Journal History

2017 Drones was officially launched on December 2017 and Prof. Dr. Diego Gonzalez-Aguilera served as founding Editor-in-Chief.
2018 Drones was indexed in AGRIS - Agricultural Sciences and Technology (FAO).
2020 The journal was covered by Scopus in March 2020.

Drones was accepted into the Science Citation Index Expanded in Web of Science in March 2021.
Drones initiated the 2021 PhD Thesis Award
Drones established four Sections:

  • Drone Design and Development
  • Drone Communications
  • Drones in Ecology
  • Drones in Agriculture and Forestry

Drones received its first Citescore of 5.4, which equals rank of:
13/129 (Q1) in “Aerospace Engineering” category,
73/329 (Q1) in “Information Systems” category,
154/693 (Q1) in “Computer Science Applications” category,
62/260 (Q1) in “Control and Systems Engineering” category,
72/227 (Q2) in “Artificial Intelligence” category.


2017- Present and Founding Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Diego Gonzalez-Aguilera.
2021- Section Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Abdessattar Abdelkefi for Section "Drone Design and Development"
Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Yangquan Chen for Section "Drones in Agriculture and Forestry"
Section Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Eben Broadbent for Section "Drones in Ecology"
Section Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Vishal Sharma for Section "Drone Communications"
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