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Subject Area and CategoryEarth and Planetary Sciences
Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)
PublisherMultidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
Publication typeJournals
Coverage1992, 2009-ongoing
Scope Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292) publishes regular research papers, reviews, letters and communications covering all aspects of remote sensing science, from sensor design, validation / calibration, to its application in geosciences, environmental sciences, ecology and civil engineering. Our 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. There is no restriction on the length of the papers or colors used. The method / approach must be presented in detail so that the results can be reproduced. There are, in addition, three unique features of this Journal: Manuscripts regarding research proposals and research ideas are welcome Electronic files and software regarding the full details of the calculation and experimental procedure, if unable to be published in a normal way, can be deposited as supplementary material We also accept manuscripts communicating to a broader audience with regard to research projects financed with public funds Scope: -Multi-spectral and hyperspectral remote sensing- Active and passive microwave remote sensing- Lidar and laser scanning- Geometric reconstruction- Physical modeling and signatures- Change detection- Image processing and pattern recognition- Data fusion and data assimilation- Dedicated satellite missions- Operational processing facilities- Spaceborne, airborne and terrestrial platforms- Remote sensing applications.


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The set of journals have been ranked according to their SJR and divided into four equal groups, four quartiles. Q1 (green) comprises the quarter of the journals with the highest values, Q2 (yellow) the second highest values, Q3 (orange) the third highest values and Q4 (red) the lowest values.

Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)2010Q2
Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)2011Q2
Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)2012Q1
Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)2017Q1
Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)2018Q1

The SJR is a size-independent prestige indicator that ranks journals by their 'average prestige per article'. It is based on the idea that 'all citations are not created equal'. SJR is a measure of scientific influence of journals that accounts for both the number of citations received by a journal and the importance or prestige of the journals where such citations come from It measures the scientific influence of the average article in a journal, it expresses how central to the global scientific discussion an average article of the journal is.

Citations per document

This indicator counts the number of citations received by documents from a journal and divides them by the total number of documents published in that journal. The chart shows the evolution of the average number of times documents published in a journal in the past two, three and four years have been cited in the current year. The two years line is equivalent to journal impact factor ™ (Thomson Reuters) metric.

Cites per documentYearValue
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20090.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20101.347
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.667
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.959
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20133.688
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.836
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20154.256
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20164.308
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20174.514
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20185.075
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.347
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.657
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.959
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20133.659
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20143.793
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20154.158
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20164.110
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20174.298
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20184.907
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.292
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.657
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.853
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20133.520
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20143.573
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20153.884
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.742
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20173.993
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20184.588
Total Cites 

Evolution of the total number of citations and journal's self-citations received by a journal's published documents during the three previous years.
Journal Self-citation is defined as the number of citation from a journal citing article to articles published by the same journal.

Self Cites20090
Self Cites201024
Self Cites201142
Self Cites2012257
Self Cites2013445
Self Cites2014590
Self Cites20151061
Self Cites20161433
Self Cites20172194
Self Cites20183467
Total Cites20090
Total Cites201097
Total Cites2011348
Total Cites20121018
Total Cites20131672
Total Cites20142553
Total Cites20154453
Total Cites20166774
Total Cites20179877
Total Cites201814687
External Cites per Doc 
Cites per Doc

Evolution of the number of total citation per document and external citation per document (i.e. journal self-citations removed) received by a journal's published documents during the three previous years. External citations are calculated by subtracting the number of self-citations from the total number of citations received by the journal’s documents.

External Cites per document20090
External Cites per document20101.014
External Cites per document20111.457
External Cites per document20122.212
External Cites per document20132.685
External Cites per document20142.917
External Cites per document20153.167
External Cites per document20163.241
External Cites per document20173.343
External Cites per document20183.749
Cites per document20090.000
Cites per document20101.347
Cites per document20111.657
Cites per document20122.959
Cites per document20133.659
Cites per document20143.793
Cites per document20154.158
Cites per document20164.110
Cites per document20174.298
Cites per document20184.907
% International Collaboration

International Collaboration accounts for the articles that have been produced by researchers from several countries. The chart shows the ratio of a journal's documents signed by researchers from more than one country; that is including more than one country address.

YearInternational Collaboration
Citable documents 
Non-citable documents

Not every article in a journal is considered primary research and therefore "citable", this chart shows the ratio of a journal's articles including substantial research (research articles, conference papers and reviews) in three year windows vs. those documents other than research articles, reviews and conference papers.

Non-citable documents20091
Non-citable documents20103
Non-citable documents20118
Non-citable documents201214
Non-citable documents201313
Non-citable documents201415
Non-citable documents201517
Non-citable documents201633
Non-citable documents201753
Non-citable documents201886
Citable documents20090
Citable documents201072
Citable documents2011210
Citable documents2012344
Citable documents2013457
Citable documents2014673
Citable documents20151071
Citable documents20161648
Citable documents20172298
Citable documents20182993
Cited documents 
Uncited documents

Ratio of a journal's items, grouped in three years windows, that have been cited at least once vs. those not cited during the following year.

Uncited documents20091
Uncited documents201034
Uncited documents201177
Uncited documents201260
Uncited documents201375
Uncited documents2014113
Uncited documents2015151
Uncited documents2016231
Uncited documents2017310
Uncited documents2018339
Cited documents20090
Cited documents201041
Cited documents2011141
Cited documents2012298
Cited documents2013395
Cited documents2014575
Cited documents2015937
Cited documents20161450
Cited documents20172041
Cited documents20182740
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