagery. However, traditional mapping techniques often require significant time and effort to process the collected data before it can be used; therefore, real-time drone mapping offers a game-changing solution that is going to transform various application fields, such as emergency response or agriculture. 

Thanks to our recognized speakers, we had the opportunity to share with the audience novel insights into drone technology, from real-time mapping applications and novel drone designs to close to market vertical solutions in agriculture.

Please note that this webinar is associated with the Topic titled “Advances in Earth Observation and Geosciences”.  The deadline is 31 December 2023.

You can watch the recorded webinar here:

Webinar Chairs and Keynote Speakers:

  • Dr. Diego González-Aguilera (Chair), Cartographic and Land Engineering Department, Higher Polytechnic School of Avila, University of Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain;
  • Pablo Rodríguez-Gonzálvez (Chair), Department of Mining Technology, Topography and Structures, University of León, Ponferrada, Spain;
  • Dr. Francesco Nex, Earth Observation Science (ESO) Department, ITC Faculty, University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands;
  • Katerina Margarita, Acceligence Hellas Ltd, Greece;
  • Mr. Xavier Silva Garcia, Hemav Technology SL., Spain

11 April 2023
Meet Us at the 2023 Science and Technology Annual Meeting of Chinese Society for Environmental Sciences, 22–23 April 2023, Nanchang, China


MDPI will be attending the 2023 Science and Technology Annual Meeting of Chinese Society for Environmental Sciences, which will be held from 22 to 23 April 2023, in Nanchang, China. The theme of the annual meeting is “Develop green and low-carbon, build a beautiful China”.

The annual meeting has arranged for an opening ceremony and specially invited keynote speeches, subsession seminars, high-end forums, special sessions for young scientists, poster exchanges, environmental protection science and technology achievement exhibitions, special events, etc. A total of 1800 delegates are expected to attend. Four academicians and other well-known experts are expected to deliver keynote speeches on climate change, the prevention and control of atmospheric, water, and soil environmental pollution, and environmental management science as well as technology. The invited keynote speeches touch on fields such as achievements in transformation.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

If you are attending this meeting, please feel free to start a conversation with us. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person and answering any questions that you may have. For more information about the conference and our booth, please visit http://www.chinacses.org/xw/hytz/202303/t20230324_1021734.shtml.

30 March 2023
Remote Sensing Webinar | Advances in Disaster Science, 5 April 2023


Date and time: 5 April 2023, 19:00–21:00 EDT/6 April 2023 8:00–10:00 JST
Webinar website: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/remotesensing/events/16005
Webinar ID: 822 7632 9470
Webinar secretariat: remotesensing@mdpi.com
Keywords: geohazards; flooding; tsunami; Earth observation; machine learning; building damage mapping
Register for free: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/4116786725558/WN_Q_eR5ORFQEioyKi-HfEkSw
Relevant Special Issue:
Technological Advancements in Disaster Damage Assessment Using Earth Observation, Machine Learning, and Numerical Simulation

Disaster science is a research discipline that plays a critical role in understanding the processes underlying geo-hazards, evaluating, modeling, and forecasting hazard risks, and designing, as well as implementing disaster risk management policies and programs. This webinar will provide a high-level overview of recent advances in disaster sciences, including new geospatial methodologies and applications. The speakers will discuss common challenges and opportunities for rapid mapping and assessment of hazard risks in a range of applications. The webinar Chair and Co-Chair will highlight the key achievements of this fast-developing discipline and introduce the speakers, who will present case studies to illustrate the use of Earth observation as well as machine learning techniques in disaster science. The webinar will be conducted in English.

Chair:

1

Dr. Magaly Koch
Boston University, Center for Remote Sensing and Department of Earth and Environment, Boston, USA

Co-Chair:

1

Dr. Shunichi Koshimura
International Research Institute of Disaster Science, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan

Speakers:

1
 
 

Dr. Bruno Adriano
International Research Institute of Disaster Science, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan

1

Dr. Nidhi Verma
Boston University, Center for Remote Sensing, Boston, USA

We are looking forward to your participation in our event.

Remote Sensing Editorial Office

21 March 2023
2023 World Meteorological Day

Rapid scientific and technological advances have greatly improved the accuracy of weather forecasts and life-saving early warnings. Our weather, climate, and water cycle will be different in the future, since weather, climate, and hydrological services will help us tackle the associated challenges and seize the opportunities. The theme for the 2023 World Meteorological Day is “The Future of Weather, Climate, and Water across Generations”. Please find more theme-related journals and contents as follows.

Location: Baoxing, Sichuan, China

Photo by Qian Xue, Southwest Jiaotong University

Location: Sanjiangyuan, China

Photo by Bo yu, Nankai Univeristy

Photo by Paulina Mielcarek-Bocheńska, Institute of Technology and Life Sciences

To access more content about MDPI International Day Campaign Series activities, please click here.

Special Issue: GNSS in Meteorology and Climatology

Special Issue: Extreme Weather Detection, Attribution and Adaptation Design

Special Issue: Non-stationarity (Seasonality and Trends) in Time Series of Meteorological Extreme Events

Special Issue: Early Career Scientists' (ECS) Contributions to Meteorology (2023)

MDPI World Meteorological Day Webinar 2023

23 Mar 2023, 17:00 (CET)

Free to register for the two sessions.

Recordings will be available on Sciforum shortly afterward.

13 March 2023
MDPI’s Newly Launched Journals in December 2022

As a leading open access publisher, MDPI provides scholars with a high-quality and rich academic exchange platform by continuously expanding into new and exciting research areas.

In December 2022, MDPI launched five new journals, covering multiple subjects such as life sciences, biology, medicine and pharmacology, social sciences and humanities. These new journals are being edited by established scholars across the world.

Journal

Founding Editor-in-Chief

Journal Topics (Selected)

Prof. Dr. Fabio Gresta, University of Messina, Italy| Editorial | view inaugural issue

grass/forage/turf production; grassland management; pasture monitoring; grazing and livestock; grass agro-ecosystems| view journal scope | submit an article

Prof. Dr. Christos G. Athanassiou, University of Thessaly, Greece| Editorial | view inaugural issue

pesticides; fungicides; herbicides; fertilizers; soil conditioners| view journal scope | submit an article

Prof. Dr. Stephen H. Safe, Texas A&M University, USA| Editorial | view inaugural issue

receptor structure; receptor function; receptor signaling; receptor expression and regulation; receptor interactions with drugs| view journal scope | submit an article

Dr. Jean Jacques Vanden Eynde, University of Mons-UMONS, Belgium| Editorial | view inaugural issue

drug discovery; medicinal chemistry; preclinical and clinical research; marketed drugs; intellectual property and regulatory affairs| view journal scope | submit an article

Prof. Dr. Heather Kanuka, University of Alberta, Canada| Editorial | view inaugural issue

higher education; tertiary education; policy and practice in higher education; educational leadership in higher education; educational administration and management in higher education| view journal scope | submit an article

If you are interested in creating more open access journals with us to publish cutting-edge research, please send your journal proposal application to newjournal-committee@mdpi.com.

7 March 2023
Displaying Co-Authors’ Email Addresses on the Webpage of Published Papers

MDPI is pleased to announce that we now display the co-authors’ email addresses in addition to the corresponding author’s email address on the webpage of published papers, protected by Captcha. For more information about this change, please visit the journal’s instructions for authors page. 

We believe this change will facilitate academic discussions and advance our cause of open science and research. The corresponding authors are responsible for communicating with their co-authors and indicating in our system (https://susy.mdpi.com/) if co-authors would prefer for their email addresses not to be displayed.

22 February 2023
Meet Us at the 2023 AAG Annual Meeting, 23–27 March 2023, Denver, USA

Conference: 2023 AAG Annual Meeting
Date: 23–27 April 2023
Location: Denver, USA

MDPI will be attending the 2023 AAG Annual Meeting as an exhibitor, and we welcome researchers from different backgrounds to visit and share their latest ideas with us.

This conference is organized by the American Association of Geographers (AAG). The theme of the meeting is “Toward More Just Geographies”. At the meeting, specialists will share and discuss the latest in research and applications in geography, sustainability, and GIScience.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

Remote Sensing (ISSN: 2072-4292, IF: 5.349) publishes regular research papers, reviews, technical notes and communications covering all aspects of remote sensing science, from sensor design and validation/calibration to its application in geosciences, environmental sciences, ecology, and civil engineering. The aim is to publish novel/improved methods/approaches and/or algorithms of remote sensing to benefit the community, open to everyone in need of them.

Sustainability (ISSN: 2071-1050, IF: 3.889) encourages experts to publish their experimental, computational and theoretical research on sustainability. This encompasses topics related to social sciences, natural and applied science and engineering, in order to enable the application and development of sustainability.

If you are planning to attend this conference, please do not hesitate to start an online conversation with us. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person and answering any questions that you may have. For more information about the conference, please visit the following website: https://www.aag.org/events/aag2023/.

16 February 2023
Increasing Visibility for Preprints.org – Clarivate adds the Preprint Citation Index to the Web of Science

On 9 February 2023, Clarivate, a global leader in providing trusted insights and analytics, added the Preprint Citation Index to the Web of Science platform, streamlining the research process by allowing researchers to locate and link to preprints alongside other trusted content in the database.

The Preprint Citation Index will act as a bridge to connect cutting-edge preprints with peer-reviewed journal articles published within the Web of Science Core Collection. Alerts can be easily set to monitor new research across several repositories and authors will also be able to include preprints on their Web of Science Research Profile to more accurately display their various research outputs.

As of its launch, the Preprint Citation Index will provide nearly two million preprints from various repositories, including MDPI’s own Preprints.org.

MDPI's Preprints Platform – Preprints.org

To advance Open Science and the fast dissemination of research, MDPI offers researchers a free multidisciplinary preprint platform. Preprints.org accepts submissions from all research areas and offers authors high visibility, permanent archiving, article-level Metrics and immediately citable content by assigning a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) to all preprints.

During submission to any MDPI journal, authors have the option to share their research as a preprint. After an initial screening, the manuscript is available online in 48 hours or less. Once online, preprints can be downloaded, shared, commented on, and cited, providing authors maximum visibility.

We invite you to join the ranks of the over 100k researchers using Preprints.org and share your research.

For more information, please visit Preprints.org.

22 December 2022
Special Issue Mentor Program

We are pleased to announce the launch of a new initiative—the MDPI Special Issue Mentor Program.

This program will enable early career researchers (who must hold a Ph.D. in a related field) to experience editing a Special Issue in MDPI journals, under the mentorship of our experienced Editorial Board Members or other experienced scientists. The mentor program will provide an excellent opportunity for early career scientists to gain editorial experience, and to cultivate their ability to edit scientific research.

The mentee’s responsibilities include:

  • Proposing a Special Issue title and assisting the mentor in preparing a summary (around 200–400 words) and 3–10 keywords describing the background, importance, and goal of the Issue;
  • Writing a brief promotion plan for the Special Issue;
  • Preparing a list of scholars who may be interested in the Issue and personally e-mailing invitations on behalf of Guest Editors;
  • Writing an editorial for the online Special Issue together with the mentor.

The mentor’s responsibilities include:

  • Conducting a final check before the Special Issue is published online;
  • Performing editorial control of the Special Issue and quality control of the publications, both of which must be carried out in a timely manner;
  • Providing suggestions to younger scholars if they have any doubts or concerns regarding submissions;
  • Organizing video calls with young scholars and the Editorial Office regularly to discuss problems and improvement suggestions for the Special Issue;
  • Making and submitting decisions regarding submissions with the assistance of mentees.

Certificates and awards:
After the Special Issue closes, the Editorial Office will provide official certificates for all the mentors and early career researchers.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please send your Special Issue proposal to the Editorial Office of a journal you choose, and we will discuss the process (i.e., mentor collaboration, Special Issue topic feasibility analysis, etc.) in further detail. The full list of MDPI journals is as follows: https://www.mdpi.com/about/journals.

In addition to the new Special Issue Mentor Program, we will continue to welcome all Special Issue proposals focusing on hot research topics.

14 December 2022
"Thanks a Million!" – One Million Articles Published in MDPI Journals

MDPI has just become the first open access (OA) publisher to reach the milestone of one million articles published. That is one million articles freely available to all, to circulate and build upon! We are proud to share this special moment with the global scientific community.

This landmark has been reached thanks to the immeasurable support of more than 600,000 expert reviewers, 66,000 editorial board members and 6700 hard-working colleagues across MDPI’s global offices.

Within more than 25 years of publishing, our journals received 2.1 million manuscripts and generated 4.6 million peer review reports to get to one million papers published.

1 Million Infographic

Reaching the milestone of one million articles published reinforces our mission to remove any existing barriers and to make scientific research accessible to all. Since its inception, MDPI’s goal has been to create reliable processes to make science open. This is a path towards facilitating the dissemination of novel insights in scientific communities.

Regular feedback from authors and reviewers shows that our service is greatly appreciated and needed. At the same time, the feedback helps us identify areas for further improvement.

As it stands, a significant share of published research findings remain closed access. More than half of the content published with the most well-known legacy publishers stays behind a paywall, and that is not including articles published in hybrid OA journals, or made available months or years after publication.

A new policy announced by the US administration in August 2022 requires that, as of January 2026, all US federally funded research be made freely and immediately available after publication. While the new policy does not mandate articles be published under an open access license, it is aligned with the open access movement in removing all barriers to research. Similarly, some of the most advanced research institutions in the world intend to have all funded research articles published in open access by 2025.

MDPI is proud to be the leading agent of the transition to open access.

"Thanks a Million" to all the contributors!

8 December 2022
MDPI Sustainability Foundation: New Look and Nominations for the 2023 Sustainability Awards Now Open

We are pleased to announce that the website of the MDPI Sustainability Foundation has been revamped! For the past couple of months, our UX UI team and front-end developers have been working hard to launch the website in time for the opening of the Sustainability Awards nominations.

The website is not the only thing that has had a remodeling. Indeed, the format of the Emerging Sustainability Leader Award (ESLA) has been updated. ESLA is now a competition open to individual researchers or start-ups founded by researchers under the age of 35. Nominee applications will go through 2 rounds of selection until the final 3 are decided. The finalists will then be invited to give pitch presentations during the Award Ceremony to win either first place (10,000 USD) or runner-up (2 x 5000 USD).

The World Sustainability Award, on the other hand, remains the same: a total prize money of 100,000 USD is up for grabs by senior individual researchers or groups of researchers from the international research community.

Nominations for both the World Sustainability Award and the Emerging Sustainability Leader award are now open! Check out our new website for more information on how to nominate.

2 December 2022
Editorial Board Members from Remote Sensing Featured among the World’s Top 2% Scientists in 2022

The list of the World’s Top 2% Scientists in 2022 was released by scientists at Stanford on 10 October 2022 to recognize influential scholars around the world. According to the statistics, 220 Remote Sensing Editorial Board Members from different research fields have been selected for the list, which recognizes them for their high-quality research results and outstanding contributions in their fields of expertise.

For the details of the listed scholars, please see the full list below:

Name Affiliation
Prof. Dr. Adrian Stern Ben-Gurion University, Israel
Dr. Akram Al-Hourani RMIT University, Australia
Dr. Alemu Gonsamo McMaster University, Canada
Dr. Alessandro Matese 1. Institute of BioEconomy, National Research Council (CNR-IBE), Italy; 2. Geosystems Research Institute, Mississippi State University, USA
Prof. Dr. Alexander Brenning Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany
Dr. Alexander Kokhanovsky German Research Centre for Geosciences, Germany
Prof. Dr. Alfredo Huete University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Dr. Amin Beiranvand Pour Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT), Malaysia
Dr. Ana I. de Castro Instituto Nacional de Investigacion y Tecnologia Agraria y Alimentaria, Spain
Prof. Dr. Anatoly Gitelson 1. Israel Institute of Technology, Israel; 2. University of Nebraska - Lincoln, USA
Prof. Dr. Andrea Garzelli University of Siena, Italy
Prof. Dr. Andreas Reigber German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany
Prof. Dr. Andrew Skidmore University of Twente, the Netherlands
Prof. Dr. Andrzej Stateczny Gdansk Technical University, Poland
Dr. Anup Basu University of Alberta, Canada
Dr. Arko Lucieer University of Tasmania, Australia
Prof. Dr. Arturo Sanchez-Azofeifa University of Alberta, Canada
Dr. Ashraf Dewan Curtin University, Australia
Prof. Dr. Assefa M. Melesse Florida International University, USA
Prof. Dr. Atul Jain University of Illinois, USA
Dr. Augusto Getirana 1. NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, USA; 2. Science Applications International Corporation, USA
Dr. Bailang Yu East China Normal University, China
Prof. Dr. Long Xiao China University of Geosciences, China
Prof. Dr. Bas van Wesemael Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Prof. Dr. Bisheng Yang Wuhan University, China
Dr. Bo Du Wuhan University, China
Dr. Brian Alan Johnson Natural Resources and Ecosystem Services, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, Japan
Dr. Bruno Aiazzi Institute of Applied Physics "Nello Carrara", National Research Council of Italy, Italy
Prof. Dr. Bruno Basso Michigan State University, USA
Dr. Carlos Alberto Silva University of Florida, USA
Prof. Dr. Carmine Serio University of Basilicata, Italy
Dr. Chandra Giri United States Environmental Protection Agency, USA
Prof. Dr. Changshan Wu University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA
Prof. Dr. Chaowei Yang George Mason University, USA
Dr. Chengbin Deng State University of New York at Binghamton, USA
Dr. Chris Roelfsema The University of Queensland, Australia
Prof. Dr. Christian Wöhler TU Dortmund University, Germany
Dr. Christopher D. Elvidge NOAA National Geophysical Data Center, USA
Prof. Dr. Christopher Small Columbia University, USA
Dr. Claudia Kuenzer German Aerospace Center, DLR, Germany
Dr. Claudio Persello University of Twente, the Netherlands
Dr. Clement Albergel ESA - European Space Agency, UK
Dr. Clement Atzberger University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Austria
Prof. Dr. Conghe Song University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Prof. Dr. Costas Varotsos National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
Prof. Dr. Danfeng Hong The Key Laboratory of Digital Earth Science, Aerospace Information Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Prof. Dr. Danilo Orlando Università degli Studi “Niccolò Cusano”, Italy
Prof. Dr. Danlin Yu Montclair State University, USA
Dr. Dar Roberts University of California, USA
Dr. David M. Johnson USDA / National Agricultural Statistics Service, USA
Prof. Dr. David Skole Michigan State University, USA
Dr. David W. Johnston Duke University, USA
Prof. Dr. Debra F. Laefer 1. New York University, USA; 2. University College Dublin, Ireland
Prof. Dr. Dehua Mao Northeast Institute of Geography and Agroecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Prof. Dr. Dengsheng Lu Fujian Normal University, China
Dr. Dino Ienco French National Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment, Department of Territories, France
Dr. Dominik Seidel  University of Göttingen, Germany
Dr. Dominique Arrouays INRAE, InfoSol Unit, France
Dr. Edoardo Pasolli University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Dr. Eileen H. Helmer United States Department of Agriculture, USA
Prof. Dr. Eric Small University of Colorado, USA
Dr. Eric Vermote NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, USA
Dr. Eugenio Sansosti Istituto per il Rilevamento Elettromagnetico dell’Ambiente (IREA), National Research Council (CNR) of Italy, Italy
Dr. Eyal Ben-Dor Tel Aviv University (TAU), Israel
Prof. Dr. Filippo Catani University of Florence, Italy
Prof. Dr. Francesco Martellotta Politecnico di Bari, Italy
Dr. Francesco Mattia National Research Council of Italy (CNR), Institute for Electromagnetic Sensing of the Environment (IREA), Italy
Dr. Francesco Nex University of Twente, the Netherlands
Dr. Francesco Soldovieri National Research Council of Italy (CNR), Institute for Electromagnetic Sensing of the Environment (IREA), Italy
Dr. Frédéric Frappart INRAE, Université de Bordeaux, France
Prof. Dr. Fumio Yamazaki 1. Chiba University, Japan; 2. National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience (NIED), Japan
Dr. Gabriel B. Senay USGS EROS Center, North Central Climate Adaptation Science Center, USA
Dr. Gemine Vivone Institute of Methodologies for Environmental Analysis, CNR-IMAA, Italy
Dr. Geoffrey Parker Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, USA
Dr. George P. Petropoulos Harokopio University of Athens, Greece
Dr. George Xian USGS Center for Earth Resources Observation and Science, USA
Dr. Gianpaolo Balsamo European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasts, UK
Dr. Gianpaolo Coro National Research Council of Italy (CNR), Institute of Information Science and Technologies "Alessandro Faedo" (ISTI-CNR), Italy
Prof. Dr. Giles Foody University of Nottingham, UK
Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Modica Università degli Studi Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria, Italy
Prof. Dr. Greg Okin University of California, USA
Dr. Guillaume Ramillien Géosciences Environnement Toulouse, CNRS/IRD/UPS, Observatoire Midi-Pyrénées, France
Dr. Guoqing Zhou 1. Guilin Iniversity of Technology, China; 2. Tianjin University, China
Dr. Gwanggil Jeon Incheon National University, South Korea
Dr. Hamish D. Pritchard British Antarctic Survey, UK
Prof. Dr. Hongtao Duan Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Prof. Dr. Hubert Hasenauer BOKU University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Austria
Prof. Dr. Ignacio A. Ciampitti Kansas State University, USA
Prof. Dr. Inge Sandholt Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Dr. Ira Leifer Bubbleology Research International, USA
Prof. Dr. Isabel Trigo (IPMA) EUMETSAT Land Surface Analysis - Satellite Application, Facility Project Manager Rua C ao Aeroporto, Portugal
Prof. Dr. Ismail Gultepe Ontario Technical University, Canada
Prof. Dr. James Campbell Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), USA
Prof. Dr. James Carton University of Maryland, USA
Prof. Dr. Janet E. Nichol University of Sussex, UK
Dr. Janne Heiskanen University of Helsinki, Finland
Prof. Dr. Jan-Peter Muller UCL Mullard Space Science Laboratory, UK
Dr. Jean-Christophe Calvet CNRM, Meteo-France, France
Dr. Jean-Louis Roujean CESBIO, Toulouse, France
Prof. Dr. Jeffrey F. Kelly Plains Institute, University of Oklahoma, USA
Prof. Dr. Jianghui Geng Wuhan University, China
Prof. Dr. Jianxi Huang China Agricultural University, China
Prof. Dr. Jie Shan Purdue University, USA
Dr. Jin Wu The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Dr. Jochem Verrelst University of Valencia, Spain
Prof. Dr. Jörg Bendix Laboratory for Climatology and Remote Sensing, Phillips- University of Marburg, Germany
Prof. Dr. Jose Moreno Universitat de València, Spain
Prof. Dr. Josep Peñuelas Global Ecology Unit CREAF‐CSIC‐UAB, Spain
Prof. Dr. Juha Hyyppä Finish Geospatial Research Institute, Finland
Prof. Dr. Jungho Im Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea
Prof. Dr. Junjun Jiang  Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Dr. Junshi Xia Geoinformatics Unit, RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project, Japan
Dr. Justin Morgenroth University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Prof. Dr. Kaicun Wang Peking University, China
Dr. Kim Calders Ghent University, Belgium
Dr. Kohei Arai Saga University, Japan
Dr. Konstantinos Topouzelis University of the Aegean, Greece
Dr. Konstantinos X. Soulis Agricultural University of Athens, Greece
Dr. Krzysztof Stereńczak Forest Research Institute, Poland
Prof. Dr. Lalit Kumar East Coast Geospatial Consultants, Australia
Prof. Dr. Lefei Zhang Wuhan University, China
Dr. Leonor Calvo Universidad de León, Spain
Prof. Dr. Liping Di George Mason University, USA
Prof. Dr. Lizhe Wang Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Dr. Luca Brocca National Research Council, Research Institute for Geo-Hydrological Protection, Italy
Prof. Dr. Lunche Wang China University of Geosciences, China
Prof. Dr. Marco Scaioni Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Dr. Martin Mlynczak NASA Langley Research Center, USA
Prof. Dr. Massimiliano Pieraccini University of Florence, Italy
Prof. Dr. Massimo Menenti Aerospace Information Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences, State Key Laboratory of Remote Sensing Science, China
Dr. Matthew Clarke Sonoma State University, USA
Prof. Dr. Matthew McCabe King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
Dr. Mauro Dalla Mura GIPSA-Lab, Grenoble Institute of Technology, France
Dr. Mehrez Zribi Universite Paul Sabatier Toulouse III, Italy
Prof. Dr. Miaogen Shen Beijing Normal University, China
Dr. Michael H. F. Wilkinson University of Groningen, the Netherlands
Prof. Dr. Michael Lefsky Colorado State University, USA
Prof. Dr. Michael Vohland Leipzig University, Germany
Dr. Michele Meroni European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Directorate D – Sustainable Resources, Food Security Unit, Italy
Dr. Mohammad Awrangjeb Griffith University, Australia
Dr. Nancy E. Grulke USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station, USA
Dr. Nicolas Baghdadi University of Montpellier, France
Prof. Dr. Noam Levin The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Dr. Okan Yurduseven Queen’s University Belfast, UK
Dr. Oleg Dubovik Laboratoire d’Optique Atmosphérique, CNRS/Universite Lille, France
Dr. Olivier Merlin CESBIO, Université de Toulouse, France
Dr. Pamela Nagler U.S. Geological Survey, Southwest Biological Science Center, USA
Dr. Parth Sarathi Roy Sustainable Landscapes and Restoration, World Resources Institute India, India
Dr. Paul Honeine LITIS Lab, Université de Rouen Normandie, France
Prof. Dr. Paul Scheunders Vision Lab, University of Antwerp (CDE), Belgium
Dr. Paulo Pereira Environmental Management Laboratory, Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania
Prof. Dr. L. Monika Moskal University of Washington (UW), USA
Dr. Peng Fu Harrisburg University, USA
Prof. Dr. Peng Jia Wuhan University, China
Prof. Dr. Pinliang Dong University of North Texas, USA
Prof. Dr. Piotr Samczynski Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Prof. Dr. Prem Prakash Jayaraman Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Prof. Dr. Qi Wang Northwestern Polytechnical University, China
Dr. Qiangqiang Yuan Wuhan University, China
Prof. Dr. Qihao Weng Indiana State University, USA
Prof. Dr. Qile Zhao Wuhan University, China
Dr. Qinghua Guo State Key Laboratory of Vegetation and Environmental Change, Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Prof. Dr. Qiuhong Tang Key Laboratory of Water Cycle and Related Land Surface Processes, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Dr. Qiusheng Wu University of Tennessee, USA
Dr. Ralph R. Ferraro NOAA/NESDIS/Center for Satellite Applications and Research (STAR), USA
Prof. Dr. Raphael M. Kudela University of California, USA
Dr. Robert Brewin University of Exeter (Penryn Campus), UK
Dr. Robert Treuhaft Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, USA
Dr. Ronald C. Estoque Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute (FFPRI), Japan
Dr. Ronan Fablet Institut Mines-Télécom, Telecom-Bretagne, France
Dr. Rosa Lasaponara CNR-IMAA (Institute of Environmental Analysis), Italy
Prof. Dr. Ruiliang Pu University of South Florida, USA
Prof. Dr. Salah Bourennane Ecole Centrale de Marseille, France
Dr. Sandra Eckert University of Bern, Switzerland
Prof. Dr. Sébastien Lefèvre IRISA, Université Bretagne Sud, Campus de Tohannic, France
Dr. Seyed Amir Naghibi Lund University, Sweden
Dr. Shawn P. Serbin Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA
Prof. Dr. Shuanggen Jin Shanghai Astronomical Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Dr. Shubha Sathyendranath Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK
Prof. Dr. Shuguang Liu Central South University of Forestry and Technology, China
Prof. Dr. Shunichi Koshimura Tohoku University, Japan
Prof. Dr. Simon Jones RMIT University, Australia
Prof. Dr. Soe W. Myint Arizona State University, USA
Dr. Soo Chin Liew National University of Singapore, Singapore
Prof. Dr. Stefania Bonafoni University of Perugia, Italy
Dr. Stefano Mattoccia University of Bologna, Italy
Dr. Stefano Tebaldini Politecnico di Milano, Department of Information, Electronics, and Bioengineering, Italy
Prof. Dr. Stuart Phinn University of Queensland, Australia
Prof. Dr. Tamas Sziranyi Machine Perception Research Laboratory, Hungary
Dr. Tao Lei Shaanxi University of Science and Technology, China
Prof. Dr. Thomas Udelhoven University of Trier, Germany
Prof. Dr. Toby N. Carlson Pennsylvania State University, USA
Dr. Tomoaki Miura University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, USA
Prof. Dr. Valerio Tramutoli University of Basilicata, Italy
Dr. W. Gareth Rees University of Cambridge, UK
Prof. Dr. Weiqi Zhou State Key Laboratory of Urban and Regional Ecology, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Prof. Dr. Wenge Ni-meister Hunter College The City University of New York, USA
Prof. Dr. Wenhui Kuang Key Laboratory of Land Surface Pattern and Simulation, Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Dr. Wenjiang Huang Aerospace Information Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Dr. Xia Yao Nanjing Agricultural University, China
Dr. Xian Sun Aerospace Information Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Prof. Dr. Xiangrong Zhang Xidian University, China
Prof. Dr. Xiaohua Tong Tongji University, China
Dr. Xiaoxiong Xiong Sciences and Exploration Directorate, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, USA
Dr. Xin Li Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Dr. Xuecao Li China Agricultural University, China
Prof. Dr. Yanfei Zhong Wuhan University, China
Prof. Dr. Yang Hong University of Oklahoma, USA
Prof. Dr. Yongjiu Dai Sun Yat-sen University, China
Dr. Yongxiang Hu NASA Langley Research Center, USA
Dr. Yoshio Inoue University of Tokyo, Japan
Dr. Yuanwei Qin University of Oklahoma, USA
Prof. Dr. Yuji Murayama University of Tsukuba, Japan
Prof. Dr. Yunlin Zhang Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Dr. Yuwei Chen Finnish Geospatial Research Institute, Finland
Dr. Yuxin Miao University of Minnesota, USA
Dr. Zhe Zhu University of Connecticut, USA
Prof. Dr. Zhenhong Li Chang’an University, China
Prof. Dr. Zhenwei Shi Beihang University, China
Prof. Dr. Zhong Lu Southern Methodist University, USA

Congratulations to the scholars again!

Source: September 2022 data update for “Updated science-wide author databases of standardized citation indicators”: https://elsevier.digitalcommonsdata.com/datasets/btchxktzyw/4.

2 December 2022
Editorial Board Members from Remote Sensing Featured in the 2022 Highly Cited Researchers List Published by Clarivate

Recently, Clarivate™ revealed its 2022 list of Highly Cited Researchers™—individuals at universities, research institutes and commercial organizations.

The scientists who were selected into this year’s list of Highly Cited Researchers have published highly cited papers in the 11-year period from January 2011 to December 2021, with citation frequency in the top 1% of academic subjects and the same year of publication in the Web of Science™ database. Based on Web of Science Citation data, 6,938 researchers from across the globe who have demonstrated a disproportionate level of significant and broad influence in their chosen field or fields over the last decade have been awarded Highly Cited Researcher 2022 designations. The list is truly global, spanning 69 countries or regions and spread across a diverse range of research sciences and social sciences.

According to statistics, 27 members of the Editorial Board of Remote Sensing (ISSN: 2072-4292) have been selected into the list of Highly Cited Researchers of Clarivate in 2022. They are being recognized for their high-quality scientific research achievements and outstanding contributions to professional fields. The Remote Sensing journal office sincerely congratulates all elected Editorial Board Members and hopes that they continue to have an academically productive relationship with the journal.

Name Affiliation
Dr. Arko Lucieer University of Tasmania, Australia
Prof. Dr. Atul Jain University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA
Prof. Dr. Bas van Wesemael Universite Catholique Louvain, Belgium
Dr. Bo Du Wuhan University, China
Prof. Dr. Danfeng Hong Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Prof. Dr. Eric Rignot University of California Irvine, USA
Dr. Gianpaolo Balsamo European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), UK
Prof. Dr. Jon Atli Benediktsson University of Iceland, Iceland
Prof. Dr. Junjun Jiang Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Prof. Dr. Lefei Zhang Wuhan University, China
Prof. Dr. Liangpei Zhang Wuhan University, China
Prof. Dr. Licheng Jiao Xidian University, China
Prof. Dr. Xiaoping Liu Sun Yat-Sen University, China
Prof. Dr. Matthew F. McCabe King Abdullah University of Science & Technology, Saudi Arabia
Dr. Naoto Yokoya University of Tokyo, Japan
Prof. Dr. Nicholas C. Coops University of British Columbia, Canada
Dr. Pedram Ghamisi Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR), Germany
Prof. Dr. Qi Wang Northwestern Polytechnical University, China
Prof. Dr. Qian Du Mississippi State University, USA
Dr. Qiangqiang Yuan Wuhan University, China
Dr. Shutao Li Hunan University, China
Prof. Dr. Weiqi Zhou Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Prof. Dr. Yang Hong Tsinghua University, China
Prof. Dr. Yu Liu Peking University, China
Dr. Yuanwei Qin University of Oklahoma System, USA
Dr. Yuyu Zhou Iowa State University, USA
Dr. Zhe Zhu University of Connecticut, USA

8 November 2022
Meet Us at the 13th China Satellite Navigation Conference, 16–18 November 2022, Beijing, China


Conference
: The 13th China Satellite Navigation Conference
Date: 16–18 November 2022
Place: Beijing, China

Sensors (ISSN: 1424-8220) will be attending the 13th China Satellite Navigation Conference as an exhibitor. This meeting will take place from 16 to 18 November in Beijing, China.

The China Satellite Navigation Conference (CSNC) is an open academic exchange platform. It aims to strengthen academic innovation and promote the cooperation and exchange of satellite navigation systems, strengthen technological innovation and promote the engineering construction of satellite navigation systems, strengthen theoretical innovation and promote the progress of satellite navigation theories, and strengthen application innovation and promote the scientific development of satellite navigation industry. The conference has been successfully held for 12 years and has produced a large number of excellent results in academic, technical, theoretical, application, and talent aspects.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

  • Sensors;
  • Remote Sensing;
  • Atmosphere;
  • Aerospace;
  • Technologies;
  • Drones;
  • Signals;
  • Smart Cities;
  • AI;
  • Geomatics.

If you are planning to attend this conference, please do not hesitate to start an online conversation with us (booth #B18). Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person and answering any questions that you may have. For more information about the conference and virtual booth, please visit the following website: https://www.beidou.org/annualmeeting.html.

