Aims & Scope


Advances in Remote Sensing (ARS) is an openly accessible journal published quarterly. The goal of this journal is to provide a platform for scientists and academicians all over the world to promote, share, and discuss various new issues and developments in all areas of remote sensing.

All manuscripts must be prepared in English and are subject to a rigorous peer-review process. Generally, accepted papers will appear online within 3 weeks followed by printed hard copy. The areas covered by Advances in Remote Sensing (ARS) include but are not limited to the following fields:


  • · Advanced platforms and sensors
  • · Agriculture, ecosystems, land cover/change, hydrology, meteorological, social
  • · Biophysical and biogeochemical parameter modeling
  • · Change detection
  • · Data assimilation
  • · Data fusion
  • · Data receiving and engineering
  • · Data sharing and mining
  • · Economic surveys and cost-benefit analyses
  • · Environment management, dissemination, decision making
  • · Environmental monitoring
  • · Geospatial analysis of remote sensing data
  • · Global monitoring
  • · Hazard, ice/snow, fire, drought, fog, pollution
  • · Hyper-temporal remote sensing
  • · Image processing and analysis
  • · Image sequence analysis
  • · Image understanding and object based image analysis
  • · Land degradation & desertification
  • · Land-use and land-cover change assessment
  • · Land-use and land-cover change modeling
  • · Mobile mapping sensor and data analysis
  • · Multi-sensor approach
  • · Nonrenewable resources and geotechnical applications
  • · Other related principles of remote sensing
  • · Remote sensing of mining areas
  • · Remote sensing of wetlands
  • · Remote sensing planning, implementation
  • · Remote sensing program and experiment concepts
  • · Remote sensing science, theory
  • · Remote sensing strategic partnerships, policies, and measures
  • · Remote sensing validation and scaling problems
  • · Satellite instrument calibration requirements
  • · Satellite mission requirements and implementation
  • · Sensor characterisation
  • · Sensor intercalibration
  • · Sensor technology development
  • · Spacecraft and instrument navigation
  • · Time series analysis
  • · Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)
  • · Water quality modeling and benthic habitat classification
  • · Wetland mapping and ecology

  • We are also interested in: 1) Short reports—2-5 page papers where an author can present either preliminary data or an idea with theoretical background but has not yet completed the research needed for a complete paper; 2) Book reviews—Comments and critiques.