Land — Open Access Journal

Land (ISSN 2073-445X) is an international and crossdisciplinary 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 their members receive 10% discounts of 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 (starting Vol. 5 2016).
  • Rapid publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 24 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 5 days (median values for papers published in this journal in first half of 2017).

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Special Issues

Special Issue in Land
Land, Environment, and Policy Guest Editors: Chuanrong Zhang, Mark Boyer, Weidong Li, Shougeng Hu, Mingkai Qu
Deadline: 31 December 2017
Special Issue in Land
Understanding Our Planetary Home: New Directions in Land Use/Land Cover (LULC) Analysis Guest Editor: Alexis Comber
Deadline: 28 February 2018
Special Issue in Land
Understanding the Patterns, Drivers and Consequences of Agricultural Land Use Change and Land-Use Intensity Guest Editors: Fabian Löw, Alexander Prishchepov, Florian Schierhorn
Deadline: 31 March 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: 6 April 2018

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