31 October 2022
Remote Sensing | Editor’s Choice Articles in 2020

We are pleased to invite you to read the Editor’s Choice Articles in Remote Sensing (ISSN: 2072-4292). The list of high-quality and interesting papers that were specifically recommended by our Editorial Board Members can be found at the following link: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/remotesensing/editors_choice. The paper list is as follows:

1. “Feasibility of Burned Area Mapping Based on ICESAT−2 Photon Counting Data”
by Liu, M. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(1), 24;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12010024
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/1/24

2. “Potential of Night-Time Lights to Measure Regional Inequality”
by Ivan, K. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(1), 33;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12010033
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/1/33

3. “Antarctic Supraglacial Lake Detection Using Landsat 8 and Sentinel-2 Imagery: Towards Continental Generation of Lake Volumes”
by Moussavi, M. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(1), 134;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12010134
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/1/134

4. “Cloud Removal with Fusion of High Resolution Optical and SAR Images Using Generative Adversarial Networks”
by Gao, J. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(1), 191;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12010191
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/1/191

5. “Evaluation of Coherent and Incoherent Landslide Detection Methods Based on Synthetic Aperture Radar for Rapid Response: A Case Study for the 2018 Hokkaido Landslides”
by Jung, J. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(2), 265;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12020265
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/2/265

6. “Harmonization of Landsat and Sentinel 2 for Crop Monitoring in Drought Prone Areas: Case Studies of Ninh Thuan (Vietnam) and Bekaa (Lebanon)”
by Nguyen, M. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(2), 281;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12020281
Availablle online:
https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/2/281

7. “Predicting Forest Cover in Distinct Ecosystems: The Potential of Multi-Source Sentinel-1 and -2 Data Fusion”
by Heckel, K. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(2), 302;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12020302
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/2/302

8. “Integrating Remote Sensing and Street View Images to Quantify Urban Forest Ecosystem Services”
by Barbierato, E. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(2), 329;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12020329
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/2/329

9. “Mapping Landslides on EO Data: Performance of Deep Learning Models vs. Traditional Machine Learning Models”
by Prakash, N. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(3), 346;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12030346
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/3/346

10. “Comparison of Machine Learning Methods Applied to SAR Images for Forest Classification in Mediterranean Areas”
by Lapini, A. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(3), 369;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12030369
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/3/369

11. “How Well Do Deep Learning-Based Methods for Land Cover Classification and Object Detection Perform on High Resolution Remote Sensing Imagery?”
by Zhang, X. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(3), 417;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12030417
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/3/417

12. “LiCSBAS: An Open-Source InSAR Time Series Analysis Package Integrated with the LiCSAR Automated Sentinel-1 InSAR Processor”
by Morishita, Y. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(3), 424;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12030424
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/3/424

13. “Towards Routine Mapping of Shallow Bathymetry in Environments with Variable Turbidity: Contribution of Sentinel-2A/B Satellites Mission”
by Caballero, I. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(3), 451;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12030451
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/3/451

14. “Error Estimation of Pathfinder Version 5.3 Level-3C SST Using Extended Triple Collocation Analysis”
by Saha, K. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(4), 590;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12040590
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/4/590

15. “Mapping the Land Cover of Africa at 10 m Resolution from Multi-Source Remote Sensing Data with Google Earth Engine”
by Li, Q. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(4), 602;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12040602
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/4/602

16. “A High-Resolution Global Map of Giant Kelp (Macrocystis pyrifera) Forests and Intertidal Green Algae (Ulvophyceae) with Sentinel-2 Imagery”
by Mora-Soto, A. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(4), 694;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12040694
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/4/694

17. “The Spatial and Spectral Resolution of ASTER Infrared Image Data: A Paradigm Shift in Volcanological Remote Sensing”
by Ramsey, M. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(4), 738;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12040738
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/4/738

18. “Land-Cover Changes to Surface-Water Buffers in the Midwestern USA: 25 Years of Landsat Data Analyses (1993–2017)”
by Berhane, T. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(5), 754;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12050754
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/5/754

19. “Sentinel-1 DInSAR for Monitoring Active Landslides in Critical Infrastructures: The Case of the Rules Reservoir (Southern Spain)”
by Reyes-Carmona, C. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(5), 809;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12050809
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/5/809

20. “Using NDVI to Differentiate Wheat Genotypes Productivity Under Dryland and Irrigated Conditions”
by Naser, M. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(5), 824;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12050824
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/5/824

21. “Combining InfraRed Thermography and UAV Digital Photogrammetry for the Protection and Conservation of Rupestrian Cultural Heritage Sites in Georgia: A Methodological Application”
by Frodella, W. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(5), 892;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12050892
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/5/892

22. “Mapping Three Decades of Changes in the Brazilian Savanna Native Vegetation Using Landsat Data Processed in the Google Earth Engine Platform”
by Alencar, A. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(6), 924;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12060924
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/6/924

23. “Applications of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Cryosphere: Latest Advances and Prospects”
by Gaffey, C. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(6), 948;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12060948
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/6/948

24. “On the Performances of Trend and Change-Point Detection Methods for Remote Sensing Data”
by Militino, A. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(6), 1008;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12061008
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/6/1008

25. “Accounting for Training Data Error in Machine Learning Applied to Earth Observations”
by Elmes, A. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(6), 1034;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12061034
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/6/1034

26. “Tree Species Classification of Drone Hyperspectral and RGB Imagery with Deep Learning Convolutional Neural Networks”
by Nezami, S. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(7), 1070;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12071070
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/7/1070

27. “Remote Sensing of River Discharge: A Review and a Framing for the Discipline”
by Gleason, C. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(7), 1107;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12071107
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/7/1107

28. “Regional Dependence of Atmospheric Responses to Oceanic Eddies in the North Pacific Ocean”
by Ji, J. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(7), 1161;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12071161
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/7/1161

29. “Similarities and Differences in the Temporal Variability of PM2.5 and AOD Between Urban and Rural Stations in Beijing”
by Fu, D. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(7), 1193;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12071193
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/7/1193

30. “Satellite Observations for Detecting and Forecasting Sea-Ice Conditions: A Summary of Advances Made in the SPICES Project by the EU’s Horizon 2020 Programme”
by Mäkynen, M. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(7), 1214;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12071214
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/7/1214

31. “The Status of Earth Observation Techniques in Monitoring High Mountain Environments at the Example of Pasterze Glacier, Austria: Data, Methods, Accuracies, Processes, and Scales”
by Avian, M. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(8), 1251;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12081251
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/8/1251

32. “An Overview of Platforms for Big Earth Observation Data Management and Analysis”
by Gomes, V. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(8), 1253;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12081253
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/8/1253

33. “Harmonized Landsat 8 and Sentinel-2 Time Series Data to Detect Irrigated Areas: An Application in Southern Italy”
by Falanga Bolognesi, S. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(8), 1275;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12081275
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/8/1275

34. “Relation of Photochemical Reflectance Indices Based on Different Wavelengths to the Parameters of Light Reactions in Photosystems I and II in Pea Plants”
by Sukhova, E. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(8), 1312;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12081312
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/8/1312

35. “Near Real-Time Monitoring of the Christmas 2018 Etna Eruption Using SEVIRI and Products Validation”
by Corradini, S. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(8), 1336;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12081336
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/8/1336

36. “Sun-Angle Effects on Remote-Sensing Phenology Observed and Modelled Using Himawari-8”
by Ma, X. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(8), 1339;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12081339
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/8/1339
 

37. “High Quality Zenith Tropospheric Delay Estimation Using a Low-Cost Dual-Frequency Receiver and Relative Antenna Calibration”
by Krietemeyer, A. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(9), 1393;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12091393
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/9/1393

38. “Compatibility of Aerial and Terrestrial LiDAR for Quantifying Forest Structural Diversity”
by LaRue, E. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(9), 1407;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12091407
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/9/1407

39. “Integrating National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) Airborne Remote Sensing and In-Situ Data for Optimal Tree Species Classification”
by Scholl, V. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(9), 1414;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12091414
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/9/1414

40. “A. Deep Learning Approaches Applied to Remote Sensing Datasets for Road Extraction: A State-Of-The-Art Review”
by Abdollahi, A. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(9), 1444;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12091444
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/9/1444

41. “Mapping Floristic Patterns of Trees in Peruvian Amazonia Using Remote Sensing and Machine Learning”
by Chaves, P. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(9), 1523;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12091523
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/9/1523

42. “U-Net-Id, an Instance Segmentation Model for Building Extraction from Satellite Images—Case Study in the Joanópolis City, Brazil”
by Wagner, F. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(10), 1544;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12101544
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/10/1544

43. “LiDAR-Based Estimates of Canopy Base Height for a Dense Uneven-Aged Structured Forest”
by Stefanidou, A. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(10), 1565;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12101565
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/10/1565

44. “Enhancing Methods for Under-Canopy Unmanned Aircraft System Based Photogrammetry in Complex Forests for Tree Diameter Measurement”
by Krisanski, S. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(10), 1652;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12101652
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/10/1652

45. “60 Years of Glacier Elevation and Mass Changes in the Maipo River Basin, Central Andes of Chile”
by Farías-Barahona, D. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(10), 1658;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12101658
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/10/1658

46. “Object Detection and Image Segmentation with Deep Learning on Earth Observation Data: A Review-Part I: Evolution and Recent Trends”
by Hoeser, T. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(10), 1667;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12101667
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/10/1667

47. “Aboveground Biomass Estimation in Amazonian Tropical Forests: a Comparison of Aircraft- and GatorEye UAV-borne LiDAR Data in the Chico Mendes Extractive Reserve in Acre, Brazil”
by d’Oliveira, M. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(11), 1754;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12111754
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/11/1754

48. “Adaptive Modeling of the Global Ionosphere Vertical Total Electron Content”
by Erdogan, E. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(11), 1822;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12111822
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/11/1822

49. “Remote Sensing Support for the Gain-Loss Approach for Greenhouse Gas Inventories”
by McRoberts, R. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(11), 1891;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12111891
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/11/1891

50. “Evaluating the Performance of Sentinel-3A OLCI Land Products for Gross Primary Productivity Estimation Using AmeriFlux Data”
by Zhang, Z. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(12), 1927;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12121927
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/12/1927

51. “An Estimation of Top-Down NOx Emissions from OMI Sensor Over East Asia”
by Han, K. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(12), 2004;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12122004
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/12/2004

52. “From Monitoring to Forecasting Land Surface Conditions Using a Land Data Assimilation System: Application over the Contiguous United States”
by Mucia, A. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(12), 2020;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12122020
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/12/2020

53. “Surface Temperature of the Planet Earth from Satellite Data over the Period 2003–2019”
by Sobrino, J. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(12), 2036;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12122036
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/12/2036

54. “Analysis and Assessment of BDS-2 and BDS-3 Broadcast Ephemeris: Accuracy, the Datum of Broadcast Clocks and Its Impact on Single Point Positioning”
by Jiao, G. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(13), 2081;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12132081
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/13/2081

55. “Sea Level Variability in the Red Sea: A Persistent East–West Pattern”
by Abdulla, C. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(13), 2090;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12132090
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/13/2090

56. “Satellite-Based Drought Impact Assessment on Rice Yield in Thailand with SIMRIW−RS”
by Raksapatcharawong, M. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(13), 2099;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12132099
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/13/2099

57. “Identification of Short-Rotation Eucalyptus Plantation at Large Scale Using Multi-Satellite Imageries and Cloud Computing Platform”
by Deng, X. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(13), 2153;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12132153
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/13/2153

58. “EANet: Edge-Aware Network for the Extraction of Buildings from Aerial Images”
by Yang, G. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(13), 2161;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12132161
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/13/2161

59. “Development of the Chinese Space-Based Radiometric Benchmark Mission LIBRA”
by Zhang, P. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(14), 2179;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12142179
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/14/2179

60. “Gas Emission Craters and Mound-Predecessors in the North of West Siberia, Similarities and Differences”
by Kizyakov, A. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(14), 2182;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12142182
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/14/2182

61. “Carbon Dioxide Retrieval from TanSat Observations and Validation with TCCON Measurements”
by Wang, S. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(14), 2204;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12142204
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/14/2204

62. “Sentinel-2 Data for Land Cover/Use Mapping: A Review”
by Phiri, D. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(14), 2291;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12142291
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/14/2291

63. “Contribution of Remote Sensing Technologies to a Holistic Coastal and Marine Environmental Management Framework: A Review”
by El Mahrad, B. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(14), 2313;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12142313
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/14/2313

64. “Estimating River Sediment Discharge in the Upper Mississippi River Using Landsat Imagery”
by A. Flores, J. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(15), 2370;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12152370
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/15/2370
 

65. “Assessment of Tree Detection Methods in Multispectral Aerial Images”
by Pulido, D. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(15), 2379;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12152379
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/15/2379

66. “Multi-Year Comparison of CO2 Concentration from NOAA Carbon Tracker Reanalysis Model with Data from GOSAT and OCO-2 over Asia”
by Mustafa, F. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(15), 2498;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12152498
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/15/2498

67. “Vegetation Detection Using Deep Learning and Conventional Methods”
by Ayhan, B. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(15), 2502;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12152502
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/15/2502

68. “Classification of Urban Area Using Multispectral Indices for Urban Planning”
by Lynch, P. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(15), 2503;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12152503
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/15/2503

69. “Adjusting for Desert-Dust-Related Biases in a Climate Data Record of Sea Surface Temperature”
by Merchant, C. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(16), 2554;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12162554
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/16/2554

70. “Land Surface Temperature Retrieval from Passive Microwave Satellite Observations: State-of-the-Art and Future Directions”
by Duan, S. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(16), 2573;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12162573
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/16/2573

71. “Variations of Mass Balance of the Greenland Ice Sheet from 2002 to 2019”
by Mu, Y. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(16), 2609;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12162609
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/16/2609

72. “Analyzing Spatio-Temporal Factors to Estimate the Response Time between SMOS and In-Situ Soil Moisture at Different Depths”
by Herbert, C. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(16), 2614;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12162614
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/16/2614

73. “Neural Network Training for the Detection and Classification of Oceanic Mesoscale Eddies”
by Santana, O. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(16), 2625;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12162625
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/16/2625

74. “The ESA Permanent Facility for Altimetry Calibration: Monitoring Performance of Radar Altimeters for Sentinel-3A, Sentinel-3B and Jason-3 Using Transponder and Sea-Surface Calibrations with FRM Standards”
by Mertikas, S. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(16), 2642;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12162642
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/16/2642

75. “Recent Advances of Hyperspectral Imaging Technology and Applications in Agriculture”
by Lu, B. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(16), 2659;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12162659
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/16/2659

76. “Application of Convolutional Neural Network for Spatiotemporal Bias Correction of Daily Satellite-Based Precipitation”
by Le, X. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(17), 2731;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12172731
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/17/2731

77. “A Novel Deep Forest-Based Active Transfer Learning Method for PolSAR Images”
by Qin, X. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(17), 2755;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12172755
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/17/2755

78. “Multi-Hazard Exposure Mapping Using Machine Learning for the State of Salzburg, Austria”
by Nachappa, T. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(17), 2757;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12172757
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/17/2757

79. “The Dimming of Lights in China during the COVID-19 Pandemic”
by Elvidge, C. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(17), 2851;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12172851
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/17/2851

80. “Modality-Free Feature Detector and Descriptor for Multimodal Remote Sensing Image Registration”
by Cui, S. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(18), 2937;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12182937
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/18/2937

81. “The Effect of Climatological Variables on Future UAS-Based Atmospheric Profiling in the Lower Atmosphere”
by Jacobs, A. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(18), 2947;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12182947
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/18/2947

82. “Hyperspectral Image Classification Using Feature Relations Map Learning”
by Dou, P. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(18), 2956;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12182956
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/18/2956

83. “Investigating the Impact of Digital Elevation Models on Sentinel-1 Backscatter and Coherence Observations”
by Borlaf-Mena, I. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(18), 3016;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12183016
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/18/3016

84. “Applications of Remote Sensing in Precision Agriculture: A Review”
by Sishodia, R. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(19), 3136;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12193136
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/19/3136

85. “Quality Assessment of Photogrammetric Models for Façade and Building Reconstruction Using DJI Phantom 4 RTK”
by Taddia, Y. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(19), 3144;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12193144
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/19/3144

86. “A Google Earth Engine Tool to Investigate, Map and Monitor Volcanic Thermal Anomalies at Global Scale by Means of Mid-High Spatial Resolution Satellite Data”
by Genzano, N. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(19), 3232;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12193232
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/19/3232

87. “Wide-Area Near-Real-Time Monitoring of Tropical Forest Degradation and Deforestation Using Sentinel-1”
by Hoekman, D. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(19), 3263;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12193263
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/19/3263

88. “Magnetospheric–Ionospheric–Lithospheric Coupling Model. 1: Observations during the 5 August 2018 Bayan Earthquake”
by Piersanti, M. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(20), 3299;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12203299
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/20/3299

89. “UAV Framework for Autonomous Onboard Navigation and People/Object Detection in Cluttered Indoor Environments”
by Sandino, J. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(20), 3386;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12203386
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/20/3386
 

90. “Evidence That Reduced Air and Road Traffic Decreased Artificial Night-Time Skyglow during COVID-19 Lockdown in Berlin, Germany”
by Jechow, A. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(20), 3412;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12203412
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/20/3412

91. “A Quantitative Framework for Analyzing Spatial Dynamics of Flood Events: A Case Study of Super Cyclone Amphan”
by Hassan, M. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(20), 3454;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12203454
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/20/3454

92. “Application of Google Earth Engine Cloud Computing Platform, Sentinel Imagery, and Neural Networks for Crop Mapping in Canada”
by Amani, M. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(21), 3561;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12213561
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/21/3561

93. “Individual Tree Attribute Estimation and Uniformity Assessment in Fast-Growing Eucalyptus spp. Forest Plantations Using Lidar and Linear Mixed-Effects Models”
by Leite, R. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(21), 3599;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12213599
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/21/3599

94. “Forest Drought Response Index (ForDRI): A New Combined Model to Monitor Forest Drought in the Eastern United States”
by Tadesse, T. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(21), 3605;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12213605
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/21/3605

95. “Photogrammetric 3D Model via Smartphone GNSS Sensor: Workflow, Error Estimate, and Best Practices”
by Tavani, S. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(21), 3616;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12213616
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/21/3616

96. “Land Cover Dynamics and Mangrove Degradation in the Niger Delta Region”
by Nababa, I. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(21), 3619;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12213619
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/21/3619

97. “Land Subsidence Susceptibility Mapping in Jakarta Using Functional and Meta-Ensemble Machine Learning Algorithm Based on Time-Series InSAR Data”
by Hakim, W. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(21), 3627;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12213627
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/21/3627

98. “Detecting Change at Archaeological Sites in North Africa Using Open-Source Satellite Imagery”
by Rayne, L. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(22), 3694;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12223694
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/22/3694

99. “The Google Earth Engine Mangrove Mapping Methodology (GEEMMM)”
by Yancho, J. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(22), 3758;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12223758
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/22/3758

100. “Dark Glacier Surface of Greenland’s Largest Floating Tongue Governed by High Local Deposition of Dust”
by Humbert, A. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(22), 3793;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12223793
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/22/3793

101. “A Satellite-Based Spatio-Temporal Machine Learning Model to Reconstruct Daily PM2.5 Concentrations across Great Britain”
by Schneider, R. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(22), 3803;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12223803
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/22/3803

102. “Remote Sensing of Ecosystem Structure: Fusing Passive and Active Remotely Sensed Data to Characterize a Deltaic Wetland Landscape”
by Peters, D. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(22), 3819;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12223819
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/22/3819

103. “Using GIS and Machine Learning to Classify Residential Status of Urban Buildings in Low and Middle Income Settings”
by Lloyd, C. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(23), 3847;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12233847
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/23/3847

104. “Combining Evolutionary Algorithms and Machine Learning Models in Landslide Susceptibility Assessments”
by Chen, W. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(23), 3854;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12233854
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/23/3854

105. “Novel Techniques for Void Filling in Glacier Elevation Change Data Sets”
by Seehaus, T. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(23), 3917;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12233917
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/23/3917

106. “Optimizing Near Real-Time Detection of Deforestation on Tropical Rainforests Using Sentinel-1 Data”
by Doblas, J. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(23), 3922;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12233922
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/23/3922

107. “Accuracy Assessment of GEDI Terrain Elevation and Canopy Height Estimates in European Temperate Forests: Influence of Environmental and Acquisition Parameters”
by Adam, M. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(23), 3948;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12233948
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/23/3948

108. “Assessing the Potential Replacement of Laurel Forest by a Novel Ecosystem in the Steep Terrain of an Oceanic Island”
by Devkota, R. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(24), 4013;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12244013
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/24/4013

109. “Analysis of Drought Impact on Croplands from Global to Regional Scale: A Remote Sensing Approach”
by Ghazaryan, G. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(24), 4030;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12244030
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/24/4030

110. “Design and Development of a Smart Variable Rate Sprayer Using Deep Learning”
by Hussain, N. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(24), 4091;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12244091
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/24/4091

111. “Derivation of Shortwave Radiometric Adjustments for SNPP and NOAA-20 VIIRS for the NASA MODIS-VIIRS Continuity Cloud Products”
by Meyer, K. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(24), 4096;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12244096
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/24/4096

112. “H-YOLO: A Single-Shot Ship Detection Approach Based on Region of Interest Preselected Network”
by Tang, G. et al.
Remote Sens. 2020, 12(24), 4192;
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12244192
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/12/24/4192

14 October 2022
Meet Us at the 22nd William T. Pecora Memorial Remote Sensing Symposium (Pecora 22), 23–27 October 2022, Denver, Colorado, USA


MDPI will be attending the 22nd William T. Pecora Memorial Remote Sensing Symposium (Pecora 22), held in Denver, Colorado, USA, from 23 to 27 October 2022. The booth will be available to visit from 25 to 27 October 2022.

The conference will be hosted by NASA and the USGS, with an overarching theme of Opening the Aperture to Innovation: Expanding Our Collective Understanding of a Changing Earth, which embraces both the innovations and discoveries that resulted from 50 years of Landsat Earth observations, and also current and future innovations in science and technology that are contributing to our ability to improve our understanding and better manage the Earth’s environment.

During this conference, MDPI (at booth #14) will welcome researchers from different backgrounds to visit and share their latest views and research with us.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

If you plan on attending this conference, feel free to stop by our booth at #14. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person to answer any questions you may have.

For more information about the conference, please see the following link: https://pecora22.org/.

10 October 2022
Remote Sensing | Editor’s Choice Articles in 2021

We are pleased to invite you to read the Editor’s Choice Articles in Remote Sensing (ISSN: 2072-4292). The list of high-quality and interesting papers that were specifically recommended by our Editorial Board Members can be found at the following link: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/remotesensing/editors_choice. The paper list is as follows:

1. “Assessing the Behavioural Responses of Small Cetaceans to Unmanned Aerial Vehicles”
by Joana, Castro et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(1), 156; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13010156
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/1/156

2. “Deep Learning Based Thin Cloud Removal Fusing Vegetation Red Edge and Short Wave Infrared Spectral Information for Sentinel-2A Imagery”
by Jun, Li et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(1), 157; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13010157
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/1/157

3. “Spatial Temporal Analysis of Traffic Patterns during the COVID-19 Epidemic by Vehicle Detection Using Planet Remote-Sensing Satellite Images”
by Yulu, Chen et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(2), 208; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13020208
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/2/208

4. “A Remote Sensing-Based Assessment of Water Resources in the Arabian Peninsula”
by Youssef, Wehbe et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(2), 247; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13020247
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/2/247

5. “A Comparison of Machine Learning Approaches to Improve Free Topography Data for Flood Modelling”
by Michael, Meadows et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(2), 275; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13020275
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/2/275

6. “Imaging Spectroscopy for Conservation Applications”
by Megan, Seeley et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(2), 292; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13020292
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/2/292

7. “Complex Principal Component Analysis of Antarctic Ice Sheet Mass Balance”
by Jingang, Zhan et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(3), 480; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13030480
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/3/480

8. “Remote Sensing and Machine Learning in Crop Phenotyping and Management, with an Emphasis on Applications in Strawberry Farming”
by Caiwang, Zheng et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(3), 531; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13030531
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/3/531

9. “Spatiotemporal Characteristics and Trend Analysis of Two Evapotranspiration-Based Drought Products and Their Mechanisms in Sub-Saharan Africa”
by Isaac Kwesi, Nooni et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(3), 533; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13030533
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/3/533

10. “Spatial–Temporal Vegetation Dynamics and Their Relationships with Climatic, Anthropogenic, and Hydrological Factors in the Amur River Basin”
by Shilun, Zhou et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(4), 684; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13040684
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/4/684

11. “Crop Biomass Mapping Based on Ecosystem Modeling at Regional Scale Using High Resolution Sentinel-2 Data”
by Liming, He et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(4), 806; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13040806
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/4/806

12. “Landsat and Sentinel-2 Based Burned Area Mapping Tools in Google Earth Engine”
by Ekhi, Roteta et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(4), 816; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13040816
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/4/816

13. “Diurnal Cycle of Passive Microwave Brightness Temperatures over Land at a Global Scale”
by Zahra, Sharifnezhad et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(4), 817; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13040817
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/4/817

14. “Assessing within-Field Corn and Soybean Yield Variability from WorldView-3, Planet, Sentinel-2, and Landsat 8 Satellite Imagery”
by Zahra, Sharifnezhad et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(5), 872; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13050872
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/5/872

15. “Mapping the Groundwater Level and Soil Moisture of a Montane Peat Bog Using UAV Monitoring and Machine Learning”
by Theodora, Lendzioch et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(5), 907; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13050907
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/5/907

16. “Hyperspectral Image Classification Based on Superpixel Pooling Convolutional Neural Network with Transfer Learning”
by Fuding, Xie et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(5), 930; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13050930
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/5/930

17. “Traditional vs. Machine-Learning Methods for Forecasting Sandy Shoreline Evolution Using Historic Satellite-Derived Shorelines”
by Floris, Calkoen et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(5), 934; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13050934
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/5/934

18. “Hydrocarbon Pollution Detection and Mapping Based on the Combination of Various Hyperspectral Imaging Processing Tools”
by Véronique, Achard et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(5), 1020; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs1305102
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/5/1020

19. “The openEO API–Harmonising the Use of Earth Observation Cloud Services Using Virtual Data Cube Functionalities”
by Matthias, Schramm et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(6), 1125; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13061125
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/6/1125

20. “A Technical Study on UAV Characteristics for Precision Agriculture Applications and Associated Practical Challenges”
by Nadia, Delavarpour et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(6), 1204; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13061204
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/6/1204

21. “Trends in Satellite Earth Observation for Permafrost Related Analyses—A Review”
by Marius, Philipp et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(6), 1217; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13061217
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/6/1217

22. “Photogrammetry Using UAV-Mounted GNSS RTK: Georeferencing Strategies without GCPs”
by Martin, Štroner et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(7), 1336; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13071336
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/7/1336

23. “Applications of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UASs) in Hydrology: A Review”
by Mercedes, Vélez-Nicolás et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(7), 1359; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13071359
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/7/1359

24. “Sea Ice Thickness Estimation Based on Regression Neural Networks Using L-Band Microwave Radiometry Data from the FSSCat Mission”
by Christoph, Herbert et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(7), 1366; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13071366
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/7/1366

25. “The Road to Operationalization of Effective Tropical Forest Monitoring Systems”
by Carlos, Portillo-Quintero et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(7), 1370; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13071370
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/7/1370

26. “Flood Monitoring in Rural Areas of the Pearl River Basin (China) Using Sentinel-1 SAR”
by Junliang, Qiu et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(7), 1384; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13071384
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/7/1384

27. “Responses of Summer Upwelling to Recent Climate Changes in the Taiwan Strait”
by Caiyun, Zhang
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(7), 1386; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13071386
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/7/1386

28. “Rice-Yield Prediction with Multi-Temporal Sentinel-2 Data and 3D CNN: A Case Study in Nepal”
by Ruben, Fernandez-Beltran,et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(7), 1391; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13071391
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/7/1391

29. “The Potential Role of News Media to Construct a Machine Learning Based Damage Mapping Framework”
by Genki, Okada et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(7), 1401; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13071401
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/7/1401

30. “Automated Global Shallow Water Bathymetry Mapping Using Google Earth Engine”
by Jiwei, Li et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(8), 1469; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13081469
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/8/1469

31. “High-Resolution Mangrove Forests Classification with Machine Learning Using Worldview and UAV Hyperspectral Data”
by Yufeng, Jiang et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(8), 1529; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13081529
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/8/1529

32. “Joint Task Offloading, Resource Allocation, and Security Assurance for Mobile Edge Computing-Enabled UAV-Assisted VANETs”
by Yixin, He et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(8), 1547; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13081547
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/8/1547

33. “High-Resolution Aerial Detection of Marine Plastic Litter by Hyperspectral Sensing”
by Marco, Balsi et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(8), 1557; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13081557
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/8/1557

34. “On the Geopolitics of Fire, Conflict and Land in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq”
by Lina, Eklund et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(8), 1575; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13081575
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/8/1575

35. “Leveraging River Network Topology and Regionalization to Expand SWOT-Derived River Discharge Time Series in the Mississippi River Basin”
by Cassandra, Nickles et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(8), 1590; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13081590
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/8/1590

36. “Assessing Forest Phenology: A Multi-Scale Comparison of Near-Surface (UAV, Spectral Reflectance Sensor, PhenoCam) and Satellite (MODIS, Sentinel-2) Remote Sensing.
by Shangharsha, Thapa et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(8), 1597; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13081597
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/8/1597

37. “Development of Novel Classification Algorithms for Detection of Floating Plastic Debris in Coastal Waterbodies Using Multispectral Sentinel-2 Remote Sens. Imagery”
by Bidroha, Basu et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(8), 1598; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13081598
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/8/1598

38. “In-Season Interactions between Vine Vigor, Water Status and Wine Quality in Terrain-Based Management-Zones in a ‘Cabernet Sauvignon’ Vineyard”
by Idan, Bahat et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(9), 1636; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13091636
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/9/1636

39. “Hyperspectral Data Simulation (Sentinel-2 to AVIRIS-NG) for Improved Wildfire Fuel Mapping, Boreal Alaska”
by Anushree, Badola et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(9), 1693; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13091693
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/9/1693

40. “Assessing the Accuracy of ALOS/PALSAR-2 and Sentinel-1 Radar Images in Estimating the Land Subsidence of Coastal Areas: A Case Study in Alexandria City, Egypt”
by Noura, Darwish et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(9), 1838; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13091838
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/9/1838

41. “GIS-Based Urban Flood Resilience Assessment Using Urban Flood Resilience Model: A Case Study of Peshawar City, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan”
by Muhammad, Tayyab et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(10), 1864; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13101864
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/10/1864

42. “Drone-Based Hyperspectral and Thermal Imagery for Quantifying Upland Rice Productivity and Water Use Efficiency after Biochar Application”
by Hongxiao, Jin et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(10), 1866; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13101866
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/10/1866

43. “Using Uncrewed Aerial Vehicles for Identifying the Extent of Invasive Phragmites australis in Treatment Areas Enrolled in an Adaptive Management Program”
by Colin, Brooks et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(10), 1895; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13101895
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/10/1895

44. “Combining Satellite InSAR, Slope Units and Finite Element Modeling for Stability Analysis in Mining Waste Disposal Areas”
by Juan, López-Vinielles et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(10), 2008; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13102008
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/10/2008

45. “A Machine Learning-Based Approach for Surface Soil Moisture Estimations with Google Earth Engine”
by Felix, Greifeneder et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(11), 2099; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13112099
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/11/2099

46. “Digital Ecosystems for Developing Digital Twins of the Earth: The Destination Earth Case”
by Stefano, Nativi et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(11), 2119; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13112119
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/11/2119

47. “UAVs for Vegetation Monitoring: Overview and Recent Scientific Contributions”
by Ana I. , de Castro et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(11), 2139; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13112139
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/11/2139

48. “Evaluation of the Performances of Radar and Lidar Altimetry Missions for Water Level Retrievals in Mountainous Environment: The Case of the Swiss Lakes”
by Frédéric, Frappart et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(11), 2196; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13112196
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/11/2196

49. “SAMIRA-SAtellite Based Monitoring Initiative for Regional Air Quality”
by Kerstin, Stebel et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(11), 2219; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13112219
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/11/2219

50. “Tropical Forest Monitoring: Challenges and Recent Progress in Research”
by Jennifer, Murrins Misiukas et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(12), 2252; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13122252
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/12/2252

51. “Near-Real-Time Flood Mapping Using Off-the-Shelf Models with SAR Imagery and Deep Learning”
by Vaibhav, Katiyar et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(12), 2334; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13122334
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/12/2334

52. “Advancing Floating Macroplastic Detection from Space Using Experimental Hyperspectral Imagery”
by Paolo, Tasseron et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(12), 2335; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13122335
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/12/2335

53. “Remote Sensing Based Yield Estimation of Rice (Oryza Sativa L.) Using Gradient Boosted Regression in India”
by Ponraj, Arumugam et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(12), 2379; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13122379
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/12/2379

54. “Self-Attention in Reconstruction Bias U-Net for Semantic Segmentation of Building Rooftops in Optical Remote Sensing Images”
by Ziyi, Chen et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(13), 2524; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13132524
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/13/2524

55. “Assessing Repeatability and Reproducibility of Structure-from-Motion Photogrammetry for 3D Terrain Mapping of Riverbeds”
by Jessica, De Marco et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(13), 2572; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13132572
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/13/2572

56. “Comparison of Random Forest, Support Vector Machines, and Neural Networks for Post-Disaster Forest Species Mapping of the Krkonoše/Karkonosze Transboundary Biosphere Reserve”
by Bogdan, Zagajewski et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(13), 2581; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13132581
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/13/2581

57. “Linking Remotely Sensed Carbon and Water Use Efficiencies with In Situ Soil Properties”
by Bassil, El Masri et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(13), 2593; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13132593
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/13/2593

58. “A Comparison of Multi-Temporal RGB and Multispectral UAS Imagery for Tree Species Classification in Heterogeneous New Hampshire Forests”
by Heather, Grybas et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(13), 2631; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13132631
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/13/2631

59. “Systematic Water Fraction Estimation for a Global and Daily Surface Water Time-Series”
by Stefan, Mayr et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(14), 2675; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13142675
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/14/2675

60. “The Surface Velocity Response of a Tropical Glacier to Intra and Inter Annual Forcing, Cordillera Blanca, Peru”
by Andrew, Kos et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(14), 2694; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13142694
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/14/2694

61. “Utilizing the Available Open-Source Remotely Sensed Data in Assessing the Wildfire Ignition and Spread Capacities of Vegetated Surfaces in Romania”
by Artan, Hysa et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(14), 2737; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13142737
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/14/2737

62. “Estimation of Northern Hardwood Forest Inventory Attributes Using UAV Laser Scanning (ULS): Transferability of Laser Scanning Methods and Comparison of Automated Approaches at the Tree- and Stand-Level”
by Bastien, Vandendaele et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(14), 2796; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13142796
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/14/2796

63. “Improvement of a Dasymetric Method for Implementing Sustainable Development Goal 11 Indicators at an Intra-Urban Scale”
by Mariella, Aquilino et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(14), 2835; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13142835
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/14/2835

64. “The Key Reason of False Positive Misclassification for Accurate Large-Area Mangrove Classifications”
by Chuanpeng, Zhao et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(15), 2909; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13152909
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/15/2909

65. “Warm Arctic Proglacial Lakes in the ASTER Surface Temperature Product”
by Adrian, Dye et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(15), 2987; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13152987
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/15/2987

66. “Mangrove Forest Cover and Phenology with Landsat Dense Time Series in Central Queensland, Australia”
by Debbie A., Chamberlain et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(15), 3032; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13153032
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/15/3032

67. “Mangrove Forest Cover and Phenology with Landsat Dense Time Series in Central Queensland, Australia”
by Debbie A., Chamberlain et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(15), 3032; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13153032
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/15/3032

68. “Mangrove Forest Cover and Phenology with Landsat Dense Time Series in Central Queensland, Australia”
by Debbie A., Chamberlain et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(15), 3032; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13153032
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/15/3032

69. “Impervious Surfaces Mapping at City Scale by Fusion of Radar and Optical Data through a Random Forest Classifier”
by Binita, Shrestha et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(15), 3040; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13153040
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/15/3040

70. “Regional-Scale Systematic Mapping of Archaeological Mounds and Detection of Looting Using COSMO-SkyMed High Resolution DEM and Satellite Imagery”
by Deodato, Tapete et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(16), 3106; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13163106
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/16/3106

71. “Automatic Detection of Impervious Surfaces from Remotely Sensed Data Using Deep Learning”
by Jash R., Parekh et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(16), 3166; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13163166
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/16/3166

72. “A Novel Framework for Rapid Detection of Damaged Buildings Using Pre-Event LiDAR Data and Shadow Change Information”
by Ying, Zhang et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(16), 3297; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13163297
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/16/3297

73. “First Estimation of Global Trends in Nocturnal Power Emissions Reveals Acceleration of Light Pollution”
by Alejandro, Sánchez de Miguel et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(16), 3311; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13163311
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/16/3311

74. “Sentinel-2 and Landsat-8 Multi-Temporal Series to Estimate Topsoil Properties on Croplands”
by Fabio, Castaldi et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(17), 3345; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13173345
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/17/3345

75. “Hyperspectral and Lidar Data Applied to the Urban Land Cover Machine Learning and Neural-Network-Based Classification: A Review”
by Agnieszka, Kuras et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(17), 3393; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13173393
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/17/3393

76. “Mapping Crop Types and Cropping Systems in Nigeria with Sentinel-2 Imagery”
by Esther Shupel, Ibrahim et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(17), 3523; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13173523
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/17/3523

77. “Continuous Monitoring of the Flooding Dynamics in the Albufera Wetland (Spain) by Landsat-8 and Sentinel-2 Datasets”
by Carmela, Cavallo et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(17), 3525; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13173525
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/17/3525

78. “Evaluation of a Statistical Approach for Extracting Shallow Water Bathymetry Signals from ICESat-2 ATL03 Photon Data”
by Heidi, Ranndal et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(17), 3548; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13173548
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/17/3548

79. “Hyperspectral Imaging Combined with Machine Learning for the Detection of Fusiform Rust Disease Incidence in Loblolly Pine Seedlings”
by Piyush, Pandey et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(18), 3595; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13183595
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/18/3595

80. “Assessing the Reliability of Satellite and Reanalysis Estimates of Rainfall in Equatorial Africa”
by Sharon E., Nicholson et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(18), 3609; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13183609
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/18/3609

81. “High-Resolution Ocean Currents from Sea Surface Temperature Observations: The Catalan Sea (Western Mediterranean)”
by Jordi, Isern-Fontanet et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(18), 3635; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13183635
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/18/3635

82. “The Role of Satellite InSAR for Landslide Forecasting: Limitations and Openings”
by Serena, Moretto et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(18), 3735; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13183735
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/18/3735

83. “The Potential of Multispectral Imagery and 3D Point Clouds from Unoccupied Aerial Systems (UAS) for Monitoring Forest Structure and the Impacts of Wildfire in Mediterranean-Climate Forests”
by Sean, Reilly et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(19), 3810; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13193810
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/19/3810

84. “Wood–Leaf Classification of Tree Point Cloud Based on Intensity and Geometric Information”
by Jingqian, Sun et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(20), 4050; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13204050
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/20/4050

85. “Estimation of Plot-Level Burn Severity Using Terrestrial Laser Scanning”
by Michael R., Gallagher et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(20), 4168; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13204168
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/20/4168

86. “Important Airborne Lidar Metrics of Canopy Structure for Estimating Snow Interception”
by Micah, Russell et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(20), 4188; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13204188
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/20/4188

87. “Spatiotemporal Variations in Liquid Water Content in a Seasonal Snowpack: Implications for Radar Remote Sensing”
by Randall, Bonnell et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(21), 4223; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13214223
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/21/4223

88. “Recognition of Sedimentary Rock Occurrences in Satellite and Aerial Images of Other Worlds—Insights from Mars”
by Kenneth S., Edgett et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(21), 4296; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13214296
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/21/4296

89. “Opposite Spatiotemporal Patterns for Surface Urban Heat Island of Two “Stove Cities” in China: Wuhan and Nanchang”
by Yao, Shen et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(21), 4447; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13214447
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/21/4447

90. “A Dual Network for Super-Resolution and Semantic Segmentation of Sentinel-2 Imagery”
by Saüc, Abadal et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(22), 4547; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13224547
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/22/4547

91. “Application of a Convolutional Neural Network for the Detection of Sea Ice Leads”
by Jay P., Hoffman et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(22), 4571; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13224571
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/22/4571

92. “Compact Thermal Imager (CTI) for Atmospheric Remote Sensing”
by Dong L., Wu et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(22), 4578; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13224578
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/22/4578

93. “Comparative Study of Groundwater-Induced Subsidence for London and Delhi Using PSInSAR”
by Vivek, Agarwal et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(23), 4741; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13234741
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/23/4741

94. “A Self-Adaptive Method for Mapping Coastal Bathymetry On-The-Fly from Wave Field Video”
by Matthijs, Gawehn et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(23), 4742; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13234742
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/23/4742

95. “Accuracy of Sentinel-1 PSI and SBAS InSAR Displacement Velocities against GNSS and Geodetic Leveling Monitoring Data”
by Francesca, Cigna et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(23), 4800; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13234800
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/23/4800

96. “Improvement of the Soil Moisture Retrieval Procedure Based on the Integration of UAV Photogrammetry and Satellite Remote Sensing Information”
by Amal, Chakhar et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(24), 4968; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13244968
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/24/4968

97. “QDC-2D: A Semi-Automatic Tool for 2D Analysis of Discontinuities for Rock Mass Characterization”
by Lidia, Loiotine et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(24), 5086; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13245086
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/24/5086

98. “Assessment of CYGNSS Wind Speed Retrievals in Tropical Cyclones”
by Lucrezia, Ricciardulli et al.
Remote Sens. 2021, 13(24), 5110; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13245110
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/13/24/5110

28 September 2022
Peer Review Week 2022 – Research Integrity: Creating and Supporting Trust in Research

Peer Review Week began 19 September 2022 under the theme of “Research Integrity: Creating and Supporting Trust in Research”. Through various blog articles, podcast, and webinar, we discussed this crucial subject throughout the week, celebrating the essential role peer review plays in maintaining research quality.

