European Journal of Remote Sensing: an Open Access journal Special Issue- Call For Papers

Advancing horizons for land cover services entering the big data era

European Journal of Remote Sensing

New Earth Observation frontiers are being formed continuously by the dynamically changing expectations set by contemporary and expected developments in the geo-and bio-sphere as a counterbalance for pressures and demands emerging from a changing climate and the anthroposphere. Environment, Food security, Energy, Health and Security require continuous, reliable and cost effective monitoring of the Earth’s surface and its resources.

In our special issue, we aim to focus on such recent developments in EO. This special issue invites papers presented during the 2nd EARSeL/NASA LULC Workshop in Prague “Advancing horizons for land cover services entering the big data era”. Workshop was jointly organized by the EARSeL SIG LULC and NASA’s LCLUC Science Teams on May 2016, Prague, Czechia. The special issue stresses various topics that reflect the importance of usage and application of Remote Sensing for our planet.

How to submit your manuscript

All submissions will be peer reviewed according to the European Journal of Remote Sensing (EuJRS) guidelines. Submitted manuscripts should not have been published or be under review elsewhere.

Prospective authors should consult the Instructions for Authors page on the journal homepage for guidelines and information on paper formatting and submission.

Authors should submit manuscripts using the EuJRS manuscript central system at Please choose 'EuJRS Special Issue Paper' from the 'Manuscript Type' picklist on the submission form, irrespective of the paper type (i.e. even if your paper would normally be classified as a Research Paper, or Review Article). Also, please enter “Advancing horizons for land cover services entering the big data era” in the space provided on the submission form for the name of the special issue.

EuJRS is an Open Access journal. All submissions received before 1 July 2017 will be published Open Access free of charge. From 1 July 2017, the standard article publishing charge (APC) will be: $500/£325/€420. Depending on your location, these charges may be subject to local taxes.

Should you have any submission questions, please contact Patrizia Rossi, Administrator of EuJRS at:

Important Dates

Initial decisions on revisions or rejection: 05/2017

Final manuscripts submitted to EuJRS: 07/2017

Expected publication date: 08/2017

Articles will be available online approximately one month after acceptance, final technical review and the completion of revisions for compliance with journal format.

If you have any specific questions about the special issue, please contact the guest editors listed below.

Editorial information

Guest Editor: Ioannis Manakos, Centre for Research and Technology Hellas, Thessaloniki, Greece, (
Guest Editor: Garik Gutman, NASA Land Cover/ Land Use Change Program , Washington DC, USA, (
Guest Editor: Premysl Stych, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, (
Guest Editor: Eva Stefanova, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, (