Journal History

2012 Land released its inaugural issue and was published as a quarterly journal.
2013 Land published the first successful Special Issue on Landscape Changes in Savanna Systems: Understanding the Roles of Climate, Vegetation Dynamics, Parks and Protected Areas, Resources, People and Livelihoods, edited by Land Editorial Board member, Prof. Dr. Jane Southworth,
2014 Land published 17 papers in the Special Issue on Landscape Perspectives on Environmental Conservation, edited by Land Editorial Board member, Prof. Dr. Kenneth R. Young,
2015 Land was covered by the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI – Web of Science)

Land was indexed in Scopus

Land exhibited at GLP OSM in Beijing and organized the first Editorial Board meeting, chaired by EiC, Prof. Dr. Andrew Millington.


Land was affiliated to International Association for Landscape Ecology (IALE)

Land announced the Travel Award winner: Mr. Michael Lathuillière


Land's CiteScore 2017 (Scopus) is 1.45, which equals rank 50/124 (Q2) in the category 'Nature and Landscape Conservation' and 127/306 (Q2) in 'Ecology' and 36/65 (Q3) in 'Global and Planetary Change'

Land announced the Travel Award Winners: Dr. Giulia Sofia and Mrs. Khadiza Begum


The publication frequency changed from quarterly to monthly.

Land's CiteScore (2018 Scopus data) was 2.15, which equals rank 37/140 (Q2) in the category 'Nature and Landscape Conservation' and 90/336 (Q2) in 'Ecology'.

Land announced the 2019 Travel Award Winners: Dr. Catalina Munteanu and Ms. Elizabeth Tellman

Land has been accepted for coverage in Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI - Web of Science), starting from Volume 6.

The journal was divided into five topical sections: Land Systems and Global Change, Landscape Ecology, Soil–Sediment–Water Systems, Socio-Economic and Political Aspects of Contemporary and Historical Land Issues, and Urban Contexts and Urban–Rural Interactions.


2012 to date Founding Editor-in-Chief, Prof. Dr. Andrew Millington
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