Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing

Now An Open Access Journal

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Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing is converting to Open Access from its 2023 volume.

The Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing (CJRS-JCT), which is owned by Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute (CASI) partnered with Canadian Remote Sensing Society – Société canadienne de télédétection (CRSS-SCT), is well known in the international remote sensing community. The move to a full Open Access title will allow CJRS-JCT to continue to publish the latest multidisciplinary research in remote sensing and make this content available to all.

The journal, published since 1974, has seen consistent growth in content over the past few years, and this move to Open Access will ensure that moving forward, its content will be freely available to all. The journal is currently led by the Editor-in-Chief Monique Bernier and publishes work in sensor and algorithm development, image processing techniques and advances focused on a wide range of remote sensing applications including, but not restricted to agriculture, ecology, forestry, hydrology and water resources, geology, oceans and ice, urban, atmosphere, and environmental science. CJRS-JCT is managed by a dynamic team of Associate Editors.

As part of this transition, all manuscripts received going forward will proceed through CJRS-JCT’s Open Access submission portal. Authors who submit after 31st May 2022 will, if their article is accepted, be required to pay an article publishing charge (APC), which can be covered by an author’s funder or institution. We look forward to receiving your submissions and hope you join us to embrace CJRS-JCT’s Open Access future.

Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing – Journal canadien de télédétection (CJRS-JCT) deviendra en libre accès à partir du volume 49 (2023). La revue, publiée depuis 1974, a connu une croissance constante du nombre d’articles publiés au cours des dernières années, et ce passage en libre accès garantira qu’à l’avenir, son contenu sera librement accessible à tous. La revue appartient à l’Institut aéronautique et spatial canadien (CASI) en partenariat avec la Canadian Remote Sensing Society – Société canadienne de télédétection (CRSS-SCT). La revue est bien connue dans la communauté internationale de la télédétection. Le passage à un volume entièrement en accès libre permettra à la revue de continuer à publier les dernières recherches multidisciplinaires en télédétection et de rendre ce contenu accessible à tous.

Le CJRS-JCT est actuellement dirigé par la rédactrice en chef Monique Bernier et publie des travaux sur le développement de capteurs et d’algorithmes, sur les techniques de traitement d’images et sur les avancées dans un éventail d’applications de la télédétection, y compris, mais sans s’y limiter, l’agriculture, l’écologie, la foresterie, l’hydrologie et les ressources en eau, la géologie, les océans et la glace, l’urbanisme, l’atmosphère et les sciences environnementales. Le CJRS-JCT est géré par une équipe dynamique de rédacteurs associés et de rédactrices associées.

    Contribute to Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing

    Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing is particularly interested in receiving manuscripts on:

    • Sensor and algorithm development

      • Image processing techniques

      • Advances focused on a wide range of remote sensing applications including, but not restricted to: forestry and agriculture, ecology, hydrology and water resources, oceans and ice, geology, urban, atmosphere, and environmental science

          There is a comprehensive description of the journal scope as well as a clear set of instructions for authors on the  journal website.  

          Interested authors should visit the Taylor & Francis Open Access Members and  Open Access Agreements pages to find out if they are based at an institution that may have funds available to authors wishing to publish in Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing. Interested readers may also want to sign up to receive  latest article alerts to keep up-to-date with the latest research published in the journal. 

          We look forward to receiving your submissions and hope you join us to embrace Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing’s Open Access future. 


          Monique Bernier graduated with BSc. and MSc. degrees in Physical Geography from the University of Sherbrooke (Canada). She began her research career as an environmental specialist at the Canada Centre for Remote Sensing in 1981 and published her first research article in CJRS-JCT that year. She obtained a Ph.D. in water science in 1991 and was hired as a remote sensing professor at the Institut National de la recherche scientifique (INRS) in 1993.

          She is known for her expertise in monitoring snow cover and river ice using SAR images and the development of remote sensing tools to meet the operational needs of public and private corporations. She has been involved in international projects of the fifth and seventh Framework Programme of the European Union. She was deputy director of the Centre d’études nordiques (CEN) from 2008 to 2016 and on the board of direction of the journal Ecoscience. She has been an Associate Editor for the IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Earth Observations and Remote Sensing (J-STARS) from 2008 to 2015. She has also been very active on the board of directors for the Association québécoise de télédétection (AQT), the Canadian Remote Sensing Society (CRSS) and the Canadian Association for Northern Studies and she organized a few national and international symposia.

          Prof. Bernier served as a member of the European Space Agency (ESA) Advisory Committee on Earth Observation (ACEO) from 2016 up to 2019. For her contribution to the development of remote sensing in Canada and the training of high qualify scientists, she received the AQT Ferdinand Bonn Award in 2011, the CRSS Larry Morly Gold Medal in 2019 and the 2019 INRS Planet Award for a Career of Excellence in Research. She has been the Editor-in-Chief of CJRS-JCT since April 2018. Prof. Bernier is an Honorary Professor (retired) since March 2020.

          Portrait of Monique Bernier

          Why publish open access?

          • Increase the visibility and readership of your research by publishing in a fully open access journal.

          • Make an impact beyond the academy by making your article accessible to anyone, anywhere (including readers in industry and even policy-makers).

          • Freely share your work with no restrictions or paywall.

          • Retain ownership of your research through our unrestrictive publishing agreements.

          • Discounts and waivers for researchers in developing countries are available. The journal will also consider requests for discretionary APC waivers. Find out if your institution or country has an open access agreement to publish with us.

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