Land is an international and cross-disciplinary, peer-reviewed, open access journal of land system science, landscape, soil–sediment–water systems, urban study, land–climate interactions, water–energy–land–food (WELF) nexus, biodiversity research and health nexus, land modelling and data processing, ecosystem services, and multifunctionality and sustainability etc., published monthly online by MDPI. The International Association for Landscape Ecology (IALE), European Land-use Institute (ELI), and Landscape Institute (LI) are affiliated with Land, and their members receive a discount on the article processing charge.
  • Open Access— free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
  • High Visibility: indexed within Scopus, SSCI (Web of Science), AGRICOLA, AGRIS, GeoRefRePEc, and many other databases.
  • Journal Rank: JCR - Q2 (Environmental Studies) / CiteScore - Q2 (Nature and Landscape Conservation)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 15.1 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.8 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2021).
  • Recognition of Reviewers: reviewers who provide timely, thorough peer-review reports receive vouchers entitling them to a discount on the APC of their next publication in any MDPI journal, in appreciation of the work done.
Impact Factor: 3.398 (2020) ; 5-Year Impact Factor: 3.235 (2020)
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Topic in Atmosphere, Buildings, Land, Remote Sensing, Sustainability
Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability Editor-in-Chief: Baojie He
Deadline: 30 June 2022
Topic in BDCC, Land, Remote Sensing, Smart Cities, Sustainability
Urban Computing—Data, Techniques, Tools, and Applications Editor-in-Chief: Gavin McArdle
Deadline: 30 September 2022
Topic in Diversity, Forests, Land, Sustainability, Urban Science
Urban Biodiversity and Design Deadline: 20 November 2022
Special Issue in Land
Air Pollution in Urban Areas Impacts on Vegetation and Ecosystems Guest Editors: Jae Hyoung Cho, Myeong Ja Kwak, Su Young Woo
Deadline: 31 January 2022
Special Issue in Land
Human-Urban Green Space Interactions and Their Integration into Urban and Green Space Planning and Management Guest Editors: Silvija Krajter Ostoić, Dagmar Haase
Deadline: 20 February 2022
Special Issue in Land
Cultural Landscapes Guest Editors: Stefan Hotes, Tomohiro Ichinose
Deadline: 1 March 2022
Special Issue in Land
Sustainable Rangeland Management to Protect Habitat and Livelihoods Guest Editors: Ginger Allington, Becky Chaplin-Kramer
Deadline: 15 March 2022
Topical Collection in Land
Land Systems in Transition: Challenges, Approaches, and Pathways for a Sustainable Development Collection Editors: Ileana Pătru-Stupariu, Christine Fürst
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