IJDE Impact Factor Breaks 2.0

According to the annual Journal Citation Report by Thomson Reuters on 30 July, the new Impact Factor (IF) of the International Journal of Digital Earth (IJDE) for 2013 had broken 2.0, climbing to 2.212 (2-year IF). Its rank rose to 10th and 8th accordingly in the list of 27 SCI-indexed international journals in the Remote Sensing category.

IJDE is the first international peer-reviewed academic journal focusing on scientific and technological research on Digital Earth. It is the official journal of the International Society for Digital Earth, and published by Taylor & Francis Group. The Editor-in-Chief of IJDE is Professor Guo Huadong, Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), and the Editorial Office is hosted by the Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, CAS.

Inaugurated in March 2008, IJDE was accepted for coverage in SCI-Expanded within 18 months of its launching. Currently IJDE has been indexed and abstracted in 12 databases, and entered the Q2 area in the Remote Sensing Category based on its Impact Factor.

The growing prestige of IJDE is primarily attributed to the high-quality and high-level of published papers and the accompanying high citations. All these are, of course, because of the contribution of our authors and reviewers, our Editor-in-Chief and Editorial Board members, and our editors and publisher, Taylor & Francis. The journal’s increasing growth is also the result of the rapid development of Digital Earth science and technology, the joint efforts of researchers, and the strong support from the International Society for Digital Earth and the Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, CAS.

IJDE has already become a core platform for academic exchanges in the research fields of Digital Earth. It will play a more important role in leading the full scientific development of Digital Earth science and technology.

Note: The International Society for Digital Earth (ISDE) was founded in May 2006 in China. The society is a non-political, non-governmental and not-for-profit international organization, principally for promoting academic exchange, science and technology innovation, education, and international collaboration towards Digital Earth. The Secretariat of ISDE is hosted by the Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, CAS.