To begin, we held a Webinar on the topic. Professor Peter W. Choate and Dr. Emmanuel Obeng-Gyasi joined Dr. Ioana Craciun, one of MDPI’s scientific officers, for an in-depth discussion.

We invite you to view the event recording:

During the week, the MDPI Blog in a series articles highlighted how good Peer Review safeguards research integrity. The following topics were covered:

In a new edition of Insight Faster, an MDPI podcast, we were delighted to talk to the co-chairs of the Peer Review Week committee, Jayashree Rajagopalan (Senior Manager of Global Community Engagement for CACTUS) and Danielle Padula (Head of Marketing and Community Development at Scholastica) to get their take on this year’s event and its related topics.

You can find the Podcast here.

We hope you enjoy the contents!

23 September 2022
Meet Us at the AGU Fall Meeting 2022 (AGU22), 12–16 December 2022, Online or On-Site in Chicago, IL, USA


MDPI will be attending the AGU Fall Meeting 2022 (AGU22), held in Chicago and online, from 12 to 16 December 2022. The AGU Fall Meeting is the most influential event in the world dedicated to the advancement of Earth and space sciences. The conference unites the Earth and space science community to share findings, connect like-minded scientists from around the world, and advance our profession and shared passion for the impact of science. Researchers, scientists, educators, students, policymakers, enthusiasts, journalists, and communicators attend the AGU Fall Meeting to better understand our planet and environment, and our role in preserving its future.

During this conference, MDPI (at booth #1452) will welcome researchers from different backgrounds to visit and share their latest views and research with us.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

If you plan on attending this conference, feel free to stop by our booth at #1452. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person to answer any questions you may have.

For more information about the conference, please see the following link: https://igs.org/event/agu22/.

12 August 2022
Remote Sensing | Recruiting Section Editor-in-Chief for the New Section “Remote Sensing and Geo-Spatial Science”

We are glad to announce that we have established a new Section, "Remote Sensing and Geo-Spatial Science", in Remote Sensing (ISSN: 2072-4292). This Section is currently recruiting a Section Editor-in-Chief.

The Section “Remote Sensing and Geo-Spatial Science” intends to publish original research papers integrating new geo-spatial technologies. We invite authors to submit their articles to Remote Sensing to further improve and consolidate current knowledge in the field of geo-spatial science and remote sensing. Manuscripts addressing theories and applications are equally welcome. We urge authors to take the utmost care, not only in preparing the manuscript, but also in providing well-designed graphs and maps. Further information about the Section may be found at the following link: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/remotesensing/sections/Remote_Sensing_Geo_Spatial_Science.

The Section Editor-in-Chief is responsible for the following:

  • Defining the aims and scope of the Section;
  • Advising on the strategic development of the Section;
  • Ensuring the high quality of published content;
  • Nominating/inviting Guest Editors and optionally providing them with the authority to make final acceptance decisions with regard to submitted articles;
  • Nominating/inviting contributors;
  • Nominating and leading the Section Editorial Board;
  • Promoting the journal at scientific conferences or other venues;
  • Conducting preliminary checks of submissions and making the final decision as to whether a paper can be accepted for publication following peer review and author revisions (when it suits your schedule).

The Section Editor-in-Chief is entitled to publish one paper free of charge in Remote Sensing each year.

To apply for this position, please contact the Remote Sensing Editorial Office (remotesensing@mdpi.com) with the two files listed below attached:

  • A full academic CV;
  • A short cover letter that details your interest in and enthusiasm for the position.

Remote Sensing Editorial Office

28 June 2022
2021 Impact Factors - Released

The 2021 citation metrics have been released in the Journal Citation Reports (JCR), and we’re pleased to announce the following results for MDPI journals:

Journal Impact Factor Rank Category
Antioxidants 7.675 Q1 Food Science & Technology
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Chemistry, Medicinal
Cells 7.666 Q2 Cell Biology
Nutrients 6.706 Q1 Nutrition & Dietetics
Cancers 6.575 Q1 Oncology
Pharmaceutics 6.525 Q1 Pharmacology & Pharmacy
International Journal of Molecular Sciences 6.208 Q1 Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Q2 Chemistry, Multidisciplinary
Marine Drugs 6.085 Q1 Chemistry, Medicinal
Pharmacology & Pharmacy
Biomolecules 6.064 Q2 Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Batteries * 5.938 Q2 Electrochemistry
Energy & Fuels
Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
Viruses 5.818 Q2 Virology
Biosensors 5.743 Q1 Chemistry, Analytical
Instruments & Instrumentation
Q2 Nanoscience & Nanotechnology
Journal of Fungi 5.724 Q1 Mycology
Q2 Microbiology
Nanomaterials 5.719 Q1 Physics, Applied
Q2 Chemistry, Multidisciplinary
Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
Nanoscience & Nanotechnology
Metabolites 5.581 Q2 Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Foods 5.561 Q1 Food Science & Technology
Drones * 5.532 Q2 Remote Sensing
Remote Sensing 5.349 Q1 Geosciences, Multidisciplinary
Imaging Science & Photographic Technology
Q2 Remote Sensing
Environmental Sciences
Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research 5.318 Q2 Business
Antibiotics 5.222 Q1 Pharmacology & Pharmacy
Q2 Infectious Diseases
Pharmaceuticals 5.215 Q1 Pharmacology & Pharmacy
Q2 Chemistry, Medicinal
Biology 5.168 Q1 Biology
Fermentation 5.123 Q2 Biotechnology & Applied Microbiology
Toxins 5.075 Q1 Toxicology
Q2 Food Science & Technology
Bioengineering * 5.046 Q2 Engineering, Biomedical
Polymers 4.967 Q1 Polymer Science
Journal of Clinical Medicine 4.964 Q2 Medicine, General & Internal
Vaccines 4.961 Q2 Immunology
Medicine, Research & Experimental
Molecules 4.927 Q2 Chemistry, Multidisciplinary
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Microorganisms 4.926 Q2 Microbiology
Journal of Functional Biomaterials * 4.901 Q2 Engineering, Biomedical
Materials Science, Biomaterials
Biomedicines 4.757 Q2 Medicine, Research & Experimental
Pharmacology & Pharmacy
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Plants 4.658 Q1 Plant Sciences
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 4.614 Q1 Public, Environmental & Occupational Health (SSCI)
Q2 Public, Environmental & Occupational Health (SCIE)
Environmental Sciences (SCIE)
Membranes 4.562 Q1 Polymer Science
Q2 Engineering, Chemical
Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
Chemistry, Physical
Pathogens 4.531 Q2 Microbiology
Catalysts 4.501 Q2 Chemistry, Physical
Toxics 4.472 Q2 Toxicology
Environmental Sciences
Gels 4.432 Q1 Polymer Science
Journal of Cardiovascular Development and Disease 4.415 Q2 Cardiac & Cardiovascular Systems
Chemosensors 4.229 Q1 Instruments & Instrumentation
Q2 Chemistry, Analytical
Q3 Electrochemistry
Genes 4.141 Q2 Genetics & Heredity
Diagnostics 3.992 Q2 Medicine, General & Internal
Agronomy 3.949 Q1 Agronomy
Plant Sciences
Land 3.905 Q2 Environmental Studies
Sustainability 3.889 Q2 Environmental Sciences (SCIE)
Environmental Studies (SSCI)
Q3 Green & Sustainable Science & Technology (SCIE)
Q4 Green & Sustainable Science & Technology (SSCI)
Sensors 3.847 Q2 Instruments & Instrumentation
Chemistry, Analytical
Engineering, Electrical & Electronic
Materials 3.748 Q1 Metallurgy & Metallurgical Engineering
Q2 Physics, Applied
Physics, Condensed Matter
Q3 Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
Chemistry, Physical
Biomimetics * 3.743 Q2 Engineering, Multidisciplinary
Q3 Materials Science, Biomaterials
Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease * 3.711 Q1 Tropical Medicine
Q2 Parasitology
Q3 Infectious Diseases
Lubricants * 3.584 Q2 Engineering, Mechanical
Fractal and Fractional 3.577 Q1 Mathematics, Interdisciplinary Applications
Water 3.530 Q2 Water Resources
Q3 Environmental Sciences
Micromachines 3.523 Q2 Instruments & Instrumentation
Physics, Applied
Chemistry, Analytical
Q3 Nanoscience & Nanotechnology
Journal of Personalized Medicine 3.508 Q2 Medicine, General & Internal
Health Care Sciences & Services
Agriculture 3.408 Q1 Agronomy
Processes 3.352 Q2 Engineering, Chemical
Separations 3.344 Q2 Chemistry, Analytical
Magnetochemistry 3.336 Q2 Chemistry, Inorganic & Nuclear
Q3 Chemistry, Physical
Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
Brain Sciences 3.333 Q3 Neurosciences
Buildings 3.324 Q2 Construction & Building Technology
Engineering, Civil
Forests 3.282 Q1 Forestry
Energies 3.252 Q3 Energy & Fuels
Life 3.251 Q2 Biology
Coatings 3.236 Q2 Materials Science, Coatings & Films
Physics, Applied
Q3 Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
Animals 3.231 Q1 Agriculture, Dairy & Animal Science
Veterinary Sciences
Journal of Intelligence * 3.176 Q2 Psychology, Multidisciplinary
Fishes 3.170 Q1 Marine & Freshwater Biology
Q2 Fisheries
Healthcare 3.160 Q2 Health Policy & Services (SSCI)
Health Care Sciences & Services (SCIE)
Inorganics * 3.149 Q2 Chemistry, Inorganic & Nuclear
Insects 3.139 Q1 Entomology
Atmosphere 3.110 Q3 Meteorology & Atmospheric Sciences
Environmental Sciences
Current Oncology 3.109 Q3 Oncology
ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information 3.099 Q2 Geography, Physical
Q3 Computer Science, Information Systems
Remote Sensing
Diversity 3.029 Q2 Biodiversity Conservation
Ecology
Tomography 3.000 Q3 Radiology, Nuclear Medicine & Medical Imaging
Current Issues in Molecular Biology 2.976 Q3 Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Medicina 2.948 Q3 Medicine, General & Internal
Symmetry 2.940 Q2 Multidisciplinary Sciences
Horticulturae 2.923 Q1 Horticulture
Machines 2.899 Q2 Engineering, Mechanical
Engineering, Electrical & Electronic
Systems * 2.895 Q2 Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary
Applied Sciences 2.838 Q2 Engineering, Multidisciplinary
Physics, Applied
Q3 Chemistry, Multidisciplinary
Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
Children 2.835 Q2 Pediatrics
Minerals 2.818 Q2 Mining & Mineral Processing
Mineralogy
Geochemistry & Geophysics
Universe 2.813 Q2 Astronomy & Astrophysics
Q3 Physics, Particles & Fields
Journal of Marine Science and Engineering 2.744 Q1 Engineering, Marine
Q2 Oceanography
Engineering, Ocean
Entropy 2.738 Q2 Physics, Multidisciplinary
Fire * 2.726 Q2 Forestry
Q3 Ecology
Metals 2.695 Q2 Metallurgy & Metallurgical Engineering
Q3 Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
Electronics 2.690 Q3 Engineering, Electrical & Electronic
Computer Science, Information Systems
Physics, Applied
Crystals 2.670 Q2 Crystallography
Q3 Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
Aerospace 2.660 Q1 Engineering, Aerospace
Mathematics 2.592 Q1 Mathematics
Photonics 2.536 Q3 Optics
Actuators 2.523 Q2 Instruments & Instrumentation
Q3 Engineering, Mechanical
Veterinary Sciences 2.518 Q2 Veterinary Sciences
Behavioral Sciences * 2.286 Q3 Psychology, Multidisciplinary
Axioms * 1.824 Q2 Mathematics, Applied

For more information on Impact Factors and what it means to index academic journals, please visit our related blog posts.

 

* Journals given their first Impact Factor in 2022

Source: 2021 Journal Impact Factors, Journal Citation Reports TM (Clarivate, 2022)

 

20 June 2022
Dr. Alexander Kokhanovsky Appointed Section Editor-in-Chief of the Section “Atmosphere Remote Sensing” in Remote Sensing

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Alexander Kokhanovsky has been appointed Editor-in-Chief of the Section “Atmosphere Remote Sensing” of Remote Sensing (ISSN: 2072-4292). 

Dr. Alexander Kokhanovsky

Name: Dr. Alexander Kokhanovsky
Affiliation: Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Hahn – Meitner-Weg 1, 55128 Mainz, Germany 

Dr. Alexander Kokhanovsky graduated from the Physical Department of the Belarusian State University, Minsk, Belarus, in 1983. His Ph.D. research at the Institute of Physics (in Minsk, Belarus, 1991) was devoted to studies on the light scattering properties of atmospheric aerosols and whitecaps. Dr. Kokhanovsky’s habilitation work at the Main Geophysical Observatory (in St. Petersburg, Russia, 2011) aimed at cloud and snow remote sensing from space. He was a member of the atmospheric optics group at the Laboratory of Light Scattering Media Optics at Institute of Physics (in Minsk, Belarus, 1983–2004), and the SCIAMACHY/ENVISAT satellite aerosol and cloud retrieval algorithms development team at the Institute of Environmental Physics, University of Bremen (in Bremen, Germany, 2001–2013). Dr. Kokhanovsky has designed aerosol and cloud remote sensing algorithms for the imaging polarimeter (3MI) on board EUMETSAT Polar System-Second Generation (EPS-SG) while working at EUMETSAT (in Darmstadt, Germany, 2014–2017). Currently, his research interests are directed toward studies of light propagation and scattering in the terrestrial atmosphere and surfaces, including ice and snow. He is the author of the following books: Light Scattering Media Optics: Problems and Solutions (Chichester: Springer-Praxis, 1999, 2001, 2004), Polarization Optics of Random Media (Berlin: Springer-Praxis, 2003), Cloud Optics (Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2006), Aerosol Optics (Berlin: Springer-Praxis, 2008), Foundations of Remote Sensing (Berlin: Springer, 2021, with D. Efremenko), and Snow Optics (Berlin: Springer, 2021). Dr. Kokhanovsky published around 250 papers in the field of environmental and atmospheric optics, radiative transfer, remote sensing, and light scattering. 

The following is a short Q&A with Dr. Alexander Kokhanovsky, who shared his vision for the Section with us as well as his views on the research area

1. What appealed to you about the journal that made you want to take on the role as Section Editor-in-Chief?

This journal focuses on remote sensing of the terrestrial atmosphere. This subject is of great importance for atmospheric pollution, weather, and climate change studies (e.g., global temperature increase and the Earth’s energy imbalance). These topics are among the most important scientific topics to be considered. 

2. What is your vision for the Section, and what does the future of this field of research look like in your view?

Satellite remote sensing is of special importance for monitoring of the terrestrial atmosphere. Spaceborne atmospheric remote sensing using various instruments operating in a broad spectral range will enable us to monitor the atmospheric state with high precision as well as high spatial resolution and with high frequency. 

3. What do you think of the development of open access in the publishing field?

I fully support open access in the publishing field. Open access accelerates information exchange and leads to rapid progress in various research fields. 

4. Who should contribute to this Section?

Papers on various aspects of atmospheric remote sensing (ground-based, satellite, and airborne observations) are particularly welcome. Both experimental and theoretical high-quality research must be covered in this Section. 

We warmly welcome Dr. Alexander Kokhanovsky as he starts his new role as Section Editor-in-Chief, and we look forward to him leading Remote Sensing to achieve many more milestones. 

Remote Sensing Editorial Office

13 June 2022
MDPI’s 2021 Young Investigator Awards in “Environmental & Earth Sciences”—Winners Announced

MDPI’s Young Investigator Awards recognize promising junior researchers, acknowledge their contributions, and enhance communication among scientists. We are proud to present the winners for the year 2021 in the “Environmental & Earth Sciences” category. The winners were selected by the journals’ editors.

We warmly congratulate the awarded young investigators for their outstanding contributions. MDPI will continue to provide support and recognition to the academic community.

Atmosphere:

  • Shaojie Song, Harvard University, USA

Clean Technologies:

  • Francesco Galiano, Institute on Membrane Technology of the National Research Council, Italy

Energies:

  • Qilin Wang, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
  • Christopher H. T. Lee, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health:

  • Grace Vincent, Central Queensland University, Australia

Minerals:

  • Antony Burnham, Australian National University, Australia

Remote Sensing:

  • Celso Henrique Leite Silva Junior, National Institute for Space Research – INPE, Brasil; Agricultural Engineering Department of the State University of Maranhão – UEMA, Brazil

Sustainability:

  • Baojie He, Chongqing University, China

Water:

  • Stefanos Giannakis, Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain

13 June 2022
MDPI’s 2021 Outstanding Reviewer Awards in “Environmental & Earth Sciences”—Winners Announced

In order to acknowledge our reviewers, who so generously dedicate their time to reviewing papers and demonstrate diligence, professionalism, and timeliness when reviewing manuscripts, MDPI journals regularly offer outstanding reviewer awards to scholars who participate in the peer-review process.

We are proud to recognize winners for the year 2021 in the “Environmental & Earth Sciences” category for their outstanding contributions among extensive competition by presenting them with an Outstanding Reviewer Award.

We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all the winners on their achievement. MDPI will continue to provide support and recognition to the academic community.

Atmosphere:

  • Hristo Chervenkov, National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology, Bulgaria
  • Jouni Räisänen, University of Helsinki, Finland

Climate:

  • Piotr F. Borowski, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland

Energies:

  • Elena Lucchi, Institute for Renewable Energy, Italy
  • Marcin Dębowski, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland
  • Miroslav Variny, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Piotr F. Borowski, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland
  • Vedran Mrzljak, University of Rijeka, Croatia

Forests:

  • Tomasz Oszako, Forest Research Institute, Poland
  • Stelian Alexandru Borz, Transilvania University of Brasov, Romania
  • Maricar Aguilos, North Carolina State University, USA
  • Narayan Bhusal, Seoul National University, South Korea

Geosciences:

  • Dave Waters, University of Oxford, UK

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health:

  • Anuli Njoku, Southern Connecticut State University, USA
  • Haruna Musa Moda, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
  • Jesús Molina-Mula, University of BalearicIsland, Spain
  • Katharina Diehl, Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
  • Katarzyna Tomaszek, Pedagogical University of Kracow, Poland
  • Matteo Nioi, University of Cagliari, Italy
  • Pablo A. Cantero-Garlito, Universidad de Castilla La Mancha, Spain
  • Seoyong Kim, Ajou University, South Korea
  • Andrzej Adamski, University of Information Technology and Management, Poland
  • Adrian Curto, Faculty of Medicine, University of Salamanca, Spain
  • Arkaitz Castañeda Babarro, University of Deusto, Spain
  • Álvaro Francisco Lopes De Sousa, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
  • Agata Gabryelska, Medical University of Lodz, Poland
  • Ana Reyes Menéndez, Rey Juan Carlos University, Spain
  • Bartosz Dalewski, Pomeranian Medical University in Szczecin, Poland
  • Chong Chen, Yamaguchi University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan
  • Carla Maria Batista Ferreira Pires, CBIOS-Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias-Escola de Ciências e Tecnologias da Saúde, Portugal
  • Claudia Pisanu, University of Cagliari, Italy
  • Emmanuel Obeng-Gyasi, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, USA
  • Faisal F. Hakeem, King’s College London, UK
  • Francisco Javier Fernández Carrasco, Punta de Europa Hospital, Spain
  • Haewon Byeon, Inje University, South Korea
  • HuiJun Chih, Curtin University, Australia
  • Jerónimo Aragón Vela, University of Granada, Spain
  • Joana Costa, University of Aveiro, Portugal,
  • Joanne Lloyd, University of Wolverhampton, UK
  • José Luis Romero-Bejar, University of Granada, Spain
  • Laura Nathans, Human Development and Family Studies, Penn State Scranton, USA
  • Mateusz Jankowski, Centre of Postgraduate Medical Education, Poland
  • Matteo Riccò, Azienda USL-IRCCS di Reggio Emilia, Italy
  • Nicola Döring, Technische Universität Ilmenau, Germany
  • Nora Suleiman-Martos, University of Granada, Spain
  • Russell Kabir, Anglia Ruskin University, UK
  • Roy McConkey, University of Ulster, UK
  • Sunhee Kim, Ajou University, South Korea
  • Sol García-Germán, Centro de Estudios e Investigación para la Gestión de Riesgos Agrarios y Medioambientalesdisabled, Spain
  • Sebastian Rutkowski, Opole University of Technology, Poland
  • Tamás Berki, University of Szeged, Hungary
  • Terence Moriarty, University of Northern Iowa, USA
  • Pedro Antonio Martín Cervantes, University of Almería, La Cañada de San Urbano, Spain

ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information:

  • Lemenkova Polina, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
  • Andrew Newton, Nottingham Trent University, UK
  • Dennis Edler, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
  • Lukáš Herman, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
  • Marcela Bindzarova Gergelova, Technical University of Kosice, Slovakia

Land:

  • Rahul Datta, Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic
  • Dirk H.R. Spennemann, Charles Sturt University, Australia
  • Raimundo Jimenez-Ballesta, (Retired recently) Autonoma University of Madrid, Spain

Remote Sensing:

  • Veraldo Liesenberg, Santa Catarina State University, Brazil
  • Yady Tatiana Solano-Correa, University of Cauca, Colombia
  • Francesco Marinello, University of Padova, Italy
  • Pedro Melo-Pinto, Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal
  • Ignacio Bosch, Universitat Politènica de València, Spain
  • Juan Soria, University of Valencia, Spain
  • Chiman Kwan, Signal Processing, Inc., USA
  • Benoit Vozel, University of Rennes, France
  • Giuseppe Casula, National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology Unit of Bologna, Italy
  • Simone Cosoli, The University of Western Australia, Australia

Resources:

  • Maria Economou-Eliopoulos, University of Athens, Greece

Toxics:

  • Cynthia Rider, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, USA

13 June 2022
MDPI’s 2021 Travel Awards in “Environmental & Earth Sciences”—Winners Announced

We are proud to recognize the winners of MDPI’s 2021 Travel Awards in the “Environmental & Earth Sciences” category for their outstanding presentations and to present them with the prize.

MDPI journals regularly offer travel awards to encourage talented junior scientists to present their latest research at academic conferences in specific fields, which helps to increase their influence.

The winners mentioned below were carefully selected by the journal editors based on an outline of their research and the work to be presented at an academic conference.

We would like to warmly congratulate the Travel Awards winners for the year 2021 and wish them the greatest success with their future research endeavors. MDPI will continue to enhance communication among scientists.

Atmosphere:

  • Charbel Harb, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Virginia Tech, USA
  • Jibran Khan, Aarhus University, Roskilde, Denmark

Climate:

  • Agostino Niyonkuru Meroni, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Platon Patlakas, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Energies:

  • Nnaemeka Vincent Emodi, University of Tasmania, Australia
  • Irene Poza-Casado, Universidad de Valladolid, Spain

Forests:

  • Pipiet Larasatie, Oregon State University, USA
  • Tania L. Maxwell, French National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment (INRAE), France

Hydrology:

  • Georgia Papacharalampous, Roma Tre University, Italy
  • Mattei Alexandra, University of Corsica, France

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health:

  • Danila Azzolina, University of Eastern Piedmont, Italy
  • Kelvin Fong, Yale University, USA
  • Levi Frehlich, University of Calgary, Canada‎
  • Garyfallos Konstantinoudis, Imperial College London, UK

ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information:

  • Junghwan Kim, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
  • Xuke Hu, Institute of Data Science, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany

Land:

  • Álvaro Castilla Beltrán, University of La Laguna, Spain
  • Lauren Nerfa, University of Hawaiʻi, USA

Remote Sensing:

  • Amen Al-Yaari, Sorbonne University, France
  • Meng Lu, Utrecht University, Netherlands

Resources:

  • Alessandro Lenci, University of Bologna, Italy
  • Evangelia Georgantzia, Liverpool John Moores University, UK

Sustainability:

  • Sayyed Rasoul Khayyam Nekouei, University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia
  • Georgia A. Papacharalampous, Roma Tre University, Italy
  • Raquel Filipa da Costa Viveiros, NOVA University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • Rajesh Pathak, South Dakota State University, USA

Water:

  • Nnanake-Abasi Okon Offiong, University of Uyo, Nigeria
  • Tonni Agustiono Kurniawan, Polytechnic of Health, Indonesia
  • Shawna Andrea Foo, Arizona State University, USA

13 June 2022
MDPI’s 2021 Best Paper Awards in “Environmental & Earth Sciences”—Winners Announced

The purpose of our Best Paper Awards is to promote and recognize the most impactful contributions published within MDPI journals.

The editors of each journal carefully selected reviews and research papers through a rigorous judging process based on criteria such as the scientific merit, overall impact, and the quality of presentation of the papers published in the journal last year.

We are honored to present the winners in the subject areas of “Environmental & Earth Sciences”, who were selected amongst extensive competition, and congratulate the authors for their outstanding scientific publications.

MDPI will continue to provide support and recognition to the academic community.

Geosciences:

Remote Sensing:

Toxics:

Water:

9 June 2022
2021 CiteScores - Released


The 2021 citation metrics have been officially released in Scopus!

We are pleased to announce that 182 MDPI journals are included, of which:

● 21 journals received their first CiteScore.
● 85% of journals increased their CiteScore from 2020.
● 155 journals (85%) ranked above average, in at least one category.

The following 65 MDPI journals (36%) ranked among the top 25% of journals, in at least one category:

Journal

CiteScore

Quartile

Category

Non-coding RNA

10.1

Q1

Genetics

Journal of Functional Biomaterials

10.0

Q1

Biomedical Engineering

Marine Drugs

8.1

Q1

Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics (miscellaneous)

Batteries

7.9

Q1

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Nutrients

7.9

Q1

Nutrition and Dietetics

Remote Sensing

7.4

Q1

General Earth and Planetary Sciences

Drones

7.2

Q1

Computer Science Applications

International Journal of Molecular Sciences

6.9

Q1

Inorganic Chemistry

Journal of Sensor and Actuator Networks

6.9

Q1

Computer Networks and Communications

Cells

6.7

Q1

General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology

Nanomaterials

6.6

Q1

General Chemical Engineering

Toxins

6.6

Q1

Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

Viruses

6.6

Q1

Infectious Diseases

Antioxidants

6.5

Q1

Food Science

Fibers

6.5

Q1

Civil and Structural Engineering

Resources

6.4

Q1

Nature and Landscape Conservation

Sensors

6.4

Q1

Instrumentation

Big Data and Cognitive Computing

6.1

Q1

Management Information Systems

Molecules

5.9

Q1

Chemistry (miscellaneous)

Polymers

5.7

Q1

Polymers and Plastics

Biosensors

5.6

Q1

Engineering (miscellaneous)

Catalysts

5.5

Q1

General Environmental Science

Smart Cities

5.5

Q1

Urban Studies

Future Internet

5.4

Q2

Computer Networks and Communications

Beverages

5.3

Q1

Food Science

Fermentation

5.3

Q1

Plant Science

Environments

5.2

Q1

Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics

Inventions

5.2

Q1

General Engineering

Journal of Open Innovation: Technology, Market, and Complexity

5.1

Q1

Development

Colloids and Interfaces

5.0

Q1

Chemistry (miscellaneous)

Energies

5.0

Q1

Control and Optimization

ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information

5.0

Q1

Geography, Planning and Development

Sustainability

5.0

Q1

Geography, Planning and Development

Fire

4.9

Q1

Forestry

Robotics

4.9

Q1

Control and Optimization

Soil Systems

4.9

Q1

Soil Science

Geosciences

4.8

Q1

General Earth and Planetary Sciences

Journal of Manufacturing and Materials Processing

4.8

Q1

Mechanical Engineering

Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease

4.8

Q1

Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

Water

4.8

Q1

Geography, Planning and Development

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

4.5

Q1

Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

Sports

4.5

Q1

Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

Entropy

4.4

Q1

Mathematical Physics

Journal of Clinical Medicine

4.4

Q1

General Medicine

Symmetry

4.3

Q1

General Mathematics

Cosmetics

4.2

Q1

Surgery

Foods

4.1

Q1

Health Professions (miscellaneous)

Journal of Fungi

4.1

Q1

Plant Science

ChemEngineering

4.0

Q1

General Engineering

Forests

4.0

Q1

Forestry

Journal of Intelligence

4.0

Q1

Education

Antibiotics

3.9

Q1

General Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics

Cryptography

3.9

Q1

Applied Mathematics

Behavioral Sciences

3.8

Q1

Development

Buildings

3.8

Q1

Architecture

Metals

3.8

Q1

Metals and Alloys

Publications

3.5

Q1

Communication

Social Sciences

3.4

Q1

General Social Sciences

Mathematics

2.9

Q1

General Mathematics

Fractal and Fractional

2.8

Q1

Analysis

Animals

2.7

Q1

General Veterinary

Axioms

2.6

Q1

Algebra and Number Theory

Heritage

1.8

Q1

Conservation

Religions

1.0

Q1

Religious Studies

Philosophies

0.9

Q1

Philosophy

Source: 2021 CiteScores™ (Elsevier)

12 April 2022
Meet Us Virtually at the International Symposium on Remote Sensing 2022: A Virtual Conference of the Remote Sensing Society of Japan, 16–18 May

We are pleased to announce that we have established a partnership with the Remote Sensing Society of Japan (RSSJ) that organizes the International Symposium on Remote Sensing (ISRS) 2022, a virtual conference to be held from 16 to 18 May 2022 on our Sciforum platform.

ISRS was first organized in 1994 by the Standing Committee of Environmental Monitoring from Space of East Asia (EMSEA). Since 2012, ISRS has been co-organized annually by three major societies—RSSJ, the Chinese Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (CSPRS), and the Korean Society of Remote Sensing (KSRS)—and has become a leading symposium in the field of remote sensing in East Asia.

There are eight sessions at this conference:

  • Sensors and Platforms;
  • Remote Sensing Applications;
  • Method Development and Image Processing;
  • New Technology;
  • Geographical Information Sciences (GIS);
  • Mapping;
  • Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS);
  • Education.

If you are interested in participating, please register at: https://isrs2022.sciforum.net/. Many thanks for your support.

Note: The Remote Sensing Society of Japan (RSSJ) is affiliated with the Remote Sensing (ISSN: 2072-4292) journal. The Society was established in 1981 with the aim of liaising and collaborating on remote sensing research and contributing to the development and generalization of its science and technology. After the establishment of the RSSJ, it published academic journals and held various research meetings and lectures to disseminate learning, and it aims at keeping members in close contact with each other.

12 April 2022
Recruiting Volunteer Reviewers for Remote Sensing

Peer review constitutes an essential part of the publication process, ensuring that Remote Sensing (ISSN: 2072-4292) maintains its high standards for the quality of its published papers. We are looking to recruit expert reviewers to help uphold the quality and efficiency of Remote Sensing.

To qualify as a reviewer, applicants must have published around 8 papers related to remote sensing in the last 5 years and hold a Ph.D. degree.

We will extend the following benefits to reviewers:

For more information about the role, please visit: https://www.mdpi.com/reviewers.

If you are interested in this position, please submit your application at https://susy.mdpi.com/volunteer/journals/review. We hope you will join us on our team of reviewers.

After your registration has been approved, you will be able to see a list of manuscripts for which reviewers are needed. 

If you have any other questions, please contact the Remote Sensing Editorial Office (remotesensing@mdpi.com). We look forward to hearing from you.

Remote Sensing Editorial Office

12 April 2022
Recruiting Topical Advisory Panel Members for Remote Sensing

The journal Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292) is launching a new position: Topical Advisory Panel Member. The main responsibility of the new members of the Topical Advisory Panel is to provide support to Guest Editors and Section Board Members regularly. For more details, please visit: https://www.mdpi.com/editors.

Remote Sensing is a peer-reviewed, open access journal concerned with the science and application of remote sensing technology, and is published semimonthly online by MDPI. The Remote Sensing Society of Japan (RSSJ) and the Japan Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (JSPRS) are affiliated with Remote Sensing. The aims and scope of the journal can be found at the following link: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/remotesensing/about.

Each year, the members’ performance is evaluated, and outstanding members are promoted to the Editorial Board by the Editor-in-Chief.

To qualify as a Topical Advisory Panel Member, applicants must:

  • Have expertise and experience in a field related to the journal;
  • Be within approximately 10 years of receiving a Ph.D.;
  • Have at least 6–8 published papers in the last 5 years as first author or corresponding author;
  • Currently hold an independent research position in academia or a government institute.

