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Drones journal ranks among the top ten best in the world

The new edition of the Journal Citation Reports (JCR) of the Web of Science (WoS) places the journal directed by Professor Diego González-Aguilera in the Top 10 in its field The publication also achieves a Q1 ranking in five areas of Scopus.

“Drones”, the international journal of the Tidop group of the University of Salamanca based at the Polytechnic School of Avila and led by the Professor of Cartographic Engineering, Geodesy and Photogrammetry Diego Gonzalez-Aguilera, has just been recognized as one of the top ten publications in the world in his specialty, according to Web of Science (WoS), the most important database worldwide for the scientific quality of its contents and the one that acts as a reference in the field of engineering.

Directed by Gonzalez-Aguilera and his associate co-editor Pablo Rodríguez-Gonzálvez, researcher of the Tidop Group and professor at the University of León, it has become in its few years of life (created in 2017) a central and international reference forum for academics, companies and entities dedicated to drone research and applications.

This international recognition places “Drones” in the tenth position of the 34 journals worldwide indexed in WoS in the category of “Remote sensing” (“Remote sensing”) It also achieves a new impact factor by being placed in Q1 in five areas of Scopus -another of the most recognized international databases-.

“Drones”, the only international open access journal on the science and technology of drones and their applications, belongs to the prestigious international publisher MDPI and publishes reviews, regular research papers, communications and short notes, with no restriction on the length of the papers.

In 2021 alone “Drones” has published 156 articles out of 327 submitted and received 390,268 visits, the article rejection rate being 41% Specifically, in 2021, the country that published the most articles in the journal was the United States (16%), followed by Italy (12%), China (9%), Australia (8%), Canada (6%), Spain (6%), Korea (5%) and Japan (4%).

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New published on 07/01/2022