ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing

ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing - ISSN 0924-2716
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 3.054 Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP):
SNIP measures contextual citation impact by weighting citations based on the total number of citations in a subject field.
SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 2.96 SCImago Journal Rank (SJR):
SJR is a prestige metric based on the idea that not all citations are the same. SJR uses a similar algorithm as the Google page rank; it provides a quantitative and a qualitative measure of the journal’s impact.
Impact Factor: 8.979 (2020) Impact Factor:
The Impact Factor measures the average number of citations received in a particular year by papers published in the journal during the two preceding years.
© 2017 Journal Citation Reports ® (Clarivate Analytics, 2017)
5 Year Impact Factor: 9.948 (2020) Five-Year Impact Factor:
To calculate the five year Impact Factor, citations are counted in 2016 to the previous five years and divided by the source items published in the previous five years.
© 2017 Journal Citation Reports ® (Clarivate Analytics, 2017)
Volumes: Volume 12
Issues: 12 issues
ISSN: 09242716

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The ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (P&RS) is the official journal of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS). The Journal provides a channel of communication for scientists and professionals in all countries working in the many disciplines that employ photogrammetry, remote sensing, spatial information systems, computer vision, and related fields. The Journal is designed to serve as a source reference and archive of advancements in these disciplines.

The P&RS objective is to publish high quality, peer-reviewed, preferably previously unpublished papers of a scientific/research, technological development or application/practical nature. P&RS will publish papers, including those based on ISPRS meeting presentations*, which are regarded as significant contributions in the above-mentioned fields. We especially encourage papers: of broad scientific interest; on innovative applications, particularly in new fields; of an interdisciplinary nature; on topics that have not been dealt with (or to a small degree) by P&RS or related journals; and on topics related to new possible scientific/professional directions. Preferably, theoretical papers should include applications, and papers dealing with systems and applications should include theoretical background.

The scope of the journal is extensive and covers sensors, theory and algorithms, systems, experiments, developments and applications. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:


• Airborne and spaceborne multispectral and hyperspectral imaging systems
• Airborne and terrestrial cameras
• Airborne, terrestrial and mobile laser scanning
• Range imaging
• Active and passive imaging sensor characterisation
• Sensor calibration and standardisation
• Geosensor networks
• Internet of Things

Methods and procedures

• Spatial data handling technologies
• Integrated sensor calibration and orientation
• Surface and object reconstruction, modelling and interpretation
• GIS data modelling, representation and structures
• Database systems
• Mapping from imagery
• Visualisation, animation and virtual reality
• Physical measurements and spectral signatures
• Point cloud processing
• Extraction of geometric and semantic information from SAR
• SAR Interferometry
• Image classification algorithms
• Image segmentation and GEOBIA
• Image time series analysis
• Hyperspectral data analysis
• Big image data analysis
• Crowd sourcing
• Feature extraction

Applications and products

• 3D urban GIS
• Close-range imaging and metrology
• Architectural & archaeological photogrammetry
• Determination of forest metrics
• Medical image analysis and biometry
• Resource and environmental modelling
• Global monitoring and assessment
• Thematic applications
• DTM and orthoimage generation
• Location based services

Submitted articles may be:

• Papers (detailed discussions involving new research, technological developments or applications);
• Review Papers (extensive state-of-the-art surveys of established or emerging topics or application areas); or
• Contributions for special Journal columns (letters to the Editor about the journal or to authors commenting on previously published papers; new useful ideas and brief pertinent comments of a technical nature; editorials, mainly after an invitation by the Editorial Advisory Board).

NOTE: All articles, except correspondence, will be peer-reviewed and should be of high scientific level.

  • Journal paper submissions based on past conference publications are only allowed if the submitted manuscript is significantly extended or otherwise enhanced. That is, the journal article will only be considered if more extensive experiments and discussion are presented (even if the same methods are used) and/or the methods have been significantly improved and/or advanced (even if the same datasets have been used). The burden of explicitly describing the differences between these publications rests with the author(s). In case of a strong overlap with another publication, the manuscript should be rejected.

    P&RS issues may be devoted to specific scientific topics of high or increasing importance (Theme Issues), especially in relation to one or more ISPRS Working Groups, as well as to special events, geographic regions, professional activities etc. The number and topics of Theme Issues will be such that the P&RS still remains of interest to the majority of its subscribers.

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