Focus and Scope

  • All aspects of land use and land cover change
  • Land systems science
  • Land-related issues in climate, ecology, the environmental sciences and the geosciences
  • Land management, including the application of ecosystem services approaches
  • Livelihoods, food security and supply chains in relation to land issues
  • Land tenure, including disputes and land grabs
  • Landscape planning, conservation and management
  • Geography and Geology
  • Rocks, minerals, soil, hydrology, atmosphere and vegetation

Peer Review Process 

This journal uses double-blind review, which means that both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process.

Publication Frequency 

2024, annual, published in December

2023, annual, published in December

2022, annual, published in December

2021, semi-annual, published in March and December

2020, semi-annual, published in June and December

2019, annual, published in December

Article Processing Charge

To cover the costs of the academic publisher for ensuring the normal operation, we charge an Article Processing Charges (APC). If your paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay an Article Processing Charges (APC) 200.00USD/article.

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Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.


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