About the Journal of Applied Remote Sensing
The Journal of Applied Remote Sensing (JARS) is an e-journal that covers the concepts, information, and progress of the remote sensing community.
In addition to contributed research papers, JARS occasionally includes special sections in key areas of technology. Special sections are assembled by guest editors. See the Editorial Schedule for a list of forthcoming special section topics.
Why publish in this journal?
JARS aims to be the publication of choice for readers and authors as a cost-effective and timely publication using modern visualization and communication technology. This journal is accessible to the broad-based remote sensing community via the SPIE Digital Library, with rapid reviewand publication of articles, multimedia content, and free full-color images.
- Rapid publication of articles
- Professional copyediting and typesetting
- Free online color figures
- Video and audio content
- Reference linking via CrossRef
- 5 free downloads for authors from the SPIE Digital Library
- Open access publication at a low cost through payment of voluntary page charges
- Voluntary page charges
- Abstracting and indexing in leading scientific databases, including Science Citation Index Expanded; Web of Science; Current Contents/Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences; Current Contents/Agriculture, Biology & Environmental Sciences; Inspec; Scopus; and Ei Compendex.
Submit a manuscript
Journal of Applied Remote Sensing uses an online submission system.
Authors should read and follow the instructions on how to prepare and format a manuscript prior to submission.
Authors should also read the journal policies prior to submission to ensure their manuscript meets the journal requirements. This page also provides information about submitting a proceedings manuscript to the journal.
All authors are required to include a cover letter with their submission explaining the significance and novelty of the work, the problem that is being addressed, and why the manuscript belongs in this journal. This cover letter sample (.doc) can be used as a template.
This journal typically allows only one round of major revision. Authors should carefully address all reviewer comments when submitting a revised manuscript. Also note that resubmission of a rejected manuscript is normally not allowed until three months after the decision date.
Types of Manuscripts
Letter: A short technical communication of significant interest intended for rapid publication in the JARS Letters section of the journal. The manuscript length may not exceed six typeset pages. Further details below.
JARS Letters:The purpose of this section of the Journal of Applied Remote Sensing is to provide rapid publication of short technical communications of significant interest in the field of remote sensing. Submissions should be prepared in the same manner as a regular paper, except that there are no author biographies. The manuscript length may not exceed six pages. A brief cover letter setting forth the significance of the paper must accompany the manuscript. Regular page charges apply to letters.
Regular Paper: A full-length manuscript presenting original work intended as a regular contribution to the journal.
Special Section Paper: A full-length manuscript presenting original work intended for submission to a special topical section organized by a guest editor.
Review Paper: An article reviewing a particular topic or field. Review papers are typically invited papers written by a highly regarded expert in the field. Review articles summarize progress made in a particular research or development area during a specified period and summarize the current state of the art. An author interested in submitting a review paper should submit an abstract and outline of the projected paper to the Editor for approval.