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Remote Sensingopen access



Universities and research institutions in Switzerland

Subject Area and Category


MDPI Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute



Publication type





1992, 2009-2020



How to publish in this journal


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. Join the conversation about this journal

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
Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)2019Q1
Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)2020Q1

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.

Total Documents

Evolution of the number of published documents. All types of documents are considered, including citable and non citable documents.

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)20101.293
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20111.610
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20122.848
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20133.617
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20143.769
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20154.231
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20164.318
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20174.591
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20185.228
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20195.661
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20205.785
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20090.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20101.293
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20111.608
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20122.848
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20133.597
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20143.735
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20154.150
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20164.111
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20174.369
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20185.052
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20195.486
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20205.633
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20090.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20101.257
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20111.608
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20122.745
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20133.485
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20143.528
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20153.861
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20163.742
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20174.047
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20184.724
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20195.207
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20205.333
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 Cites201141
Self Cites2012256
Self Cites2013445
Self Cites2014588
Self Cites20151050
Self Cites20161427
Self Cites20172179
Self Cites20183442
Self Cites20196301
Self Cites20209624
Total Cites20090
Total Cites201097
Total Cites2011349
Total Cites20121014
Total Cites20131680
Total Cites20142551
Total Cites20154482
Total Cites20166857
Total Cites201710192
Total Cites201815418
Total Cites201923755
Total Cites202035223
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 document20111.467
External Cites per document20122.203
External Cites per document20132.702
External Cites per document20142.917
External Cites per document20153.204
External Cites per document20163.295
External Cites per document20173.485
External Cites per document20183.999
External Cites per document20194.121
External Cites per document20204.241
Cites per document20090.000
Cites per document20101.293
Cites per document20111.608
Cites per document20122.848
Cites per document20133.597
Cites per document20143.735
Cites per document20154.150
Cites per document20164.111
Cites per document20174.369
Cites per document20185.052
Cites per document20195.486
Cites per document20205.633
% 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 documents20117
Non-citable documents201212
Non-citable documents201310
Non-citable documents201410
Non-citable documents20159
Non-citable documents201620
Non-citable documents201734
Non-citable documents201857
Non-citable documents201995
Non-citable documents2020217
Citable documents20090
Citable documents201072
Citable documents2011210
Citable documents2012344
Citable documents2013457
Citable documents2014673
Citable documents20151071
Citable documents20161648
Citable documents20172299
Citable documents20182995
Citable documents20194235
Citable documents20206036
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 documents201258
Uncited documents201369
Uncited documents2014109
Uncited documents2015143
Uncited documents2016219
Uncited documents2017287
Uncited documents2018311
Uncited documents2019385
Uncited documents2020589
Cited documents20090
Cited documents201041
Cited documents2011140
Cited documents2012298
Cited documents2013398
Cited documents2014574
Cited documents2015937
Cited documents20161449
Cited documents20172046
Cited documents20182741
Cited documents20193945
Cited documents20205664
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