Land is an international and cross-disciplinary, peer-reviewed, open access journal of land use/land change, land management, land system science, landscape, soil-sediment-water systems, urban contexts, urban-rural interactions, land–climate interactions, etc., published monthly online by MDPI. The International Association for Landscape Ecology (IALE), European Land-use Institute (ELI), and Landscape Institute (LI) are affiliated with Land, and their members receive a discount on the article processing charge.
  • 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), AGRICOLA, AGRIS, GeoRefRePEc, and many other databases.
  • Journal Rank: JCR - Q2 (Environmental Studies) / CiteScore - Q2 (Nature and Landscape Conservation)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 12.4 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 3.4 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2021).
  • 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: 3.395 (2020) ; 5-Year Impact Factor: 3.233 (2020)
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Topic in Atmosphere, Buildings, Land, Remote Sensing, Sustainability
Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability Editor-in-Chief: Baojie He
Deadline: 30 June 2022
Topic in BDCC, Land, Remote Sensing, Smart Cities, Sustainability
Urban Computing—Data, Techniques, Tools, and Applications Editor-in-Chief: Gavin McArdle
Deadline: 30 September 2022
Topic in Architecture, Buildings, Land, Sustainability, Urban Science
Architectures, Materials and Urban Design Editors-in-Chief: Nikos A. Salingaros, Alexandros A. Lavdas
Deadline: 15 October 2022
Special Issue in Land
Agriculture in Urban Food Systems: Models and Practices Guest Editors: Davide Marino, Giampiero Mazzocchi
Deadline: 31 October 2021
Special Issue in Land
Cropland Carbon Guest Editors: Ritvik Sahajpal, Alyssa Whitcraft
Deadline: 15 November 2021
Special Issue in Land
Land Restitution: Processes and Outcomes in Different Political and Socio-Cultural Contexts Guest Editors: Andreas Neef, Chanrith Ngin
Deadline: 30 November 2021
Topical Collection in Land
Land Systems in Transition: Challenges, Approaches, and Pathways for a Sustainable Development Collection Editors: Ileana Pătru-Stupariu, Christine Fürst
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