Open Access Remote sensing Journals

A list of Open Access Remote sensing journals for you to publish your manuscript in

Remote sensing is acquisition of information about an object or phenomenon without making physical contact with the object, especially the Earth

Open access (OA) is a key part of making research shareable and reproducable. All journal articles published open access undergoe the same rigorous peer review process.

Our team made this list of Remote sensing Open Access journals with the aim to help you to decide where to publish your Remote sensing manuscript.
The list below includes all high-impact factor Remote sensing journals as well as new up and comming journals where it might also be more affordable to publish.Rather than displaying just the most relevant Remote sensing journals, we have made an in-depth list of all the open accesss Remote sensing journals. Use our different columns — number of papers, number of citations, and relevance — to find the best Remote sensing venue for your manuscript.

The DOAJ columns refers to the The Directory of Open Access Journals, a list of open access journals, maintained by Infrastructure Services for Open Access.
There are certain criteria a journal must meet to be indexed by DOAJ, and thus inclusion in the DOAJ index is seen by scholars as a mark of quality.

All the open access Remote sensing journals in this list are indexed in
If you spot any mistakes in this table of Remote sensing OA journals, don’t hesitate to send us an email.

Open Access Remote sensing Journals
NameISSNDOAJPublisherNo. of PapersCitationsRelevanceWebsite
Linköping studies in statistics1651-170011100
International journal of computing and business research2229-6166Magma Research and Consultancy Pvt. Ltd10100
Remote sensing2315-4675PiscoMed Publishing Pte Ltd530100
American journal of geographic information system2163-1131Scientific and Academic Publishing117590.9
European Journal of Remote Sensing2279-7254Taylor & Francis788834381.9Website
Journal of spectral imaging2040-4565IM Publications Open LLP8824780.7Website
Science of remote sensing2666-0172Elsevier6031980Website
American journal of remote sensing2328-580X9277.8
Frontiers in remote sensing2673-6187Frontiers Media SA13313375.2Website
IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing1939-1404Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers62598350874.8Website
Remote Sensing2072-4292MDPI AG2554029696071.3Website
Journal of remote sensing2694-1589AAAS00358268.6Website
Advances in remote sensing2169-2688Scientific Research Publishing, Inc.18866.7
International Journal of Remote Sensing and Earth Sciences (Denpasar)0216-6739Indonesian National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN)411265.9
Atmospheric Measurement Techniques1867-138139258634464.6Website
Geomatics2673-7418MDPI AG423761.9Website
ISPRS open journal of photogrammetry and remote sensing2667-3932Elsevier181761.1Website
International journal of engineering and geosciences2548-0960International Journal of Engineering and Geoscience645060.9Website
Journal of Geographic Information System2151-1950Scientific Research Publishing, Inc.599317160.8
South African Journal of Geomatics2225-8531African Journals Online25485260.6
International Journal of Advanced Remote Sensing and GIS2320-0243Cloud Publications34672759.8
Современные проблемы дистанционного зондирования Земли из космоса2070-7401Space Research Institute RAS99782759.5
Satellite Navigation2662-1363Springer Nature7569258.7Website
The international archives of the photogrammetry, remote sensing and spatial information sciences1682-17503783225357.8Website
Geoinformatics FCE CTU1802-2669Czech Technical University in Prague - Central Library1053138556.4Website
Itc Journal0303-2434Elsevier943398356.1Website
The Egyptian Journal of Remote Sensing and Space Science1110-9823Elsevier517648155.1Website
The photogrammetric journal of Finland0554-1069132853.8
ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences2196-634630171370353.8
International journal of spatial, temporal and multimedia information systems2052-3556Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.212052.4
Dataset Papers in Geosciences2314-532384550
Geoscience and remote sensing2523-2592Clausius Scientific Press, Inc.4050
Space science international2524-2253Science Publications2250
Big geospatial data and data science2523-9007Clausius Scientific Press, Inc.2450
Zhongguo kexue1006-9267Science in China Press2050
Daehan weon'gyeog tamsa haghoeji1225-6161The Korean Society of Remote Sensing2250
Journal of cartography and geographic information systems2616-2563Clausius Scientific Press, Inc.2250
Reports on geodesy0867-3179De Gruyter Open Sp. z o.o.104098348.8
Ukraïnsʹkij žurnal distancìjnogo zonduvannâ Zemlì2313-2132CASRE of the IGS of NASU512147.1
Journal of Radars2095-283XChina Science Publishing & Media Ltd.18324947Website
Positioning2150-850XScientific Research Publishing, Inc.10947046.8
Geoscientific instrumentation, methods and data systems2193-0856324244945.1Website
Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation2056-3485Wiley306344245.1Website
Geo-spatial Information Science1009-5020Taylor & Francis1077586244.9Website
Artificial Satellites1509-3859418124543.8
Journal of Hyperspectral Remote Sensing2237-2202Journal of Hyperspectral Remote Sensing1347043.3Website
Jurnal Penginderaan Jauh dan Pengolahan Data Citra Digital1412-8098Indonesian National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN)301043.3
Reports on Geodesy and Geoinformatics2391-8152De Gruyter Open Sp. z o.o.15335843.1Website
International Conference on GIScience short paper proceedings2573-783XInternational Conference on GIScience9611142.7
International journal of geology2424-9416Urban Development Scientific Publishing Pte Ltd26142.3