If you are interested in this position, please apply here, or send an email to remotesensing@mdpi.com with your academic CV.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Remote Sensing Editorial Office

25 February 2022
Remote Sensing | Recruiting Section Editor-in-Chief for New Section “Earth Observation Data”

We are glad to announce that we have established a new Section "Earth Observation Data" in Remote Sensing (ISSN: 2072-4292). The Section is currently recruiting a Section Editor-in-Chief. 

This Section, “Earth Observation Data”, aims to publish articles on original research based on Earth observation datasets; descriptions of valuable/reference datasets used to classify or validate current products; and methods for collecting, processing, managing, and analyzing these data. The main aim of “Earth Observation Data” is to facilitate the sharing and reuse of high-quality datasets, furthering the cognition revolution of Earth observation and remote sensing. Further information about the Section may be found at the following link: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/remotesensing/sections/earth_observation_data

The Section Editor-in-Chief is responsible for the following:

  • Defining the aims and scope of the Section;
  • Advising on the strategic development of the Section;
  • Ensuring the high quality of published content;
  • Nominating/inviting Guest Editors and optionally providing them with the authority to make final acceptance decisions about submitted articles;
  • Nominating/inviting contributors;
  • Nominating and leading the Section Editorial Board;
  • Promoting the journal at scientific conferences or through other venues;
  • Conducting preliminary checks of submissions and making the final decision as to whether a paper can be accepted for publication following peer review and author revisions (when it suits your schedule). 

The Section Editor-in-Chief is entitled to publish one paper free of charge in Remote Sensing each year. 

To apply for this position, please contact the Remote Sensing Editorial Office (remotesensing@mdpi.com) with the two files below attached.

  • A full academic CV;
  • A short cover letter that details your interest and enthusiasm for the position.

Remote Sensing Editorial Office

24 February 2022
Recruiting Editorial Board Members for Remote Sensing

Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292) is a leading international, peer-reviewed, open access journal covering the science and the application of remote sensing technology. Its 2020 impact factor is 4.848. The website of Remote Sensing can be accessed at the following link: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/remotesensing.

We are currently recruiting prestigious scholars from around the world to join our Editorial Board for the following 17 Sections:

The main responsibilities of Editorial Board Members are as follows:

  • Pre-checking and making decisions for several manuscripts, based on your area of expertise;
  • Acting as, or recommending, a Guest Editor for a Special Issue on a topic related to your research interests;
  • Promoting Remote Sensing and increasing its visibility on related academic social media. 

The benefits of becoming an Editorial Board Member (EBM) include the following:

  • The opportunity to publish one paper free of charge per year in Remote Sensing, as well as certain discounts for papers invited from your scientific network;
  • A certificate recognizing you as an Editorial Board Member of Remote Sensing;
  • Remote Sensing may offer sponsorship for conferences organized by you;
  • Remote Sensing may offer travel grants of CHF 300–500 per year for conferences that you attend or organize. 

To apply for this position (in one of our Sections), recommend potential candidates, or request further information, please contact the Remote Sensing Editorial Office (remotesensing@mdpi.com) with the following two files attached:

  • A full academic CV;
  • A short cover letter that details your interest and enthusiasm for the position. 

Remote Sensing Editorial Office

21 February 2022
Remote Sensing | Special Issue Mentor Program

We are pleased to announce the launch of a new initiative, the Remote Sensing Special Issue Mentor Program.

This program intends to provide an opportunity for early career scientists to enhance their editing, networking, and organizational skills and to work closely with our journal to gain more editorial experience. Early career scientists who have novel ideas for new Remote Sensing Special Issues will act as Guest Editors under the mentorship of an experienced scientist; this mentor could be a member of the Editorial Board of Remote Sensing (ISSN: 2072-4292), from other well-established research institutes or laboratories, etc.

Early Career Scientist’s Responsibilities:

  • Providing a CV, including a list of publications;
  • Proposing a Special Issue title and a short introduction;
  • Writing a brief promotion plan for the Special Issue;
  • Writing an editorial for the online Special Issue;
  • Reviewing and making decisions for submissions under the mentorship of our Editorial Board Members.

Mentor’s Responsibilities:

  • Conducting a final check before the Special Issue is published online;
  • Co-editing the Special Issue with younger scholars and performing quality control of the publications in the SI;
  • Providing suggestions to younger scholars if they have doubts or concerns regarding submissions;
  • Organizing video calls with young scholars and the office regularly to discuss problems and improvement suggestions for the Special Issue.

Certificates and Awards:

When the Special Issue is closed, the Editorial Office will provide official certificates for all the mentors. The younger scholars will be prioritized as candidates for Remote Sensing Young Investigator Awards in future editions.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please send your Special Issue proposal to the Remote Sensing Editorial Office (remotesensing@mdpi.com), and we will discuss the process (mentor collaboration, Special Issue topic feasibility analysis, etc.) in further detail.

In addition to the new Special Issue Mentor Program, Remote Sensing will continually welcome all Special Issue proposals based on hot research topics as usual.

Remote Sensing Editorial Office

21 January 2022
Meet Us at the 9th International Symposium on Sensor Science (I3S 2022), 20–22 June 2022, Warsaw, Poland


Conference name:
9th International Symposium on Sensor Science (I3S 2022)

Conference website: https://i3s2022warsaw.sciforum.net/

Date: 20–22 June 2022

Place: Warsaw, Poland

It is with great pleasure that we announce the 9th International Symposium on Sensor Science, to be held in Warsaw, Poland, from 20 to 22 June 2022.

Sensor technology has been shown to be suitable for applications in many important fields, including industrial applications, security medical diagnostics, and environmental monitoring. This international conference, supported by the Photonics Society of PolandWarsaw University of Technology, as well as MDPI’s Sensors (ISSN: 1424-8220), will bring together scientists from different areas to discuss important recent developments in sensor technology. It will represent a great opportunity for an in-person meeting of an interdisciplinary community aiming to discuss important breakthroughs in sensor technology and its related fields.

The main topics of the conference include:

  • Chemical sensors;
  • Biosensors;
  • Physical sensors;
  • Optical/photonic sensors;
  • Sensor applications;
  • Specialty optical fibers for sensing;
  • Materials, microfluidics, configurations and strategies for sensing;
  • Distributed sensing in optical fibers;
  • Amorphous materials for sensor applications.

We look forward to your participation in this exciting event.

Dr. Piotr Lesiak, Prof. Tomasz Woliński and Prof. Leszek Jaroszewicz
I3S 2022 Conference Chairs

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5 January 2022
Prof. Dr. Fumio Yamazaki Appointed Editor-in-Chief of the New Section “Earth Observation for Emergency Management” in Remote Sensing


We are pleased to announce that Prof. Dr. Fumio Yamazaki has been appointed Editor-in-Chief of the Section “Earth Observation for Emergency Management” in Remote Sensing (ISSN: 2072-4292).

Prof. Dr. Fumio Yamazaki holds M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in civil engineering, both obtained at the University of Tokyo in 1978 and 1987, respectively. From 2003 to 2019, he was a professor in the Graduate School of Engineering at Chiba University. At present, he is the professor emeritus of Chiba University and a research fellow of the National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention. He is a co-author of more than 200 papers published in technical journals and conference proceedings.

The following is a short Q&A with Prof. Dr. Fumio Yamazaki, who shared his vision for the journal with us, as well as his views of the research area and open access publishing:

1. What appealed to you about the journal that made you want to take on the role of Section Editor-in-Chief?

I have been working on the use of remote sensing technology for natural hazards and disaster mitigation for more than twenty years. The Remote Sensing journal is one of the best opportunities to present our research outcomes worldwide. To promote the remote sensing applications to disaster management, I decided to take the role of the Section Editor-in-Chief.

2. What is your vision for the journal?

Remote sensing is the research field which aims to acquire spatial data from various sensors and to utilize them to solve environmental/social problems. In this regard, Remote Sensing should accept not only methodology oriented papers but also application oriented papers, especially those with ground truth data. The value of validation data is crucial especially for natural hazards and emergency management.

3. What does the future of this field of research look like?

Remote sensing is one of the most promising interdisciplinary research fields in science and engineering. From various remote sensing technologies, people can get information on the earth’s surface, atmosphere, ocean, and human settlements without visiting those places, and without time constraints. The development of new sensors and platforms will help us to acquire spatial data, aiming to make the earth and our society more sustainable.

4. What do you think of the development of open access in publishing?

Open access is good for almost everybody even though the article processing charge (APC) is rather high. If you do not belong to large research institutes or universities, it is not so easy to access electronic journals in a timely manner. I believe that open access publishing is becoming more and more important and popular.

22 November 2021
722 MDPI Editorial Board Members Receiving "2021 Highly Cited Researchers" Distinction

It is our great honor to congratulate the Editorial Board Members and Editors in MDPI's journals who have been distinguished as 2021 Highly Cited Researchers by Clarivate, according to Web of Science data. We herewith express our gratitude for the immense impact the named researchers continue to make on scientific progress and on our journals' development.

Clarivate's annual list of Highly Cited ResearchersTM identifies the most highly cited scientists for the past decade. Their impactful papers are among the top 1 per cent in the citation distribution of one or more of 22 fields analyzed in the "Essential Science Indicators", distinguishing them as hugely influential among their peers.

Abate, Antonio
Abatzoglou, John T.
Abbaszadeh, Mostafa
Acharya, U. Rajendra
Acharya, Viral V.
Agarwal, Ravi P.
Ahn, Myung-Ju
Airoldi, Laura
Ali, Imran
Allakhverdiev, Suleyman I.
Aluko, Rotimi E.
Anasori, Babak
Andersson, Dan I.
Andes, David
Anker, Stefan D.
Apergis, Nicholas
Ariga, Katsuhiko
Arqub, Omar Abu
Aschner, Michael
Assaraf, Yehuda G.
Astruc, Didier
Atala, Anthony
Atanasov, Atanas G.
Atangana, Abdon
Bahram, Mohammad
Bakris, George L.
Balandin, Alexander A.
Baleanu, Dumitru
Balsamo, Gianpaolo
Bando, Yoshio
Banks, William A.
Bansal-Travers, Maansi
Barba, Francisco J.
Barros, Lillian
Basit, Abdul W.
Baskonus, Haci Mehmet
Bassetti, Matteo
Battino, Maurizio
Bell, Jordana T.
Bellomo, Nicola
Benediktsson, Jon Atli
Benelli, Giovanni
Benjakul, Soottawat
Bhatnagar, Amit
Biddle, Stuart J. H.
Biondi, Antonio
Biondi-Zoccai, Giuseppe
Bjarnsholt, Thomas
Blaabjerg, Frede
Blaschke, Thomas
Blay, Jean-Yves
Blumwald, Eduardo
Blunt, John W.
Boffetta, Paolo
Bogers, Marcel
Bonomo, Robert A.
Bowman, David M.J.S.
Boyer, Cyrille
Brestic, Marian
Brevik, Eric C.
Buhalis, Dimitrios
Burdick, Jason A.
Byrd, John C.
Cabeza, Luisa F.
Cai, Xingjuan
Cai, Jianchao
Calhoun, Vince D.
Calin, George
Cao, Jinde
Cao, Guozhong
Carvalho, Andre F.
Castellanos-Gomez, Andres
Cerqueira, Miguel Ângelo Parente Ribeiro
Chang, Jo-Shu
Chang, Chih-Hao
Chastin, Sebastien
Chau, Kwok-wing
Chemat, Farid
Chen, Xiaobo
Chen, YangQuan
Chen, Jianmin
Chen, Chaoji
Chen, Min
Chen, Qi
Chen, Jun
Chen, Xi
Chen, Peng
Chen, Yulin
Chen, Bo
Chen, Chen
Chen, Zhi-Gang
Chen, Wei-Hsin
Chen, Gang
Chen, Yongsheng
Chen, Xiang
Chen, Yimin
Chen, Runsheng
Chen, Lidong
Chen, Shaowei
Chen, Qian
Chen, Yu
Chen, Shuangming
Chiclana, Francisco
Cho, Sun Young
Choi, Wonyong
Chowdhary, Anuradha
Choyke, Peter L.
Cichocki, Andrzej
Corella, Dolores
Corma, Avelino
Cortes, Javier
Cortes, Jorge
Costanza, Robert
Crommie, Michael F.
Cui, Yi
Cui, Haiying
Cui, Qinghua
Cummings, Kenneth Michael
Dai, Shifeng
Dai, Sheng
Daiber, Andreas
Davis, Steven J.
Dawson, Ted M.
de la Fuente-Nunez, Cesar
Decker, Eric Andrew
Dekel, Avishai
Demaria, Marco
Deng, Yong
Deng, Xiangzheng
DePinho, Ronald A.
Desneux, Nicolas
Dimopoulos, Meletios-Athanasios
Ding, Aijun
Dionysiou, Dionysios D.
Dokmeci, Mehmet Remzi
Dolgui, Alexandre
Dong, Fan
Dou, Shi Xue
Dou, Letian
Du, Qian
Du, Bo
Dube, Shanta Rishi
Dufresne, Alain
Dummer, Reinhard
Dupont, Didier
Edwards, David
Elaissari, Abdelhamid
Elhoseny, Mohamed
Ellahi, Rahmat
Ellis, Erle C.
ElMasry, Gamal
Esteller, Manel
Estévez, Mario
Fabbro, Doriano
Facchetti, Antonio
Fan, Zhanxi
Fang, Chuanglin
Fasano, Alessio
Fečkan, Michal
Felser, Claudia
Feng, Liangzhu
Fensholt, Rasmus
Ferdinandy, Péter
Fernandez-Lafuente, Roberto
Ferreira, Isabel C. F. R.
Filippi, Massimo
Fisher, Helen
Fortino, Giancarlo
Fosso Wamba, Samuel
Franceschi, Claudio
Fujita, Hamido
Fujita, Masayuki
Gai, Francesco
Gaisford, Simon
Galanakis, Charis M.
Galluzzi, Lorenzo
Galvano, Fabio
Gan, Ren-You
Gan, Lihua
Gandomi, Amir H.
Gao, Bin
Gao, Feng
Gao, Minrui
Gao, Huijun
Gao, Wei
Gao, Huile
Garbe, Claus
Garcia, Hermenegildo
Gasbarrini, Antonio
Gasco, Laura
Gautret, Philippe
Geng, Yong
Gerdts, Gunnar
Geschwind, Daniel H.
Ghadimi, Noradin
Ghaffari, Roozbeh
Ghamisi, Pedram
Giampieri, Francesca
Glick, Bernard R.
Gnant, Michael
Goel, Ajay
Gogotsi, Yury
Goldewijk, Kees Klein
Gong, Jinlong
Gong, Yongji
Govindan, Kannan
Granato, Daniel
Grancini, Giulia
Green, Douglas R.
Grosso, Giuseppe
Gu, Ke
Guan, Cao
Guastella, Adam J.
Guerrero, Josep M.
Gui, Guan
Guizani, Mohsen
Guo, Zaiping
Gupta, Rangan
Gutzmer, Ralf
Haase, Dagmar
Habibi-Yangjeh, Aziz
Hagemann, Stefan
Hagger, Martin
Hamblin, Michael R.
Hammoudeh, Shawkat
Han, Heesup
Hanes, Justin
Harrison, Roy M.
Hartung, Hans-Peter
Hasanuzzaman, Mirza
He, Jr-Hau
He, Hongwen
He, Jiaqing
He, Debiao
Henseler, Jörg
Herrera, Francisco
Herrera-Viedma, Enrique
Hetz, Claudio
Ho Kim, Jung
Holmes, Elaine
Hossain, Ekram
Hsueh, Po-Ren
Hu, Xiaosong
Hu, Wenbin
Huang, Jianping
Huang, Hongwei
Huang, Yu
Huang, Jianying
Huang, Peng
Huang, Baibiao
Huang, Shaoming
Hubacek, Klaus

Iqbal, Hafiz M. N.
Ismail, Ahmad Fauzi
Izzo, Angelo A.
Jacobson, Kenneth A.
Jain, Atul
Jankovic, Joseph
Jelezko, Fedor
Ji, Xiaobo
Ji, Guangbin
Jiang, Hai-Long
Jiang, Lei
Jiang, Junjun
Jiang, Qing
Jiang, Shibo
Jin, Shi
Jones, Peter A.
Kalantar-zadeh, Kourosh
Kaner, Richard B.
Kannan, Kurunthachalam
Kappos, Ludwig
Karagiannidis, George K.
Karimi, Hamid Reza
Karimi-Maleh, Hassan
Karp, Peter D.
Kataoka, Kazunori
Katritch, Vsevolod
Kawi, Sibudjing
Keesstra, Saskia
Kepp, Oliver
Keyzers, Robert A.
Khademhosseini, Ali
Khan, Nafees A.
Kiessling, Fabian
Kim, Ki-Hyun
Kim, Haegyeom
Kim, Jeonghun
Kim, Jong Seung
Kirkwood, John M.
Kisi, Ozgur
Kivshar, Yuri
Klenk, Hans-Peter
Ko, Wen-Chien
Konopleva, Marina Y.
Kontoyiannis, Dimitrios P.
Koonin, Eugene V.
Kou, Gang
Krausmann, Fridolin
Krebs, Frederik C.
Kroemer, Guido
Kuca, Kamil
Kudo, Masatoshi
Kuhn, Jens H.
Kumar, Devendra
Kumar, Alan Prem
Kumar, Sudhir
Kumar Sangaiah, Arun
Kurths, Juergen
Kuznetsov, Nikolay V.
Kuzyakov, Yakov
Kwan, Mei-Po
Kyrpides, Nikos C.
La Vecchia, Carlo
Lai, Yuekun
Lam, James
Lammers, Twan
Lamuela-Raventos, Rosa M.
Lancellotti, Patrizio
Landi, Francesco
Laurent, Sophie
Lavie, Carl J.
Laxminarayan, Ramanan
Lee, Sang Soo
Lee, Jin-Wook
Lee, Pooi See
Lehmann, Johannes
Lei, Yaguo
Lei, Ting
Leng, Lijian
Leung, Dennis Y. C.
Leung, Victor C. M.
Levine, Ross
Li, Wei
Li, Jie
Li, Jinghong
Li, Jun
Li, Heng
Li, Gang
Li, Yat
Li, Peng
Li, Hailong
Li, Changpin
Li, Yan
Li, Yurui
Li, Xiaodi
Li, Hong
Li, Shutao
Li, Hongyi
Li, Zhijun
Li, Peiyue
Lin, Yuehe
Lin, Hongjun
Lin, Lin
Lip, Gregory Y. H.
Liu, Jian
Liu, Meng
Liu, Hong
Liu, Tao
Liu, Lei
Liu, Jianxing
Liu, Wei
Liu, Gang
Liu, Yang
Liu, Peide
Lockhart, Shawn R.
Long, Hualou
Löscher, Wolfgang
Lu, Jun
Lu, Jianquan
Lu, Nanshu
Lucey, Brian
Lund, Henrik
Luo, Jun
Luo, Yi
Luo, Jingshan
Luo, Yangchao
Lupton, Deborah
Luque, Rafael
Lv, Wei
Lvov, Yuri M.
Lyons, Timothy W.
Ma, Tianyi
Ma, Jun
Ma, Jiayi
Ma, Wen-Xiu
Ma, Yanming
Maggioni, Aldo Pietro
Mahmood, Nasir
Mahmoudi, Morteza
Mai, Liqiang
Mallavarapu, Megharaj
Mandala, Mario
Mardani, Abbas
Marengo, Jose
Maria Rossolini, Gian
Martinoia, Enrico
Mathiesen, Brian Vad
Mathivanan, Suresh
Mattick, John S.
Matyjaszewski, Krzysztof
McCabe, Matthew E.
McCauley, Darren
McClements, David Julian
Melcher, Karsten
Melenhorst, Jan Joseph
Melero, Ignacio
Mezzetti, Bruno
Mirjalili, Seyedali
Mishchenko, Artem
Mittler, Ron
Moreau, Philippe
Motohashi, Hozumi
Mousavi Khaneghah, Amin
Mu, Shichun
Mueller, Lukas A.
Mueller-Roeber, Bernd
Muenzel, Thomas
Muhammad, Khan
Munger, J. William
Nauen, Ralf
Naushad, Mu.
Negri, Eva
Nemeroff, Charles B.
Newman, David J.
Niaura, Raymond S.
Nie, Feiping
Nieto, Juan J.
Novara, Agata
Nunkoo, Robin
Ogino, Shuji
Olabi, Abdul-Ghani
Ong, Hwai Chyuan
O'Regan, Donal
Orsini, Nicola
Ouyang, Minggao
Ozcan, Aydogan
Pacher, Pal
Pan, Xiaoqing
Pan, Likun
Pan, Quan-Ke
Pang, Huan
Pavela, Roman
Pedrycz, Witold
Pei, Yanzhong
Peng, Shushi
Peng, Qing
Peng, Mugen
Perc, Matjaz
Perez-Alvarez, Jose Angel
Perlin, David S.
Piquero, Alex R.
Polasky, Stephen
Pommier, Yves
Poor, H. Vincent
Postolache, Mihai
Potenza, Marc N.
Poulter, Benjamin
Preat, Veronique
Prinsep, Michele R.
Pu, Hong-Bin
Putnik, Predrag
Qiu, Jieshan
Qu, Xiaogang
Quiles, José L.
Rabczuk, Timon
Ramakrishna, Seeram
Ramkissoon, Haywantee
Ran, Jingrun
Recio, Isidra
Reiter, Russel J.
Remuzzi, Giuseppe
Ren, Jinsong
Ren, Jun
Riahi, Keywan
Richardson, Paul G.
Rignot, Eric
Rimm, David
Rinn, John L.
Robert, Caroline
Rodriguez, Rosa M.
Rojo, Teofilo
Ros, Emilio
Rosen, Marc A.
Roubaud, David
Russo, Alessandro
Russo, Gian Luigi

Saad, Fred
Saad, Walid
Sadorsky, Perry
Sander, Chris
Santamouris, Mattheos
Santoro, Gabriele
Saraiva, Jorge A.
Sarchiapone, Marco
Scalbert, Augustin
Schloter, Michael
Schneider, Gisbert
Schubert, Ulrich S.
Schulz, Rainer
Schwab, Matthias
Schweizer, Frank
Scolyer, Richard A.
Scorrano, Luca
Scott, David
Scott, Stuart A.
Scott, Daniel
Serra-Majem, Lluis
Sethi, Gautam
Shabala, Sergey
Shaheen, Sabry M.
Shao, Zongping
Sharma, Gaurav
Shen, Guozhen
Shen, Hao
Sheremet, Mikhail A.
Shi, Peng
Shi, Yumeng
Shoenfeld, Yehuda
Siano, Pierluigi
Sillanpaa, Mika
Simões, Manuel
Simpson, Richard J.
Singh, Bhupinder Pal
Singh, Vijay P.
Smagghe, Guy
Song, Yu
Song, Houbing
Sood, Anil K.
Srivastava, Hari M.
Stadler, Marc
Stadler, Peter F.
Stanley, H. Eugene
Stoumpos, Constantinos C.
Strano, Michael S.
Stunnenberg, Hendrik G.
Su, shiliangsu@whu.edu.cn
Su, Chun-Yi
Subramanian, S. V.
Sun, Zhipei
Sun, Fengchun
Sun, Hongqi
Sunderland, Elsie M.
Suzuki, Nobuhiro
Svenning, Jens-Christian
Szabo, Csaba
Szallasi, Arpad
Szolnoki, Attila
Tacke, Frank
Tan, Weihong
Tan, Chaoliang
Tang, Hua
Tang, Chuyang
Tang, Chuan-He
Tanzi, Rudolph E.
Teichmann, Sarah
Telenti, Amalio
Thakur, Vijay Kumar
Thiele, Holger
Tian, Jie
Tohge, Takayuki
Tran, Lam-Son Phan
Truhlar, Donald G.
Tsao, Rong
Tsuda, Kenichi
Tukker, Arnold
Tung, Chen-Ho
Turskis, Zenonas
Urquhart, Andrew
Valko, Marian
Van Breusegem, Frank
Van de Wiele, Tom
van der Werf, Guido
van Wesemael, Bas
Vangronsveld, Jaco
Varma, Rajender S.
Varsani, Arvind
Varshney, Rajeev K.
Vasilakis, Nikos
Vasilakos, Athanasios V.
Vasquez, Juan C.
Vatanen, Tommi
Ventura, Marco
Vermote, Eric
Veronese, Nicola
Verpoorte, Robert
Vethaak, A. Dick
Vieta, Eduard
Vincent, Jean-Louis
Wagner, Wolfgang
Walton, Vaughn M.
Wan, Jiafu
Wan, Shaohua
Wang, Qi
Wang, Joseph
Wang, Meng
Wang, Tao
Wang, Yuan
Wang, Xin
Wang, Chao
Wang, Yong
Wang, Jun
Wang, Erkang
Wang, Sibo
Wang, Jian
Wang, Ning
Wang, John
Wang, Qin
Wang, Shaojian
Wang, Guoxiu
Wang, Huanting
Wang, Chunsheng
Wang, Gongming
Wang, Zhong Lin
Wang, Lianzhou
Wang, Shaobin
Wang, Yang
Wang, Zifa
Wei, Zhixiang
Wei, Leyi
Weissleder, Ralph
Wen, Guanghui
Wiens, John J.
Wigneron, Jean-Pierre
Willerslev, Eske
Wishart, David S.
Witlox, Frank
Wu, Jun
Wu, Tom
Wu, Hao Bin
Wu, Hui
Wu, Haijun
Wu, Zhongbiao
Wu, Zhong-Shuai
Wu, Zheng-Guang
Xia, Meimei
Xia, Xinhui
Xiang, Quanjun
Xiao, Jianbo
Xiao, Jie
Xie, Jian-Hua
Xin, Sen
Xing, Baoshan
Xiong, Rui
Xu, Bin
Xu, Li Da
Xu, Yi-Jun
Xu, Hui
Xu, Zeshui
Yamauchi, Yusuke
Yan, Huaicheng
Yan, Kai
Yang, Chenguang
Yang, Xiao-Jun
Yang, Bing
Yang, Yun-Gui
Yang, Jie
Yang, Jian
Yang, Xinsong
Yang, Shihe
Yang, Yi
Yang, Yang
Yao, Jen-Chih
Yao, Yonggang
Yazyev, Oleg
Yin, Yulong
Yin, Zongyou
Yin, Shen
Yin, Ya-xia
Yin, Shou-Wei
Ying, Guang-Guo
Young, Allan H.
Yu, Shu-Hong
Yu, Jun
Yu, Guihua
Yu, Wenwu
Yu, Guocan
Yu, Minghao
Zarco-Tejada, Pablo J.
Zavadskas, Edmundas Kazimieras
Zeadally, Sherali
Zhai, Tianyou
Zhang, Wei
Zhang, Binlin
Zhang, Shujun
Zhang, Guoping
Zhang, Zengqiang
Zhang, Yu Shrike
Zhang, Qichun
Zhang, Xian-Ming
Zhang, Guowen
Zhang, Min
Zhang, Yue-Jun
Zhang, Shaoqing
Zhang, Fan
Zhang, Weili
Zhang, Xiaodong
Zhang, Zhien
Zhang, Tierui
Zhang, Hongjie
Zhang, Dengsong
Zhang, Liangpei
Zhang, Dan
Zhang, Yu-Dong
Zhang, Fusuo
Zhao, Yi
Zhao, Guochun
Zhao, Li-Dong
Zheng, Hao
Zheng, Gengfeng
Zhong, Cheng
Zhou, Weiqi
Zhou, Qi
Zhou, Jizhong
Zhu, Hongwei
Zhu, Chengzhou
Zhu, Junfa
Zhu, Zhe
Zhu, Quanxin
Zhuang, Xiaodong
Zhuang, Xiaoying
Zou, Quan

The full list of 2021 Highly Cited Researchers  can be accessed at the following webpage in the Web of ScienceTM https://recognition.webofscience.com/awards/highly-cited/2021/.

--- Highly Cited Researchers (HCR) is a Clarivate product.

16 November 2021
Topical Advisory Panel Established to Support Editorial Board

Academic editors play a crucial role in leading our journals and ensuring that each article undergoes a robust and timely peer-review. With the launch of Topics this year and addition of Topic Editors to our family of academic editors, we decided it would be a good time to restructure our academic boards, thus providing more clarity and support for each role. MDPI is pleased to announce the launch of a new position—Topical Advisory Panel Member, that will replace the previous position of Topics Board Member. The Topical Advisory Panel will be comprised of early career researchers eager to gain experience in editorial work.

The main responsibility of the new members of the Topical Advisory Panel is to regularly provide support to Guest Editors, Topic Editors, and Section Board Members. The responsibilities of the Topical Advisory Panel are available here: https://www.mdpi.com/editors.

Each year, the members’ performances are evaluated, and outstanding members are promoted to the Editorial Board by the Editor-in-Chief.

To qualify as a Topical Advisory Panel Member, applicants must:

  • Have expertise and experience in the field related to the journal;
  • Have received a Ph.D. in the last 10 years, approximately;
  • Have at least 6-8 published papers in the last 5 years as first author or corresponding author;
  • Currently hold an independent research position in academia or a government institute.

If you are interested in this role, please contact the editorial office by email.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

28 October 2021
Meet Us at the 11th International Conference on Indoor Positioning and Indoor Navigation, Lloret de Mar, Spain, 29 November–2 December 2021


MDPI will be attending the 11th International Conference on Indoor Positioning and Indoor Navigation, which will be held from 29 November to 2 December 2021, in Lloret de Mar, Spain.

The conference will be focused on the following topics: algorithms for wireless sensor networks; applications of location awareness and context detection; benchmarking, assessment, evaluation, standards; health and wellness applications; human motion monitoring and modeling; indoor maps, indoor spatial data models and indoor mobile mapping, and 3D building models; indoor positioning, navigation, and tracking methods; innovative systems; location-based services and applications; privacy and security for ILS; robotics and UAV; seamless systems; self-contained sensors; user requirements for location-based systems; wearable and multi-sensor systems, etc.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

If you are also attending this conference, please feel free to stop by our booth. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person to answer any questions you may have. For more information about the conference, please visit: https://ipin-conference.org/2021/index.html.

25 October 2021
Open Access Week 2021 | It Matters How We Open Knowledge: Building Structural Equity, 25–31 October

Founded in 1996, MDPI was one of the first fully Open Access publisher. Over 25 years MDPI has grown to become the largest Open Access publisher globally, publishing over 160,000 articles across more than 350 journals in 2020. At the core, MDPI was founded in response to a pressing need of fast publication and inclusion. The scholar was set at the centre of the publication process for the first time. Acting as a service provider, rather than a product provider, MDPI exists to help scientists achive their objective to disseminate research results. At MDPI, we believe scientists deserve a better service from the publishing world.

The International Open Access Week (Open Access Week), founded by the SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) Alliance and student partners in 2008, has been successfully running for 13 years. As an advocate and pioneer of open access publishing, MDPI actively responds to the call of International Open Access Week. This year’s theme of “It Matters How We Open Knowledge: Building Structural Equity” highlights the Recommendation’s call for equitable participation from all authors and readers.

For the last 25 years, MDPI has been committed to disseminating open research. Here is a video showing MDPI’s Commitment to Equity, Inclusion and Diversity for More than 25 Years.

International Open Access Week is an important opportunity to catalyze new conversations, create connections across and between communities that can facilitate this co-design, and advance progress in the building of more equitable foundations for opening knowledge—discussions and actions that need to be continued, year in and year out. MDPI has always aimed to provide professional and efficient publishing services to scholars around the world.

Our mission is to make scientific research accessible to everyone; this year, we interview and hold discussions with open science ambassadors on how to build an equal and inclusive environment for open science. Academic editors help us collaborate with more institutions to advocate for open access ideas.

Read our anniversary blog post: "Sharing 'Collective Human Knowledge': The Benefits of Open Access Publication"

Besides this, our scientific community is a key driver of our success and MDPI’s remarkable growth. Despite the pandemic, we have prepared online conferences and workshops to gather scholars from different communities.

The Basel Sustainable Publishing online forum provides an equal opportunity for stakeholders and researchers from multi-cultural environments to exchange ideas and eliminate barriers to participation.

Conference date: 25 October 2021, online
Conference website: https://bspf2021.sciforum.net/
Main topics: MDPI discusses the current dilemma of open access science from various perspectives such as governments, libraries, and publishers, and related measures on how to change the status quo of discrimination from a global perspective.

We aim to support equality, inclusion, diversity, and accessibility in scholarly communications. We collaborate with universities and key laboratories and have scholarly communications with researchers, teachers, and students on open access workshops.

  • 25 October 2021
    Energies journal and Institute of Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • 28 October 2021
    Machines journal and State Key Laboratory of Traction Power, Southwest Jiaotong University
  • 29 October 2021
    Processes journal and Beijing Institute of Technology
  • 29 October 2021
    Coatings journal and Wuhan University of Technology

MDPI is committed to providing open access and high-quality publishing services for scholars and promoting rapid dissemination of academic achievements. We hope to promote the practices and policies of open access publishing and diversify the dissemination of academic achievements.

1 October 2021
Welcoming New Section Editors-in-Chief of Remote Sensing

We are pleased to announce that Prof. Dr. Fumio Yamazaki, Prof. Dr. Stuart Phinn, Dr. Chris Roelfsema and Prof. Dr. Lefei Zhang have been appointed Section Editors-in-Chief of the Sections “Earth Observation for Emergency Management”, “Ecological Remote Sensing”, “Coral Reefs Remote Sensing” and “AI Remote Sensing” in Remote Sensing (ISSN: 2072-4292).

Name: Prof. Dr. Fumio Yamazaki

Affiliation: National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience, Tsukuba, Japan

Interests: Natural hazards, disaster monitoring, damage assessment, SAR and earthquakes

 

Name: Prof. Dr. Stuart Phinn

Affiliation: School of SEES, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Brisbane 4072, Australia

Interests: Remote sensing

 

 

Name: Dr. Chris Roelfsema

Affiliation: Remote Sensing Research Centre, School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4072, Australia

Interests: Remote sensing of coastal and marine environments, conservation and management of coral reef and seagrass ecosystems and improving marine field calibration and validation approaches of remote sensing imagery

Name: Prof. Dr. Lefei Zhang

Affiliation: School of Computer Science, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, China

Interests: Pattern recognition, machine learning, image processing and remote sensing

 

 

We warmly welcome Prof. Dr. Fumio Yamazaki, Prof. Dr. Stuart Phinn, Dr. Chris Roelfsema and Prof. Dr. Lefei Zhang as they start their new roles as Section Editors-in-Chief and we look forward to them leading Remote Sensing to achieve many more milestones.

Remote Sensing Editorial Office

23 September 2021
2020 MDPI Top Reviewer Award—Winners Announced


Rigorous peer-review is the cornerstone of high-quality academic publishing. Over 369,916 scholars served as reviewers for MDPI journals in 2020. We are extremely appreciative of all those who made a contribution to the editorial process in this capacity. At the beginning of every year, journal editorial offices publish a list of all reviewers’ names to express our gratitude. In addition, this year, the MDPI Top Reviewer Award was announced, to recognize the very best reviewers for their expertise and dedication, and their high-quality, and timely review reports. We are pleased to announce the following winners of the 2020 MDPI Top Reviewer Award:

  • Adriana Burlea-Schiopoiu;
  • Alban Kuriqi;
  • Álvaro González-Vila;
  • Alessandro Alaimo;
  • Alexey Beskopylny;
  • Alexander Yu Churyumov;
  • Alberto Fernández-Isabel;
  • Andrea Mastinu;
  • Antonios N. Papadopoulos;
  • Anton Rassõlkin;
  • Antonio Humberto Hamad Minervino;
  • Arkadiusz Matwijczuk;
  • Artur Słomka;
  • Baojie He;
  • Bartłomiej Potaniec;
  • Bojan Đurin;
  • Camilo Arturo Rodriguez Diaz;
  • Carmelo Maria Musarella;
  • Chiachung Chen;
  • Chiman Kwan;
  • Cristian Busu;
  • Danil Pimenov;
  • Dan-Cristian Dabija;
  • Delfín Ortega-Sánchez;
  • Demetrio Antonio Zema;
  • Denis Butusov;
  • Elena Lucchi;
  • Gaurab Dutta;
  • Livia Anastasiu;
  • M. R. Safaei.

For more information about how to become a reviewer of MDPI journals, please see: www.mdpi.com/reviewers.

22 September 2021
MDPI Joins SDG Publishers Compact

UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. In 2020 the SDG Publishers Compact was launched, aimed to inspire publishers and accelerate progress to achieve the 17 goals by 2030. Members of the programme are committed to support the publication of materials that will promote and inspire actions towards SDGs.

