Drones is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal published monthly online by MDPI. 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: indexed within Scopus, SCIE (Web of Science)Inspec, and other databases.
  • Journal Rank: JCR - Q2 (Remote Sensing) / CiteScore - Q1 (Aerospace Engineering)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 12.9 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.9 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2022).
  • 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: 5.532 (2021) ; 5-Year Impact Factor: 5.532 (2021)
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Topic in Sensors, Remote Sensing, Applied Sciences, Electronics, Drones
Artificial Intelligence in Sensors Topic Editors: Yangquan Chen, Subhas Mukhopadhyay, Nunzio Cennamo, M. Jamal Deen, Junseop Lee, Simone Morais
Deadline: 31 December 2022
Topic in Drones, Remote Sensing, Agriculture, Land
Remote Sensing and Geoinformatics in Agriculture and Environment Topic Editors: Dionissios Kalivas, Christos Chalkias, Thomas Alexandridis, Konstantinos X. Soulis, Emmanouil Psomiadis
Deadline: 31 January 2023
Topic in Applied Sciences, Drones, Energies, Machines, Materials, Sensors
Design, Simulation and New Applications of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Topic Editors: Andrzej Łukaszewicz, Wojciech Giernacki, Zbigniew Kulesza, Jaroslaw Pytka, Andriy Holovatyy
Deadline: 31 March 2023
Topic in Agriculture, Applied Sciences, Drones, Remote Sensing, Sensors
Unmanned Ground and Aerial Vehicles (UGVs-UAVs) for Digital Farming Topic Editors: Monica Herrero-Huerta, Jose A. Jiménez-Berni, Shangpeng Sun, Ittai Herrmann, Diego González-Aguilera
Deadline: 31 May 2023
Special Issue in Drones
Unconventional Drone-Based Surveying Guest Editors: Arianna Pesci, Giordano Teza, Massimo Fabris
Deadline: 31 October 2022
Special Issue in Drones
UAV Design and Applications in Antarctic Research Guest Editors: Anna Zmarz, Rune Storvold, Osama Mustafa
Deadline: 30 November 2022
Special Issue in Drones
UAVs in 5G and beyond Networks Guest Editors: Iván Vidal, Francisco Valera
Deadline: 15 December 2022
Special Issue in Drones
(Re)Defining the Archaeological Use of UAVs Guest Editor: Geert Verhoeven
Deadline: 31 December 2022
Topical Collection in Drones
Feature Papers of Drones Collection Editors: Diego González-Aguilera, Pablo Rodríguez-Gonzálvez
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