AAAS announces new Science Partner Journal: Journal of Remote Sensing

Science Partner Journal launched in affiliation with Aerospace Information Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is pleased to announce the launch of a new Science Partner Journal, Journal of Remote Sensing, published in affiliation with the Aerospace Information Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences (AIR-CAS).

The Journal of Remote Sensing‘s mission is to promote high-quality publications that benefit the earth observation community. The scope of the journal will focus on the theory, science, and technology of remote sensing, as well as interdisciplinary research with earth science and information science.

Professor Yirong Wu, Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences, from the Aerospace Information Research Institute, will serve as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Remote Sensing. The Journal is currently open for submissions and will publish under a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY).

“Remote sensing (RS) is a fast-growing and emerging interdisciplinary subject. Although RS journals currently exist, there are not enough to cover the thousands of exciting articles each year that document the advancement in RS science and technology”, said Prof. Yirong Wu, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Remote Sensing. “The journal, supported by the Science Partner Journal program and with Editorial Board members composed of internationally renowned scientists, aims to publish high-quality papers on RS theory, science, techniques, and applications”, continued Prof. Wu. “Aerospace Information Research Institute, the host institution of the journal, is the largest institute in Chinese Academy of Sciences. We are eager to establish a state-of-art platform to promote international communication and cooperation in the RS community. I am confident that the Journal of Remote Sensing can be a global top-tier journal in publishing and distributing RS research results associated with natural resources, agriculture, hazards, environment, and climate change.”

“The Science Partner Journal program continues to grow and welcome many quality journals from top tier partners. The latest journal to join the program is the Journal of Remote Sensing with the Aerospace Information Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences (AIR-CAS),” said Bill Moran, Publisher of the Science family of journals at AAAS. “The Journal of Remote Sensing will provide a powerful platform to promote international high-quality research and innovation within the remote sensing field of study. The ultimate goal is for the journal to become a leading publication for the earth observation community and we look forward to seeing it become a success under the leadership of Yirong Wu with AIR-CAS’s guidance and collaboration.”

New titles participating in the Science Partner Journal program will launch on a regular basis and participation in the program is kept to English-language publications. AAAS is actively seeking new partners across scientific disciplines. Organizations participating in the Science Partner Journal program will be editorially independent and responsible for the content published in each journal. Partner organizations are responsible for establishing editorial boards committed to best practices in peer review and author service. For more information about the Science Partner Journal program, please visit the Science Partner Journal homepage at: spj.sciencemag.org. For questions regarding the program and inquiries about the application process for becoming a partner organization, contact [email protected]

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About the American Association for the Advancement of Science

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science, as well as Science Translational Medicine; Science Signaling; a digital, open-access journal, Science Advances; Science Immunology; and Science Robotics. AAAS was founded in 1848 and includes more than 260 affiliated societies and academies of science, serving 10 million individuals. Science has the largest paid circulation of any peer-reviewed general science journal in the world. The nonprofit AAAS is open to all and fulfills its mission to “advance science and serve society” through initiatives in science policy, international programs, science education, public engagement and more.

About Aerospace Information Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences (AIR-CAS)

The Aerospace Information Research Institute (AIR) under the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) was established in July 2017, following the approval for consolidation of three CAS institutes: the Institute of Electronics (IECAS), the Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth (RADI), and the Academy of Opto-Electronics (AOE). AIR is the largest institute in CAS, and houses twenty national-level / CAS-level key laboratories, centers, and unincorporated units. AIR aspires to achieve major scientific breakthroughs and take the lead in constructing a national laboratory in the field of aerospace information by pooling research advantages inherited from its former institutes and in line with major national needs. AIR has developed an international S&T cooperation platform which consists of the International Society for Digital Earth (ISDE), the International Centre on Space Technologies for Natural and Cultural Heritage (HIST) under the auspices of UNESCO, the International Programme Office for Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR IPO) and the CAS-TWAS Centre of Excellence on Space Technology for Disaster Mitigation (SDIM). As a research institute that integrates both research and higher education, AIR hosts the UCAS School of Electronics, Electrical and Communication Engineering, and the UCAS School of Optoelectronics, and is committed to training talented scientists for the country, and fostering schools among top ranking schools in the fields of aerospace information and Opto-Electronics. See http://english.aircas.ac.cn/.

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