MDPI is an eager advocate of SDGs and has already been supporting the programme by creating Special Issues and publishing a series of books on SDGs prior to joining the Compact in 2021. MDPI's Sustainability Foundation initiated the World Sustainability Awards in 2016. We fully support UN's goals to promote sustainable actions that make the world a better place for all and, as part of its commitment, we will focus our actions on SDG10: Reduced Inequalities whilst promoting all 17 SDGs. For more details, please visit the programme’s website: https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/sdg-publishers-compact/.

Joining this initiative was a unanimous decision. MDPI has in its core values the dissemination of science for all, breaking the wall between research access and under-represented members of the scientific community and the general population. To support this initiative further and continue to support under-represented scientists, MDPI will take a series of actions that will be announced once ready.

The first action MDPI takes is to nominate Dr. Liliane Auwerter as the coordinator of the programme. Dr. Auwerter studied Environmental Process Technology (UTFPR, Brazil), obtained her MSc degree in Water and Environmental Engineering (University of Surrey, UK) and in 2020 completed her PhD in self-healing low-friction materials for water transport (Imperial College London, UK), always focusing on diverse scientific projects that would potentially bring sustainability to industrial processes. As a student in Brazil, she engaged in volunteering activities focused on environmental education and took part in the Millennial Development Goals meetings held at the university.

For more information, please contact:
Dr. Liliane Auwerter
Scientific Officer
liliane.auwerter@mdpi.com

1 September 2021
Meet Us at the 6th Optoelectronics Global Conference (OGC 2021) in Shenzhen, China, 15–18 September 2021


MDPI will be attending the 6th Optoelectronics Global Conference (OGC 2021), hosted by the IEEE Photonics Society, Guangzhou Photonics Chapter, and Southern University of Science and Technology, which will be held from Wednesday, 15 September, until Saturday, 18 September, 2021, at the Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center, China.

OGC aims to promote the interaction and exchange of various disciplines among professionals in academia and industry at home and abroad. In addition, it also serves to turn technologies into industrial applications. OGC will be an ideal platform for scholars, researchers and professionals to exchange insights and discuss the development of the optoelectronics industry. It will be a perfect gathering to learn about new perspectives, technologies and trends which might push the boundaries of technology and eventually create a broader future for optoelectronics applications.

The topics covered will include precision optics, optical communications, lasers, infrared applications, and fiber sensors.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

If you are also attending this conference, please feel free to stop by our booth. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person to answer any questions you may have. For more information about the conference, please visit http://www.ipsogc.org/index.html.

13 August 2021
Remote Sensing 2020 Outstanding Contribution Awards | Selection Regulations Update

It is very important to us to grant Remote Sensing Outstanding Contribution Series Awards to papers published in our journal. The first winners are listed as below.

  • “Transferring Deep Convolutional Neural Networks for the Scene Classification of High-Resolution Remote Sensing Imagery” (3390/rs71114680)
    by Fan Hu, Gui-Song Xia, Jingwen Hu and Liangpei Zhang
  • “A Non-Stationary 1981–2012 AVHRR NDVI3gTime Series” (3390/rs6086929)
    by Jorge E. Pinzon and Compton J. Tucker

We believe that these two papers have contributed greatly to the field of remote sensing. To expand the influence of these awards and to select winning papers based on more scientific data, we have decided to change the regulations, and give out the awards every four years. This means that the next edition will be in 2024, and the candidate articles were published in 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019.

We hope that we can support authors in the field of remote sensing by granting these awards. 

Remote Sensing Editorial Office

3 August 2021
Announcement on Japanese Consumption Tax (JCT)

This serves to announce to our valued authors based in Japan that value-added tax, or consumption tax will now be imposed on article processing fees and other service fees for all papers submitted, or resubmitted (assigned new paper IDs), effective from 15 August 2021. The change is in accordance with the Japanese "Act for Partial Revision of the Income Tax Act and Other Acts" (Act No. 9 of 2015), which includes a revision of consumption taxation on cross-border supplies of services such as digital content distribution.

For additional information from the National Tax Agency please see here ("Cross-border supplies of electronic services").

Contact: Setsuko Nishihara, MDPI Tokyo

8 July 2021
Remote Sensing Receives Updated Impact Factor of 4.848

We are pleased to inform you that with the support of our authors, editors, and reviewers, Remote Sensing received an increased Journal Impact Factor of 4.848 and a 5-Year Impact Factor of 5.353. This was released in the recent Journal Citation Reports®.

Remote Sensing has achieved six consecutive years of growth in its Impact Factor. We are grateful to all the scholars who have witnessed the journal’s growth with us.

Given the rank ordered by the Journal Citation Indicator (JCI)*, Remote Sensing now ranks 9/50 (Q1) in the “Remote Sensing” category, 7/31 (Q1) in the “Imaging Science & Photographic Technology” category, 53/302 (Q1) in the “Environmental Sciences” category and 43/235 (Q1) in the “Geosciences, Multidisciplinary” category.

In the rank ordered by Journal Impact Factor, Remote Sensing ranks 27/199 (Q1) in the “Geosciences, Multidisciplinary” category, 10/32 (Q2) in the “Remote Sensing” category, 8/29 (Q2) in the “Imaging Science & Photographic Technology” category, and 76/274 (Q2) in the “Environmental Sciences” category.

Thank you for your continuous support of Remote Sensing!

*The Journal Citation Indicator (JCI) is the average Category Normalized Citation Impact (CNCI) of citable items (articles & reviews) published by a journal over a recent three-year period. The average JCI in a category is 1. Journals with a JCI of 1.5 have 50% more citation impact than the average in that category. It may be used alongside other metrics to help you evaluate journals.

2 July 2021
Remote Sensing | Approved for Coverage within Three New Categories of the Journal Citation Reports (JCR)

We are delighted to announce that our journal Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292) has been approved for coverage within three new categories of the Journal Citation Reports (JCR): “Environmental Sciences”, “Geosciences Multidisciplinary”, and “Imaging Science & Photographic Technology”.

30 June 2021
2020 Impact Factors - Released

The 2020 citation metrics have been officially released in the Journal Citation Reports (JCR)!

We are pleased to announce that 85 MDPI journals are included, of which:

  • 10 journals received their first impact factor
  • 96% of journals increased their impact factor from 2019
  • 32 journals (38%) ranked among the top 25% of journals, in at least one category
Journal Impact Factor Rank Category
Cancers 6.639 Q1 • Oncology
Cells 6.600 Q2 • Cell Biology
Pharmaceutics 6.321 Q1 • Pharmacology & Pharmacy
Antioxidants 6.313 Q1 • Food Science & Technology 
• Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
• Chemistry, Medicinal
Biomedicines 6.081 Q1 • Medicine, Research & Experimental
• Pharmacology & Pharmacy 
• Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
International Journal of Molecular Sciences 5.924 Q1 • Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Q2 • Chemistry, Multidisciplinary
Pharmaceuticals 5.863 Q1 • Pharmacology & Pharmacy
• Chemistry, Medicinal
Journal of Fungi 5.816 Q1 • Mycology
• Microbiology
Nutrients 5.719 Q1 • Nutrition & Dietetics
Biosensors 5.519 Q1 • Chemistry, Analytical
• Instruments & Instrumentation
Q2 • Nanoscience & Nanotechnology
Marine Drugs 5.118 Q1 • Chemistry, Medicinal
• Pharmacology & Pharmacy
Biology 5.079 Q1 • Biology
Nanomaterials 5.076 Q1 • Physics, Applied
Q2 • Chemistry, Multidisciplinary
• Materials Science, Multidisciplinary 
• Nanoscience & Nanotechnology
Viruses 5.048 Q2 • Virology
Journal of Personalized Medicine 4.945 Q1 • Medicine, General & Internal
• Health Care Sciences & Services
Metabolites 4.932 Q2 • Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Biomolecules 4.879 Q2 • Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Remote Sensing 4.848 Q1 • Geosciences, Multidisciplinary
Q2 • Remote Sensing
• Imaging Science & Photographic Technology 
• Environmental Sciences
Gels * 4.702 Q1 • Polymer Science
Antibiotics 4.639 Q2 • Infectious Diseases
• Pharmacology & Pharmacy
Toxins 4.546 Q1 • Toxicology
• Food Science & Technology
Vaccines 4.422 Q2 • Immunology
• Medicine, Research & Experimental
Molecules 4.412 Q2 • Chemistry, Multidisciplinary
• Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Foods 4.350 Q2 • Food Science & Technology
Polymers 4.329 Q1 • Polymer Science
Journal of Clinical Medicine 4.242 Q1 • Medicine, General & Internal
Toxics 4.146 Q2 • Toxicology
• Environmental Sciences
Catalysts 4.146 Q2 • Chemistry, Physical
Microorganisms 4.128 Q2 • Microbiology
Membranes 4.106 Q1 • Polymer Science
Q2 • Engineering, Chemical
• Materials Science, Multidisciplinary 
• Chemistry, Physical
Genes 4.096 Q2 • Genetics & Heredity
Fermentation * 3.975 Q2 • Biotechnology & Applied Microbiology
Journal of Cardiovascular Development and Disease * 3.948 Q2 • Cardiac & Cardiovascular Systems
Plants 3.935 Q1 • Plant Sciences
Life 3.817 Q2 • Biology
Diagnostics 3.706 Q2 • Medicine, General & Internal
Current Oncology 3.677 Q3 • Oncology
Materials 3.623 Q1 • Metallurgy & Metallurgical Engineering
Q2 • Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
• Chemistry, Physical 
• Physics, Applied 
• Physics, Condensed Matter
Sensors 3.576 Q1 • Instruments & Instrumentation
Q2 • Chemistry, Analytical
• Engineering, Electrical & Electronic
Pathogens 3.492 Q2 • Microbiology
Agronomy 3.417 Q1 • Agronomy
• Plant Sciences
Chemosensors 3.398 Q2 • Instruments & Instrumentation
• Chemistry, Analytical
Q3 • Electrochemistry
Land 3.398 Q2 • Environmental Studies
Brain Sciences 3.394 Q3 • Neurosciences
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 3.390 Q1 • Public, Environmental & Occupational Health (SSCI)
Q2 • Public, Environmental & Occupational Health (SCIE)
• Environmental Sciences (SCIE)
Tomography 3.358 Q2 • Radiology, Nuclear Medicine & Medical Imaging
Fractal and Fractional * 3.313 Q1 • Mathematics, Interdisciplinary Applications
Sustainability 3.251 Q2 • Environmental Sciences (SCIE)
• Environmental Studies (SSCI)
Q3 • Green & Sustainable Science & Technology (SCIE)
• Green & Sustainable Science & Technology (SSCI)
Water 3.103 Q2 • Water Resources
• Environmental Sciences
Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research 3.049 Q3 • Business
Energies 3.004 Q3 • Energy & Fuels
Agriculture 2.925 Q1 • Agronomy
ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information 2.899 Q2 • Geography, Physical
• Computer Science, Information Systems
Q3 • Remote Sensing
Micromachines 2.891 Q2 • Instruments & Instrumentation
• Physics, Applied
Q3 • Chemistry, Analytical
• Nanoscience & Nanotechnology
Coatings 2.881 Q2 • Materials Science, Coatings & Films
• Physics, Applied
Q3 • Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
Children 2.863 Q2 • Pediatrics
Processes 2.847 Q3 • Engineering, Chemical
Separations 2.777 Q3 • Chemistry, Analytical
Insects 2.769 Q1 • Entomology
Animals 2.752 Q1 • Agriculture, Dairy & Animal Science
• Veterinary Sciences
Symmetry 2.713 Q2 • Multidisciplinary Sciences
Atmosphere 2.686 Q3 • Meteorology & Atmospheric Sciences
• Environmental Sciences
Applied Sciences 2.679 Q2 • Engineering, Multidisciplinary
• Physics, Applied
Q3 • Chemistry, Multidisciplinary
• Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
Photonics 2.676 Q2 • Optics
Buildings * 2.648 Q2 • Construction & Building Technology
• Engineering, Civil
Healthcare 2.645 Q2 • Health Policy & Services (SSCI)
Q3 • Health Care Sciences & Services (SCIE)
Minerals 2.644 Q2 • Mining & Mineral Processing
• Mineralogy
• Geochemistry & Geophysics
Forests 2.634 Q1 • Forestry
Crystals 2.589 Q2 • Crystallography
Q3 • Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
Entropy 2.524 Q2 • Physics, Multidisciplinary
Diversity 2.465 Q2 • Biodiversity Conservation
Q3 • Ecology
Journal of Marine Science and Engineering 2.458 Q2 • Oceanography
• Engineering, Marine 
• Engineering, Ocean
Medicina 2.430 Q2 • Medicine, General & Internal
Machines * 2.428 Q2 • Engineering, Mechanical
Q3 • Engineering, Electrical & Electronic
Electronics 2.397 Q3 • Engineering, Electrical & Electronic
• Computer Science, Information Systems 
• Physics, Applied
Fishes * 2.385 Q2 • Fisheries
• Marine & Freshwater Biology
Metals 2.351 Q2 • Metallurgy & Metallurgical Engineering
Q3 • Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
Horticulturae * 2.331 Q1 • Horticulture
Veterinary Sciences * 2.304 Q1 • Veterinary Sciences
Universe 2.278 Q3 • Physics, Particles & Fields
• Astronomy & Astrophysics
Mathematics 2.258 Q1 • Mathematics
Magnetochemistry 2.193 Q3 • Chemistry, Inorganic & Nuclear
• Chemistry, Physical 
• Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
Current Issues in Molecular Biology 2.081 Q4 • Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Actuators 1.994 Q3 • Instruments & Instrumentation
• Engineering, Mechanical
Aerospace * 1.659 Q2 • Engineering, Aerospace

* Journals given their first Impact Factor in 2021

Source: 2020 Journal Impact Factors, Journal Citation Reports ® (Clarivate, 2021)

8 June 2021
Meet Us Virtually at 2021 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)

MDPI will be attending IGARSS 2021, to be held in virtual form from 12th to 16th of July 2021.

IGARSS 2021, which will take place from 12 to 16 July 2021, is a joint effort of the Low Countries, the Netherlands and Belgium, and they have chosen Crossing Borders as the overall theme of the conference:

  • Between countries and research institutes;
  • Between types of platforms (from satellites to drones);
  • Between data sources;
  • Between disciplines.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

If you are attending this conference, please feel free to start an online conversation with us. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person and answering any questions you may have. For more information about the conference and our virtual booth, please visit: https://igarss2021.com/default.asp.

28 April 2021
Book BuilderCompile a Customized E-Book from Your Favorite MDPI Open Access Content

MDPI Books recently released Book Builder, a new online tool to conveniently arrange, design and produce an eBook from any content published in MDPI journals. Book Builder offers two functions: on the one hand (1) Selections, available to every registered user of MDPI; on the other hand (2) Special Issue Reprints, which can be used exclusively by Guest Editors of Special Issues.

Selections

In just a matter of a few clicks, all users are now able to assemble books from MDPI articles and receive instantaneous feedback in the form of a fully produced and compiled book (PDF), which can be downloaded or ordered as print copy. Selections can include any paper published with MDPI, picking and combining content from different journals and special issues.

This way, the user may for example choose to compile an ebook focusing around a particular topic, or assemble articles from a group of others.

 

We invite you to make yourself familiar with the new tool! The Book Builder can be found here: https://www.mdpi.com/books/book_builder.

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15 April 2021
MDPI Celebrates Company Milestone With 25th Anniversary Page
"We exist to help scientists achieve their own objectives"


In June of this year, MDPI will celebrate the 25th anniversary of its foundation. To mark this significant milestone, we have created a 25th Anniversary page on our website that evokes the development of our company over the past quarter-century.

MDPI has been a pioneer of Open Access publishing ever since the concept was first created.

In a wide-ranging interview, our CEO Delia Mihaila reflects on the company’s 25th anniversary and its contribution to the world of scientific publishing.

Delia considers how MDPI has evolved since starting life in 1996 as a visionary ‘project’ run out of an apartment in Basel, Switzerland, by Dr. Shu-Kun Lin. A chemist who was passionate about the long-term preservation of rare chemical sample, Dr. Lin was determined to help scholars publish their findings as quickly as possible and make their research results available to as wide a readership as possible worldwide. That determination remains unchanged 25 years later.

Today, MDPI is an international organization with over 4,000 employees based on three continents and in ten countries, and ranks among the world's top four academic publishers.

MDPI's mission is to accelerate access to new scientific research, delivering insight faster for researchers worldwide. Read more here about the company's remarkable success story and what the Open Access publishing model can offer the global scientific community.

7 April 2021
Remote Sensing | Welcome to Read Selected Papers from “Editor’s Choice” II

Since it was established, “Editor’s Choice” has always been welcomed by researchers. Editors-in-Chief have selected about 300 papers to display here. All of them have gained significant influence.

In April 2021, the Editorial Office selected another 15 papers among the most downloaded publications. The following is the paper list.

 

Inter-Comparison and Evaluation of Remote Sensing Precipitation Products over China from 2005 to 2013

Qiaolin Zeng et al.

Realistic Forest Stand Reconstruction from Terrestrial LiDAR for Radiative Transfer Modelling

Kim Calders et al.

Assessing Correlation of High-Resolution NDVI with Fertilizer Application Level and Yield of Rice and Wheat Crops Using Small UAVs

Senlin Guan et al.

30 m Resolution Global Annual Burned Area Mapping Based on Landsat Images and Google Earth Engine

Tengfei Long et al.

Canadian Wetland Inventory using Google Earth Engine: The First Map and Preliminary Results

Meisam Amani et al.

Overall Methodology Design for the United States National Land Cover Database 2016 Products

Suming Jin et al.

Deforestation and Forest Degradation Due to Gold Mining in the Peruvian Amazon: A 34-Year Perspective

Jorge Caballero Espejo et al.

Satellite Derived Bathymetry Using Machine Learning and Multi-Temporal Satellite Images

Tatsuyuki Sagawa et al.

Landslide Detection Using Multi-Scale Image Segmentation and Different Machine Learning Models in the Higher Himalayas

Sepideh Tavakkoli Piralilou et al.

A New Algorithm for the On-Board Compression of Hyperspectral Images

Raúl Guerra et al.

East Africa Rainfall Trends and Variability 1983–2015 Using Three Long-Term Satellite Products

Elsa Cattani et al.

Impacts of Climate Change on Tibetan Lakes: Patterns and Processes

Dehua Mao et al.

Landsat Super-Resolution Enhancement Using Convolution Neural Networks and Sentinel-2 for Training

Darren Pouliot et al.

A Comparative Assessment of the Performance of Individual Tree Crowns Delineation Algorithms from ALS Data in Tropical Forests

Mélaine Aubry-Kientz et al.

The GFZ GRACE RL06 Monthly Gravity Field Time Series: Processing Details and Quality Assessment

Christoph Dahle et al.

 We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the research groups of the exceptional papers for their contributions to Remote Sensing. We would appreciate it if you would circulate this document among your colleagues or through your network. 

If you want to learn more about the contributions published in “Editor’s Choice”, please read here.

 

12 March 2021
Welcome to Read Selected Papers from “Editor’s Choice” (Volume 12, Issues 9–14)

Since it was established, “Editor’s Choice” has always been welcomed by researchers. Our Editors-in-Chief have selected more than 200 papers to display here. All of them have gained significant influence.

Recently, the Editorial Office selected the following papers among the most downloaded publications from Volume 12, Issues 9–14. The following is the paper list.

Mapping Floristic Patterns of Trees in Peruvian Amazonia Using Remote Sensing and Machine Learning

Pablo Pérez Chaves et al.

Deep Learning Approaches Applied to Remote Sensing Datasets for Road Extraction: A State-Of-The-Art Review

Abolfazl Abdollahi et al.

Integrating National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) Airborne Remote Sensing and In-Situ Data for Optimal Tree Species Classification

Victoria M. Scholl et al.

Object Detection and Image Segmentation with Deep Learning on Earth Observation Data: A Review-Part I: Evolution and Recent Trends

Thorsten Hoeser et al.

LiDAR-Based Estimates of Canopy Base Height for a Dense Uneven-Aged Structured Forest

Alexandra Stefanidou et al.

Compatibility of Aerial and Terrestrial LiDAR for Quantifying Forest Structural Diversity

Elizabeth A. LaRue et al.

U-Net-Id, an Instance Segmentation Model for Building Extraction from Satellite Images—Case Study in the Joanópolis City, Brazil

Fabien H. Wagner et al.

60 Years of Glacier Elevation and Mass Changes in the Maipo River Basin, Central Andes of Chile

David Farías-Barahona et al.

From Monitoring to Forecasting Land Surface Conditions Using a Land Data Assimilation System: Application over the Contiguous United States

Anthony Mucia et al.

Enhancing Methods for Under-Canopy Unmanned Aircraft System Based Photogrammetry in Complex Forests for Tree Diameter Measurement

Sean Krisanski et al.

Aboveground Biomass Estimation in Amazonian Tropical Forests: a Comparison of Aircraft- and GatorEye UAV-borne LiDAR Data in the Chico Mendes Extractive Reserve in Acre, Brazil

Marcus V. N. d’Oliveira et al.

Analysis and Assessment of BDS-2 and BDS-3 Broadcast Ephemeris: Accuracy, the Datum of Broadcast Clocks and Its Impact on Single Point Positioning

Guoqiang Jiao et al.

Remote Sensing Support for the Gain-Loss Approach for Greenhouse Gas Inventories

Ronald E. McRoberts et al.

An Estimation of Top-Down NOx Emissions from OMI Sensor Over East Asia

Kyung M. Han et al.

Evaluating the Performance of Sentinel-3A OLCI Land Products for Gross Primary Productivity Estimation Using AmeriFlux Data

Zhijiang Zhang et al.

High Quality Zenith Tropospheric Delay Estimation Using a Low-Cost Dual-Frequency Receiver and Relative Antenna Calibration

Andreas Krietemeyer et al.

Surface Temperature of the Planet Earth from Satellite Data over the Period 2003–2019

José Antonio Sobrino et al.

Sea Level Variability in the Red Sea: A Persistent East–West Pattern

Cheriyeri P. Abdulla et al.

Identification of Short-Rotation Eucalyptus Plantation at Large Scale Using Multi-Satellite Imageries and Cloud Computing Platform

Xinping Deng et al.

Contribution of Remote Sensing Technologies to a Holistic Coastal and Marine Environmental Management Framework: A Review

Badr El Mahrad et al.

Adaptive Modeling of the Global Ionosphere Vertical Total Electron Content

Eren Erdogan et al.

Satellite-Based Drought Impact Assessment on Rice Yield in Thailand with SIMRIW−RS

Mongkol Raksapatcharawong et al.

EANet: Edge-Aware Network for the Extraction of Buildings from Aerial Images

Guang Yang et al.

Development of the Chinese Space-Based Radiometric Benchmark Mission LIBRA

Peng Zhang et al.

Carbon Dioxide Retrieval from TanSat Observations and Validation with TCCON Measurements

Shupeng Wang et al.

Sentinel-2 Data for Land Cover/Use Mapping: A Review

Darius Phiri et al.

Gas Emission Craters and Mound-Predecessors in the North of West Siberia, Similarities and Differences

Alexander Kizyakov et al.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the research groups behind these exceptional papers for their contributions to Remote Sensing. We would appreciate it if you would circulate this document among your colleagues or through your network.

If you want to learn more about the contributions published in “Editor’s Choice”, please read here.

10 March 2021
Journal Selector: Helping to Find the Right MDPI Journal for Your Article


At MDPI, we strive to make your online publication process seamless and efficient. To achieve this, our team is continuously developing tools and features to make the user experience useful and convenient.

As the number of academic papers continues to grow, so does the need to analyze and work with them on a large scale. This prompted us to design a new feature aimed at helping researchers find journals that are relevant to their publication by matching their abstract topic. In this regard, we designed a similarity model that automatically identifies the most suitable academic journals for your paper.

We are pleased to introduce Journal Selector, a new feature that measures similarity in academic contexts. By simply entering the title and/or abstract into our Journal Selector, the author will see a list of the most related scientific journals published by MDPI. This method helps authors select the correct journals for their papers, highlighting the time of publication and citability.

The methodology is known as representation learning, where words are represented as vectors in hyperspace. Representation helps us differentiate between different concepts within articles, and in turn, helps us identify similarities between them.

We used an advanced machine learning model to better capture the semantic meanings of words. This helps the algorithm make better predictions by leveraging scientific text representation. In turn, this ensures high precision, helping authors decide which journal they should submit their paper to.

The goal is to support authors to publish their work in the most suitable journal for their research, as fast as possible, accelerating their career progress.

Contact: Andrea Perlato, Head of Data Analytics, MDPI (email)

18 December 2020
Open for Application: First Photography Exhibition in Remote Sensing

We are pleased to announce that the First Photographic Exhibition is open for application for authors that have papers published in Remote Sensing. You can apply to exhibit a striking picture to summarize the content of your publication and represent the topic of the article in an attention-grabbing way, or an introduction video to show your published research. We believe that the exhibition will establish further communications between authors and readers.

The details about the application can be found below. If your pictures/videos are selected to be posted online, it will be available for all scholars within two months.

Website Link: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/remotesensing/photography_exhibition

Please see below for instructions on application steps.

Step 1: Click the “Submit Your Image/Video”. If you have not registered an account with MDPI, you will be asked to register one.

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Step 2: Select one article you have published in Remote Sensing and select which type you want to submit, then click “Submit”.

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Step 3: We will explain what information you need to provide and which requirements you need to be aware of, based on three types.

  1. Picture
    Title (it will be displayed to the public)
    Image (jpeg, png), minimum size: 250px*166px
    Copyright holder (please state who owns the copyright of your item(s).)
  1. Video with a cover
    Title (it will be displayed to the public)
    Video (mp4), (1–4 minutes, maximum: 200 MB)
    Cover image (jpeg, png), minimum size: 250px*166px
    Copyright holder (please state who owns the copyright of your item(s).)
  1. Picture with a story or introduction
    Title (it will be displayed to the public)
    Image (jpeg, png), Minimum Size: 250px*166px
    Description, maximum: 500 characters with space
    Copyright holder (please state who owns the copyright of your item(s).)

Step 4: When you finish uploading the files, please click “Submit” and there will be preview data if you submit your application successfully.

Once your application is submitted, you will receive an email alert after it has been approved or rejected.

If you are interested in the exhibition, please do not miss this chance to share your research results with us.

Remote Sensing Editorial Office

15 December 2020
MDPI adopts C4DISC principles to improve diversity and inclusion in scholarly communications

MDPI is proud to adopt the principles of the Coalition for Diversity & Inclusion in Scholarly Communications (C4DISC) to support building equity, inclusion, diversity, and accessibility in scholarly communications.

The C4DISC represents organizations and individuals working in scholarly communications and is focused on addressing issues of diversity and inclusion within the publishing industry.

MDPI’s Managing Editors encourage the Editors-in-Chief and Associate Editors to appoint diverse expert Editorial Boards. This is also reflective in our multi-national and inclusive workplace. We are proud to create equal opportunities without regard to gender, ethnicity, geographic location, sexual orientation, age, disability, political beliefs, religion, or socio-economic status. There is no place for discrimination in our workplace and editors of MDPI journals are to uphold these principles in high regard.

Representatives from C4DISC meet monthly, and have started to implement initiatives to shed light and improve on the lack of diversity in scholarly communications. Some of the initiatives include developing a joint statement of principles; conducting market research; providing training resources, best practices, toolkits, and documentation for our collective memberships; and establishing outreach programs, curricula, events, and publications.

The Coalition is committed to:

  • eliminating barriers to participation, extending equitable opportunities across all stakeholders, and ensuring that our practices and policies promote equitable treatment and do not allow, condone, or result in discrimination;
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14 December 2020
Article Layout and Templates Revised for Future Volumes

At MDPI we have slightly revised the layout for articles to be published in the 2021 Volume, starting at the end of December 2020. As of today, the article templates available for download on ‘Instructions for Authors’ pages have been updated.

The most noticeable change can be found on the first page of the article, where a left-hand column has been created to include the following front matter elements: (i) the recommended citation style for the article, (ii) the publishing history, (iii) as well as the Creative Commons Attribution license used (iv) a standard note regarding affiliations. At the same time, the extra spacing on the left means the authors’ affiliations are now more clearly set apart than before. Other front matter key elements such as journal logo, article type, article title, authors, abstract and keywords remain unchanged.

The blank column on the left runs through all pages in an article; as a result, the main text is slightly more condensed, which improve reader friendliness for smaller screens. Small figures/tables are aligned on the left with standard indenture, while large figures/tables are centered and covering the full width of the page. The revised layout was applied in the article pictured below, to serve as an example:

1) Information is displayed in the left information bar.


2) In the main text, there is a blank column on the left.


3) Small tables/figures are aligned on the left, large tables/figures are centered.

11 December 2020
2020 "Highly Cited Researchers" on MDPI Journal's Editorial Boards

We are pleased to acknowledge that many academic editors who have made an impact on MDPI journals as editorial board members, editors-in-chief, or section editors, are recognized as 2020 Highly Cited Researchers by Clarivate.

Highly Cited Researchers highlights the top 1% of researchers, by citations, in one or more of the 22 fields used in Clarivate Analytics Essential Science Indicators. We offer our congratulations to 279 academic editors of MDPI journals who were recognized as the most influential scholars in their fields in 2020.


Adams, Dave
Agarwal, Ravi P.
Ahn, Choon Ki
Ahn, Myung-Ju
Albrecht, Randy A.
Andersson, Dan I.
Anker, Stefan D.
Apergis, Nicholas
Ariga, Katsuhiko
Artaxo, Paulo
Balsamo, Gianpaolo
Barba, Francisco J.
Benediktsson, Jon Atli
Benelli, Giovanni
Bhatnagar, Amit
Bialystok, Ellen
Blaabjerg, Frede
Blay, Jean-Yves
Bogers, Marcel
Bolton, Declan J.
Boyer, Cyrille
Brocca, Luca
Bruix, Jordi
Buhalis, Dimitrios
Burdick, Jason A.
Byrd, John C.
Cabeza, Luisa F.
Cabrerizo-Lorite, Francisco Javier
Cai, Jianchao
Calhoun, Vince D.
Cantu, Robert C.
Cerqueira, Miguel
Chang, Jo-Shu
Chau, Kwok-wing
Chemat, Farid
Chen, Jianmin
Chen, Jun
Chen, Min
Chen, Shaowei
Chen, Wei
Chen, Wei-Hsin
Chen, Xiaofeng
Chen, Yangkang
Chen, Zhi-Gang
Chiclana, Francisco
Corella, Dolores
Cortes, Javier
Cortes, Jorge
Cummings, Kenneth Michael
Dai, Shifeng
Decker, Eric A.
DePinho, Ronald A.
Dimopoulos, Meletios-Athanasios
Dincer, Ibrahim
Du, Yihong
Dupont, Didier
Edwards, David
Ellahi, Rahmat
Ellis, Erle C.
ElMasry, Gamal
Esteller, Manel
Estruch, Ramón
Fang, Chuanglin
Fasano, Alessio
Fernandez-Lafuente, Roberto
Ferreira, Isabel
Fortino, Giancarlo
Galluzzi, Lorenzo
Galvano, Fabio
Gandomi, Amir H.
Gandomi, Amir H.
Gao, Bin
Gao, Feng
Gao, Wei
Garbe, Claus
García, Hermenegildo
Geschwind, Daniel H.
Giampieri, Francesca
Giralt, Sergio A.
Glanz, Karen
Goldewijk, Kees Klein
Gössling, Stefan
Govindan, Kannan
Granato, Daniel
Grosso, Giuseppe
Grosso, Giuseppe
Guerrero, Josep M.
Haase, Dagmar
Hagger, Martin S.
Hamblin, Michael R.
Han, Heesup
Jankovic, Joseph
Janotti, Anderson

Jiang, Hai-Long
Kalaji, Hazem M.
Kalantar-Zadeh, Kourosh
Kaner, Richard B.
Karimi, Hamid Reza
Kataoka, Kazunori
Keesstra, Saskia
Kepp, Oliver
Kerminen, Veli-Matti
Keyzers, Robert A.
Khademhosseini, Ali
Khan, Nafees A.
Kim, Ki-Hyun
Klemeš, Jiří Jaromír
Klenk, Hans-Peter
Konopleva, Marina Y.
Krammer, Florian
Krebs, Frederik C.
Kroemer, Guido
Kudo, Masatoshi
Kurths, Juergen
Kurzrock, Razelle
Kuznetsov, Nikolay V.
Kyrpides, Nikos C.
La Vecchia, Carlo
Lai, Yuekun
Lam, James
Lancellotti, Patrizio
Lee, Sangmoon
Leung, Victor C. M.
Li, Jinghong
Li, Yurui
Lindahl, José M. Merigó
Lip, Gregory Y. H.
Loh, Xian Jun
Long, Hualou
Lund, Henrik
Luo, Jingshan
Luque, Rafael
Lyons, Timothy W.
Ma, Jun
Ma, Wen-Xiu
Ma, Yanming
Maeda, Keisuke
Makarova, Kira
Mantovani, Alberto
Martín-Belloso, Olga
Martinoia, Enrico
Marzband, Mousa
Masclaux-Daubresse, Celine
Masson, Patrick
Mateos, María Victoria
Mathiesen, Brian Vad
Matyjaszewski, Krzysztof
McArthur, Grant A.
McCauley, Darren
Medlock, Jolyon M.
Melero, Ignacio
Mezzetti, Bruno
Miroshnichenko, Andrey E.
Moran, Daniel
Mueller, Lukas A.
Mueller-Roeber, Bernd
Naushad, Mu
Nemeroff, Charles B.
Nieto, Juan J.
O'Donnell, Colm
Ogino, Shuji
Olabi, Abdul-Ghani
O'Regan, Donal
Orsini, Nicola
Oswald, Isabelle P.
Ozcan, Aydogan
Pahl-Wostl, Claudia
Pang, Huan
Payne, James E.
Peng, Shushi
Perc, Matjaz
Perez-Alvarez, Jose Angel
Piquero, Alex R.
Ploss, Alexander
Postolache, Mihai
Pradhan, Biswajeet
Prinsep, Michele R.
Qian, Dong
Qu, Xiaogang
Reiter, Russel J.
Riahi, Keywan
Richter, Andreas
Rignot, Eric
Robert, Caroline
Ros, Emilio
Rosell, Rafael

Rosen, Marc A.
Rossolini, Gian Maria
Saad, Fred
Saad, Walid
Sadorsky, Perry
Sakthivel, Rathinasamy
Schwab, Matthias
Scolyer, Richard A.
Serra-Majem, Lluis
Sethi, Gautam
Seto, Karen C.
Settele, Josef
Seymour, John F.
Shi, Peng
Siano, Pierluigi
Sillanpää, Mika
Simal-Gandara, Jesus
Smagghe, Guy
Srivastava, Hari M.
Stadler, Peter F.
Sun, Fengchun
Sunderland, Elsie M.
Suzuki, Nobuhiro
Svenning, Jens-Christian
Tan, Weihong
Teixeira, José António
Thakur, Vijay Kumar
Tong, Shilu
Tornabene, Francesco
Tsao, Rong
Tukker, Arnold
Turskis, Zenonas
Uversky, Vladimir N.
van Wesemael, Bas
Van Zwieten, Lukas
Vangronsveld, Jaco
Varma, Rajender S.
Varshney, Rajeev K.
Vasquez, Juan C.
Velicogna, Isabella
Vieta, Eduard
Wade, Timothy J.
Wagner, Wolfgang
Wamba, Samuel Fosso
Wang, Chunsheng
Wang, Guoxiu
Wang, Joseph
Wang, Qi
Wang, Tao
Wang, Yuan
Wiens, John J.
Wu, Hao Bin
Wu, Hui
Wu, Tom
Wu, Zhongbiao
Xia, Xinhui
Xiao, Wenjiao
Xin, Sen
Xiong, Rui
Xu, Bin
Xu, Zeshui
Yan, Huaicheng
Yang, Bing
Yang, Hongxing
Yang, Jie
Yang, Xiao-Jun
Yin, Shen
Ying, Guang-Guo
Young, Allan H.
Yu, Guihua
Zarco-Tejada, Pablo J.
Zavadskas, EdmundasKazimieras
Zeadally, Sherali
Zhang, Fan
Zhang, Liangpei
Zhang, Qichun
Zhang, Xian-Ming
Zhang, Yue-Jun
Zhao, Guochun
Zhao, Li-Dong
Zhu, Zhe
Zhuang, Xiaodong
Zou, Quan

The full list of 2020 Highly Cited Researchers  can be accessed on https://recognition.webofsciencegroup.com/awards/highly-cited/2020/

--- Highly Cited Researchers (HCR) is a Clarivate product.