Геоконтекст2686-8326Bryansk State Technical University BSTU12341.7Website
ISPRS international journal of geo-information2220-9964MDPI AG40803237341.7Website
International Journal of Navigation and Observation1687-5990Hindawi Limited122184640.2
Ground Penetrating Radar2533-3100TU1208 GPR Association5740
International journal of aerospace system science and engineering2053-3950Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.15140
渔业科学进展2095-9869China Science Publishing & Media Ltd.5040Website
Polish Cartographical Review2450-696623839.1
Revista de teledetección1133-0953Universitat Politecnica de Valencia18040938.9Website
Journal of applied geospatial information2579-3608Politeknik Negeri Batam986338.8Website
مهندسی فناوری اطلاعات مکانی2008-9635Armenian Green Publishing Co.2404237.9
Sokui koho gakkai ronbunshi2185-2952The Institute of Positioning, Navigation and Timing of Japan24537.5
Geoplanning: Journal of Geomatics and Planning2355-6544Institute of Research and Community Services Diponegoro University (LPPM UNDIP)13115036.6Website
Advances in cartography and GIScience of the ICA2570-2084Copernicus GmbH483135.4
Geodesy and Cartography2029-7009Vilnius Gediminas Technical University1301196035.4Website
International Journal of Health Geographics1476-072XSpringer Nature9543775435.3Website
Drones2504-446XMDPI AG546321235Website
Jeodezi ve Jeoinformasyon Dergisi2147-1339UCTEA Chamber of Surveying and Cadastre Engineers807735
Geospatial Health1827-1987PAGEPress Publications675823734.5Website
Journal of Geodetic Science2081-9943De Gruyter Open Sp. z o.o.244170334Website
Journal of automation and control research2368-6677Avestia Publishing61433.3
Inframatics2169-2696Scientific Research Publishing, Inc.65833.3
American journal of environmental protection2328-72333033.3
Earth and Space Science2333-5084Wiley1331713733.1Website
AGILE: GIScience series2700-8150Copernicus GmbH1122732.1
Proceedings of the ICA2570-2092Copernicus GmbH41915732
Big earth data2574-5417Taylor & Francis150119432Website
Theory and applications of GIS1340-5381Geographic Information Systems Association of Japan44443031.8
InterCarto. InterGIS2414-9179LLC Kartfond87938031.6Website
GI Forum ...2308-1708Verlag der Osterreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften35455431.6Website
Iet Radar Sonar and Navigation1751-8784Institution of Electrical Engineers23452088230.2Website
SSRG international journal of geoinformatics and geological science2393-9206Seventh Sense Research Group Journals80330
Journal of Astronomy and Space Sciences2093-14091107166529.2Website
Revista mexicana de astronomía y astrofísica. Serie de conferencias1405-2059Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico791929.1
Earth System Science Data1866-350811162891429Website
Journal of geography and cartography2578-1979EnPress Publisher59628.8
International journal of precision agricultural aviation2576-3628International Journal of Precision Agricultural Aviation877928.7
International journal of environment and geoinformatics2148-9173International Journal of Environment and Geoinformatics1517728.5Website
Journal of Spatial Information Science1948-660XJournal of Spatial Information Science184181528.3Website
Asian Journal of Earth Sciences1819-1886Science Alert14253328.2
International journal of sustainable lighting (Online)2586-1247International Journal of Sustainable Lighting5424727.8Website
Radiostroenie2587-926XJSC Radio Engineering Corporation - Vega11427.3
Journal of computer applications in archaeology2514-8362Ubiquity Press, Ltd.6033926.7Website
Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk1947-5705Taylor & Francis9611200526.3Website
Clinical spectroscopy2666-0547Elsevier199726.3Website
Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate2115-7251EDP Sciences479678926.3Website
Geographies2673-7086MDPI AG461826.1
Boletim De Ciencias Geodesicas1413-4853SciELO886158625.8Website
Space Research Journal1819-3382Science Alert128125
NOAA tech. memo. NMFS-F/SPO2377-516541025
Natural hazards research2666-5921Elsevier445525Website
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I publish my Remote sensing paper?
You can publish your Remote sensing paper in the Open Access journals in this list
What is Open Access (OA)?
Open Access refers to free access to information and unrestricted use of electronic resources for everyone. Any kind of digital content can be open access, from texts and data to software, audio, and video.
What does “relevance” mean in the table?
It refers to the strength of association between this journal being listed and the concept, from 0-100. For example, the Journal Of Research In Mechanical Engineering has a relevance of “0” when listed under “Open Access Computer Science Journals” because it has no relevance to the field of Computer Science.
How do you count total number of citations?
The citations show how often articles from this journal have been referenced in other works. OpenAlex is where we get this data from. Although the accuracy is debatable, it can nevertheless help you get a sense of how prestigious a journal is in general.
Where can I find other lists like this one?
To search for more open journal lists under different topics, look on
How can I publish my paper on
Our aim at is to disseminate existing open access research papers. For this reason, we do not publish any papers. What we do is that once a paper has been published, we index it in so that more people can find and access a journal article.
What is an APC?
Authors usually have to pay a one-time Article Processing Charge (APC) to cover the costs of peer review, publishing, and dissemination of published papers in a given journal.
What are the different Open Access types?
The most common types are “Green Open Access”, “Gold Open Access” and “Hybrid Open Access”.