Editorial Board Members needed for

Remote Sensing Letters

15 September 2024

About the role

Remote Sensing Letters is seeking distinguished scholars and experts as well as early career researchers to join our Editorial Board. This is a unique opportunity to contribute to the shaping of scholarly discourse in the theory, science and technology of remote sensing and novel applications of remotely sensed data.

Editorial Board Members are responsible for the following:

  • Assisting in peer review processes and providing reviews
  • Providing feedback and strategic suggestion to the Editor during journal board meetings or throughout the year; Editorial Board members are essential to creating a journal development plan and we hope that you will be part of the collaborative effort to improve the quality and reputation of our publication.
  • Suggesting special issues and trending topical articles for consideration to the Editor-in-Chief or submitting papers on such topics to help improve the impact and reputation of the journal.
  • Encouraging quality contributions to Remote Sensing Letters your students, colleagues, and those within your network to submit their latest research.
  • Encouraging the usage of the Journal by your faculty, students, and others in your network.

About the journal

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First published in 2010, Remote Sensing Letters (RSL) publishes rapid communications on the theory, science and technology of remote sensing and novel applications of remotely sensed data. The journal’s focus includes remote sensing of the atmosphere, biosphere, cryosphere, lithosphere, hydrosphere and human modifications to the earth system.

Principal topics include:

  • Remotely sensed data collection, analysis, interpretation and display
  • Surveying from space, air, water and ground platforms
  • Imaging and related sensors
  • Image processing
  • Remotely sensed data for tackling environmental and societal challenges
  • Multidisciplinary remote sensing techniques
  • Geoscience and remote sensing applications
  • Climate change and geospatial intelligence
  • Drones applications
  • Economic surveys and cost-benefit analyses.


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Key Skills and Attributes

Essential criteria for being an editorial board member of Remote Sensing Letters include:

  • The ability to play an active role in reviewing papers submitted to the journal and prior experience in similar editorial roles.
  • Actively involved in growing and developing your academic networks through conference attendance and experience of networking through social media.
  • A strong commitment to ethical rigour as well as knowledge of the COPE guidelines and commitment to ensure that the journal adheres to strict ethical standards at all times.
  • A vision and enthusiasm for the continuous development of the journal.
  • Good experience of academic publishing and familiarity with all stages of the process.
  • The desire to develop editorial skills further within the role and a willingness to engage in training to this effect.

Application Instructions

Applications should include your CV and Cover Letter. Your Cover Letter should be no longer than 1 page and include:

  • Your interest in joining the board and how you see your contribution to the journal
  • Highlight your specific subject expertise, the regions you are connected with, and the unique perspectives you can represent

For any questions, please contact Tricia Pantos ([email protected])


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The journal is committed to ensuring diversity, equity and inclusion within its editorial team and decision making processes. All applications will be treated as strictly confidential, and each will be judged on its merits without bias for seniority of institutional affiliation. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, or religious creed, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, military or protected veteran status, citizenship, or other protected characteristics.