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Geocarto International

An Open Access Journal

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Geocarto International is converting to Open Access from its 2023 volume.

Geocarto International is converting to an Open Access (OA) journal from its 2023 volume. The journal has seen an incredible growth in content over the past few years and this move to Open Access will ensure that going forward its content will be freely available to all. 

Geocarto International is well known in the areas of remote sensing, GIS, geoscience and environmental sciences and the move to a fully OA title will allow it to continue to publish the latest multidisciplinary research in these areas. We also believe Open Access will expand our readership and submissions from a broader range of our global scientific community as we continue to expand the array of geospatial technologies applied to understand our rapidly changing Earth.

The journal has been led by Editors Kamlesh Lulla, Bradley Rundquist, and Duane Nellis for a number of years and has recently been strengthened by the appointment of two regional editors, Prashant Srivastava (Asia) and Szilard Szabo (Europe). In keeping with the international reach of the journal, we have also recently appointed a new Editorial Board to help guide it as it converts to open access.

As part of this transition, all manuscripts received after 19 May 2022 will proceed through Geocarto International’s Open Access submission portal. Authors who submit after this date 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.

Contribute to Geocarto International

Geocarto International is particularly interested in receiving contributions on the following:

  • Precise, illustrated papers on new developments, technologies and applications of remote sensing

  • Research results in remote sensing, GISciences and related disciplines

  • Reports on new and innovative applications and projects in these areas

  • Assessment and evaluation of new remote sensing and GIS equipment, software and hardware

There is a comprehensive description of the journal scope as well as a clear set of instructions for authors in 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 Geocarto International. Interested readers can 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  Geocarto International’s Open Access future. 

Editor Information

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Portrait image of Dr. Bradley C. Rundquist
Portrait image of M. Duane Nellis

Dr. Kamlesh Lulla is a senior leader and an award-winning NASA scientist who has dedicated his life to space exploration and research in space and remote sensing sciences and technologies. Dr Lulla served as Chief Scientist for Earth Observations for the Space Shuttle and International Space Station program for over 24 years.

Currently, Dr. Lulla serves as the Director for University Research Collaborations and at NASA Johnson Space Center. He has been with NASA for the past 34 years and is a world-renowned expert in geospatial and remote sensing research. He has been associated with Geocarto International since its inception.

Dr. Bradley C. Rundquist is Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in Geography from Kansas State University and his B.J. (Journalism) in News-Editorial from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Dr. Rundquist’s primary research area is ecological applications of remote sensing and GIS, having authored or co-authored more than 30 peer-reviewed publications.

He is the managing editor of the Taylor & Francis journal Geocarto International. Rundquist served on the governing board of the American Association of Geographers as a Regional Councilor and was elected President of the St. Louis Region of the American Society for Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing. He previously worked for Lockheed-Martin at Johnson Space Center in support of NASA’s Earth Observations Program.

M. Duane Nellis is currently President Emeritus of Ohio University and Trustee Professor.  As an internationally recognized scholar and national higher education leader, Dr. Nellis brings nearly four decades of experience in academia as a president, provost, dean and distinguished professor.  He is recognized nationally and internationally for his research that utilizes satellite data and geographic information systems to analyze various dimensions of the Earth’s land surface. This research has been funded by numerous agencies and he has published his work extensively.

Nellis is a Fellow of the prestigious American Association for the Advancement of Science and as a Fellow of the Explorers Club in New York City, among numerous recognitions nationally and internationally. He is past president of the American Association of Geographers.

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            • 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.

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