Journal History

2009 The inaugural issue was released with over 1000 pages in Remote Sensing, initially published as a quarterly journal, with founding Editor-in-Chief, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Wagner.
2010 The journal changed to a monthly publication schedule.
2011

The journal was indexed by Scopus and Compendex in May 2011.
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Wagner resigned as Editor-in-Chief in September 2011.
Prof. Dr. Prasad Thenkabail has been acting as Editor-in-Chief since September 2011.

2012 Remote Sensing was accepted for coverage in the Web of Science, indexed in SCIE, JCR, etc.

2013

The Best Paper Award 2013 was released in early 2013.
In July 2013, the first impact factor of Remote Sensing was released; it was 2.101.
Starting in November of 2013, seven Associate Editors have been assigned by the EiC of Remote Sensing.

2014

The impact factor for 2013 was 2.62.

Remote Sensing published over 10,000 pages.

2015

The impact factor for 2014 was 3.180.

The 1st International Electronic Conference on Remote Sensing (ECRS-1) was held.

2016

The impact factor for 2015 was 3.036; the rank was 5/28.

Five Associate Editors were promoted to Senior Associate Editors.

Remote Sensing published its 3000th paper in November.

The Remote Sensing Travel Award was announced.

2017

The impact factor for 2016 was 3.244; the rank was 7/28.

The journal was divided into seven topical sections: Atmosphere Remote Sensing, Remote Sensing in Geology, Geomorphology and Hydrology, Ocean Remote Sensing, Forest Remote Sensing, Remote Sensing in Agriculture and Vegetation, Remote Sensing Image Processing and Biogeosciences Remote Sensing.

The Remote Sensing Best Reviewer Award was announced.

Dr. John C. Trinder
Dr. Antonio Pepe
Dr. Brian Johnson
Dr. Veraldo Liesenberg
Dr. Andrea Buono
Dr. JingYang Du
Dr. Antonio Novelli
Dr. Saeid Gharechelou
Dr. Loris Nanni
Dr. Liming He

The Remote Sensing Best Guest Editor Award was announced.

Prof. Dr. Zhenhong Li and Prof. Dr. Roberto Tomas of Earth Observations for Geohazards

2018

The impact factor for 2017 was 3.406; the rank was 8/30.

A new topical section, Urban Remote Sensing, was established in Remote Sensing journal.

The International Conference on Advanced Remote Sensing was successfully held by Wuhan University and MDPI in Wuhan, China.

2019

Remote Sensing journal is now a semi-monthly journal.

The impact factor for 2018 was 4.118; the rank was 7/30.

Since Volume 11, Remote Sensing has been published as a semi-monthly journal.

Five new sections were established in Remote Sensing: Coral Reefs Remote Sensing, Environmental Remote Sensing, Engineering Remote Sensing, Remote Sensing of the Water Cycle, and Remote Sensing Letter.

The Remote Sensing Society of Japan (RSSJ) was affiliated with Remote Sensing.

2020

The impact factor for 2019 was 4.509; the rank was 9/30.

Four new sections were established in Remote Sensing: AI Remote Sensing, Discoveries in Remote Sensing (Former: Women in Remote Sensing), Satellite Missions, Ecological Remote Sensing.

The Japan Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (JSPRS) was affiliated with Remote Sensing.

2021

The impact factor for 2020 was 4.848; 5-Year Impact Factor (2020) was 5.353.

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”.

Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292) ranks 8/29 (Q2) in the category “General Earth and Planetary Sciences”, 10/23 (Q2) in the category “Remote Sensing”, 27/199 (Q1) in the category “Geosciences, Multidisciplinary” and 76/274 (Q2) in the category “Environmental Sciences”.

Two new sections were established in Remote Sensing: Earth Observation Data and Earth Observation for Emergency Management.

Editor-in-Chief

2009–2 September 2011 Founding Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Wagner
18 September 2011 Prof. Dr. Prasad Thenkabail
2017

Section Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Richard Müller for Section "Atmosphere Remote Sensing"

Section Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Richard Gloaguen for Section "Remote Sensing in Geology, Geomorphology and Hydrology"

Section Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Xiaofeng Li for Section "Ocean Remote Sensing"

Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Randolph H. Wynne for Section "Forest Remote Sensing"

Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Clement Atzberger for Section "Remote Sensing in Agriculture and Vegetation"

Section Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Qi Wang for Section "Remote Sensing Image Processing"

Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Alfredo R. Huete for Section “Biogeosciences Remote Sensing”

2018 Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Soe Myint for Section "Urban Remote Sensing"
2019

Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Gerrit de Leeuw for Section "Atmosphere Remote Sensing";

Section Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Jorge Vazquez for Section "Ocean Remote Sensing";

Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Stuart Phinn for Section "Coral Reefs Remote Sensing";

Section Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Magaly Koch for Section "Environmental Remote Sensing";

Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Mattia Crespi for Section "Engineering Remote Sensing";

Section Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Vincenzo Levizzani for Section "Remote Sensing of the Water Cycle";

Section Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Deepak R. Mishra for Section "Remote Sensing Letter".

2020

Section Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Karen Joyce for Section "Discoveries in Remote Sensing"

Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Duccio Rocchini for Section "Ecological Remote Sensing"

Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Prof. Dr. Jose Moreno  for Section "Satellite Missions"

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