Rankings

Remote Sensing Journal Average Impact Factor Ranking (2012-2018)*

Abbreviated Journal Title AVG Rank AVG Impact Factor 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Remote Sens Environ 1 6.16 5.1 4.77 6.39 5.88 6.27 6.46 8.22
ISPRS J Photogramm 2 4.69 3.31 2.9 3.13 4.19 6.39 5.99 6.94
IEEE T Geosci Remote 3 4.07 3.47 2.93 3.51 3.36 4.94 4.66 5.63
Int J Appl Earth Obs 4 3.54 2.18 2.54 3.47 3.8 3.93 4 4.85
Remote Sens 5 3.10 2.1 2.62 3.18 3.04 3.24 3.41 4.12
IEEE J-STARS 6 2.85 2.87 2.83 3.03 2.15 2.91 2.77 3.39
Int J Digital Earth 7 2.62 1.22 2.06 3.29 2.76 2.29 2.75 3.99
IEEE Geosci Remote Sens Lett 8 2.45 1.82 1.81 2.1 2.23 2.76 2.89 3.53
GIScience & Remote Sens 9 2.38 1.43 1.48 1.77 2.48 3.05 2.85 3.59
Sensors 10 2.35 1.95 2.05 2.25 2.03 2.68 2.48 3.03
Photogramm Eng Remote Sens 11 1.97 1.8 2.07 1.61 1.29 2.49 3.15 1.37
Can J Remote Sens 12 1.74 0.99 1.1 1.73 1.98 1.84 2 2.55
Int J Remote Sens 13 1.68 1.14 1.36 1.65 1.64 1.72 1.78 2.49
Remote Sens Lett 14 1.60 1.62 1.43 1.57 1.49 1.53 1.52 2.02
European J Remote Sens 15 1.19 0.33 0.93 1.36 1.17 1.53 1.12 1.9
J Appl Remote Sens 16 1.05 0.88 0.89 1.18 0.94 1.11 0.98 1.34
J Indian Soc Remote Sens 17 0.73 0.34 0.53 0.76 0.68 0.725 0.81 1.25

*Note that magazines are not included in this ranking.

 

Top 30 Prolific Authors & Institutions in Remote Sens Environ (2012-2019)*

Author # of Papers Institution # of Papers 
Coops, N.C. 39 Chinese Academy of Sciences 244
Hu, C. 38 NASA Goddard Space Flight Center 224
Næsset, E. 32 University of Maryland 175
Roberts, D.A. 32 Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology 146
Gobakken, T. 30 CNRS Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique 139
Wulder, M.A. 30 California Institute of Technology 131
Hostert, P. 27 Beijing Normal University 96
Liang, S. 26 USDA Forest Service 84
Woodcock, C.E. 26 Centre d’Etudes Spatiales de la Biosphère 76
McRoberts, R.E. 25 Boston University 69
Stehman, S.V. 24 United States Geological Survey 67
Verhoef, W. 24 University of Twente 66
Roy, D.P. 23 European Commission Joint Research Centre 63
Zhu, Z. 23 Ministry of Education China 61
Schaaf, C.B. 22 USDA ARS Beltsville Agricultural Research Center 60
Schaepman, M.E. 22 The University of British Columbia 59
Wang, Z. 22 Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche 59
Huang, C. 20 Universite Paul Sabatier Toulouse III 59
Kerr, Y. 20 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences 58
Sathyendranath, S. 20 INRA Institut National de La Recherche Agronomique 56
Walker, J.P. 20 IRD Institut de Recherche pour le Developpement 56
Dennison, P.E. 19 University of Wisconsin-Madison 56
Pulliainen, J. 19 CNES Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales 54
Asner, G.P. 18 Deutsches Zentrum fur Luft- Und Raumfahrt 53
Cook, B.D. 18 University of Valencia 52
Radeloff, V.C. 18 University of Massachusetts Boston 52
Wagner, W. 18 University of California, Santa Barbara 52
Al Bitar, A. 17 Science Systems and Applications, Inc. SSAI 51
Fensholt, R. 17 Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation – ITC 51
Gao, F. 17 Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research Chinese Academy of Sciences 51

*Statistics based on the Scopus database accessed in Sept.

 

US News National Universities Average Ranking (2013-2020)

