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, no limits on space and color.
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 20 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 6.7 days (median values for papers published in the first six months of 2018).
  • 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 Issues

Special Issue in Drones
UAV/Drones for Agriculture and Forestry Guest Editors: Javier J. Cancela, Xesús P. González, Francisco Javier Mesas Carrascosa, Harm Bartholomeus, Lammert Kooistra
Deadline: 30 November 2018
Special Issue in Drones
UAV Propulsion Guest Editor: Leonid Tartakovsky
Deadline: 31 December 2018
Special Issue in Drones
UAS Navigation and Orientation Guest Editors: Costas Armenakis, Ismael Colomina
Deadline: 31 January 2019
Special Issue in Drones
Drones for Coastal Environments Guest Editors: Karen Joyce, Javier Leon, Daniel Harris
Deadline: 28 February 2019

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