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Big Earth Data Indexed in Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)

Apr 16, 2021

The Big Earth Data journal, or BEDJ has been accepted for indexing in the Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), meaning that all articles published in the journal will be fully indexed in the Web of Science Core Collection, can be discovered more easily, and that article citations can be tracked on the Web of Science platform.

BEDJ is an interdisciplinary open access academic journal established in December 2017 as a sister journal of International Journal of Digital Earth. It is jointly published by the International Society for Digital Earth, the Aerospace Information Research Institute under the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Taylor & Francis Group. Prof. GUO Huadong, Prof. Markku Kulmala and Dr. Stefano Nativi are Editors-in-Chiefs of the journal.

BEDJ is the world's first big data journal in the Earth sciences, aiming to provide an efficient and high-quality platform for promoting 'big data' sharing, processing and analyses, thereby revolutionizing the cognition of the Earth's systems.

The journal publishes original research articles, review articles, data papers and technical notes on 'big data' studies across the entire spectrum of the Earth sciences. The journal is indexed in DOAJ, Scopus, Ei Compendex, GEOBASE, and ESCI.BEDJ Online Submission Site:

About the ESCI
The ESCI is a citation index produced since late 2015 by Thomson Reuters, and now by Clarivate Analytics. The ESCI aims to extend the scope of publications in the Web of Science to include high-quality, peer-reviewed publications of regional importance and in emerging scientific fields. Journals that meet the quality criteria of the curation process for Web of Science Core Collection enter the ESCI. Indexing in the ESCI is the first step in applying to other Web of Science indexes, such as the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE), Social Science Citation Index (SSCI), and Arts and Humanities Citation Index (AHCI). Journals that meet the additional impact criteria can enter SCIE, SSCI or AHCI depending on their subject area.