Top 100 US Universities AVG RANK 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Princeton 1.00 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Harvard 1.88 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Yale 3.00 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Columbia 4.00 4 4 4 4 5 5 3 3
Chicago 4.00 4 5 4 4 3 3 3 6
Stanford 5.25 6 5 4 4 5 5 7 6
MIT 5.63 6 7 7 7 7 5 3 3
Penn 7.75 8 7 8 9 8 8 8 6
Duke 8.25 8 7 8 8 8 9 8 10
Caltech 10.75 10 10 10 10 12 10 12 12
Johns Hopkins 11.00 13 12 12 10 10 11 10 10
Northwestern 11.00 12 12 13 12 12 11 10 6
Dartmouth 11.13 10 10 11 12 11 11 12 12
Brown 14.38 15 14 16 14 14 14 14 14
Cornell 15.38 15 16 15 15 15 14 16 17
Vanderbilt 15.63 17 17 16 15 15 14 14 17
Washington Univ 16.50 14 14 14 15 19 18 19 19
Rice 16.75 17 18 19 18 15 14 16 17
Notre Dame 16.88 17 18 16 18 15 18 18 15
Emory 20.75 20 20 21 21 20 21 22 21
UC Berkeley 20.75 21 20 20 20 20 21 22 22
Georgetown 21.13 21 20 21 21 20 20 22 24
UCLA 22.13 24 23 23 23 24 21 19 20
USC 22.88 24 23 25 23 23 21 22 22
Carnegie Mellon 24.13 23 23 25 23 24 25 25 25
Virginia 24.75 24 23 23 26 24 25 25 28
Wake Forest 26.50 27 23 27 27 27 27 27 27
Tufts 27.75 28 28 27 27 27 29 27 29
Michigan 27.75 29 28 29 29 27 28 27 25
North Carolina 29.88 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 29
NYU 31.63 32 32 32 32 36 30 30 29
Rochester 32.38 33 32 33 33 32 34 33 29
Boston College 32.63 31 31 31 30 31 32 38 37
William & Mary 34.25 33 32 33 34 32 32 38 40
Georgia Tech 34.50 36 36 36 36 34 34 35 29
Brandeis 34.63 33 32 35 34 34 34 35 40
UC Santa Barbara 37.13 41 41 40 37 37 37 30 34
Case Western 38.13 37 37 38 37 37 37 42 40
UC San Diego 39.63 38 39 37 39 44 42 41 37
UC Davis 40.38 38 39 38 41 44 46 38 39
UC Irvine 40.50 44 49 42 39 39 42 33 36
Boston Univ 41.63 51 41 42 41 39 37 42 40
RPI 43.13 41 41 42 41 39 42 49 50
UW Madison 44.38 41 41 47 41 44 46 49 46
Northeastern 44.63 56 49 42 47 39 40 44 40
Lehigh 44.88 38 41 40 47 44 46 53 50
Florida 44.88 54 49 48 47 50 42 35 34
Illinois 45.00 46 41 42 41 44 52 46 48
Tulane 45.13 51 52 54 41 39 40 44 40
U of Miami 48.75 44 47 48 51 44 46 53 57
Penn State 49.50 46 37 48 47 50 52 59 57
Pepperdine 51.13 54 57 54 52 50 46 46 50
UT Austin 51.50 46 52 53 52 56 56 49 48
Washington 53.63 46 52 48 52 54 56 59 62
Ohio St 54.00 56 52 54 52 54 54 56 54
Georgia 56.50 63 60 62 61 56 54 46 50
George Washington 57.38 51 52 54 57 56 56 63 70
Syracuse 58.38 58 62 58 61 60 61 53 54
Connecticut 59.75 63 57 58 57 60 56 63 64
SMU 60.13 58 60 58 61 56 61 63 64
Purdue 60.63 65 68 62 61 60 56 56 57
Maryland 60.88 58 62 62 57 60 61 63 64
WPI 62.00 65 62 68 57 60 61 59 64
Fordham 63.00 58 57 58 66 60 61 70 74
Pitt 63.88 58 62 62 66 68 68 70 57
Clemson 65.25 68 62 62 61 66 67 66 70
Brigham Young 65.88 68 62 62 66 68 61 63 77
Yeshiva 66.25 46 47 48 52 66 94 80 97
Rutgers 67.00 68 69 70 72 70 69 56 62
Texas A&M 68.88 65 69 68 70 74 69 66 70
Minnesota 70.38 68 69 71 69 71 69 76 70
Virginia Tech 71.88 72 69 71 70 74 69 76 74
American 73.75 77 75 71 72 71 69 78 77
Stevens Inst Tech 74.00 75 82 76 75 71 69 70 74
Baylor 74.75 77 75 71 72 71 75 78 79
Clark 77.63 83 75 76 75 74 81 66 91
UMass Amherst 77.75 97 91 76 75 74 75 70 64
Iowa 78.88 72 73 71 82 82 78 89 84
Michigan St 79.63 72 73 85 75 82 81 85 84
Delaware 80.13 75 75 76 75 79 81 89 91
UC Santa Cruz 80.50 77 86 85 82 79 81 70 84
Col School of Mines 81.50 77 91 88 75 82 75 80 84
Indiana 81.63 83 75 76 75 86 90 89 79
Miami Oh 82.38 89 75 76 82 79 78 89 91
Marquette 83.63 83 75 76 86 86 90 89 84
TCU 83.63 92 82 76 82 82 78 80 97
Florida St 84.88 97 91 95 96 92 81 70 57
Binghamton 86.88 89 97 88 89 86 87 80 79
Denver 89.25 83 91 88 86 86 87 96 97
Stony Brook 89.38 92 82 88 89 96 97 80 91
San Diego 89.88 92 91 95 89 86 90 85 91
NC State 91.00 106 101 95 89 92 81 80 84
Colorado 92.75 97 86 88 89 92 90 96 104
Tulsa 92.88 83 86 88 86 86 87 106 121
Vermont 94.25 92 82 85 89 92 97 96 121
Drexel 95.38 83 97 95 99 96 94 102 97
St. Louis 97.63 92 101 99 96 96 94 106 97
Univ at Buffalo 97.63 106 109 103 99 99 97 89 79
Loyola Chicago 100.88 106 101 106 99 99 103 89 104
Auburn 101.13 89 91 103 102 99 103 115 107