The Earth Science Informatics [ESIN] journal aims at rapid publication of high-quality, current, cutting-edge, and provocative scientific work in the area of Earth Science Informatics as it relates to Earth systems science and space science. This includes articles on the application of formal and computational methods, computational Earth science, spatial and temporal analyses, and all aspects of computer applications to the acquisition, storage, processing, interchange, and visualization of data and information about the materials, properties, processes, features, and phenomena that occur at all scales and locations in the Earth system’s five components (atmosphere, hydrosphere, geosphere, biosphere, cryosphere) and in space (see "About this journal" for more detail). The quarterly journal publishes research, methodology, and software articles, as well as editorials, comments, and book and software reviews. Review articles of relevant findings, topics, and methodologies are also considered.
Research, Technology and Education Objectives
ESIN will help to develop and shape the new field of Earth Science Informatics. It is intended to provide a dissemination platform for research using systems-based approaches to solve multi-scale Earth science problems by encouraging the development of robust formal and computational models and information systems. Since Earth Science Informatics is a new field just now emerging there is little precedence how to formally educate traditional domain knowledge-oriented scientists and engineers to become informaticists, and also how to effectively integrate cyberinfrastructure into Earth science education. The Earth Science Informatics journal will act as a venue to share experiences and concepts for educational approaches to accomplish the training of the next generation of Earth science informaticists as well as bringing cyberinfrastructure into the scholarly and graduate-level education.
Rationale for the Journal
Earth Science Informatics is a rapidly developing, interdisciplinary field with the potential to have a significant impact on the advancement of Earth system science by deriving new knowledge about the Earth system through formal information-rich and semantic-based approaches. Analysis and understanding of complex Earth phenomena and processes necessitate the integration of field, experimental, theoretical, and computation research through informatics.
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This international, English-language journal publishes original, interdisciplinary articles on all aspects of Earth Science Informatics, including geoinformatics, computational Earth science, and all aspects of computer applications dealing with the Earth Systems Science (ESS) and planetary and space science. Informatics is the science of the application of formal and computational methods to the systematic analysis, management, interchange, and representation of spatial and temporal data, information, and knowledge. Earth Science Informatics helps accessing, integrating, and processing ESS data with open, extensible, and interoperable computational software allowing Earth and space scientists to acquire, visualize, analyze, and share information about the Earth and space. Earth Science Informatics, as a scientific discipline, and the Earth Science Informatics journal that represents it, focus on the following major aspects:
- Formal representation of the spatial and temporal relationships between entities in the Earth system and space (e.g., semantics, spatial and process ontologies, vocabularies)
- Techniques for spatial and temporal analyses and their applications
- Design, development, and application of software tools to search, store, access, query, share, visualize, analyze and interchange data and knowledge (database, knowledge base)
- Data standardization, interoperability, and federation solutions
- Emerging technologies such as the Semantic Web and their applications in Earth and space science
- Data life cycle: data provenance, stewardship, archiving, preservation, curation, versioning, security, confidentiality, ownership, authenticity, quality, and policy
- Hassan A. Babaie
- Publishing model
- Hybrid (Transformative Journal). Learn about publishing Open Access with us
- 1.450 (2019)
- Impact factor
- 1.802 (2019)
- Five year impact factor
- 50 days
- Submission to first decision
- 180 days
- Submission to acceptance
- 69,568 (2020)
Authors (first, second and last of 4)
This Special Issue will focus on the development and implementation of new technologies and modern techniques to address the challenges of managing, discovering and using Earth observations data for Earth science research and applications.
CANCELLED Special Issue: Artificial Intelligence for Data Analytics in Internet of Underwater Things
Please note that this Special Issue has been cancelled. Earth Science Informatics will continue to consider papers related to the topic but they will not be published as part of a special issue.
This special issue aims to bring together and reconnoiter recent advancement and futuristic opportunities for growth in the field of geological hazards.
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