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January 18, 2020 
ISPRS Announcements

Seeking an Editor-in-Chief for the ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing

The flagship journal of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS), the ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (P&RS), is seeking a new Editor-in-Chief, responsible primarily for photogrammetry and laser scanning. Published by Elsevier B.V., its aim is to be a channel of communication for scientists and professionals in all countries working in the many disciplines of photogrammetry, remote sensing, computer vision and other related fields. The scope of the journal is extensive and covers sensors, theory and algorithms, systems, experiments, developments and applications. A list of topic areas can be found at http://www.journals.elsevier.com/isprs-journal-of-photogrammetry-and-remote-sensing. It is one of the top ranked remote sensing journals with an impact factor of 6.942 and a 5-year impact factor of 7.856.

Due to the retirement of one of the Editors-in-Chief, Derek Lichti, a new replacement is needed to work alongside Editor-in-Chief Qihao Weng, who handles remote sensing manuscripts, to maintain and further the journal’s aim.


  • Manage the editorial process for papers submitted to the Journal in the areas of photogrammetry, laser scanning, radar, spatial information systems and computer vision.
  • Ensure high quality scientific content for the Journal, taking into account of the Aims and Scope and the Elsevier's editorial policies.
  • Work closely with the Associate Editors and Guest Editors who will report to the successful candidate.
  • Work closely with the incumbent Editor-in-Chief and the Publisher on matters of the Journal's strategic directions and manuscript decisions (general philosophy, editorial speed, ethics and difficult cases).

Experience and required qualities:

  • The successful candidate should have a demonstrated record of accomplishment of publishing high-quality papers in peer-reviewed journals.
  • The successful candidate should have strong editorial experience.
  • This position demands a great deal of time, so the successful candidate must not only possess strong time management skills, but must also have the capacity to devote the necessary time to the job.
  • Strong written English communication skills.

Candidates with demonstrated commitment to ISPRS J. P&RS (as author, reviewer, Associate Editor or Guest Editor) are highly encouraged to apply. Interested individuals should submit a cover letter including a statement of motivation and previous experience, their vision for the journal, together with a CV to Lena Halounová, ISPRS Secretary General, by December 15, 2019 (isprs-sg@isprs.org).