Land — Open Access Journal

Land (ISSN 2073-445X) is an international and crossdisciplinary peer-reviewed open access journal of land use/land change, land management, land system science and landscape, etc, published quarterly online by MDPI. Land is affiliated to International Association for Landscape Ecology (IALE) and 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 in the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI - Web of Science) and Scopus.
  • CiteScore 2017 (Scopus): 1.35, which equals rank 54/124 (Q2) in the category 'Nature and Landscape Conservation' and 135/306 (Q2) in 'Ecology'.
  • Rapid publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 17 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 4.8 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 Land
Towards the Sustainable Management of Ecosystem Services in Social-Ecological Systems Guest Editors: Martin Schultze, Christine Fürst, Ulfia A. Lenfers, Martin Volk
Deadline: 30 November 2018
Special Issue in Land
Advancing Methods and Models for Implementing REDD+ for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Guest Editors: David Skole, Cheikh Mbow
Deadline: 17 December 2018
Special Issue in Land
New Trends for Financing Land Administration Guest Editor: Daniel Paez
Deadline: 31 December 2018
Special Issue in Land
Land Governance and (Im)mobility: Exploring the Nexus between Land Acquisition, Displacement and Migration Guest Editors: Annelies Zoomers, Marthe Derkzen, Christine Richter
Deadline: 15 January 2019

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