10 December 2020
Satellite-Based Machine Learning Model for Mapping Pollution in the UK Published in Remote Sensing

The article entitled "A Satellite-Based Spatio-Temporal Machine Learning Model to Reconstruct Daily PM2.5 Concentrations across Great Britain", co-authored by Guest Editor Dr Itai Kloog, was published in the Remote Sensing Special Issue The Use of Earth Observations for Exposure Assessment in Epidemiological Studies has been discussed in various media outlets. Dr Rochelle Schneider and her team aimed to develop a multi-stage satellite-based technique that uses artificial intelligence to estimate daily fine particulate matter (PM2.5) levels across Great Britain during 2008–2018.

In their press release entitled "AI-driven map could link UK air quality to health”, The Engineer declared that "the output reveals the shifting patterns of air pollution across Great Britain and in time with extraordinary detail. We now hope to use this information to better understand how pollution is affecting the nation’s health, so we can take steps to minimize the risk. The vast amount of data produced will provide a vital tool for public health researchers investigating the effects of air pollution". As first author of the article, Dr Rochelle Schneider said in the interview, "this research uses the power of artificial intelligence to advance environmental modelling and address public health challenges".

"This study demonstrates how cutting-edge techniques based on artificial intelligence and satellite technologies can benefit public health research," according to Antonio Gasparrini, Professor of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at LSHTM and senior author of the study.

Mirage News announced it as "a novel method that combines artificial intelligence with remote sensing satellite technologies has produced the most detailed coverage of air pollution in Britain to date." (https://www.miragenews.com/artificial-intelligence-and-satellite-technologies-reveal-detailed-map-of-air-pollution-across-great-britain/)

The report included an interview with Dr Vincent-Henri Peuch, Director of Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) at European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), who declared “this innovative method has combined the strengths of different data sources to give accurate and comprehensive estimates of air pollution exposure, including ground-based sensors, satellite data, and model reanalyses developed by ECMWF as part of the EU Copernicus programme. Dr Schneider and co-authors convincingly demonstrate its performance over Great Britain, paving the way for many future studies into the health effects of air pollution”.

Dr Pierre-Philippe Mathieu, Head of the Phi-lab Explore Office at the European Space Agency (ESA), said "it’s exciting to see data from Earth observation satellites being used in public health research to advance our understanding of the intricate relationship between health and air quality, improving lives in Great Britain, Europe and the rest of the world".

Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292, IF 4.509) is a peer-reviewed open access journal on the science and application of remote sensing technology, and is published semi-monthly online by MDPI. Remote Sensing publishes regular research papers, reviews, letters, and communications covering all aspects of remote sensing science, from sensor design and validation/calibration to its application in geosciences, environmental sciences, ecology, and civil engineering. Its aim is to publish novel/improved methods/approaches and/or algorithms of remote sensing to benefit the community, open to anyone in need of them.

7 December 2020
Article from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) about a new technology that uses satellite data to map British air quality published in Remote Sensing

An article entitled “A Satellite-Based Spatio-Temporal Machine Learning Model to Reconstruct Daily PM2.5 Concentrations across Great Britain”, co-authored by Guest Editor Dr Itai Kloog, was published in the Remote Sensing Special Issue The Use of Earth Observations for Exposure Assessment in Epidemiological Studies on November 20, 2020, and has already been shared by numerous media outlets.

Dr Rochelle Schneider and her team aimed to develop a multi-stage satellite-based technique that uses artificial intelligence to estimate daily fine particulate matter (PM2.5) levels across Great Britain during 2008–2018.

In their press release entitled “AI-driven map could link UK air quality to health”, published on the same day as the article, The Engineer declared that “the output reveals the shifting patterns of air pollution across Great Britain and in time with extraordinary detail. We now hope to use this information to better understand how pollution is affecting the nation’s health, so we can take steps to minimize the risk. The vast amount of data produced will provide a vital tool for public health researchers investigating the effects of air pollution”.

As first author of the article, Dr Rochelle Schneider said in the interview, “this research uses the power of artificial intelligence to advance environmental modelling and address public health challenges”.

“This study demonstrates how cutting-edge techniques based on artificial intelligence and satellite technologies can benefit public health research,” according to Antonio Gasparrini, Professor of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at LSHTM and senior author of the study.

Mirage News announced it as “a novel method that combines artificial intelligence with remote sensing satellite technologies has produced the most detailed coverage of air pollution in Britain to date.” (https://www.miragenews.com/artificial-intelligence-and-satellite-technologies-reveal-detailed-map-of-air-pollution-across-great-britain/)

The report included an interview with Dr Vincent-Henri Peuch, Director of Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) at European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), who declared “this innovative method has combined the strengths of different data sources to give accurate and comprehensive estimates of air pollution exposure, including ground-based sensors, satellite data, and model reanalyses developed by ECMWF as part of the EU Copernicus programme. Dr Schneider and co-authors convincingly demonstrate its performance over Great Britain, paving the way for many future studies into the health effects of air pollution”.

Dr Pierre-Philippe Mathieu, Head of the Phi-lab Explore Office at the European Space Agency (ESA), said “it’s exciting to see data from Earth observation satellites being used in public health research to advance our understanding of the intricate relationship between health and air quality, improving lives in Great Britain, Europe and the rest of the world”.

Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292, IF 4.509) is a peer-reviewed open access journal on the science and application of remote sensing technology, and is published semi-monthly online by MDPI. Remote Sensing publishes regular research papers, reviews, letters, and communications covering all aspects of remote sensing science, from sensor design and validation/calibration to its application in geosciences, environmental sciences, ecology, and civil engineering. Its aim is to publish novel/improved methods/approaches and/or algorithms of remote sensing to benefit the community, open to anyone in need of them.

30 November 2020
Welcome to Read Selected Papers from “Editor’s Choice”

Since it was established, “Editor’s Choice” has always been welcomed by reseachers. Editors-in-Chief have selected more than 200 papers to display here. All of them have gained significant influence.

In Novemeber 2020, the Editorial Office selectd 15 papers amoung the most downloaded publications. The following is the paper list.

A Global Analysis of Sentinel-2A, Sentinel-2B, and Landsat-8 Data Revisit Intervals and Implications for Terrestrial Monitoring

Jian Li et al.

Individual Tree Detection and Classification with UAV-Based Photogrammetric Point Clouds and Hyperspectral Imaging

Olli Nevalainen et al.

Nominal 30-m Cropland Extent Map of Continental Africa by Integrating Pixel-Based and Object-Based Algorithms Using Sentinel-2 and Landsat-8 Data on Google Earth Engine

Jun Xiong et al.

Estimation of Winter Wheat Above-Ground Biomass Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicle-Based Snapshot Hyperspectral Sensor and Crop Height Improved Models

Jibo Yue et al.

Monitoring Rice Agriculture across Myanmar Using Time Series Sentinel-1 Assisted by Landsat-8 and PALSAR-2

Nathan Torbick et al.

An Automatic Random Forest-OBIA Algorithm for Early Weed Mapping between and within Crop Rows Using UAV Imagery

Ana I. De Castro et al.

Soil Moisture Mapping from Satellites: An Intercomparison of SMAP, SMOS, FY3B, AMSR2, and ESA CCI over Two Dense Network Regions at Different Spatial Scales

Chenyang Cui et al.

Co-Orbital Sentinel 1 and 2 for LULC Mapping with Emphasis on Wetlands in a Mediterranean Setting Based on Machine Learning

Andromachi Chatziantoniou et al.

Monitoring Groundwater Storage Changes Using the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) Satellite Mission: A Review

Frédéric Frappart et al.

Deep-learning Versus OBIA for Scattered Shrub Detection with Google Earth Imagery: Ziziphus lotus Case Study

Emilio Guirado et al.

Urban Land Extraction Using VIIRS Nighttime Light Data: An Evaluation of Three Popular Methods

Yinyin Dou et al.

Survey of Hyperspectral Earth Observation Applications from Space in the Sentinel-2 Context

Julie Transon et al.

Assessment of Canopy Chlorophyll Content Retrieval in Maize and Soybean: Implications of Hysteresis on the Development of Generic Algorithms

Yi Peng et al.

UAV-Based High Resolution Thermal Imaging for Vegetation Monitoring, and Plant Phenotyping Using ICI 8640 P, FLIR Vue Pro R 640, and thermoMap Cameras

Vasit Sagan et al.

Unveiling 25 Years of Planetary Urbanization with Remote Sensing: Perspectives from the Global Human Settlement Layer

Michele Melchiorri et al.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the research groups of the exceptional papers for their contributions to Remote Sensing. We would appreciate it if you would circulate this document among your colleagues or through your network.

If you want to learn more about the contributions published in “Editors’s Choice”, please read here.

15 October 2020
Final Webinars of the EUXDAT Project. How the EUXDAT Infrastructure Can Contribute to the European Green Deal and Destination Earth

Agriculture comprises vital economic sectors producing food, agro-industrial feedstock, and energy and provides environmental services through managing soil, water, air and biodiversity holistically. Agriculture and forestry also contribute to managing and reducing risks from natural disasters such as floods, droughts, mudslides and avalanches. Farming with its close contact to nature provides the socio-economic infrastructure to maintain cultural heritage. Farmers are also conservers of forests, pastures, fallow lands and their natural resources and, in turn, of the environment. Agriculture today is a composite activity involving many actors and stakeholders in agri-food chains that produce and provide food and agricultural commodities to consumers. In addition to farmers there are farm input suppliers, processors, transporters and market intermediaries each playing their roles to make these chains efficient.

The agriculture sector is under the strong influence of a number of different external drivers, which will have more and more influence on all agriculture and food sectors. As main drivers for changes in the agriculture sector the following factors were recognised – climate changes, demographic (growing population, urbanisation and land abandonment), energy cost, new demands on food quality (food quality and safety, aging population and health problems, ethnic and cultural changes), innovative drivers (knowledge based bio economy, research and development, information and communication, education, investment), – policies (subsidies, standardisation and regulation, national strategies for rural development), economy (economical instruments, partnerships, cooperation and integration and voluntary agreements), sustainability and environmental issue (valuation of ecological performances, development of sustainable agriculture), public opinion (press, international organisation, politicians).

These changes are inevitable and many forces conspire to bring them about. The common and future position of each important driver can be different in reality. In many cases, two drivers can stand against each other and their future influence on the agri-production and food market depends on regulations and a common policy.

These topics have become more relevant which is confirmed by the fact that they are strongly addressed in the European Green Deal and in the global scale by the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations.

The European Green Deal is a package of European Commission’s measures announced on 11th December 2019 that should ensure citizens and companies in the European Union the transition to a more sustainable and greener economy by 2050.

The Green Deal consists of a set of measures that enhances resource efficiency through the transition to a clean circular economy, prevents biodiversity loss and reduces pollution. These measures are related to following policy areas:

Similarly, this is related to a number of SGD goals of the UN:

Together with publishing the European Green Deal, the Commission is adopting  the EU industrial strategy to address the twin challenge of the green and the digital transformation.  The goal is to use the potential of the digital transformation, to be a key enabler for reaching the Green Deal objectives. The Commission is planning to initiate a ‘GreenData4All’, with focus on reviewing the Directive establishing an Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the EU (INSPIRE and combining it with the access to the Environment Information Directive). As part of this will be the ‘Destination Earth’ initiative. 

“The ‘Destination Earth’ initiative will bring together European scientific and industrial excellence to develop a very high precision digital model of the Earth. This ground-breaking initiative will offer a digital modelling platform to visualize, monitor and forecast natural and human activity on the planet in support of sustainable development thus supporting Europe’s efforts for a better environment as set out in the Green Deal. The digital twin of the Earth will be constructed progressively, starting in 2021”.

EUXDAT deployed a state of the art, big data and hybrid HPC/Cloud, data exploitation platform on top of the existing partners’ infrastructures. This EUXDATA e-Infrastructure enables users with different profiles (agriculture scientist and practices, planers, decision makers) to fully benefit from the underlying high processing capacities to explore new methods, build new innovative services and to perform predictions and simulations with extremely large and heterogeneous datasets.

The EUXDAT consortium could provide a follow up proposal and the EUXDAT results would fit into this Green Deal initiative, Destination Earth and SGD goals.

The EUXDAT team prepared for you a series of webinars at the end of October 2020, where all achievements in both the e-Infrastructure and also in different pilot implementations will be demonstrated.

Please register yourself for webinars of your interest and start discussing the topic of sustainable agriculture.

REGISTRATION FORM: https://forms.gle/ybqyRMTDKM6FbZhD7

Programme

19. 10. 2020 2:30 PM CEST

The EUXDAT e-infrastructure

10 min

Introduction of Series EUXDAT Webinars. Karel Charvát (CoO)

20 min

Green Deal, Destination Earth and EUXDAT. Nieto De Santos, Francisco Javier (ATOS)

50 min

The EUXDAT End user Platform. Anne Haugommard, Fabien Castel (ATOS France)

20 min

The orchestrator, parallelization, monitoring, and accounting in EUXDAT. Jesus Gorroñogoitia Cruz,  Paolo Marangio (ATOS Spain)

30 min

Parallelizing with Python-MPI. Jose M. Montañana (HLRS)

15 min

Discussion and feedback analysis. Karel Charvát (CoO), Jorge Lopez (ATOS)

22. 10. 2020 2:30 PM CEST

Pilots’ session 1

10 min

EUXDAT relevance towards Farm to Fork and Towards a Green Cap. Karel Charvát (CoO)

45 min

Crop Climate Risk Analysis, Monitoring, and Prediction. Nicoletta Addimando, Christoph Ramshorn (meteoblue)

15 min

Discussion and feedback analysis. Karel Charvát (CoO),  Jorge Lopez (ATOS)

23. 10. 2020 10:30 AM CEST

Pilots’ session 2

10 min

EUXDAT relevance towards Achieving Climate Neutrality. Karel  Charvát (CoO)

20 min

Agro-Climatic Zones Scenario. Karel Jedlička, Pavel Hájek (WirelessInfo)

20 min

Field Accessibility Tool and its Components. Marcela Doubková (PESSL Instruments)

15 min

Discussion and feedback analysis. Karel Charvát (CoO),  Jorge Lopez (ATOS)

27. 10. 2020 2:30 PM CET

Pilots’ session 3

10 min

EUXDAT relevance towards Biodiversity. Karel Charvát (CoO)

35 min

Open Land Use Map Scenario. Dimitri Kozhukh (Plan4all)

20 min

Crop Monitoring Pilot. Dimitrios Moshou, Ioannis Navrozidis (CERTH)

15 min

Discussion and feedback analysis. Karel Charvát (CoO),  Jorge Lopez (ATOS)

REGISTRATION FORM: https://forms.gle/ybqyRMTDKM6FbZhD7

Learn more about EUXDAT project at https://www.euxdat.eu/

15 October 2020
COVID19 INSPIRE Hackathon 2020: Invitation to Challenges

The COVID19 INSPIRE Hackathon 2020 organized by Plan4all and Czech Center for Science and Society offers to its participants a wide range of challenges aiming to help the agri-food economy to recover from COVID19 crisis. In the following paragraphs, we would like to introduce you to three of the total of 13 challenges of this hackathon.

The first mentioned challenge called Citizen Science Network for Peer to Peer MapsSharing deals with the missing mechanism for sharing complex map compositions that combine data sharing services, cartography, visualizations and geospatial markup. There are a number of people producing „maps “ using desktop GI tools. However, limited skills, technologies, and infrastructure do not allow them to share the data with others. This challenge will support users of QGIS (Open Source GI desktop tool) to publish their data and share it with others including sharing on social media. It could be useful for students, local policymakers, companies in agriculture, and forestry. This challenge offers several portals for maps publishing and sharing. In addition to that, it provides also a full infrastructure that could be used regionally afterwards. We are looking for testers, users as well as people from the business sector.

The second challenge WhiteBoard – Future Collaborative Maps is the most innovative of all and offers unique technologies for collaborative working with maps. It is a real solution for the COVID 19 period as it allows common problems to be solved interactively. This is a new solution and we are also looking for adopters in various areas of activities.

The last highlighted challenge is dedicated to earth observation. The goal of the challenge no. 11 is to analyze how different climatic changes influence production in different years. The potential key for this analysis is the combination of long time trends in the fields, specifically a yield potential with multitemporal seasonal analysis, soil moisture data and climatic data. The aim of this challenge is also to integrate yield maps.

If you are interested in any of the challenges and you would like to participate in the hackathon, please register at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfBWFdIErX0BpjxJjz1945IBGiqFAnyTQc5bA_avtt5RHU3OQ/viewform and follow the www.plan4all.eu websites. 

5 October 2020
Call for Reviewers for Remote Sensing

We hope to call upon your expertise as a reviewer to help maintain the quality and efficiency of Remote Sensing.

We are particularly interested in recruiting reviewers in the following fields related to remote sensing. In recent decades, this area has attracted a lot of research interest, and significant progress has been made. We welcome scholars with research experience in topics including but not limited to the following:

  • Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR);
  • Glaciology, radar altimetry in the arctic, and the cryosphere;
  • Artificial impervious surface percentage (AISP), feature fusion, and urban heat islands;
  • Plant disease detection and vegetation dynamics;
  • Satellite ocean color and total suspended matter;
  • Image segmentation/processing, target detection, and data fusion;
  • Sonar;
  • Precipitation, rainfall, and cloud retrieval;
  • Imagery and validation;
  • CryoSat and ICESat-2;
  • GEE.

We will extend the following benefits to reviewers:

  1. The Remote Sensing Editorial Board will acknowledge all reviewers in its annual reviewer list through a publication/announcement in the "Acknowledgement to Reviewers of Remote Sensing" editorial on the journal website.
  2. Reviewer members who provide prompt, thorough, rigorous peer-review reports will receive a voucher that can be applied to reduce the cost of their next publication in an MDPI journal.
  3. We hold an “outstanding reviewer award” yearly to acknowledge our reviewers who so generously give their time to review papers for the journal. There would be a chance for you to be awarded. Details can be found at https://www.mdpi.com/journal/remotesensing/awards/910.
  4. Reviewers may be presented with the possibility to join the Editorial Board of the journal (subject to the approval of the Editor-in-Chief).

If you are interested in this work, please submit your information at https://susy.mdpi.com/volunteer/profile/edit. We would greatly appreciate your support. We hope you will join us on our team of reviewers!

Remote Sensing Editorial Office

27 July 2020
Recruiting Editors for New Section of Remote Sensing

We are glad to announce that we have established a new section "Satellite Missions" in Remote Sensing. This will enable more specific categorization of published papers according to its subject.

Satellite Missions

If you are an active researcher in a possibly related field, such as satellite systems, components, instruments, calibration and validation, data, etc., and are passionate about participating in the publication of cutting-edge research, please do not hesitate to get in touch about joining the Editorial Board. Editorial Board Members have the following responsibilities:

  1. Conducting preliminary checks of submissions and making the final decision as to whether a paper can be accepted for publications following peer review and author revisions (when it suits your schedule);
  2. To serve as Guest Editor of a Special Issue on the topic related to your research;
  3. To review a couple of manuscripts per year.

Editorial Board Members are entitled to publish one paper free of charge in Remote Sensing each year. Further information about the Editorial Board may be found at https://www.mdpi.com/journal/remotesensing/sectioneditors/satellite_missions. If you are interested in becoming an Editorial Board Member for Remote Sensing, please send the following files to our section managing editor Aurora Wang (aurora.wang@mdpi.com).

  • A full academic CV;
  • A short cover letter that details your interest and enthusiasm for the position.

Remote Sensing Editorial Office

27 July 2020
Paddy Watch Project Wins GEO-GEE Funding

Published in Remote Sensing, the paper by Rudiyanto et al. forms the basis of Paddy Watch, a project that won funding from the Group on Earth Observations and Google Earth Engine. Paddy Watch will develop the world’s first real-time monitoring platform for rice fields globally. This ambitious project will help realise the Zero Hunger target of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals.

We gladly invite you to read this article:

Automated Near-Real-Time Mapping and Monitoring of Rice Extent, Cropping Patterns, and Growth Stages in Southeast Asia Using Sentinel-1 Time Series on a Google Earth Engine Platform

by Rudiyanto, Budiman Minasny, Ramisah M. Shah, Norhidayah Che Soh, Chusnul Arif, and Budi Indra Setiawan.

The authors said:

“Accurate and up-to-date information on how much rice has been planted and how much harvest can be achieved is crucial to achieving global food and water security Working with our partners (Sydney Institute of Agriculture, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, IADA Ketara Malaysia, Indonesian Center for Agricultural Land Resources Research and Development, The Institute of Soil Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences,  Indian Agricultural Research Institute, and Remote sensing-based Information and Insurance for Crops in Emerging Countries Vietnam), we will use the Google Earth Engine to build the first real-time mobile application that will allow farmers, agricultural scientists, non-government organisations and government planners to manage land use to ensure food security in the world’s rice bowls.”

If you would like to learn more about this award, please click here: https://www.earthobservations.org/article.php?id=447

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Top row, left to right: Researchers: Budiman Minasny (Sydney Institute of Agriculture), Rudiyanto (Universiti Malaysia Terengganu), and Jose Padarian (Sydney University).

Bottom row, left to right: Field validation team: Ramisah Mond Sah and Norhidayah Che Soh (Universiti Malaysia Terengganu), and Shukran Abdul Rahman and Mohd Rosmaini Bin Mat Nawi (IADA Ketara, Malaysia).

9 July 2020
Open Access Agreement Between Jisc Collections and MDPI

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29 June 2020
Updated Impact Factors Released in the Journal Citation Reports (Clarivate)

The updated citation metrics have been released in the Journal Citation Reports (JCR), published by Clarivate. The recent release of the JCR includes seventy-one MDPI titles. Out of these, 18 titles are newcomers, receiving a first Journal Impact Factor which is based on citation activity in 2019: Actuators, Agriculture, Biology, Biomedicines, Biosensors, Chemosensors, Children, Healthcare, Journal of Fungi, Journal of Personalized Medicine (JPM), Land, Life, Magnetochemistry, Membranes, Pharmaceuticals, Photonics, Separations and Toxics.

  • Out of the previously listed journals, a total of 72 percent boast an increased Impact Factor.
  • 25 journals are ranked among the top 25% of journals in at least one of the categories they are ranked for.
  • Articles published in 2019 in MDPI journals account for approximately 17 percent of of articles published in gold Open Access journals covered in the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) and Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI).

First Impact Factors

Journal Impact Factor Rank Category Details
Actuators 1.957 31/64 (Q2) • Instruments & Instrumentation Link
Agriculture 2.072 25/91 (Q2) • Agronomy Link
Biology 3.796 19/93 (Q1) • Biology Link
Biomedicines  4.717 30/138 (Q1)
36/270 (Q1)
• Medicine, Research & Experimental
• Pharmacology & Pharmacy
Link
Biosensors 3.240 24/86 (Q2) • Chemistry, Analytical Link
Chemosensors 3.108 16/64 (Q1)
27/86 (Q2)
13/27 (Q2)
• Instruments & Instrumentation
• Chemistry, Analytical
• Electrochemistry
Link
Children 2.078 50/128 (Q2) • Pediatrics Link
Healthcare 1.916 62/102 (Q3)
45/87 (Q3)
• Health Care Sciences & Services (SCIE)
• Health Policy & Services (SSCI)
Link
Journal of Fungi 4.621 5/29 (Q1)
31/135 (Q1)
• Mycology
• Microbiology
Link
Journal of Personalized Medicine 4.433 24/165 (Q1)
10/102 (Q1)
• Medicine, General & Internal
• Health Care Sciences & Services
Link
Land 2.429 58/123 (Q2) • Environmental Studies (SSCI) Link
Life 2.991 26/93 (Q2)
109/267 (Q2)
• Biology
• Microbiology
Link
Magnetochemistry 1.947 22/45 (Q2)
109/159 (Q3)
201/314 (Q3)
• Chemistry, Inorganic & Nuclear
• Chemistry, Physical
• Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
Link
Membranes 3.094 53/143 (Q2)
129/314 (Q2)
23/89 (Q2)
• Engineering, Chemical
• Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
• Polymer Science
Link
Pharmaceuticals 4.286 49/270 (Q1) • Pharmacology & Pharmacy Link
Photonics 2.140 48/97 (Q2) • Optics Link
Separations 1.900 53/86 (Q3) • Chemistry, Analytical Link
Toxics 3.271 32/92 (Q2)
92/265 (Q2)
• Toxicology
• Environmental Sciences
Link

Updated Impact Factors

Journal Impact Factor Rank Category Details
Agronomy 2.603 18/91 (Q1)
65/234 (Q2)
• Agronomy
• Plant Sciences
Link
Animals 2.323 10/63 (Q1)
14/142 (Q1)
• Agriculture, Dairy & Animal Science
• Veterinary Sciences
Link
Antibiotics 3.893 23/93 (Q1)
64/270 (Q1)
• Infectious Diseases
• Pharmacology & Pharmacy
Link
Antioxidants 5.014 10/139 (Q1)
56/297 (Q1)
7/61 (Q1)
• Food Science & Technology
• Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
• Chemistry, Medicinal
Link
Applied Sciences 2.474 161/314 (Q3)
32/91 (Q2)
88/177 (Q2)
62/154 (Q2)
• Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
• Engineering, Multidisciplinary
• Chemistry, Multidisciplinary
• Physics, Applied
Link
Atmosphere 2.397 48/93 (Q3) • Meteorology & Atmospheric Sciences Link
Biomolecules 4.082 98/297 (Q2) • Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Link
Brain Sciences 3.332 113/271 (Q2) • Neurosciences Link
Cancers 6.126 37/244 (Q1) • Oncology Link
Catalysts 3.520 65/159 (Q2) • Chemistry, Physical Link
Cells 4.366 70/195 (Q2) • Cell Biology Link
Coatings 2.436 10/21 (Q2) • Materials Science, Coatings & Films Link
Crystals 2.404 10/26 (Q2)
165/314 (Q3)
• Crystallography
• Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
Link
Diagnostics 3.110 39/165 (Q1) • Medicine, General & Internal Link
Diversity 1.402 119/168 (Q3) • Ecology Link
Electronics 2.412 125/266 (Q2) • Engineering, Electrical & Electronic Link
Energies 2.702 63/112 (Q3) • Energy & Fuels Link
Entropy 2.494 33/85 (Q2) • Physics, Multidisciplinary Link
Foods 4.092 27/139 (Q1) • Food Science & Technology Link
Forests 2.221 17/68 (Q1) • Forestry Link
Genes 3.759 53/177 (Q2) • Genetics & Heredity Link
Insects 2.220 18/101 (Q1) • Entomology Link
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH) 2.849 58/193 (Q2)

32/170 (Q1)

105/265 (Q2)
• Public, Environmental & Occupational Health (SCIE)
• Public, Environmental & Occupational Health (SSCI)
• Environmental Sciences (SCIE)
Link
International Journal of Molecular Sciences (IJMS) 4.556 74/297 (Q1)
48/177 (Q2)
• Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
• Chemistry, Multidisciplinary
Link
ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information (IJGI) 2.239 31/50 (Q3)
18/30 (Q3)
• Geography, Physical
• Remote Sensing
Link
Journal of Clinical Medicine 3.303 36/165 (Q1) • Medicine, General & Internal Link
Journal of Marine Science and Engineering 2.033 31/66 (Q2) • Oceanography Link
Marine Drugs 4.073 16/61 (Q2) • Chemistry, Medicinal Link
Materials 3.057 132/314 (Q2) • Materials Science, Multidisciplinary Link
Mathematics 1.747 28/324 (Q1) • Mathematics Link
Medicina 1.205 107/165 (Q3) • Medicine, General & Internal Link
Metabolites 4.097 95/297 (Q2) • Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Link
Metals 2.117 18/79 (Q1)
185/314 (Q3)
• Metallurgy & Metallurgical Engineering
• Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
Link
Micromachines 2.523 56/92 (Q3)
23/64 (Q2)
• Nanoscience & Nanotechnology
• Instruments & Instrumentation
Link
Microorganisms 4.152 37/135 (Q2) • Microbiology Link
Minerals 2.380 6/21 (Q2)
11/30 (Q2)
• Mining & Mineral Processing
• Mineralogy
Link
Molecules 3.267 70/177 (Q2)
141/297 (Q2)
• Chemistry, Multidisciplinary
• Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Link
Nanomaterials 4.324 89/314 (Q2)
42/103 (Q2)
• Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
• Nanoscience & Nanotechnology
Link
Nutrients 4.546 17/89 (Q1) • Nutrition & Dietetics Link
Pathogens 3.018 65/135 (Q2) • Microbiology Link
Pharmaceutics 4.421 44/270 (Q1) • Pharmacology & Pharmacy Link
Plants 2.762 58/234 (Q1) • Plant Sciences Link
Polymers 3.426 16/89 (Q1) • Polymer Science Link
Processes 2.753 59/143 (Q2) • Engineering, Chemical Link
Remote Sensing 4.509 9/30 (Q2) • Remote Sensing Link
Sensors 3.275 22/86 (Q2)
77/266 (Q2)
15/64 (Q1)
• Chemistry, Analytical
• Engineering, Electrical & Electronic
• Instruments & Instrumentation
Link
Sustainability 2.576 120/265 (Q2)
26/41 (Q3)

53/123 (Q2)
6/8 (Q3)
• Environmental Sciences (SCIE)
• Green & Sustainable Science & Technology (SCIE)
• Environmental Studies (SSCI)
• Green & Sustainable Science & Technology (SSCI)
Link
Symmetry 2.645 29/71 (Q2) • Multidisciplinary Sciences Link
Toxins 3.531 21/92 (Q1)
34/139 (Q1)
• Toxicology
• Food Science & Technology
Link
Universe 1.752 18/29 (Q3)
42/68 (Q3)
• Physics, Particles & Fields
• Astronomy & Astrophysics
Link
Vaccines 4.086 57/158 (Q2)
50/138 (Q2)
• Immunology
• Medicine, Research & Experimental
Link
Viruses 3.816 12/37 (Q2) • Virology Link
Water 2.544 31/94 (Q2) • Water Resources Link

Source: Clarivate 2020, InCites Journal Citation Reports®.

26 June 2020
The Japan Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (JSPRS) is Now an Affiliated Society Member of Sensors and Remote Sensing

In April 2020, the Japan Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (JSPRS) became affiliated to Sensors and Remote Sensing. As part of this collaboration, all members of JSPRS enjoy a discount on the article processing charges (APC) when submitting articles to these two journals.

The Japan Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing was founded in 1962 and is a non-governmental organization devoted to the development of cooperation for the advancement of photogrammetry and remote sensing, as well as their applications.

JSPRS is a professional organization whose functions are highly relevant to the scope of Sensors and Remote Sensing. We look forward to collaborating with JSPRS and publishing state-of-the-art research from its members in this field.

13 May 2020
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9 April 2020
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MDPI remains committed to open science and open data and has signed a statement, along with more than thirty scholarly publishers, showing our intention to facilitate sharing of new research findings as early on as possible. The initiative sees publishers collectively removing barriers to new research, in the face of a global healthcare crisis.

25 March 2020
MDPI Comment on the COVID-19 Virus

The world is currently suffering from a global pandemic of the corona virus COVID-19. MDPI expresses its sympathies for all of those affected by the virus and stands in solidarity with medical staff and researchers treating patients and searching for scientific solutions.

MDPI has previously published papers covering corona viruses in addition to new papers on the current outbreak, see all papers here. In particular, Viruses has published a number of Special Issues and papers on the topic (see here, here, and here) as well as a forthcoming Special Issue.

Alongside journal articles, MDPI has been a strong supporter of preprints, which are increasingly being used to rapidly disseminate the latest research, and we run the preprint server Preprints.org. Our database of research articles, Scilit, is free to use and covers all publishers including preprint servers. New papers are often in search results within hours of publication and users can set up alerts for new papers.

Our main priority during this period has been the health and safety of staff, and we continue to allow staff to work at home and closely monitor the situation in all locations in which we work. Despite the restrictions, we continue to provide a full publication service and, by close collaboration with our editorial boards and making use our in-house teams, ensure that there are no unnecessary delays in publishing vital research. Fast and open publication has always been at the core of MDPI values and is now more important than ever.

We hope that a solution to the current situation will emerge soon. In the meantime, we will do our best to continue communicating vital research in all fields.

18 March 2020
MDPI Co-Signed Position Statement on Transformative Agreements

The advantages of the open access model of scientific publishing are being increasingly recognized in the scientific community. It allows new scientific evidence to be accessed from the moment of publication for free by anyone around the globe, boosting the impact of new research. In response, many funders, libraries and universities have been adopting new principles to accelerate the transition to open access.

Recently, “transformative agreements” have been negotiated between traditional publishers and various institutions. While increasing the number of open access papers, these agreements lack binding commitments to a full transition to open access, their conditions vary across different regions, and access is still limited for many users.

MDPI is a co-signatory of the recent position statement raising concerns about potential downsides of transformative agreements and how they may delay a full transition to open access. The statement highlights that these models “risk perpetuating current limitations on access, transparency and market competitiveness, while simultaneously facilitating excessive charges on the public purse”.

As a pioneering open access journal publisher, MDPI is the first to promote the importance of science being made available to everyone. Our peer-reviewed journals, covering diverse academic disciplines, are fully accessible to the public free of charge under a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). This is why, along with other open access publishers, MDPI is a proud signatory of the position paper and is committed to contributing to the replacement of weak transitional agreements with “agreements with publishers that are already fully committed to open science and who offer full, immediate and transparent Open Access”.

Read the position paper here

16 March 2020
Encyclopedia Outstanding Contributor Awards 2020 - Open for Application

We are pleased to announce that Encyclopedia will be awarding five Outstanding Contributor Awards for researchers in 2020. The nominations and applications will be assessed by an Evaluation Committee consisting of senior scholars from the Encyclopedia Editorial Board.

Prize for Winners

  1. An official certificate;
  2. A cash award of 500 CHF or an MDPI discount voucher of 800 CHF.


Application Deadline

31 December, 2020 (Please send your application email with a list of all entries you contributed to our office before the deadline: office@encyclopedia.pub)

Candidate Requirements

  1. Have a Ph.D. degree;
  2. Have more than three qualified entries published in Encyclopedia in 2020.

Evaluation Standards

  1. Number of entries published in Encyclopedia in 2020;
  2. Quality of entries online (including length, figure quality, and novelty);
  3. Impact of entries (including the number of likes, discussion contents, views, and downloads).

If you are a researcher and have not yet contribute entries to Encyclopedia, please do not miss this chance to highlight your research results.

13 March 2020
Recruiting Editors for Remote Sensing

Remote Sensing is recruiting Editorial Board Members for the following the new section:

AI Remote Sensing

This section will expand the Editorial Board and cover areas that are less well-represented by the current team. If you are interested in this position or have potential candidates to recommend, please reach out to us by 31 June 2020.

Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292) is a leading international, peer-reviewed, open access journal covering the science and application of remote sensing technology. It has an impact factor 2018 of 4.118. The website of Remote Sensing can be accessed at https://www.mdpi.com/journal/remotesensing.

As an Editorial Board Member, you have the following responsibilities:

– To make decisions on whether a manuscript can be accepted or not based on the reports we collect;

– To serve as Guest Editor of a Special Issue on a topic related to your research interests when it is convenient for you;

– To promote Remote Sensing and increase its visibility at related academic conferences.

To apply or request further information, please contact the Remote Sensing Editorial Office (remotesensing@mdpi.com). We look forward to hearing from you soon.

21 January 2020
Meet Us at the 2020 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2020) in Waikoloa, Hawaii, USA, 19–24 July, 2020


MDPI will be attending the IGARSS 2020, to be held in Hawaii, USA, 19–24 July 2020

Hosted by the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society, the 2020 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2020) will be held Sunday, 19 July through Friday, 24 July, 2020 at the Hilton Waikoloa Village in Waikoloa, Hawaii, USA. The main theme of the 2020 symposium is "Remote Sensing: Global Perspectives for Local Solutions".

GARSS 2020 is offering unique perspectives, discussions, research, solutions, and an opportunity to network in a beautiful environment.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

Remote Sensing

Atmosphere

Land

Sustainability

Drones

IJGI

Sensors

Geosciences

Hydrology

Applied Sciences

If you are also attending this conference, please feel free to stop by our booth (Booth # 82). Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person to answer any questions you may have. For more information about the conference, please visit https://igarss2020.org/default.asp.

