Drones — Open Access Journal

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: to be covered in Scopus (Elsevier).
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 17.9 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 2019).
  • 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
Precision Agriculture, Horticulture and Forestry: Extracting Canopy Information from Drone Imagery for Management and Decision-Making Guest Editors: David R. Green, Johannes Fahrentrapp
Deadline: 31 May 2020
Special Issue in Drones
Drone Inspection in Cultural Heritage Guest Editors: Jesus Fernandez-Hernandez, Miguel Maté-González, Luis Sanchez-Aparicio
Deadline: 30 June 2020
Special Issue in Drones
Drones in Geography Guest Editors: Anthony R. Cummings, Adam J. Mathews, Stephanie R. Rogers, Kunwar K. Singh
Deadline: 1 August 2020
Special Issue in Drones
She Maps Guest Editors: Karen Joyce, Renee Bartolo, Karen Anderson
Deadline: 31 August 2020
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