Special Issue "Land: 10th Anniversary"

A special issue of Land (ISSN 2073-445X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Christine Fürst
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Institute for Geosciences and Geography, Dept. Sustainable Landscape Development, University of Halle, Von-Seckendorff-Platz 4, 06120 Halle (Saale), Germany
Interests: social–ecological system models; ecosystem services; impact assessment; participatory planning processes at urban and landscape scales; climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies; biodiversity trends and governance
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Prof. Dr. Hossein Azadi
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Department of Geography, Ghent University, Krijgslaan 281 S8, 9000 Gent, Belgium
Interests: land and food policies; land governance; food security; agrarian change; resilient agriculture; sustainable livelihood; vulnerability
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Prof. Dr. Thomas Panagopoulos
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Faculty of Science and Technology, Research Centre for Tourism, Sustainability and Well-being, University of Algarve, 8005-139 Faro, Portugal
Interests: nature-based solutions; landscape restoration; sustainable development; climate change adaptation; green infrastructure; environmental justice; carbon neutral cities
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Prof. Dr. Chuanrong Zhang
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Department of Geography & Center for Environmental Sciences and Engineering, University of Connecticut, 215 Glenbrook Rd., Unit 4148, Storrs, CT 06269, USA
Interests: geographical information science and systems; cyberinfrastructure; land use and land cover; spatial data analysis
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This year, 2021, marks the 10th anniversary of the journal Land (ISSN 2073-445X). Land is the only open access journal covering all aspects of land science and is thus a pioneering platform for publications on land system science. Land was accepted for coverage in the Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI—Web of Science) in 2019, starting from Volume 6, and received its first IF of 2.4293 for that year. Its 2020 IF is 3.395, ranking 57th out of 125 (Q2) in the category “Environmental Studies (SSCI)”. To date, Land has published 315 peer-reviewed articles that have been cited 10 or more times (data up to 11 October 2021). Our sincerest thanks go to our readers, innumerable authors, anonymous peer reviewers, editors, and all the people working for the journal in some way and who have joined their efforts with ours throughout the years. These highlights would not have possible without your participation.

To mark this significant milestone, we are launching a Special Issue entitled “Land: 10th Anniversary”. This Special Issue will include high-quality papers on topics within the broad scope of Land. It is our pleasure to invite you to contribute an original research paper or a comprehensive review article on a trendy or hot topic for peer review and possible publication.

Prof. Dr. Christine Fürst
Dr. Hossein Azadi
Dr. Saskia Keesstra
Prof. Dr. Thomas Panagopoulos
Prof. Dr. Le Yu
Prof. Dr. Chuanrong Zhang
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Land is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission, see below for planned papers.

Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

1. Title: Most Attractive Scenic Sites of the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast: Characterization and Sensitivity to Natural and Human Issues
Authors: Mooser, A., Anfuso G., Stancheva M., Stanchev, H., Aucelli, P.P.C., Williams, A.T.

2. Title: Landscape conservation assessment in the humid tropics: Application and insights from Costa Rica.
Authors: Dr. Vassiliki Vlami, Prof. Carlos Morera Beita, Dr. Stamatis Zogaris

3. Title: Using integrated valuation of ecosystem services into Natura 2000 management
Authors: Rocchi L., Meloni G. , Cortina C. 1, Boggia A.

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