Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters

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Papers should relate to the theory, concepts, and techniques of science and engineering as applied to sensing the earth, oceans, atmosphere, and space, and the processing, interpretation, and dissemination of this information.

About the Publication

The IEEE GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING LETTERS (GRSL) is a publication for short papers (maximum length 5 pages) addressing new ideas and formative concepts in remote sensing as well as important new and timely results and concepts.

The technical content of papers must be both new and significant. Experimental data must be complete and include sufficient description of experimental apparatus, methods, and relevant experimental conditions. GRSL encourages the incorporation of “extended objects” or “multimedia” such as animations to enhance the shorter papers. As soon as papers are accepted and materials are available at IEEE, they will appear online through the IEEE digital library Xplore.

GRSL Impact Factor

GRSL has a 5-year impact factor of 2.401, a 2017 Impact Factor of 2.892, an Eigenfactor Score of 0.02058, an Article Influence Score of 0.786, and an average turnaround time close to 30 days. Moreover, as soon as papers are accepted and materials are available at IEEE, they will appear online through the IEEE digital library Xplore.

Related Information


The maximal number of pages of a GRSL article is 5. There is no mandatory page charge for the first three pages. The mandatory page charge for pages 4 and 5 is $200/page for GRSS members or $230/page for non-GRSS members, respectively. There is the option for voluntary page charges of $110/page for the first 3 pages. Papers longer than 5 printed pages will not be published in GRSL but can be turned over to TGRS. Corresponding authors from low-income countries are eligible for waived or reduced open access APCs. This publication is a hybrid journal, allowing either traditional manuscript submission or Open Access (author-pays OA) manuscript submission. Upon submission, if you choose to have your manuscript be an Open Access article, you commit to pay the discounted $2,495 OA fee if your manuscript is accepted for publication in order to enable unrestricted public access. Any other application charges (such as overlength page charges) will be billed separately once the manuscript formatting is complete but prior to the publication. If you would like your manuscript to be a traditional submission, your article will be available to qualified subscribers and purchasers via IEEE Xplore. No OA payment is required for traditional submissions.

Submission Information

Prospective authors should submit their manuscripts electronically to

Instructions for creating new user accounts, if necessary, are available on the login screen. Please indicate that your submission is intended for GRSL by choosing “Letters” in pull down menu for manuscript type. Questions concerning the submission process should be addressed to Inquiries concerning subject material for GRSL should be sent to Dr. Ronny Hänsch at

Authors who are unable to create electronic files should send five hard copies of the manuscript to:

TGARS Manuscript Review Assistant,

Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters,
IEEE Periodicals,
445 Hoes Lane
Piscataway, NJ 08855

Dr. Ronny Hänsch

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