21 January 2020
Meet Us at the 2020 Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers in Denver, USA


MDPI will be attending the AAG annual meeting, to be held in Denver, USA, from 6–10 April 2020

The AAG 2020 is joined by fellow geographers, GIS specialists, environmental scientists, and other leaders for the latest in research and applications in geography, sustainability, and GIScience. The meeting will be held from Monday, April 6 - Friday, April 10, 2020, and will feature over 6,900 presentations, posters, workshops, and field trips by leading scholars, experts, and researchers.

The Annual Meeting of the AAG is quite possibly the largest geography conference in the world, with over 8,500 geographers converging from the U.S., Canada, and nearly 60 other countries in a typical year. With thousands of different papers and presentations scheduled throughout the conference, you’ll find no shortage of activities that reflect your specific interests within the field of geography.

The 2020 Annual Meeting will be held at the Hyatt Regency – Denver at Colorado Convention Center and the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel in Downtown Denver, Colorado. For more information, visit https://www2.aag.org/aagannualmeeting/.


The following MDPI journals will be represented:

ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information

Remote Sensing

Land

Sustainability

Sensors

Water

Urban Science

Climate

If you are also attending this conference, please feel free to stop by our booth (Booth #415). Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person to answer any questions you may have. For more information about the conference, please visit https://www2.aag.org/aagannualmeeting/.

11 October 2019
Introducing SciProfiles, an Academic Social Network

MDPI is pleased to announce the release of SciProfiles, its social network platform for researchers and scholars.

The purpose of SciProfiles is aligned with MDPI’s broad mission to accelerate discovery and innovation by facilitating immediate access to research results and to serve scholars and communities by providing opportunities for academic networking.

SciProfiles also ambitions to serve as a sustainable, transparent and community-driven research evaluation system aligned with the DORA principles (https://sfdora.org/). Through their scientific profiles, academics can highlight their contribution to research communities, and measure their impact on their field, beyond publication numbers and impact factors. SciProfiles is currently a beta version and will enrich to give researchers the possibility to highlight all of their contributions to science and their scientific communities as authors, reviewers, editors, conference organizers, conference panelists, conference keynote speakers, or even as lecturers or student mentors at their University.

The classic components of popular community social networks, including follower/following, classical metrics, endorsements and recommendations (https://www.mdpi.com/about/announcements/1690), comments (https://www.mdpi.com/about/announcements/1397) are or will be very soon highlighted in SciProfiles as open science contributions.

To help increase the impact and visibility of articles and their authors to an appropriate audience, the platform offers a NewsFeed that includes recommendations of relevant content based on interests, publication history, saved searches or colleagues’ recommendations.

SciProfiles’ avatars are now being integrated on several MDPI platforms, meaning that you will directly access researchers’ profiles from any of the MDPI platforms:

MDPI's journal publishing website: www.mdpi.com
MDPI's conference hosting and management website: www.sciforum.net
MDPI's pre-print website : www.preprints.org
MDPI's knowledge sharing website : www.encyclopedia.pub
MDPI's books store: www.mdpi.com/books
MDPI's literature database : www.scilit.net

SciProfiles aims to serve scientific communities at large. It can be embedded into third-party websites and also welcomes integration of data from third-parties.

Dr. Shu-Kun Lin: https://sciprofiles.com/profile/2
Dr. Franck Vazquez: https://sciprofiles.com/profile/FranckVazquez
Dr. Martyn Rittman: https://sciprofiles.com/profile/martynrittman

2 October 2019
Winners of the 2019 MDPI Writing Prize

We are delighted to announce the winners of the 2019 MDPI Writing Prize. Entrants were asked to write on the theme "Judging research: How should research and researchers be evaluated and rewarded?" We received a large number of excellent essays from PhD students and postdocs, and the process of shortlisting and choosing winners was not an easy one. The winners demonstrated excellent writing skills alongside interesting and thought-provoking ideas.

As last year, we will begin the process of collating all entries into a book that will be available in open access format. Alongside promoting good writing skills, we see the prize as a way to promote the voices of early career researchers within broader debates and policy discussions.

Congratulations to all of the participants and especially the winners. The winners are:

1st Prize (500 CHF):
Albin Nilsson (National Centre for Nuclear Research, Warsaw, Poland)
[Read here]

2nd Prize (250 CHF):
Qi Zhang (Shandong University, Jinan, China)
[Read here]
Igor Ogashawara (Indiana University, Indianapolis, US)
[Read here]

3rd Prize (100 CHF):
Margaret Sivapragasam (Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Perak, Malaysia)
[Read here]
Arvind Sharma (The University of Queensland, Gatton, Australia)
[Read here]
Jose Flores-Guerrero (University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands)
[Read here]

The MDPI Writing Prize is an annual award supported by MDPI Author Services, which provides services including language editing, reformatting, plagiarism checks, and image editing.

20 September 2019
MDPI Now Gives Scholars the Possibility to Endorse and Recommend Articles

MDPI is pleased to announce the release of a new functionality giving the possibility for researchers and scholars to endorse, and formally recommend articles to their colleagues.

MDPI was an early signatory of the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (https://sfdora.org/read/) which calls for improvement in how quality and impact of scholarly research outputs are evaluated, especially in moving beyond journal-based citation metrics (journal Impact Factor, Scopus Citescore, etc.).

MDPI supports the establishment of article-level impact metrics, including citations, views, downloads, and Altmetric scores. These measures serve as an impact indicator for research articles on a case–by-case basis, assessing paper on its own merit. However, these metrics are also subjective and can give a biased picture of the article impact: they do not directly reflect the quality or the intrinsic scientific value of the article.

In our view, community engagement with publications based on community-driven metrics can help to overcome this limitation. We have therefore launched an option for scholars to endorse articles, indicating their own assessment of its content and making a recommendation to their community. This follows our implementation of the open source Hypothesis commenting tool, which has been available for all articles published by MDPI for over a year (https://www.mdpi.com/about/announcements/1397). Both endorsement and commenting are available for all previously published and forthcoming MDPI articles.

In addition to potentially serving as a sustainable solution to article assessment, endorsements will help scientific communities to identify the most relevant articles, independently of the journal in which it was published.

The code for the endorsing functionality, which relies on DOIs and ORCIDs, will be made available on GitHub with an open source license.

Dr. Shu-Kun Lin, President and Founder
Dr. Franck Vazquez, Chief Scientific Officer
Dr. Martyn Rittman, Publishing Director

17 September 2019
Meet Us at AGU Fall Meeting 2019 in San Francisco, USA, 9–13 December 2019


MDPI will be attending AGU Fall Meeting 2019 in San Francisco, USA, 9–13 December.

AGU Fall Meeting is the largest international Earth and space science meeting in the world. After two dynamic meetings in New Orleans and Washington, D.C., they return to the Moscone Centre in San Francisco.

This year’s meeting will prepare you for what’s ahead: rapid developments in our science, new approaches to observing our Earth and beyond, the introduction of new data streams, growing demand for accessible science, the expansion of convergent science, and more. AGU will celebrate the past and inspire the future by bringing together the people, the imagination, and the science that will ignite our next hundred years to make our planet safer, cleaner, and more sustainable.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

If you are also attending this conference, please feel free to stop by our booth (#1248). Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person to answer any questions you may have. For more information about the conference, please visit: https://www.agu.org/Fall-Meeting.

11 September 2019

Create an Entry in Encyclopedia to Get a 100 CHF Voucher in Publishing in MDPI Journals

Encyclopedia is pleased to announce that certain well-prepared entries are eligible for a 100 CHF voucher, which can be used for paper publication in any journals in MDPI. We believe that your contribution would be a great help in keeping up with scientific developments. Do not miss the chance to publish with us. Please clink here to find the detailed guideline.

Encyclopedia is a free online reference created and curated by active scholars. It aims to highlight the latest research results as well as provide a comprehensive record of scientific development. If you have any suggestions or questions, please feel free to contact us via office@encyclopedia.pub.

6 August 2019
Preprints Reaches 10,000 Posted Articles Milestone

We are pleased to announce that Preprints has passed the milestone of 10,000 posted preprints. We are delighted to have reached this after just over three years of operation. Our congratulations and thanks go to our authors and advisory board who have supported growth of the platform and been crucial to its operation.

You can find further details at https://www.preprints.org/announcement/show/37.

2 August 2019
DeepGreen Partnering with Publishers and Universities in Distributing Open Access Content to Institutional Repositories

Last week, the DeepGreen initiative in Germany started into an advanced test phase with the publishing partners S. Karger AG, SAGE Publishing, MDPI, Frontiers and De Gruyter, as well as 27 universities from all over Germany, from Hamburg University of Applied Sciences to University of Konstanz.

DeepGreen aims at lowering the barriers for open access publishing by automatically delivering metadata and full text publications from participating publishers to authorized repositories at German universities.

In preparation for a later live operation, the advanced test phase serves to gain experience with extensive data deliveries from publishers and also handling different repository software (including OPUS4, DSpace, EPrints, MyCoRe). DeepGreen thereby acts as a sophisticated platform, receiving articles published by authors affiliated with German universities and depositing these articles to respective university repositories, based on the affiliation metadata. For more information about DeepGreen: https://deepgreen.kobv.de

Karger AG has been a close cooperation partner of the DeepGreen consortium since 2016. S. Karger has more than 80 subscription-based and around 20 open access journals covering a wide spectrum in health science. DeepGreen will assign S. Karger articles to authorized institutions on the legal basis of German alliance and national licenses.

SAGE Publishing  was founded by Sara Miller McCune in 1965 to support the dissemination of usable knowledge and educate a global community. SAGE publishes more than 1,000 journals and over 600 new books each year, spanning a wide range of subject areas. Our growing selection of library products includes archives, data, case studies and video. SAGE remains majority owned by our founder and after her lifetime will become owned by a charitable trust that secures the company’s continued independence. Principal offices are located in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, Washington DC and Melbourne. SAGE Publishing has been a close cooperation partner of DeepGreen since 2016.

MDPI  is a scientific open access publisher and has been a partner of DeepGreen since 2017. MDPI comprises 205 peer-reviewed journals of various disciplines. All articles are published under a CC-BY license and are freely available without embargo period.

Frontiers  is a scientific open access publisher with 61 journals of over 600 academic disciplines. All articles are peer-reviewed and published freely available under CC-BY license.

De Gruyter  is an academic publisher with more than 700 subscription-based and open access journals of 29 disciplines. Articles provided by De Gruyter will be assigned to institutions with German alliance and national licenses.

There is promising communication with other publishers.

DeepGreen is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the consortium comprises six institutions: the Cooperative Library Network Berlin-Brandenburg, Bavarian State Library, Bavarian Library Network, University Library of the Technische Universität Berlin, University Library of Erlangen-Nuremberg and the Helmholtz Open Science Coordination Office at the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences.

If you would like to know in more detail which institutions take part in the advanced test phase of DeepGreen, you can find more information here.

17 July 2019
First Basel Sustainable Publishing Forum

The University of Basel and the MDPI Sustainability Foundation are organizing the First Basel Sustainable Publishing Forum on 9th September 2019.

The aim of this event is to provide background and perspectives on Plan S to Learned Societies, which have to make well-informed decisions to transition their journals to Open Access (OA).

The BSPF will bring together several representatives of Learned societies, Plan S architects as well as representatives from various publishers and publishing platforms. After getting the big picture from cOAlition S, panel discussions will allow to better understand the diverse challenges that Learned societies are facing to transition their journals to OA as well as to identify sustainable, implementable and scalable solutions for successful Open Access transition.

For program details and registration, please follow the link below:
https://sciforum.net/conference/SustainableSolutionsToOpenAccess

11 July 2019
Recruiting Editors for Remote Sensing

Remote Sensing is recruiting Editorial Board members for the following three new sections:

The three sections will expand the Editorial Board and cover areas that are less well-represented
by the current team. If you are interested in this position or have potential candidates to recommend, please reach out to us by 31 October 2019.

Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292) is a leading international, peer-reviewed, open access journal covering the science and application of remote sensing technology. It has an impact factor 2018 of 4.118. The  website of Remote Sensing can be accessed at https://www.mdpi.com/journal/remotesensing.

As an Editorial Board member, you have the following responsibilities:

– To make decisions on whether a manuscript can be accepted or not based on the
reports we collect;
– To edit a Special Issue on a topic related to your research interests when it is
convenient for you;
– To promote Remote Sensing and increase its visibility at related academic
conferences.

To apply or request further information, please contact the Remote Sensing Editorial
Office (remotesensing@mdpi.com). We look forward to hearing from you soon.

20 June 2019
Remote Sensing Receiving 2018 Updated Impact Factor of 4.118

We are pleased to inform that Remote Sensing received an updated Journal Impact Factor of 4.118 in the recent release of the Journal Citation Reports®. The journal's 5-Year Impact Factor is 4.740. Remote Sensing now ranks 7/30 (Q1) in the category 'Remote Sensing'.


Evolution of Impact Factor, Citations and Publications for Remote Sensing:


Source: data according to Journal Citation Reports®, 2018 release, a Clarivate Analytics product; and Scopus journal metrics.

9 May 2019
New Title Oceans Seeking Founding Editor-in-Chief

Oceans is an international, peer-reviewed open access journal which is aiming to provide cutting-edge research related to all aspects of oceanography. We are now seeking a founding Editor-in-Chief to develop Oceans into a leading flagship journal in this field.

The main responsibilities of the Editor-in-Chief include the following:

  • Setting the scope and direction of the journal
  • Advising on the strategic development of the journal
  • Ensuring the quality of the published content
  • Coordinating the Editorial Board and stimulating their contributions to the journal
  • Promoting the journal at scientific conferences and through other venues

A full application for evaluation should include these items:

  • An up-to-date CV
  • A description of the candidate’s vision for Oceans.

Applications are due by 9th July 2019. Please send your application or any questions to the Oceans Editorial Office (oceans@mdpi.com).

24 April 2019
The Remote Sensing Society of Japan (RSSJ) is Now an Affiliated Society Member of Remote Sensing

As of April 2019, Remote Sensing is affiliated to The Remote Sensing Society of Japan (RSSJ). As part of this collaboration, all members of RSSJ enjoy a discount on the article processing charges (APC) when submitting articles to Remote Sensing.

The Remote Sensing Society of Japan (RSSJ) was established in 1981 with the aim of liaising and collaborating on remote sensing research and contributing to the development and generalization of its science and technology. The activities of RSSJ include a wide range of fields, such as environmental monitoring, weather, ocean, ecology, geography, surveying, geology, disaster prevention, resource exploration, agriculture and forestry, fishery, civil engineering, construction, space development, and administration, among others. Hundreds of studies are currently underway across these disciplines. In recent years, high observation frequency weather observation by Himawari, increases in freely available satellite data such as Landsat, and the wide application of drones have made remote sensing an increasingly familiar technology and discipline.

RSSJ is a professional organization whose functions are highly relevant to the scope of Remote Sensing. We look forward to collaborating with RSSJ and publishing state-of-the-art research from its members in this field.

16 April 2019
Special Issue: Remote Sensors for Applications at Multi-Acquisition Levels and Resolutions, Selected Papers from Brazilian Symposium on Remote Sensing (XIX SBSR), 14–17 April 2019, Santos (SP), Brazil


The XIX Brazilian Symposium on Remote Sensing (XIX SBSR) is the main scientific meeting in Latin America dedicated to the dissemination of remote sensing science and geotechnologies, organized biannually since 1978. The SBSR has been continuously improving to deliver the best scientific services to researchers, companies, and the education community in Brazil by incorporating the highest scientific standards. Today, the SBSR is perceived as a reference event to a wide spectrum of professionals from different areas, including biome monitoring, natural resources, agriculture, ocean, inland waters, and climate change, with a strong positive impact on the general well-being of our society. The SBSR are committed to stimulating the exchange of experiences among participants, disseminating the state-of-the-art of remote sensing applications, and enhancing the cooperation among institutions from Brazil and abroad.

The Brazilian Symposium on Remote Sensing has a target audience composed of Brazilian and international researchers, students, lecturers, and professionals from the public and private sectors, from a large array of interests including mineral resources, agriculture, hydrology and water resources, environment, government authorities, and a wide range of decision makers in Brazil.

A Special Issue linked with the conference is now open for submission in Remote Sensing. Despite the focus on the XIX SBSR, submissions are not limited to papers presented at the symposium. We seek original and innovative contributions that involve (but are not restricted to) sensor applications, sensing systems and principles, remote sensors, machine learning and modelling approaches, multispectral imaging, hyperspectral imaging, signal processing, data fusion and deep learning, and integrated sensor or internet-of-things technologies, among others. Papers that tackle complex Earth Observation issues by integrating traditional areas of application (e.g., agriculture, geology, oceanography) are also encouraged.

You are invited to submit your paper through the following link:
https://www.mdpi.com/journal/sensors/special_issues/RS_AMALR

15 April 2019
Meet Us at JpGU 2019 in Chiba, Japan, 26–30 May 2019


We will attend the Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2019 (JpGU 2019). It will be held at the Makuhari Messe, International Convention Complex in Chiba, Japan, on 26–30 May 2019, and will be organized by the Japan Geoscience Union (JpGU). JpGU is an academic union that encompasses all the Earth and planetary sciences disciplines and related fields, and has been organizing annual meetings since 2005. JpGU 2019 will cover a wide range of Earth and planetary sciences, including space and planetary sciences, atmospheric and hydrospheric sciences, human geosciences, solid Earth sciences, and biogeosciences. The JpGU annual meeting provides participants with a good opportunity to become familiar with cutting-edge research and unique approaches to research objects within their own special field as well as beyond. Representatives of the following open-access journals will attend:

Minerals

Geosciences

Water

Atmosphere

Remote Sensing

Resources

Education Sciences

Climate

IJERPH

If you are also attending this conference, please feel free to stop by our booth (booth #Pub15). Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person to answer any questions you may have. For more information about the conference, please visit http://www.jpgu.org/meeting_e2019/index.php.

4 April 2019
Meet Us at IGARSS 2019 in Yokohama, Japan, 28 July – 2 August 2019

MDPI will be attending the 2019 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, to be held in Yokohama, Japan, 28 July – 2 August 2019.

This conference will be the 39th annual IGARSS symposium and will continue the excellent tradition of gathering world-class scientists, engineers and educators engaged in the fields of geoscience and remote sensing. We believe that the additional scientific themes of this event, focusing on 'Disasters and Environment' will allow the formation of an inspiring technical program.

IGARSS is recognized today as a premier event in remote sensing and provides an ideal forum for obtaining up-to-date information about the latest developments, exchanging ideas, identifying future trends in your research area and making contacts with the international remote sensing community. With intensive and careful planning underway we anticipate a technically outstanding and most pleasant symposium.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

Remote Sensing
IJGI
Sensors
Water
Geosciences
Atmosphere
Land
Forests
JMSE
Sustainability

If you are also attending this conference, please feel free to stop by our booth (Booth # 30). Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person to answer any questions you may have. For more information about the conference, please visit https://igarss2019.org/CallForSponsorsExhibitors.asp.

3 April 2019
ISPRS Geospatial Week 2019, 7–12 July 2019, Enschede, the Netherlands


It is a pleasure to invite you to take part in the 2019 ISPRS Geospatial Week (GSW 2019). The ISPRS Geospatial Week (GSW) is a combination of workshops organised by about 30 ISPRS Working Groups active in areas of interest of ISPRS. It is convened by the University of Twente acting as local organiser, and led by George Vosselman as GSW Director.

The ISPRS Geospatial Week’s general goals are to: increase the possibility of communication between the different workshop communities within ISPRS and beyond; increase the continuous visibility of ISPRS on a yearly basis, together with the Congress and the Commission Symposia, thus leading to larger impact for ISPRS activities; gives Sustaining Members a more attractive opportunity to participate in ISPRS events. For more information about the conference, please visit https://www.gsw2019.org/.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

IJGI
Remote Sensing
Atmosphere
Drones
Infrastructures
Information
Journal of Imaging
Water
Urban Science

20 March 2019
Fostering Open Access Publishing Worldwide: New IOAP Participants in February and March 2019

We are pleased to welcome more universities from Poland, Italy, Germany, Brazil and other parts of the world to MDPI's Institutional Open Access Program (IOAP). A warm welcome to the institutions listed below, who have joined the Program in February and March this year.


James Madison University (JMU), Harrisonburg USA
Loughborough University UK
Lublin University of Technology Poland
Marquette University, Milwaukee USA
Massey University, Palmerston North New Zealand
Medical College of Wisconsin USA
Nicolaus Copernicus University, Toruń Poland
Poznań University of Life Sciences Poland
Robert Koch-Institut, Berlin Germany
Rothamsted Research, Harpenden UK
Santa Clara University (SCU)  USA
Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau Germany
University of Aveiro Portugal
University of Brasília Brazil
University of Duisburg-Essen Germany
University of Greifswald Germany
University of Molise Italy
University of Naples Parthenope Italy
University of São Paulo (USP) - São Carlos Institute of Physics Brazil
University of Szczecin Poland
University of Warmia and Mazury, Olsztyn Poland
University West, Trollhättan Sweden
UTP University of Science and Technology, Bydgoszcz Poland
VTT - Technical Research Centre of Finland Finland


Authors affiliated with these institutions can now enjoy a discount on the APC for papers accepted for publication in any MDPI journal. If you would like to learn more about our program, please visit: https://www.mdpi.com/about/ioap or email us at ioap@mdpi.com.

5 March 2019
MDPI Joins Jisc’s Publications Router Service

We are delighted to announce our participation in Jisc’s Publication Router project, as of March 2019.

Publications Router is a Jisc service that automatically sends notifications about research articles to institutions' systems such as their repositories or CRISs, since May 2015. Through this agreement, MDPI will provide Jisc with daily feeds and information regarding published articles, which will be gathered by their system and delivered to institutions also registered to this service. Nearly all of our articles are published within 15 days of acceptance, so institutions will receive them quite promptly.

The feed will include the full text of the published version of record, with no embargo, so the articles can be exposed immediately for public view. They are accompanied by rich metadata, including confirmation of the immediate CC BY licence, minimising the need for any manual intervention or checking.

For more information about Publications Router, you may contact Jisc’s central helpdesk at help@jisc.ac.uk. For any queries about MDPI’s institutional agreements and collaborations, you may get in touch with MDPI’s Institutional Engagement team at ioap@mdpi.com, which would be very happy to hear from further UK institutions.

1 February 2019
2018 MDPI Top Reviewer AwardWinners Announced


Rigorous peer-review is the cornerstone of high quality academic publishing. Over 97,000 scholars served as reviewers for MDPI journals in 2018. We are extremely appreciative of all those who made a contribution to the editorial process in this capacity. At the beginning of every year, journal editorial offices publish a list all reviewers’ names to express our gratitude. In addition, this year the “MDPI Top Reviewer Awards” are announced, to recognize the very best reviewers for their expertise, dedication, high quality, and timely review reports. We are pleased to announce the following winners of the 2018 MDPI Top Reviewer Awards:

  • Ali Behnood
  • Andrea Pezzuolo
  • Angela Gorgoglione
  • Anna D'Auria
  • Antonio D'Andrea
  • Azhar Abbas
  • Bogdan Zagajewski
  • Chunhui Chen
  • Dominika Głąbska
  • Dominika Guzek
  • Dragan Pamucar
  • Francisco J. G. Silva
  • Frank Li
  • Gianluca Serafini
  • Gyorgy Szekely
  • Haozhi Pan
  • Helvi Heinonen-Tanski
  • José Manuel Gómez-Soberón
  • Kathy Lewis
  • Klara Kosova
  • Luis N. López De Lacalle
  • M. Z. Naser
  • Malwina Tytła
  • Masoume Amirkhani
  • Matteo Ghidelli
  • Moretti Laura
  • Petra Schneider
  • Roberto Cerchione
  • Spyros Papaefthymiou
  • Ştefan Cristian Gherghina

24 January 2019
JAMS Journals: A Low-Cost Publishing Platform


Since 2010, MDPI has run its own online submission system. More recently, we have made the software, with accompanying publishing services, available to other publishers as JAMS (Journal and Article Management System). We are now delighted to announce the launch of JAMS Journals, a standardized platform for operating open access journals at low cost.

JAMS Journals provides a comprehensive service, including a shared submission website, journal websites hosted at a URL provided by the publisher, and a full production service. There is a small setup fee and the cost for each published paper is just a few hundred Swiss francs.

The platform demonstrates that running an open access journal can be straightforward and affordable. The JAMS Journals platform is suitable for

  • small publishers or groups of scholars looking to launch their own journal;
  • existing publishers or societies seeking to explore open access options;
  • publishers looking to convert an existing subscription journal to open access.

JAMS journals launches with two journals from Canadian-based publisher Etcetera Publications:

Dr AJ Al-Rajab (President of Etcetera Publications) comments:

“In the past few months, we were working on our project to launch new open access scientific journals in the field of agricultural and environmental sciences. We decided to go with JAMS for this venture because of the high quality of their services, reasonable prices, professionalism and easy communication. Our portfolio is expected to grow rapidly during 2019 to include more titles covering different areas in agriculture and environment. MDPI earned already our complete satisfaction and we are looking for a long term cooperation.”

Alongside the new platform, we continue to provide flexible, tailored journal management solutions for existing publishers. For any questions or to request a quotation, contact Dr. Constanze Schelhorn (constanze.schelhorn@mdpi.com).

24 January 2019
Popularity of Preprints Continues to Grow

2018 was a great year for preprints, with increasing numbers of authors looking to make their papers available online before peer review. Along with other preprint servers, our platform Preprints.org  saw an increase in the uptake from authors, and more than double the number of announced papers compared to 2017. In fact, we recently passed two important milestones: 8000 preprints online and 30,000 authors. 

We believe that the whole research community has the opportunity to benefit from work being available online as early as possible. We thank and congratulate our authors for supporting us to make this goal a reality.

In 2019, we will be looking carefully at how to provide better value for authors, maintain efficiency while growing in size, and make sure we remain well-connected with the research community. 

If you want to participate, you can consider screening preprints or joining our advisory board. And, of course, posting your own work.

9 January 2019
Open Access Agreement between the Austrian Academic Library Consortium (KEMÖ), the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), and MDPI

We are delighted to announce the establishment of our national Open Access agreement with the Austrian Academic Library Consortium (KEMÖ) and the Austrian Science Fund (FWF). Through this national agreement, the Austrian institutions listed below as well as FWF will cover the Article Processing Charges (APC) of manuscripts published by eligible corresponding or funded authors in MDPI journals as long as central funds are available.

All participating institutions have gained access to the MDPI online submission system where they can find full article metadata and pricing information as well as Funder and Grant ID details for easy identification and additional transparency. At the same time eligible authors are benefited from an APC discount which comes at no cost for the institutions.

Eligible corresponding authors affiliated with the participating institutions are prompted to choose the corresponding Institutional Open Access Program (IOAP) when they submit an article via our online submission system. The program will be selected automatically if authors submit their papers using their institutional email address. To claim their discount, FWF funded authors should choose the particular funder and add their Grant ID upon online submission of their manuscript. The institutions will then crosscheck the information and confirm the APC funding.

Eligible authors that have their APC covered by their institution or funder are advised to include the following sentence in their acknowledgments: "Open Access Funding by the [name of the institution/funder]".

The full text of the agreement is openly available online at: http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2536007

For any questions about the agreement, please contact the KEMÖ Consortium at emedien@obvsg.at, FWF at Katharina.Rieck@fwf.ac.at, or the MDPI IOAP team at ioap@mdpi.com.

The Austrian institutions participating in this agreement are:

  • Austrian Science Fund (FWF)
  • University for Continuing Education Krems
  • University of Applied Sciences BFI Vienna
  • University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria
  • University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien
  • Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences
  • International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
  • Institute of Science and Technology Austria
  • MCI Management Center Innsbruck
  • University of Graz
  • University of Linz
  • University of Salzburg
  • Graz University of Technology
  • TU Wien
  • University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna
  • University of Vienna

This is our first collective agreement with a national library consortium, while the individual institutions around the world participating in our IOAP are now more than 500 - see details here: https://www.mdpi.com/about/ioap. We would be mostly interested in discussing about possible collaborations with other consortia, funders, and institutions in our mutual efforts to accelerate Open Access.

2 January 2019
Encyclopedia—the Scholarly Community Encyclopedia

We are pleased to announce the new platform Encyclopedia, which is an online reference created and curated by active scholars. It aims to highlight the latest research results as well as providing benchmark information for researchers and the general public interested in accurate and advanced knowledge on specific topics.

We encourage authors of review articles to quote and adapt the content of their published papers to create Encyclopedia entries. You can create completely new entries on topics in which you have knowledge and expertise. There is no limit on the topics or research fields. All of science and the humanities are included. Each entry will be published directly after submission.

We also have prepared a DOI application function in Encyclopedia. Once a DOI application is approved, the entry website will announce the DOI number and a pdf version with DOI information will be automatically created.

We look forward to your contributions and hope you will make use of this service. Find more about the service at: https://encyclopedia.pub/

7 December 2018
Meet Us at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers in Washington, DC, 3–7 April 2019


MDPI will be attending the AAG Annual Meeting, to be held in Washington, DC, US, 3–7 April 2019.

Representing an international community of geographers, GIS specialists, and environmental scientists, the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers is an interdisciplinary forum open to anyone interested in geography and related disciplines. The AAG facilitates the exchange of the latest research and applications in geography and GIScience, with over 8,500 annual meeting attendees. Founded in 1904 as a scientific and educational society, the AAG is a growing body of leading scholars, researchers, professionals, and students. The AAG promotes networking and collaboration among its members through events such as its annual meeting, international workshops, specialty conferences, publications, and research programs. For more information, visit annualmeeting.aag.org

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

Remote Sensing
IJGI
Land
Genealogy
Quaternary

If you are also attending this conference, please feel free to stop by our booth (Booth # 412). Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person to answer any questions you may have. For more information about the conference, please visit annualmeeting.aag.org.

30 October 2018
Institutional Open Access Agreement between Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and MDPI


We are delighted to announce that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) is now a participant of our Institutional Open Access Program (IOAP). Authors funded by the BMGF can enjoy discounts on the APC, while the funder covers the costs of eligible articles centrally. BMGF also has access to the MDPI online submission system where they can find full article metadata and pricing information as well as Grant ID details for easy identification and additional transparency.

We hope that funded authors find the programme beneficial and we are happy to offer our IOAP to other funders that need a streamlined workflow of compliance checking and APC coverage. 

To claim their discount, BMGF funded authors should choose the particular funder and add their Grant ID upon online submission of their manuscript.

For any questions about the BMGF agreement, please contact the funder at support@chronos-oa.com or the MDPI IOAP team at ioap@mdpi.com.

2 October 2018
MDPI Welcomes Plan S

Recently, it was announced that a group of European funders supported 10 principles that will help to expand open access, known as Plan S. MDPI warmly welcomes this move as a step towards achieving more open and accessible communication of research across all disciplines. Some aspects remain to be clarified, however the details given so far match the aims and values that MDPI has held over the past two decades.

We believe that open access publishers should be active participants in discussions around Plan S, particularly regarding potential new business models and practical aspects of implementation. MDPI supports APCs as a transparent unit of payment for article publishing, however we are committed to exploring other measures and recently signed the Jussieu Call. Sustainability is a key value for MDPI, and future funding models should have at their heart the sustainability of knowledge and research dissemination. Plan S provides an opportunity for funders and publishers to directly discuss funding of open access journals in ways that are beneficial to all parties involved.

30 August 2018
MDPI establishes Open Access agreement with Qatar National Library

We are happy to announce the establishment of an Open Access (OA) agreement with Qatar National Library (QNL). QNL is committed to supporting and helping Qatar authors publish OA at no cost. Through this national agreement, QNL will cover the Article Processing Charges (APC) of manuscripts published by Qatar-based corresponding authors in MDPI journals.

Eligible corresponding authors affiliated with Qatar research centers and universities are prompted to choose QNL as part of our Institutional Open Access Program (IOAP) when they submit an article via our online submission system. The program will be selected automatically if authors submit their papers using their institutional email and/or a computer registered with the institution’s IP range. QNL will then crosscheck the information and confirm the APC funding.

Qatar authors that have their APC covered by QNL are advised to include the following sentence in their acknowledgments: "The publication of this article was funded by Qatar National Library".

For more information, please visit Open Access at QNL or email the QNL Open Access team at openaccess@qnl.qa.

27 July 2018
Remote Sensing Awards Winners at IGARSS 2018

We were delighted with the visit of Dr. Andrea Buono, one of the best reviewers for Remote Sensing in 2017, and Dr. Emma Izquierdo-Verdiguier, one of the winners of Remote Sensing 2018 Travel Awards, to our booth at IGARSS 2018.  

Prof. Dr. Jose Moreno, general chair of the conference and associate editor of Remote Sensing presented the awards to the winners.


Dr. Andrea Buono (Best Reviewer Award), Prof. Dr. Jose Moreno (Associate Editor of Remote Sensing) and Dr. Jaime LLorca (Journal Editor)


Dr. Emma Izquierdo-Verdiguier (Travel Award winner), Prof. Dr. Jose Moreno (Associate Editor of Remote Sensing) and Dr. Jaime LLorca (Journal Editor)

26 June 2018
2017 Impact Factor Released for Remote Sensing:  3.406

We are pleased to inform that Remote Sensing received an updated Journal Impact Factor of 3.406 in the June 2018 release of the Journal Citation Reports®.The journal's 5-Year Impact Factor is 3.952. Remote Sensing now ranks 8/30 (Q2) in the category 'Remote Sensing.'

Overview of Citation Metrics:

  • Journal Impact Factor, 2 yrs (2017): 3.406
  • 5-Year Impact Factor (2017): 3.952
  • CiteScore, 3 yrs (Scopus): 4.03
  • SJR Scimago Journal Rank 2017(SJR): 1.386
  • Source Normalized Impact 2017 (SNIP): 1.559


Evolution of Impact Factor, Citations and Publications for Remote Sensing:


Source: data according to Journal Citation Reports®, 2018 release, a Clarivate Analytics product; and Scopus journal metrics.

19 June 2018
Meet us at "AGU 2018 Fall Meeting" in Washington D.C, USA, 1014 December 2018


MDPI will be attending the AGU 2018 Fall Meeting, to be held in Washington D.C, USA, 10‒14 December 2018.

The AGU 2018 Fall Meeting will mark another dynamic year of discovery in Earth and space science, serve as the advent of AGU’s Centennial year, and provide a special opportunity to share our science with world leaders in Washington, D.C. As the largest Earth and space science gathering in the world, the Fall Meeting places you in the center of a global community of scientists drawn from myriad fields of study whose work protects the health and welfare of people worldwide, spurs innovation, and informs decisions that are critical to the sustainability of the Earth.

The following MDPI journals will be represented:

If you are also attending this conference, please feel free to stop by our booth (Booth # 737). Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person to answer any questions you may hace. For more information about the conference, please visit: https://fallmeeting.agu.org/2018/

4 June 2018
2018 International Conference on Advanced Remote Sensing (ICARS), 16-18 October, Wuhan, China


The International Conference on Advanced Remote Sensing will be held from 16-18 October 2018 at Wuhan University in Wuhan, China. The main purpose of the conference is to promote academic exchanges in remote sensing, to share the latest scientific progress, to discuss the challenging problems and to draw a better blueprint. This is a superb opportunity to communicate with the colleagues, which can both demonstrate your new experiment results and solve the problems encountered in the research. Welcome experts, scholars and users from all over the world to attend the meeting. We are looking forward to meeting you in the river city Wuhan.

All accepted abstracts will be published in the proceedings of the conference. A selection of invited and contributed talks presented during the conference will be invited to submit an extended version of their paper to the open access Journal Remote Sensing.

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we cordially invite you to join us at 2018 ICARS (https://icars2018.sciforum.net/).

1 June 2018
Remote Sensing 2017 CiteScore™ Announced - 4.03

We are pleased to report Remote Sensing received a CiteScore of 4.03 for 2017. The metric reflects citation activity in 2017 in Scopus for papers published in the period 2014‒2016.

Remote Sensing ranks among the Top 10% of journals in the 'General Earth and Planetary Sciences' category.

For the full details in the current CiteScore release, please see the journal's Source profile. To check the full list of MDPI journals receiving CiteScores, please see here.

31 May 2018
2017 CiteScore™ Metrics Released

The 2017 CiteScore™ data is available now, based on citation data in the Scopus® database. The current CiteScore reflects citation activity in 2017 for articles published in 2014‒2016. Please note that the list below includes journals assigned a CiteScore in this year’s release. For a full list of journals indexed in Scopus, please see our journal list.

Thirteen of our journals received a CiteScore which is in the top 10% of the distribution in at least one of the categories (marked with * in the table below), while a further 32 journals exhibit scores that are in the first quartile of the respective categories.

