Land is an international and cross-disciplinary, peer-reviewed, open access journal on land system science, landscape, soil–sediment–water systems, urban study, land–climate interactions, water–energy–land–food (WELF) nexus, biodiversity research and health nexus, land modelling and data processing, ecosystem services, and multifunctionality and sustainability etc., published monthly online by MDPI. The International Association for Landscape Ecology (IALE), European Land-use Institute (ELI), Landscape Institute (LI) and Urban Land Institute (ULI) are affiliated with Land, and their members receive discounts on the article processing charges.
  • Open Access— free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
  • High Visibility: indexed within Scopus, SSCI (Web of Science), PubAg, AGRIS, GeoRefRePEc, and other databases.
  • Journal Rank: JCR - Q2 (Environmental Studies) / CiteScore - Q2 (Nature and Landscape Conservation)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision is provided to authors approximately 13.6 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.6 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2023).
  • 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: 3.9 (2022); 5-Year Impact Factor: 4.0 (2022)
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Topic in Agriculture, Earth, Forests, Land, Remote Sensing
Google Earth Engine Applications for Monitoring Natural Ecosystems and Land Use Topic Editors: Gherardo Chirici, Saverio Francini, Noel Gorelick, Nicholas Coops
Deadline: 25 December 2023
Topic in Buildings, Forests, IJERPH, Land, Urban Science
Bioclimatic Designs to Enhance Urban/Rural Resilience Topic Editors: Bo Hong, Dayi Lai, Zhi Gao, Yongxin Xie, Kuixing Liu
Deadline: 31 December 2023
Topic in Energies, Geosciences, Land, Remote Sensing, Water
Urban Hydrogeology Research Topic Editors: C. Radu Gogu, Oana Luca
Deadline: 31 January 2024
Topic in Environments, Forests, IJERPH, Land, Remote Sensing
Healthy and Sustainable Living Environments: Green and Blue Spaces Topic Editors: Kejia Hu, Jiayu Wu, Jinglu Song, Yimeng Song
Deadline: 1 March 2024
Special Issue in Land
Forests in the Landscape: Threats and Opportunities Guest Editors: Timothy Cadman, Dominick A. DellaSala, Edward Morgan
Deadline: 15 December 2023
Special Issue in Land
Advances in Landscape Visual Quality Assessment in the Decade of Ecosystem Restoration Guest Editors: Patricia María Rodríguez González, Pedro Miguel Ramos Arsénio
Deadline: 20 December 2023
Special Issue in Land
Geodesign in Urban Planning Guest Editors: Grant Mosey, Brian Deal, Yexuan Gu
Deadline: 31 December 2023
Special Issue in Land
Geoparks, Geotrails, and Geotourism – Linking Geology, Geoheritage, and Geoeducation Guest Editors: Vic Semeniuk, Margaret Brocx
Deadline: 1 January 2024
Topical Collection in Land
Land Systems in Transition: Challenges, Approaches, and Pathways for a Sustainable Development Collection Editors: Ileana Pătru-Stupariu, Christine Fürst
Topical Collection in Land
Land Use Transitions and Land System Science Collection Editor: Hualou Long
Topical Collection in Land
Collection for the International Association for Landscape Ecology (IALE) Collection Editor: Weiqi Zhou
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