Former ITC Journal Achieved Higher Impact Factor of 1.947


The International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation (JAG for short) has been published by Elsevier since 2002 and is the successor of the former ITC Journal. Editor-in-chief is Professor Alfred Stein, head of the Earth Observation Science department.

It publishes original papers that apply earth observation data to the inventarisation and management of natural resources and the environment. Since the scope is large, contributions must be of the highest quality. Papers addressing these topics within the context of the social fabric and economic constraints of developing countries are particularly welcome.

The aim to include contributions of the highest quality has resulted in an impact factor of 1.534 (2007, © Journal Citation Reports 2008, published by Thomson Reuters). The impact factor is a measure of how often an arbitrary article in a journal is cited, not by the same author. It is a general global measure of the quality of the papers published by the journal. This figure puts the journal immediately at fourth position among the remote sensing journals. Plans for the next year include an extension from four to six issues, a new cover, and a larger page size so that many more papers can be published.

Presently a supplement is being prepared entitled Remote Sensing for Africa, with Dr Tsehaie Woldai as managing guest editor and Professor Harold Annegarn as guest editor.

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