Special Issue "GISc Contributions to the Study and Understanding of Geographies of Change"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2018
Geo-environmental and Geo-socioeconomic changes, as well as their interactions, will be studied at a variety of scales in an attempt to explore the role of analytical tools and technologies in understanding changing geographies. The role of Geographical Information Science in mapping, analyzing, monitoring and modeling change will be presented in a series of articles, providing answers to research questions and problems that are suitable for GISc (Geographical Information Science contributions) analysis.
This Special Issue will not attempt to answer all questions or connect all the dots in the complex puzzle of our changing world. It will however present examples of ways to quantify change, highlight patterns of geographical differentiation, explore spatial complexities and drivers of change and present some solutions that can lead to practices of sustainability. Planning for sustainability requires an interdisciplinary approach with an emphasis on the application of modern methodological developments in GISc and Earth Observation and this is the direction that this issue will take.
Papers incorporating novel and interesting Geospatial Science techniques to study change are particularly encouraged. Well prepared review papers are also welcomed. A thematic balance will also play a role in the selection of papers.
Prof. Dr. Sotirios Koukoulas
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Spatial patterns of Environmental change
- Spatial patterns of Socioeconomic change
- Impacts of Climate change
- Dynamic Simulation techniques
- Spatio-temporal modeling and analysis of geographical problems