Giorgos Mountrakis

Associate Professor in GIS and Remote Sensing, Dept. of Environmental Resources Engineering, SUNY ESF

GIS and Remote Sensing Journal List with Impact Factors

The following list provides impact factors for relevant GIS and Remote Sensing scientific journals.

2011 Impact Factor (5-year Impact Factor) Journal Name

** Remote Sensing

4.57 (5.28) Remote Sensing of Environment
2.89 (3.44) ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
2.90 (3.30) IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing
1.74 (2.33) Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation
1.56 (1.85) IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters
1.05 (1.73) Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing
1.49 (1.68) IEEE Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing
1.12 (1.62) International Journal of Remote Sensing
1.10 (1.49) The Photogrammetric Record
0.56 (1.08) Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing
0.64 (1.02) GIScience & Remote Sensing
0.70 (0.70) Remote Sensing Letters
0.82 (-) Journal of Applied Remote Sensing
0.29 (-) Journal of the Indian Society of Remote Sensing
- (-) Remote Sensing

 

** GIS

1.47 (1.85) International Journal of Geographical Information Science
1.93 (?) The Geographical Journal
1.93 (2.12) Geoforum
0.83 (-) Journal of Geographical Sciences
0.50 (0.49) Chinese Geographical Science 
0.54 (?) Transactions in GIS
1.43 (1.71) Computers & Geosciences
0.33 (-) Journal of Spatial Science
1.08 (1.43) International Journal of Digital Earth
1.14 (1.08) GeoInformatica
Journal of Geographical Systems
Geocarto International
Journal of Geographic Information System
Geo-spatial Information Science
GeoJournal
Geographical Research
Geography Compass
GeoJournal
International Journal of Spatial Data Infrastructures Research

 
Paper discussing impact factor of GIS Journals:
** C. Caron, S. Roche, D. Goyer, A. Jaton (2008). GIScience Journals Ranking and Evaluation: An International Delphi Study, Transactions in GIS, 12(3), pp. 293-321. [pdf]

 
** Broader Relevance

4.09 (4.54) Public Library of Science One (PLOS One)
3.36 (4.06) Progress in Physical Geography
5.15 ( 6.63) Global Ecology and Biogeography
3.11 (3.17 ) Environmental Modelling & Software
3.25 (3.16) Journal of Environmental Management
1.69 (1.95) Canadian Journal of Forest Research
1.98 (2.11) European Journal of Forest Research
2.49 (2.74) Forest Ecology and Management
1.38 (1.99) Forestry
1.05 (1.43) Forest Science
3.79 (3.76) Geophysical Research Letters
6.86 (8.04) Global Change Biology
3.06 (3.83) Landscape Ecology
31.20 (32.45) Science
11.75 (11.92) Nature Geoscience
2.86 (3.34) Transportation Research Part B: Methodological
2.17 (3.10 ) Landscape and Urban Planning
1.55 (1.89) Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery
2.18 (2.48) Neural Networks
2.95 (3.37) IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks
4.19 (5.54) Ecography
2.33 (2.71) Ecological Modelling

 

Please email me for any updates/corrections/additions to this list.

  • Mahdi

    April 20, 2012 at 7:04 am |

    Dear Dr. Giorgos Mountrakis
    The above GIS Journals list is a very good one. To make it more applicable, I have come up with some currently Impact Factors:

    Journal of Geographical Systems 1.289
    Geographical Research 0.871

    I think that the other journals, that do not have IF, are not ISI at the moment.

  • Prabu

    October 15, 2012 at 6:09 am |

    1. Annual Reviews Marine Science – Impact Factor – 16.457

    2. Annual Reviews Earth and Planetary Sciences – Impact Factor – 7.227

  • Saeed

    December 7, 2012 at 3:23 am |

    Dear All,
    As I saw in journal citation report (JCR) and also in Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing (CJRS) website, I couldn’t find any impact factor for 2011!
    Regards
    Saeed

  • Mahboob

    February 1, 2013 at 2:34 am |

    A great list indeed. However, I propose 2 less known but of high quality Remote Sensing journals to include in the list.

    1. Journal of the Indian remote sensing society
    URL: http://www.springer.com/earth+sciences+and+geography/journal/12524
    2011 IF= 0.285.

    2. Journal of The Remote Sensing Society of Japan
    URL: https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/browse/rssj

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