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), Landscape Institute (LI) and Urban Land Institute (ULI) 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), PubAg, AGRIS, GeoRefRePEc, and other databases.
  • Journal Rank: JCR - Q2 (Environmental Studies) / CiteScore - Q2 (Nature and Landscape Conservation)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision is provided to authors approximately 13.6 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.6 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2023).
  • 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: 3.9 (2022); 5-Year Impact Factor: 4.0 (2022)
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Topic in Diversity, Forests, IJPB, Land, Plants
Forest Ecosystem Restoration Topic Editors: Dominick A. DellaSala, Lin Qi, Wangming Zhou
Deadline: 15 November 2023
Topic in Atmosphere, Climate, Land, Remote Sensing, Sensors
Progress in Satellite Remote Sensing of Land Surface: New Algorithms, Sensors, and Datasets Topic Editors: Shengli Wu, Lingmei Jiang, Jinyang Du, Kebiao Mao, Tianjie Zhao
Deadline: 30 December 2023
Topic in Buildings, Forests, IJERPH, Land, Urban Science
Bioclimatic Designs to Enhance Urban/Rural Resilience Topic Editors: Bo Hong, Dayi Lai, Zhi Gao, Yongxin Xie, Kuixing Liu
Deadline: 31 December 2023
Topic in Energies, Geosciences, Land, Remote Sensing, Water
Urban Hydrogeology Research Topic Editors: C. Radu Gogu, Oana Luca
Deadline: 31 January 2024
Special Issue in Land
Critical Insights on Tenure Security in the Global South Guest Editors: Laura German, Howard Stein
Deadline: 1 September 2023
Special Issue in Land
Arable Land Quality: Observation, Estimation, Optimization and Application Guest Editors: Changqing Song, Yakov Kuzyakov, Feng Cheng, Xiangbin Kong, Zhe Feng, Peichao Gao, Sijing Ye
Deadline: 15 September 2023
Special Issue in Land
Water in Land System Science Guest Editors: Jacqueline M. Vadjunec, Todd Fagin, Thomas Lavanchy, Kate Zeigler, Bruce Hoagland
Deadline: 30 September 2023
Special Issue in Land
Land Use Mapping as the Base for Modeling and Earth Oriented Digital Twins Guest Editor: Karel Charvat
Deadline: 20 October 2023
Topical Collection in Land
Land Use Transitions and Land System Science Collection Editor: Hualou Long
Topical Collection in Land
Land Systems in Transition: Challenges, Approaches, and Pathways for a Sustainable Development Collection Editors: Ileana Pătru-Stupariu, Christine Fürst
Topical Collection in Land
Collection for the International Association for Landscape Ecology (IALE) Collection Editor: Weiqi Zhou
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