Drones (ISSN 2504-446X) is an international peer-reviewed open access, peer reviewed journal. The journal focuses on design and applications of drones, including unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), and Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS), etc. Likewise, contributions based on unmanned water/underwater drones and unmanned ground vehicles are also welcomed.
  • Open Access— free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
  • High visibility: indexed within Scopus, AGRISInspec, and many other databases.
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 12.6 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 3.5 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2020).
  • Recognition of Reviewers: reviewers who provide timely, thorough peer-review reports receive vouchers entitling them to a discount on the APC of their next publication in any MDPI journal, in appreciation of the work done.
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Special Issue in Drones
Mobile Fog and Edge Computing in Drone Swarms Guest Editors: Angelo Trotta, Gokhan Secinti, Marco Di Felice, Zhangyu Guan
Deadline: 15 March 2021
Special Issue in Drones
Drone Inspection in Cultural Heritage Guest Editors: Jesus Fernandez-Hernandez, Miguel Angel Maté-González, Luis Sanchez-Aparicio
Deadline: 31 March 2021
Special Issue in Drones
Advances in SLAM and Data Fusion for UAVs/Drones Guest Editors: Jacky Chow, Mozhdeh Shahbazi, Ajeesh Kurian
Deadline: 30 April 2021
Special Issue in Drones
Drones for Medicine Delivery and Healthcare Logistics Guest Editors: Paul Royall, Patrick Courtney
Deadline: 31 May 2021
Topical Collection in Drones
Feature Papers of Drones Collection Editors: Diego González-Aguilera, Pablo Rodríguez-Gonzálvez
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