To access the full data for MDPI journals, please see here. More data can also be found in SJR Scimago Journal & Country Rank.

Unlike CiteScores and the widely used Journal Impact Factors, the Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) metrics are normalized in order to correct for differences in citation practices between scientific fields. Therefore, the SNIP allows direct comparison between journals specialized in different fields.

According to 2017 data, MDPI publishes six journals with an average citation impact, or SNIP, in excess of 1.500. These journals are Biomolecules, Cancers, Journal of Clinical Medicine (JCM), Marine Drugs, Remote Sensing and Sensors (see the last column in the table below).

CiteScore Data for MDPI Journals

Journal Rank (Quartile)
Category Link CiteScore 2017
2016

2015
SNIP 2017
Aerospace 43/116 (Q2) • Aerospace Engineering Link 1.23 - -  1.152
Agriculture 69/309 (Q1)

91/398 (Q1)
78/255 (Q2)
• Agronomy and Crop Science
• Plant Science
• Food Science
Link 1.93 - -  1.133
Agronomy 46/309 (Q1) • Agronomy and Crop Science Link 2.38 - -  1.115
Algorithms 22/46 (Q2)
61/125 (Q2)

60/107 (Q3)

64/114 (Q3)
• Numerical Analysis
• Computational Mathematics
• Computational Theory and Mathematics
• Theoretical Computer Science
Link 1.03 1.15 1.07  0.749
Animals 12/154 (Q1) *
48/367 (Q1)
• General Veterinary
• Animal Science and Zoology
Link 2.02 1.46 1.66  1.099
Antibiotics 6/68 (Q1) *


62/263 (Q1)
55/230 (Q1)
31/108 (Q2)
47/134 (Q2)
139/398 (Q2)
• General Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics
• Infectious Diseases
• Pharmacology (medical)
• Microbiology (medical)
• Microbiology
• Biochemistry
Link 2.85 1.65 -  0.975
Antibodies 43/143 (Q2)
61/164 (Q2)
85/189 (Q2)
• Drug Discovery
• Immunology and Allergy
• Immunology
Link 2.85 - -  0.844
Antioxidants 23/119 (Q1)
35/169 (Q2)
100/398 (Q2)
119/367 (Q2)
102/264 (Q2)
• Clinical Biochemistry
• Physiology
• Biochemistry
• Molecular Biology
• Cell Biology
Link 3.42 - -  1.361
Applied Sciences 48/270 (Q1)
15/66 (Q1)

31/116 (Q2)
18/53 (Q2)

151/434 (Q2)

186/535 (Q2)
• General Engineering
• Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
• Instrumentation
• Process Chemistry and Technology
• General Materials Science
• Computer Science Applications
Link 1.90 - -  0.801
Biology 12/177 (Q1)*

32/186 (Q1)


10/40 (Q1)
• General Agricultural and Biological Sciences
• General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
• General Immunology and Microbiology
Link 3.48 3.02 2.78  0.961
Biomolecules 31/398 (Q1) *
41/367 (Q1)
• Biochemistry
• Molecular Biology
Link 5.72 1.67 3.08  1.542
Biosensors 20/119 (Q1) • Clinical Biochemistry Link 3.59 2.83 2.37  1.122
Brain Sciences 47/111 (Q2) • General Neuroscience Link 2.56 - -  0.695
Cancers 26/323 (Q1) *
23/191 (Q1)
• Oncology
• Cancer Research
Link 5.82 5.02 4.07  1.567
Catalysts 32/151 (Q1)

21/46 (Q2)
• Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
• Catalysis
Link 3.23 3.44 3.45  0.954
Crystals 76/272 (Q2)

140/434 (Q2)

127/398 (Q2)

26/64 (Q2)
• General Chemical Engineering
• General Materials Science
• Condensed Matter Physics
• Inorganic Chemistry
Link 1.97 1.89 1.47  0.745
Diagnostics 49/119 (Q2) • Clinical Biochemistry Link 2.43 - -  0.788
Diversity 30/124 (Q1)

14/52 (Q2)


83/306 (Q2)
11/29 (Q2)
• Nature and Landscape Conservation
• Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)
• Ecology
• Ecological Modelling
Link 2.15 2.03 1.96  1.300
Electronics 109/644 (Q1)

26/148 (Q1)

42/224 (Q1)

50/259 (Q1)

23/96 (Q1)
• Electrical and Electronic Engineering
• Hardware and
Architecture
• Control and Systems Engineering
• Computer Networks and Communications
• Signal Processing
Link 2.97 - -  1.227
Energies 6/73 (Q1) *
31/192 (Q1)

103/644 (Q1)

4/16 (Q1)
47/140 (Q2)
• Control and Optimization
• Energy Engineering and Power Technology
• Electrical and Electronic Engineering
• Energy (miscellaneous)
• Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
Link 3.11 2.50 2.87  1.340
Entropy 35/202 (Q1) • General Physics and Astronomy Link 2.41 1.87 1.99  1.189
Forests 17/129 (Q1) • Forestry Link 2.31 2.06 1.76  0.990
Future Internet 132/259 (Q3) • Computer Networks and Communications Link 1.25 - - -
Games 132/187 (Q3)
78/110 (Q3)

305/418 (Q3)
• Statistics and Probability
• Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty
• Applied Mathematics
Link 0.61 0.87 0.57  1.038
Genes 21/91 (Q1)
74/311 (Q1)
• Genetics (clinical)
• Genetics
Link 3.49 3.62 3.18  0.374
Geosciences 32/182 (Q1)

• General Earth and Planetary Sciences Link 1.97 1.67 1.29  0.856
Information 143/251 (Q3) • Information Systems Link 1.16 0.78 0.94  1.146
Insects 27/135 (Q1) • Insect Science Link 1.85 1.81 1.38  0.719
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH) 80/478 (Q1)


34/106 (Q2)
• Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
• Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis
Link 2.41 2.38 2.42  0.931
International Journal of Molecular Sciences (IJMS) 7/69 (Q1) *
61/535 (Q1)

20/163 (Q1)
9/64 (Q1)
26/151 (Q1)

89/367 (Q2)
17/46 (Q2)
• Spectroscopy
• Computer Science Applications
• Organic Chemistry
• Inorganic Chemistry
• Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
• Molecular Biology
• Catalysis
Link 3.86 3.73 3.37  0.998
ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information (IJGI) 79/605 (Q1)

22/82 (Q2)

13/36 (Q2)
• Geography, Planning and Development
• Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)
• Computers in Earth Sciences
Link 2.10 1.62 1.52  1.062
Journal of Clinical Medicine (JCM) 10/841 (Q1) * • General Medicine Link 7.07 - -  1.535
Journal of Functional Biomaterials (JFB) 43/199 (Q1)
23/77 (Q2)
• Biomedical Engineering
• Biomaterials
Link 3.47 - -  1.344
Journal of Low Po-
wer Electronics and Applications (JLPEA)
301/644 (Q2) • Electrical and Electronic Engineering Link 1.12 0.98 0.83  0.367
Journal of Personalized Medicine (JPM) 54/189 (Q2) • Medicine (miscellaneous) Link 2.61 - -  0.944
Land 50/124 (Q2)

129/306 (Q2)
36/65 (Q3)
• Nature and Landscape Conservation
• Ecology
• Global and Planetary Change
Link 1.44 - -  0.658
Life 4/94 (Q1) *
70/561 (Q1)

40/186 (Q1)


20/80 (Q2)
• Palaeontology
• Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
• General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
• Space and Planetary Science
Link 3.16 2.95 1.68  0.935
Marine Drugs 17/146 (Q1) • Drug Discovery Link 4.58 3.83 3.66  1.537
Materials 83/434 (Q1) • General Materials Science Link 3.02 3.26 3.11  1.285
Membranes 5/18 (Q2)

15/53 (Q2)

4/10 (Q2)
• Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
• Process Chemistry and Technology
• Filtration and Separation
Link 2.69 2.19 2.95  0.880
Metabolites 47/209 (Q1)

103/398 (Q2)
127/367 (Q2)
• Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
• Biochemistry
• Molecular Biology
Link 3.35 - -  0.925
Metals 155/434 (Q2) • General Materials Science Link 1.87 - -  0.955
Micromachines 105/554 (Q1)
154/644 (Q1)

64/224 (Q2)
• Mechanical Engineering
• Electrical and Electronic Engineering
• Control and Systems Engineering
Link 2.31 1.83 1.78  0.987
Minerals 33/175 (Q1)


45/208 (Q1)
• Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
• Geology
Link 2.21 2.13 1.77  1.149
Molecules 4/25 (Q1)

25/172 (Q1)
18/104 (Q1)
31/163 (Q1)
30/151 (Q1)

31/146 (Q1)
55/160 (Q2)
• Chemistry (miscellaneous)
• Pharmaceutical Science
• Analytical Chemistry
• Organic Chemistry
• Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
• Drug Discovery
• Molecular Medicine
Link 3.27 3.09 2.65  1.146
Nutrients 11/255 (Q1) *
9/112 (Q1) *
• Food Science
• Nutrition and Dietetics
Link 4.35 4.29 4.07  1.403
Pathogens 38/263 (Q1)
20/108 (Q1)
9/40 (Q1)

40/164 (Q1)
110/367 (Q2)
• Infectious Diseases
• Microbiology (medical)
• General Immunology and Microbiology
• Immunology and Allergy
• Molecular Biology
Link 3.52 - -  1.166
Pharmaceuticals 14/172 (Q1) *
33/160 (Q1)
• Pharmaceutical Science
• Molecular Medicine
Link 4.12 4.90 3.64  1.370
Pharmaceutics 21/172 (Q1) • Pharmaceutical Science Link 3.68 3.83 2.68  1.092
Photonics 30/116 (Q1)
80/270 (Q2)

53/160 (Q2)
• Instrumentation
• Radiology Nuclear Medicine and Imaging
• Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
Link 1.96 - -  0.817
Plants 73/561 (Q1)

48/389 (Q1)
44/306 (Q1)
• Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
• Plant Science
• Ecology
Link 3.13 - -  0.969
Polymers 17/142 (Q1)
63/359 (Q1)
• Polymers and Plastics
• General Chemistry
Link 3.30 3.74 3.37  1.213
Religions 26/389 (Q1) * • Religious Studies Link 0.56 - -  0.676
Remote Sensing 13/182 (Q1) * • General Earth and Planetary Sciences Link 4.03 3.56 3.76  1.559
Resources 19/142 (Q1)

39/261 (Q1)
• Nature and Landscape Conservation
• Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
Link 2.69 - -  1.387
Scientia Pharmaceutica 92/172 (Q3) • Pharmaceutical Science Link 0.86 - -  0.513
Sensors 9/116 (Q1) *
25/160 (Q1)

100/644 (Q1)

19/104 (Q1)
113/398 (Q2)
• Instrumentation
• Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
• Electrical and Electronic Engineering
• Analytical Chemistry
• Biochemistry
Link 3.23 2.78 2.21  1.550
Social Sciences 81/213 (Q2) • General Social Sciences Link 0.60 - -  0.445
Sustainability 61/605 (Q1) *

55/261 (Q1)

60/140 (Q2)
• Geography, Planning and Development
• Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
• Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
Link 2.37 1.96 1.78  1.030
Symmetry 44/327 (Q1)
17/45 (Q2)

16/40 (Q2)

14/25 (Q2)
• General Mathematics
• Computer Science (miscellaneous)
• Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
• Chemistry (miscellaneous)
Link 1.32 1.12 0.95  0.802
Toxins 18/106 (Q1)

21/111 (Q1)
• Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis
• Toxicology
Link 3.32 3.34 3.76  1.136
Vaccines 5/230 (Q1) *
13/263 (Q1) *
18/302 (Q1) *
11/146 (Q1) *
32/189 (Q1)
• Pharmacology (medical)
• Infectious Diseases
• Pharmacology
• Drug Discovery
• Immunology
Link 4.88 1.23 3.76  1.255
Viruses 29/263 (Q1)
16/68 (Q1)
• Virology
• Infectious Diseases
Link 3.88 3.60 3.74  1.130
Water 66/605 (Q1)

37/191 (Q1)

43/199 (Q1)
193/398 (Q2)
• Geography, Planning and Development
• Water Science and Technology
• Aquatic Science
• Biochemistry
Link 2.29 2.05 1.96  1.007

30 April 2018
Winners of the First MDPI Writing Prize

We are pleased to announce the results of the first MDPI Writing Prize. We received a large number of entries from across the globe on the theme of “The Global Benefits of Open Research”. It was a pleasure to read so many original, well-researched and well-presented ideas, and the final choice was not an easy one. We are pleased to announce that the winners are as follows:

1st prize (500 CHF, Swiss knife and certificate)

Edmond Sanganyado, Shantou University, China

2nd prizes (250 CHF, Swiss knife and certificate)

Kamala T. Rajahgopal, Asia e University, Malaysia
Yin Zhixuan, Qingdao University of Technology, China

3rd prizes (100 CHF, Swiss knife and certificate)

Alexandra Ticea, Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Romania
Ankur Sarker, University of Virginia, USA
Daniel Attoye, United Arab Emirates University, UAE

Congratulations to all of them! The winning entries can be downloaded by clicking on the names above. A compilation of all entries will soon be available as an open access book.

The writing prize is sponsored by the MDPI English editing service.

23 March 2018
Check for Updates: A New Function in the Article PDF Version

At MDPI, we always want to keep you up to date. Even for already published articles, some corrections or minor changes may occur. To prevent you from missing any updates, from now on you will be able to access the latest version of any manuscript by clicking on the “check for updates” logo that you can find in the PDF file, even if you have saved the file on your computer.

15 March 2018
Congratulations to Eleven Journals for Publishing the Tenth Volume in 2018

Congratulations to the journals Cancers, Diversity, Future Internet, Nutrients, Polymers, Pharmaceutics, Remote Sensing, Sustainability, Symmetry, Toxins and Water for publishing their 10th volume in 2018!

We would like to send warm wishes from the Editors-in-Chief of these journals and look to the future. Acknowledgement of our past achievements provides the strongest stimulus for future endeavor.

To date, the journal Cancers has published more than 1000 papers and will receive its first impact factor in June. This milestone could not be achieved without our readers, authors, peer reviewers, editors, and all the people working for the journal who, for years, have contributed their tremendous efforts.

— Prof. Dr. Samuel Mok
Editor-in-Chief of Cancers

Ten years is a long time but a short period for a new journal. When we started Diversity 10 years ago, we had hoped that a journal with such a broad coverage of topics would attract potential authors and good contributions. We are very satisfied that our vision became reality.
Today, Diversity is home to interesting studies on different aspects of diversity mainly in biology, ranging from systematics, phylogeny and evolution, to ecology, biodiversity and conservation issues. I am confident that the next 10 years will witness the further growth of Diversity both in quality and quantity.

— Prof. Dr. Michael Wink
Editor-in-Chief of Diversity

Ten years have passed from the foundation of the “Future Internet” MDPI journal. We have witnessed the positive evolution of our journal, with ever-increasing interest from potential authors. The increasing fundamental eco-systemic importance of the journal’s subjects has also had positive effects. Therefore, the journal is currently evolving to cope with the increasing interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary views.
Past achievements and future prospects give us reason to celebrate ten years since the journal’s foundation. We will also set up a commemorative Special Issue.

— Prof. Dr. Dino Giuli
Editor-in-Chief of Future Internet

It is with great pride that Nutrients enters its 10th year of publication. Through the hard work and dedication of its Editorial Board, journal staff, and individuals who have unselfishly given their time to peer-review manuscripts, the journal has grown to become a leading publisher of nutrition research. During this 10th Anniversary year of Nutrients, I would like to take the opportunity to thank all who have contributed to the journal during its first decade.


— Prof. Dr. Jonathan Buckley
Editor-in-Chief of Nutrients

I am pleased and honored to celebrate the first decade of Pharmaceutics, as the founding Editor-in-Chief. This is also an opportunity for me to thank our authors, readers, reviewers, and editorial board members for their continuous support. We will receive our first impact factor in June 2018, in recognition of the great efforts made in the past ten years. We shall strive to improve the journal in the next ten years.


— Prof. Dr. Yvonnne Perrie
Editor-in-Chief of Pharmaceutics

Since its foundation in 2009, Polymers has evolved into an internationally renowned and successful Open Access journal. The core concept, namely that Open Access publishing can stand for high-quality publications, is working well. On a daily basis, ever since the journal’s foundation, the editorial team and the editorial board dedicate themselves to ensuring a high-quality rigorous peer-review process: only 30 to 50% of the submissions will be published in Polymers. This strategy been complemented by, among other features, the increasing impact factor of Polymers, the most recent one being 3.364. On the occasion of Polymers’ 10th anniversary, we would like to thank all authors who have contributed to the success of the journal by submitting their high-quality research papers. We look forward to your continuous support and the continued growth of the journal in the next decade.

— Prof. Dr. Alexander Böker
Editor-in-Chief of Polymers

MDPI’s Open Access journal Remote Sensing is now one of the top international scientific journal 's in remote sensing science. Well known scientists in the subject, from all over the world, publish in it on a regular basis. It has an outstanding and dedicated editorial team, editorial office, and reviewers. We pride ourselves on publishing high-quality original scientific articles. Our goal remains to become # 1 Journal in Remote Sensing Science.


— Dr. Prasad S. Thenkabail
Editor-in-Chief of Remote Sensing

The tenth anniversary of Sustainability is a momentous milestone, and it has been a privilege for me to be a part of it as Editor-in-Chief. This anniversary demonstrates the growing interest in and recognition of the importance of sustainability. The journal has been able to showcase the many advances made over the last decade in the thinking, methods and applications surrounding sustainability. Recently, the content of the journal has reflected the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development that was adopted by the United Nations in September 2015. Sustainability has had a notable impact and expects to have an even greater impact over its next decade through publishing research on new advances in sustainability and fostering critical discussion.

— Prof. Dr. Marc A. Rosen
Editor-in-Chief of Sustainability

Our journal Symmetry celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2018. During the last 10 years, the journal has become one of the leading journals among all multi-science journals. This shows the fundamental role played by the symmetries of nature in natural science. This also reflects the huge number of researchers whose work relates to symmetry. We hope to achieve even better results in the coming years.


— Prof. Dr. Sergei D. Odintsov
Editor-in-Chief of Symmetry

It is my honor as Editor-in-Chief of Toxins to inaugurate the 10th anniversary of the journal’s inception. From the founding EIC, Professor Florian Lang and EIC Vernon Tesh and the many Section EICs and Editorial Board Members, the combined leadership of this effort to provide an outstanding vehicle for the dissemination of the results of high-quality scientific investigations and in-depth, insightful comprehensive reviews has resulted in the flagship journal of toxinology as we know it today. The publication metrics associated with Toxins support this claim by virtue of our increase in manuscript submissions and publications and annual citation rate of articles published in Toxins. Importantly, the impact factor for Toxins remains strong and representative of the significance of the science published in Toxins. As we progress in this anniversary year, we will celebrate the 10th anniversary with a continuation of our acclaimed travel award program for Post-Doctoral Fellows in the field of Toxinology as well as our soon to be announced “Toxins' 10th Anniversary Top Cited Researcher Award” program.
Thus, 2018 will be an exciting year, celebrating the 10th anniversary of Toxins, but also a year of looking forward for the best practices by which the journal can serve the toxinology community. With that in mind, please join us in celebrating the journal by submitting your work to Toxins and as always I welcome your suggestions for the improvement of “our” journal.

— Prof. Dr. Jay W. Fox
Editor-in-Chief of Toxins

Thank you to all the dedicated researchers, reviewers and editors who have made Water a success. The journal has become a popular outlet for cutting-edge research in the broad field of water science, technology, management and governance. The Open Access format has proven to be attractive, and authors highly value the quick handling of papers. After ten years, Water has become an established journal in the field.


— Prof. Dr. Arjen Y. Hoekstra
Editor-in-Chief of Water

To mark the anniversaries, we have established a Special Issue to look back over the previous decade of outstanding accomplishments and highlight innovative frontier research perspectives. We encourage you to keep an eye on the publications in this Special Issue and this journal, and hope you consider it as a venue for your future publications.

13 March 2018
MDPI Becoming a Member of UKSG

We are proud to announce that MDPI is now a member of UKSG, the UK´s largest scholarly communications community. Through UKSG, different stakeholders share their knowledge and experience in order to improve the knowledge and information environment for researchers. UKSG´s members include universities, publishers, content providers, intermediaries, and other similar organisations. Members participate in discussions and events on issues around scholarly communications.

The UKSG Annual Conference and Exhibition is a flagship initiative from the UKSG and one of the most stimulating events in the scholarly communications calendar. It is held annually and attracts a large number of delegates. More information is available at https://www.uksg.org/events/annualconference

MDPI is delighted to be a part of this active community and we look forward to making our own contribution. We will continue to support organisations and initiatives that boost collaboration and vision within scholarly communication.

More information about UKSG can be found at https://www.uksg.org/. The full membership list is available at: https://www.uksg.org/members.

1 February 2018
MDPI Signed the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA)

The DORA initiative addresses the need for advanced approaches in the evaluation and measurement of the quality of scientific research outputs. It is a worldwide initiative covering all scholarly disciplines. MDPI proudly joins a list of more than 400 organizations around the world which support DORA’s recommendations for improving the way the quality of research results is evaluated.

More info can be found at http://www.ascb.org/dora/

11 January 2018
Welcome from the Chair of the 2nd International Electronic Conference on Remote Sensing (ECRS-2)


Dear colleagues,

We are very pleased to announce that the 2nd International Electronic Conference on Remote Sensing (ECRS-2) will be held online between 22 March and 5 April 2018.

Today, remote sensing is already recognised as an important tool for monitoring our planet and assessing the state of our environment. By providing a wealth of information that is used to make sound decisions on key issues for humanity such as climate change, natural resource monitoring and disaster management, it changes our world and affects the way we think.

Nevertheless, it is very inspirational that we continue to witness a constant growth of amazing new applications, products and services in different fields (e.g. archaeology, agriculture, forestry, environment, climate change, natural and anthropogenic hazards, weather, geology, biodiversity, coasts and oceans, topographic mapping, national security, humanitarian aid) which are based on the use of satellite and other remote sensing data. This growth can be attributed to the following: large number (larger than ever before) of available platforms for data acquisition, new sensors with improved characteristics, progress in computer technology (hardware, software), advanced data analysis techniques, and access to huge volumes of free and commercial remote sensing data and related products.

Following the success of the 1st International Electronic Conference on Remote Sensing (https://sciforum.net/conference/ecrs-1), ECRS-2 aims to cover all recent advances and developments related to this exciting and rapidly changing field, including innovative applications and uses.

We are confident that participants of this unique multidisciplinary event will have the opportunity to get involved in discussions on theoretical and applied aspects of remote sensing that will contribute to shaping the future of this discipline.

ECRS-2 (https://sciforum.net/conference/ecrs-2) is hosted on sciforum, the platform developed by MDPI for organising electronic conferences and discussion groups, and is sponsored by MDPI and the Remote Sensing open access Journal.

It should be noted that there is no cost for active participation and attendance of this virtual conference. Experts from different parts of the world are encouraged to submit their work and take the exceptional opportunity to present it to the remote sensing community.

Contributions to ECRS-2 should be submitted in one of the following sections:

  • New Platforms and Sensors
  • Big Data Handling
  • New Image Analysis Approaches
  • Applications
  • Product Validation
  • Operational Applications and Services
  • Recent Trends in UAV Remote Sensing
  • Posters

Accepted papers will be published in the ECRS-2 proceedings at no-cost, while full-versions of selected papers will be considered for publication in the Remote Sensing journal (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/remotesensing) at a discounted fee (20% off the APC).

We hope that remote sensing experts from all over the world will share our enthusiasm and benefit from participation at this second ECRS!

Best regards,
Ioannis Gitas

3 January 2018
Symposia of Remote Sensing at the World Congress of Soil Science, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 12–17 August 2018

Two Editorial Board Members, Prof. Dr. Eyal Ben-Dor and Prof. Dr. José Demattê, together with their colleagues, Prof. Dr. Marcos Rafael Nanni, are pleased to invite you to participate in the first "Symposia of Remote Sensing" as part of the World Congress of Soil Science, to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 12–17 August 2018. All researchers and users are encouraged to register (at www.21wcss.org, select "Registration process/Send Abstract/Division 1/C1.2-Soil geography/C1.2.2-Remote sensing applied to soil science) and be part of the event and contribute to the Special Issue. Deadline for registration for the Congress: 20 January 2018. In addition to the publication of abstracts at the Congress, selected papers will be invited for publication in full-paper form in a Special Issue of Remote Sensing.

29 December 2017
Meet Us at the EGU General Assembly 2018 in Vienna, 8–13 April 2018


We will be attending the General Assembly 2018 of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) (https://egu2018.eu/home.html). The EGU General Assembly 2018 will bring together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary and space sciences. It aims to provide a forum where scientists, especially early career researchers, can present their work and discuss their ideas with experts in all fields of geoscience. Representatives of the following open access journals will attend:

Remote Sensing
Geosciences
ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information
Water
Animals
Atmosphere
Climate
Environments
Forests
Hydrology
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
(IJERPH)
Journal of Marine Science and Engineering
Land
Minerals
Resources
Quaternary
Sensors

If you are also attending this conference, please feel free to stop by our booth (Booth #36). Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person to answer any questions you may have. For more information about the conference, please visit: https://egu2018.eu/home.html.

28 December 2017
Meet Us at the AAG Annual Meeting 2018 in New Orleans


We will be attending the AAG Annual Meeting 2018, which will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, 10–14 April 2018. The American Association of Geographers' (AAG) Annual Meeting is an interdisciplinary forum open to anyone with an interest in geography and related disciplines. Representatives of the following open access journals will attend:

ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information (IJGI)
Sustainability

Remote Sensing
Religions
Data

Land
Social Sciences
Climate
Geosciences
Quaternary
Societies
Water

If you are also attending this conference, please stop by our booth (Booth #202). Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person to answer any questions you may have concerning open access publishing and our journals. For more information, please visit www.aag.org/annualmeeting.

Conference address:
Sheraton/Marriott, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Conference date:
10–14 April 2018

28 December 2017
6th International Symposium on Sensor Science (I3S 2018) and 4th SPINTECH Technology Thesis Award, 6–8 August 2018, Kenting, Taiwan


Sensors are vital components of smart manufacturing, artificial Intelligence, Cyber–Physical System (CPS) and Internet of Things (IoT) for industry 4.0. For more advanced creations, biologists, engineers, physicists and chemists are all endeavoring to provide innovative technical sensors. In 2018, the journal Sensors is going to hold an international conference in Kenting, which is located in the south of Taiwan; the conference is taking place in Asia for the first time.

I3S embraces all professionals from industry, academia and government to discuss the latest developments and breakthroughs of sensor technology and related subjects. During the conference, attendees, from a range of research areas, will all gather together to share different aspects and establish new mutually beneficial collaborations across different fields.

Conference scope: Physical Sensors; Sensor Networks; Sensors Application; Biosensors; Chemical Sensors; IOT sensor and application.

We sincerely look forward to your participation in I3S2018.

19 December 2017
Announcing the MDPI English Writing Prize

 

The competition is still open until end of March! Please check out the banner for more details: https://mdpi-res.com/data/english-prize.pdf

15 December 2017
UCL Press Adopts the MDPI Editorial Platform JAMS

We are delighted to announce that UCL Press has adopted MDPI's Journal Article & Management System, JAMS, including production services. JAMS is a modular, integrated editorial platform for academic publishers. It offers flexibility, ease-of-use, and is a fully integrated solution for the end-to-end management of scholarly journals. JAMS is based on the software used to publish MDPI’s portfolio of journals. 

Ian Caswell, UCL Press Journals Manager, says he is "excited to see UCL Press and MDPI partner together to implement the JAMS submission system for all UCL Press journals. The system offered a flexible, efficient and straightforward solution for our processes from author submission to ready for publication. I am grateful for the valuable experience and support MDPI have offered and look forward to developing our programme with an effective submission system in place.” Dr Martyn Rittman, MDPI’s Publishing Services Manager, adds, “We are proud to support one of the UK’s premier university presses in their publishing operation. This is an excellent way for us at MDPI to share our experience and knowledge, and benefit the research community beyond our own journals.”

JAMS combines services that are kept separate for many publishers. The entire editorial process, production and invoicing (e.g. for open access article processing charges) are fully integrated into a single platform. This allows for efficient, fast manuscript processing. For further information about JAMS, see https://www.mdpi.com/publishing_services

23 November 2017
New Participants in the Institutional Open Access Program (IOAP)

We are pleased to welcome new participants to MDPI's Institutional Open Access Program (IOAP), designed to help institutions manage the transition to the Open Access publishing model. Researchers affiliated with participating universites benefit from a 10% discount on the Article Processing Charges (APC) for any paper published in an MDPI journal, while the participating library or university incurs no basic fee for participating in the program.

The IOAP set of free services, provided by MDPI to institutions that sign up, include:
  • No fee for participants and no obligation to prolong after the initial 12 months. The participants may withdraw from the programme at any time, and we will also keep it free for the library for as long as they continue in the programme.
  • Authors affiliated with the university will receive a 10% discount on the APC.
  • The institution is granted free access to the MDPI submission system and can receive free alerts of new submissions to our journals.
  • By default, authors from the institution will continue to be invoiced directly unless the institution opts for central billing.
  • Auto-archiving of papers into the institutions´ repository as long as it supports SWORD 1.3.

More details about the programme and a list of our current participant institutions can be found at: https://www.mdpi.com/about/ioap

Institutions which are interested to participate may do so online at: https://www.mdpi.com/ioap-form

The following North American universities have signed up to the IOAP program recently:

Connecticut College, USA
Emory University, USA
Florida International University, USA
Johns Hopkins University, USA
Mississippi State University, USA
Northeastern University, USA
Rice University, USA
University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada
University of Rhode Island, USA
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA
University of Toronto, Canada
University of Windsor, Canada
University of Wisconsin–Madison, USA
Wellesley College, USA
West Virginia University, USA

Many prestigious institutions from Europe and Asia have joined as well:

Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation, Malaysia
Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan
Newcastle University, UK
Northumbria University, UK
Southwest University, China
Technical University of Crete, Greece
University Malaya, Malaysia
University of Antwerp, Belgium
University of Cyprus, Cyprus
University of Manchester, UK
University of Reading, UK
University of Sussex, UK
University of Warwick, UK
West Pomeranian University of Technology Szczecin, Poland

We offer a warm welcome to the new participants!

10 November 2017
Available Journal Awards at MDPI

In order to reward the academic community, especially young researchers, and enhance communication among scientists, MDPI journals regularly offer various awards to researchers in specific fields, for example, Young Investigator Awards, Travel Awards, Best Paper Awards, and Best Poster Awards, etc. The awardees range from PhD students to junior scientists.

Currently, the following 44 awards given by MDPI journals are accepting applications. Please click on the award title below to check whether you are eligible for it and start the application process.

Subject

Journal

Award

Intended Awardee

Biology & Life Sciences

Animals

Travel Award 2018

PhD students or postdoctoral researchers

Antioxidants

Travel Awards 2018

Postdoctoral researchers or PhD students

Biology

Travel Award 2018

PhD or postdoctoral fellows

Forests

2019 Travel award

Postdocs or PhD students

International Journal of Molecular Sciences (IJMS)

Outstanding Contribution Awards 2018

Ground-breaking contribution in the fields of Molecular Biology, and Molecular Pathology

Journal of Fungi (JoF)

Travel Awards 2018

PhD graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows

Life

Travel Award 2018

PhD students or postdoctoral fellows

Metabolites

Travel Award 2018

PhD students

Pharmaceuticals

Travel Award 2018

PhD students

Toxins

Travel Award 2018

Postdoctoral fellows

Viruses

Best Oral Presentation Award 2018

Viruses 2018 participants

Viruses

Best Poster Award 2018

Viruses 2018 participants

Water

2018 Young Investigator Award

Young investigators

Chemistry & Materials Science

Biomimetics

 

Travel Award 2018

Graduate Student or Postdoctoral Trainee / Research Associate

Catalysts

Travel Award 2018

PhD students

Chemosensors

Travel Award 2018

PhD or postdoctoral fellows

Entropy

Young Investigator Award 2018

Young investigators

Fibers

2018 Travel award

Postdocs or PhD students

Magnetochemistry

Travel Award 2018

Postdocs

Materials

Travel Award 2018

PhD or postdoctoral fellows

Metals

Travel Award 2018

PhD or postdoctoral fellows

Minerals

Travel Awards 2018

PhD or postdoctoral fellows

Sensors

Travel Award 2018

PhD or postdoctoral fellows

Sensors

Outstanding Reviewer Awards 2017

Sensors' reviewers in 2017

Sensors

Young Investigator Award 2018

Young investigators

Technologies

Travel Award 2018

PhD students

Computer Science & Mathematics

Multimodal Technologies and Interaction (MTI)

Travel Awards 2018

Postdoctoral researchers or PhD students

ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information(IJGI)

2018 Travel Award

Postdocs

Journal of Sensor and Actuator Networks (JSAN)

Travel Award 2018

Postdoctoral fellows and PhD students

Journal of Imaging

Travel Award 2018

Postdoctoral fellows and PhD students

Engineering

Actuators

Travel Award 2018

PhD or postdoctoral fellows

Remote Sensing

Best Paper Awards 2019

Authors

Machines

Travel Award 2018

PhD or postdoctoral fellows

Micromachines

Travel Awards 2018

PhD or postdoctoral fellows

Fluids

Travel Award 2018

Postdoctoral fellows and PhD students

ChemEngineering

Travel Award 2018

Postdoctoral researchers and PhD students

Environmental & Earth Sciences

Diversity

Travel Awards 2018

Postdoctoral fellows

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH)

Best Paper Award 2018

Authors who submit from 1 Nov 2017 to 31 Oct 2018

Resources

Travel Award 2018

Postdocs or PhD students

Geosciences

Travel Award 2018

Postdoctoral fellows and PhD students

Physical Sciences & Astronomy

Galaxies

Travel Award 2018

Ph.D. students, postdoctoral fellows, or lecturers in cosmology or galaxies physics

Applied Science

Travel Award 2018

Postdocs

Medicine & Pharmacology; Public Health & Healthcare

Journal of Clinical Medicine (JCM)

2018 Travel Award

PhD or postdoctoral fellows

Medicines

Travel Award 2018

Postdocs

7 November 2017
MDPI has signed the Jussieu Call for Open Science and Bibliodiversity

The Jussieu Call aims to develop and implement alternative models to meet the aims of open science while promoting bibliodiversity. In particular it wishes to promote new business models for funding open access publication. It was drafted on the Jussieu campus in Paris by a group of French researchers and scientific publishing professionals.

MDPI supports scholarly communities and initiatives that innovate and further promote Open Access publishing. There is a need to explore different frameworks to fund open access in ways that ensure that excessive funds are not diverted from research towards publishing. Many fair funding models already exist, and they can be further developed and extended. These include institutional support, library contributions or subsidies, premium services, participatory funding, etc. For this reason, MDPI has signed up to the Jussieu call and welcomes its aims.

More information can be found at http://jussieucall.org/ (archived here)

 

6 October 2017
Dr. Franck Vazquez, MDPI CEO, Interviewed by Scholarly Kitchen

The Society for Scholarly Publishing’s popular blog about topics in academic publishing, Scholarly Kitchen, recently interviewed MDPI’s CEO, Dr. Franck Vazquez. He shared some thoughts and information on the past and future of MDPI and open access publishing in general:

“In the long run, we aim to anchor MDPI in research communities. We recently developed and launched the preprint platform Preprints, revamped our free-to-use conference hosting platform Sciforum, and are working on other projects, such as Scilit, our bibliographic database.”

Read the full interview here.

27 September 2017
Meet Us at Pecora 20: 13–16 September 2017, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA

Members of the ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information and Remote Sensing editorial teams will be attending Pecora 20, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA (http://pecora.asprs.org/). The theme of Pecora 20 is “Observing a Changing Earth: Science for Decisions…Monitoring, Assessment, and Projection.” This conference will offer a session on applications of satellites and other Earth observations to monitor, assess, and perform projections of future land and water resources, as well as big data and other analytical technologies to improve decision making utilizing satellite data

Please come along to our booth (B21) to chat with our delegates about online publishing and any specific questions you may have regarding our journals. We look forward to meeting you in person!

For more information on the Pecora 20, please visit:
http://pecora.asprs.org/ and for information on our journals:

ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijgi)
Remote Sensing (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/remotesensing)